I sat down to work yesterday and realized the state of my brain fog; it was debilitating. I personally have an issue with gluten, which is the common source of my food-induced brain fog. We went to a party the day before and apparently I consumed something with gluten.
I had to scratch a day of work.
I spent the remainder of the day thinking about brain fog, thinking of the gut-brain connection and thinking about my health.
As best I could, with foggy thoughts.
Yesterday was one of my worst brain fog days ever; so sitting with the brain fog and accepting it was the bulk of my effort.
Brain fog or mental fatigue can be from a number of sources such as lack of sleep, nutrient deficiencies, glutenous grains, sugar, alcohol, MSG, dehydration, bacterial overgrowth from overconsumption of sugar, depression, or even a thyroid condition.
If you have experienced brain fog then you know how devastating it is, especially when you are trying to do anything but chill on the couch.
Problem-solving, deciding, creating, working or even a deeper conversation are all off the table when gluten is in my system.
If I am vulnerably honest with you… my food-induced brain fog for me feels like someone is sitting on my head. I can’t see, I can’t think. I feel this pressure on my head that feels like it is suffocating my brain.
And yesterday, it got me a little scared.
I had to catch myself from going down a rabbit hole and stop myself from thinking the fog was going to last forever, or that it meant that something was horribly wrong with me.
It was a day I hope to not repeat.
Twenty-four hours later and two coffee enemas my head is cleared and I can think straight again.
Which brings me to the point that I personally will do, and have done, pretty much anything to optimize my health.
In fact, I have built my life around prioritizing my health.
When I zoom out and look at my life; the most important thing in it is my health.
The way that I see it: the state of my health determines how I am able to live my life.
Maybe you have another digestive issue that keeps you up at night or stops you from fully functioning in the day.
- How do you respond?
- Are you proactive in figuring out what is going on?
- What are you willing to change in your life to get your health at optimal levels?
One of my go-tos (for food-induced brain fog or bloating) is coffee enemas.