Brain fog and fatigue are two of the most common symptoms that are listed on my pre-consultation assessment form, but what would your doctor say if you presented to them with “brain fog”?
You would probably get a blank stare as brain fog is not considered a medical condition, yet plenty of people experience the loss of memory, forgetting words, poor concentration or overwhelmed by simple tasks. You maybe offered an anti-depressant but there is little that medications can do to help (and anti-depressant medications are a big cause of brain fog!).
Brain fog and fatigue often go hand in hand with anxiety, this can be severe anxiety and a sense of overwhelm or mild anxiety with a constant sense of “unease”.
Ant-depressants and anti-anxiety medications are some of the most prescribed medication, yet there long term effectiveness, along with the high risk of dependency leads many people to look for other options. Especially options that treat the underlying cause.
At Planet Naturopath we are always looking at the underlying cause of any health issue, including anxiety, fatigue and brain fog. The underlying cause maybe gut infections like candida or dysbiosis, it could be low thyroid or adrenal dysfunction but sometimes the first place to start before you do the advanced testing is with some simple diet and lifestyle changes.
But what if brain fog, chronic anxiety, or unstable energy is literally stopping me in my tracks? Don’t I need medication?
These are the most common problems that acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Kelly Brogan, sees in her holistic psychiatry practice.
And she has discovered a protocol to guide her patients to healing chronic illness – without drugs.
I know – what?! Psychiatry without drugs? And it isn’t talk therapy.
Dr. Brogan’s revolutionary approach to healing the brain, gut, and hormones relies on each patient awakening their body’s ability to self-correct. I have seen this work effectively many times with my own clients.
Rather than masking symptoms with drugs, this protocol achieves root-cause resolution of issues.
Following some simple diet and lifestyle changes it is possible to get off prescription medications, even if you have been taking them for years, or even decades.
Said of Dr. Brogan’s protocol: “I feel like a completely different person. Actually, I think it’s that I feel more like myself than I have for a very long time. I feel hopeful, and there was a point when I had given up on that.”
Dr. Kelly Brogan equips you with tools to speed the healing process, and simple tricks to literally rewire your body’s stress response. These are profound, yet powerful techniques, and now, for the first time ever, she’s sharing them for free in a 4 part video series!
Get the first look at this EXCLUSIVE video workshop series when it goes live, by clicking here.
Michael is head consultant at Planet Naturopath - Functional Medicine and Nutrition Solutions. He is a registered naturopath with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and works with clients from all over the world via video or phone consultations. He is a degree qualified naturopath from the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine in Australia with 18 years of experience. He uses advanced testing methods, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, and lifestyle advice to help you stay healthy. He is a Kalish Method-trained practitioner that keeps updating his education with Chris Kresser. Michael completed Dr. Terry Wahls practitioner training program, a 12-month program with ongoing training that helps understand the underlying cause and treatment of MS and autoimmune conditions. He keeps up to date with the latest research into health and natural medicine through the Metabolic Fitness Pro course with Dr. Bryan Walsh.