This two word phrase is not a medical term, however, it is a “catch phrase” or “umbrella term” that is given to a wide number of symptoms. There are a number of contributing factors or causes that can be attributed to this foggy brain state: it could be caused by a medical condition, by a hormone imbalance, by high stress, a diet lacking in essential nutrients, environmental causes, sleep deprivation and life style.
Some Common Symptoms
Here are some of the common symptoms of Brain Fog:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty paying attention to what you are reading, doing, listening to, or watching
- Lack of clarity when thinking
- Low mental energy
- Slow cognition
- Feeling like you are in a fog or haze – no visual sharpness
- Mind fatigue
- General body fatigue
- Feeling confused
- Feeling spacey
- Absent mindedness
- Feelings of anxiety
- Mild depression
- Difficulty with your Problem solving abilities
- When talking, you forget what you were planning to say
- Crave sweet or salty foods
Some Medical Causes
The following list gives some of the medical causes for Brain Fog:
- Addison’s Disease
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Hormonal imbalances
- Hypo-thyroidism (low thyroid function)
- Missing nutritional elements in the diet
To learn more about Brain Fog and ways to relieve its symptoms, listen to the companion audio teaching below:
We carry several natural alternatives to traditional prescription drugs that help with concentration, focus and brain fog.
There are two, 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil blends that can help our bodies and brains with the symptoms of Brain Fog, they are Brainstorm and Focus both are available from Remnant Remedy and can be used with children and adults. To learn more about these two wonderful essential oils read our articles Brainstorm for Enhanced Brain Function and Focus for Enhanced Concentration.
We also carry a formula for ADD/ADHD that enhances focusing and concentration ability and that can help to relieve symptoms of brain fog. This natural formula can be used for both children and adults. To learn more: Focus Formula
Do you suffer with symptoms of Brain Fog? What have you done to help relieve those symptoms? Please share with us.