Blending Functional Medicine and Neurology with Dr Brandon Brock

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Blending Functional Medicine with Neurology with Dr Brandon Brock

The brain is the body's master-controller, making neuroscience a fascinating area of healthcare.

Dr Brandon Brock has a broad scope of expertise borne of his formal training in chiropractic and nursing, which has given rise to his love for endocrinology, immunology, neurology, pharmacology and the art of physical examination and diagnosis.

Drawing on his own experience of having sustained a head injury, Dr Brock developed a keen interest in blending neurology and functional medicine. This led to him being a sought after lecturer in the field of functional neurology including his forthcoming appointment as a key note speaker at the Mindd International Forum in May 2017.

In this podcast, practitioners can get a taste for what to expect out of Dr Brock's masterclasses at Mindd where he will cover how to assess and treat a range of brain-immuno-gut conditions including; ASD, ADHD, OCD, anorexia, LD, SPD, CFS, PANDAS, tic-borne Illness and more.

Covered in this episode

[00:45] Welcoming Dr Brandon Brock
[03:09] More on Dr Brock's background
[05:05] Why neuroscience?
[05:58] The importance of physical examination
[08:85] See Dr Brock at the Mindd Forum 2017
[10:26] The rise of childhood developmental disorders
[11:13] Gut-brain or brain-gut?
[13:17] Dr Brock's approaches to vagus nerve
[15:36] Topics to expect from Dr Brock at the Mindd Forum 2017
[16:01] Naturopaths & Nutritionists: How to improve cellular health
[16:45] Hands-on learning
[17:44] Challenges in physical examination in kids with behavioural disorders
[19:38] The role of lymphatics and inflammatory cytokines
[22:22] Pharmacology: Interactions
[25:52] Seizure medication, nutrition and genetics
[28:17] Clinical tools for navigating interactions
[30:52] Ritalin and nutrient interactions
[33:11] Sugar and behavioural disorders
[36:23] The problems with artificial sweeteners
[40:00] Medium-chain triglycerides
[41:18] Implementing an integrated approach
[43:59] Practitioner-speak vs. patient-speak
[46:55] Future podcast on PTSD with Dr Brock
[48:20] Final summary and thanks

Additional Resources

Dr Brandon Brock
Functional Neurology Seminars
2017 Mindd International Forum
TAP Integrative
Academy of Osteopathic Science
International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation
Council of Human Function
American Association of Integrative Medicine
FX MEDICINE PODCAST: Emrys Goldsworthy: Harnessing the Vagus Nerve
Nutrition Consultants Australia: Medications and Nutrition Reference
FX MEDICINE PODCAST: Prof Robert Lustig: The Bitter Truth about Sugar
5th BioCeuticals Research Symposium
That Sugar Film
Dr Robert Loblay: Allergy Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Dr Natasha Andreadis: "Dr Tash TV"

Other podcasts with Brandon include:


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Dr Brandon Brock

Dr. Brandon Brock is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Chiropractor with multiple clinical interests including orthopedics, soft tissue injuries, and Functional Integrative Neurology.  In Dallas Texas he serves as a staff clinician at Foundation Physicians Group and lead clinician at Brock Integrative Medicine. Along with being a clinician, Dr. Brock has a passion for lecturing and providing learners with didactic and academic skills in a way that is easy to digest, comprehend and utilize in a clinical setting. He has developed thousands of multidisciplinary hours of curriculum that he or others  have presented pertaining to neurology, nutrition, physical diagnosis, pharmacology, immunology, endocrinology, and this has impacted students of multiple educational and clinical backgrounds, including medical doctors, nurse practitioners and chiropractors.  Offering educational support for Physical and Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Naturopaths, Acupuncturists, Oriental Medical Practitioners, Health Coaches and lay people that want to learn how to live a healthier life is also part of Dr. Brock's mission.  

He enjoys education and facilitates learning for multiple groups and agencies. This includes state association meetings to governmental panels. Dr. Brock is also enjoying the process of developing in part his own functional neurology and nutrition programs and short educational lectures that many healthcare and medical providers can learn from over a variety of topics.     

Dr. Brock received the most outstanding functional neurology teacher of the year from the ACA council of Neurology four years straight and two times from IAFNR (International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation).  Dr. Brock is also the honorable recipient of the prestigious Living Legacy Award from Samford Universities Ida Moffett School Nursing in 2015 and he was recently named the spotlight student of his doctoral program at Duke University.