Episode 420: Lyme and Brain Healing – an interview with Doctor Brian Plante


In this episode of the Tick Boot Camp Podcast, we welcome Dr. Brian Plante, a licensed naturopathic doctor specializing in integrative, whole-person healthcare. Dr. Plante shares his journey from Minnesota to California, his extensive training in naturopathic medicine, and his passion for treating complex chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease. He delves into the interconnectedness of the brain, immune system, and overall health, offering valuable insights into his comprehensive approach to healing.

  • Introduction and Background: Dr. Plante’s educational journey and what led him to specialize in naturopathic medicine.
  • Professional Experience: His work at Amen Clinics and previous experiences in regenerative medicine clinics.
  • Integrative Healthcare Approach: How Dr. Plante combines various healthcare modalities to treat complex chronic illnesses.
  • The Importance of the Brain in Healing: The role of the brain in managing and overcoming chronic illnesses.
  • Training and Mentorship: The influence of Dr. Jaimy Kungle and the development of Dr. Plante’s passion for treating Lyme disease.
  • Challenges and Successes: Stories of patient transformations and the importance of personalized medicine.
  • The Naturopathic Advantage: Why naturopathic doctors may have better success rates in treating chronic illnesses compared to allopathic doctors.
  • Practical Advice: How to identify and remove patterns of imbalance and the role of compassion in healing.

Memorable Quotes:

  • "Health is the natural state of being when the conditions are right."
  • "Our brain’s job is to take in information from our environment, make meaning out of it, and predict what it needs to do to keep us alive."
  • "The brain is the most powerful pharmacy in our body, and we have control over it with the right knowledge and support."

Resources Mentioned:

  • Books: "The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health" by Emeran Mayer
  • Supplements: Brain MD, Calmy Brain, Everyday Stress Relief, Cortisol Manager, Herb Farm products
  • Programs: Re-origin, Vital-Side, DNRS, The Gupta Program
  • Therapies: EMDR, brain spotting, somatic experiencing