Entries by Gary Kaplan, DO

Lyme Disease – Four Reasons It May Go Undetected





If left undiagnosed and untreated, Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses can have detrimental long-term effects on the body. Call 703-532-4892, ext. 2 today for more information. Lyme disease is the most reported vector-borne illness (diseases transmitted through mosquitoes, tick and flea bites) in the United States. The CDC estimates that there are nearly 300,000 new […]

"What Gluten Does"  An Excerpt from Total Recovery





The following is the third in a series of excerpts on gut health from Dr. Gary Kaplan’s book “Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression.” To read Part 1 of this series, “Gut Feelings,” click here. To read Part 2 of this series, “Hidden Immune System,” click here. […]

Build a Healthier Brain – With Fat!





We don’t usually associate increasing the amount of fat in our diets as a way to improve health, but when it comes to a particular type of fat, that’s exactly what the doctor ordered!
Omega-3 Fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), a type of essential fat involved in several metabolic processes, and they are a crucial component of good health.
Research shows omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis – conditions that often have a high inflammatory process at their root. But most impressive is the research that confirms Omega-3’s benefits on the brain.