Brain Fog
Brain Health
Chronic Stress
Mental Health

What causes brain fog?

4 Answers

I approach every client as someone to support in their own individual journey of healing and transforming their deepest issues, on exactly the level they were created.

Brain fog in my clients is usually caused by dissociation. Having to dissociate from the given reality in a traumatic event, this often becomes a pattern, from being a coping/survival mechanism the first time, to being something that they cannot control. Some people also describe it as feeling like there is a curtain in front of their head, others say they feel like there is a divide between their head and their body.


Sabina Maez
I am an acupuncturist. I inspire and support people to live at their highest potential by transforming their health and life experience.

I agree with Shannon and Emma. In Chinese medicine brain fog is usually cause by "dampness." Dampness is often caused by a sluggish digestive system. Dampness accumulates and causes various symptoms, brain fog being one of them, inflammation is also a sign of "dampness." Dampness can create a wide range of symptoms. Chinese medicine address dampness through acupuncture, diet, and herbs. I also incorporate essential oils blends and stones to clear dampness.


Body Whisperer

Brain fog is generally caused by inflammation of the brain. There are many causes of inflammation. Too much sugar, microbiome imbalances, toxins in the body, brain and neck trauma... addressing the cause of inflammation is key to get rid of brain fog.


Shannon Moss
I am a Certified Integrative Health Coach specializing in gut health and autoimmune disorders. I help those who feel lost, find solutions!

There are a lot of causes of brain fog, but I found that the #1 cause for my clients has to do with their gut health. Whether it's hormone related or not, it all leads back to the gut. You may be thinking, there is no way that all of my symptoms can be chalked up to poor gut health…
Short answer: Maybe not.
Long answer: But it’s a really good start, especially when you consider these truths:

70 million people suffer from digestive issues.

An estimated 15 million Americans have food allergies…whether they realize it or not (and most don’t).

Your gut health makes up 70% of your immune system; therefore, if your immune system is chronically compromised, it’s likely due to poor gut health.

You gut is referred to as your body’s second brain—if that’s not enough to convince you of its importance, I don’t know what is.

Poor gut health causes auto-immune diseases, hormonal imbalance, mental illness, diabetes, weight gain, skin issues, brain fog/confusion and countless other problematic conditions.

Once you rebuild the health of your gut, you’ll look and feel like a brand new person. Would love to set you up with a free consult to discuss whether or not you are at risk for something like leaky gut.


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