What is Brain Fog and How do Food Intolerances Affect it?

Are you having trouble focusing on simple tasks? Do you find yourself struggling to focus on things that were once easy? Are you having trouble staying focused, at all? If so, you may be experiencing brain fog, one of the many negative symptoms of a food intolerance.

Brain fog is responsible for your lack of focus, motivation, and dedication to tasks that are not considered difficult. It may also account for difficulties in remembering pieces of information.

In previous posts, we’ve discussed how inflammation in the gut can cause a myriad of problems. Serotonin production is often affected by this, since 95% of it is produced in the gut. This chemical has been linked to mental health, and can thus cause brain fog.

It’s important to understand that food intolerances have a wide range of symptoms that can affect individuals in different ways. That’s why it’s important to listen to your body for any signs that something may be wrong. When you feel “out of it” for no reason on a regular basis, there is a chance your body may be trying to tell you something.

 

How do you stop brain fog?

While it’s impossible to tell whether a food intolerance is the only cause of your brain fog, it’s possible to at least rule it out. If you watch your diet and keep track of what you eat, you may notice a pattern in the reaction your body has to certain foods. See our post about elimination diets and learn more about how you can figure out which foods are affecting you. Otherwise, you may want to consider a food intolerance test.

If you remove the negative foods from your diet and your brain fog persists, it’s recommended you seek help from a medical professional.

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