If you struggle with brain fog, you are not alone! It’s difficult to fix. Here are 5 ways to get rid of brain fog that you probably haven’t tried!
Brain fog is frustrating. When you’re having trouble thinking, it’s especially hard to figure out what is causing it. Even worse, there are so many causes! If your brain fog happens to be linked to your gut health, these 5 ways may just help!
5 Ways To Fix Brain Fog
But brain fog can be surprisingly simple to fix – if you find the right solution! Follow the steps below to get your brain back, along with the rest of your life!
Let Go Of Gluten
If you are still holding tight to the gluten in your life, I’m sorry! It’s time to put try an alternative. In some people, gluten can have a negative effect on your digestive system, which can lead to brain fog.
The great news is that it is incredibly easy to find tasty gluten-free alternatives and plenty of gluten-free cookbooks.
Up Your Omega 3’s
The rich fatty acids in fish and Omega 3 supplements can have a very big benefit on inflammation and on your brain. It has also been known to benefit mood in higher doses – win/win!
I like Nordic Naturals brand because it is in the triglyceride format, which some say is more readily absorbed.
Reduce Your Sugar Intake
Ahh sugar. It’s so sweet and comforting and delicious. Until you wake up the every day having trouble thinking clearly. You can cut way back. Finding sugar free alternatives for your coffee, tea, and meals can help.
There are plenty of sweet sugar-free alternatives available that taste great. Stevia is one of my favorites. Monk Fruit is another option. For sugar-free baking or recipes, I really like Pyure. Some people also enjoy Swerve… It’s not my favorite, but it’s very popular.
For me, a handful of chocolate chips or a couple of pieces of dark chocolate at the end of the day will really hit the spot. Tip: Mix chocolate with raspberries for a delicious treat!
Sometimes our nervous system can get overwhelmed. Imagine this: You are at a busy, crowded event at the local fair. It’s hot out and you are sweating. Everywhere you look there are flashing lights and kids running around screaming. The music is loud. Your brain is feeling completely overstimulated. Some people may feel anxious or exhausted.
This can happen even on a normal day where we are multi-tasking or just juggling too much. Sometimes our brain just needs a rest, especially if you have a high-stress lifestyle.
Taking time out each day to lay down and rest, meditate, knit, write, color, or sit in nature. It can feel incredibly restorative to your nervous system.
This may be a big one. But it’s just an experiment. You don’t have to eat grain-free forever. If you’ve tried all the other steps and still experience brain fog, you can try this for a few days to see if it helps. Everyone’s body works differently and it may take a little detective work on your end.
This works the same way as eliminating gluten. Grains may have an effect on your digestive system and sometimes the only way to know is to try it. Try swapping grains for sweet potatoes, green vegetables, cauliflower, butternut squash, delicata squash, pumpkin, and more! There are so many great options you can pick here.
Once you get your brain back, things begin to feel possible again. Your mood may improve, your stress levels may reduce, and suddenly the energy you’ve been missing is back again!
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. This is not medical advice. This is based on my own personal experience and research. Please consult with your doctor or health professional for individual recommendations and before making any health changes (including supplements, as they may interact with certain medications).