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
  • fatigue
  • irritability
  • trouble concentrating
  • headaches
  • forgetfulness
  • low motivation
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • confusion

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?“


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