Just over a year ago I wrote a post on Brain fog. It is something I have suffered with for a long time and something I was slowly trying to unravel the cause of. Having done a bit of research into it, it was starting to become quite obvious why I suffered from it but trying to pin point exactly the changes I could make that would clear my head was a lot harder.
I’ve mentioned a few times on here that I have Ulcerative Colitis and I am convinced there is a link between my brain and gut health and so my mental and physical well being as well.
A few months ago I went for some intolerance testing (I wrote a blog post about this at the time) initially it felt all very overwhelming and I still haven’t managed to implement all of the suggested lifestyle changes however one change which I have pretty much (about 95% of the time) implemented is removing dairy from my diet – this seemed like the easiest initial step as I had eliminated lactose for a long time already.
Get to the point! I hear you shouting.
So I have recently noticed that I very, very rarely get brain fog anymore, I’m not saying it’s gone completely but considering I used to get it EVERYDAY this is MASSIVE for me.
I should probably mention that I have also started taking a probiotic drink for gut health around the same time as eliminating dairy. I personally believe that both changes will be improving my gut health by reducing inflammation and so in turn improving my mental health.
I am delighted that I am now able to focus better on things. I feel more
involved in life and not like I’m constantly watching it go by from behind a fog. I also have more energy and want to do things which is HUGE for me.
I realise that I still have work to do and that I still struggle some days but I am getting there and I am starting to work out what works for me which is great.
Stay Strong xxx