Nutrition Physical Exam: Tongue & Nails Suggest Gut Health

Two of the most useful — and often overlooked — components of the nutrition physical exam are the tongue and fingernails. Together, abnormal findings can often be sourced to gut. In this blog, I’m presenting a case where tongue and nails were extremely useful in providing clear treatment direction. Next month, I’ll give some additional…

Episode 3 The Oral Microbiome An Underappreciated Part of Gut Health with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald and Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS

Episode 3: The Oral Microbiome: An Underappreciated Part of Gut Health with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald and Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald & Cass Nelson-Dooley The oral microbiome is an important part of the gut microbiome and tending to its balance should a routine part of any good “gut protocol.”  Indeed, dysbiosis of the oral microbiome (and a leaky oral mucosa) might be key underlying imbalances in pathogenesis of systemic diseases, including autoimmune (IBD,…