Brain Tune Up! Functional Medicine  & Neurology Based Protocol


Welcome to Neurologist Dr. Ken Sharlin’s Brain Tune Up! Protocol. Brain Tune Up! is a 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 Ozark and Springfield neurological treatment 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
  • ALS
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic Migraine
  • Numbness or Tingling
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Weakness
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Movement Problems
  • Vision Problems
  • Sleep Problems
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Gut Health
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Nutrition & Diet
  • Genomics 
  • Memory Loss
  • Inflammations

Brain Tune Up! Program Outline

Brain Tune Up! Reverse Neurological diseases

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 Springfield neurological treatment 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).


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.


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 Springfield neurology nutrition and treatment plan to correct imbalances in nutrients, oxidative stress markers, inflammation, and hormones.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Our Springfield neurological treatment 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

Control Your Genes
Although humans have about 25,000 genes the exciting news is that our genes are not our destiny. For each of us insight into our unique genetic code is empowering. The science of epigenetics teaches us that our genes are controlled by our environment. Once we have the power to turn on health-promoting genes and turn off disease-promoting genes, then we have an enormous amount of power over our health and our future.

- ApoE
- PureGenomics Evaluation
Reduce Your Inflammation
Inflammation, an important part of life, occurs when our brains and our immune systems detect something in our environment that may be a threat. Inflammation triggers a whole cascade of events in the body, and when the body is inflamed it limits or shuts down digestion, tissue repair, reproduction, and happiness. Otherwise, it would be like trying to drive a car with one foot on the accelerator and the other foot on the brake. Chronic diseases occur as a result of inflammation that is persistent or unchecked. When you gain an understanding of the things that drive this type of inflammation, you will alter the trajectory of conditions, like Alzheimer’s.

- Gut-healing Protocol
- Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Profile
- Omega Fatty Acid Profile
- Copper:Zinc ratio
- MaxPulse Test 1 (Endothelial Function)
Tame Your Toxins
Toxins come in many forms. Some toxins are natural to our environment while others have been introduced by our modern way of living. The human body has evolved with systems in place to manage the toxins that occur naturally, but not our twenty-first-century exposures. Our human system can be overwhelmed. Remember, too, that we are capable of toxic thoughts and toxic relationships which can have an equally bad effect on our health.

- Heavy metals
- Chemical pollutants
- Electro-Magnetic Fields
- Infections – bacteria, virus, mycotoxins
Bring Your Brain into Balance
In pillars 1 through 3, you learned what you what you needed to protect your brain. I have helped you to understand your genes, eliminate inflammation, and remove toxins. The next step is to Bring Your Brain into Balance.

- Homocysteine/Methymalonic acid
- B-vitamins (B6, B12, folate)
- Antioxidants (C, E, glutathione)
- Hormones: Cortisol, Pregnenolone, Progesterone, DHEA-S, Testosterone, Estrogen, Thyroid
- Vitamin D
- Essential minerals: Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Potassium, Calcium
- MaxPulse Test 2 (Heartrate Variability)
Grow Your Brain
Through the power of epigenetics, to be able to Grow Your Brain.

- MRI of the Brain with 3D Volumetric Imaging
- Increase BDNF
- Increase mitochondrial biogenesis
Enhance Your Brain Performance
Lastly using cutting-edge technology, I will give you the tools you need to Enhance Your Brain Performance.

- Montreal Cognitive Assessment
- CNS Vital Signs
- eVox testing
- Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation
- BrainHQ
- Functional Movement Program
- Binaural rhythms

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!"

    Christine Multiple Sclerosis
  • "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!"

    TJ Chronic Migraines
  • "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."

    Margaret Fibromyalgia
  • "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."

    Pam Alzheimer's Disease

Patient Results

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.

Protocol Enrollment.

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?

Program Coordinator: Callie Maggard“Thank you for your interest in our program. I look forward to speaking with you about your health conditions and how our program could potentially help change the trajectory of your health.”

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.

The Brain Tune Up! Protocol is currently treating patients from across the United States and even abroad. Since many of our patients come from all across the country we try to be as accommodating and understanding of the travel expenses our patients will have during the course of the program which is why we are able to offer customized care options throughout the program to assist patients travelling from afar. However, we do require that patients be seen IN-OFFICE at least three times throughout the program.

Additional Resources.

From Neurologist Dr. Ken Sharlin

How's Your Memory?

Take My 21 Question Brain Tune Up! Protocol Memory Loss Risk Assessment To Understand Where Your Brain Health Is Currently And How You Can Improve Memory Loss Before It's Too Late.

How We Can Help You If You Have A Neurological Disease

If you’re affected by neurological disease, you got to think about what traditionally happens. You go to the doctor, the doctor makes a diagnosis after taking a good history and physical, and generally recommends a treatment. And that treatment by and large is a medication. Sometimes it’s a surgery, sometimes it’s some therapy, but generally it’s a medication. But the problem is that the medication is going to be prescribed generally for the rest of your life.

The benefit of the my functional medicine practice is to be able to come to a physician to get help addressing the root causes of your condition. I can use medication in my clinic to treat you if we need to because I’m a medical doctor. But if you want to address the root causes of your condition, what I can offer you is the possibility of helping you to change that trajectory so that you are not on medication in the long run, or the dosing of that medication is kept to a minimum.

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