If you’re battling tiredness, brain fog, and bloat, parasites could be to blame. Our favorite swimming holes this past summer (and even our pets) may have exposed us to these invaders, which doctors rarely diagnose. Women over 50 are most at risk since levels of parasite-destroying stomach acid drop with age. I recommend black walnut and cloves to restore energy. Both contain antimicrobial agents that kill parasites, their larvae, and eggs. To try: Verma-Plus (Unikey-Health.com), which delivers the ingredients in a tincture you add to water.
Next time your mind feels a little sluggish, hum your favorite tune. The vocal cords are connected to the vagus nerve, a key communication pathway linking the brain and other parts of the body (like the heart, lungs and stomach). Humming creates vibrations that stimulate the nerve, which spurs the release of acetylcholine, a compound that quickly clears away brain fog to sharpen thinking. For an even stronger vibration (and bigger mental boost), open and close your mouth while humming your favorite Motown song.