The Brain Fog Fix by psychotherapist Mike Dow, M.D. is a book that should be flying off the shelves. Who doesn’t experience brain fog once in a while, or maybe, every day?
The author maintains that many of the foods we eat and the habits we have do not support our brains. We no longer get what is needed to produce essential chemicals that keep us energized, calm, focused, optimistic and inspired. And even worse, our choices could lead to long term problems like dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and anxiety. The way most of us live, it seems almost as though we’ve chosen a lifestyle deliberately intended to undermine our brain chemistry and our health.
The Brain Fog Fix provides an easy to follow three week program designed to naturally restore three of the brains’ most crucial hormones: serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. Rebalancing these chemicals enables the rest of the brain’s chemistry to reach optimal levels. Each week of his program focuses on a different element of your life:
Week 1: You will improve your mood by modifying the diet and using cognitive strategies to overcome pitfall though patterns.
Week 2: You will increase your energy by focusing on sleep, exercise and memory-boosting games.
Week 3: You’ll enhance your spirit through practices that help you connect with something larger than yourself and enable you to rediscover joy in life.
Dr. Dow says that by the end of the program you will be thinking more clearly, remembering more accurately, learning more quickly and unleashing your creativity. That promise may seem a tad overblown but why not give it a try. The plan is simple and inexpensive. His recipes are great and easy to prepare. This book is a great investment in your brain and overall health.