Dr. Will Cole offers 14 top triggers for what may be causing your brain fog.
Brain Health: How To Fix A Foggy Brain With Functional Medicine
Brain problems are growing by leaps and bounds. You can probably name at least one person, if not yourself, who is currently struggling with brain fog, anxiety, or depression.
The National Institute of Mental Health (1) estimates that close to 20% of American adults currently suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and the U.S. shells out around $113 billion every year for mental health treatment. The use of antidepressants doubled from 1995 to 2005. They’re now the most prescribed drugs on the market. There’s been a twenty-fold increase in attention-deficit drug consumption over the past 30 years. And autism now affects 1 in 88 children.
These figures don’t even factor in the cost of autoimmune brain problems like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and autism, which affect more people every year. As a society, we have to ask: why this increase in brain health problems?
My job as a functional medicine practitioner is to clinically investigate and treat the underlying cause of chronic health problems. Instead of just managing symptoms my whole goal is to actually heal the body from the inside out. One of the biggest components to the “brain fog” that many of us experience is how healthy our gut is functioning. Let’s take a deeper look:
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