Using Your Diet to Beat Tinnitus
Winning the Tinnitus Game!
by Therapeutic Research Group
It is extremely important for any of us who have developed and are experiencing
tinnitus to assume responsibility for helping ourselves. Fortunately,
most of us are able to formulate proactive actions to get us moving in
the right direction, even though this may not be an easy task. Contrary
to popular belief, motivation does not always precede action. In some
cases we need to force ourselves into action in order to achieve the motivation.
Never is this so well dramatized as when we have to go on some special
diet or start an exercise program. But these are essential areas that
must be addressed if our tinnitus is to be relieved. The best way to tackle
these issues is to develop a series of ministrategies that can and will
be attainable. With each new success, we tend to want further success,
and thus we continue with the program. This is vital to winning the battle
The Best Diet of All.
For any tinnitus sufferer, danger lurks in all the fad diet books available
on the market today, from the high-protein ones to the equally balanced
ones to the all-vegetarian ones. The single common thread that can be
found in all of these diets is that they all create some form of molecular
imbalance in the body that, over time, can create serious problems. Getting
the correct, balanced mixture of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats is
essential for optimum health.
So which diet is the correct one for us to follow? Knowing about the acid
and alkaline balance that creates the body's pH factor, knowing about
the role that eicosanoids play at the molecular level, knowing about which
glycemic carbohydrates have beneficial effects on ones's overall health,
one can conclude that the well-established "healthy" diet, the
one that many fad diet books attack, still gives the most balance to our
bodies and is therefore the best diet for those afflicted with tinnitus.
Dieticians used to advise vegetarians to eat certain combinations of legumes,
grains , nuts and seeds at each meal. The proteins in these foods lack
one or more of the eight essential amino acids that make up a complete
protein. When different vegetable proteins are combined, the amino acids
in one food complement those in another to create a complete protein.
New information, however, has revealed that it isn't necessary to eat
"prefect" combinations such as rice and beans or a peanut butter
sandwich at each meal. As long as you eat a variety of vegetable proteins
every day, your body makes up for any missing aminoacids by drawing from
a supply that it keeps for itself.
Eating a daily variety of vegetable proteins is necessary only if you're
a vegan or strict vegetarian who avoids all foods derived from animals.
Nearly every animal food including egg whites and milk, contains all eight
Remember to drink plenty of natural spring water (a minimum of eight glasses
each day), and stay away from all those chemicals in tap water, for it
is possible that one of those chemicals may be a triggering substance
for your tinnitus.