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How To Beat Brain Fog - Step 6

Elanya van Heerden

Tags brain fog, cloudy mind, mental fatigue, stress causes brain fog

How To Beat Brain Fog - Step 6

Stress management is all about taking charge – no matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure, beat brain fog and regain mind clarity. The simple realization that you do indeed have control in your stress management is the foundation of managing it. Step one in this process would be to identify the sources of stress in your life, specifically chronic stress, as it is this persistent kind of stress that is contributing significantly to brain fog. Step two would be to decide how to deal with the stress. The Mayo Clinic...


How To Beat Brain Fog - Step 5

How To Beat Brain Fog - Step 5

Unfortunately, despite your best efforts you may still be experiencing persistent brain fog. This was certainly the case for me. I wasn’t happy to start supplementing my diet. If you are thinking that most of your nutrients should be derived from eating a wide variety of foods, you are just like me! For goodness sake, I’m a chef, of course I want to say that eating the amazing foods available in a first world country, and even developing country, would be adequate. But sadly, it’s not. Supplementing your diet – when you’ve tried all the tips and tricks in the...


How To Beat Brain Fog - Step 4

Elanya van Heerden

Tags brain fog, cloudy mind, dehydration causes brain fog, mental fatigue

How To Beat Brain Fog - Step 4

Step four in beating your brain fog is drinking water – plenty of it! Roughly three-quarters of the human brain is composed of water, and when dehydrated, it actually shrinks in volume! Yikes!  A study conducted in 2015 at Loughborough University found that dehydrated drivers’ performance was just as poor as that of people who completed similar tests while at the legal limit for blood alcohol content. The errors committed by the drivers included lane drifting, late braking and touching or crossing the rumble strip or lane line.  Easy enough to see the link between clear thinking and staying hydrated, don’t...


How To Beat Brain Fog - Step 3

Elanya van Heerden

Tags allergens cause brain fog, brain fog, cloudy mind, mental fatigue

How To Beat Brain Fog - Step 3

Avoid allergens -  According to a 2015 report published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, people most likely to suffer from brain fog include those people suffering gluten intolerance symptoms or other food allergies. The fuzzy feeling of brain fog could possibly be caused by the inflammation that results when your body tries to counteract your allergy symptoms. Oftentimes, the inflammation is of such low grade that you don’t even realise you are suffering from inflammation. You have simply become used to being mildly bloated, somewhat constipated and sometimes have a runny nose. If this sounds familiar, it might be exactly what...


How To Beat Brain Fog - Step 2

Elanya van Heerden

Tags brain fog, cloudy mind, mental fatigue, poor diet affects brain fog

How To Beat Brain Fog - Step 2

After treating my  sleeplessness, I had a long, hard look at my diet.   As a chef, I work with food all day long, so I thought I was eating a pretty balanced diet. Turns out I wasn’t, because I had been eating the wrong quantities of the wrong foods!  Yes food pyramid, I'm shoot daggers with my eyes at you... If you want to beat brain fog, you simply have to ADJUST YOUR DIET - safely! By cutting down on processed foods & refined sugar you will go a long way in avoiding inflammation.  Eliminating the artificial colors, flavors and...

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