The Root Causes and Fixes for Brain Fog

Episode 892


A declining mind is one of the scariest things we can imagine. Yet, many of us walk around every day with brain fog, which is a clue that our brains (and our bodies) need some support. Left unchecked, there can be long-term consequences, and not just for your brain. The good news is that changes to diet, reducing toxic burden and stress, improving sleep and gut health, and getting good movement can work wonders to clear up any fogginess.

In this episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Todd LePine and Max Lugavere about the Functional Medicine approach to reducing brain fog.

Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. Dr. LePine enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping, and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires, and is a fitness enthusiast.

Max Lugavere is a health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, now published in 10 languages around the globe. His sophomore book, also a best-seller, is called The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary. Max is the host of a #1 iTunes health and wellness podcast, called The Genius Life. His new cookbook, Genius Kitchen, just hit shelves recently. Max appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and The Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others.

Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:

Dr. Todd LePine
Dr. Mark Hyman
Max Lugavere


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Ep. 892 - The Root Causes and Fixes for Brain Fog