I went to more therapists than I can count and spent thousands of hours reading self help books and applying the advice but I was still suffering with depression symptoms and mood swings years later even though my life looked good from the outside. Than I had a consult with a dietician named Marko Papuckovski because I was having trouble breathing and he said an anti-inflammatory diet will not only open my airways but I’m showing symptoms of a damaged blood brain barrier and a 6 month diet will help that heal as well.
I was a heavy drinker at the time so I ate as close to an anti-inflammatory diet as I could stand and took a 3 month break from drinking. My stomach felt better and a lot of my brain fog went away after just 3 months so a few days later I decided to do it again and lasted 3 months again before I came off the diet. After the second try a lot more of my brain fog cleared up and I generally felt better all around. My desire to drink drastically reduced and for months I only drank a fraction of what I had before.
A few months later I was thinking I feel better than I have in the last 15 years but I want to get rid of the rest of this brain fog and regain some the mental sharpness I had before I experienced what a Dr. suspected was a traumatic brain injury. So I went on the anti-inflammatory diet again but stricter this time going so far as to clear anything inflammatory out of my kitchen including sugar and replacing my cooking oils with avocado oil. Taking those extra steps paid off it was easy to breath out of my nose for the first time in years and most of the remaining brain fog went away. My memory noticeably improved as well.
It hasn’t been long and I’m feeling better than when I was in my mid 20s. I’m recalling a lot of the advice I read over the years and applying it now. When I read the self help books, watched the videos, and participated in forums I took the best advice and put it in a notebook. No matter how hard I tried I wasn’t able to properly apply a lot of the the high quality advice I took notes of because my brain wasn’t working properly. Now I am quickly making myself a better man.
In the future I might go to a compounding pharmacy and try a peptide like BPC-157 or get a whole body stem cell treatment but I got this far by reducing stress and eating better.
This blog isn’t offering medical advice just my own experience. If you look up what can cause a leaky blood brain barrier you will find a lot of contributing factors including stress, poor diet, mold, and poor sleep quality. I believe the body needs a tune up even if your not feeling bad why not go on an anti-inflammatory diet every few years to see if the body heals itself before you notice something is wrong?