Here’s a riddle:
Q: What do you do when your previously gentle and intelligent spouse starts to behave like a hostile toddler most of the time?
A: Do everything you can to reduce their brain fog!
When his brain fog was at its worst, Matthew reminded me a lot of a hostile toddler.
A hostile toddler with a driver’s license and credit cards.
It was not good!
The brain fog that accompanied the overall decline in his health was one of the scariest symptoms he experienced. And it is one of the many symptoms that has responded exceptionally well to the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP).
We first noticed marked improvement in Matthew’s cognitive function after seven months on the AIP.
And every month it has improved further.
After 27 months on the AIP, he’s almost all of the way back to his smart old self. Not completely. There’s still room for recovery, but his brain has mended remarkably well.
I am fascinated about brain fog, after having watched Matthew descend into its depths and come out the other side. Rory Linehan from the Paleo PI shares my interest, having been ‘there and back again’ with brain fog himself. So, he and and I conducted some research into the phenomenon.
In January 2016, we surveyed 18 people with first-hand experience with brain fog, all of whom were on a healing protocol diet, like the AIP.
This post contains the results of that research.
Our Brain Fog Research
We found it interesting that though they had no contact with each other while our research was being conducted, the way that people described their experience with brain fog was quite similar: Continue reading