Many people suffer from Brain Fog, feeling like their brains are in the clouds or as if they are moving in slow motion.  Many causes could lead to this including nutrient deficiencies from eating the wrong bad foods, not enough of the right foods, and maybe even too much of the wrong “healthy” foods.  So how do you know what is causing your brain fog and how do you get rid of brain fog?

The Top Five Foods Causing Brain Fog

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Soft Drinks

In a study of over 800 participants, sugar-sweetened soft drinks led to poorer performance in visual-spatial memory, working memory, scanning, tracking, and executive function. The results were even worse for Type II Diabetics and those with Insulin Resistance.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Comparing consumption of sucrose, or sugar, to high fructose corn syrup, in a study, rats suffered worse hippocampal-dependent spatial learning and memory in the high fructose corn syrup group. In addition to negatively impacting the hippocampal function, and metabolic outcomes, there was also an increase in neuroinflammation, which can affect how neurons are communicating and the synapses are functioning.

Processed Foods

In a study with over 18,000 people, participants showed lower verbal memory and verbal learning from eating foods with heavily processed or fried foods with vegetable oils like canola oil and sugars.

Furthermore, in a rat study, they showed impaired spatial learning ability (Spatial learning is your ability to become aware of your surroundings), and reduced hippocampal dendritic spine density. This means the synapses that are relaying the messages don’t have a “good connection or signal.”

Think about your cell phone when the signal isn’t clear. What’s more, it shows this affects the Long Term Potentiation, meaning it will affect your synapses long-term, and continued impaired “signaling” will occur from consuming these processed foods.

The study also showed a reduction in Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, BDNF, which helps the brain grow and develop and also is closely tied to Depression and Mood disorders.


It’s obvious that alcohol affects short-term cognitive function, but in a study of 48 patients, alcohol showed a long-term decline in attention span and executive function. Also, there was a reduction in the gray and white matter of the brain, which is all of the brain matter.

Essentially, you have “less brain” over time with continued alcohol consumption. Furthermore, there was a reduction in neurotransmitter activity. So, not only is there “less brain,” but there are fewer “signals” firing in the brain, and poorer “connections” between the signals.

Soybean and Canola Oil

Canola and Soybean oil have been used more and more because they are cheap.
In a 2017 canola oil study carried out by Elisabetta Lauretti & Domenico Praticò, not only did the results show significant weight gain in subjects, but results also reported neuro-inflammation, impaired memory, and suboptimal synapse health in the brain as a response to canola oil consumption.


Some plants make oxalic acid for the purpose of mineral management, seed germination, and self defense. When you eat the plants, the oxalic acid combines with minerals, such as calcium, in the body and gets deposited in the tissues, organs, bones and brain. They especially love collecting in the thyroid, which will slow down metabolism, and that will contribute to brain fog in addition to the oxalates going into the brain.

Amyloid Proteins

Amyloid proteins are proteins found in foods like chicken, pork, other poultry, and conventionally raised beef; these proteins cannot be broken down into amino acids and utilized by the body to build tissues and muscles.

In fact, amyloids get deposited in the brain, kidneys and other tissues in the body, leading to health issues including brain fog.

Furthermore, they protect the “bad” gut bacteria, leading to an overgrowth of bad bacteria, candida and fungus, which will further worsen brain fog.

By consuming amyloid proteins, you are strengthening the pathogens that are already in the body like Streptococcus, mycobacterium, Staphylococcus, Salmonella, Candida, and Lyme. These pathogens may further worsen brain fog symptoms.

Can You Get Rid of Brain Fog?

Can you get rid of brain fog? Yes!

If you feel as though your head is in the cloud and want to know how to get rid of brain fog, then follow my guide to reignite your brain power and eliminate brain fog for better mental clarity than ever before!

Let’s start with supplements.

