Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the causes of absent-mindedness and how can I remedy it?

Cause #1: High-carb diet

If you consume too many carbs in your diet or you snack too often these can cause your brain to starve of fuel eventually. This is because both will result in increased Insulin (inflammatory hormone) which can cause damage to certain parts of your brain.

There is another type of fuel that your brain prefers over blood sugar (glucose) and that fuel is ketones. Ketones are a byproduct of fat-burning. The best way to increase the amount of ketones is to do a Healthy Keto (R) diet and follow an intermittent fasting plan.


  • Consume MCT oil (ketones)

  • Avoid refined carbs and sugar

  • Avoid snacking

  • Do the Healthy Keto (R) diet

  • Do intermittent fasting

  • You can also take an exogenous ketones supplement

Cause #2: High amounts of stress

If you undergo a lot of stress regularly, this can cause damage to your brain cells. It can eventually cause absent-mindness. Additionally, poor sleep can contribute to brain fog.


  • Consume vitamin B1

  • nutritional yeast

  • benfotiamine

  • Improve your sleep (take naps if needed)

  • Take long walks outside daily (at least 45 minutes)

  • Consume potassium

  • Consume magnesium

  • Consume calcium (not calcium carbonate)

  • Stop thinking so much (let your brain cells reset)

Cause #3: Gut microbiome issues

If you have a microbial imbalance in your gut where there are too many harmful bacterias and lack of healthy digestive bacteria, it can affect your brain. The healthy microbes support your brain by supplying it with needed amino acids that these microbes produce.


  • Consume purified bile salts

  • Consume more fermented vegetables

  • Consume probiotics

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

Last updated: Apr 19, 2023 15:45 PM