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Brain Fog and Insecurity

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

March 14th, 2021  |  17 Comments

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Joette Calabrese


Have you ever experienced a time when your brain just turns to mush?

No matter how you describe it, brain fog (or confusion, insecurity, lack of confidence, ditziness or grogginess) profoundly affects our productivity and emotional health.

Understandably, we rush to the conclusion that our brains are the culprit behind those foggy days.

Well, not so fast!

We may think it's in our heads, but generally, the problem actually begins in our guts!

It's the mind-gut connection: one of those interesting little unexpected twists in life. Our gut health is crucial to our mental health.

An unhealthy gut (stemming from food intolerances or gut dysbiosis from antibiotics and such)  can easily manifest in emotional or mental struggles.


It's a vicious circle.

If we don't address the underlying gut dysfunction, those foods could only worsen the emotional or mental condition.

But because of the nature of homeopathy, we don't need to choose only one area of focus! Most of the medicines used to address gut health can also possess a psychological component as well.

For example, Lycopodium is our go-to medicine for food intolerances, bloating, gas, rumbling in the belly or feeling too full after eating.

However, Lycopodium is also one of our best medicines for feelings of insecurity or inadequacy!

AND, perhaps just as important, it's one of our best foggy-brained medicines!

Again — this is the mind-gut connection.

While Lycopodium can also be used for women, it's often associated with men. I can't tell you the number of young, college-aged men I have worked with who have reported feeling foggy-brained — desperately needing to focus on their intricate majors yet feel as though they're in another world.

Some have described to me is a feeling of being in an altered state of being. 

Often this dreamy, disconnected state occurs after eating foods antithetical to their gut health. Sometimes not.

They may feel insecure socially and trepidatious about being with other people because of their inability to think clearly. Yet, understandably, they want to fit in.

So, what do they do? They head out to the local hang-out with other students for pizza and beer. I might add here that I actually want them to do this.

I don't want to keep people from living their lives and placing taboos on lifestyles and foods.  Don't we have enough of those going around now?

How did these young men break this cycle? By employing Lycopodium 200 twice daily until very much better in both mind and body.

Two birds killed with one stone!

This is the beauty of homeopathy. Our medicines are not highly compartmentalized like conventional drugs of commerce — with one drug for one illness and yet another for a related affliction.


Each homeopathic remedy possesses sweeping abilities. They are intelligent.

I don't consider homeopathy an “alternative” medicine, nor should you.

Homeopathy is THE medicine! (If, and only if, you have no other choice, then you might choose a conventional treatment as an alternative.)

I teach the comprehensive power of homeopathic medicines in my course Good Gut, Bad Gut: A Homeopathic Strategy to Uproot Seemingly Unrelated Illness in Body and Mind.

Once you have completed a Gateway to Homeopathy study group and are ready to delve more deeply into homeopathy, I consider Good Gut, Bad Gut to be the perfect starting point.

This isn't a principle we learn in homeopathy (it's more naturopathic), but generally, if your gut is fine, then your brain will be fine (your skin will be fine; your uterus will be fine and on and on).

Obviously, that's a broad generalization, but I find it true more often than not.

So, it makes sense to invest in a course that will address not only your gut issues but also the underlying causes behind so many of your most common health concerns.

If you're not ready to take the course now, at the very least, I encourage you to learn more about the mind-gut connection by downloading my free infographic. 

Use it to help your family and pass on the good news of homeopathy!


Joette Calabrese


P.S.  As I relaunch Good Gut, Bad Gut this month, remember — all of my Mighties (Joette's Mighty Members) qualify for a 10% discount on course purchases. If you need assistance getting your discount, email contact@practicalhomeopathy.com for more information.

P.P.S.  Download my Bad Gut to Good Gut Infographic and get started.





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Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

Call today and learn how homeopathy might just be the missing piece in your health strategy.

Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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The Author disclaims all liability for any loss or risk, personal or otherwise incurred as a consequence of use of any material in this article. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


17 thoughts on “Brain Fog and Insecurity”

  1. Nicholas Albert says:

    Dear Jotee Calabrese

    Thank you very much for the medical directions and suggestion you continue to give all these years. My family is benefitted by homeopathic remedies for the past 35 years. Your suggestion of Lycopodium 200 is atimely reminder for my present gut problem.
    Thanks. My prayers and best wishes to you and your family. God bless.
    Nicholas Albert, Chennai, India.

  2. Liz Hankkila says:

    Hi Joette. I just read another blog about lycopodium and arsenicum album mixed, a Banerji protocol, for bloating. Which one is better? I’m asking for near constant bloating plus food intolerance us depression brain fog, the works. Thanks!!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Lycopodium 200 alone has this specific mental aspect more pronounced.

      1. Liz Hankkila says:

        How does one determine if the mental or gut issues are more pronounced? What if it seems both are equally bothersome? Also is it an OK idea to be using bovista at the same time for food intolerance? Or is that overkill. Thank you so much!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

          If both are equally bothersome you may have a bullseye.
          It may not be overkill if you can fully justify it.

          1. Liz Hankkila says:

            Thank you so much!!

  3. Rachel says:

    Thank you Mrs. Calabrese!

    Is Lycopodium alone used when the mental symptoms are uppermost and LycoArs used when gut issues are equally or more prominent?

    Thank you again!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Lycopodium 200 alone has this specific mental aspect more pronounced.

  4. Cris says:

    I don’t see a link for the infographic mentioned.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Check again now. It should be up and running. I hope it helps you.

  5. Susie Gerrells says:

    Is the 10% off for MM in addition to the 35% off for those who have completed the gateway course

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Joette’s Mighty Members get 10% off and Gateway members get an option to be involved in a group buy.
      Either one or the other.

  6. Shaylynne says:

    This is an amazing article! Thank you, Joette!

    I am curious if I am making this connection correctly — the Banerji protocol for Hypothyroidism is very similar to this — do you think thyroid disorders are linked to the gut as well?


    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Potency matters. The 2 protocols you’re referring to are v. different. In general, I don’t necessarily see a link.

  7. Dinyar M. Dalal says:

    Let me say something about one line that Joette has written above -Homeopathy is THE medicine!.
    In India there ia an old saying that if you can hold your ear directly then why bend your arm around your neck to grab the ear? Meaning- if there exists a simple, straightforward solution to a problem then why make life more difficult by reinventing (or twisting) it? Like Joette has said before Homeopathy has endless possibilities. Amen!

  8. Rose says:

    Great post!

    When taking a remedy twice daily, is there a minimum number of hours to leave between the 2 doses?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      As close to qually spaced as possible.

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