Accelerated Cogniblast®

Accelerated® Cogniblast stands out as the first nootropic supplement combining traditional Ayurvedic herbs with modern “smart” nutraceuticals to enhance brain health. This unique blend aims to:

    • Boost mood and focus
    • Increase ATP production
    • Reduce anxiety
    • Enhance motivation
    • Lower the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
    • Neutralize free radicals
    • Decrease inflammation
    • Support vital organs like the liver, lungs, and kidneys
    • Improve circulation
    • Reduce stress
    • Optimize energy levels

Additionally, it’s enhanced with scalar frequencies designed to:

    • Clear emotional and physical shock
    • Enhance brain health and memory
    • Detoxify halogen toxins
    • Decalcify the pineal, pituitary, and hypothalamus
    • Balance brain hemispheres

Accelerated Methylene Blue™

Methylene blue offers a range of potential benefits for brain fog:

Antioxidant Properties: It helps combat oxidative stress, which is linked to aging, brain issues and chronic diseases.

Neuroprotective Effects: Methylene blue has been studied for its potential to treat neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, working as an electron carrier to improve cellular oxygen consumption and reduce oxidative damage.

Enhancement of Mitochondrial Function: It interacts with mitochondria to enhance cellular energy production, suppress mitochondrial dysfunction, and improve ATP levels. Its solubility allows it to permeate cell membranes easily, including in the brain.

Antimicrobial Properties: Methylene blue has shown effectiveness against various bacteria, viruses, and fungi that could be worsening brain fog.

Cognitive Enhancement: Some studies suggest it may improve memory and cognitive function.

Antidepressant Properties: Research indicates it may have antidepressant effects by increasing serotonin levels.

Increase Nitric Oxide: This promotes improved blood flow by relaxing blood vessels.

Treatment for Brain Injury: Its neuroprotective properties help manage brain injuries by facilitating alternative mitochondrial transfer and reducing inflammation.

Why Choose Accelerated Methylene Blue

Purity and Quality: Accelerated Methylene Blue is crafted with 100% pure ingredients and uses John Ellis Distilled Water, which is known for its unique ability to kill pathogens through frothing, concentrated heat, and ultraviolet energy. The water’s hydrogen bond angle is maintained at 10 degrees greater than ordinary water, ensuring high energy levels that support your immune system.

John Ellis Distilled Water: This special water, produced with patented distillers, retains a bond angle above 108 degrees. This feature helps eliminate pathogens in food, preserving precious energy that your immune system needs to fight diseases.

GRANDER® Water System: This system revitalizes water by improving its internal structure and energetic quality. Unlike traditional filters, the GRANDER® system enhances water’s natural properties, making it more beneficial for living systems. It restores water’s inner qualities, enhancing stability and self-cleaning properties, which can reduce the need for detergents and chemicals.

Restoring Water’s Vitality: Water treated by the GRANDER® system regains its original vitality, which is often lost when water is processed and transported over long distances. The revitalization process makes the water more beneficial for all living things, restoring its natural energy and power.

Choosing Accelerated Methylene Blue means you’re getting a product that is not only pure and effective but also enhanced with high-quality water systems that maximize its health benefits.


Iodine is an important nutrient for brain function. A primary reason for mitochondrial failure in the brain is iodine deficiency; with iodine deficiency, brain function on multiple levels goes down.

The average healthy brain cell has up to 5,000 mitochondria; on the contrary, an unhealthy iodine-deficient cell has 200-300 mitochondria. “Iodine sufficiency” activates each mitochondrion to produce 18 times more brain cell energy.

Mothers who have enough iodine during pregnancy have children with up to 13.5 points higher IQ, and iodine-sufficient pre-school children (25-59 months) have up to 9 points higher IQ in 12 weeks.

From a spiritual perspective, iodine, the main food for the thyroid (located in the neck), is the most spiritual nutrient since it provides the necessary “bridge” between the lower energy centers of the body and the higher energy centers in the head for an elevated consciousness.

Part of the brain fog is due to heavy toxicity from fluoride, mercury, lead, aluminum, and cadmium attaching to iodine receptor sites in the pineal gland; the pineal gland is known for activating the “third eye”, or our “higher self”. When sufficient iodine is present, those toxins that are responsible for clogging the pineal gland have nowhere to attach to, as the receptor sites have plenty of iodine.

This is enhanced further with Acceleradine® because it is bioavailable iodine with the scalar frequency formulation to detox from radiation, toxins, and heavy metals.

