I have found a natural remedy that has had a significant, positive impact on my wellbeing.
As you may have read in my previous posts, the most important element of my recovery from brain fog has been through diet, finding ways to be more gentle on my digestive system. Even though I was feeling so much better than I used to, I was still a little foggy some mornings and I’m always on the look out for different ways of getting back to 100% (or hopefully beyond).
I was at the library a few weeks ago and found a book entitled “Why Isn’t My Brain Working” by Datis Kharrazian, associate clinical professor for the Department of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine (Amazon Link and link to Dr Kharrazian’s website). I haven’t read the whole book but there is a section on the relationship between the gut and the brain and a lot of the information reconciled with my experience to date and the treatment plans I had successfully followed. The book has a couple of pages that tell you the foods to avoid and the ones to add to your diet to help heal your gut.
The main thing I want to share with you is the positive impact that taking slippery elm bark powder has had on my brain fog, which is now basically gone. As I understand it, the powder, when mixed with water, forms a coating on your digestive tract which reduces inflammation (see Dr Axe’s explanation for better insight). I have bought two different products (Caruso’s and Nature’s Own) which both seem to be equally effective, although it’s much more cost effective to buy the former which is in a bulk powder format. I have found that my stomach is able to cope so much better with the meals that I eat when I take the slipper elm powder between 5 and 30 minutes before eating main meals. I am quite amazed at what an impact this product has had. Slippery elm bark is totally natural so it’s worth giving it a try and seeing if you notice any difference.
I’d be really interested to hear if anyone else has made any improvements with slippery elm powder. Or even if this post prompts you to try it, let me know whether it made any difference for you.
I hope this helps you.