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A little bit: You might be better able to do crossword puzzles and sudoku but these games might not help you in other activities. ...Read more
I can't seem to use my brain to full capacity as soon as I start to think it all just becomes foggy confusing& it's affecting my school work?
Several issues: We all perform best if an when we are well rested, well fed,get regular exercise , are not sick and in a comfortable setting. You need about 8 hours of effective sleep to do your best.If you work on these issues it may help. A visit with your doc to exclude an illness would also be wise. If nothing is identified, s/he can refer you to have other testing done. ...Read more
Some mornings I feel 'foggy brained', tongue tied and very nervous about what is happening to me. It lasts until lunch time.
Many things: Check in with your GP. Sleep disruption from apnea, periodic limb movement, joint pain, menopause symptoms, alcohol, or too much food before bed mean not enough hours of quality sleep & miserable mornings. Also, think thyroid dysfunction, vitamin deficiency, depression, anxiety. Is there anything different about the last 4 hours before bed on mornings that you awake like this? Best wishes to you ...Read more
My brain is the most important organ to me. People tend to forget about it but what are some ways to improve my mental health for the better?
Balanced living: To improve general mental health, i recommend balanced living that includes a nutritious diet (to extent possible, try to avoid processed foods), 80 to 100 ounces of water each day, regular exercise, spending time with compatible friends, pursuing your dreams, regular meditation, keeping a diary, avoiding drug and alcohol abuse, and reading the four agreements and other inspiring books. ...Read more
Mental and physical: While i agree with the previous answer, it has also been shown that physical activity can help maintain cognitive function. "dozens of studies now show that aerobic exercise can increase the size of critical brain structures and improve cognition in children and older adults. " for more info - http://drmarkgalland.Com/physical-activity-really-does-enhance-cognition/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't curve my appetite. Im a food addict. I eat just to eat. I don't have a shut off switch in my brain. I can't take it anymore. What can I do! ?
Food Addiction: You may want to consider an addiction program that specializes in food addiction, while you are working with the bariatric specialist. You may not need surgery if you can find the emotional and or physical causes for the addiction, and get these treated. If you behavior is addictive this may be the answer you are looking for. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can indeed: As with most physical exercise, tai chi can be very good for keeping both the body and brain active and, as a result, young. The attention to detail in learning the specific details of the movements is very good for brain and body and is a very low impact form of exercise. Although at its heart it is an extremely effective form of martial combat, tai chi is very useful for relaxation and meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do we get "brain freezes" when we eat cold things too quickly? What is the underlying definition of a brain freeze?
Brain freezes: When you eat or drink something cold, the cold thing touches the roof of your mouth, which causes the blood vessels to constrict in an attempt to prevent loss of body temperature. As the coldness fades, the blood vessels dilate, quickly increasing blow flow to the brain. This sudden increase of blood flow in the brain causes intense headache as you describe. Eat cold things slowly! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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