A new epidemic is sweeping the world. Some people call it 'ADHD," 'scatter brain," or 'brain fog." And some people simply say they 'just don't feel like themselves""and haven't for a long time.
People are thinking and feeling worse than ever. Why? Because our brains are not getting the support they need to produce the essential brain chemicals that keep us energized, calm, focused, and inspired. In fact, if you look at the way that most of us live, it's almost as though we had chosen a lifestyle deliberately intended to undermine our brain chemistry.
Fortunately, there is a solution. The Brain Fog Fix is a three-week program designed to help you naturally restore three of your brain's most crucial chemicals: serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. Rebalancing these three brain chemicals will, in turn, enable the rest of your brain's chemistry to reach optimal levels. You will find yourself thinking more clearly, remembering more accurately, learning more quickly, and unleashing the floodgates of your creativity. You will also find yourself feeling more optimistic, calm, energized, connected, and inspired.
The good news is that this is easier than you think. Instead of trying to ambitiously overhaul one aspect of your life entirely with some difficult-to-maintain resolution, begin by making small and achievable changes in many different areas of your life.
Dr. Mike Dow is an author, psychotherapist, and the host of shows on E!, TLC, VH1, Investigation Discovery, and Logo. He makes regular appearances on Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew On Call, The Talk, Wendy Williams, Rachael Ray, Nightline, Good Morning America, The Doctors, The Talk, and Today. He resides in Los Angeles where he is in private practice.
Brain Fog Fix
Author: Dr. Mike Dow
Question: What is Brain Fog?
Dr. Mike Dow: Brain Fog is sometimes described as scatterbrain, ADHD or having an inability to focus. It can affect people by memory loss, insomnia, depression or anxiety. Or simply just not feeling like yourself.
Question: How does this book help fix the fog?
Dr. Mike Dow: Brain Fog Fix is a program designed to balance three of your brain's most crucial hormones, serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. The two core principles underlying this program are give your brain what it needs, and remove the obstacles that block your brain from optimal function.
The program is broken down into three weeks. Week one looks at modifying your diet and using cognitive strategies to improve your mood and help your thought patterns. Week two focuses on sleep, exercise and memory-boosting games to increase your energy. Finally, week three looks at enhancing your spirit through practices to help you connect and rediscover your joy in life.
Question: Can you share your two top tips that a reader may learn from the program?
Dr. Mike Dow: Two top tips that readers will learn from the program are that diet and sleep are important in fixing Brain Fog.
One of the best types of foods for your brain is food that contains omega-3. Omega – 3 can lower chronic diseases like heart disease and arthritis and is important to both cognition and behavior. The best Omega -3 food is of course Fish. Some Fish to focus your diet on are wild or farmed Barramundi, Mussels, Oysters and Salmon.
Sleep is essential for brain health. Sleep can boost learning and creativity as well as improve mood, alertness and aid in weight loss. If you have trouble sleeping try removing all electronics in the evening before bed. Removing TVs from the bedroom and charge your cell phone in another room. If you need to keep using your devices at night, adjust the screens to the dimmest settings.
Question: What benefits will readers see in three weeks?
Dr. Mike Dow: This simple program will get you thinking more clearly, remembering more accurately, learning more quickly, and unleashing the floodgates of your creativity. You will also find yourself feeling more optimistic, calm, energized, connected, and inspired.
Interview by Brooke Hunter