How to Keep Your Brain Sharp

May 12, 2020

woman holding head brain fog

May is Mental Health Month and we want to address some of the common symptoms women and men experience. Do you have difficulty concentrating at work? Do you have trouble remembering people’s names? Do you feel like your brain is in a fog? Fortunately, there are many natural things you can do to keep your brain sharp. Here are some pearls of wisdom to help you keep your brain in tip-top shape.

Things You Can do to Help Keep Your Brain Sharp:

Restore and Balance Hormones

Did you know that hormones have a profound effect on your brain? That’s right, optimal levels of progesterone, estrogen and progesterone are important for brain function. When they decline, you can experience symptoms such as brain fog, difficulty concentrating and low moods. Click here to discover how hormonal decline can affect the health of your brain.

Make Sure You Have Optimal Thyroid Function

We all forget things once in a while or feel down and blue. But if you have noticed you’re feeling sad frequently, and have memory issues or brain fog, your thyroid may be the culprit.  Click here to learn how low thyroid function affects your brain.


Have you ever gone for a brisk walk or long run and felt uplifted and full of life afterwards? Exercise releases those endorphins in your brain that give you a positive feeling. Click here to learn how exercise improves brain health.

Eat Good Fats

One way you can protect our brain is to include good fats in your daily eating plan.  Omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for the health of your brain, as well as your whole body. Click here to learn how to protect your brain with omega-3s. Click here to learn what you need to know about good fats, bad fats, and the effects good fats have on your brain and overall health.

Eat Superfoods for Brain Health

One common cause of brain fog and memory loss is poor eating habits. Try to avoid processed food and fast food. In addition to eating healthy, there are some foods deemed as “superfoods” for your brain. Click here to discover 10 superfoods for brain health.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has become popular as research demonstrates that periods of fasting between meals has many benefits for your health. Intermittent fasting is a relatively new approach to weight loss to help you burn fat, and it is also good for your brain. Click here to learn how intermittent fasting improves your brain.

Things to Avoid


Everyone knows that consuming foods high in sugar, and simple carbohydrates that convert to sugar, leads to several health problems, such as obesity, tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. But did you know that sugar can be bad for your mental health, as well? Click here to read about the negative effects of sugar on your brain.


Over the past several years, the gluten-free diet has become quite popular thanks to its effectiveness in resolving gastrointestinal issues. What a lot of people don’t realize is the effect it can have on the brain and nervous system. Eliminating this one ingredient from your eating plan can change your life for the better. Click here to learn 7 reasons gluten is bad for your brain.

Take good care of your brain so you can have great focus, concentration, memory and moods. Incorporate these lifestyle changes to keep your mental health at its best.

We are here to help

Are you not feeling as healthy as you should? Take our symptom checker to find out if you could have a hormone deficiency. If you need help in getting your health back on track, you don’t have to do it alone.  At Hotze Health & Wellness Center, you will have the support system of our medical team ready and willing to help you along the way.




Written By: Steven F. Hotze, M.D.

Steven F. Hotze, M.D., is the founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins and Physicians Preference Pharmacy International, LLC.


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