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9 Proven Ways to Cure “Mom Brain” Almost Instantly

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If you answered yes to the questions above, then you probably have “Mom Brain” aka postpartum brain fog.

Brain fog is a condition that can develop over time due to hormone fluctuations and other internal as well as outside influences; and if not treated, could cause feelings of confusion, depression, and anxiety.

If you are experiencing any of those symptoms, then keep reading.

In this post, are 9 quick and easy brain fog fixes that will work to give you mental clarity in no time.

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1. Cut the sugar.

Cutting or eliminating refined or artificial sugar, such as aspartame, from your diet should be your very first step to getting rid of brain fog.

Refined sugar raises your blood sugar levels tremendously and as a result, your body experiences glucose spikes from high to low,  putting your brain on a wild rollercoaster ride.

After eating sugary foods you may experience mood swings, irritability, or even more brain fogginess.

As challenging as it may be, find a way to cut back on added sugars from processed foods or other items in your diet. Stick with natural sugars, which can be found in fruit and veggies.ir?t=bbf inpostlink 20&l=ur2&o=1 - 9 Proven Ways to Cure “Mom Brain” Almost Instantly

2.Eat more healthy fats.

Low-fat diets are not necessarily the best for your brain health and here’s why:

Your brain is about 60% fat. When you don’t eat enough dietary fat, your brain will literally begin to digest itself for the raw materials it needs to create essential brain chemicals. 

What this means to you is to avoid low-fat diets at all costs and instead opt to eat more “healthy fats” such as those found in Wild Salmon, Grass-fed meat and avocados and coconut oil. 

3.Start journaling.

This is a habit that was introduced to me by my dear husband to help with my sudden forgetfulness after having a baby.

I purchased a Moleskin journal (of which I love and can not live without! ) that I use every single day to write down my thoughts in the morning, before bed as well as throughout out the day. You will not believe how much this helps!q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=8883701127&Format= SL250 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=oflifeandlisa 20 - 9 Proven Ways to Cure “Mom Brain” Almost Instantlyir?t=oflifeandlisa 20&l=li3&o=1&a=8883701127 - 9 Proven Ways to Cure “Mom Brain” Almost Instantly

I’m always able to refer to my little notebook if the situation arises where I have an “oops” moment with my brain.

Moms everywhere should really create the habit of journaling every day to keep their thoughts in check.

4.Drink more water.

Of course, this is a given. You have to drink more water!

It is believed that about 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. 

And with that being said, your brain is 75% water by volume and even with mild dehydration, you can develop symptoms that mimic Dementia.

5.Look out for food sensitivities and allergies.

Pay close attention to what you are eating because you may have an unknown food sensitivity or allergy that could be causing your brain fog.

In recent years, gluten and wheat allergies have risen due to the high amounts of processed grains that have become commonplace in most of our diets.

Try cutting out gluten or wheat products from your diet for a month to see if you get any relief from your brain fogginess.

6. Take a break.

Stress is a major cause of brain fog. It is important to make sure that you are getting adequate amounts of sleep daily.

Getting enough sleep is critical for optimal brain functioning. During periods of rest, your brain has the opportunity to create new brain cells which

During periods of rest, your brain has the opportunity to create new brain cells which are vital maintaining full functionality of your memory.

7.Find a way to exercise every day. 

Take just 30 minutes a day to walk around your block or try simple tricks such as parking your car a little farther from the entrance of your grocery store every time you shop.

Exercising releases chemicals such as endorphins which help to get glucose and oxygen to your brain. 

Exercising also helps to burn off cortisol, the stress hormone, and stimulate new brain cell growth.

8. Beware of vitamin deficiencies.

Being deficient in vitamins such as B12, Vitamin D, and Omega-3 fats can be detrimental to your brain health.

Vitamin B-12 is one the most common vitamin deficiencies afflicting over 40% of adults and has been linked to several neurological disorders such as depression, memory loss, and behavior changes. 

Natural sources of Vitamin B-12 are found in fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and milk.

Vitamin D has been proven to erase brain fog, depression and improve memory. Being in natural sunlight is the best way to get your daily dose of Vitamin D, but many choose to supplement their needs.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are highly concentrated in the brain. Therefore, when you are deficient your brain function can become greatly impaired.  The best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids are found in wild caught fish such as salmon and sardines.

9. Check for toxins in your home. 

Be mindful of the chemicals that you use to clean your home with because they could be the culprit of your fuzzy brain problems.

Be extremely cautious with the chemicals that you are using in or around your house. Extremely toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and PCB ( polychlorinated biphenyls) have been found in things that common in many homes such as your carpet, matresses, and furniture.

These chemicals along with mold, dust and other allergens can cause constant fatigue and sometimes memory loss.

Opt to use natural house cleaners and to read labels on items that you are purchasing for long term use in your home.

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10 Personal Hygiene Hacks Every Adult Woman Should Know

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Let’s talk about hygiene for a sec. Yes yours, mine, our hygiene. As women, sometimes we have to go the extra mile to look and smell our best.  Here’s a few hacks that you should know that’ll help keep your hygiene in check.

