At Sharlin Health and Neurology, we believe that everyone has the potential for a healthy and happy life. We also believe that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to health. That’s why [...]
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably tried a variety of different remedies and treatments to address your neurological or health issues with mixed results. Maybe it’s [...]
If you’re looking for MS or autoimmune treatment, our Springfield clinic recommends the Dr. Terry Wahls Protocol. If you or a family member is one of the million Americans living with [...]
What are the implications of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ decision to cover aducanumab with evidence development?
Ready for the latest aducanumab news? Our Springfield clinic believes that Alzheimer’s treatment should be accessible to everyone with medicare or medicaid without having to participate in [...]
Our experts here at Sharlin Health in Springfield understand that DNA Methylation and neurodegenerative disease go hand in hand. Methylation is one of the many vitamin-requiring biochemical [...]
“Detoxes” have become a trend in the health and wellness space, but did you know your body is detoxing right now? Our clinic in Springfield understands that body detoxification is an ongoing [...]
If you want to prevent or treat a neurodegenerative disease, our Springfield clinic offers antioxidant supplements. Antioxidants are crucial to optimal health. Why? Because they fight free [...]
Inflammation affects the nervous system and plays a leading role in your body’s defenses. In some cases, long-term, low-grade chronic inflammation contributes to autoimmune neurological diseases [...]
We may be unique, but there’s one thing we all have in common: our bodies need vitamins and minerals to keep us fit, healthy, and thriving. Our bodies are exceptional – they produce many of the [...]
As a neurologist, I conduct what’s called a neurological exam with my patients. This assessment has several components, each evaluating a different facet of our neurological health. First, I look [...]
Supplements make getting the nutrients your mind and body need to thrive easy and convenient, but not all supplements yield the same results. My Radical Protection Group of expert-engineered [...]
Taking supplements is an excellent way to sneak vital nutrients into your routine. Paired with a balanced diet, you can rest easy knowing your body has the essential heart, brain, and immune [...]
Are you wondering how to treat a magnesium deficiency? Our neurology clinic in Springfield, MO can help! After many years of testing patients in my Brain Tune Up! program , I discovered just how [...]
Maybe you’re experiencing joint pain or having difficulty remembering things, so you do what most people would do – visit your doctor. Your doctor asks you some questions and performs some exams. [...]
Human health is not universal, linear, or consistent. It’s individualized and in a constant state of flux. For those trying to improve their wellbeing, it’s crucial to recognize that variation [...]
Research into the brain-gut connection is revolutionizing how medical professionals understand the relationship between mood, food, and cognitive function. At the center of this new space is the [...]
Alzheimer’s disease, biomarkers, and the future of biology-based diagnoses: HOW TO TREAT ALZHEIMER’S IN OUR SPRINGFIELD CLINIC
When trying to answer the question “ how to treat Alzheimer’s,” our Springfield clinic wants you to understand that medical technology evolves rapidly, but many healthcare professionals [...]
You can’t treat it if you don’t know the cause. Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction are two really powerful diagnostic tests I use in the first pillar of my unique Five-Pillar [...]
“This patient needs an EMG.” It’s something I say to my nurses all the time, but from a patient’s perspective, it might be a little confusing. Let’s take a closer look at EMG testing, [...]
So, you’ve scheduled a cerebrospinal fluid examination. You’re a little concerned about the procedure itself (don’t be – it’s a very routine process that’s only slightly more involved than your [...]
I’ve been practicing as a neurologist and medical doctor since the early 1990s, and I’ve done thousands of spinal fluid examinations. I know the procedure sounds painful and high-risk, but trust [...]
Does the healthcare delivery system work? It is a huge, multi-faceted question, one that demands nuance and objectivity, professional and personal experience. In this article, I will break down [...]
Understanding concussions: conventional treatment, functional medicine approaches, and the gut-brain connection Concussions are not uncommon. Estimates suggest that 3.8 million concussions occur [...]
A functional medicine approach to inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease When a degenerative disease changes our or a loved one’s life, we all wish for a quick and painless solution, a [...]
New Trial Shows Potential Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Breakthrough Image : https://unsplash.com/photos/WCEOtVmk2VY Just under one million people in the United States live with Multiple Sclerosis [...]
The United States is home to an estimated one million people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), with approximately 60,000 Americans diagnosed each year. PD impacts people’s everyday lives and [...]
