Effective Natural Treatments for Vertigo & Meniere's Disease

Colloidal Silver

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Posted by Jeanenne (Prescott, Az) on 01/31/2011

Colloidal silver is excellent for vertigo. Whether the problem is fungal, viral, bacterial or allergic, try Colloidal silver. My left ear kept feeling plugged up and it was causing vertigo and nausea. I did some research on the internet and was reminded how well colloidal silver works. I put three drops (only use 3) in my ear and by the second dose my ear completely opened up and all vertigo and nausea are gone. I feel better than I have in a long time. I also took some orally. Remember, with CS, less is more. Don't overdo it.

I tried Tad's recommendation of the lysine but it seemed to give me a headache and I didn't feel good about loading my body with so many pills (and they're giant sized and very difficult to swallow). Do yourself a favor and try colloidal silver first - mine is 15ppm.

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Posted by Andrea (Ventnor City, NJ) on 05/06/2009

Quite recently I was suffering from a bout of Vertigo. I tried cleansing my ears with peroxide but that did not do the trick. I was out of the Colloidal Silver so went to my local health food store and picked it up. When I got home I took the first dose as recommended on the bottle... 2 tsp. on an empty stomach... and within 1/2 of an hour I could feel the pressure in my ears start to equalize. My ears started popping and slowly my Vertigo started to subside.

I have also used Colloidal Silver for sore throats... the recommended dose on the bottle... as some brands have different recommended doses depending on the suspension. It works very well.

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Posted by Beaver (Frigid North, Alaska) on 01/09/2009

my mom had a severe case of vertigo and the doctor told her it was because of her blood pressure.we had it checked a number of times and it was always normal, but the dizziness kept coming back. One day i was reading an article that said that vertigo was not an ailment, but a symptom, most likely of an inner ear infection, and they recommended colloidal silver.i went straight to the store and bought a bottle of 10ppm (parts per million) and had her take the recommended dosage on the bottle(i think it was a teaspoon).her vertigo was gone the next day!i hope this can help someone because i have seen how terrible the effects of vertigo can be, especially the not knowing of the cause.great website! keep up the good work! beaver

Dehydration Link to Vertigo

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Posted by Cara B. (Santa Monica, California) on 02/09/2009

i too have suffered vertigo. went to a dizzy specialist at ucla, westwood, california who showed me an excercise that anyone can do. you drop your head off the side of the bed while on your back. slowly turn your head from one direction all the way to the other direction. or perhaps it is lie on your side and do it....i am sure you can find a link and a video on line, my kaiser doctor friend sent it to me one time. the ucla doctor said it was hormonal in my case, the kaiser dr didn't think so. i have snapped my neck many times, boogie boarding, snow boarding, skiing etc. but i thought it had something to do with being dehydrated which is why someone on here saw a connection between caffeine and vertigo, caffiein being a diuretic. my own theory is that the dehydration dries up the liquid in the ear and somehow these particles get in the wrong place. moving your head when you feel ilke throwing up and cannot move is HARD!!!! and i had to do it more than once but it worked and i spaced it out cause i was sooo sick. the doctors agree that moving the head, and thus the ear relocates the loose particles in the ear. i know this is a great discovery for many people but perhaps won't work for everyone. don't forget to always stay well hydrated!!

Dietary Changes

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Posted by Dub (Washington) on 11/19/2020


The dietary change that worked for me was eliminating dairy. If I start eating dairy again I get clogged ears and then popping. If I don't stop eating it I eventually end up with room spinning vertigo. But when stopped again the vertigo goes away

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Posted by Craig (Albany, Oregon) on 10/04/2018

Twelve years ago I was diagnosed with meniere's disease.My symptoms included constant pain in both ears, dizziness, vertigo, and extremely loud tinnitus. I had difficulty sleeping, working and, just generally, functioning. It ruled my existence.

After a few months, I decided to go to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Over the course of two days, they did a battery of tests. When it came time for my diagnosis, the ENT looked at my chart, then at me, and said "all I can think is that it's a food allergy".

He was right. It turned to be an allergic reaction to legumes. Once I stopped eating them, I was back to normal again.

All by way of saying that when a doctor tells you that your condition is "idiomatic", it doesn't mean that there isn't a cause, but rather, that they don't know what the cause is.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Kater (Waterloo, Ontario) on 12/02/2012

I have meniere's disease and cannot have salt-(it induces vertigo). Could you please suggest a salt-free leavening agent for baking? Any ideas about a salt-free diet would also be greatly appreciated.

Replied by Karen
(Clarkston, Mi)

I do not know if this will help... But regular table salt that we buy at the store is detrimental to your health. It is the sodium in sea salt or Himalayan sat that our bodies need. We have been on sea salt for over 2 years now. Try using that.. But I strongly suggest you try Himalayan salt. Make sure you buy from a reputable source. I hope this helps you.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
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I can attest that after having dropped the traditional processed salt and using both Himalayan and Sea Salt, food never tasted better. For the well informed, the old age of processed salt and white flower bread is.............. D E A D.

