Brain Fog – Consolidated17th September 2015
YOU KNOW THAT FEELING WHEN YOU WAKE UP AND FEEL LIKE YOUR HEAD IS STUFFED WITH WOOL? or when you are trying to think of a word and you simply just can’t find it? It’s called brain fog. Forgetfulness and not thinking clearly is part of the deal and as a result one may feel sluggish, tired, detached and hopeless. It can feel so frustrating, right?
There are many possible causes and the process of discovering these can be a bit tricky and long, but it’s the only way to find relief.
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EXPLORE THE AMAZING FOODS AND EXERCISES THAT ACT AS BRAIN TONICS AND CAN BOOST BRAINPOWER, MOOD, CLARITY AND FOCUS TO HELP YOU BEAT THE FOG. Starting with Essential Fats:
The human brain is the fattest organ in the body. In fact, 60% is made up of fat. DHA (docosahexanoic acid, a type of omega-3 fat) alone makes up about 15 -20% of your brain’s cerebral cortex. Numerous studies suggest that a deficiency in this essential fatty acid can affect cognitive function and how we learn.
We get this nutrient from one of two sources, breast milk as infants and wild fatty fish or pastured/grass fed animal brains and liver. That old saying we are what we eat is very true in this case – eat brains to make more brain. We can make it from a precursor, a shorter-chain omega-3 called alpha linoleic acid (ALA) found in walnuts, flaxseeds, algae, hemp and chia seeds but the conversion is ineffective in general, and appears to get progressively more ineffective with age. Elevated insulin levels (too much sugar) impair the enzyme- delta 6 desaturase necessary for the conversion.
Eat pastured, organic chicken, duck, lamb or beef livers and pastured organic lambs brains 3 per week. Livers can be enjoyed as a pate. Eat wild sock eye salmon or other wild fatty fish such as mackerel 3 per week. Take a quality, heavy metal free, pure fish oil as prescribed by your health care professional daily.
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