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    Hey guys I just wanted to see if anyone has issues with Tinnitus (ringing in the ears). I used to be on a "very healthy conventional diet" that consisted of a lot of whole grains and dairy. I have been strict primal/paleo for almost a year. A lot of my allergy/gut/GERD ailments are gone. But the one thing that still remains is the tinnitus. I hear it can also be caused by stress or teeth grinding. I wonder if anyone has relatively good success with tinnitus. What has worked for you?
    "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

    People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

  • #2
    If anything mine is worse this year than years past. *shrug*

    I'm looking for something to help, too.

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    • #3
      "Vitamin B12 deficiency is somehow associated with chronic tinnitus," says Dr. Attias. "Long-term exposure to noise may deplete body levels of B12 and so make the ears more vulnerable to noise-induced damage."

      Most of the people in this study had tinnitus for six years or longer. "It's possible that people who are treated earlier for vitamin B12 deficiency may have more improvement in their tinnitus than occurred in this study," says Dr. Attias.

      If you have tinnitus, and especially if you also have memory problems, ask your doctor to check your blood level of vitamin B12, he suggests.

      Although most people get enough vitamin B12 from foods, absorption problems can cause shortages, especially in older people. Strict vegetarians, who eat no meats, dairy products or eggs, are also at risk for deficiency, since B12 comes only from animal foods.

      The rest here:
      http://www.mothernature.com/Library/...oks/10/111.cfm
      http://www.holisticonline.com/remedi...et-vitamin.htm

      Grizz

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      • #4
        I strongly believe in Bee Wilder's Healing Naturally program. She connects tinnitus with candidiasis. She has quite a few articles on her website (as well as success stories) that you can check out, if you're interested:

        http://tinyurl.com/237py3e

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        • #5
          Thanks for the suggestions. I have a gut feeling (no pun intended) that it could be because of Candida. Although I am sure it is getting better with my strict paleo/primal diet I will probably have to get more restrictive to really nip it in the bud.
          "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

          People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Balance View Post
            Thanks for the suggestions. I have a gut feeling (no pun intended) that it could be because of Candida. Although I am sure it is getting better with my strict paleo/primal diet I will probably have to get more restrictive to really nip it in the bud.
            I know I dug my heels in and refused to 'get more restrictive'...till i saw other people with my condition getting better. So i jumped. and am happy.

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            • #7
              I've had it as far back as I can remember, but lately it seems to be getting worse. I'll be glad to see what comes of the suggestions here.
              My blog: My Primal Adventure

              "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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              • #8
                If you want to supplement B12, I'd recommend getting the methyl variety. It eliminates one chemical step, since it's already the form the body uses. Putting a tablet under your tongue is much more effective than swallowing it. It can get directly to the blood stream.

                I've heard that some people have found taking pycnogenol helps with tinnitus.

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                • #9
                  Tinnitus is often a symptom of damage to the microscopic hairs that line the inner ear, with the most common cause being noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). If this is what causes it for you, it is never going to go away, although you may find it is worse when you are tired, stressed or ill.
                  Odille
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                  • #10
                    I have had tinnitus for the last 30+ years and have learned to live with it. Mine was caused by a combination of things, my love for loud heavy metal and working for 15 years in emergency medical services and sitting under the 2-100 watt siren speakers that used to be mounted on the roof of the cab of the paramedic units. It took them awhile to figure out that it was destroying our hearing and we were too young and dumb to realize it. For me it also resulted in moderate to severe high frequency hearing loss.

                    Lessons learned for those young pups on the forum, take care of your hearing because once it is gone, your pretty much screwed.
                    Randal
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the great replies everyone. I really appreciate all your input. Tinnitus can be caused by many different things. My hearing is actually really good. It is just the ringing that tends to be there one day and gone the next. When it gets cloudy outside and precipitation is near that's when I get flare ups. It has something to do with barometric pressure. This is another reason why I think it has to do with candida/allergies. Aside from my previous low-fat "heart healthy" CW diet which I know caused a lot of allergic autoimune issues another thing I forgot to mention was my teeth. I had a cracked root canal with an amalgam (mercury) filling. There are many studies (specifically done by Hal Huggins DDS, WAPF contributor) that suggest that there is a link between amalgam fillings/root canals and many auto-immune diseases including candida/tinnitus. Eating a strict paleo diet along with removing my root canal tooth has helped tremendously. I just want it to be fully cured now! But overall I am happy with the results and I look for more to come as I continue and progress with this lifestyle.
                      "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

                      People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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                      • #12
                        My Dad has Tinnitus and his doctor told him that it was caused by standing next to too many airplane engines in WWII. They didn't think about things like earplugs back then.

                        How about you Bane? Any exposure to loud noises on a regular basis in your life?

                        2cents worth on candida. It has become the diagnosis du jour for EVERYTHING. Seriously, if you go on the net you will find someone who will tell you that cancer, herpes, HIV, and every other disease you can name are all really fungal infections. Puhleeeze. Ignoring CW is one thing. Ignoring observable, proven facts is another.

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                        • #13
                          If I drink caffeine, the tinnitus volume increases.

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                          • #14
                            Another less known cause is adrenal fatigue. I used to have intermittent tinnitus and I rarely have it now.
                            In Chinese medicine the kidney meridian (which includes the adrenals) is connected to the ears, so ringing in the ears, in the absence of nerve damage, can be a symptom. It might be worth seeing an acupuncturist.
                            http://www.prettyinprimal.blogspot.com

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                            • #15
                              edit wrong thread...
                              Last edited by strom; 05-03-2011, 06:42 AM.
                              My journal where I attempt to overcome Chrohns and make good food as well

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