Brain Health

Brain Fog & Infections

How infections connect to Brain Fog

Do you have difficulty remembering a name, phone number or address?

Do you ever pause and think “what was I going to do next” and you don’t remember?

These are symptoms of brain fog that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. But what happens when these symptoms become more frequent or start to occur daily?  At this stage it has become a more serious symptom that needs to be looked at and find the root cause of it.

Did you know that infections can cause brain fog?  Infections can affect the brain cells and the sheath that protects the neurons.

Infections Causing Brain Fog

There are several infections that can cause brain fog.  These include:

Brain fog and Lyme disease often go hand in hand. Brain fog is a common symptom of lyme disease and appears to be a toxic reaction to the disease.  Lyme disease is caused by infection of a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacterium are called spirochetes. Lyme disease is transmitted by deer ticks and sometimes by mosquitos.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year.”  This number may actually be quite low due to the fact that many people are misdiagnosed with other diseases because Lyme disease mimics other diseases.

Click here to learn more about Lyme disease and how we treat it at LifeWorks Wellness Center.

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About Dr. Minkoff, Medical Director

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr. Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr. Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr. Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy, and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr. Minkoff is one of the most in-demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best-selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein. The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness. Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 43 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teaches to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.