Created from Passion, Perfected with Science

How the MEND Program Came to Be

Soon after earning a PhD in organic chemistry and completing a post-doctoral research appointment I accepted a position with the premier chemical company in the world.  I was at the top of my game, on the fast track to a leadership position in my division, and well beyond. 

And Then Everything Changed….

My wife became very sick in a relatively short period of time.  Her migraines progressed from infrequent to chronic daily in a matter of weeks.  Our world was turned upside down.  With each new doctor visit it became clear that the “system” was not equipped to manage the complexity that her case presented.  

I spent day and night searching for answers in an effort to help stop the downward spiral and help get her back on her feet.  It was a long journey, but eventually we made key discoveries that enabled my wife to get her life back. 

The results were so profound I felt compelled to share what we had learned with other migraineurs.

But this meant I would need to walk away from a prestigious position and company. In the end, that’s exactly what I did. While it seemed crazy at the time, it was the best decision I have made in my professional career.

After moving on from the corporate world in 2012 I accepted a position as chief science officer with a rapidly expanding medical group that treated complex migraine cases.  After another advanced degree, twelve years working with and training medical professionals across the country and several thousand clients later (and growing) I created the MEND program to help migraineurs like my wife find their freedom.

Breaking free from the grips of migraine starts with facing the fears that hold you back.

It’s about clarifying the changes that need to be made. 

And most importantly, is about creating a plan to get from where you are to where you want to be. 

Brian Bakke, PhD, MS, CNS

Brian Bakke


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