Brain Tune Up! Functional Medicine & Neurology Based Protocol
elcome to Neurologist Dr. Ken Sharlin’s Brain Tune Up! Protocol. Brain Tune Up! is an 6 to 12-month protocol that combines the principles of neurology and functional medicine to both treat and help prevent chronic illnesses related to neurological disease. This comprehensive functional neurology program is 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.
In short, this is for a person looking to dramatically change the trajectory of their short and long-term health. A person willing to put in hard work to experience results that they were previously told was not possible.
Brain Tune Up! Can Help If You Are Seeking Treatment For Any Of The Following:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic Migraine
- Numbness or Tingling
- Movement Problems
- Vision Problems
- Sleep Problems
- Motor Neuron Disease
- Gut Health
- Hormone Imbalances
- Nutrition & Diet
- Memory Loss
Brain Tune Up! Program Outline
The Brain Tune Up! Protocol has proven to successfully treat memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, chronic migraine, and fibromyalgia by utilizing advancements in neurology that few neurologists take advantage of for their patients and combine those advancements with cutting-edge functional medicine. Why has my program delivered results when billion-dollar drug companies and their experimental medications have failed?
Simple. Drugs treat the symptoms, and leave the disease to march on, wreaking havoc on the brain. Brain Tune Up! Identifies the root causes of your illness. Then, my team and I develop a customized plan, based on your root causes, that has proven for others to dramatically change the short and long-term trajectory of their health.
While my program is only 6-12 months, I will give you the foundation for better health for the rest of your life – a life you can live, a life you can enjoy. So how do we do it? What is the magic sauce? The following are key elements of Brain Tune Up! Protocol and how I have led my patients to success.
ESTABLISH GOALS: Establish goals and secure an anchoring point. A comprehensive review of your symptoms, your history, your neurological examination, and any testing that has been done up to this point. Up to 20% of the time I have found those who come to see me have been given the wrong diagnosis! I use precision medicine laboratory testing to accurately identify the nature of the problem. This may include MRI with 3D Volumetric Analysis, Positron Emission Tomography, and biomarker identification and quantification.
OPTIMIZE NEUROPLASTICITY: Utilizing cutting edge technology we will help you rev up the restorative power of your brain.
ROOT CAUSE: Identify root cause imbalances. Extensive laboratory testing to explore the root causes of your condition. These include identification of specific nutrient markers, antioxidant, inflammatory messengers, hormones, and signs of toxin exposure.
HEALTH RESTORATION: Six pillars of health restoration. Restore your gut, Reduce your stress, Tame your toxins, Treat your infections, Balance your hormones, and Mend your mitochondria (the energy factories of your cells).
Pre-Visit: Conference call with Cāllie
Cāllie will collect a brief history of the problem that your chief concern. If your records and insurance information can be sent to the clinic it will allow us to plan ahead if any additional testing/evaluation might need to be done (i.e., MRI Brain with NeuroQuant, lumbar puncture for Alzheimer’s biomarkers, or ApoE genotyping).
THE LAUNCH: 1 OF 2
You arrive to clinic where you will personally meet with neurologist Dr. Ken Sharlin for a review of your medical history, neurological physical examination, functional medicine timeline. We will draw half of the laboratories on this day.
THE LAUNCH: 2 of 2
The second half of laboratory tests are drawn (including fasting labs). You will undergo a transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) session for neuroplasticity followed by BrainHQ or another appropriate program. You will also meet with our registered dietitian for your initial nutrition consultation and diet recommendations, and our licensed occupational therapist to evaluate neurologically-driven biomechanical imbalances. Finally, you will meet with our licensed physical therapist for your first functional movement and fitness consultation.
DIVING DEEPER: 1 OF 2
Patients meet with Dr. Sharlin where he will review any conventional tests that may have been performed between your first and second visit. This might be an MRI of the brain with NeuroQuant, lumbar puncture results, and ApoE status, if applicable, as well as reviewing your Brain Tune Up! Laboratory results. Based on your test results Dr. Sharlin will initiate a targeted plan to correct imbalances in nutrients, oxidative stress markers, inflammation, and hormones.
DIVING DEEPER: 2 OF 2
On day 2 you will meet with our Brain Tune Up! Team, where they will review your progress and dive deeper into customizing the program to your individual needs.
THE ROUND UP: WITH DR. SHARLIN
You will visit with Dr. Sharlin either via telemedicine or in person, where he will review your progress in the program, including nutrition, movement, sleep quality, stress resilience practice, nutraceuticals, and technology tools.
TRACKING YOUR TRAJECTORY: DAY 1 OF 1
Dr. Sharlin will review your progress in the program, including nutrition, movement, sleep quality, stress resilience practice, nutraceuticals, and technology tools. There will be follow up with our licensed dietitian, occupation and physical therapists. Finally, follow up laboratories will be drawn to make sure all the imbalances identified have been corrected.
THE FINAL FRONTIER: WITH DR. SHARLIN
Dr. Sharlin will review follow up laboratories, and progress in the program, including nutrition, movement, sleep quality, stress resilience practice, nutraceuticals, and technology tools. Based on new results he will do any fine-tuning necessary to your Brain Tune Up plan and give final recommendations. He will showcase areas of improvement from the start to this point in your transformation.
MAINTENANCE: YOUR LONG-TERM PLAN
Our Brain Tune Up! program will offer you the ability to be seen by Dr. Sharlin on an annual, semi-annual, or more frequent basis. Supplements are available directly from our office or through a personal account on Fullscript. Additional support from our team all can be scheduled on an individualized basis. OR After you complete the program you will then be at a point to transition to our “maintenance” part of the program. Depending on what Dr. Sharlin recommends at your Final Frontier visit will determine your next follow up appointment date. At the time of that follow up maintenance visit we will be able to accept your insurance at that time.
The Six Pillars of Brain Tune Up! Protocol
Brain Tune Up! Protocol Testimionals
"Brain Tune Up! has changed the way I live. I am back to doing things that I love to do. I have more energy... I am just doing so much better!"
"I love the fact this program is nutritionally based rather than taking another pill. After 3 months in the program I am feeling better, I am well on the way to where I want to be!"
"This is the first time in my life I actually can see a future past living with fibromyalgia. I've had so many days without a heachache."
"I feel really good. I retrained my mind and body. I have more energy, I am able to remember names; my mind feels sharper. I never thought this would be possible."
We have been told it’s impossible to reverse cognitive decline. That Alzheimer’s disease is a death sentence. Memory loss cannot be improved. Well here is PROOF of just how WRONG traditional medicine is. While every patient is unique and results vary, this sampling is representative of the kind of outcome you can expect when you join me.
With a FREE consultation you could discover how you could dramatically change the trajectory of your health and live a life you once thought was out of reach. What do you have to lose?
Step 1: Schedule Free 15 Minute Telephone Consultation
Your first step is to schedule a free 15-minute telephone consultation with Callie Maggard, Brain Tune Up! Program Coordinator. Please select the time you can be reached by telephone and complete the form afterwards. These steps are critical! Because of the high volume of interest, we are unable to answer your calls or questions until you have scheduled through this process and completed the intake form.
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