I have gotten a handful of questions lately from listeners wanting to know whether a certain diet or supplement will help with “brain fog.” Each of the people that wrote to me had come across a blog or a YouTube video or podcast that described a product or dietary regimen that was supposed to treat brain fog. Interestingly, each offered a completely different solution for the same problem.
Although Brain Fog is not a recognized medical condition, it's a term that I’m starting to see more and more frequently. It’s used as a sort of catch-all to describe a wide range of symptoms. Here’s a typical list of things that are given as symptoms of brain fog:
- low energy
- trouble concentrating
- low motivation
I don’t know if the folks who wrote to me were online trying to find a solution for a problem they were experiencing or whether they simply stumbled across this list of things and thought, “Hey, I sometimes feel tired or blue. Maybe I have brain fog?“