181- Strengthen Your Immune System with Dr. Gary Kaplan

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

June 20, 2022

I'm sure this comes as a huge surprise, your immune system is pretty important in keeping you healthy.

Your immune system protects you from pathogens. Sometimes it recognizes pathogens right away, where as other times it takes awhile before it recognizes it is under attack.

To have a better response to a pathogen, there are ways we can strengthen the immune system, which is why I have Dr. Gary Kaplan on the show today.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • Why taking Vitamin D and C isn't enough to support the immune system
  • How the immune system responds to different pathogens 
  • How to determine when to intervene to support your immune system
  • What methods to use to strengthen the immune system


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:30] Who is Dr. Gary Kaplan and what is his background
  • [3:30] Can you just load up on Vitamin C and D to strengthen your immune system
  • [7:45] If there are slight changes in variants between a pathogen, will your body recognize it and fight it off or will it be enough of a difference that it'll slip through the cracks
  • [9:15] Are the symptoms you experience from a pathogen based on your immune system's response to the virus
  • [10:45] Does your immune system react similarly towards other pathogens like molds and bacteria, or is the response different
  • [12:00] At what point do we intervene and help the immune system versus letting it do its thing
  • [13:30] If you scrape up your body, is it better to allow your immune system to get a taste of the bacteria and pathogens in that wound, or should you clean it right away
  • [15:00] What are some ways to make your immune system more robust
  • [25:15] How can you tell from someone's symptoms where to start to improve their immune system
  • [28:45] It takes a long consultation to discover actual root causes, and insurance usually prevents most practices from spending the amount of time needed to figure out the issues
  • [34:00] Are there maps you can see common diseases in those regions
  • [35:45] How does Dr. Gary Kaplan combine Western Medicine with herbal medicine
  • [39:30] Final thoughts on immune health from Dr. Gary Kaplan

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Dr. Gary Kaplan

Website: KaplanClinic.com

Social Media: Facebook , Youtube

Dr. Gary Kaplan teaches ways to improve your immune system

Dr. Gary Kaplan teaches ways to improve your immune system

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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