Several months ago, I realised my thinking had become sluggish. Was my brain injury getting worse? This caused me a great deal of worry. I searched my brain for answers. One answer: I'd cut avocado from my diet due to the cost (I'm struggling financially).
I've now resumed consumption of avocado. Sometimes one avocado per week, or, maybe, up to three avocados in a fortnight. The difference is subtle but I am improved.
I would urge those with brain injuries to eat avocado as often as possible. I firmly believe avocadoes contain a very good combination of fats and oils...and that these fats and oils feed the brain.
HERBAL CAPSULES: CHRISTOPHER (brand). MIND TRAC (name of product).
I recently tried these capsules. The first day, I took four capsules. That was too much. They are quite strong. I felt slightly unwell but no major problems.
After some experimentation, I now take 2-3 capsules, perhaps once per fortnight. (They CAN be taken every day). I bought them from iHerb, online. They were delivered to Australia within a week.
Results: from time to time I experience a burst of clear brain function. For example, in one evening I was able to complete several hours of paperwork (opening mail and catching up on written tasks). I could have sat there all night doing paperwork. My brain worked like a well-oiled machine. This was in direct contrast to my usual struggle with all forms of paperwork, since incurring a brain injury.
If I were to take these capsules more often, I might get even better results. (I'm taking a lot of other remedies for other health issues, and I don't want to "overload" on things that are strong and have a powerful effect). "Slow and steady wins the race".
PROBIOTICS AND BRAIN FUNCTION
I had been regularly eating yoghurt, or kefir, and I've taken probiotics capsules.
I stumbled upon an article. It describes the results of a study that found the following: people taking probiotics experienced digestive issues and mental sluggishness.
One of the things that appeared to be causing my mental sluggishness (during the last few months) was probiotics.
Probiotic use is a link between brain fogginess, severe bloating
Date: August 6, 2018. Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
I stopped eating yoghurt (only small amounts, now)and stopped eating kefir. I also discovered the kefir I was buying had been manufactured using kefir grains AND added probiotic strains. So, it wasn't proper kefir, anyway. Within two weeks,my mental sluggishness decreased noticeably.