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Meniere’s Disease

I just received this Email and thought I would share it with you. This is a great example of how something so specific (and devastating) with an “unknown etiology” can respond dramatically to the elimination diet. I know that it is hard for the novice to this concept to believe or understand, but once we fully grasp the cascade of events that follows the damage to the duodenal villi, we can see how all roads DO lead to Rome.

Here’s the Email. Can you feel her passion?

Hello, Dr. Dogtor:  I was diagnosed with Lupus 15 yrs ago.  Since then I have also developed fibromyalgia.  About 5 yrs ago, I suffered a terrifying but brief attack of vertigo.  The vertigo episodes become more frequent to the point that I was thinking that would have to give up working and driving.  I went to the Ear Institute specialist at the University of Miami and was diagnosed with atypical Meniere’s Disease which was attributed this to my lupus.  Basically no viable treatment or hope was offered.  Just live with it and hope it doesn’t come to requiring Cochlear Implants.

Frankly I just couldn’t accept that I would have to go through life in fear of this disabling condition.  I hit the internet searching for information and ran across a man’s site where he had the same symptoms as me.  Thank goodness for this man and his website!  Through the course of visiting various doctors, one thought he may have allergies and sent him to a food allergist.  Bingo, he was gluten intolerant.  A diet free of gluten resolved the vertigo.  Desperate, I tried the diet.  Bingo, 24 hours of gluten free and symptoms of daily vertigo and constant dizzy subsided.  I am basically a gluten addict, like so many people.  When I slip on the diet, I pay the price with vertigo.  I did take a test to confirm gluten sensitivity.

My purpose in writing you is just to hope that those researching gluten sensitivity will start to look into, and even mention on their WebPages that gluten can cause some other very “obscure” symptoms such as vertigo.  It is a frightening thing to be told you have Meniere’s.  How many people are suffering with this, and just don’t know that the bread they are eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner is the culprit.

This info needs to get on to the WebPages so that people like myself don’t have to face a lifetime of disability.  With Meniere’s the worse case scenario is having to have your Cochlear removed!  I hate to think of anyone with undiagnosed gluten sensitivity having cochlear implant surgery needlessly.


Just Desserts

These are little tidbits of knowledge I’ve discovered or insights I’ve gained over the years while doing my in-depth studies.For example, did you know researchers have found that nearly 40% of the genetic information in our DNA is viral information? This explains what we call “genetic diseases” including familial and breed tendencies toward food intolerance (e.g. celiac disease), neurological disorders (e.g. epilepsy), and numerous cancers.

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Welcome to the blog of the new New research into the origin of our medical woes has revealed something startling: As it turns out, we are our own worst enemy. Yes, the Pogo quote of yesteryear found in the title of this article is quite accurate when applied to our medical lives. We love to discuss those things that we call “causes” of diseases even though we often have little clue as to how these things really cause illness. Even medical professionals can have difficulty grasping the true cause-and-effect. But that is understandable once some insight is gained into the true nature of medical training.

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News Flash!

In this section, I will be placing links to the latest breaking news in the food world, including updates on the use of elimination diets to control disease, articles on pet food, the truth about GMO foods and more. I will do my best to balance the bad with the good, but try to remember: Much of this will seem like bad news but at least we know about it now…and can change it!


With some of these stories, I will include a link to a blog entry so that you can comment on the article. This idea came to me after reading the first entry, which is a news flash that made my blood boil.

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Today’s Specials
The Simple Truth about Dog Food and Heart Disease The Epilepsy Diet Made Simple The Origin of Disease Lectins – The Missing Links Viruses – Friend or Foe? Pain, Pain Go Away
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Something to Chew On

What is the “Leaky Gut”?
The “leaky gut syndrome” is the root of many medical evils once the “big 4” induce it. Read how Italians have survived being a pasta-based society.

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Hip Dysplasia – “Genetics” vs. Diet

As misconceptions go, this is a high-priority item. Hip dysplasia is not what we were taught.

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Epilepsy and Diet

I have been studying “idiopathic epilepsy” extensively since April of 2000. Guess what? It’s not idiopathic anymore. A diet change can cure it!

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The Truth About Pet Food

Dogs and cats are carnivores yet most pet foods are grain-based. Knowing how to read a label is also very important. Does your pet food really have vegetables in it? Really???

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How to Control Epilepsy Naturally

I have been successfully treating pets with epilepsy using diet changes alone for nearly 10 years. The results have been astounding. This paper helps to summarize my findings and recommendations.

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We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

This is the first blog placed on (6-24-07) and pretty much covers the gamut of topics – from heartburn to cancer – that are discussed on this Website. The bottom line? Viruses and bacteria are not the enemy. We are! The good news: We do have our health destinies in our own hands.

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Gluten Intolerance and Your Pet

This paper is an article I wrote for the newsletter of when asked about the prevalence of celiac disease (gluten intolerance) in the dog and cat. This condition has been definitively diagnosed in the Irish Setter but not many other breeds of dogs. I will not be at all surprised when we find that it does exist in numerous other breeds… and even the lovable mutt…but as this article explains, that may very well be a moot point. Gluten is only the beginning.

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The Answer

This 40-plus page paper is my first major paper, written in 2001 and hurriedly placed on this site on that fateful and tragic day of 9-11. It represents the culmination of nearly two years of research on the subject of food-related disorders and contains an amazing amount of facts that have been hidden from public view concerning this subject. It covers how the “big 4” trouble foods- gluten, dairy, soy and corn- came into being, catapulted into common usage, and became directly involved in most of our serious medical conditions, including epilepsy, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, ADHD, pain syndromes, depression, and allergies. Severe immune-mediated diseases such as diabetes, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis are also covered.


Yes, it is quite long, but it appeared on my computer screen and was placed onto the Web just as it came out of my head. And it is wordy in places. But, as I tell my clients, “There is no law that you have to read it all in one sitting. Think of it as a free, short book rather than a long research paper. It’s all how you look at it, right?”


The one thing I can say is that this information WILL change your life…guaranteed!!!

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