Friday, October 17, 2008

Brain Fog and MS...Have you had this Symptom too?

One of the ms symptoms, which have been a much bigger problem for me lately, is often called “Brain Fog”. If you have had a problem with brain fog ms, then you know how having this symptom can cause you to feel like you just can’t think straight and things just don’t register with you that are going on around you. This makes it very difficult to function much during these days, when the Brain Fog appears, since the brain affects so much of how the body works like it should.

How do you function with this particular symptom of ms, that can be a big problem -- after you have be diagnosed with ms? Well, first I do what I can to try different things to see what will work for me to help relieve this symptom, as much as I can. While working with my doctors, we were able to find a few things that do help to reduce this symptom for me, but I guess it depends on what may be causing this symptom itself, as to what can work to help reduce the Brain Fog for others that have been diagnosed with MS. Since MS makes our bodies less able to get rid of toxins, there may be a large group of things setting up our bodies for this symptom, although the doctors aren't so sure of what all are possible toxins, that can actually cause this type of ms symptom.

The liver is our main detoxifying organ in our bodies. Eating raw garlic helps the liver work better to aid our bodies in removing toxins, that can also help to reduce the Brain Fog. If you don’t like to end up with garlic breathe, I have found that eating the actual plant of the green herb parsley can help to deodorize the breathe and reduce the strong garlic breathe, that can result after eating larger quantities of raw garlic. Eating greens, such as kale, spinach, celery, dandelion greens, par and the like can also help to alkalize the body, help provide extra of certain nutrients to help to boost the immune system and help the body to detoxify more easily.

There are also food supplements, such as Chlorella and Dandelion, to name a few, that I have found that help to remove toxins from the body and ease the stress on the liver. These food supplements may not be effective for everyone that has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
and you should ask your doctor if this may be something that can be taken by you before you try it. Using the herb, Cilantro, to make an herbal tea can also help to remove heavy metals from the body that may also contribute to Brain Fog in Multiple Sclerosis. Eating more fiber helps too, since it helps our bodies do a better job at removing toxic substance through bowel movements. Ground Flaxseeds are a good source of fiber and omega-3 fats, that people that have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis are often deficient in.

Sometimes, not much of anything appears to help reduce the Brain Fog, that is a symptom of Multiple Sclerosis. On the days that this happens, I just let those days be the days that I rest, replenish and allow my body to relax instead of stressing out my system any further. Because of the extreme fatigue that also tends to accompany Multiple Sclerosis, it isn't such a bad idea to allow our bodies more time to rest, periodically, to allow our bodies to replenish and recover from the other physical activities and exercise that we often do from day to day.

If “Brain Fog” is one of the
symptoms of ms that you also struggle with some days…

What is your experience with this and how do you “deal with it”?

I'd love to know more about your experiences with "Brain Fog" and Multiple Sclerosis.

To find out more about what I have learned that has helped reduce my symptoms of MS, go to for information.



Anonymous said...

ms brain fog and toxins have nothing to do with each other. it all relates to how the neurons communicate with each other in our nervous systems. said...
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I don't agree. Brain fog is a result of a combination of things. Not all brain fog in Multiple Sclerosis is a result of the same thing. Toxins interfering with the function of the brain can be one cause, since toxins can block or scramble nerve signals so that different parts of the brain can have a much more difficult time communicating with each other. MS attacking and damaging the nerves in the brain can be another factor, as well as possible allergic reactions to medications and foods eaten. Severe Candida or other pathogens can also interfere with brain function and contribute to brain fog. Reduced blood flow to the brain can also interfere with brain function and contribute to MS brain fog. This is part of the reason that doctors have their work cut out for them in figuring out what is causing certain MS symptoms, since there can be many causes that contribute to each MS symptom, as it can be with brain fog, since many factors can interfere with the neurons in different parts of the brain being able to communicate with each other.