Monday, December 26, 2011

Treat Brain Fog Naturally and Effectively: Home Remedies for Mental Fog

Brain fog or mental fog is a relatively common complaint experienced by individuals belonging to different age groups. Various studies have shown a strong correlation between brain fog and various autoimmune disorders. The condition is also closely linked with depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. Though no specific treatment is available for the management there are a host of home remedies, foods and dietary recommendations along with lifestyle modifications that can help in treating it effectively.
Brain Fog is linked
with Stress
What is Brain Fog?

Where are my glasses? Where did I put those report papers? What time was I suppose to attend the business meet? Most of us have experienced inability to remember occasionally. Though these symptoms may be a manifestation of mental fog, they should not be classified as brain fog unless they occur frequently and interfere considerably with an individual’s ability to perform routine activities.

It is a cognitive dysfunction which is associated with loss of certain intellectual functions including remembering, thinking and reasoning, which is significant enough to interfere with the ability of an individual to perform routine and day to day functions. Individuals suffering from this condition often suffer from inability to perform basic arithmetic calculations, lack concentration and limited verbal recall.
There are a host of conditions that are linked with the development of mental fog. The condition is considered to be associated with chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and elevated levels of psychological stress. In addition certain autoimmune disorders like Hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, etc are considered to cause a mild inflammatory reaction in the brain cells which in turn affects certain cognitive functions.
Home Remedies to Treat Brain Fog
Here are certain home remedies that have been found to be effective in the management of certain symptoms associated with the condition,
    St Johns Wort is
    effective in treatment
    of Brain Fog
  • St John’s Wort: An herbal supplement, St John wort is considered to be beneficial in the treatment of mental clutter and brain fogging. Though primarily used for the management of depression, this herbal supplement has been pronounced to be highly beneficial in the management of brain fatigue. An dose of 300 mg of the herbs extract is considered beneficial, though consumption of up to 1800 mg per day has not been reported with any side effects
  • Saffron: Saffron is considered to be highly beneficial in improving cognitive functions and enhancing memory and decluttering the mind. Adding a few strands of saffron to milk and drinking twice a day is considered to be very beneficial.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon is also considered to boost memory and enhance intellectual capabilities. Sprinkling cinnamon on food is considered to improve mental functions and help in the effective treatment of brain fog. Cinnamon also is considered beneficial in the management of digestive disorders and treatment of diabetes
Health Foods for the Brain
There are certain foods that are beneficial in the management of mental fog. Including these foods in your routine diet can be very beneficial in enhancing memory and cognitive functions,
  • Eliminate alcohol and tobacco from your diet. Soda drinks, aerated drinks, etc are responsible for a mild inflammatory action and should be avoided.
  • Increase the intake of green foods. Spinach, parsley, etc act as mood foods and are loaded with vitamins and minerals essential for health. Most green vegetables are loaded with minerals like iron, deficiency of which is considered to be primarily responsible for chronic mental fatigue.
  • Milk and Milk products like cheese, butter, etc are pick me up foods that help boost the mood and loaded with essential amino acids and nutrients. Consuming low fat dairy products is good for the heart.
  • Lean meat and chicken are also good sources of amino acids and vitamins and minerals. Consumption is recommended in moderation. These foods are loaded with Vitamin B12 which is considered vital for neurological health.
  • Fresh fruits including grapes, strawberries, cherries, berries, etc are considered to be healthy as they are loaded with Vitamins and Minerals. These foods act as good mood boosters and help in management of brain fog effectively.
  • Essential Fatty acids are important for mental development. Consume food cooked in olive oil and sunflower oil which is loaded with EFAs essential for brain development and growth.
Treating Brain Fog Naturally

There is sufficient evidence that physical exercise is considered to be the best way to manage and treat mental fatigue. Exercise helps improve the circulation of blood to the brain which in turn helps in replication and growth of brain tissue. Further, exercise is also considered beneficial in reducing plaque accumulated in the blood cells and in management of atherosclerosis. Jogging, swimming, walking, etc are considered to be healthy exercises, however always speak to your healthcare provider prior to indulging in any new vigorous exercise regimen.

Exercising the brain cells by performing mental activities like solving a crossword puzzle, doing mathematical calculations, putting a jigsaw puzzle, memory gains and reading a book are also considered to improve cognitive functions and help in management of brain disorders.

Always Remember!!

Get yourself thoroughly evaluated if your condition persists. Chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, etc are linked with mental problems and need to be treated effectively to alleviate the symptoms associated with the condition. 


  1. Fruits are really beneficial for Brain.The important Facts about Fruits they are low in calories.

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