The Brain Fog Fix tackles depression, tiredness, the inability to concentrate and other such problems shared by many modern people. The author relates such problems to chemical imbalances and deficiencies in the brain and provides ways through diet to rectify these. He gives an impressive array of references to various studies to back up his enthusiasm for a diet low in carbohydrates and high in vegetables and fish. Such a diet, he says is also good for keeping Alzheimer’s and dementia at bay. Backed up by research, he gives a very comprehensive overview of why such a diet is good for us, and, in particular, good for our brains.
But this book is not just about diet; in his 21 day regime for curing the various manifestations of brain fog, the author also includes exercise, connecting with something larger than ourselves, and checking what our mind is telling us in the form of often-unevaluated beliefs about ourselves. His program includes body, mind and spirit, and it is this comprehensive view of health that makes me feel that this a solid program for improving one’s state of being.
I did not try the 21 day Brain Fog Fix because I felt the diet was somewhat extreme for me, also I do not have any of the issues the diet is designed to counteract, however, I don’t doubt that for those who feel in need of something to turn their lives around, this would be a very positive step. The author did convince me to pay more attention to getting the kind of brain foods he suggests and cutting down on the unhelpful ones. He very reasonably says that following such a regime 80% of the time is sufficient—and practical.
One thing that I did check and adjust in my life was the amount of time I spend looking at a screen. The statistics and research on the ill effects of too much screen time—particularly on one’s ability to sleep—were most alarming. I hope this quickly becomes popular knowledge. Perhaps the best thing you can do for your children is to teach them to turn off their devices and do other things—like exercise
In summary, I highly recommend this book to anyone who suffers from stress, has difficulty focusing or feels that their life lacks lustre. If you drag yourself through the days feeling less than alive, then this 21 day Brain Fog Fix is well worth trying, and if you can’t commit yourself to the program, you will still get a lot out of just reading the book and making some of the adjustments he suggests.