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Brain Tune Up! Functional Medicine & Neurology Based Protocol

Welcome to Neurologist Dr. Ken Sharlin’s Brain Tune Up! Protocol. Brain Tune Up! is our 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 near 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!” Protocol by Dr. Kenneth Sharlin, the pinnacle of excellence in neurology and functional medicine. At Sharlin Health and Neurology, we have revolutionized the way we approach brain and neurological health, providing a comprehensive and personalized experience that sets us apart. 

Brain Tune up! is our patients’ personalized roadmap to achieve their optimal health and wellness.  

Each person’s plan outlines the structure on how we deliver care and obtain outcomes for them based on their unique needs and goals.

The Brain Tune Up! Protocol is our flagship brand, representing the unrivaled expertise and care we bring to every patient. It is our roadmap that serves as a steadfast guide, ensuring consistency, structure, and measurable results over time. But let’s be clear: each appointment within the Brain Tune Up! Protocol is as unique as the individual it serves, tailored precisely to their specific needs and goals. 

Imagine a future where your brain and nervous system’s full potential is unlocked, where the intricate connections within your mind and body are optimized, and where your overall well-being reaches new heights. The Brain Tune Up! Protocol is the roadmap to this transformation. 

Under the guidance of Dr. Kenneth Sharlin, a world-renowned neurologist specializing in functional medicine, our team of experts embarks on an integrative journey with you. We start by conducting a comprehensive assessment, delving deep into your medical history, lifestyle, and personal goals. This enables us to craft a specific treatment plan that targets your unique health needs. 

Throughout the Brain Tune Up! Protocol, we employ cutting-edge diagnostic tools, innovative therapies, and evidence-based interventions, all under the expert guidance of Dr. Sharlin. Whether it’s addressing cognitive decline, enhancing memory and focus, or combating neurological disorders like Parkinson’s Disease, Memory loss, ALS, and MS, to name a few. our approach combines the best of neurology and functional medicine to deliver remarkable results. 


But what truly sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to your long-term success. The Brain Tune Up! Protocol is not just a one-time fix; it is a journey towards sustained brain and nervous system health. Regular follow-up appointments allow us to monitor your progress, adjust strategies as needed, and ensure that you stay on track to achieve your goals. 

With the Brain Tune Up! Protocol, you can expect a holistic and integrative approach to your health, where science meets compassion and innovation thrives. Driven by Dr. Kenneth Sharlin’s visionary leadership, we invite you to join us on this transformative path, unlocking your brain’s true potential, and embracing a life of vitality, clarity, and cognitive wellness. 

Embark on your Brain Tune Up! journey today, and let us redefine what’s possible for your brain health. Sharlin Health and Neurology: Pioneering the future of functional medicine, one extraordinary mind at a 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



Multiple Sclerosis
“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!”


Chronic Migraines
“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.”


Alzheimer’s Disease

“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.”

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?

Step 1: Schedule Free Telephone Consultation

Your first step is to schedule a free telephone consultation with Callie Maggard, Brain Tune Up! Program Director. 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.

Program Director: 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.”


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.