• Margaret Kavanagh

Simple strategies to reduce Brain Fog

Brain Fog is a term that is used to describe symptoms including slow or cloudy thinking, difficulty focusing, reduced memory or forgetfulness, and difficulty completing cognitive tasks.

Although Brain fog is a common symptom it’s not always recognised by doctors and there are no standard tests, treatments, or criteria to aid diagnosis. However, there are some simple steps that can be taken to relieve symptoms of brain fog.

Learning how to reduce brain fog can help you to get back to your life and get through your days without such a struggle.

Based on the research that is available so far, reducing systemic inflammation and supporting the gut seem to be the most promising strategies when it comes to reducing mental fatigue and fogginess.

The gut and the brain are connected in a multitude of ways, and brain fog may be caused by imbalances in the gut. When we target and treat gut health, mental clarity and brain function also tend to improve.

By following a few key strategies, you can reduce inflammation and start to heal your gut:

Diet: One of the most important things you can do to support brain health is to eat an anti-inflammatory diet that focuses on whole foods. Avoiding sugar, processed foods, and other inflammatory foods can make a huge difference when it comes to cognitive function.

Exercise: Regular exercise (especially outdoors) has been shown to reduce inflammation and improve gut health.

Sleep: Getting enough sleep might be one of the most important things you can do for your gut and your brain.

Chronic Stress is a cause of chronic inflammation which can have a negative impact on your gut health and cognitive function.

Working with an integrative nutrition professional who can identify what areas of your diet and lifestyle need to be addressed for your unique body and lifestyle is the best way to start your journey towards clearer thinking and improved gut health. Personalised plans with specific dietary recommendations along with supplements, recommended additional testing and other evidence-based approaches can transform your health and help you make the switch from exhausted to energised.

Margaret Kavanagh Nutrition offers one-to-one personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes as well as group corporate programmes.

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