It is a fact that many people live free of Meniere's Disease symptoms while taking high quality nutritional supplements.
What do people have success with?
Broad spectrum, optimized Multi-Vitamins high in anti-oxidants.
Broad spectrum, optimized Multi-Minerals.
A quality Calcium supplement.
Bioflavonoids & High dose Vitamin C (Grape seed extract)
Most people we talk to manage on the above only. Others need to add Omega oils and a Lipoflavonoid.
The entire concept behind the use of quality supplements is to help support your immune system with the best possible nutrition available, so you can live a more healthy and energetic lifestyle. Remember we are not talking about drugs..just high grade wholesome natural nutrition, taken from concentrated food extracts.
How does it work?
A quality supplement regimen can aid your immune system and clean you of toxins, allowing your body to take care of itself. The need for a multi-vitamin/mineral for everyone regardless of their condition is now accepted to be prudent (why we need supplementation) ....these are the 'essential' vitamins, minerals and cofactors needed by the body to function as it should.
Calcium helps transport oxygen through the blood around your body and (in theory) helps keep the tiny bones between your middle ear and inner ear from rupturing (it has been said that this can happen when there is a vertigo attack).
Gingko helps blood flow to the peripheral blood vessels especially around the brain area (very important for Menieres).
The Bioflavonoids and high dose Vitamin C combination is perhaps the most important element. Grape seed extract has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
To put it in the simplest possible terms: the belief is, the supplements are supporting or aiding our body's own immune system to deal with the inflammation in our inner ear more efficiently.
Can Dietary Supplements Cure me of Meniere's Disease?
No we don't believe so. And we do not look at supplementation as being a treatment either. It is our belief that high quality supplements can help your body deal with the inflammation within your ear and allow you to live symptom free. To cure your Meniere's completely you need to find your original cause or trigger and deal with that accordingly. It can be different in each individual, but it can be done. The supplements allow you to live normally while you search for your own cause.
Why do we keep using the terms: 'high quality', 'broad spectrum' and 'optimized' when talking about supplements?
There are 1000's of supplement products available in health food stores, pharmacies and online. The quality, safety, and potency can vary greatly. Some are fantastic products with great health benefits, others are less impressive, some are questionable, some a complete waste of time and money and some are even considered to be dangerous.
For example, I used a popular brand of multi-vitamin supplements in the UK many years ago while I was a serious sportsman. I felt absolutely no benefits what so ever. Whereas the supplements I use now have helped enable me to live free of vertigo, tinnitus, dizziness, brain fog, nausea and exhaustion etc. On top of that I have never felt so healthy and full of energy in my life.
A few years ago I checked 'The comparative guide to nutritional supplements ' and found out of an index score of 300 for Antioxidant formula, mineral formula and potency, the popular brand scored a pathetic 15 !! The supplements I use now that allow me to live healthily and happily without meniere's symptoms scored 300.
There are a lot of very poor quality supplements on the shelves of health food stores and the like and it is sometimes questionable if the supplements actually contain what it says on the label. They need to have optimum levels of all the essential vitamins, minerals and cofactors, and be perfectly balanced. We would be happy to send you the ingredients of the supplements we use to help in your search.
(Copyright doesn't allow us to display on a web page like this, unless in a private membership site, apparently)
The supplements should be listed in thePhysicians Desk Reference, meaning they are on a list that doctors can consult and feel confident in recommending them to patients.
The manufacturing process of the supplements should be of Pharmaceutical grade. Manufactured under the same strict regulations as drugs for medicine. This is something that is not required by law, but a handful of companies volunteer to be regulated this way to prove the quality, safety and potency of their supplements. These are the manufacturers you want to use.
This is important because there are so many supplement manufacturers out there, you need to know who you can trust with your health and safety. It would be a great pity to try this using poor quality supplements, find it doesn't work, then give up on the idea. You would miss a very real opportunity to possibly rid yourself of Meniere's. A good way to find this kind of information would be to check in the " Nutrisearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements" by Lyle MacWilliam MSc, FP.
You can get it at : comparativeguide.com
Most people choose to get the entire program, but a few choose to take only part of it.... there is choice. But in our long experience we have found the best, and quickest, results come with the full program. We use the brands and dosages recommended by the same medical doctors that helped set this regimen up. One of these doctors has Meniere's himself and he has found that this set of supplements worked the best for himself and his own patients that suffer from Meniere's Disease. Also know that some people reduce their dose after they get better.
