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Salt-Free Diet
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Posted by Vduval (Lewisville, Tx) on 09/22/2013

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Salt Free Diets -- to help with Meniere's Disease -- Seasonings and ways to cook that make a world of difference -- I've learned that once you start removing salt from your diet, you don't crave it as much. Charcoal grilling your meats and vegetables make a huge difference in the taste. I make a lot of soups -- and I use orange juice as a base, lemon and lime zest and the juice, vinegar, instant coffee, brown sugar, pepper, and then fresh jalapenos, onions, celery to season my soups. Just pick and choose -- and experiment to see what you like. You can also purchase salt free can vegetables -- and especially tomatoes. And frozen vegetables are salt free.

I've found the less salt I have in my diet, the less I suffere from Meniere's Disease.

Sea Salt
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Posted by Fada (Redding, Ca) on 12/16/2011

[YEA]  Three years ago, I had vertigo so bad, everytime I moved, I vomited. My doctor had me move my head from one side to the other, quickly. It took the dizziness away for a little while. Every night, the dizziness returns, when my head hits the pillow, requiring the head movement, in order to lay down. I started taking Hydrogen Peroxide for Bronchitis and somehow, found this site.

The post on Vertigo and Sea Salt was really interesting. So I immediately made a glass of water and sea salt. There didn't seem to be any effect. The next morning, I got right up and went to let the dogs out, when it dawned on me that the morning Vertigo was gone. I am faithfully taking the Sea Salt everyday. Guess what? I haven't had the Vertigo, since starting it. Another side effect is, having had a ringing in my left ear for about 50 years, it is far less. Hopefully, it will go away when my sodium level is where it should be.

Replied by Timh Donate

Louisville, Usa
Fada, thanks for the testimony. If I may add a suggestion that seems might be an effective adjuct to the sea salt. The amino acid Taurine is a powerful brain antioxidant AND regulator of minerals in the body. Both these feature of T just might put your healing to the next level. Just Sayin'.
Replied by Ckashoka
Bilaspur, India
Dear sir, Please let us know how to prepare sea salt.

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Posted by Trevor (Cleveland, Ohio) on 06/20/2012

To everyone with Meniere's Disease and hypothyroidism::::. I have both. Selenium can help! ...

I made a visit to a naturopath who provides hair analysis testing along with urine testing to detect mineral deficiencies. Turns out I was defiecient in almost all trace minerals especially selenium. I started taking 200mcg of selenium daily and have gained much of my hearing back. I have also not been dizzy for over two months. I still have much more to look into but I really wanted to share this with you all that mineral deficiencies are real no matter what your primary care might say it is always best to get it checked propperly before taking their word for it. I did and will never look back.

Replied by Irena
New York, Ny
I was just wondering if there was a connection between hypothyroidism and meniere's disease. I got both with meniere's showing up recently. I don't just want to treat symptoms, I want to treat the cause. If anyone has any info, please email. I don't think I am deficient in selenium. I eat lots of food with it, so it has to be something else.
Replied by By The Way
Have you read that iodine may help Menierre's disease?

Spinning Yoga Exercise
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Posted by Annie (Durban, South Africa) on 10/18/2009

[YEA]  Vertigo and Meniere's Disease Exercise

My Mom recently suffered with a chronic bout of severe DIZZINESS which her GP put down to VERTIGO, & prescribed some antihistamines. Unfortunately, these only brought temporarily relief for about 3hrs at a time, and she wasn't prepared to spend the rest of her life taking them.

She then learned of an EASY exercise from a Yoga teacher in her neighbourhood & it worked immediately ~ although she repeats it at least twice daily, just to ensure that the dreadful dizziness doesn't return.

Whilst standing, turn on the spot 10 times (10 rotations) to the LEFT, stop & turn only ONCE (1 rotation) to the RIGHT! VOILA! It's that simple.

