If you’ve ever been in a mental fog, then you know what it feels like: you can’t find your keys in the morning, you space out in the afternoon, or you lose your focus on the job. You often feel like you’re in a daze or you’re frequently “spacing out.”
Brain fog sufferers report that they just don’t feel quite right; that they’re not able to think as clearly as they used to. Brain fog can feel episodic; sometimes you are as sharp as a tack, while at other times, you feel like you forgot to take your brain with you when you left the house. Other common complaints include loss of spatial awareness (a feeling that you’re not present), lack of attention to detail or attention deficit, an absence of focus or a lack of clarity.
You’re not alone. Brain fog is a very common complaint, although it is not a recognized diagnosed illness within the realm of conventional medicine. It’s hard to put a number on how many people are truly suffering from reduced mental functioning due to brain fog.
Many brain fog sufferers blame their mental decline on the stress of daily living or “the signs of aging,” and they fail to seek treatment. However, old and young alike can experience dramatic improvements in their mental acuity by addressing the many underlying causes of brain fog, such as nutritional deficiencies, neurotoxicity, chronic infections, and chronic disease.