General Overview of the Supplements
Please note that we are not doctors and therefore can not ‘prescribe’ or ‘diagnose’ anything. We merely want to pass on information about what has worked for us. Although bear in mind what works for us was formulated by doctors.
You may have read about how these two doctors, who were successfully using this system in North America. One doctor uses this system for his Menieres patients with great success (he also uses nutritional programs to help treat many other conditions). The other doctor actually has Menieres himself. The basic concept is, these powerful supplements help rebuild the body’s immune system by supplying the body’s nutritional needs, and therefore enabling it to take care of itself.
Biologically speaking, everyone is slightly different. In terms of how fast results happen from taking these supplements, it can seem like we are very different. Most people see results within a month, sometimes a couple of weeks. While with others it may take longer. It seems to depend on the severity of the condition, how long they have had it and other possible related conditions.
Dr Strand says it takes 6 months for the body's immune system to be rebuilt and people should give it six months before judging whether successful or not..
Our health generally depends on the condition of the most basic living unit in the body - the cell. Our bodies are made up of around 100 trillion cells that are constantly being replaced by new cells. These cells need to be kept healthy in order for us to stay healthy.
We keep them healthy by feeding them. If the cells are not getting the right amount of nutrition, water and air they are unable to function as they should.
“It has been established that the two most common causes of diseases are: 1) Lack of fuel to the cell-in other words lack of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. 2) A reprogramming the cell’s control system e.g. in viruses and diseases such as cancer.” Dr L. Bannock.
If the body’s nutritional needs are constantly met then each cell will be replaced by a healthy new cell and in turn the immune system will be strong, resulting in the proper function of our organs.
“The primary, and by far the most frequent, cause of malfunction of cells is the chronic deficiency of essential nutrients, in particular vitamins, amino acids, minerals and trace elements. These essential nutrients are needed for a multitude of biochemical reactions and other cellular functions in every single cell of our body. Chronic deficiencies of one or more of these essential nutrients, therefore, must lead to cellular malfunction and to disease.” Matthius Rath. MD Nobody is suggesting you have chronic deficiencies of nutrition. In fact if you watch the video above Dr Strand makes the point that it is not deficiency so much as the need for anti-oxidants to tackle the onslaught of free radicals. If you have Menieres disease, it is a good bet your body needs all the nutritional help it can get at this time, and on the evidence shown by the results so many people have had using these supplements, this would seem to be the case. Even if to deal with the inflammation alone.
Supplements are not meant to replace whole foods. They are there to 'supplement' your food and work in synergy with the healthy food you eat, combining to give the cells in your body everything they need to stay healthy and eventually be replaced by more healthy cells.....resulting in a healthy body.
Unfortunately not all supplements in the shops are the same and although they may have the same labels, there could be vast differences in content, formulas, potency, quality and bioavailability (meaning can they be absorbed in your body?)
As stated above, you should only use brands that produce supplements to ‘pharmaceutical grade standards’ and are listed in the physician’s desk reference. This means they are listed in reference books for doctors to use when they want to prescribe something safely. Unfortunately too many supplements on the shelves are either biologically useless or even harmful in some cases.
Strong antioxidants provide extra ‘fighting power’ to the immune system, neutralizing free radicals and acting as very strong anti-inflammatories, drawing away unneeded fluid from the cells.
Ginkgo helps blood circulation to the brain and head, flushing more toxins and free radicals out of the cells, while leaving behind healing antioxidants.
Calcium helps bones to both grow and stay strong. The middle ear has three tiny bones that work in unison to transmit the sounds and vibrations we hear. They have to stay strong and healthy in order to carry out this function. Experts believe that these bones can rupture under the pressure during a vertigo attack.
We believe top quality supplements offer the body the best support it can get and of course we have seen the results of taking them with us Meniere's sufferers. It is only our opinion of course but it is an opinion based on the fact that so many of us have been given our lives back and feel so healthy.
Dr Strand is a doctor who strongly believes that quality supplementation is vital for disease prevention in this day and age. He was also responsible for putting the combination of supplements above together. He has kindly allowed us to display his video explaining how and why he ended his 23 year opposition to supplementation and how he uses supplements for degenerative diseases and conditions such as Meniere's Disease.