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10.2) other tinnitus treatments: maintain a healthy diet & lifestyle




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This article is from the Tinnitus FAQ, by markb@cccd.edu (Mark Bixby) with numerous contributions by others.

10.2) other tinnitus treatments: maintain a healthy diet & lifestyle

This means no tobacco, no alcohol, no caffeine, low fat, low sodium.
This may not cure your tinnitus, but there are other well-proven
health benefits. Other less obvious foods like quinine/tonic water
should also be avoided. If your dietary intake isn't sufficiently
diverse, consider supplements:

My research work during the past ten years has been on
health and nutrition, and I can see that use of some dietary
supplements would be a rational approach to ameliorating
tinnitus. More than half of our population is at least
slightly deficient in all of the B vitamins, magnesium,
zinc, and perhaps copper and iron. Since folate, vitamin B6,
vitamin B12 are critical for tissue repair and organ
regeneration, it would be a very good idea to consider
supplementing the daily diet with these. In addition, our
diets are deficient in essential elements, including
calcium, magnesium and zinc. Calcium is necessary for the
action of about 500 enzymes, while magnesium is required by
about 400 enzymes. All of these are interlinked in a system
that is active 24 hours a day. Just supplementing the diet
with one will not be completely effective if others are
lacking. I think that the first step for anyone who wants to
be really healthy, with ability to efficiently repair tissue
and organ damage, should examine the diet critically to find
deficiencies, then make sure that all of the essential
elements and vitamins are present in greater than minimal
amounts. Supplements make very good sense if approached this
way.

 

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