1. Avoid using fabric softener on your your pillowcases

Pillowcases are notorious for collecting oil, dirt and sweat but when you launder them with fabric softener it leaves behind residue that could clog your pores which worsens your acne and increases breakouts. Remember to change your pillowcases every 2-3 days and skip the Snuggle.

2. Carry dental floss in your purse

Food that’s trapped in your teeth will eventually rot and cause bad breath. Always have dental floss or my personal favorite, Plackers on hand to clean in between your teeth after your meals.

3. Invest in a good tongue scraper

Yeah, the white stuff that you see on your tongue is bacteria, debris and dead cells. Sounds disgusting, right? Using a tongue scraper daily will help remove this gunk, keep your breath smelling fresh, improve the taste of food as well as boost your immunity.

4. Sleep without underwear

As crazy as it sounds, you do not need to have on underwear at night unless you’re on your menstrual cycle. Going commando at night will allow your lady bits to breathe and reduce your chances of developing a yeast or vaginal infection.

5. Soak your feet in black tea

This will help to kill bacteria, close your pores to prevent your feet from sweating and remove any odors.

6. Use hand sanitizer to kill armpit odor

This is extremely handy when you are in a pinch. The alcohol will kill the odor causing bacteria and dry your armpits fast leaving no stains on clothing.

7. Douching is bad

The vagina naturally cleans itself and does a pretty good job without any help. Avoid using scented tampons, pads and douches because it increases your risk of vaginal infections and pelvic inflammatory disease. 

8. Wash behind your ears

You have glands that secrete oil and sebum behind your ears. When this mixes with dirt and sweat, it can create an odor that can be quite offensive (Ever heard of the term ear cheese“?)  and make you smell bad. Wash behind your ears daily to prevent this from happening.

9. Use hair conditioner when shaving personal areas

Hair conditioner softens your hair and reduces chances of razor bumps and irritation.

10. Drink lukewarm water with lemon first thing in the morning

This mixture will instantly hydrate you as well as help detoxify your body.

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5 Ways to Create a Morning Exercise Routine You’ll Actually Stick With

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It’s no secret that figuring out how to develop an early morning exercise routine is hard work.

Each year, tons of people set out to accomplish new year resolutions related to exercise and weight loss, and many of these people begin their days at the gym.

By March, however, the gym is no longer as full as it once was, and yet again, tons of people aren’t able to follow-through on their goals of developing and maintaining an early morning exercise routine.

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I’ve been an early morning exerciser (specifically, a runner) for most of my adult life now, and I’m pleased to share with you some of my best practices to help make the early morning routine flawless.

Below, you’ll find some tips to help you create an early morning exercise routine. They include:

1. Set your alarm — and to be safe, set many of them.

Unless you’re already used to waking up super early, play it safe, and set an alarm, or even better, a few of them. Don’t expect to hop right out of bed initially because your body will need to acclimate to the earlier wake-up time. And, most importantly, be sure to set your alarm for AM, not PM! I’ve made that mistake before, unfortunately.

2. Get in bed at least 10 minutes earlier than usual.

Again, your body needs time to adjust to your new sleeping and waking schedule, so even if you go to bed earlier than usual but don’t quite fall asleep, that’s ok. That’ll come in time. Focus on setting up a new routine for yourself first.

3. When you’re in bed, put your devices away.

We’re all guilty of this. We go to bed, thinking we’re so tired, and then hours later, we’re still awake, watching stupid videos on YouTube, reading Facebook, and updating our twitter and Instagram feeds.

Once you’re in bed, either go to bed, or read a book (and not a digital book — a good, old-fashioned book).

4. Put out all your clothes the night before.

You want to make your morning as streamlined as possible, so leave nothing to chance.

Set out everything you’ll need for your workout before you go to bed so that when you wake up, you’ll be able to get going soon and won’t have to waste time looking around for an errant sock or a missing shoe.

Time is of the essence, so you don’t want to waste anything.

5. Don’t mess around on your phone in the morning.

Unless you must do something essential, like check the weather before working out outside, don’t mess around on your phone before your workout.

You’d be surprised at how big a timesuck it can be.

More than anything, when you’re developing a new early morning exercise routine, please remember to be patient with yourself and to be understanding and flexible.

There will be some days that you’ll fail because you overslept your alarm or because you wanted to be lazy, and that’s ok! That’s what makes us all human.

Don’t overthink things, and just try again the next day. Building habits takes time, but provided you do the hard work of putting good, reliable systems in place — like what I’ve suggested above — you’ll be able to succeed.

Simply stated, just give yourself a chance and believe in your potential. You’re completely capable.

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7 Incredible House Plants That Will Help You Get The Best Sleep Ever

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There are several plants that you can grow in your home that will improve your sleep, reduce stress and anxiety.

If a natural approach to cleaning the air in your home and improving your overall health sounds good to you then you will want these plants in your home as soon as possible.

1. Peace Lily

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2. Snake Plant

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3. Aloe Vera

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4. Gardenia

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5. Bamboo Palm

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6. English Ivy

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7. Lavender

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