Should anyone try this, please offer feedback so that others can both try & share it. :)

With love & LIGHT from Durban ~ SA.

Replied by Janice
Coloma, Mi
I just tried the "spinning" exercise. You have to be careful because I got dizzy and lost my balance a few times. I'm going to keep it up and I'll let everyone know if it helps. I have been experiencing dizziness but only when I'm lying down and get up. I'm fine during the day. The Dr. gave me some antihistimines also and said if they didn't work to let her know and she would make an appointment with the eye, ear, nose and throat dr. I was hoping it would just go away but it's been a few months now. I'm really hoping this spinning thing will work. Thanks for telling us about it.
Replied by T.k.
Standish, Mi
Sounds like you are suffering from the same afflicition as me, BPV - Benign Positional Vertigo. It is due to crystals in your ear being out of place and the last time I had it I was cured instantly after bumping my head (quite hard) when standing up. This time I am taking a gentler approach and using the Brandt and Daroff exercises which you will have no problem finding on the internet. Hope this information helps.
Replied by Lisa
Tel Aviv, Israel
Every so often I have a day or two of mild dizziness. Whenever I've done this exercise, it has put an immediate end to my dizziness. A big thumbs up!

Stop Drinking Caffeine
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Posted by Jay (helensvale GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA) on 07/26/2007

[YEA]  according to my specialist he told me that caffeine was one of the biggest causes of menieres disease(crystallizing of the ear canal)- I was a major sufferer of vertigo and menieres disease so I stopped drinking coffee straight away after about 1 week I never had another bout of dizziness and that was 6yrs ago to date I still don't drink coffee-- hope this helps rgds

Replied by Roy
Charlotte, Nc
[YEA]   yep, I had it so bad that I could not walk. I was drinking about six to eight cups of coffee a day and so I quit ALL caffeine intake. About a week after I quit my vertigo attacks completely went away. Wish I had known this before I paid big $$$$ for an MRI and other tests.

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Posted by Rebecca (Fullerton, CA) on 08/26/2007

[YEA]  I have had problems with dizziness every year around the same time. I have it right now in fact. I just wanted to say that a few months ago I bought a natural cures book of some sort and it said that strawberries help vertigo. Yes, eating fresh strawberries. I don't know what truth there is to this but it definitely wouldn't hurt or how much it would take for it to work. Actually, according to, strawberries contain more vitamin C then orange juice. Who wants a strawberry shake? I might do that tomorrow for breakfast. Lots of fresh fruit with a cup of yogurt and some milk plus a little almond extract is YUM!

Swedish Bitters
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Posted by Mary (Los Angeles, Ca) on 04/19/2009

[YEA]  For about a month now I have been taking Swedish Bitters. For the last 2 years I have had vertigo and don't know if it had to do with a brain surgery I had 8 years ago. Since taking the Swedish Bitters I have been feeling so much better and the dizzy spells are leaving me. It got to the point where I was afraid to sleep because when I put my head down on the pillow the dizzy spells would hit so hard I couldn't tell if I was up or down it worried me that I could fall out of bed.

Go to your health food store and see if they carry the bitters. It can be a bit pricy 28.00 for a 16 oz bottle but this is already prepared. There are some webites you can go to that sell the herbs a lot cheaper them selves and they give you directions on how to take them. I have the pdf of the OLD MANUSCRIPT BY PARACELSUS THE INVENTOR OF SWEDISH BITTERS IN 1541 and can give it to Earth Clinic and see how they want to send it out or you can email me for it. It doesn't sell anythng it just tells you how to apply the bitters to different illnesses. Love, love, love Earthclinic it has helped me so much!