Replied by Sherrie

I agree with the ladies above. Our bodies need the minerals in Himalayan salt, or Celtic salt. It can prevent numerous health conditions that are present in today's society. processed salts like Morton's do not contain near the amount of minerals as Himalayan or Celtic salt and Morton's has toxic chemicals and way too much sodium.

Replied by Marie-Louise

Hello, try Strath from Bio-Strath. The founder himself had Meniere and got cured many years ago. It is a Swiss product and can be bought in Food Health Stores.

Replied by Jenilyn
(Temecula, Ca)

I agree but I do believe you need the iodine though that iodized salt supplies.

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Posted by Lyn (Singapore)

I had a sudden attack of vertigo two days ago and read that some causes of vertigo could be related to a lack of water in the body due too to much salt or a high cholesterol. If this is the case. A diet as simple as staying off caffeine and salt would help. And taking more citrusy fruits like oranges will help reduce the bout of spinning. It works.

Replied by Joan

You mean table salt. Stay away from process table salt, yes. But SEA SALT, like Himalayan or Celtic, is very healthy and others have found relief from vertigo with SEA SALT.

Dietary Changes, Biofeedback

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Posted by Mia (Berkley, Mi, Usa) on 07/30/2013

I have had Meniere's for 12 years. The area surrounding my right ear is intermittentantly numb, I have tinnitus 24/7, and have experienced severe 'spin-outs" to the point of vomitting, and then need to sleep for 18 hours. When I first sought an answer to what I had, I was told I could possibly have otitus media, a brain tumor or very off chance, Meniere's Disease. I was given antibiotics and steroids. I happened upon a Meniere's specialist of world renown in the Rochester, Michigan area, by overhearing a conversation, who diagnosed classic Meniere's. I can tell you from experience that diet is the key.

CATS =No Caffeine, No Alcohol, No Tobacco, No Salt

With that in mind; eliminate processed foods, condiments, think organic, no hormone, no antibiotic treated foods. No sugar substitutes.

To stop a "spin-out" in the process I was taught to Focus! (Bio-feedback) Focus your eyes on an object, do not close your eyes, you will feel your eyes bouncing in your head, but the vertigo will stop. The more you use this technique, the faster you will be able to stop the spinning.

Eliminate Artificial Sweeteners

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Posted by Jeanette R (Midwest City, Ok) on 09/08/2017

I am a diabetic and had recently had a flare-up of elevated sugars due to a round of hi-dose steroids. I also have Meneire's Disease and the steroids were to try to control the vertigo I experience from the disease. I started a diet in April of this year (2017) and started drinking water with Crystal Light packets mixed in it. Not long after, maybe a month, I started having vertigo spells like I had never experience before! One dropped me right to the ground, and several made me throw up immediately. They were the most horrible vertigo spells I have had to date. I went to see a nutritionist to discuss the diabetes and diet and had one of those spells while sitting with her. She did some research while I was suffering and found out that Crystal Light has aspartame in it. On further research, she found some information on just how bad aspartame is and a correlation to people that already experience vertigo. I immediately stopped drinking water with those packets and switched to a different water enhancer and almost immediately had a cessation of those horrible vertigo spells! I do still have some vertigo, guess I always will with Meneire's, but it is so much easier to take without the aspartame poisoning. I look over the labels now of everything I eat to check for it and avoid it like the plague! Plus I have informed my friends and coworkers to avoid it also. Thank the good Lord for my nutritionist - I feel like she saved my sanity.

Replied by Timh
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J: Thanks for the post about your aspartame experience.

If I might add, one of the negative aspects of Diabetes is excess sugar in the body which ferments and becomes a fungal infection which further ferments into aldahyde. aspertame contains wood alcohol which goes thru the fermentation process into aldahyde just like regular glucose. So, in your case, you experienced major aspartame toxicity shortly after it's consumption, in comparison many people drink large quantities of Asp but no bad symptoms whatsoever.

Suggestion are to help correct sugar metabolism and alcohol or aldahyde detox so you don't get sick again.

A good whole-food multivitamin plus extra Chromium Picolinate helps convert sugar/glucose into energy.

A complex of Zinc/Copper plus any combination of Niacin forms will improve alcohol detox.

Molybdenum plus Niacin again will help detox aldehyde.

I provide this info as a preventive to your condition which will only worsen in time and eventually have deadly consequences.

Eliminate Artificial Sweeteners
Posted by Susan (Sarnia, Ontario) on 06/25/2011

Eliminate artificial sweeteners. The slightest amount of aspartame will cause me to spend the next full day with such a severe vertigo attack that I cannot get out of bed without walking into the walls and very severe nausea . It did not take me long to make the connection as I do not use aspartame on a regular basis. A friend told me about aspartame poisoning. Some people just cannot metabolize this chemical.

Eliminate Artificial Sweeteners
Posted by Ga_bass (Atlanta, Ga) on 03/04/2010


Eliminate Aspartame and sugar free foods and drinks. I realized after reading a article regarding aspartame on EC was linked to lupus and other aliments. I came to the conclusion it caused my Vertigo. I was overdosing on the stuff daily without being aware of it. I began drinking coffee at work with artificial sweetners 1-2 cups daily, had a diet soda with my lunch, then would drink energy drinks, chewing sugar free gum. ALLLLLL contained aspartame. Once I took that out of my diet and started paying more attention to the labels on the products I consume. Its one year later still no signs of vertigo.

