Brain fog and concentration issues are a subtle, but pervasive symptom of menopause for some women. Holly Lucille, ND, RN, women’s health expert and author of Bottom Line Inc’s The Natural Side of Menopause blog, suggests that while brain fog is associated with menopause, it may have more to do with chronic stress and elevated cortisol levels, so the key then is to reduce stress. It is crucial that women make activities that reduce stress a regular part of their lives. While these activities may vary (Dr. Lucille offers spending time outdoors or with animals as two examples), the effect will be to calm the nervous system and reduce cortisol levels.

For more information, check out Dr. Holly Lucille’s website, or buy her book, Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Woman’s Guide to Safe Natural Hormone Health

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