Vertigo: Foods to Consume and Avoid, Oils, Herbs, and Treatments

In this post, we will learn about vertigo. If you are a patient of vertigo and want to treat naturally, here are some few tips and tricks that you should consider.

Understanding Vertigo 

Vertigo is really an imbalance where you are not able to find your center of mass. It occurs when your inner ears fail to communicate properly with the rest of your body, and there can be all kinds of symptoms, from dizziness to imbalance, even walking around in a fog.

And while vertigo is not something that people talk about all the time, there are various levels and severity that people deal with and it can actually impact, if not devastate somebody’s life.

Foods to consume

Low sodium

It’s really important when you’re dealing with imbalances of the body to lower the added sodium. Now, this does not include the good sources of sodium you get in your diet or organically balanced sodium, but you want to consume potassium-rich foods and you want to lower the consumption of what you would call sodium chloride or table salt.

Omega-3 fats

You want to boost your Omega-3 fat consumption. Fatty fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel, certain species of tuna, you want to be able to consume some sardines, and there are many other high Omega-3-fatty-acid-rich fish. You can also consume nuts such as walnuts, seeds such as flax, chia, and their oils.

Fruits and vegetables

As in any diet for any condition you want to consume a variety of fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants help the body fight off free radicals, and we believe that there’s a connection between vertigo and oxidative stress, as well as mineral deficiency.

So consuming a variety of colors is going to be good for any condition, but make sure if you’re dealing with vertigo, that imbalance, that you consume a variety of fruits and vegetables, fresh and prepared.

Vitamin B6 rich foods

B6 is great for your metabolism, but it’s also really good for balance. Nuts and seeds are good sources of B vitamins, mushrooms are good sources, meats such as fish, red meat, and dark meat poultry, all great sources of vitamin B6.

Boosting Vitamin B6 foods or consuming Vitamin B6 in a supplement form are important to get rid of vertigo.

Bone Broth

Bone broth helps your body’s fluids get in balance by bathing you in potassium, loading you with anti-inflammatory substances and collagen, which helps build the structure of the body. And your ears have a lot of cartilage and inner ear issues are what leads to vertigo.

But bone broth can help you bring balance, can help cleanse the body. Really, really important for you to consume. Make it yourself. Purchase bone broth in your local health food or grocery store, or use a powdered bone broth protein supplement.

Foods to avoid


Alcohol can cause toxic issues with the body because your liver needs to deal with it. Now, there are certainly some better sources of alcoholic drinks, such as organic, sulfite-free red wine, but lower or completely eliminate alcohol consumption.


We are not against caffeine. In fact, we’re fans of consuming organic tea, organic coffee, etc. But if you’re dealing with vertigo, let’s go ahead and stop the stimulants because the central nervous system, which is stimulated by caffeine, could be contributing to those issues.


Sugar imbalances the immune system. It causes a reaction that imbalances hormones. All of that is going to affect your body in multiple ways, maybe not directly affecting your body’s equilibrium or balance, but avoiding sugar, particularly added sugar, is going to help you eliminate or get rid of your vertigo.

Refined grains

You want to avoid any grains that are not whole grains. In fact, you may want to eliminate gluten-containing grains found in bread, cereals, pasta, and flour.

Consume heirloom grains, such as quinoa, amaranth, millet, black or purple rice that are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants.

When you’re dealing with vertigo, like any other condition, your gut’s involved, your immune system’s involved, and grains are not going to be your friend, especially when they’re refined.

Artificial sweeteners

In the last few decades, people have been so excited to lower their sugar content and lose weight or diet by consuming artificial sweeteners. Well, I can tell you the pink, yellow, or blue packets can be toxic to the body, have even been reported to cause neurological issues.



Ginger is anti-inflammatory. It’s great for the gut and the heart. It’s a warming herb that can provide energy to the body and help with circulation. We want to make sure that the body’s communicating properly so that these imbalances cease.

So ginger root in tea, consuming it in sort of candied ginger, so to speak, even though there’s a little sugar there, you can consume a ginger supplement, a ginger syrup. Use it in your food, dried or fresh.


Cayenne really boosts things. It’ll boost your metabolism and circulation, and it is a great spice to help your body find that balance.


Anti-inflammatory, great for the brain, it’s really good for the heart, it’s good for the skin. A powerful source of antioxidants as our cayenne and ginger, and if you’re dealing with vertigo or any bodily imbalance, turmeric in supplement form, essential oil, turmeric root, make a decoction or a tea. You cannot beat the benefits of turmeric. Turmeric is great dried or fresh, mixed in your recipes.

Essential oils


Use organic frankincense as an aroma. You can actually rub it on your hands and feet or Inhale it. I bet consistent use of frankincense is going to help you find that balance.

Ginger oil

Ginger essential oil’s a great way to warm things up, whether you’re aching or you just want to be energized and balanced, ginger is amazing.


Lavender essential oil is phenomenal. I believe that those who have vertigo, who are dealing with imbalances, can begin to find their center, because that’s what this is about, by inhaling, diffusing, and applying organic lavender essential oil.


And to invigorate the mind, muscles, and body, peppermint oil. Just inhaling it, rubbing it, or consuming it in water or recipes can really bring life to your body and clarity of mind, which is also an issue for people that suffer from vertigo.

Ylang ylang

Ylang-ylang is great for finding balance and peace and your center. Remember, vertigo occurs when your inner ears fail to communicate properly to the rest of your body.

And vertigo is really characterized by just being in a fog, not knowing where you are, not feeling right.

Holistic treatments


Chiropractic adjustments are a great way to find balance. And I’ve personally known many with vertigo who’ve had great success with chiropractic corrective care, spinal manipulation and making sure that your body is centered. Inner ear problems, ear infections are greatly helped with chiropractic.


Acupuncture is the multi-thousand-year-old approach to helping balance your body and has been shown to be effective in vertigo. So if you are someone who really wants to get your life back and get rid of vertigo, utilizing chiropractic and or acupuncture can be a great way to go.