Brain fog is the feeling of forgetfulness, lack of focus, and confusion. Although many people experience it, brain fog isn’t normal.
The good news is it’s completely treatable.
What Is Brain Fog?
When you can’t focus or think straight, your brain is letting you know that you need to address the imbalance in your life. Brain fog affects not only your ability to think but your ability to put thoughts into words as well.
Causes of Brain Fog
The causes of brain fog are typically the result of side effects from a medical condition or a certain type of lifestyle. The other reasons for brain fog include:
- Eating the wrong foods
- Prescription drugs and OTC medications
- Not getting enough sleep
- Lack of physical activities
- Contaminants in your residence
- Underlying health conditions
- Nutritional deficiencies
Ways to Get Rid of Your Brain Fog for Good
Eat the Right Foods
Not eating the right kind of foods is one of the most common causes of brain fog. Eating the wrong foods is by far, the most common cause of brain fog. Luckily, it’s simple to remedy.
Get More Fat in Your Diet
Yes, this is correct. While glucose is the brain fuel, fat is the “supreme fuel.” Fat aids the brain in creating the raw materials necessary in producing crucial brain chemicals. If you don’t eat enough fat, the brain uses itself for fuel.
To get rid of brain fog and have a healthy brain, consume a diet of healthy fat from eggs, grass-fed meat, nuts, avocados, olive oil, and coconut oil.
No More Vegetable Oils (Sunflower, Canola, and Safflower)
Canola oil particularly is high in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids which is a factor in brain inflammation. Brain inflammation may be an underlying cause of brain fog.
Don’t worry that dietary cholesterol is bad for your brain. The brain has a lot of cholesterol and too little of it raises your chance of suffering from depression and dementia. Steering clear of dietary cholesterol puts your brain and your life at risk.
Omega-3s “The Brain Food”
Most people have heard of omega-3s referred to as ‘the brain food.”
This is because the essential fatty acids in omega-3s are found in high concentrations in the brain. They are vital to good brain functionality and health. The best dietary sources are fish like sardines, salmon, and trout. If these fish aren’t a regular part of your diet, taking an omega-3 supplement will work as well.
When your brain fog is particularly bad, take a supplement with a high amount of docosahexaenoic acid. Docosahexaenoic acid is very helpful for your brain. It’s a key structural component of brain cells in the cerebral cortex. This is the area of the brain that deals with memory, attention, judgment, and emotions.
If you have been suffering from brain fog and want to learn what brain fog treatment options are best for you, call us and schedule a consultation.