EC: More about Swedish Bitters:

Ted's Remedies
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Posted by Patrice (Nashua, Nh) on 05/19/2010

I am reading in the vertigo section re Ted's recommendations. Then I continue where people ask Ted questions to clarify his regimen but I do not see any responses. Dates are in Jan of this year... I also notice in other sections where people ask questions and very seldom do I see them addressed. Occasionally EC will step in, but that's about it. Is there an offline communication that is private answering? Thank you for clarifying this with me. patrice

EC: Hi Patrice,

Yes, true. We try and send most questions addressed to Ted via Skype, but he only answers a few questions each month. He did just answer a bunch of questions, which will be posted on the site shortly.

If you want an answer from Ted, best to keep bugging us (EC) and we'll bug Ted. We'll send him the questions again from this thread.

Replied by Crabby
Townsend, Delaware
there are many different reasons for i had had was a fleck in gryoscope hairs in fluid in the ear.. the fleck keeps the hairs from flowing correctly ,,sending false imputs to the brain..

the cure is/was,, lay on back on bed.. head hanging off but neck supported neutral..then roll head to the right side for 10 seconds.. then back to neutral for 10 sec. .. then roll to left for 10 sec. .. then back to neutral.. it's hard to to do.. brain spinning at warp speed.. probably vomit. but hang in there.. what happens is by doing this clears the fleck .. like magic your good to go..

Replied by Zeninfinity
Santa Rosa, Ca, Usa
What Crabby from Townsend is talking about The Epley Maneuver.

It is a great way to deal with a vertigo episode. I had a mild attack last week, did the Epley Maneuver and the room rocking back and forth stopped!

Here's a youtube video of this simple movement. I hope it works for you!

Replied by Mia
(formerly Of Lyons, Ny), Ny
I did the Epley Maneuver and WOW! Only had to do this once. My ears felt very full and I could not lay down or sit up from laying down without the room spinning and it was worse if I laid down on the right side, violent, nauseating spins. Immediately after doing this maneuver I was so nauseous that I vomited but during the maneuver I could feel a water liquid drain (from my ears presumably) into my sinuses. When I rose, the full feeling in my right ear was gone and I have not had another spell since.

I LOVE THIS SITE! Thank you so much for posting this!

Tmd Diagnosis
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Posted by Rene (Memphis, TN) on 09/08/2008

[YEA]  For any of you who have been diagnosed with Meniere's Disease, please use a search engine right now to search for TMD and your symptoms (e.g. TMD and dizziness and tinnitus). I have had debilitating dizziness for literally 10 years and have seen many, many doctors and have had UNTOLD numbers of tests and procedures and taken who knows how many herbs, prescription medicines, and supplements and have followed any crazy diet I have heard of that might help. I even had surgery on my sinuses hoping for freedom from this terrible condition, but nothing worked. On this very site, I read about a lady who went to see a chiropractor for Meniere's symptoms and had good luck with it. This was the first time I'd read about that approach, so I immediately set up an appt with a chiropractor. He diagnosed me with TMD (many people call it "TMJ", but it is TMD for TM joint disorder) and has sent me to a TMD specialist for treatment. Not a regular dentist. A TMD specialist. He also told me to go home and search the internet for TMD to read about it, and I have found so many reports of people who had suffered for years, just like me, and saw tons of doctors and specialists, just like me, and finally actually got RESOLUTION and got their lives back when someone diagnosed them with and treated them for TMD. Doctors diagnose you with Meniere's Disease, and you find out it's incurable, and it feels so hopeless. This feels hopeFUL for me for the first time in years! I want all of you to feel hope, too!

Replied by JME
East Aurora, NY
Wow... thank you Rene, thank you for your alert and comments that TMD may be the reason for 'Meniere's' Diagnosis. That may very well be what has happened with me, as I underwent a mandibular osteotomy in 1990. Thank you for giving me hope that I may find the 'cure' to this unsettling condition. I so hope this is it and I can fix it.
Replied by Cristina
Marion, Illinois
Dear Rene from Memphis,

how have you responded so far to the "meniere's" symptoms from chiropractic adjustments ? I too, was diagnosed with Meniere's, but refuse to accept this, and am trying, chiropractic along with neuromuscular dentistry, I do have TMD.

