Are you having trouble focusing at work? Keep forgetting that one important thing on your to-do list? Experiencing a general lack of concentration? If you answered yes, then you may be suffering from brain fog.
Brain fog is a generalized term used to describe a variety of symptoms that affect your ability to think clearly. Sufferers often feel confused, disorganized, stressed and exhausted.
While temporarily forgetting or misremembering something is common, brain fog can have a serious impact on your life when it’s persistent. A lack of mental clarity can quickly result in problems in the workplace, relationships, and family life.
More and more studies are being published everyday detailing the relationship between food and human behavior. From the effects certain diets have on depression to the role nutrition plays on behavioral and emotional problems in children, it’s clear that the foods we eat are crucial in maintaining a healthy, productive lifestyle.
On a very basic level, it’s easy to understand that the more healthfully we eat, the better we’ll perform both mentally and physically. For instance, if you eat a balanced diet composed of unrefined carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vegetables, whole grains and healthy oils, you should see an improvement in focus over a diet rich in simple sugars and processed foods.
Simply put, the more nutrient rich foods the better.
If it seems like you’re eating and doing all the right things, you may suffer from a food intolerance.
A food intolerance occurs when our bodies cannot properly digest and convert the foods we eat into the necessary nutrients that fuel our systems. When this happens, the immune system will kick-in and start attacking the improperly digested proteins, ultimately causing inflammation, which then can cause many negative symptoms including brain fog.
Eliminating and replacing problem foods from your diet may help fight against brain fog. The quickest way to identify your food intolerances is by taking a blood test that measures IgG antibody levels against a variety of different food proteins.
This kind of testing helps to quickly identify which foods are responding negatively with your system and can be much more efficient than food journaling or guess-and-check diets.
All that’s left to do after you get your results is to eliminate the foods you’re intolerant to. That’s it. No follow ups. No exercise regiments. Zero hassles.