It never cease to amaze me.
On my new patient intake forms, anybody past about age 30 or 35 lists brain fog as a primary symptom.
It seems the whole country has it.
The people in their 30’s and 40’s don’t want it, and they ask me how to fix it.
But the people in their 50’s and above just accept it as a “normal” part of aging.
And nothing could be further from the truth!
At NO age is brain fog normal.
Sure, the brain may slow down like anything else in the body with age, but it shouldn’t be foggy.
Our genes and our brains are plastic. They can mold their outcome through our lifestyles….
Our diets are very important. We need fresh foods, with lots of green and yellow vegetables, fiber, and rich readily useable protein.
We need good quality sleep.
This is another thing that I learn during the new patient visit with people.
They aren’t sleeping!
You need at least 5 straight hours without waking up in order to make the correct hormones for the next day.
Very few people I come across are achieving this.
But more often than not we can get people sleeping well in a short amount of time.
Toxins are taking their toll on the brain. Heavy metals, toxic halogens, and other chemicals such as industrial compounds, pesticides and herbicides, along with chemicals in our food and water are rampant.
These create severe negative effects on our cells and especially the brain.
Dehydration is equally problematic.
Most people just don’t get enough good, clean alkaline water in each day.
By weight the brain is 60 percent fat. We need good and not bad fats like hydrogenated oils.
Coconut oil is one of our favorites, along with omega-3 fatty acids like EPA and DHA.
Neurons are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
EPA improves blood flow, which boosts overall brain function.
Low levels of omega-3 fatty acids have been associated with depression, anxiety, obesity, ADHd, suicide, and an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
For goodness sakes make sure you vitamin D levels are high enough (above 60 ng/dl).
Yeah, yeah the medical lab reports say it should be above 30 and you’re good.
But that’s not the case.
You need it above 60 for optimal function.
I have seen people’s reports in the teens, like 17!
Not good at all. This is setting you up for major problems in the future.
And last, but certainly not least we have regular chiropractic adjustments.
Nothing we know of to date has more of an impact on brain function than a chiropractic adjustment.
The research on this in the past decade has been astounding.
So don’t settle for brain fog.
It’s not normal. It’s no way to live.
Life is too short.
You just need to remove the interferences and allow the body to heal itself.
Your brain is the most important thing you own. Treat it with respect and it will serve you a long, long time.