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Meniere’s Disease Diet


At this point, nobody should be a stranger to the fact that Food Is Medicine. The fuel we use to recharge our bodies is vital to our overall health. And when it comes to a Meniere’s Disease Diet, what we choose NOT to put in our bodies is just as important as what we choose to consume.

To clarify, many doctors consider diet modifications as a first line of defense against Meniere’s symptoms. There are many generally accepted diet changes advised for Meniere’s patients. However, a Meniere’s Disease Diet is not a complete substitute for treatment.

The diet changes may eliminate your symptoms completely. It may help manage your symptoms a little. Or it may not do anything. Regardless, we suggest reaching out to an ENT or Vestibular Audiologist (such as us) for a more complete Meniere’s treatment plan.

Meniere’s Disease Diet

As we established in Meniere’s Disease Basics, Meniere’s symptoms come from abnormal fluctuations of fluid in the inner ear. This fluid (called endolymph) is vital for helping maintain balance. The abnormal fluctuations in endolymph cause vertigo and the feeling of ear fullness.

Ultimately, everyone’s body reacts differently to dietary choices. It’s important that you find what triggers your Meniere’s symptoms and design your diet accordingly. (Glenn at Mind Over Meniere’s has a free Trigger Tracking Tool you might find helpful)

But to get you started, we curated a few recommendations for designing your Meniere’s Disease Diet:

More Advice On Lifestyle Choices

As we established at the beginning of this article, a Meniere’s Disease Diet and better lifestyle habits won’t necessarily solve your Meniere’s symptoms.

A full Meniere’s treatment plan includes dietary changes, VRT, steroid therapy, and sometimes surgery or medical intervention. (Meniere’s Treatment discussed in detail here)

If you’re tired of living with Meniere’s and are ready to seek treatment, then we advise you to reach out to our clinic, the Dizzy & Vertigo Institute of Los Angeles. We specialize in diagnosing and treating vestibular disorders and have a great track record of helping people get back to a dizzy-free life.

Please reach out to our care team by filling out our contact form or giving us a call at (310) 954-2207.

We are looking forward to helping you!

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