EC: Thank you, Ga_bass. Your feedback has been cross-posted to the aspartame side effects page: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/aspartame.html

Replied by Ga_bass
(Atlanta, Ga)

I am glad and thankful to report as of 12/29/2011 going into a new year 2012. Not one sign of vertigo, not one symptom of dizziness, not one trip to the doctor re: dizziness since I have eliminated aspartame from my diet. The companies are aware that the consumers are now aware of aspartame, so now they have changed the name of aspartame. Please, Please read the link provided, please please update yourself on all the names used for aspartame and artificial sweetners. I urge you to tell all you can.

Replied by Ga_bass
(Atlanta, Ga)

Reporting I cured myself from vertigo in 2010 it's now 2013. Simply eliminating aspartame. Still not one episode. HOWEVER, IF THIS DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU there lies a bigger problem, ask your doctor to check for Gliosis. Scarred brain tissue and early signs of MS. A friend was recently diagnosed.

Eliminate Caffeine

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Posted by Alain Boutin (Derry, NH) on 10/29/2008

I start suffering mild vertigo 15 yrs ago. I was heavily drinking coffee (huuumm, good coffee...) at that time and did not know the link with vertigo.

I am very prone to motion sickness. I cannot dive either because I cannot clear the pressure in my ear. I often has mild dizziness when changing position in my youth. But the vertigo started at the age of 35 and it was something much worse. I sometimes had to lean against a wall in order to not fall when standing up or just turning the head. It I was suffering a genetic problem common in my family.

It is by change that I stopped drinking coffee, just because there were no coffee shop in my new neighborhood. The vertigo stopped. I started coffee and coca-cola and the vertigo came back.

I repeated that cycle a good dozen times, and it reconfirmed every time the link between vertigo with cafeine

I saw 2 specialist (one was Otorhinolaryngology) who sweared there were no link between cafeine and vertigo. The Otorhinolaryngology said it was some loose crystals in the ear and not much could be done except some exercises like rotating the head.

Some web site call this similar dizziness BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) syndrome and can be cure by the Epley maneuver. I never tested it though.

Now that I stopped definitively coffee and coca-cola, I seldom have vertigo and when I do have them, they are very mild.

Epley Maneuver

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Posted by Kathi (New Brunswick, Nj) on 02/13/2016

One more YEA for Epley maneuver. I have had vertigo a number of times now, and using the maneuver always does the trick to relieve the symptoms.

My variation: sit up at the edge of the bed, quickly lie back (with force) onto your back, then quickly turn your body on its side toward the affected side. Wait until the (very! ) unpleasant vertigo sensation stops, then slowly raise yourself back up to sitting. Repeat 2-3 times.

My understanding is that vertigo is caused by calcium crystals that are naturally present in your inner ear become loose. The maneuver forces the loose crystals into a place where they don't float around so much every time you turn your head.

Sadly I will not be able to take any more arial yoga classes until this latest bout of vertigo subsides.

Epley Maneuver
Posted by Sp (New Jersey, US) on 02/24/2015 32 posts

I had BPPV.

I saw a vestibular therapist who did the Eply Maneuver on me. It is a simple head movement that a professional needs to do to you so that it is done properly. If it's not done properly, it won't help. Good luck.

Replied by Marsha

I've practiced the Epley maneuvers 3 times for about 10 years which helped. This last episode over the past 2 weeks has helped but I am still having vertigo. Came across a CU doc, Dr. Carol Foster who has a different maneuver I started this morning. So far good.

I've been on a Candida diet without incident due autoimmune issues. A month ago I gave in and started introducing breads (regular & GF) and a bit of sugar and then the vertigo returned.

A lady selling fresh breads at the local farmers market suggested avoiding 'enriched' breads specifically the 'potassium bromide that is seeming to be a culprit causing health issues. Back to the wheat free diet.

Replied by Chris
(Stamford, Ct)

"It is a simple head movement that a professional needs to do to you so that it is done properly. If it's not done properly, it won't help. Good luck."

It's a simple head movement yet a professional needs to do it? No. A professional should identify that it is BPPV, which is most likely when having vertigo symptoms. Then determine which head movement you need if it is BPPV, There are three types of head movements, the most common of the three being Epley Movement.

Identifying ear and the Epley Movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTnV3m4bWDg

Afterward do not look down for 24 hours. It's hard to remember so use a neck brace or wrap a rolled up towel around your neck using a pin asa clsp to keep it there. It will help remind you not to look down. Repeat Epley Maneuver every day or every other day.

f you want to diagnose and treat at home have friend or family help:


Once you determine which head movement is needed watch their other videos:
• Deep Head Hanging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw1QciZWfP0
• Lampert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwTmM6uF5yA
• Epley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SLm76jQg3g

Replied by Mary

I have tried this twice in 3 days and it does not change anything. How many times do you have to have it done before it will work?

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