VERTIGO

A condition of imbalance and disequilibrium, a sense of flowing around in space, the word often used to indicate dizziness, greyout, unsteadiness. Commonly the result of conflicting messages, received by the central nervous system from the inner ear, eyes, muscles. There may be a large variety of causes, including alcohol, anemia, blockage of the ear canal (eustachian tube), brain tumors, head injuries, high or low blood pressure, infectious disease , middle ear disorders, neurological disorders, nutritional deficiencies, psychological stress, standing up too quickly, sunstroke, toxemia from food poisoning, toxicity from salicylates or streptomycin.

Diet:
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, fried foods, salt.

Nutrients:
Vitamins B complex, C, E, coenzyme Q10.

Herbs:
Ginkgo biloba, feverfew, ginger.