HealthHorizonNow is concerned with one primary focus: to find what works in the health sphere. To assess what new treatments, programs or routines are solving the barrage of health challenges facing millions of people around the world. Looking to assess the new epidemics, the diseases on the rise creating the horizon. That is what leads us to Dr. Mark Hyman’s Broken Brain. Criticism is often leveled at any new research – as it should be! – as people attempt to scrutinize and understand what it is being offered or sold to them.
We have covered Broken Brain elsewhere on the site as a new, exciting way to heal and prevent brain diseases. To find out more or all about that we would point you to our main piece on it. Here we specifically want to address any criticisms that might come up. We feel incredibly strongly about Dr. Hyman’s series and think Broken Brain is a product that can help millions of people.
Broken Brain Criticism
When it comes to Broken Brain criticism, any criticism laid at the feet has nothing to do with the product, but it being a product of functional medicine and their critic’s misunderstanding of it. Functional medicine is also something we have talked about previously as it crops up in our sphere of interest quite a bit. But the truth of the matter is that those critics are operating under a flawed understanding.
Functional and integrative medicine has a bad rap amongst folks who have not taken the time to research it. They tend to think about it as no science-based, woo-woo snake oil meant to make a few bucks but produce no results.
This couldn’t be further from the actual truth. As we mentioned on our functional medicine page, the practice is all about finding what -works- and putting it to work to help people, no matter how unorthodox they might seem. Don’t get us wrong, there are some questionable products and people out there, and we are not vouching for everyone out there, but Dr. Mark Hyman and Broken Brain are not that.
With that in mind, that the foundation of these critics is flawed. Here is exactly why we think that Broken Brain criticism is off the mark. Because it has substantial backing from numerous scientific researchers, doctors, medical practitioners, and more.
Broken Brain Qualifications
Over the course of the better part of ten episodes, most in just the very first, the Broken Brain docuseries introduces us to dozens of qualified experts working in tandem to develop this protocol for fixing broken brains.
The main man is Dr. Mark Hyman, who we talk about at length elsewhere. But to put it here briefly, he is a practicing physician, bestselling author, leader, teacher, speaker as well as the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine.
Working alongside him are numerous experts such as:
• Davis Khrrazian, DHSc, DC, FACN author, Why Isn’t My Brain Working?
• Drew Ramsey, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University
• Raphael Kellman, MD Microbiome Medicine Pioneer & Author, The Microbiome Diet, The Whole Brain
• Max Lugavere author Genius Foods and Bread Head filmmaker
• John Mekrut the Balanced Brain Neurofeedback Center
• Norman Doidge MD author The Brain’s Way of Healing
• Annie Hopper, Founder The Dynamic Neural Retraining System
• Titus Chiu, MS, DC, DACNB Functional Neurologist TheModernBrain.com
• Jim Kwik, Memory Coach podcast host
• Terry Wahls, MD, IFMCP author The Wahls Protocol – How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine
• Jay Faber, MD Amen Clinics
• Frank Lipman, MD Functional Medicine Practitioner, NYT Bestselling author, founder of Be Well
• Dale Bredesen, MD UCLA, and Buck Institute
• Todd LePine MD Physician The UltraWellness Center
• Tom Sult, MD 3rd Opinion.us
• Sidney MacDonald Baker, MD author Detoxification, and Healing
• Daniel Amen, MD Amen Clinics
And more, forgive us for any misspelling in names, we were watching these episodes with a pen and paper, jotting notes as fast as we could manage! All of whom came together with their different fields of expertise and study and found a common pursuit. The effects of many different facets of health (gut health, diet, nutrition supplement, exercise etc.) on brain health. In a field that was previously viewed as separate from the body, these researchers found, together, that the body-brain connection is huge. That healing and recovery are possible in an area that was thought impossible due to a collective neurological nihilism (yes, we borrowed that term from the docuseries too!)
Broken Brain criticism is misinformed. The series itself is chock full of useful, actionable strategies to reclaim your brain. Watch it and allow yourself to be the judge, we think you will find a lot of quality content.