The Secret Cause To Brain Fog You Must Know About

The Secret Cause To Brain Fog You Must Know About

October 9, 2019 2 By Ewald Bahringer


Why do I have brain fog?
We hear this question so very much. I’m Dr. Carrie Lam and
this is Dr. Michael Lam. We’re here to talk about what
brain fog is and what causes it. What is actually a definition or what
does brain fog actually feel like? Some people just feel like they
have a fog come over them. It’s hard to do things or
hard to concentrate. Sometimes they go in and out of being
able to remember certain phone numbers or even do simple math problems. Sometimes it’s worse after
you take some supplements. Sometimes it’s worse after you eat. It’s just mentally not very clear. Some of the other definitions
would be mild confusion, sometimes memory loss, but it is something
that we see very, very often and there are many, many causes
that we’re going to go through. One of them is Adrenal Fatigue. How does Adrenal Fatigue
actually cause brain fog? Well, Adrenal Fatigue is a condition where the
body is in the process of trying to slow down in order to preserve its energy when it’s
dealing with stress that is overwhelming. Now when the body goes through a stressful
situation and tries to conserve energy, it slows down all the
metabolic functions, so the gut slows down,
the brain slows down, the heart beating slows down,
the blood pressure becomes dysregulated. If you think about the food that
cause the chemicals in our body, when the metabolism goes down, then what happens is that the breakdown
pieces becomes accumulating in the body. I would use an analogy of a garbage
disposal under your sink. It’s supposed to turn 100%, so when
you put a chicken bone underneath, it turns and then it breaks into smaller
pieces and they flush out of your system. However, if this turning
process is compromised, maybe even 90%, it’s not dysfunctional
in the sense that it’s not working. It’s working It’s just kind of slowed down because
that is the body’s way of conserving energy, then therefore you’re going to have pieces
of metabolites that’s flowing in the body. It’s almost like you go to the kitchen and it looks clean but it kind of stinks and so it’s this discomfort zone that your body
is in and when these metabolites go to the brain, it causes an inflammatory reaction because it’s supposed to go to
the brain through the blood and then it comes out through the kidneys
and you pee it out from the rest of the fluids, but it’s not because it’s stuck in
the brain, and causes inflammation. This is what we think is one
of the primary etiologies when it comes to an
Adrenal Fatigue situation. Right, and you’re talking
about the metabolites. I mean, yeast and viral infections are
also very prominent causes of brain fog. Yes, and Candida, Epstein-Barr virus, H. Pylori, even Lyme disease. Some of these are contributing factors but the important thing to understand is
not that these issues or these pathogens by themselves causes brain fog. Brain fog is just a symptom of what we
understood now is a slowdown in metabolism. Talking about metabolism, some people,
Even when they feel like they have low blood sugar can feel this fog come over them. They get a little shaky and
jittery and they just feel like they’re unable to concentrate very
well, so that is also another cause. Sometimes it come and go and
sometimes it gets better with food because once you stabilize
the blood sugar, then the body’s metabolism
start to increase and then instead of slowing
down, you feel better. Another cause of brain fog
is if your gut is not healthy and you have some gut
toxicities or nutrient toxicity and your gut cannot
absorb nutrients very well. Well, the gut is also what we call
the second brain because that’s where a large majority of the neurotransmitters
and the precursors are actually made And then is sent to the brain
for the final assembly. So if your gut is not going to work well,
whether you have SIBO or Candida or Dysbiosis or bloating or gut permeability issues,
irritable bowel, I can go on and on. Invariably, the neurotransmitters
are going to be affected and the metabolites is going to be
also affected leading to brain fog. Right. A big main cause is also environmental,
what you put into your body. A lot of foods that we eat have a lot of
toxins or pesticides in them. They’re used with artificial sweeteners,
they have food chemicals in them or even plastics and petrochemicals. So that could also overload your body. In particular,
gluten is a big problem. Wheat is a big problem. Corn is a big problem and of course also dairy
products if the body is not able to process. These are some of the
main causes of brain fog and we’ve kind of given you a general definition
and what causes of why you might have brain fog.