Today on the PCOS Diva Podcast, Dr. Gary Kaplan, DO, DABFP, DABPM, FAAMA, joins us to discuss the importance of sleep for women with PCOS and how the chronic pain of PCOS may be impacting your sleep.
Dr. Kaplan created the Kaplan Center to offer patients suffering with chronic pain and illness a more effective model of medical care. Dr. Kaplan explains in this episode how chronic pain and depression are rooted from inflammation in the brain. Dr. Kaplan calls a brain with inflammation a “brain on fire” and explains how a brain on fire can cause mental, emotional and physical pain like depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic fibromyalgia, pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders and more. The good news is, the power to take charge of your own health is in your hands.
Listen in and learn:
- Importance of sleep for PCOS
- Brain inflammation and how it impacts our quality of life
- How to detox your brain
- How to sit and listen to what your body is telling you
- Why meditation is so effective for sleep and pain disorders
- Benefits of fasting for inflammation
Connect with Dr. Gary Kaplan:
Gary Kaplan, DO, is the founder and medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, and author of two books, Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression (Rodale, 2014) and Why You Are Still Sick, How Infections Can Break Your Immune System & How You Can Recover (Callanan Publishers, 2022).
In 1985, Dr. Kaplan created the Kaplan Center to offer patients suffering with chronic pain and illness a more effective model of medical care. Utilizing a broad range of conventional and alternative medicine strategies, the Center’s physicians, nurses, psychotherapist, nutritionist, acupuncturist and physical therapists collaborate closely on patients’ progress, sharing their insights and treatment recommendations to ensure the best outcome for each patient. This coordinated, multidisciplinary approach has proved to be highly effective — especially for patients suffering with complex and longstanding medical problems.