I am 7 weeks in and I dont feel great. I started this in the hope of reducing the brainfog I have felt for years.
Last weekend I gave up because I havent felt any fog improvements and have been feeling bad all over.
I would like to give this a proper attempt rather than try again in a year or two so if anyone could shed some light on some things:
- I am getting constant headaches behind my eyes, particuarly in the mornings
- I am getting head rush when I stand up
- My eyes are very bloodshot
- I am sleeping deeply but after 8.5 hours sleep I am still very tired when I wake up
- MyFitnessPal suggests that on a daily basis I am low on: Potassium, Calcium, Sodium, Cholesterol, Iron and high in Vitamin A
- I am currently supplementing D3, Ashwaghanda & a berocca tablet (contains a lot of B vitamins I believe) every day for the last 2 weeks
- A typical day would include: Breakfast (bacon + sweet potato) Dinner (Mince + sweet potato + Broccoli + Carrots + Caulliflower + spinach), I make double portions so ussually have this for lunch the next day aswell, Snacks (macademia nuts + almonds + cashews + banana)
Does anyone have any successful stories regarding reducing brainfog, I feel like I am not really there a lot of the time. What sort of time frame did it take you?
Thanks in advance
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on June 08, 2015
at 01:13 PM
Thanks for the reply, I'll look into this, am I correct in saying however that spinach is high in iron? Why would this only start to be an issue on Paleo?
I am drinking lots of water and take fish oil every day, I dont eat as much seafood as I should. I have not been eating eggs as I have read links to brain fog.
Could anemia be a cause of brainfog?
With regard to iron supplementation do you have any advice ie best mixtures etc?
on June 07, 2015
at 03:40 AM
It sounds like you are anemic. You should take some blood tests to see what your hemoglobin levels are. If your levels are low, you should consider taking iron supplements.
Another way to get more nutrients is to drink bone broth. You can make it in batches, freeze them for later, etc. Are you getting enough omega 3s? Eggs, salmon, and other seafood? How much water are you drinking? These are all things to consider.