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Looking for Ways to Improve Mental Clarity?

If you've found yourself feeling overwhelmed, forgetful or just mentally foggy lately, you may be looking for ways to improve your mental clarity. Ask yourself these four questions to find some solutions that could help get you thinking clearly again.

How Are You Handling Your Stress?

Even though stress often just feels like a mental battle, it can also cause physical symptoms. When you find yourself stressed and unable to process that stress in a healthy way, your body's cortisol, or stress hormone, levels surge, which can create a biological battle within your body that leaves you feeling exhausted, irritable and mentally foggy. Look for ways to help combat stress if your current life situation doesn't allow for you to eliminate your stressors. Many people have found relief through exercise, meditation, yoga and other mind-body-connecting activities. Sometimes a quick connection back to nature with a hike or walk in the woods is all it takes.

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Countless studies have been done that prove the enormous importance of sleep for your physical health and your mental well-being. Not getting enough sleep, especially on a regular basis, places a huge burden on your nervous system. The optimal amount of sleep for each person varies, but adults should aim for seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Try setting a sleep and wake alarm and testing out seven, eight and nine hours of sleep to determine which helped you feel the most rested and mentally clear the next day.

How Much Sugar Are You Consuming Daily?

Our diets have transformed tremendously over the decades, and the current high-sugar diets that characterize many of our modern lives are extremely harmful to our mental clarity and energy levels. High-sugar diets can also cause insulin resistance, which interferes with the brain's ability to use glucose for energy. This can lead to mental fogginess. Try eliminating sugar for a few weeks and you will see a complete transformation in not only your physical energy levels, but also your mental clarity. Don't forget that sugar is hidden in almost every processed thing we consume, including breads and pastas.

Have You Had Your Hormones Checked?

One of the most common symptoms of a hormone imbalance in both men and women is mental fogginess and exhaustion. If you haven't had your hormones checked in awhile or, even worse, you've never had your hormone levels checked, it's time! Hormone imbalances don't just affect the older population, and often a simple correction in this area can completely transform the way you feel on a daily basis.

Dr. Foster's passion in life is helping his patients get their vitality back and start living their best lives yet. In many cases, a simple hormone imbalance is causing extreme exhaustion, mental fogginess and many other symptoms that can make life hard on a day-to-day basis. He's treated many patients right here in the area and thousands over the phone via consults with a quick and easy treatment plan to get their hormones balanced and their life back. Call today to learn more or set up a consultation at 760-670-3621.

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