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Natural Supplements for Meniere’s Disease

Natural Supplements for Meniere’s Disease – Mark’s case

Mark contacted me in the late last year regarding the natural supplements that help so many Meniere’s sufferers and after chatting back and forth in emails he very kindly agreed to be a real-time case study for us on this blog. There has been a delay getting it on here from my part….sorry. So big thanks to Mark. I hope this will help a lot of readers who are either considering trying supplements or have already started.


Mark to me
show details 11/8/10
Hi Mike,

Thanks for the reply.

I am due to start the supplements shortly (when they arrive)….will let you know how I go.

All the best



Currently on diuretics to reduce the “fullness” in my ears…which has worked quite well (tinnitus reduced also)…although has left me quite dizzy and unsteady. (Head pressure very high).

Would you encourage me to stop taking the diuretics when I start using the nutrients…conscious of mixing them with drugs ?.

Try to get to see my GP for advice…

Some background for you

I’m live in the Australia (Sydney). Believe my Menieres has been triggered in some way by a Sinus related Virus I had back in April. I have a history of sinus relates issues although for the 1st 14 months over here was really good. In April, caught a “virus” which had me sneezing constantly for over 4 weeks. I normally dont take anything for any sinus issues and let it run it’s course. But this one just wouldn’t go away. I finally after about 6 weeks went to the doctor who put me on nasal sprays and an anti-biotic. The sneezing stopped but I was left with this complete bunged up feeling in my head. It lasted for a number of weeks. I then woke up one morning with a blocked/ringing left ear. I had these before when I had sinus issues so expected it go away after a few days. After 3 weeks, it was still there (and worse)…went to the doctor who sent me to an ENT…and after loads of tests and head scratching…and fluctuating/deteriorating symptoms…..finally had an ear specialist confirm I have Menieres Disease.

Currently my hearing is still “good” although fluctuates when I get the ear pressure build-up. Mainly my left ear is impacted although I have tinnitus also and some low pain in my right ear….which perhaps suggests I’m bilateral.

Conscious to start “cleansing” my body with these nutrients as soon as possible to give it the chance to prevent further damage and harm. And of course get some sort of life back. Currently doing all the required things…low salt diet, plenty of exercise (when possible), no caffeine, no alcohol (aaagh)…but i’ve got to admit….I feel dreadful most of the time…

Appreciate yours and the teams offer of support.

Thanks again,


Mark – to me
show details 11/16/10
Hi Mike,

Thanks for the reply back….yes I have the doses.

Currently working my way into the supplement treatment (in the 1st week)….will let you know after a couple of weeks on the nutrients

One question for you…and this seems to come up a lot.

I mentioned below that I thought my Menieres was caused by Sinus related problems…still do…..but before it came on I had root canal work done for the first time…and I am still suffering from sporadic pain/discomfort in the specific tooth area (it’s on the same side as my bad ear). The dentist won’t fit a crown because she wants to check some TMJ issues (i mentioned my tinnitus) but she has recently had to clean up some infected gum related issues around the tooth area.

Is there a possible connection between the root canal work and the on-set of possible Menieres symptoms?. Aware you may not be the best person to ask…but if there’s someone I can contact…would be good to run this by them.

I also have a number of Amalgam fillings in my back molars which I’m considering getting removed.

Trying not to be too much of a hypo with all of this but I feel I must give myself the best chance for recovery.



Mike to Mark
show details 11/18/10
Hi Mark,

Without trying to sound like a doctor, which of course I am not, so you shouldn’t listen to me but I would personally consider the fact that this root canal work and amalgam fillings could be at least one of the root causes of your meniere’s. There is no way to prove this, but in our experience, many people have meniere’s symptoms after root canal work, and amalgam has long been suspected of being a culprit. You can get them removed, but be aware that removing them is also going to cause trauma in that area so symptoms may get worse before they get better. Here are two websites related to this:

Take Care and mail me anytime


Mark – to me
show details 12/2/10
Hi Mike,

Thanks again for your advice below.

Quick Update

– Teeth

I’m actually having a wisdom tooth out tomorrow…the specialist I saw confirmed the top one on my “dodgy” left side needs to be removed…so thats a start. He was very non committal about Amalgam fillings (it’s called sitting on the fence !) but I’m trying to get to see another dentist to have them checked…before moving forward on that front.

– Supplements.

: Now 2 weeks into using them. Head fog much better…ear pressure still up and down but not as severe as previously.

: In general feeling a lot more focused….which is what I need for work purposes

: Main issue I have is that I’m feeling very weak compared to before. I’ve lost a heck of a lot of weight as my system has been cleansed. I’ve tried to up my calorie (low salt) intake to try and compensate but this just leads to more bathroom stops 😉

Aware it’s early days…would be good to know if this is normal ?

