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Do You Suffer From Brain Fog

Do you suffer from brain fog, lack of resilience or depression? These are all signs of brain cell dysfunction. I will try to cover a few possible causes of brain fog, as well as how to resolve it.
Circadian Rhythm is our internal clocks which regulate the timing of various hormones. It is directly tied to brain function. When the circadian rhythm is off whack, it leads to brain fog. So making sure that you are getting down time at night with low blue light exposure is essential for keeping your internal clock running properly.
Toxins are also connected to fatigue. There are many toxins which have been shown to damage the mitochondria and cause neuroinflammation. Dr. Majid Ali claims that 40% of his chronic fatigue patients suffer from heavy metal toxicity. Similarly, the UUMA in Sweden reported that nearly all patients with chronic fatigue have abnormal levels of mercury in their cells.
The common toxins that we are faced with are, heavy metals, fluoride, BPA, food additives, drugs, mold and mold toxins, pesticides, indoor air pollutants and chlorine. There are many more, this is just a list of some of the known toxins that we often are exposed to. Reducing exposure to these toxins together with detoxing by means of chelation, sauna therapy and fruit pectin can lower your toxin overload.
Food can also play a big role in brain fog and fatigue. An inflammatory diet can drive inflammation. A poor diet can ultimately lead to a leaky blood brain barrier, inflammation, cause cortisol spikes and drops and can be detrimental to mitochondria. Making the proper food choices may relieve your fatigue.
Another factor is low vagal tone. This is the bodies culminative response to stress. Poor vagal tone is caused by constant stress, past trauma, genetics and poor gut health. Low vagal tone is a complex understanding of the sympathetic and parasympathetic system. Low vagal tone can result in anxiety disorders, blood sugar issues, frequent urination, low resistance to stress, negative emotions, jitteriness, lack of relaxation while eating, digestive problems, high cortisol and lack of orgasms.
Self-critical perfectionism is very strongly associated with chronic fatigue. The constant negative thoughts about oneself are a constant burden and stress on our nervous system. When a person is self-critical, the brain is understanding that it is not in a safe environment. Something is not right. If this is constant, then the brain is constantly picking up that it should not relax. This can lead to burnout and chronic fatigue.
Blood sugar levels should also be looked into.
Symptoms of high blood sugar are fatigue after eating, constant hunger, excess body fat around the waist, high fasting blood sugar levels, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination, cravings for sweets after meals and daily fatigue.
Low blood sugar symptoms are irritability, low energy, dependency on coffee upon waking, lightheadedness when missing a meal, craving for sweets, waking up in middle of the night, feeling nervous and anxious, poor memory, becoming upset very easily, blurred vision, feeling the need to eat to relieve fatigue and feeling shacky and jittery.
High blood sugar levels have a negative impact on the brain cells and low blood sugar does not provide the brain with enough fuel.

What can you do about it? Here are some strategies to help you rid yourself from fatigue and brain fog. Optimizing blood sugar levels can take you a long way. To fix it make sure that you eat a decent amount of protein EVERY meal. Avoid added sugars and white grains. Doble dip your vegetable portion by mealtime.
The proper amount of protein is around 30 grams of protein per meal. Try it. It could really make a difference.
Make sure your circadian rhythm is on track by avoiding blue light and bright lights within 2 hours before bedtime. By getting sun exposure upon arising in the morning and by sleeping in complete darkness.
Avoid caffeine dependency. Coffee has lots of antioxidants and has health benefits. The thing is though, that being dependent on coffee is promotes negative neurotransmitter adaptations in the brain which drain energy. By cycling on and off of coffee, say one day coffee and skip the next two, you can get the health benefits of it without having any negative impact.
You must turn off excess inflammation to rid yourself of brain fog. Eat anti-inflammatory foods to cool down the fire of inflammation, as well as avoiding inflammation promoting foods and practices. Powerful anti-inflammatory foods and vitamins are things like blueberries, pomegranate, curcumin, omega 3 fats, ALA, lion’s mane mushroom, bacopa, CBD, phospholipids and sulforaphane. Getting sound and quality sleep helps turn down inflammation, as well as meditation and red-light therapy.
Focus on healing the blood-brain barrier. Detoxify from toxins which cause leaky blood-brain barrier. Decrease the bad stress. Eat lots of broccoli sprouts. Using a sauna is a great way to detox and also has the benefits of hormesis.
There are over 5,000 studies about the effects of red and NIR light therapy. It boosts mitochondria, decreases inflammation, increases nerve growth factor and enhances cognitive performance.
The final recommendation I have is to stimulate the vagus nerve. Meditate, sing, laugh, breathe slowly, get sun exposure, chew gum, massage, increase social life and relationships and gargle. This will get you out of a chronically stressed mode. Avoid things that increase our sensory load such as, being indoors exposed to artificial light. Listening to loud background music. Staring at screens for too long. Listening to loud music when driving and always being on the go without taking breaks. Smile and be happy!
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