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Functional Neurology: How to Naturally Improve Brain Fog

Do you have difficulty concentrating before eating a meal? Do you experience fatigue after meals? Do you feel as if you're not getting enough rest or sleep? Do you have noticeable variations in mental speed? If so, you may have brain fog.

What is Brain Fog?
Brain fog is a health issue that can occur due to a variety of factors. You may struggle to focus on everyday tasks, conversations, or even on the words you’re currently reading. You may also have difficulty making choices where minimal decisions can be overwhelming, you may need coffee to concentrate or snacks to stay awake and even alcohol at night to temporarily relieve the brain fog. In severe instances, you may also have headaches, vision problems, and nausea.

What Causes Brain Fog?
Brain fog is a symptom rather than a single health issue. It can occur due to nutrient deficiency, bacterial overgrowth from consuming too much sugar, sleep disorder, depression, or even due to thyroid problems. Other common causes of brain f…

The Role of Dietary Fibers and CKD

Do you feel:Edema and swelling in the ankles and the wrist?Muscle cramping?Frequent urination?Poor muscle endurance?Alternation in bowel regularity? If you are experiencing any of these situations, then you might be experiencing chronic kidney disease.

About over 10% of the adult population suffers from CKD (chronic kidney disease), and the two leading underlying causes of the end-stage of chronic kidney disease are type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Other chronic ailments like dysbiosis of the gut microbiome, inflammation, oxidative stress, as well as environmental toxins and PPI (proton pump inhibitor). All these chronic ailments have been linked to chronic kidney disease in the body.
Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease is a slow and progressive loss of kidney function over several years. Also known as chronic renal failure, it much more widespread, and it often goes undetected and undiagnosed until the disease is well advanced. It is not unusual for anyone to realize they …

Dental Care and Its Importance In Chronic Pain Mangagement El Paso Texas

Back pain can affect every part of the body, including the:
HeadNeckLegsFeet Dental complications are common for people using medications for acute and chronic back pain.

Therefore, regular dental care is necessary to spot these problems before they become serious.

Pain medications can at times be the root cause of some dental decay issues.

Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) requires the highest level of specialized dental care because of the highly sensitive nature of the condition.

I asked a local dentist that specializes in treating patients with chronic pain conditions why dental care is important?


Dental Regular dental visits are as important as general check-ups with a primary doctor.

Any issues will have time to grow and become more complicated to treat once diagnosed.

Locate a dentist who treats patients with chronic pain issues, specifically in the upper body, and understands the special needs.

Ask about specific tools to help minimize and control pain:
BeforeDuringAfter treatmentCa…

Functional Neurology: Understanding Menopause Brain Fog

Do you have low brain endurance when it comes to focus and concentration? Do you often feel like you must drink coffee or exercise to improve brain function? Have you been experiencing noticeable variation in your mental speed? How often do you pick up your smartphone and forget why? Many women commonly struggle to remember everyday tasks throughout their 40's and 50's. Research studies have determined that menopause is a prevalent cause of brain fog in women.

What is Menopause Brain Fog?
Many women between the ages of 40 and 50 may be going through menopause or the end of their menstrual cycles.  Symptoms may vary for every woman and these can range from thinning hair to weight gain to night sweats. Many other women may also have general forgetfulness or “brain fog” which can ultimately make it hard for them to concentrate.

During one research study, healthcare professionals found that about 60 percent of middle-aged women had trouble focusing or concentrating and other hea…

Silver the Antibacterial Agent

Do you feel:Stomach pains, burning, or aching 1-4 hours after eating?Excessive belching, burping, or bloating?Do digestive problems subside with relaxation?Abdominal distention after certain probiotics?Frequent use of medication? If you are experiencing any of these situations, then you might be experiencing some bacterial problems in the immune system that can be lowered with the antimicrobial agent: silver.
Silver the Antimicrobial Agent It is known for being an antimicrobial agent in the form of cream ointment for second and third-degree burns on individuals. Silver has been longed used as a cationic polymer to produce bactericidal materials and has been applied to biosensors, drug delivery systems, and medical devices that require antimicrobial properties.

The full antimicrobial potential of oral silver has yet to be capitalized upon despite the research that has a large amount of promising of the usage of silver. The research stated that silver had been known for addressing conte…

Ergonomic Tips To Help Manage Sciatica At Work El Paso, Texas

Ergonomics involves the study and engineering of improving work tools/products to help employees and improve the physical demands of their jobs.
How does sciatica fit into this? People that have to sit or stand for long periods in their jobs can develop back/hip conditions that can lead to:
BackButtockLegFoot pain And this can make working painfully difficult if not impossible contributing to lost workdays.

Check out these tips and apply ergonomic principles to everyday activities like:
Using a sit-to-stand up desk Adjust sitting postureAdjusting standing postureProper movementThese tips can help get you through the workday and the workweek with less pain.


Have a Seat Sitting for long periods is not good for the spine or sciatic pain.
Try to stand up every 20 minutes and walk around the workspace.Choose a well-designed ergonomic chair.Add low back support with a lumbar pillow or even a rolled-up towel at the base of the chair. Added tips to reduce sciatica while sitting:Do not cross your…

Functional Neurology: Midlife Brain Fog in Women

Do you have low brain endurance when it comes to focus and concentration? Do you often feel like you must drink coffee or exercise to improve brain function? Have you been experiencing noticeable variation in your mental speed? How often do you pick up your smartphone and forget why? Many women commonly struggle to remember everyday tasks throughout their 40's and 50's. Research studies have determined one prevalent cause for midlife brain fog in women: hormones.

What is Brain Fog?
Brain fog is a health issue associated with feelings of confusion and disorientation. It can make a person feel as if they're not thinking, understanding, and remembering things as they should. Other terms utilized to describe brain fog include memory fog, forgetfulness, fogginess, and cognitive or cognition issues. People with brain fog frequently forget names they used to know, lack the ability to remember things without writing them down, and they may not feel as sharp as they used to be.

O…

More Fiber Equals Less Inflammation

Do you feel:Inflammation in your joints?Unpredictable abdominal swelling?Frequent bloating and distention after eating?Unpredictable food reactions?Aches, pains, and swelling throughout the body? If you are experiencing any of these situations, then you might be experiencing a low intake of fiber in your diet, causing inflammation.

Throughout several decades, Americans have lost much diversity in their diets, impacting their gut microbiome, and the contribution to the autoimmune disorder epidemic. The vast majority of people have a less than perfect diet that is consists of high in calories, short on nutrients, and low on fiber intake. Research has stated that about only 10 percent of Americans have met their daily fiber requirements.

The diet is a significant environmental trigger in autoimmune diseases. Dietary approaches can provide the most effective means of an individual to returning balance and the dysfunction with the gastrointestinal system. Researchers have found out that t…

6 Foods to Boost the Immune System

Do you feel:Feel hungry an hour or two after eatingDigestive problems subside with restExcessive belching, burping or bloatingStomach pain, burning or aching 1-4 hours after eatingSense of fullness during and after meals If you are experiencing any of the situations, then you might want to try these six types of food to help boost your immune system.
The Immune System The immune system is the body’s defense mechanism that provides a robust anatomical barrier.  The gastrointestinal tract is one of the barriers. It has many defense mechanisms such as peristalsis, gastric acid, bile acids, digestive enzymes, flushing, thiocyanate, defensins, and gut flora in the body. The gut flora is the critical focus for many health professionals; however, all the essential defense mechanisms rely heavily on the gastrointestinal tract to function efficiently.

There are ways to benefit the immune system as one of the ways is to plan meals that are filled with necessary nutrients that can fight off infe…

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