Samantha, a local bank manager, came to see me recently for her migraines. At the time of our first visit, she told me she was having as many as 8 migraine attacks a month. For her, an attack [...]
This is a common scenario in my office: “Do you believe in fibromyalgia? My doctor doesn’t. My doctor says it does not exist.” For the record, I do believe in fibromyalgia, and it does exist. [...]
When I decided to write The Healthy Brain Toolbox: Neurologist-Proven Strategies to Prevent Memory Loss and Protect Your Aging Brain, it was because I thought it was high time to set the record [...]
I’m Dr. Ken Sharlin, a practicing functional medicine board-certified neurologist. When my nurse says the next patient waiting to see me is a 34-year-old woman with numbness and tingling whose [...]
What Is Memory Loss? The words “memory loss” makes me think of my patients who struggle with completing sentences, recalling words or names, repeating the same question, forgetting conversations, [...]
If you are bothered by headaches it may be helpful to know that all headaches are not the same. A narrow definition of headache would include pain in any part of the head, often parts of the [...]
Did You Know? The Importance of Sleep Sleep improves your digestion. Sleep helps you balance your hormones and immune system. Sleep is a time where the brain clears toxins that have accumulated [...]
A video showcase of just a few of the many patients we have helped with my Brain Tune Up! Protocol. Discover the power of our program through their words.
If you are affected by neurological disease we would like to showcase how Brain Tune Up! Protocol can help reverse memory loss and give you short and long term health.
Meet Mike, Brain Tune Up! Protocol Memory Loss patient. Discover his story, share his journey before and after our treatment.
A retiring couple today can expect to spend for the rest of their lives on health care, not including nursing home cost. A most recent estimate was approximately $280,000.
I would say out of 10 people that come and see me maybe two, in fact, do not have Alzheimer's disease, they have something else going on. So, it's very easy to label someone with Alzheimer's [...]
When we address problems at the root cause level, we're really addressing all causes of disease, that's the incredible thing about the Brain Tune Up! program.
Thanks to modern imaging, breakthroughs in genetics, microbiology, our understanding of the brain’s immune system, and cell biology we now know that Alzheimer’s disease has many causes and those [...]
Want To Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? In my previous blog posts I’ve listed for you some important aspects of why women are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease [...]
12 Good Health Habits To Reduce Your Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease: How can we keep our brains tuned later in life? Stay engaged. Memory changes can be frustrating, but the good news is that, [...]
In another study called the Cache County Study, women who initiated hormone replacement therapy within at least 5 years of menopause had a 30% reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Now there's another layer or risk because we know that women who have their ovaries removed before the natural age of menopause and therefore have an abrupt and somewhat unnatural decline in [...]
Hi, I'm Dr. Ken Sharlin with Sharlin Health & Neurology. We're going to talk a little bit today about the remarkable differences in Alzheimer's disease when it comes to looking at the risk for [...]
In 1817, the English doctor, James Parkinson, described what has become known as Parkinson’s disease in a report of six cases he titled, “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy.”
ADRENAL FATIGUE EXPLAINED: THIS IS KAREN’S STORY Karen was the third person to see me in the past couple of weeks with nearly the same medical history.
It is through our actions that we can turn on health-promoting genes, and turn off disease-promoting ones. In this sense, it is reasonable to ask what can women do to reduce their risk of [...]
So the question frequently comes up, when someone has a family member, perhaps a grandparent or a parent that has been affected by Alzheimer's Disease
Although genes, the code of life found deep within each cell, play a role in our health it is estimated that their overall impact is relatively small.
I read an article recently reporting on results of a drug trial hailed as the best news for Alzheimer’s disease research in 25 years. Are we really on the verge of a cure? Dr. Sharlin Responds: [...]
The boardroom of healthcare leadership needs to be filled with innovative risk takers and those with solutions for our system that reach beyond the status quo. In October 2015 I left my place of [...]
Is there really such a thing as non-celiac gluten sensitivity? Dr. Sharlin Responds: Are you wondering, “what is non-celiac gluten sensitivity?” Dr. Sharlin in Springfield has the answer! [...]
Taking it to the next level. The Wahls Protocol uses functional medicine principles and a specific Paleo diet (The Wahls diet) to address autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. But in [...]