Brain fog is the term given to the confusion, loss of memory, spaciness and inability to concentrate or pay attention that is usually inappropriate to a person’s age. It can occur in chemotherapy patients, people with fibromyalgia as well as patients with Sjogren’s syndrome. Some amount of cognitive decline is common as we age but if you are experiencing memory lapses and mood swings despite being normal otherwise, do use the following natural remedies to get rid of brain fog anxiety.
1. Optimize your health and lifestyle
Underlying deficiencies, lack of exercise and inadequate mental stimulus can all result in brain fog and anxiety. In order to curb these symptoms, you must change your lifestyle. Is your job leaving you feeling depressed? Perhaps it is time for a change. Even a small change can bring about a paradigm shift in your thinking. Exercise and eat healthy and set daily goals. This is essential step in lifting the brain fog.
2. Reduce heavy metals and toxic overload from the system
From time to time, detoxify your system through fasting, juicing, or chelation therapy. A colon cleanse is particularly beneficial. Remove heavy metals from the kidneys, lungs and organs by drinking plenty of water, dandelion and other herbal teas. For 2 days, do not eat any solids and drink only soups and stews instead. You can also do a juice fast. These can remove congestion from the bowels and keep your colon clean.
3. Curb Candida overgrowth
If you have a Candida or yeast overgrowth, then there is a possibility that you may experience brain fog. Brain fog Candida symptoms can be treated by avoiding sugar, refined flour, soda and sweetened beverages. Also avoid all packaged foods. Cook your own meals and eat organic and fresh produce. A colon cleanse can also help relieve brain fog Candida symptoms.
4. Balance hormones
Brain fog is often a thyroid related condition. Test to see if your thyroid hormones are functioning as they should. We have discussed many natural remedies to balance hormones. Also check out my article on how to maintain thyroid health.
5. Cool off inflammation
Today, most of us eat acidic foods like breads, sugar, packaged goods, artificial dyes and preservatives. These lead to inflammation which impacts our bodies in numerous ways. One of the impacts is also on the brain resulting in mental fatigue, lack of attention, memory issues etc. So eat more alkaline foods to balance the ph and make it more alkaline.
Here are 11 remedies to alkalize the body fast.
6. Calm the mind
Brain fog will last longer if your mind is anxious all the time. Try to calm the mind through meditation, sleep, laughter therapy and other mind body techniques. Visualization, positive reaffirmations, yoga and Tai’Chi can also help. Deep breathing exercises, alternate nostril breathing and brain balancing exercises are some more remedies for calming the mind and alleviating brain fog confusion.
7. Cook with coconut oil
Even one teaspoon of unrefined or virgin coconut oil is adequate to keep your brain sharper throughout the day. Eat a tablespoon of coconut oil in the morning; add it to your coffee or cook your eggs with it. You can also perform oil pulling with coconut oil to remove toxins from the body.
8. Take antioxidants
Antioxidants fight free radicals and the damage they wreak on our system. Free radicals are rogue molecules having an unpaired electron in their last orbit. These molecules give rise to tumors and cancerous growths in the body. Antioxidant rich foods help fight free radicals and prevent said damage. Many natural foods are rich in antioxidants including fresh fruit and vegetables, dark chocolate with more than 60% cocoa, Turmeric, Bromelain etc.
9. Brain fog diet
An ideal brain fog diet is one that is rich in antioxidants and typically cooked in olive or coconut oil. It consists of low sugar and gluten. You must also avoid wheat, white rice,bread and pasta. Go for whole grains, particularly ancient grains like millet, amaranth, and buckwheat. Paleo diet is ideal as it consists of grass fed organic lean meat, very low carbohydrates and high amounts of good fats like avocados, olive oil, nuts, etc. Drink plenty of fresh fruit juices especially celery, apples and carrot juices. Eat walnuts, flaxseeds and fatty fish. Vegetarians can take Omega 3 essential oil supplements.
Take food grade borax mixed with fresh filtered, mineral water. Borax chelates toxins from the system and not only reduces brain fog anxiety but also improves energy levels.
11. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar makes the body more alkaline and helps fight inflammation. Mix one tablespoon of organic unrefined ACV with a few teaspoons of organic honey and ¼ teaspoon of baking soda. Add the mixture to a glass of water and drink it on an empty stomach. Repeat this remedy daily to have more energy, lesser depression and better digestion as well.
12. Take cold showers
Cold showers also help reduce brain fog symptoms. They improve blood circulation and make you feel energetic and exhilarated. Many people with brain fog have experienced enhanced clarity and improved attention spans with cold shower therapy.
Try these 12 remedies for brain fog and see the difference in your symptoms.