About Founder, Marianne Sandberg
Marianne Sandberg: “Given the number of mild traumatic brain and neck injuries they found; I think it’s a miracle that I can use my brain again”
I have a personal history story of multiple mild traumatic brain and neck injuries from horse riding as a young girl, a traffic accident in 1998 and, in 2007, a severe sports accident.
Brain fog, chronic fatigue, and neck pain. Being hypersensitive and unfocused at daytime, exhausted early every night, I was unable to have a regular job for 10 years. I retrained and lived as a professional artist for 4 years.
Just like the experience of many other people, my brain- and neck- injures were invisible on X-ray, CT and regular MRI scans. There was no diagnosis, leaving it open for my problem to be misinterpreted by MDs as psychosomatic.
No diagnosis meant no therapy was offered.
Luckily, I had formerly worked on publishing scientific research articles, so I knew how to investigate what was going on with my brain, neck, and body, right down to the cellular level. I began studying brains and neuroscience. Starting in 2007, I researched 1,500 research articles, in total of more than 10 medical fields. Along the way, I traveled the world to try those new treatment methods that made sense, in relation to the latest human life science and cell biology papers.
In 2016, I contacted a clinic with research studies in the rehabilitation of brain-damaged American NFL football players. It was a relief to find a type of brain scan able to reveal my brain injuries. With “SPECT scan photos” of the injuries, I was finally taken seriously by the medical community at home. The restorative treatment helped me get back to work after just six months. I have been healthy and sharp minded since 2017, by just practicing EEG-neurofeedback “brain training” at my business partner’s clinic, and sticking to a brain healthy diet and by adding brain targeted supplements.
Since my recovery in 2017, I have taken three shorter qualifications, passed exams for certifications and worked on establishing the non-profit research and science organization whipcon.org – and am now working full time, as founder of REbrainClinic.com
In gratitude for my gradual improvement, and to understand the scientific causalities in order to help others get well too, I founded WHIPCON.org, a non-profit science organization, in 2014. WHIPCON.org has received advice from the internationally leading neuroscience researcher (Prof. Alexei Verkhratsky, UK). The organization argues for new individual therapy of brain-neck injuries, using artificial intelligence applied to neuroscience.
I wanted to find the unknown physiological and biological connections that made me able to recover. This is well on the way. Today, I have good connections with doctors and specialists in many parts of the world.
However, WHIPCON.org is a long-term project. It takes time to get the right scientists to work non-profit.
So, in 2020 I founded REbrain Clinic ApS to actively help others who are experiencing problems due to concussion, stress and more – and to be able to participate in practical clinical research collaborations, wherever possible. Why this shift? A Danish chief physician encouraged me to move in a less theoretical direction, adding clinical focus. To start with, the REbrain Clinic aims to document the proportion of people who manage to return to work after long-term sick leave.
We must prove that it is possible to recover, using intensive individual treatment strategy.
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Marianne Sandberg – relevant qualifications
University education: Master of Science Degree in Chemistry Engineering from DTU, Technical University of Denmark 1990 (5 years): Specializing in biotechnology, biochemistry, food, cell biology, biological processes, microbiology, immunology, human physiology. Specialization and research in anaerobic cell metabolism (~ intestinal / gut bacteria).
Certified for and examined by The Amen Clinic in teaching brain health: (1) SPECT brain scanning and human behavior.
(2) Brain health and diet associated with mild traumatic brain injury, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and a variety of other mental conditions. (3): Factors important for brain function: Vitamins, fats, hormones, neurotransmitters, etc. Health guidance based on 100,000+ patient examinations. The Amen Clinic’s method (biological-psychological-social-spiritual) determines the efforts in relation to the results of brain scans, anamnesis/patient history, and laboratory tests. Passed exam with min. 85%, which is a prerequisite for certification and mandatory for medical doctors to teach brain health.
Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner 2020, havening.org. Trauma technique invented by physician Ronald Ruden, NYC, 2013.
Relevant work experience, chronological. LinkedIn
Founder of REbrain Clinic ApS
WHIPCON.org Reviewed 1,500 original research articles related to neuroscience, neck and brain injuries and associated disorders. Sought funding for research into mild traumatic brain-neck injury.
Novo Nordisk. Program manager for the International Type 2 diabetes program. Scientific information and training for doctors worldwide in diet and other treatments for diabetes and inflammatory conditions.
Digital Health World Congress, 2019, London.
Society for Neuroscience, SFN 48th Annual Meeting, San Diego Nov 2018: International Congress.
ILLADS Annual Conference, Chicago. Large International Conference on Tick-borne Disease (Lyme disease), incl. workshops on concussion as comorbidity. Member of ILLADS. However, infections are not part of REbrain Clinic’s area of work.
“Brain SPECT Made Simple” January 2017. International conference, Amen Clinics.
My iHealth, Stockholm
Relevant research (peer reviewed publications)
Ahring, B.K., Sandberg, M. & Angelidaki, I. Volatile fatty acids as indicators of process imbalance in anaerobic digestors. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 43, 559–565 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00218466 400+ citeringer
Sandberg, M., Ahring, B.K. Anaerobic treatment of fish meal process waste-water in a UASB reactor at high pH. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 36, 800–804 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00172198
The experiments behind both articles are the world’s first documentation of biomarkers for precisely the microbiological processes that also take place in a human intestine (anaerobic). 30-year-old scientific studies of great importance for understanding the microbiological processes of the gut/intestine. REbrain Clinic works with CELL REHABILITATION, and by supporting the brain via the diet, the gut and vagus nerve.