Jan. 22, 2018

OAC 302 Brain Fog or Busy Brain?

This is a subject that I have to address simply because when I have moments of concern...I often wonder, is this an early sign of Alzheimer's or Dementia??? Does this ever cross your mind when you cannot remember something or you do something really...


This is a subject that I have to address simply because when I have moments of concern...I often wonder, is this an early sign of Alzheimer's or Dementia???

Does this ever cross your mind when you cannot remember something or you do something really out of the ordinary?  Like weirder than usual for me?

So that's what I talk about on my show today.  Here's a description of 'brain fog' thanks to one of my favorite experts.  Dr. Axe 

Brain fog symptoms usually include: 

-low energy or fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome)

-irritability. trouble concentrating. headaches.

-forgetfulness and trouble remembering information.

-low motivation, feeling hopeless or mildly depressed.

-anxiety. confusion. 

Lots of symptoms for 'Brain Fog' and when I researched 'Busy Brain' there are a lot of studies on that, too.

In the 'busy brain' sector it's all about keeping our brains active to keep them from deteriorating.  But I also believe that we have so much going on in our brains it can also lead to a lot of confusion and distraction.  And, of course, I speak only from my experience.

I know that our memories do not age, they just get overloaded with all the memories stored.  The older we are, the more stuff is stuffed in there.  And to get answers to questions, sometimes it takes a few minutes to go through those files.

And then there's the time when out of nowhere a weird memory just resurfaces from a bazillion years ago!  What's with that!!!

So I talk about practicing meditation and I'm sure Yoga is powerful.  Anything that might slow the processes down to a calmer mode and a time to rejuvenate our brains!  We work on our bodies, but it's the brain that drives it all!  Which tells me we need to give it our utmost fitness attention as well.

Thanks for listening, I so appreciate you!  More than words can say :-)

Passing On A Smile,

Gail