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Holiday Brain Fog?

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   12/14/15

Use a pre-load green smoothie to ward off brain fog!

Bearded Man Sleeping at Desk with Coffee At 9 AM

Holiday Brain Fog?

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   12/14/15

Use a pre-load green smoothie to ward off brain fog!

It's Monday and December, and that's reason enough for the title of today's blog! How many of us experience "brain fog" as we go through the holiday season? I know I have my moments between the shopping, decorating, parties, and "treats".

This Saturday, I experienced it to a very large degree. We had family coming in from out of town, and I was trying to prepare for the next week of clinic. My wonderful husband made crepes for breakfast, and while they were very tasty, within 45 minutes, I was dragging. My mind was completely shut down, and I was ready for a nap at 11:00 in the morning. My husband quickly saw me heading downhill and started pouring green smoothies down me. Within an hour, my energy had returned and I was able to function for the rest of the day. Brain fog is very often brought on by foods like sugar, wheat, gluten, egg, and dairy. (These are the main food groups that seem to be tapped during the holiday season especially.)

So how do we ward off brain fog as we enjoy some of those parties? Simple: Pre-Load!

Last year I discussed this around Christmas, but the point bears repeating. Pre-Loading is simply filling up with good foods before you leave home, filling yourself 1/2 to 3/4 full so that you nibble at parties instead of gorging yourself on those high calorie, high allergen foods. Things like dairy, gluten, egg, and wheat products can give you a major energy drain, as well as brain fog. Filling up on greens, smoothies, and other high quality foods before the Christmas Cookies and Egg Nog will help you stay high energy and high focus as you cruise through the holidays. Also, you want to be sure that you are taking your supplements! NuMedica Cognitive Balance boost vitamin levels to the nervous system as well as boosting the body's natural ability to create dopamine that will help you to stay focussed and on an even energy plain. I also would recommend NuMedica Power Greens if you're in a rush and need an antioxidant boost!"

Libby Wright, author of Your Healthy Life Concierge blog

Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.

Learn more about Libby Wright.

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