Natural MD Radio: 10 Things Your Brain Fog Could Be Telling You

I’d like to talk with you about an increasing problem women are experiencing – brain fog. It’s a problem that brings women into my medical practice, and about which I receive a lot of concerned emails from readers. It’s also not just women in their 50s and 60s and older that are experiencing this problem – I even have patients in their 20s struggling with brain fog.

What is brain fog? It is cloudy mental thinking, the inability to concentrate the way you used to. The good news is that all of our symptoms are our body’s way of telling us something needs to shift – whether in our diet, lifestyle, self-care, or environment. Making the changes I talk about in this podcast, to turn around your personal root causes, can halt and reverse your current symptoms, and prevent and often even reverse the early onset of chronic disease.

Show Notes:

  • What brain fog is
  • Why stress and overwhelm lead to brain fog
  • How fatigue impacts our cognitive function
  • How depression and anxiety affect your brain
  • The role of the microbiome in brain fog
  • Why it's important to prevent brainflammation (and how)
  • What foods feed your brain
  • How your hormones can affect your brain function
  • What medications might be causing brain fog
  • When you should get medical attention

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Martha Steiner

Thank-you so much Dr. Aviva for the recorded show on 10 Reasons for Brain Fog. It was so informational/educational. YOU are so sweet . . . and your way of presenting it in such a professional, clear and yet caring way just brings me to tears. You remind me of my dear Mother that we 'laid to rest' over 30 years ago . . . when I was 30 years old! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us . . . as a bonus for buying a copy of your book. How kind!! I need the information for my health issues - Chronic Fatigue/ Fibrimyalgia, recurring shingles, stomach ulcers for years, Stress stroke, & now Hashimoto's . . . to name a few., as well as my daughters. And I never could afford to go to a professional for office time for all of these. I do hope to find a trustworthy Functional Dr. close-by us soon. We must get our testing done, so we know right where we are. Good-night!

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Nice post..

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I am struggling with brain fog and fatigue, and find that more than anything I’m probably my own worst enemy because I get so frustrated. I notice, that I wanting to push and do things that I simply can’t seem to manage. My advice would be, to take things bit by bit, working around your limitations and making the most of what you have and what you can do. Try not to get too frustrated with yourself - thats the most important thing.