Can your diet really affect how bad your Tinnitus is, or is likely to become? The answers, based on numerous researches, is yes! The foods you eat can affect your symptoms; either by increasing or decreasing their severity. Learning what foods to eat can take a lot of trial and error, since everyone reacts to foods and other substances differently. So let’s see which diet is ideal and what to avoid, based on the advice of Thomas Coleman book Tinnitus Remedy (italian version of Miracolo per acufeni).
While there is no specific diet aimed at keeping Tinnitus under control, one thing is certain, and this is that eating a nutritious well-balanced diet will help you lower your stress levels and boost your immune system – both important aspects of treating any type of medical disorder, including Tinnitus.
You may have never realized that the foods you eat are affecting your Tinnitus, and thus can be used to treat it. Once you begin to log your food intake and any symptoms you experience afterward, you will begin to notice patterns that can be used to reduce the sounds you hear.
Learning which foods are good for you and which ones increase the noise can make a big difference in how much your Tinnitus will ultimately interfere with your life.
A HEALTHY DIET FOR SOMEONE WITH TINNITUS
You’ve heard it before and we’re going to tell you again: the healthiest diet is a well-balanced one! It doesn’t matter whether you suffer from Tinnitus or not, if you want your body to work properly, you need to give it premium fuel. That includes staying away from junk foods that are filled with empty calories, and increasing your intake of healthy foods rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins.
Many doctors who treat Tinnitus believe that the Mediterranean Diet, consisting of whole, freshly prepared foods, consisting of plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts works very well.
The diet has become extremely popular as a way to maintain a healthier weight. It is rich in whole grained bread or pasta, fruits, vegetables, olive oil, cheese and yogurt that you must take every day, fish, poultry eggs and sweets offered several times a week, and red meat that needs to be
taken several times in a month. Of course, many people believe that increasing red meat consumption is even better in treating Tinnitus due to the high protein levels it offers.
Yes, there is perhaps no scientific proof that says that eating certain types of foods will decrease the Tinnitus noise in your head. But it has been proved that nutritional deficiencies are linked to certain auditory nerve damages, which can contribute to it. To avoid one of these deficiencies, be sure to eat plenty of foods that are rich in these important nutrients:
- Vitamin A – to get enough Retinol (vitamin A), be sure to eat plenty of fresh green and yellow vegetables (such as: carrots, winter squashes, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, apricots, spinach, kale, turnip greens, broccoli, red bell peppers and other greens.
- Vitamin D – you can get this when the skin is exposed to sunlight. You can also get vitamin D from cod liver oil and egg yolks.
- Iron – to avoid iron deficiency, be sure to eat plenty of green leafy vegetables & sea vegetables, legumes/beans, nuts & seeds, blackstrap molasses, dried fruits, watermelon, prune juice, spinach, whole grains.
- Zinc – to get enough Zinc in your diet, eat these important foods: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, whole grains/cereals, legumes, lentils, peas, soy foods, nuts, garbanzo beans, raw collard greens, spinach.
- Manganese — a trace mineral found in some rock formations, everyone needs a small amount of this in their daily diet to remain healthy. But do remember, excessive amounts of this can be very dangerous. It is however important to get between 2.5 and 5 mg. from foods high in manganese (bananas, celery, cereals, green leafy vegetables, beans, nuts and whole grains) in your diet every day.
In addition to the foods listed above, it is important to eat plenty of the following foods to ensure that you are getting the nutrition you need to fight your Tinnitus symptoms: Non gluten grains, Yogurt, Garlic, Carrots , Soy (and soy products).
Note: While a moderate intake of dairy products and red meat can give your body the nutrients that it needs to battle your Tinnitus, it is important to only eat organic products from organic grass fed sources to avoid any toxic effects from the hormones and antibiotics that are found in traditional meat and dairy sources. Those suffering from Tinnitus may also want to avoid eating dairy products that are derived from cows, opting instead for sheep and goat milk products.