Biohacking to Manage Endometriosis Fatigue and Brain Fog
Throughout April, I’m going to be talking about how to manage endometriosis fatigue and brain fog. It’s one of my biggest challenges when it comes to my endometriosis symptoms, and I’m on a constant quest to find new ways to minimise the effects of them. Endometriosis fatigue and brain fog can affect our ability to think straight, form sentences, focus and even perform day-to-day tasks. They’re two symptoms which dramatically affect our quality of life but are often ignored by medical professionals.
My frustration led me to discover the world of biohacking and bioachking supplements and products. Not only is the entire concept fascinating to me, but it also works (at least, for me it does!). So in a recent column for, I’ve written all about the new biohacking tricks, tips and tools you can try to help manage endometriosis fatigue and get some energy back. Read a snippet below or read the full column here.
Biohacking to Counter Endometriosis Fatigue and Brain Fog
Many with endometriosis are no strangers to tiredness and brain fog. Chronic fatigue is forever in pain’s shadow, and yet for some of us, it’s even more debilitating than the pain itself. Tiredness affects mood, performance, memory, and cognitive function — pretty much everything needed to live a normal life and get through the day even mildly successfully.
Fatigue has always been my enemy No. 1, which is why I’ve become so interested in “biohacking” lately. Biohacking is the term given to the act of improving the body and mind through food, sound, and other influences.
As Mark Moschel at Medium.com puts it, “If we want better outputs—to have more energy and focus, to be free of disease, to have a better memory, to perform optimally in business and athletics—then let’s tweak the things we put into our body and mind to stack the deck in our favor.”
So, that’s what I’ve been doing lately. I’ve really liked the results. I’ve done some extra research to find a few ways to biohack out of fatigue, or at least boost energy and minimize brain fog.
I wrote about mushrooms and endometriosis a little while back. One of the mushrooms I mentioned was lion’s mane. Studies show that lion’s mane improves memory and heightens cognitive function through regenerating brain neurons. This mushroom has become a staple part of my diet. I have about 1 teaspoon a day, and the results are really noticeable to me. I feel less confused, overwhelmed, and hazy. I think and remember things more clearly, and feel mentally on top of my workload.
Another mushroom that I’ve yet to try but am excited about is Cordyceps, which reportedly increases energy and stamina. While I’m not an athlete, I’m sure I could benefit from the added mental and physical strength that comes with consuming Cordyceps.
Continue reading here.