Of all the complaints most received by doctors, Vertigo is the most common complaint.
One of the reasons it’s so hard to treat is that doctors struggle to find the root cause of vertigo.
But now, the European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngologyhas just published a study that identifies one cause of almost all cases of vertigo.
And with that comes a simple solution to treat it naturally.
Peripheral vertigo is usually contrasted with central vertigo. It occurs when something goes wrong in your inner ear, as opposed to your brain or brainstem, as is the case in central vertigo.
The overwhelming majority of vertigo cases in the world are cases of peripheral vertigo.
Turkish researchers from academic and medical institutions in Istanbul and Kutahya wanted to know whether people with peripheral vertigo had more oxidative stress in their bodies than people without vertigo.
They recruited 60 subjects—30 with vertigo and 30 without—who had an average age of 60.
Blood samples were collected from all the subjects and tested for three common markers of oxidative stress: prolidase, malondialdehyde, and catalase.
They found substantially higher levels of prolidase and malondialdehyde in the bloodstreams of the vertigo sufferers compared to those without vertigo, but there was no difference in the levels of catalase.
This suggests that people with vertigo have higher levels of oxidative stress than the rest of the population, as indicated by two common markers.
It is fortunate that it is possible to prevent some of this oxidative stress—first, by avoiding foods that cause oxidative stress, such as refined grains, sugar, fatty meat, and too much vegetable oil, and second, by eating plenty of antioxidant foods.
Antioxidant foods include the following:
- 1. Vitamin C. Think kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, yellow bell pepper, tomato, peas, guava, kiwifruit, orange, lemon, grapefruit, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry.
- 2. Vitamin E. Think spinach, broccoli, squash, pumpkin, sweet potato, avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, almond, hazelnut, pistachio, sunflower seed, sesame seed, pumpkin seed, shrimp, oysters, crayfish, trout, herring, salmon, kiwifruit, mango, blackberry, peach, apricot, and guava.
- 3. Vitamin A. Think sweet potato, carrots, butternut, all squash, pumpkin, kale, spinach, lettuce, tuna, oysters, milk, all sweet peppers, paprika, basil, marjoram, tomato, mango, and papaya.
- 4. A wide variety of flavonoids in a wide variety of foods, especially rosemary, oregano, sage, marjoram, cucumber, artichoke, broccoli, cauliflower, radish, red wine, grapes, blackberry, cocoa, capers, onion, and citrus fruit.
- 5. Curcumin and capsaicin. Think curry and chili peppers.
This leaves you with many antioxidant foods from which to choose.
But eating antioxidants may not be enough to completely eliminate vertigo. However, the simple exercises here have been proven to help almost everyone to get 100% vertigo free—as soon as today…