Finding Balance

A Story of Healing from a decade of Vestibular Disorders
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Endolymphatic Hydrops


Endolymphatic Hydrops (Also Known as Meniere's)
is a swelling that results from fluid imbalance in the inner ear and it causes dizziness and nausea, like almost every other vestibular disorder. I was diagnosed with hydrops along with fistulas but it took years to get the hydrops managed.


Experience:

“Dr. Black
was convinced my vegetarian diet was the root cause of these persistent, recurring hydrops episodes that defied the usual diuretic control. I was not convinced but I started the Zone Diet at his recommendation. Once I reviewed the diet, I could see my vegetarian diet was woefully deficient in protein. I continued to eat primarily a vegetarian diet, relying on soy protein, but I also added fish. The results were rapid and positive – I began to feel less nauseated and experienced far less dizziness within a week.”

A Few Things I Learned:

  • The Zone type diet is key to managing hydrops
  • My herpes was triggering hydrops episodes so I took medication daily for herpes
  • Drinking enough water was critical and this amount changed based on season and temperature
“The book about being dizzy, and healing from it – dizziness, vestibular problems, balance disorders, vertigo, dizzy, perilymph fistulas, Menieres, endolymphatic hydrops, BPPV, mal de debarquement, crowd motion sickness, and more.”