Happiful January 2021

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Eat to beat brain fog We’ve all had those ‘where on earth have I put the keys?’ moments, but for some of us continually struggling to process information and constant forgetfulness can be signs of brain fog... And after how stressful the past year has been, it’s no wonder that more of us than ever may be experiencing these symptoms. But can anything be done to help us think clearer in 2021? Writing | Jenna Farmer

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magine going about your day with a mist swirling around in front of you. You’d probably struggle to concentrate or think clearly. Well, that’s what living with brain fog is like. There might not be an actual fog around you, but it certainly feels like there is. You might find yourself

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desperately searching your brain to locate information you’re sure you knew yesterday. Or perhaps at work, you find yourself struggling to take in a presentation, or grasp lengthy instructions. There are many reasons for brain fog (which is a collection of symptoms rather than a medical

condition), so it’s important to speak to your GP, who may do some tests to see if it could be caused by other issues, such as thyroid problems, anaemia, or autoimmune disease. However, once those are ruled out, it could certainly be worth looking at your diet, too.


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