Brain fog is a broad term that covers a condition that leads to difficulty making decisions, anxiety, depression, and mood swings.
A deficiency in serotonin causes depression and in some anxiety–in fact, the majority of antidepressants (SSRI’s – Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) work by blocking the brain’s serotonin receptors, allowing more serotonin to remain in the brain.
But the fact is that 90-95% of serotonin, the key neurotransmitter responsible for regulating mood, is made in the gut.
There are some psychological issues that are NOT totally caused by problems in the gut, where medication and other therapies are required. HOWEVER, we find that the vast majority of psychological complaints of our patients - such as brain fog, anxiety, depression, mood swings, and concentration issues – can be traced to neurotransmitter imbalances that begin in the gut.
Addressing The Problem's Source
Two major issues cause the imbalance – infection and food allergies.
- Infections are caused by growth of bad bacteria – yeast - because of antibiotics use, drinking too much alcohol, eating a diet high in refined carbohydrates, or long term birth control pill use. The good bacteria are overwhelmed by the bad and bad things happen, included Brain Fog. 2.Food allergies - Many people are unaware of the damage that is done by foods that contain gluten or dairy components.
- Food allergies - Many people are unaware of the damage that is done by foods that contain gluten or dairy components.
Active Edge will help you find the culprits that are affecting YOUR gut. Our goal will be to restore the balance of your intestinal flora and helping you avoid problematic foods. Simple tests followed by diet change and adding key supplements can make a huge difference in your gut and eliminate Brain Fog as well as some other issues you may not have even noticed.