In 2012, one of our
colleagues, Michael Spencer, thought it would be helpful and interesting
to do an audio interview about how we got started helping people with
In this interview we discuss
how we received an email from a doctor’s wife suggesting that if we knew
of anyone suffering with Meniere’s disease, to share their information
using a group of nutritional supplements. Because we had already “lived”
with this condition for 5 years we were very motivated to try anything
that could alleviate David’s misery.
Those of you who are
of anyone with Meniere’s disease, know what this is all about. You feel
helpless, useless, and very anxious. Can you imagine what the sufferer
himself must feel like???
As we had these supplements already in our home, he started immediately.
The story unfolds as he started to feel hope at about week three. Things
get better week by week. There is now a lot of hope and anticipation for
his life to get some decent quality of life back again.
Suddenly David creates a very small website telling people about his
progress and feeling he has something tangible to offer a Meniere’s
disease sufferer. Emails pour in and we are totally unprepared for the
Several years went by and we continued to answer huge amounts of emails
from people with Meniere's disease and these people were telling us that
they were getting better.
That was very gratifying, but for me, the nurse, it was also puzzling.
Here we had a disease that has been known to the medical community since
1861. It was brought to the medical world’s attention in 1861 when a
French physician, Proper Ménière, described vertigo as being caused by
“inner ear disorders”.
He described the condition as affecting “people differently; it can
range in intensity from being a mild annoyance to a lifelong condition”.
The present medical world, 150 years later, continues to subscribe to
that perspective. It offers hope of a cure and a lot of uncertainty
because no one can predict the next “episode”. So everyone was “off
balance” in lifestyle, jobs, family activities, and just living a normal
There is hope.
In the interview, I discuss that as we heard from people who got better,
and then unexpectedly had a return of their
Meniere's disease symptoms, they figured out
what caused their symptoms! How could that be? They were supposed to
have a disease with no hope of cure. Easy. There is a “natural law that
happens day in and day out: you can’t stop it.
This is the law of Cause and Effect. And what we “clued into” was the
fact that people could get healthy again and lose their symptoms
“somehow”. (The purpose of the supplements is to
enhance the immune
system). Then if they were “exposed” to the cause again, their symptoms
showed up but much lighter. But the fascinating thing was that MANY
people told us of these kinds of discoveries: it wasn‘t just one or two
And being a nurse, I quickly collected many of these ideas and started
to share them in email requests for more information.
Mike and I spent time discussing how this website has developed over
time. To me, the most important issue I wanted to share with the
listener was the need for people to use their own common sense and to
look for any possible causes of their symptoms.
You can listen to this
interview up on our Meniere's disease blog site.
We had to use the new site because we could not get the audio file to
work properly on this site. Or we have a
transcript of the audio
interview if you would rather read the exchange between Michael and
By Karin Henderson - Nurse, Retired.
If you would like to know more about what we have successfully used to get
relief from this debilitating condition and most of the Meniere's disease symptoms,
use this link to go to the System Information page.
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symptoms that people suffering from the terrible condition may experience.
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