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Dr. Carrie Jones
Dr. Kate Henry
December 4, 2023

How Chronic Inflammation is Silently Destroying Your Brain and Body with Dr. Gary Kaplan

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In today's episode with Dr. Gary Kaplan, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into:

  1. Autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses

  2. The impact of chronic inflammation on the brain and body

  3. The role of sleep in brain health


  5. How to find a doctor that listens to your symptoms

Dr. Gary Kaplan is the founder of Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain for over 25 years, and the author of "Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression" and "Why You Are Still Sick, How Infections Can Break Your Immune System & How You Can Recover." Dr. Kaplan is also board-certified in Medical Acupuncture and has studied and practiced Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, and Emergency Medicine.

Labs Mentioned

  • The Cunningham Panel
  • Lyme disease tests

Guest Details:

  • Dr. Gary Kaplan on LinkedIn
  • Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine Website
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine Website
  • Total Recovery Book
  • Why You Are Still Sick Book

Rupa Health Details:


00:00 - Intro

02:28 - Why are you still sick?

04:51 - Autoimmunity, infections, and chronic diseases

14:24 - Unveiling the inflammation mystery

24:15 - The Foundation for Total Recovery annual conference

25:43 - How brain inflammation shapes who we are

29:07 - Meditation, exercise, sleep, and brain health

34:08 - PANS, PANDAS, and POTS

36:49 - The Cunningham Panel

39:53 - Testing for tick-borne illnesses

44:56 - Holistic healing and the insurance dilemma

53:14 - Dr. Gary Kaplan’s key tip for well-being

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