Your health, your choices, our solutions. Our Springfield functional medicine clinic offers the most complete solution to neurological health that patients will find anywhere (conventional neurology, functional medicine and clinical trials).
Our team of neurologists, dieticians, and health coaches in Springfield brings Experience, Passion, Dedication, and Personalized Interactions. To say we LOVE what we do would be the understatement of a lifetime.
Dr. Ken Sharlin
- Listed in 417 Magazine’s Physician of the Year (Neurology), multiple years.
- Board Certified, American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Member, American Academy of Neurology
- Member, American Medical Association
- Member, Institute for Functional Medicine
I am an athlete and enjoy pushing my body and mind to reach a higher level of excellence. I have competed in Tough Mudder races, Urban Warrior races, MS 150’s, as well as various other running and cycling events. I was a competitive cheerleader, as well as a dancer. When I met my husband in 2011 his commitment to health and fitness matched my own, and this made it easy to stay on track. Today, we share this with our two children by setting the example for them. This passion to provide a well-balanced life for my family carries over into my working life, and my interactions with our team and patients. Here at Sharlin Health & Neurology we are interested in the entire person, mind, body and spirit. I think it is important to have all aspects of your life in working harmony so that we can provide the same experience to our patients.
Whether you are interested in health and wellness coaching alone or as a complement to The Brain Tuneup! Protocol I can help you navigate the path to living your best life!
- The Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Brain Tune Up! Protocol Practitioner
- Wahls Certified Health Practitioner
It has been my honor to change people’s lives through food and functional nutrition science. I am the licensed clinical dietitian at Sharlin Health & Neurology. While the clinic is in Ozark, Missouri, I reach people from all over the world who either travel to me or come to them by a virtual meeting. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Missouri State University, I furthered my education in Georgia, where I completed an Augusta Area Dietetic Internship. This provided experiences with end-stage kidney disease, and as a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, I helped those afflicted by this devastating condition change the trajectory of their lives.
Here are a few of the things I am passionate about:
- Whole foods nutrition
- Meal plans tailored to the individual that are manageable and fun
- Intermittent fasting and time-restricted eating for whole body optimization
- Targeted supplementation and natural support, such as CBD, omega fatty acid measurements, and re-balancing, the biochemical role for B-vitamins in bioenergetics and methylation support
- Probiotics and the gut microbiome
- Gut-healing protocols, including the reversal of acid reflux and the discontinuation of destructive acid-blocking drugs
Originally from Joplin, Missouri, I have been married to Joshua Wemple for 20 years. I have three wonderful boys – Daniel, Jonah, and Owen. I am so fortunate to have the support of my family in my work and to be able to spend time with them outside of work. Speaking of fortune, I have a terrific dog named Jackpot who gets his name because rescuing him as a pup was like winning the big prize.
I got my passion for health from my father, who is a registered pharmacist. Ironically, he never wanted us, kids, to take medication. A sore throat was treated with gargling saltwater or a steam shower. My mother is a registered nurse. Because chronic diseases are prevalent in my extended family, my mother wanted us to avoid the same fate by feeding us the best home-cooked meals. I took what I learned and helped my Uncle Mark go from 440 pounds to a healthy 195 pounds. The experience transformed both of us and has made me even more determined to help others with similar frustrations.
We Take Care of You
Our Springfield functional medicine clinic includes two licensed and registered dietitians, a health coach, a certified fitness expert, and one adorable pup named Rudy! We’re dedicated to getting you back to living a healthy life.