Have you noticed that you are thinking and processing information slower than you use to? You may suspect that this is just a result of aging, but in reality you may actually be dealing with brain fog. Luckily, there are a variety of simple things you can try to remedy your clouded mind! Here a few options for you to try:
Actively Aim To Relax
Learning to relax is never an easy feat, particularly if you live in a face-paced, metropolitan city. It’s important that you actively take time to focus your full attention on relaxing on a regular basis. This means both your mind and body! Taking time for yourself to get a massage, meditate, or do some yoga can help improve your mental awareness and capacity. Listening to your favorite music is also another option for increasing your brain power while calming your overall state.
Get Some Exercise
Getting the blood and oxygen moving in your body with some exercise is a phenomenal way to improve your brain cognition. Studies have shown that doing aerobic exercises, particularly in the morning hours, can improve both the learning and memory. Something as simple as a 40 minute walk a few times a week can clear your foggy brain in no time!
People often don’t realize how crucial getting a good night’s sleep is in order for our bodies to function properly. Not getting enough sleep can cause both brain fog and anxiety, not to mention contribute to an overall lack of focus and energy. Studies have even suggested that sleep quality is more important for the brain and body than sleep quantity. Aim to get between 6-8 hours of sleep each night, but keep in mind that each individual is different, so going by your own body and how you feel is ideal.
Detox Your Environment
In this day and age, our every day environment is filled with chemicals and toxins that are all too often the cause of brain fog. Everything from new clothing, lawn care, furniture, and even cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that tend to slow down our cognitive function. Eliminating the amount of chemicals and unnatural substances we expose our body to on a daily basis can help lessen the burden on your detoxification system, as well as clear your head!
Change Your Diet
Did you know that about 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies of some kind? Whether you are aware of it or not, you may have a mild allergy to something you eat everyday that could be the culprit of your brain fog! Simply changing your diet and eliminating common allergens such as dairy (casein products), gluten, eggs, nuts, and soy are a good place to start.
Seeing A Doctor
“We address all this and more here at Doctors at Trump Place with an Integrative Physical,” says Dr.Kogan. An Integrative Physical is a 360 degree assessment of how you are functioning on the physiologic and energetic levels. Your dreams, tastes, and favorite colors are being evaluated among hundreds of other things, which define the unique you. Mind-Body protocols are then created to help the patient achieve their best mental potential naturally and permanently. For more information, feel free to check out our website or call us at 212-580-0900 and ask about the Integrative Physical.