The Future of MS Treatment Has Arrived
I spent years as a neurologist treating thousands of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, and over time became frustrated by the trajectory of the traditional medical approach. If you have multiple sclerosis you know that you have been labeled with a disabling disease for which you are told the cause is unknown, there is no cure, there is no way to reverse its course, and that you must take disease-controlling medication for the rest of your life. Without the medicine, you will likely deteriorate. Conventional medicine removes hope, and replaces it with a life sentence that ties you to a pharmacological solution. I knew the toolbox had to be bigger. While I recognized the value of the medication, I also knew there were things I could do to help my patients address the root cause of their disease. This is when I decided to start my own private neurology and functional medicine practice, and develop The Brain Tune Up!, a neurology-based functional medicine protocol that allows my patients to identify the root causes of their MS. Put simply, it works. With the help of my Brain Tune Up team I find I can drastically improve the trajectory of your multiple sclerosis.
Within my 6 to 12-month program we give you the tools to not only improve your health short term, but you develop skills that will allow you to continue this improved trajectory for the rest of your life. My program gives you the opportunity to change your life for the rest of your life. We give you back the hope that was taken away, and the possibility that you might not be on medication for the rest of your life. If you or a loved one is struggling with MS, looking for answers, I encourage you to take my survey below, schedule a free Brain Tune Up! consultation, and discover the future of MS treatment today.
Multiple sclerosis involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Within the CNS, the immune system attacks myelin – the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers – as well as the nerve fibers themselves. The damaged myelin forms scar tissue (sclerosis), which gives the disease its name. When any part of the myelin sheath or nerve fiber is damaged or destroyed, nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord are distorted or interrupted, producing a wide variety of symptoms. The disease is thought to be triggered in a genetically susceptible individual by a combination of one or more environmental factors.
Traditionally, the diagnosis of MS is made by MRI, spinal fluid examination, and possibly evoked potential testing. Once the diagnosis is established the conventional treatment focuses on “Disease-Modifying Therapy,” such as Interferon-beta 1a or 1b, glatiramer acetate, fingolamod, dimethyl fumarate, natalizumab or one of the more recently FDA-approved agents. These treatments target the immune system to reduce the frequency of relapses, slow disability progression, and stabilize or improve the changes seen on MRI. In addition, the symptoms of MS such as pain, fatigue, bladder incontinence, or spasticity may also be treated with medication and therapy.
Functional medicine, by contrast, evaluates the root causes of chronic illness such as MS. A variety of imbalances have been implicated as triggers for multiple sclerosis. These include exposure to the Epsilon toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridum perfringens, accumulation of metals such as copper, cadmium, lead, and iron, and gradual depletion of magnesium, selenium, vitamins B2, B6, D, and essential fatty acids. Alterations in the gut microbiome have emerged more recently as an important factor. Abnormal levels of estrogen and testosterone, infection with the Epstein barr virus and Chlamydia pneuminiae all are potential contributors to the risk of multiple sclerosis. Because functional medicine is personalized medicine understanding why it is the individual patient developed multiple sclerosis begins with an examination of the Functional Medicine Timeline, The Functional Medicine Matrix, and the Therapeutic Lifestyle Factors (Sleep & Relaxation, Movement & Exercise, Nutrition, Stress, and Relationships). Functional Medicine Matrix, based on a scientific framework known as “systems biology,” allows the practitioner to evaluate imbalances at the cellular level. This helps sort out why the disease has occurred in the first place. By understanding each of these imbalances the person with MS is empowered to make changes to correct them. Each part of the Matrix is called a “node,” and there are 7 nodes on the Functional Medicine Matrix. You can read about them here: Assimilation, Defense & Repair, Energy, Biotransformation & Elimination, Structural Integrity, Transport, and Communication.
Brain Tune Up! Intensive is a 6 to 12-month comprehensive functional neurology program, not a “one-off” visit to the doctor. Brain Tune Up! utilizes the tools of functional medicine, including The Functional Medicine Timeline, The Functional Medicine Matrix, Therapeutic Lifestyle Medicine, advanced laboratory testing, pharmaceutical-grade supplementation, Cutting-edge Technology, and a team of specialists who have the knowledge and experience to guide you on your journey to beat multiple sclerosis!
Dr. Sharlin knows that normal working people want to participate in Brain Tune Up! To make Brain Tune Up accessible to everyone he has partnered with a company called Advance Care. This is a secure, free, on line paperless application process that will give you instant feedback. Through Advance Care you will have the opportunity to spread out the cost of the program over 6 or 12 payments interest free. If you choose to extend your payments beyond this point you only pay interest on the remaining balance.
When you consider the cost of Brain Tune Up! The Brain Optimization for Life Plan Dr. Sharlin wants you to see what he has to offer against the backdrop of the hidden costs of our current medical environment and the costs of chronic illness. It is an investment you are making in you, right now, and for your future.
Program cost can range from the base price of $4375.00 to $5,500.00 depending on how many advance laboratory tests Dr. Sharlin thinks would be necessary depending on the complexity of each individual’s medical care.
We hope you choose to join us for this life-transforming opportunity.
Our Brain Tune Up! Intensive Program lasts anywhere from 6 to 8 months. However, patients have up to a year to utilize services.
We do not accept any form of insurance. However, you may submit your receipts to insurance and your policy may cover out of network services according to their rules. We will not provide ICD or CPT codes for this though. We will provide any medical/office visits notes to you. Please allow 72 hours processing time.
We are looking forward to meeting you in-person for your first visit! Before you arrive, please complete your LivingMatrix intake forms that were sent to your email. If you have not received the email from LivingMatrix please contact our office. Please note that these forms do take time. Plant to allocate at least 30 minutes to complete them, occasionally it will take patients up to two hours to complete depending on medical history, family history, and chief health concerns. Once you complete the forms we are updated, patients do not need to worry about printing, emailing, or contacting us to let us know they were completed unless a problem arises. At the time of arrival -review history, sign agreement, pay, set up scheduling.
Discover how I am able to provide you a 100% Wahls Protocol compliant experience. Dr. Wahls and I share a friendship and common vision as it pertains to functional medicine and I encourage you to learn more on how we can customize Brain Tune Up! for the Wahls Protocol. Please click the button below to learn more.
Thank you for your interest in our program. Please fill out this MS patient intake form which will be received by our program director and Dr. Sharlin for review.
If you are interested in one of our programs we please ask you fill the intake form out before you call or email us. As we will not be able to answer any of your questions until you have done so.