Brain fog and menopause… yes, it’s real. Many women complain about short-term problems and difficulty with concentration during menopause and during the transition as we approach menopause.
So as we age, the brain is aging as well, and we want to try to prevent this as much as possible so we can reduce endocrine disruptors, and those are anything that are wreaking havoc on our hormones. And these can be the chemicals and toxins in our environment that we expose ourselves to through ingestion, what we put in our bodies, what we put on our bodies and our environment around.
Second, we want to reduce stress. So any ritual that will help you to reduce stress. Maybe meditation, maybe a laughing exercise or even just deep breathing with the emphasis on the exhalation.
We want to eat a very healthy diet which is going to support our brain and keeping our brain as healthy as possible and our bodies as healthy as possible.
Supplements and antioxidants. Vitamin C is an antioxidant. And NAC is an antioxidant. We want to have things, um even in our diet like the berries and stuff that are antioxidants that is going to help prevent the degeneration of our cells. Coenzyme Q10 is another great supplement to be taking at this time.
Another thing we can do is detox during this transition to help clear the the mind, the body, and our emotions. Detox from any toxins in our body – Candida, detox the liver. We need a really clean liver, healthy functioning liver to process the hormones to excrete hormones we don’t need. Natural MAOI or monoamine oxidase inhibitors.. they’re really essential.
Exercise is also very important for brain fog and for all menopausal symptoms in general they’re big fan of exercise. So make sure that you’re getting out walking, you’re doing some weight bearing exercise to help with your muscle mass and your brain mass. Your brain is shrinking as we’re aging as well. So you want to do things to exercise our brain like maybe a new musical instrument and learn an instrument. You know that’s a that’s a great way to stimulate the brain.
Also if you are thinking about it, you can supplement your hormones, lost hormones. Hormones are beginning to decline and so you can do bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or phytoestrogens. These are derived from plants and are similar to the estrogen our body produced. So estrogen and progesterone are the players, main players in maintaining brain function during this transition and those are the hormones that are declining along with the all the hormones in our bodies across the board.