Thanks again for your support,


Mark – to me
show details 12/22/10
Hi Mike,

Hope you are well ?

Quick Update: (around 6 weeks into the program)

– Seeing some really good signs !

: Head fog – Almost gone
: Tinnitus – Reduced
: Ear pressure – Reduced and currently free for 10 days (!!)
: Dizziness – None for 3 weeks
: Energy levels – Increased
: Lethargy – Almost gone

Only negative (it’s a small one !!!) is that I’m around 2/3 of a stone lighter than when I started. Was always a tall skinny bu$$er so it shows a bit….but I’ve increased my calorie intake along with my exercise regimes (just walking and some small weights at the moment due to a knee flare up)…so will see where this takes me.

Appreciate the support again

And all the best to you and your family for the festive period.



Mark – to me
show details 12/24/10
Hi Mike,

By all means post my story….they have really helped

I will hopefully be providing you with a full “blog” in a few months time…personally want to wait until then to make sure i’m fully in control of the MD symptoms with the use of this method

Thanks again for all your support


Mark to me
show details Feb 2
Hi Mike,

Update for you.

Continue to improve..

I did though have a “spin” last week…it lasted literally two seconds but it was enough to through me slightly and undermine my confidence a little. Thing is…I felt fine after it although I had some increased pain in my ear and some head pressure for a few days or so after…nothing serious. It was very hot (35 C in Sydney) and I was under a bit of pressure at work on the day and experienced it while straining to read some s/sheet data on the computer. Had felt a bit off that morning…had put it down to the recent (48hrs before) injection for the Dust mite desensitization program I am on. (Discovered after tests that i’m acutely allergic to them). I am aware this will/may provoke things for the next short period while I get on top of it.

Current status
: Brain fog – Sporadic…minimal when i have it…periods of clarity !!
: Tinnitus – Low level
: Ear pressure – Minimal….none at times
: Dizziness – None for 8 weeks
: Vertigo – a two second experience last week (1st for months)
: Energy levels – Increased
: Lethargy – Almost gone.

Some questions for you if I may

– I do get what I class as pain or niggle in my left ear more than right. Do you class this as pressure or not (just trying to sync with some of your comments on your site)? I have no Hydrops build up to speak of where my ear feels blocked

– I do get a lot of “bounce” from my ears when I have indigestion…the air rattling and vibrating off the ears. Did you experience this. A weird question but I find this very unsettling

– Been interested in some of the studies into large doses of Vit C and the impact it has on various illnesses. Have you done any investigations into this for MD ? Interested in what your thoughts are if so.

Thanks again for all your help


ps- After much deliberating and research…I do feel you are correct about root canal work and it’s impact on our well being…and am having my affected tooth pulled next week.

Mark to me
show details Mar 31
Hi Mike,

Hope you are well ?.

Quick update to confirm that the ear continues to improve.

The hearing part is excellent…still tinnitus and ear pressure…hoping these will continue to abate over time.

I am still finding it hard to take confidence from my ear improvement. I do have some depression/anxiety issues as a result of the “ordeal” I’ve been through…and am finding it hard to get into 2nd gear so to speak. Fatigue and some sleeping issues still exist.

Wondering if you have any tips to help me get going again ?. Know you went through this also per your blog on the web site

Thanks again for all your help,


Mark to me
show details Jun 29
Hi Mike,

Hope you are well ?

Quick update to confirm that I’m still free of the main Menieres symptoms…and have been for the last 6 months….which is just great news

Get the odd period of pressure and pain in the ear…but nothing more. Tinnitus still annoying but the least of my worries 😉

Have reduced some of the vitamins to a “maintenance” level…the Gingko and calcium… adverse impact

Take care,


On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 1:07 PM, Mark wrote:
Hi Mike

Sorry for not getting back to you yesterday.

More than happy with you adding my story to the web…the supplements help greatly….people need to know this.

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Social Security For Meniere’s Disease in The USA

Social Security adult listing 2.07 explicitly covers Meniere’s disease.

Many people want to know, can they claim Social Security if they have Meniere’s Disease. It is not a problem in the UK because of the national Health System. But many people say they have difficulty claiming it in the States.

Well according to this lawyer, Gordon Gates from Maine, who specializes in social security disability law, you CAN claim social security for Menieres. Social Security adult listing 2.07 apparently states that you can if you have been treated for it.

Social Security adult listing 2.07 explicitly covers Meniere’s disease. The listing states:

“2.07 Disturbance of labyrinthine vestibular function (including Meniere’s disease), characterized by a history of frequent attacks of balance disturbance, tinnitus, and progressive loss of hearing.

