Cutting Through Brain Fog

“I can’t think straight. I can’t concentrate. My brain feels sluggish. I struggle to find the right word. I can’t remember what I did yesterday. I feel slow in the head. I keep bumping into things. I feel mentally exhausted.”
Brain fog is a general term that describes a variety of symptoms such as loss of mental clarity, inability to focus or concentrate, problems with learning and remembering, slow thinking, trouble navigating spaces and “clumsiness”, and difficulty with language or word finding.
Most of us will experience these symptoms at some point in our lives but for some people, brain fog is a constant cognitive state that can last for days and even years and interferes with their work and quality of life.

Persistent brain fog is a common sign for several health conditions such as:
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Yeast infections
  • Food sensitivities
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Chronic infections

How to cut through brain fog:

  • Drink enough water to stay hydrated.
  • Keep a food journal to identify food sensitivities
  • Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in sugar & processed foods. 
  • Focus on “brain foods” such as salmon, nuts, and dark chocolate that are rich in iron, zinc, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin D, omega 3, and vitamin C.
  • Improve your sleep quantity & quality.
  • Talk to a Valeo health coach to work on all the above.

Your Valeo Health Coach will help you identify the root causes of your brain fog, develop methods for coping with brain fog and eventually reduce the side effects to overcome it.