Thyroid Strong

Welcome to this week’s episode of Thyroid Strong where I map out why you may be experiencing brain fog with Hashimoto’s and several solutions to help combat the foggy feeling. You’ll want to see your doctor for labs, switch up your diet, prioritize your sleep, and be specific with your exercise. 

Key Takeaways

Brain fog is a common symptom when we have neural inflammation or nutrient deficiencies. There are several causes of brain fog and even more tools to help eliminate it from your daily life. We are going to be experimenting with diet, supplements, exercise, and sleeping patterns. 

What is Brain Fog and The Causes of Brain Fog

Brain fog is any kind of reduced cognition. That is trouble thinking clearly, the inability to concentrate and focus, or difficulty with short-term and long-term memory. The main causes of brain fog are neural inflammation and nutrient deficiencies. 

Tools to Help with Brain Fog and Inflammation

You want to optimize your thyroid hormone levels as a first priority. Next, start reducing inflammation and increasing cerebral blood flow by exercising with kettlebells. Experiment with eliminating foods from your diet or adjusting the times of consuming your food, intermittent fasting could be a huge help. Managing stress is a big one, always working on going from a sympathetic state to a parasympathetic state. Lastly, optimize your sleep. Do whatever you can to have six hours of uninterrupted sleep at night.

In This Episode

What is brain fog and the symptoms associated [2:55]

Common contributors to brain fog [3:41]

Causes of brain fog [4:46]

Things to help with brain fog [7:21]

Tools to help with inflammation [8:11]

Going from a sympathetic state to a parasympathetic state [10:06]

Optimizing sleep and tools to help [10:48]

Underlying environmental factors contributing to brain fog [11:48]

Supplements to help with inflammation [12:15]

Questions to ask yourself if experiencing brain fog [15:11]

When to exercise to combat fatigue and brain fog [15:36]

Quotes

“Optimizing sleep is a non negotiable.” [10:48]

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or on your favorite podcast platform. 

Topics Covered:

  • Defining brain fog and the symptoms associated
  • Different type so of inflammation in the body that can lead to brain fog
  • Reducing brain fog starts with prioritizing thyroid hormone levels
  • Diets to help regulate the body and reduce inflammation
  • Strategies to get from a sympathetic state to a parasympathetic state

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