Dr. Ken Sharlin, M.D., joins Dr. Tim to discuss a functional medicine approach to solving neurological issues ranging from Alzheimer’s and ALS to Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Sharlin emphasizes the importance of looking at a multitude of variables that impact one’s neurological health versus the outdated approach of looking for a singular cause. In addition, Dr. Tim and Dr. Sharlin discuss the concept of movement as medicine and the idea that “genetics loads the gun but the environment pulls the trigger”. Lastly, Dr. Sharlin discusses the best testing to evaluate neurological health, as well as the concept of Neuro-fitness.
Ken Sharlin, M.D., M.P.H., IFMCP, is a board-certified neurologist, consultant, functional medicine practitioner, Assistant Clinical Professor, researcher, author, and speaker. His medical degrees are from Emory University, The University of Virginia, and Vanderbilt University. His functional medicine certification is through The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is author of the #1 best-seller The Healthy Brain Toolbox: Neurologist-Proven Strategies to Improve Memory Loss and Protect Your Aging Brain and co-author of Neurishment: The Brain Tune Up Food Guide. Dr. Sharlin is also a major contributor to Reversal of Cognitive Decline: 100 Patients, that can be found in the peer-reviewed Journal of Alzheimer’s & Parkinsonism, and he has been the primary investigator in several pharma-sponsored clinical trials that have helped bring new therapeutics to market. Dr. Sharlin practices general neurology, and directs his functional medicine program, Brain Tune Up!, in Ozark, MO.
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Dr. Tim Jackson