Have you ever felt a cloud of fog envelop your brain such that you couldn't focus on tasks or concentrate on anything? Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why you went there, almost forgotten to pick your child up at school, or forgotten why you turned on your laptop?
Brain fog is one of the many and severe symptoms that your thyroid may be imbalanced. Are you losing your mind?
In a sense, yes, since brain fog is due to brain inflammation, which leads to brain degeneration.
10-15% of all brain cells are microglial cells. When these cells get disturbed by inflammation from a thyroid imbalance, they carry out a potent attack on the brain and create that foggy feeling.
To reverse a thyroid condition, we need to work on multiple body systems simultaneously. Here are some tips to help you with this.
The gut-brain connection is real. If there's a problem in your gut, it may affect your brain. Here's how to have a happier gut and brain.
Boiling the bones, skin, and tendons to make bone broth releases many useful vitamins and minerals.
For instance, bone broth contains proline, glycine, collagen, and glutamine that promote good health. It also has minerals like sulfur, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, etc. that boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and heal allergies and other disorders.
Potent probiotics will help replenish the good bacteria which help with digestion. Here are two excellent examples:
Do you frequently suffer from heartburn? It might be due to an underlying problem of reduced digestive enzyme activity. Then Betaine HCL + Pepsin supplement can help boost stomach acid and enzyme activity.
CAUTION: Don't use it for so long that your body doesn't use its natural stomach acid. Use it under the supervision of a knowledgeable practitioner.
Gluten molecules resemble thyroid tissue and are highly inflammatory in the brain and the gut. If you have leaky gut or gluten sensitivity, your body will mistakenly attack the thyroid, believing it's attacking the gluten molecules.
Medical professionals and thyroid researchers insist that if you want to halt the destruction of the brain and the thyroid, you must eliminate gluten.
You might be worried about giving up pasta, bread, or pizza for good. However, there are several delicious, natural, gluten-free foods out there.
Think of a gluten-free life as an act of self-love. You're gaining your health, a clear mind, and an energized body back.
People with thyroid disorders typically have poor sleep patterns. Instead of accepting it as something you'll have to live with, look for a way to cure insomnia- this allows your endocrine system to recover and heal.
If you're having trouble sleeping well, try these simple tricks:
Dry brushing stimulates your lymphatic system and your brain too. The best part? It takes only about 5 minutes. Here are the top benefits of this practice:
Note: Be careful with sensitive skin and never brush over shingles, sores, scars, sunburned areas, or cuts.
At the end of the process, your skin should be a little red, but not painful. Finish up with a natural moisturizer like our Rosehip & Calendula Triple Cream, and your skin will be nourished and radiant!
Physical activity provides much-needed oxygen and blood flow to the brain. Apart from lifting your moods, working out creates Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which grows new neurons and helps them survive. BDNF also protects your mature neurons from damage due to stress, environmental factors, and traumatic brain injury.
Working out doesn't have to be hard and painful. That's why we love rebounding- it's exercise that doesn't feel like it. Rebounding involves bouncing on a trampoline or rebounder.
Rebounding is gentle enough for people who suffer from thyroid disorders, yet powerful enough to increase circulation. Also, it stimulates the lymphatic system and sweating, thus helps your body detoxify.
Processed sugar leads to weight gain and belly fat, creates inflammation in your body and brain, turns off your body's appetite-control function (so you eat more), feeds candida, and causes lots of other problems.
Many people with thyroid issues seem to be particularly sensitive to refined sugars or consuming excess natural sugars. When you regularly consume sugar, you overwork your adrenal and thyroid glands and inflame the brain.
There is also the risk of permanently damaging the thyroid.
Try eliminating sugar from your diet for a short time- this will allow your body to learn how to regulate your blood sugar levels. Other benefits: it increases your immune system's ability to fight off illness, you get a better sense of when you're hungry, warding off candida infections, and improving your brain function.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team