Do you wonder if you have Brain Fog?
Brain fog is a common symptom that many people experience at some point in their lives. It can be challenging to describe and diagnose, as it often has multiple causes.
For those who suffer from it, brain fog can feel like a low energy state where it’s hard to focus and even harder to get anything done. Whether you’re a busy mom, a professional working at a computer, or anyone else who needs to be on top of their game, brain fog can be incredibly frustrating.
But don’t worry, there are things you can do to help alleviate the symptoms. In this article, we’ll explore some tips and techniques that can help you reduce brain fog and feel more alert and focused.
6 Steps to Eliminate Brain Fog:
Movement of all kinds is extremely helpful at reducing brain fog and all types of inflammation. We know it’s hard to find time to move with our busy lives that have us stuck in front of the screen. That’s why we’ve created short 5 min routines that move your entire body.
Try one of the following routines and you’ll be amazed at the difference 5 minutes can make:
2. Go outside
Making time to go outside is healing in so many ways. It allows the muscles of your eyes to relax (away from screens) while trees and sunshine give off chemicals that lower stress levels.
Studies show us that 5-10 minutes outside in the first half of your day go a long way to setting your circadian rhythms, improving sleep and lowering your cortisol and inflammation.
We can’t overstate the power of getting enough sleep. You heal when you sleep….you don’t when you don’t. See if you can stay off devices and try not to eat anything for 2-3 hours before bed.
Proper sleep will affect your health in so many positive ways. For more information listen to best selling author Matthew Walker share Why Sleep is Your Superpower.
4. Get adjusted
If your spine is out of alignment it affects your nerves .
Chiropractors check for nerve interference, if the nerves (particularly in your neck) are not functioning properly due to tension and locked joints you may suffer from increased inflammation, headaches, brain fog issues, vertigo and much more.
Research shows us that getting adjusted and keeping your spine healthy reduce inflammation and tension levels.
Make an appointment to get checked by one of our chiropractors.
5. Reduce inflammatory eating
Speak to a nutritionist who can help you balance you blood sugars and clean up anything that may be inflamming your system. Gut health has everything to do with brain health, mood and vitality.
The nutritionists at Shulman Weightloss really are the best at helping you master this! Our 1 on 1 personalized and private programs are hormonally balanced, anti-inflammatory and absolutely easy and delicious.
6. Wim Hoff Breathing Method
Wim Hof is not for everybody. If you love your comfort zones you will find his techniques intense. In fact, I wasn’t even sure it was for me… until I tried it.
Wim Hof created a deep breathing and cold water therapy technique that is spreading like wildfire. Cirque De Soleil, Tony Robbins, Laird Hamilton and many other high level achievers and athletes can’t say enough about it.
This technique uses the body’s ability to heal itself while maximizing strength and reducing inflammation. By oxygenating the body through rhythmic breathing and exposing it to cold it “turns on” the immune system in ways that are blowing the mind of scientists and enthusiasts. Researchers have studied its positive effect on autoimmune diseases and viruses with
There’s lots of info on the web and you can find his online course here: https://www.wimhofmethod.comBoth doctors have put this in our daily routine, and had the opportunity to meet and chat with Wim a few years ago. They can personally attest to many benefits from this method. (If you get a chance to see him personally he is very charismatic and entertaining.)
A note from Dr. Laina:
I first tried this technique because I’m fascinated with the untapped potential of the body to heal. Wim’s premise made sense, and his enthusiasm is contagious.
At the time I was beginning to experience some “brain fog” that was distressing to me. I was having moments where I had to “focus on focusing”.
I could relieve the issue through adjustments and a clean diet but they never completely disappeared.
I began with a healthy skepticism but the results were fairly immediate and undeniable. Not only did my endurance and strength improve, I ‘ve not had another episode since beginning this technique. The sense of well being that accompanies regular practice borders on addictive.
I have recommended this to many people who have had similar results.
It is worth repeating, this technique is not for everyone. You’ll need a love of adventure and getting outside your box.
Brain fog is a common symptom that can be caused by a variety of factors. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce its impact on your life.
By incorporating regular exercise, spending time outdoors, getting enough sleep, getting adjusted by a chiropractor, improving your diet, and trying the Wim Hoff breathing method, you can take control of your brain fog and start feeling more alert and focused.
It’s important to remember that everyone is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. Don’t be afraid to try different approaches until you find what works best for you. With a little patience and persistence, you can overcome brain fog and get back to living your life to the fullest.