Brain Care Program in Larkspur, CA

Brain Care Program

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Overview of the Brain Care Program

Our Brain Care Program is designed to optimize your cognitive performance and brain health based on the latest scientific research and the discovery that the brain is a dynamic organ with the inherent ability to improve functioning well into old age.

here are six unique core aspects to your Brain Care Program:

1. Assessment of brain chemistry, blood chemistry, and cognitive performance using cutting-edge lab work based on the latest research on anti-aging for the brain.

2. Application of nutritional and herbal supplementation, as well as hormone balancing, has proven to lower inflammation, increase neuroplasticity, and optimize brain chemistry. This is to increase the ability to focus, improve energy and sleep, and balance emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, irritability, or addiction.

3. Implementation of the Brain Care Home Program for the brain that includes the Mind Diet and Brain exercises.

4. Cranial osteopathy for lymphatic drainage and enhanced oxygenation and circulation of blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid flow to the brain.

5. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is proven to reduce cerebral edema, reduce neuro-inflammation, increase oxygen saturation to the brain, promote new blood vessel growth, reactivate idling neurons, and can create an 8-fold increase in your own stem cell production (stem cells can become brain cells).

6. Providing nutritional IVs for clearing out toxins in the brain, such as the PK protocol or ozone IV for killing infections that could be affecting the brain and revitalizing the antioxidant system.

The brain is a critical organ that we need in order to make life-defining decisions, perform well at work, and feel healthy emotions. Having a healthy brain is fundamental to the quality of our lives. I provide a multifaceted approach to support those who want to prevent dementia, maintain peak performance, or reverse the cognitive decline that has already begun.

 A Note About the Brain Care Program

The success of this program depends on your level of commitment! This program will require additional time for exercise, organizing supplements, getting labs done, and coming to weekly appointments. The more committed you are, the more you will succeed! This program does not substitute for advice given by your primary care physician; rather, it is to enhance the current medical supervision you are under. If you are on medication, you will need to work with your doctor to go off your medication. Please do not stop or change any medication routine on your own without your doctor’s supervision.

Do You Need to Take Care of Your Brain Because

There’s Something Wrong With It?

The truth is, no one wants to think that there is something wrong with their brain, it’s embarrassing and scary, but unless you address the issue, you can’t get any better! When your brain malfunctions, it affects your personality, mood, and self-esteem. The good news is that you may think there’s something wrong with YOU, but it’s not YOU: it’s your BRAIN that needs help.

Brain Problems May Be Showing Up in Your Life As:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disease
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Autism
  • Asperger’s
  • Parkinson’s

You may feel embarrassed or ashamed about any problems you may be experiencing with your brain, but it is important to realize that this serious problem affects more than just a few people. It’s actually a silent epidemic; the scope and magnitude are staggering.

  • Psychiatric disorders affect 26% of our adult population.
  • More than 20% of children have some type of psychiatric disorder.
  • More than 40 million people have anxiety.
  • More than 20 million people have depression.
  • One in 10 Americans take an antidepressant.
  • Alzheimer’s disease will affect 30% (and some experts say 50 percent) of people over 85 years old, which is the fastest-growing segment of the population.
  • ADHD is a label we now give to 8.7 percent of children between the ages of 8 and 15.
  • One in 10 children now takes stimulant medications like methylphenidate (Ritalin).
  • Autism rates have increased from three in 10,000 children to one in 166 children – an 11-fold increase over the last decade.
  • Learning disabilities affect between 5 and 10 percent of school-age children.

Other Conditions Which Aren’t Diseases but Still Indicate That Your Brain Could Use Some Help Include:

  • Chronic stress
  • Brain Fog
  • Difficulty Focusing
  • Inattentiveness
  • Memory Loss
  • Irritability

The good news is you aren’t alone, and there is help, but the conventional doctor’s office may limit your options and outcomes because the solution is not just a psychiatric medication or a medication for dementia.

The cause of your brain issues is not from missing a psychiatric medication but from a health issue in your entire body because the two are intertwined and interconnected. It’s not your fault that we live in a world with many more toxins than before WWII when your grandparents lived. Prior to 1950, only 10% of cornfields were sprayed with chemicals. After 1950, 90% of corn fields were sprayed to expand crops and provide more food. During this same time frame, wheat was modified 200 times to make it shorter and fatter so that bread could be fluffier. Do you remember Wonder Bread? According to the commercial, its soft squeezability indicated freshness. The downside to modifying wheat and white flour is that it causes an inflammatory reaction in the gut and the brain. This is explained further in your Brain Care Workbook. Cancer rates rose, and so did neurological disorders with the introduction of GMO foods. In fact, the Environmental Group stated that a newborn baby already has over 250 chemicals in its body from the mother’s cord blood before it’s even breathed the air, drunk the water, or walked on the earth. Our ocean waters have become laden with chemical spills, mercury is found in 85% of fish in the Pacific Bay area, and the ramifications of Fukushima nuclear waste in our ocean are a quiet part of the unspoken news. Perhaps these are the reasons for the loss of seal pups, whales, and sea birds starving to death in recent times.

What's the Solution?

The solution is to educate yourself on the seven keys to your Brain Care.

Key #1 Nutrient Dense Foods

Our body’s physiology, biochemistry, and biology need certain raw materials in order to function. There must be the right balance of quality proteins, fats, and carbohydrates for the body to function optimally. The right vitamins and minerals in the proper doses, as well as colorful pigments in plant food called phytonutrients, are needed to support our well-being. Nearly all of us are nutritionally imbalanced in one way or another.

