Brain fog

RaGresn

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When I was young I had terrible brain fog. I went gluten free in my early 20s and it cleared up 60% of the problem then in my late 20s I went paleo and it cleared up the brain fog almost completely.

I've recently transitioned to vegan. Although I'm still gluten free I'm not technically paleo anymore. I eat lots of beans. Black, pinto, garbanzo etc. My carbs have increased and protein decreased. Anyhow my brain fog has returned with a vengeance. After a lunch of hummus seaweed and mixed nuts I was so spacy my coworkers thought I was stoned.

I loved paleo so much for so many reasons but a vegan paleo feels too restrictive and like I'm starving. Any advice? I think I'm lectin sensitive but not 100% sure. I really want to give vegan a chance for ethical reasons but my job requires focus and concentration I just can't seem to muster lately.
 

amberfunk

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You should be taking a b complex vitamin and using nutritional yeast. It helps immensely along with increasing your iron and vitamin c intake. Have you seen a doctor for your brain fog to determine what exactly is causing it? It sounds like a vitamin deficiency to me.
 

Emma JC

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Maybe try adding in some sweet potatoes, potatoes and other bulky calories... maybe you are starving!

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You could have an allergy to something you are eating. I would recommend removing one item for two to three weeks and then add it back in when you are not working and see what happens. I would also recommend taking a b12 vitamin as well as a multi vitamin. If you are drinking anything with a sugar additive to it I would recommend removing that from your diet immediately as well as any processed food items.