Minnesota Brain Fog Doctor
Dr. Fors is a Minnesota brain fog doctor who specializes in functional medicine treatment. If you are suffering from brain fog, call our clinic now!
There is an Epidemic Sweeping Across Our Nation
Possibly you are one of the hundred million, or one out of three Americans, who struggle with a brain health issues, what I refer to as a "broken brain." A disorder that is not caused by a medication deficiency or fixed by medication. The primary cause of a Broken Brain is nutritional deficiencies and neuroinflammation. With this your brain is no longer able to the tasks it is meant to.
This shows up as the all too common symptoms of being inattentive, unfocused with poor memory many times referred to as Brain Fog or even ADD. Which at times can even threaten our jobs and careers. If this progresses far enough it becomes MCI or Minimal Cognitive Impairment and the next step is dementia.
Brain Fog can also manifest as chronic feelings of hopelessness and anxiousness, as if our brains cannot keep up with our lives, leaving us overwhelmed and depressed. At this point we may find that our brain no longer lets us fall asleep or sleep through the night.
Do You Have a Healthy Brain?
A brain that is healthy and flexible can bring about a focused and happy life. A healthy brain is one that can easily focus on a task and stick with it until completion. Flexibility is a hallmark of a healthy brain, the mental dexterity to move in and out of new and changing situations without anxiety or rigidity. A healthy brain is a happy brain finding joy and beauty in living.
The Name Game That Misses the Point
When we label this malfunctioning "broken brain" as a named disease based on the primary symptoms experienced, we do nothing to identify the underlying causes. This leaves these causative factors to go unchecked, leading to greater deterioration in brain function. The names we give to our nutritionally starved and inflamed brains is endless, names such as depression, anxiety disorder, ADD and ADHD, for example.
Drugs Not the Answer
We then start piling on the drugs based on the label we’ve been given. The latest study found one in six U.S. adults reported taking a psychiatric drug, such as an antidepressant or a sedative in 2013. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that over 80% of those on medications use them long-term. Experts in the study say this is concerning, since most of the drugs are recommended for shorter use and carry a number of serious risks.
Why is This Happening?
This "broken brain" is a side effect of our fast-paced, industrialized lifestyle filled with processed and nutritionally deficient foods. On top of this we are inundated with herbicides, pesticides, toxic chemicals and heavy metals. These insults from our diet and environment can lead to nutritional deficiencies, chronic neuroinflammation and free radical damage in our tissues, especially in our brain.
Here’s a short scientific explanation of this process: Chronic inflammation and free radicals in your body causes a sustained release of chemical messengers called cytokines which help regulate your immune system. Over time these cytokines can over stimulate specialized cells in the brain called microglia. The role of these microglia cells is to maintain brain health and function. These microglia cells have no off switch, so when overstimulated by these messengers of chronic neuroinflammation they can cause brain cell damage and decreased brain function. Eventually we start to experience the all too common symptoms of Brain Fog and a "broken brain".
Our muscles and joints have pain receptors, so they let us know when they’re being injured by inflammation and free radicals. However, our brain has no pain receptors so there are no direct signals that it’s being injured. When our brain is chronically inflamed it starts to lose ground in its ability to function properly. You then begin to experience indirect signals such as problems with focus, mental stamina, handling stress, memory, mood and sleep, daily things are brain does for us. An inflamed brain is in agitated brain. An even more compelling concern of chronic nutrient deficiency and brain inflammation is that it can lead to Parkinson’s, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Now the Good News: Hope with Functional Neurology
Chronic nutrient deficiency and brain inflammation is a condition that can be corrected. It can be accomplished if you address the underlying issues. You are not going to find the help you need from your conventional health practitioner. You need a doctor who specializes in Functional Neurology. By utilizing a natural Functional Neurology approach brain health issues can be conquered.
Specific functional laboratory tests and can identify:
- The type of diet you need to eat and specific supplements to take to optimize your brain function.
- The need to eliminate toxins that injure the brain, such as mycotoxins from mold and heavy metals (e.g. lead and mercury).
- Issues to be addressed with the gut brain connection, such as identifying and correcting SIBO, Dysbiosis and especially any leaky gut.
- With leaky gut all food allergies and sensitivities must be identified and removed.
With this functional holistic approach, you will be able to overcome your chronic inflammation and heal your brain, improving your focus, mood and memory, unlocking the full potential of your life. Many patients have and so can you. All you need is the proper guidance.
About Dr. Greg Fors
Dr. Greg Fors, D.C. is a Board-certified Neurologist (IBCN), certified in Applied Herbal Sciences (NWHSU) and acupuncture. As the director of the virtual Pain and Brain Healing Center, he specializes in a functional medicine approach to fibromyalgia, fatigue, brain fog, digestive disorders, depression and anxiety. He is a sought after international lecturer for various post-graduate departments and state associations. Dr. Fors is the author of the highly acclaimed book, “Why We Hurt” available through booksellers everywhere.