Key #2 Have Healthy Hormones

Our hormones must work in harmony with one another for us to be healthy. Hormones are messenger molecules in our body that turn things “on” or “off” or “up” and “down.” Hormones exist in an intricate balance, producing effects throughout the whole body like a finely orchestrated symphony. They not only help new memory cells sprout in the brain but also help with its longevity and neuroplasticity or flexibility. Hormones that affect the brain are insulin, thyroid, sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, the adrenal hormones cortisol, no-epinephrine, epinephrine, and hormones that help with memory, such as DHEA and pregnenolone.

Our endocrine glands, the thyroid, pancreas, adrenals, ovaries, and testes produce our hormones. The control centers of our endocrine glands lie in our brains and are termed the hypothalamus and the pituitary.

These endocrine glands and their signals control:

  • The stress response through your adrenals
  • Blood sugar balance through your pancreas
  • Thyroid hormone, which establishes your metabolism via your thyroid gland
  • Sexual behavior and function through your reproductive organs
  • Growth, sleep, mood and much more.

There are three dangerous patterns of hormone imbalances that affect the brain:

  • Too much insulin (also called diabetes), which impairs circulation.
  • Too much cortisol and adrenalin from stress, which impairs healthy brain chemistry and causes low happy mood hormone, serotonin.
  • Not enough thyroid hormone, which can contribute to someone being overweight and causes inefficient oxygen utilization in the body.
Key #3 Cool down Inflammation

We must protect and defend ourselves from foreign invaders and abnormal cells inside our own bodies. When this system is over or underactive, inflammation occurs. Inflammation of the brain is a central symptom of almost all neurological conditions. The brain is more sensitive to inflammation than other parts of the body.

Key #4 Fix Your Gut

There is a correlation between the health of our gut and the health of our brain. It’s referred to as the “Gut/Brain Axis.” When the lining of the stomach or intestine is swollen, it can become leaky and let larger molecules of food through into the bloodstream. When the gut lining becomes leaky, the blood-brain barrier also becomes leaky because of chemical messengers in the blood system that get carried to the brain. Imagine it like chemical poisons in a lake running off into a river and all the tributaries downstream. Sometimes our food actually makes us practically “drunk.”

Key #5 Enhance Detoxification by Cleansing

Our bodies must eliminate all of our metabolic wastes and all toxins we take in from the environment through our food, air, water, and medications.

Key #6 Boost Your Mitochondria

The mitochondria are tiny little organelles in each cell, which are like your body’s batteries. Oxygen enters the mitochondria and goes through an electron transport chain to make ATP, which fuels every cellular and enzymatic reaction in the body. The DNA of the mitochondria is more susceptible to damage than other parts of our body. There are certain nutraceuticals that are good at protecting these precious batteries in our bodies as well as giving them more energy. More energy translates to less brain fog. Our brain uses up 30% of our energy. One of the most powerful ways to rejuvenate the brain is with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, which provides 14-20x more oxygen to the brain cells as well as increasing the stem cells that can become the brain and aiding in the reduction of inflammation of the brain.

Key #7 Calm Your Mind

A life of meaning and purpose, a life in balance with connection, community, love, support, and a sense of empowerment, are essential for health. There are many stressors in the 21st Century, including social isolation, overwork, disempowerment, and others that can create enormous stress on the nervous system, leading to burnout and breakdown.

What Can You Expect to Receive From This Program for Your Investment?

First Visit: Orientation, Week 1- 60 min. session
  • History and physical exam: this includes an expanded neurological testing and osteopathic assessment.
  • Give out a food diary, toxicity questionnaire, and sleep and mood questionnaires.
  • An online neurocognitive test that takes 90 min. to do to measure cognitive abilities.
  • Lab work order forms and directions.
Second Visit: Week 2- 60 min. session
  • Review all questionnaires and neurocognitive test results.
  • Start Diet Plan based on the MIND diet and Brain Exercises. Administer lab kits.
Third Visit: Week 3 later 60 min. session
  • Check-in on diet issues, sleep, or other lifestyle changes.
  • Review lab results- start supplements tailored to issues revealed in the lab work.
  • Cranial Osteopathic Manipulation.
Fourth Visit: Week 4 - Cranial Osteopathic Manipulation for 30 min.

A 30 minute session of Cranial Osteopathic Manipulation.

Fifth Visit: Week 5 – Cranial Osteopathic Manipulation for 30 min.

A 30 minute session of Cranial Osteopathic Manipulation.

Week 6 and 7 - Redo neurocognitive testing and questionnaires and, if necessary, lab work.

You will redo the neurocognitive testing and questionnaires and, if necessary, will undergo lab work.

Sixth Visit: Week 8 - 60 min.
  • Review neurocognitive testing results.
  • Final Assessment.
  • On-going Treatment instructions.

Tracking Your Progress

When you suffer from brain fog or poor memory, it’s sometimes hard to tell how much better you are getting. This is why we are so excited about the neurocognitive test. It gives you an objective measure of your brain speed and functioning in the following domains:

  • Working Memory
  • Sustained Attention
  • Social Acuity
  • Reasoning
  • Verbal Memory
  • Visual Memory
  • Psychomotor Speed
  • Cognitive Flexibility
  • Executive Function
  • Complex Attention
  • Reaction Time
  • Neurocognitive Function
  • Composite Memory
  • Processing Speed
  • Simple Visual Attention
  • Motor Speed
  • Sleep Issues
  • Anxiety or Depression

For the best results, start your visit by completing the neurocognitive test at home and compare them to the second results at the end of your 8 weeks, then again in 6 months and 12 months! Lab work will be repeated at the end of your program if some markers are dangerously high, and we need to ensure they’ve come down.

With each step of the Brain Care Program that you’ve successfully completed, we have a special gift for you. It’s a secret, but we look forward to you getting your prize!

Marin Natural Medicine Center



(415) 945-3213

Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery of Marin