I am constantly asked about the low sodium diet guidelines. I can see how a low sodium diet can be helpful for people when first diagnosed, but clients often come to me as they are frustrated with the restrictive nature of this approach. This is about half what the average person consumes. However, the latest research suggests that this is only half the story. I believe this approach can work in the short term, but anecdotally some clients find sodium restriction stressful and restrictive in the long run. Much like calorie counting, counting sodium can take over your life. It can stop you enjoying food. It can make eating out stressful at best, or impossible at worst, and can make following recipes difficult.
I initially received this question from my grandma who suffers from bouts of dizziness and imbalance. After searching a bit, I found this to be a somewhat common inquiry, at least more so than I thought it would be. Could the vegan diet improve symptoms of vertigo? The more I think about it, the more the potential connection makes sense. After all, metabolic disorders, in general, can cause dizziness. And there are more connections between diet and disorders of metabolism than you can shake a stick at. We all have our dizzy spells. Be it due to illness, or simply standing up too quickly, dizziness is a completely normal experience.
Meniere’s Disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes hearing loss, vertigo dizziness, and ear pressure. It can, and usually does, alter your life in a significant way. I was diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease on March 13, I’ll never forget that date. I was terrified. It was my personal ground zero.