With both A and B:
A. Disturbed function of vestibular labyrinth demonstrated by caloric or other vestibular tests; and

B. Hearing loss established by audiometry.”

Mr Gates states on his blog : “Anyone suffering from Meniere’s has probably seen a specialist, and had the appropriate audiometry testing. This should not be a difficult listing to meet for a claimant suffering from Meniere’s who has had the benefit of good medical treatment.”

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Dizziness and Vertigo gone

Lizzie’s dizziness and vertigo gone 

We received this from Lizzie: Another one to the list of people who are successfully reducing their symptoms 🙂

Hi Michael,

Now into my fourth month of taking the supplements. Feeling great. Lots of energy, no dizzy spells and a clear head. Still have the tinnitus and poor hearing in my right ear but these are very definitely at livable levels. Am also finding that I don’t need to be quite so careful with the salt intake. Of course, I am careful most of the time but if I have a meal out for example I don’t notice it. I can also enjoy a glass of wine now!

Here’s a funny thing: I normally eat mostly a vegetarian diet as my partner is vegetarian but lately I’ve been really craving meat and fish. Maybe my body needs the extra protein as part of the healing process?

Many thanks


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Neurocranial Restructuring

Neurocranial restructuring for Meniere’s disease and vertigo

Neurocranial Restructuring, also known as NCR is a treatment that has been around for well over a decade now and is a powerful therapy in physical medicine.

NCR is similar to cervical spine chiropractic treatment in that it concentrates on the muscular skeletal aspect of the body as an holistic solution to Meniere’s disease or vertigo.

Neurocranial Restructuring is a manipulative craniosacral procedure that works directly on the primary cause of neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction – a misaligned skull.

Like an earthquake, NCR unlocks the binding pattern in the skeletal system and causes the body to shift into its original and optimal design: head, neck and spine in proper alignment.

By correcting the causes of dysfunction, rather than just treating symptoms, like pain, NCR produces permanent, cumulative changes to the skull, spine, pelvis and nervous system. 

Consequently, unlike other physical medicine techniques where you need maintenance visits for lasting treatment effects, each new NCR series takes you to a new level of functioning. As treatment progresses, life gets better and better.

We had one gentleman this week who combined NCR and supplementation. He was so happy that he requested that we put some information on the website, “even if helps just one person” to quote him.

While it is true many people are living symptom free from strengthening their immune system with the correct quality supplements and this allows our own immune system to take care of the inflammation causing the build of fluid in the inner ear.

It is neither a cure nor a treatment. If you have Meniere’s as a result of skeletal muscular problems in the back and neck area etc then NCR (seen in this video) may actually tackle your root cause.

Around the 6 minute mark there is a patient who had Meniere’s Disease and Vertigo. In this video it mentions:

NCR is said to successfully improve many conditions including other conditions related to Meniere’s disease and vertigo. These include:

All of these have been are often claimed to have a correlation with Meniere’s Disease from different sources.

NCR is reported to allow patients with many conditions come off of medication after years of reliance of painkilling drugs.

Neurocranial Restructuring was created by an American, Doctor Dean Howell. His website states: “In natural medicine, there are three modes of treatment: 1) nutrition, environment, and lifestyle; 2) detoxification; 3) musculoskeletal.” A mantra that very much echoes similarly to what we have been saying at Meniere’s Help for 16 years.

Here is an excellent video about a unique Neurocranial Restructuring (NCR) method. You may find it worth investigating, especially if you have sinus trouble or persistent slight tinnitus that won’t go away despite living otherwise free of all the other symptoms.

Neurocranial Restructuring: Video

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Nutritional Supplements for Meniere’s disease

Nutritional Supplements for Meniere’s Disease – Do they help?

The use of Nutritional Supplements for Meniere’s disease is something that has been used for decades to help sufferers live a normal life. The reason it can help is simple.

Supplementation is exactly what it says. When you use nutritional products made of highly concentrated food extracts, you are supplementing your diet; adding extra or filling in the gaps where the food you consume may be lacking.  If the immune system is given the adequate amount of nutrients through diet and supplementation, it has more chance to be strong enough to deal with the inflammation that results in the symptoms of Meniere’s.

It is not a cure, nor a treatment. Using nutritional supplements helps the body function as it should. In a perfect world we would get sufficient nutrition from diet, exercise and sunshine for the immune system to cope. The reasons we may have to supplement are covered at length in The Need for Balance Dealing with the Cause of Meniere’s disease.

