Trying to find the cause of my Brain Fog

Experiment 1: Seeing if Peanut butter was the cause


I often experienced Brain fog.

I wanted to see if peanuts, peanut butter, eggs, olive oil, seeds, cinnamon or paprika could be the cause.

Data collection & procedure

I tracked which foods I ate and if I experienced brain fog in Notion.

I stopped eating peanuts, peanut butter, eggs, olive oil, seeds, cinnamon and paprika for 10 days and then reintroduced peanuts and stopped the experiment after that.


I experienced some brain fog in the 10 days where I stopped eating all those foods, but I think I experienced even more brain fog when reintroducing peanut butter.


Peanut butter might be one of the causes of my brain fog, but I can’t conclude it from this experiment.


I can’t conclude much, since I also experienced some brain fog in the 10 days where I eliminated the foods, and the brain fog just got worse after reintroducing peanut butter.

Also the sample size was pretty small, so it could have been an incident.

Future experiments

Future experiments could involve:

  • Trying not to eat
    • Almonds
    • Walnuts
    • Gluten
    • Wheat
    • Lactose
  • Spending more time relaxing

Hi, new to this forum not sure if you’re wanting advice on this issue but posting incase it helps anyways…

I experienced chronic brain fog for years to point it left me unable to drive or remember a page of a book I’d just read. I was suffering from a chronic illness at the time but what helped my brain fog was

-diet, identifying any food intolerances which sounds like you’re already on top of
-breathing exercises, insufficient oxygen can cause fogginess, hypoxia in extreme cases- hyperbaric oxygen chamber if this is a cause
-acupuncture, not sure why but it did help
-daily inversions, things like lying on the floor with your legs up against the wall or doing a downward dog yoga position
-coffee enemas, if you suspect detox could be a factor or you, low glutathione or if have the MTHFR mutation
-supplements which increase ATP, the brain requires a heck of energy feed those mitochondria! creatine, coq10, D-ribose etc etc
-if you suffer from anxiety of stress look into TRE (trauma release exercises)
-checking if your environment contains mould! mycotoxins = brain fog for a lot of people



Hopping on top of what’s already been shared, I find when I’m in ketosis I have almost zero brain fog, opposed to if I’m carb or sugar fuelled the fog settles in within a couple of hours.

Good luck with it bud.

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It’s always good to hear what helped other people :slight_smile:
Did you track your symptoms and saw these things you mentioned improved your situation, or did it just seem like it helped? :slight_smile:

Back then I was not tracking-i think it was a combination of everything I think that helped. I just tried things one at time trail and error style and little by little it helped over time. I think unless you have a bigger issue with your health it might just one factor like environment or food, hopefully less complex than what I had to go through!

Oh forgot it on my list ozone therapy really cleared my brain fog almost instantly after a session- I think this was due to the oxygenation it wa giving me and perhaps the antiviral effects.