Allergies can definitely cause vertigo. One year+ of evidence.

I’ve been avoiding products containing soy for over a year now.  And it’s been a great year!  No more nasty vertigo attacks every week.  Granted, there have been a few episodes of bad vertigo, and a number of times when I was more-dizzy-than-I’d-like-to-be, but in most cases I’ve been able to trace the onset to some kind of surprise soy intake.  Sometimes products with labels that say “might contain soy” because the product is manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts, soy, etc. are giving me fair warning that I should stay away from those products.  A surprising source of soy was shampoo.  Shampoo would seem like an unlikely candidate for making me dizzy, but if the shampoo has soy in it, apparently I can absorb soy through my scalp.

I don’t know if soy is causing your vertigo, but I believe that food and environmental factors play a great part in causing vertigo.  Keep track of what you eat.  Start trying to  identify what is causing your vertigo.  Eliminate soy, or gluten, or dairy products, or whatever from your diet for a couple weeks and see how you feel.  Maybe you’ll be lucky and identify your particular dietary problem. It’s not too hard to avoid gluten now, with all the new gluten-free products on the market.  Soy is much more insidious.  You have to read every label.  Soy is everywhere:  cereals, chocolate, margarine, bread, soup, cookies — everywhere!

I miss all the great foods that I used to eat that I can’t eat now because I’ve found they contain soy.  But I’d rather never have that food ever again than to have those horrible vertigo attacks.

Posted under Causes, Treatment

This post was written by Dan Ferry on February 18, 2013

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