At the time of the video below being posted (2007), everyone connected to Meniere’s Help had lived with Meniere’s personally and been lucky enough to rid themselves of the symptoms using high quality dietary supplements and adjusting their lifestyles.

However, in the years that followed this video  I myself and many, many more that I know of alone were able to identify and deal with our individual root causes. Our understanding has evolved a great deal.

And this is something that I have tried to focus on for readers of Meniere’s Help ever since; how to identify your individual root causes, whatever they may be and what to do about them.

The video below was originally recorded in 2006 and a LOT has changed since then.

We have come a very long way in the years since. We now know without a shadow of a doubt that nobody (possibly excluding post invasive or destructive surgery) should have to constantly suffer with the symptoms of dizziness, brain fog, vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss. It is a matter of educating yourself and taking the appropriate action in your case.

Nutritional Supplements for Meniere’s Disease – video

This video From 2006

Below I talk about my experience with Meniere’s Disease and using supplements. If you are hard of hearing or just don’t fancy the idea of looking at my ugly mug for more than a few minutes, there is a transcript below.


Video transcript

Hi everybody, My name’s Mike and I’ve lived with Meniere’s Disease for over 13 years. For the first 7 years of that, you’ll know if you’ve got Meniere’s, was “Hell”.

For the last 6 years I’ve been symptom free, and, there is a very good reason for that. You see until that time, I think I’d tried virtually everything possible.

I’d tried all the medicines and therapies, and I’d even tried very expensive surgery, which was totally unsuccessful.

Basically nothing worked. And, (coughs) excuse me, I’m not used to talking into a camera, so you’ll have to excuse my mannerism, anyway around June 2002, despite the fact that I was extremely skeptical, I tried this nutritional program and basically it changed my life!

What you’ve got to understand is we’re talking about vitamins here, vitamin supplements, and until then, I had absolutely no interest or desire, or certainly no belief in the benefits of nutritional or vitamin supplements. I thought they were utter, a complete and utter waste of time and money.

And to be honest with you I still think a lot of them are but the ones I did take, they did it for me.

So, you know, I didn’t trust this idea one little bit at the time. But if you’ve got Meniere’s yourself you’ll know just how desperate you can get and you’ll basically try anything when you get to that point but you know the way I looked at it, I felt I’d tried everything and this was just a last resort.

I thought I had nothing else to lose except a little bit more money, which I didn’t really feel like losing at the time to be honest with you.

So you know I went into this with really no confidence, no belief that it would actually work, but just tried it anyway and, thankfully it worked, you know, simple as that, it worked got rid of all the symptoms.

I mean it took time but I really could feel, even at the beginning, when I had my ups and downs, I could really feel I was on the mend.

The vertigo attacks became much shorter, and eventually disappeared altogether. The other symptoms, well like, the fact that you’re always tired, the constant dizziness gone, just gone and that was in a few days to be honest with you.

Suddenly I had this huge amount of energy. I mean any energy would have been nice. You know, after going so long with no energy and being so tired and depressed about it all any energy would have been great.

But suddenly I had bags of it, it was fantastic and the pressure in my left ear and all down the side of my face that was all, just gone, fantastic! And the brain fog, the fact that I couldn’t concentrate, suddenly I could basically.

I had my life back basically, that’s the point. I went from being as low as I possibly could, to basically being very very energetic and I had my life back. That’s what we all want isn’t it? We want our life back.

Well, about 2 years after I started these supplements I decided to join this support group, that had actually advised me, or recommended these supplements to me in the first place. And they actually do a lot more than that.

But you know I decided to join them and help them out and since then I’ve learned so much. I mean firstly there are a lot of other things you can do to help yourselves and it’s not as hopeless as you think. There really are a lot of things you can do.

And secondly I’ve seen so many other people get their lives back just like me and you know a good number of those people were just as skeptical as I was.

It’s fantastic to see these people go from as low as we are when we’ve got Meniere’s and to get rid of all their symptoms and get their life back. You know the feedback we get is fantastic and it makes you feel it’s worthwhile trying. [to help support people with Meniere’s Disease]

Well okay, what’s the point of this video, well, the problem is, the only shame of it all, and it’s a massive shame really is that the vast majority of people who hear about these supplements we take, they don’t try it!

You know I guess their skepticism gets the better of them, and understandably so. I mean it took me 18 months to actually try it and then I only tried it because I was so desperate.

So you know, these people probably don’t want to spend the money on supplements, they just never try it. And it’s a real shame because they are missing a chance of possibly getting rid of this..(Meniere’s Disease symptoms)

So anyway, if you’d like to get the information on the kinds of things we use, and lots of other helpful information, just go to the website below (Menieres-Help.Com) and I’ll see you there. You take care of yourselves.

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