Fats/protein induces brain fog?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 25, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Hi guys, I'm trying to adapt to tis paleo diet but get extreme brain fog from meats and fats. I try to clear it with coffee but that has its own deleterious effects that I'm sure you all are familiar with. I've tried digestive enzymes but doesn't really Work. I've heard good praises about Coffee enemas and have tried it with some success in the past but only after eating. Do I just chalk it up to normal adaption to fats and protein or is there something I can do to help?



on June 25, 2012
at 07:50 PM

How long have u been eating high fat/protein? Check out this post by Whole9.com on what you can expect when adapting to fat/prot diet. http://whole9life.com/2012/06/the-whole30-timeline/

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on June 25, 2012
at 07:36 PM

Hi Lauren- Some people have problems with digesting fats- I did for a long time- I had a live blood cell analysis and you could see the undigested fats floating around.

What kinds of fat are you eating? I find I have problems with butter/full-fat dairy, but feel great when I eat fatty fish (such as salmon) or take cod liver oil. I feel great after eating uncooked olive oil, but not with coconut oil.....

I would suggest listening to your body, perhaps getting a live blood cell analysis, and trying to switch up your sources of fats/protein. I would still take the enzymes since those are definitely not hurting and likely helping.

Fats/Proteins can also be very difficult to digest if you have a compromised digestive system, so focusing on healing the digestive tract (Body Ecology is a good protocol for this) is probably the most important step and incorporating lots of salads, green juices and light foods to balance out the heavy fats and proteins- also have a teaspoon of ACV or lemon juice before eating meat/fat can be very helpful..

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