How To Keep Your Head Clear In 2015

By Trevor Chetcuti on 12 Jan 2015
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Clouded thinking is a huge cause of emotional stress for many men and women. Feeling overwhelmed, your brain overloaded with too many things to remember, things to do and questions to answer. No time is this more noticeable than the lead up to a big event like Christmas, or the pressure of a New Year and new beginning.

An overwhelmed state of mind is not a normal state of neurology or physiology for humans. It occurs when the brain is unable to keep up with the demands we place on it.

There is a reason why you feel like your head is foggy and you can’t think straight.

The biggest cause of a decrease in brain function is abnormal blood glucose metabolism. When this occurs it raises your hormone insulin, resulting in a decrease in energy metabolism within the neurons of the brain. Whilst there are many causes for an elevated insulin level, too many high GI foods or an excessive intake of carbohydrate in the diet is usually one of the biggest issues for most of us.
When neuronal energy metabolism is altered it often produces feelings of frustration and aggression as the brain fails at performing tasks that are simple by its normal standards.

A foggy or clouded brain generally slows brain function down.

This is most notable when you’re asked a simple question such as “what did you have for dinner last night?” The response should be brisk and require little thought. When a lack of mental clarity is present, one often needs to use a considerable amount of energy to process a simple question. When this happens repetitively throughout the day it leads to fatigue.

Is your diet the reason why your head feels cloudy?

This cloudy feeling can often be due to specific brain hormone imbalances. We most commonly see this problem associated with alterations in the protective membrane around the vessels of the brain known as the blood-brain barrier. Breaches to the blood brain barrier are most commonly derived from inflammation and immune irregularities, commonly associated with excessive consumption of Gluten (predominantly found in grains), Lactose (found in all animal milk and their products) and casein (dairy protein). 

Getting rid of the clutter can help to clear your mind.

An overwhelmed state of mind can also be derived from external sources. Everything you see, hear, touch, taste and smell is recorded in our memory banks into neat sections and too much clutter can be counter productive, making this difficult.

I remember Scott Walker, the developer of Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), once saying to me, “As you accumulate wealth, you accumulate possessions. Eventually those possessions start to own you”. It took me a while to understand what he meant, but it’s a simple truth.

Everyone has those crappy little things you keep and are worth virtually nothing. Those tins of paint in the back of the shed that don’t match any colour in your house, the speaker wire from the sound system installation, that old can of WD40, just in case you need it one day. All these things are occupying brain cells in your memory, even if you don’t use them

The best way to clear your head is often simply to purge or throw away any of that old rubbish you don’t use anymore. It’s amazing how mentally cleansing such a simple thing can be.

5 Tips To Achieve A Clear Head In 2015

  1. Stick to a low GI diet; remove crappy sugars that have no benefit to your health or life.
  2. Reduce your carbohydrate intake to no more than 50% of your calorie intake.
  3. Reduce or, if possible, remove gluten from your diet entirely. Many gluten free options are readily available.
  4. Limit lactose and casein in your diet. Most people can cope with one serving per day but many do not. Switching to lactose-free milk products will have a great positive affect.
  5. Every 3-6 months purge all of the household clutter you never use.
About the Author

Dr Trevor has a passion for helping people that goes beyond what most people expect. He has a knack for getting to issues quickly and an amazing knowledge for all things health and wellbeing. With extensive study in areas such as Physiology, Nutrition, Supplementation, Applied Kinesiology, Neuro Emotional Technique and Chiropractic, Dr Trevor's skills at working with a wide range of health and performance issues have become widely respected.

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