Useful Links and Discussion Groups
Salt Matters Discussion Group
The Salt Matters Discussion Group was set up to discuss how to prevent or treat salt-related health problems by returning to a healthier intake of salt and sodium. It also provides help on how to obtain low salt foods, recipes, and other issues related to good control of salt. Messages are moderated before being posted but once posted are sent to all group members.
Send a blank email to: email@example.com if you’d like to join this group.
Meniere’s Chat Group
The Meniere's Chat Group is a free email peer support group whose members provide social support to each other and share information about Meniere's disease and other vestibular disorders. It is like a group of friends chatting to each other, discussing a subject of common interest. Messages are moderated before being posted but once posted are sent to all group members.
Send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join this group.
Sydney Menieres Support Group
Venue: Benlindi House, 184 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW.(Located next to Glebe Library).
Cost: $6-$10 (to cover costs of venue and insurance)
RSVP Essential – email email@example.com .
East Melbourne Menieres Support Group
Contact Andrea Arnett by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0422 602 429 or details of meeting dates. Meets at Camberwell Library.
Meniere's Disease Australia - Down Under Dizzies Group
You have to apply to join, so when the Facebook page opens, click on the 'Join' button.
Ballarat Balance Disorders Support Group
Canberra Menieres Support Group
Contact: Kelly by email email@example.com
Venue: Letchworth Community Centre, 28 Miller Street, Queanbeyan
Right click on addresses below and select 'open link in new window' or 'open link in new tab' to go to these sites.
The Australian Dietary Guidelines provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence, developed after looking at good quality research.
By following the dietary patterns recommended in the Guidelines, we will get enough of the nutrients essential for good health and also help reduce our risk of chronic health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and obesity.
An interesting and useful site with illustrated information on low-salt processed foods in Australia
The Australian Heart Foundation talks about reducing salt in our diet.
A good Australian site for checking the nutritional information (including the sodium content) of branded food products
Site provides lots of useful information on salt and salt skipping, food labels, etc. Site has been updated as of May 2018.
Access a 30 page guide to low salt eating produced by SMANZ (Salt Matters - Australia New Zealand). The guide includes advice on reducing salt in the diet, an illustrated shopping list of low salt foods, advice on how to get low salt food when eating out, the importance of low salt bread, suppliers of low salt foods, support groups, links to useful websites, and books for salt skippers.
Whirled Foundation has closed in 2018 but the website is still active and has useful information and links for all sufferers of Menieres Disease, dizziness, vertigo and balance attacks.
Links page updated 25/9/2018