Four are the key hormones that when they are in balance, everything works perfectly. However, when these hormones are out of balance, the brain may not properly detect and adjust your hormone levels, and the body may suffer from brain or brain fog.
Mental fog as a result of 4 kinds of unbalanced hormones
Fog can roll with some or all of them, weight rises, memory sizzles, and energy falls.
When your thyroid function is low, your brain function is low, often causing brain fog, slow processing speed and reflexes, cognitive decline, weight gain, fatigue, depression, irritability, constipation, and cold intolerance, among other symptoms.
This means that people with this problem are not converting enough active thyroid hormone (T3) from inactive thyroid hormone (T4).
One reason is poor conversion of T4 to T3 in the liver, but another common reason is that you have a malfunctioning gene.
They can be common genetic variations that limit the ability to convert T4 to T3 in the brain. Therefore, even though there are normal-appearing thyroid blood test results (thyroid stimulating hormone, free T3, and free T4), people experience many thyroid symptoms, from brain fog to fatigue and weight gain.
Most doctors have no idea about this genetic variation, how it affects T3 levels in the brain, and how to evaluate it. We’ll show you how below.
Low resistance to estrogen or low estrogen
Around age 40, the female brain slows down metabolic rate, known as brain metabolism, and symptoms of brain fog may develop.
Estrogen is one of the most important nutrients that protects your brain from deterioration. Estrogen also plays a role in women’s libido and sexuality.
Cortisol problems produce brain fog
When your cortisol is too high or too low, or both during the day, you may experience brain fog. The root cause is high perceived stress.
The control system, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, spirals out of control when allostatic load (stress) exceeds reserves, causing brain fog, anxiety, depression, addiction, and memory problems.
Additionally, high stress can damage mitochondria, leading to low energy, reduced stamina, and decreased mental flexibility.
You may not feel stressed, but a move, a demanding schedule, or sick parents have a way of sneaking into your mitochondria and slowing down your brain body.
When you eat too many refined carbohydrates for your system, your insulin can spike, causing your blood sugar to go from high to low, causing mental confusion.
As a result, it stores fat no matter what you try. The key is to keep your blood sugar relatively stable at around 70 to 85 mg / dL during fasting, and averaging around 85 to 92 all the time.
For many that means setting the best carbohydrate threshold so you’re not getting too little (related to mood problems and hair loss) or too much (related to insulin resistance).
One of the best ways to restore insulin is with intermittent fasting.
The brain-body protocol: clearing the brain fog
Brain fog happens to everyone occasionally. However, persistent brain fog is what we are addressing in this part of the brain-body diet.
The key areas we will address to keep your mind clear are neurogenesis, reducing neuroinflammation, and protecting the blood-brain barrier.
Eat to regain your clarity
Toxins can make you foggy, and it may take a week or two before you begin to clear the fog once you remove the toxins, depending on your toxic load.
The best way to start is with your food. You don’t have to be overweight to develop brain fog and experience other health damages – you just have to be malnourished.
The goal of clearing the brain fog is to decrease inflammation and increase neurogenesis by eating anti-inflammatory foods and the correct type and doses of carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats, and then increasing the production of BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) through of lifestyle choices.
You are your best guide, so choose the foods that you determine your body is most likely to process well. When in doubt, check your blood sugar two hours after eating foods that you think may cause mental confusion.
- Eat sea vegetables like hijiki, which can block brain damage caused by air pollution.
- Eat good fats like coconut oil, MCT oil, olive oil, olives, avocados, and walnuts.
- Cook with turmeric because it is anti-inflammatory.
- Eat healthy fiber to feed your good bacteria and prevent dysbiosis.
- Eat probiotic foods like sauerkraut, miso, and kimchi.
- Avoid sugar. Look for it in all your foods. Be careful because it hides in tomato sauce and salad dressings. Eliminate artificial sweeteners. Are you still drinking diet soda? Drop that right now. It is not a pleasure, it produces an unbalanced microbiota and produces brain fog.
- Avoid alcohol.
- stop dairy and grains. Eliminate them for a total of 40 days, then add them and see how you react. Other common food intolerances include soybeans and corn, so if you still feel cloudy after eliminating dairy and grains, try eliminating those as well.
- Turn off all electronic screens at least one hour before bed. Limit the use of cell phones. Consider removing Wi-Fi throughout your home and using a wired Internet connection.