Welcome to the Mind Over Meniere’s Book Resources Page!
Here you will find all of the up to date links and resources from Mind Over Meniere’s: How I Conquered Meniere’s Disease and Learned to Thrive.
The Mind Over Meniere’s Symptom Trigger Journal Tool: A free fillable, 1-page, PDF tool that I created to help you track your lifestyle and discover the unique triggers of your symptoms. It is completely free. Grab yours today!
The Mind Over Meniere’s Symptom Relief Project: A collection of special mind-altering audio tracks designed to help relieve some of the worst symptoms of Meniere’s disease: Vertigo, Brain Fog, Fatigue, Morning Grogginess, and Stress/Anxiety.
Reputable Kava Vendors:
- Aluball: This is the easiest and best way to make kava by far!
- Gourmet Hawaiian Kava
- Kalm with Kava (The best kava on Amazon with Prime shipping!)
- Noble Kava
Vegetable Greens Powders:
- Alpha Brain by Onnit Labs
- Excellent article by Litemind.com covering the memory palace technique
- TED talk with Joshua Foer – A journalist who entered the world of memory competitions and won
- Artofmemory.com Mnemotechnics Forum
- Secrets of a Mind Gamer – New York Times Article by Joshua Foer
Dual-N-Back Training Game – Brain Workshop: A free and open source version of the Dual-N-Back game. Its hard but it will improve your memory, IQ, and fluid intelligence.
Book Links by Chapter:
- American Board of Otolaryngology – Doctor Board Certification Lookup
- The Vestibular Disorders Association Provider Directory
- Healthgrades – Doctor Search and Ratings Website
- The US News and World Report – Top ENT Hospital Ranking
Temporary Lifestyle Management:
- The Mind Over Meniere’s Symptom Trigger Journal Tool
- Do You Suffer from Decision Fatigue – New York Times article by journalist John Tierney
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Mrs. Dash Seasoning
- Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Google – For researching restaurants
- USDA – Organic Agriculture
- Eatwild – Listing of Grass fed Meat suppliers
- The Mind Over Meniere’s Symptom Trigger Journal Tool
Stress and Mental Well-Being:
- Vestibular Disorder Association Support Group Directory
- Meniere’s Disease Support Group – Facebook based support group that I run
- The 5-minute journal – Gratitude Journal
- Heartmath Institute
- Inexpensive Blue Light Blocking Glasses on Amazon
- Blublocker Glasses
- F.Lux for laptops and computers
- Twilight for Andriod devices
- Relax Melodies for IOS
- Relax Melodies and Binality for Android
- Misfit – Fitness and Sleep tracker
- Pencils for Promise
- Piracetam and treatment of vertigo
- Alpha Brain
- Results of the Alpha Brain double blind placebo controlled study
- More Resources for Nootropics:
- Becoming an Idea Machine by Claudia Altucher
- www.ideas-a-day.com – Idea List Prompts
- Reddit Writing Prompts
- How to memorize a shuffled deck of cards
- More Resources for Memory Techniques:
- Bulletproof Radio – Interview with Steven Kotler
- McKinsey & Company Study on Flow
- Flow Genome Project’s flow profile questionnaire
- TED talks
- Udemy: Online Courses
- Audible – Audiobooks
- Watch an interesting documentary
The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA): I have worked with the Vestibular Disorders Association for a while now as an Ambassador board member. They are an incredible nonprofit organization, and go above and beyond for the Meniere’s disease community on a regular basis. For almost 30 years, VEDA has been a highly respected source of scientifically credible information on vestibular disorders. Through their publications and online community, VEDA has reached literally millions of vestibular patients with critical information and support.
I highly recommend getting involved, either by becoming a supporting member, or as a volunteer. You can help make a difference.
Meniere’s Resources Inc.: Another great nonprofit organization that tirelessly serves the Meniere’s disease community, day in, day out. Meniere’s Resources Inc. is dedicated to raising public awareness about Meniere’s disease and providing support and encouragement to those still suffering from Meniere’s and other vestibular disorders.
The Ménière‘s Awareness Project: The Ménière‘s Awareness Project is a global support group, led by Judy McNamara Tripp, with a mission to shed light on those still suffering from Meniere’s disease. I encourage you to click “Like” and follow along.
The Meniere’s Disease Team: The Ménière‘s Disease Team is a global community dedicated to increasing awareness and advancing the development of new treatments for people living with Ménière‘s disease. They post news and helpful and inspirational content on a daily basis, as well as information on Meniere’s disease clinical trials.
Facebook Support Groups:
Meniere’s Disease Support Group: This is the Facebook-based support group that I run.
Meniere’s Disease Forums:
Looking to the Future – New Research into Meniere’s Disease:
Dr. López-Escámez: A Meniere’s disease researcher out of Grenada, Spain, who is conducting ground breaking research into Meniere’s disease. Click here to read an article I published on Dr. López-Escámez’s work.
Otonomy: In 2008, Jay Lichter, Ph.D., a partner at Avalon Ventures and biotechnology industry veteran, experienced his first severe attack of vertigo. While driving, he became severely disoriented and had to pull to the side of the road. After multiple doctor visits, he was diagnosed with Ménière’s disease and quickly experienced the limitations of available treatments. With his physician, Jeffrey Harris, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the division of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of California, San Diego, and several other experts in the field of otology, Dr. Lichter founded Otonomy to bring new treatment options to patients with ear disorders.
Their mission today remains the same – to develop and commercialize novel and best-in-class therapeutics to address the significant unmet medical needs of patients with disorders of the ear.
Bibliography and Books I Recommend Reading:
Becoming an Idea Machine: Because Ideas are the Currency of the 21st Century by Claudia Altucher
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
The Four Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan