So, it's smack in the middle of a super long workday, and your brain's all fuzzy. You're just not feeling it, struggling to remember the important stuff, and your mind's doing its own little disappearing act.
Welcome to the world of brain fog ...
Dean MacKinnon, MD, associate professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins refers to brain fog as a mild cognitive dysfunction that may be caused by many different conditions.
According to MacKinnon, "We all have periods of not thinking as sharply as we’d like, but most of the time, the sensation is temporary". Brain fog can occur due to a number of factors so if your brain's feeling a bit foggy, it might be worth checking if any of the usual suspects listed below are playing a part:
- chronic stress
- poor diet
- hormonal changes
- certain medications
At Ancestral Nutrition we abide by a health framework we call the Primal Code. This code outlines the areas of nutrition, movement, mindset and sleep which together aim to improve our overall health. In this article we'll focus on the nutrients provided from the food we eat in the hope to start clearing the brain fog.
Top 4 Nutrients To Support Brain Fog
Here are the nutrients that may play a role in supporting overall brain health:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3s are essential for brain function and have anti-inflammatory properties that may support cognitive health. Good sources are fatty fish, eggs, meats and organs, nuts and seeds.
Vitamin B12: B12 is crucial for neurological function, and a deficiency can lead to cognitive issues, including confusion and memory problems. Organ meats, especially beef liver, are rich in vitamin B12.
Iron: Iron is important for maintaining healthy oxygen levels in the brain. Iron deficiency can lead to fatigue and cognitive impairment. Organs and red meat are a good source of bioavailable iron.
Zinc: A deficiency in zinc may disrupt the balance of these neurotransmitters, potentially contributing to cognitive symptoms. Good sources of zinc can be found from meat and organs, shellfish, dairy, nuts and seeds.
While including nutrient-rich foods in your diet, such as organ meats, may contribute to overall health, it's essential to address the underlying causes of brain fog. Factors like adequate sleep, stress management, hydration, and a well-balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods are crucial.
How to Supplement with Freeze-Dried Beef Organs
If you are looking for a whole food and bio-available supplement that include the nutrients listed above as well as a myriad of critical nutrients look no further than desiccated beef organ supplements.
Organ meats are THE most concentrated source of just about every nutrient, including vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and essential amino acids.