Accelerated Colloidal Gold®

Gold has been known for thousands of years to help increase focus and concentration, enhance mood, alleviate anxiety, and reduce inflammation in the body. Accelerated Colloidal Gold® is uses proprietary scalar technology to imprint healing codes and ozonated and UV sterilized distilled water to enhance its purity and beneficial effects.

BIOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough

There is strong data suggesting a role for magnesium in migraines, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, and anxiety.  Magnesium Breakthrough contains the full spectrum of all seven forms of the most bioavailable magnesium along with vitamin B6 to support mental health and promote a healthy stress response.

Accelerated Ancient Salt®

In a 2016 study on Chronic Hyponatremia, rats with insufficient sodium showed a decline in memory and mental focus.  Long-term potentiation in the hippocampus decreased significantly.

Accelerated Ancient Salt® is composed of raw, unbleached, unheated, unrefined ancient seabed and sea salt from pristine sources in the Andes, Himalayas, and the U.S. without stabilizers, chemicals, or plastics like most salts.

Furthermore, it is charged with proprietary scalar frequency to help detox the body of heavy metals and radiation. It helps replenish electrolytes, suppress appetite and sugar cravings, lower blood sugar, alleviate nausea, and tastes fantastic! It also has a strong negative charge to help “pull out” positively charged toxins, parasites, and undigested fats that may contribute to Brain Fog.

Most salts are stripped of all of the natural minerals outside of sodium, causing face bloat, stomach bloat, and overall edema. 

Accelerated Ancient Salt® contains over 60 natural minerals, balancing out the sodium.  As a result, true hydration is achieved within the body, eliminating bloat.

Accelerated Thyroid®

Low functioning thyroid is strongly correlated with brain fog and mental health conditions. Accelerated Thyroid® combines ancient herbal wisdom with advances in glandular therapy and cutting-edge thyroid formulation. The complete thyroid formula synergizes the effectiveness of the multiple ingredients to enhance not just thyroid function but also improve mental and physical energy.

Accelerated Thyroid® has been Bio Energetically Enhanced with our proprietary Scalar Field technology to imbue specific healing pattens into this product.

The Scalar frequencies include:

    • Enhancing the general health of the thyroid
    • Neutralizing toxins found in the thyroid such as chlorine, fluorine, mercury, and other metals
    • Neutralizing radiation and nuclear fallout.


These halogen chemicals that are very common in our water supply and other household items actually lock into the receptor sites of the thyroid thus diminishing the function of the thyroid and leading to a slow metabolism.

Accelerated Colloidal Silver™

Accelerated Colloidal Silver™ may help to boost the immune system and devitalize foreign pathogens that contribute to Brain Fog

Accelerated Colloidal Silver™ is the only silver formula using proprietary scalar technology to imprint healing codes and ozonated, UV sterilized distilled water to enhance its purity and beneficial effects.

Accelerated Scalar Copper™

Copper is a brain stimulant which is why copper-rich food is also often called “Brain Food”. Copper is known as the “smart” mineral as it enhances brain function, energy, and intelligence.
Studies have shown that out-of-the-box thinking and creativity are linked directly to the copper content of the brain, showing that it enables neural pathways to develop in unique ways. This enhances your cognitive ability and the ability to process information more quickly.

Dietary Changes to Help Get Rid of Brain Fog

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Eat Wild Animal Protein

Wild proteins like lamb, bison, deer, elk, Cornish Game Hen, organic eggs, and wild fish are full of dense nutrition without inflammatory triggers to the brain, gut, and body.  This should be the main focus of nutritional dietary intake.  These wild animal protein sources contain no carbs and can actually lower insulin resistance, and increase fat burning in addition to providing the most nutrient-dense source of nutrition. 

Eliminate Oxalates, Lectins, and Sulfur Foods

These “healthy” foods could be disrupting your detox pathways, leading to Brain Fog in addition to bloat, unexplained weight gain, slow metabolism, and more.  If you are unsure if they are causing brain fog, eliminate all of them, and slowly reintroduce them one at a time to identify the trigger. Learn more about symptoms of high oxalates and their possible negative impact on your overall health.

Sara Banta

Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.

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