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Cohen, Elizabeth. The Empowered Patient: How to Get the Right Diagnosis, Buy the Cheapest Drugs, Beat Your Insurance Company, and Get the Best Medical Care Every Time. Ballantine: 2010.

Khalsa, Dharma Singh, M.D. Brain Longevity: The Breakthrough Medical Program that Improves Your Mind and Memory. Warner: 1997.

Medifocus. Medifocus Guidebook on Meniere’s Disease. CreateSpace: 2011

Weil, Andrew, M.D. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body’s Natural Healing Power. Ballantine: 2007.

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Meniere’s Disease

John of Ohio’s Regimen

Meniere’s Disease Information Center

Low-Sodium Diet


USDA guidebook of the sodium content of foods

The Daily Dish Low-Sodium Recipes


Breathing breathing article

Dr. Wiel’s three breathing exercises


The American Botanical Council

The Herb Research Foundation

National Herbalist Association of Australia


American Association of Naturopathic Physicians:

Allergy Prevention Center

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

American Board of Allergy and Immunology

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Food Allergy Initiative

General health research


National Institute of Health

Federal Government’s gateway to health information

Directory of Health Organizations

Medline Plus


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute of Health

U.S. National Library of Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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House Ear Institute

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Vestibular Disorders Association

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Portland OR 97213

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Final Note: Few ailments have been misspelled more often than Meniere’s disease.  When searching the web for what people have to say about it, not only has it is called Meniere’s syndrome by some, it is often misspelled as Meneire’s, Mears, Minears, and Meniere.




  1. I woke up a couple weeks ago with the room spinning. I had nystagmus and vertigo on movement. Went to an ENT and was diagnosed with BPPV. Hearing test was normal. Had two Epleys and feel better with residual dizziness andunsteadiness. Can’t sleep flat. Googled vertigo and found Menieres. Started feeling pain in ear, not sure if just in my head. I have worked myself into a major depression over everything I have read. I have convinced myself I have Menieres and my life is over. Have been experiencing brain zaps when I try to sleep. Is this part of it? I read your book and ordered the supplements. I am so despodent like life is over and my family doesn’t understand. I just needed to hear from those of you that have it so I know you can still have a life with Menieres. I am such an anxious person anyway. I don’t know how I would ever cope. Is there anything at all positive you can say?

    • People overcome this all the time. The challenge is that you don’t see them and it is a horrible disease. When I first got diagnosed and was having daily attacks, the only thing I could think is “I can’t go on living like this. And unfortunately, no one understands what you are going through but another Meniere’s sufferer. Many times, I tried to explain to others just how awful those attacks are and they would smile and nod and say, “Yeah, I get a little dizzy sometimes too.” ARG! I just wanted to grab them and shake them. It was so frustrating. I quickly stopped trying to get others to understand. You have to go through the eye of the Meniere’s storm to understand what all it entails. Hopefully, you can figure out what your specific triggers are. And in answer to your question, I haven’t heard of the “brain zaps” you are describing. I have heard of them from folks coming off of anti-anxiety meds. Good Luck

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