The Connection Between Brain Fog and Toxins

The Connection Between Brain Fog and Toxins

The brain is one of my favorite organs. I’m going to guess that you consider it one of your most important organs as well. Without our memory, what are we? Brain fog, decreased memory, “senior moments,” can be the result of transient fatigue or stress, or the leading edge of something more serious.

Sometimes doctors will ascribe a decline in memory as a result of “normal” aging. This is nonsense! Your brain should not fade. Your mind should remain clear. You should remain full of energy. Brain fog is a sign of a problem to be solved, not a condition to be accepted. The same is true for a decline in memory. This should not be simply written off as par for the course. To accept it as inevitable, is to make it inevitable.

One of the most toxic substances to the brain is lead.

One of the most toxic substances to the brain is lead.

The reason why they test children for lead is to make sure that they are not exposed because it can lead to mental impairment. The same consequence is true for adults. Although it’s not often thought of as a risk factor worthy of evaluating, lead is a pure toxin that damages neurons. Studies have correlated increased amounts of total body lead with accelerated decline in memory and cognitive function. Higher lead correlates with lower IQ.

When evaluating your memory, or analyzing brain fog, it is essential to test for the amount of lead that is been stored in your body. A simple blood test is not sufficient. That will reveal the amount of lead you’ve been exposed to in the last week or 10 days. Lead is absorbed from the air, from your food, it even enters your body through your skin. It passes through the blood and then gets deposited in bone and other connective tissue. The only way to detect stored amounts is with a “provocative” heavy-metal test. In this simple and safe test involves an infusion of calcium EDTA  administered intravenously. The calcium EDTA pulls lead and other toxic metals out of their hiding places where they can be passed out via the urine and tested. Think of it like shaking the tree to see what comes out. With that information in hand, a plan can be crafted to lower the amounts of lead and other toxic metals in your body.

The best time to do this is when you are in your full health. Primary prevention is always better than secondary repair. However if brain fog, memory impairment, or other neurological symptoms have already started, getting metal tested and reducing the amounts in your body can help to prevent progression, or even contribute to improvement.

Keep your brain healthy. A sharp mind is your birthright and should be yours through the span of your entire life.

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