I hope you are well and symptom free.

Thank you, cristina(at)

Valium or Atarax
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Posted by John (Sydney, Australia) on 12/26/2007

[YEA]  I suffer from vertigo almost permanently. When I put my back out a month ago, I was prescribed Valium as treatment. I noticed the next day that the vertigo was virtually entirely gone. The Valium dose was 10mg and I have tried 5mg (before bedtime!) but it just doesnt have the same impact. Another medication discovered by accident that really helped is the anti-histamine Atarax which I was given by a Thai chemist to help sleep on the flight home. I took it the following night also and noticed the vertigo vanished but I put this down to the 'holiday' effect. lack of stress etc., other than the Atarax. A few weeks later I took Atarax to help sleep for 2 nights and again, the Vertigo was greatly diminished. Then I realised the connection and typed 'Atarax Vertigo' into Google and found it listed as helping in treating this annoying condition. The Ear,Nose Throat specialiast diagnosed me with Benign Prox. Vertigo on the left side and all he could suggest was the head movement exercises, which, quite frankly, make me feel a lot worse. Happy to answer questions.

Replied by Latifah
Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
I suffered a very bad vertigo, every time I had an attack I could not even move my eyes. My husband tell me to close my eyes to avoid the spinning, but it did not work and made it even worst. I could not go to the salon to have my hair wash as the lying down make my head spin. Each attack could last as short as one day and as long as one month.I had lost 10 kilos of weight during an attack just over a period of one week, this is due to me wormitting every time my head get spinning. I realize the the sinus or just a little bit of liquid in the nose will trigger my vertigo. Blow my nose every now and then, it really makes my vertigo lesser. Still trying to find a better remedy
Replied by T
Brooklyn, NY
Latifah - vertigo is just a symptom of whatever underlying cause you're dealing with. Vertigo can be related to spinal injuries/trauma, inner ear infection/disorder, cranial issues, etc. One great way to treat vertigo is by making a ginger root tea. Ginger helps with both nausea and dizziness. I currently am dealing w/ an inner ear disorder and experience the type of vertigo/dizziness that makes me feel like I'm moving and not the room around me. To make the tea:

- Cut about an 1 inch of raw ginger root
- Slightly smash the root w/ a hard container (like a glass bottle), this helps to leech out the active ingredients
- Place 1 cup of water into a small pot (add ginger root to water)
- Bring to boil - after water boils, let simmer on low heat for about 5-8 mins.
- After the 5-8 mins, let it sit for 2-5 mins and then strain and drink.
- Add honey or agave for taste.

Hope this helps....and be strong becuz I know exactly how the vertigo can make u feel.

Replied by Deborah
Riverview, Fl
You may have BPPV. Google BPPV home exercises. You move your head around and it helps.

EC: BPPV = Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

More info here:

Replied by Tinks
Christchurch, New Zdealand
[WARNING!]   Valium is a very addictive and dangerous medicine, please do not try this.

Yoga and Balance Exercises
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Posted by Maureen (Woodbury, CT) on 10/02/2006

[YEA]  I have also been diagnosed with Meniere's and put on Valium as well as a diuretic. Both made me extremely ill. Yoga is very helpful. You have to teach your brain that you are in balance. Your brain gets use to the fact that you are always off balance so you have basically re-train yourself. It takes time and sometimes you are dizzy while exercising but does help. Also, no caffeine and very low sodium diet. Good Luck

Replied by Amie
Toulouse, France
I am a vinyasa yoga teacher and have a new student with Menier's disease. Any helpful poses are welcome as she has a hard time in any poses that require you to look up, down, or sideways. I have taught her variations so she keeps her head still. Any tips or good poses?
Replied by Barbara
I just used an exercise called "half-somersault" which you can find on Youtube, explained by a doctor. It worked right away! She explains it clearly, and it is easy to do. It loosens the blockage in the inner ear. Miraculous!