The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) dietary considerations for those with Meniere’s Disease

The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) has published dietary considerations for those with Meniere’s disease.  Many of the things I have discussed here are mentioned in the publication:

  • low-sodium diets
  • avoiding too much sugar
  • avoiding nicotine
  • avoid caffeine
  • limit alcohol consumption

Other things that the report suggests that I have not mentioned before are

  • distributing fluid and food intake throughout the day. I have personally found this useful.
  • emphasizing adequate amounts of fluid intake throughout the day.
  • avoiding migraine triggers like the amino acid tyramine or foods that contain nitrites and nitrates.
  • eating more foods with complex sugars than simple sugars.  These foods with complex sugars includes vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.

In one of my blog posts, I spent a considerable amount of time talking about inspecting food labels for sodium content.  This VEDA publication goes through a similar exercise with sugar.   The report also has some tips on what to do when eating out–covering such topics as restaurant selection, where to sit in the restaurant and lighting sources to avoid.

The report is worth checking out.  Find it here.


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