Meniere's Help was born from the experiences of a group of former sufferers who were brought together through having very similar exepriences with Meniere's. That being, that we had all suffered for several years or had family members suffer with the tortuous symptoms of Meniere's disease. The binding factor was that we had all managed to free ourselves of the condition by combining our focus on lifestyle and nutrition.
This particular site was first set up by Mike in 2004 after working with Karin Henderson's network of support volunteers. A group that now has members in the USA, Canada and the UK and a network of sites on the web educating people about the truth of this condition. Between us we have reached tens of thousands around the globe with our positive approach to Meniere's.
At the time of Meniere's Help's inception the whole attitude towards Meniere's was one of negativety and resignation to the misinformed opinion that once you had Meniere's you had little choice but to accept having to learn to live with the terribly debilitating symptoms of this condition.
It is an attitude still very prevalent today within the medical community, which leaves millions around the world suffering needlessly in most cases.
We took a lot of abuse in the early days on forums and the like, being accused of being scam artists with no credibility. Well ten years later we are still here, not only with the same message that you can control your symptoms with quality supplements, healthy fresh balanced nutrition from whole foods and a sensible restrained lifestyle but that you can now actually find and deal with your underlying causes.
Sufferers are now more open to the common sense concept of nutrition as a preventative type of natural medicine and many people know about supplementation being beneficial to not only Meniere's sufferers but helpful and sometimes vital in many health conditions. The key is having the 'right' nutrition. See Dr Strand's video on the page 'Supplements'. Dr Strand is a best selling author of books like ' Cellular Nutrition' and 'What your doctor doesn't know' and an international speaker. In that video he explains the problem and why he ended his 23 year opposition to supplementation in dramatic circumstances involving his sick wife.
Most doctors are still telling their patients that there is nothing more to be done and they have to learn to live with it, palming them off with usually ineffective drugs and sometimes offering destructive surgery as treatment.
Not long after starting this site, Mike started a three year course in cellular and clinical nutrition. He also expanded on Karin Henderson's great work looking at triggers and he studied and co-researched triggers and underlying causes of the symptoms of Meniere's for over 5 years, and continues to do so.
Menieres Help has many thousands of contacts from the Meniere's community and we have seen countless people control their symptoms and get their life back by searching for and dealing with their underlying causes (see the triggers and what is Meniere's pages).
We now know categorically that it is true, that nobody should have to live with this condition. Because the general consensus within mainstream medicine is still that there is no cure and nobody knows the cause, most Meniere's patients continue to suffer through lack of knowledge.
It is simply not true that there is no cure and that nobody knows the cause. The problem is reasearch concentrates on finding a definitive cause and comes up little when very clearly there are many possible causes. Each patient must be be treated on individual merit, as what causes the resulting symptoms of hydrops at root in one sufferer can be very different to the next. We do know however, the common themes among sufferers and what to look for.
We at Meniere's Help and our network of sister sites and groups work tirelessly to continue to learn and get this information out to all sufferers. We also correspond and deal with sufferers on a daily basis. It is a full-time job in itself and yet we are all volunteers holding down day jobs while we do this. Never the less we will continue to get the message out there as long as people are still suffering needlessly.
Our message is simple: You do not have to live with Meniere's; Learn to live without it and set yourself free. Just as we have and just as countless others have. Knowledge is everything, but knowledge is useless unless you use it to get yourself healthy again. It can be done, it has been done and is being done all the time.
Contact us for help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Griffin from the USA.menieres-whatworksforme.com
Karin Henderson from Canada. menieres-disease.ca
Some members of
our Support Network