KARA FITZGERALD, ND completed a post-doctorate in nutritional biochemistry/laboratory science with Richard Lord, Ph.D. Author: Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine, contributing author: Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine; IFM’s Textbook for Functional Medicine. She lectures globally on functional medicine; is on faculty at IFM and practices in Connecticut.

Free Teach-In with Dr. Samuel Yanuck for Clinicians

“It’s essential that natural approaches for patients with SARS-Cov2 do two things: support efficient anti-viral immune surveillance and also quiet inflammation, so there’s enough room for the inherently inflammatory process of killing pathogens to take place without moving the patient too close to the threshold of ARDS manifestation.” – Dr. Yanuck COVID-19 solutions are an…

In severe cases, it’s the potentially-fatal cytokine storm that needs interruption

Quenching the cytokine storm. In part, it might be our own immune system – made dysfunctional, imbalanced in its hyper response to certain viruses (COVID19, influenza) – that needs interruption. Two key interventions are topping my list: Omega 3 fatty acids for their ability to generate specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators (SPMs). Or, since some of…

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A few additional treatment possibilities in COVID19 (SARS Cov-2) addressing furin-like cleavage and pyroptosis (caspacin-1 activation of inflammasome NLRP3)

The cytokine storm seen in SARS Cov1 and Cov2 might be due to chronic pyroptosis activation. However, known activators of NLRP3 in SARS-CoV differ from CoV2.  While SARS Cov1 and COVID19 are genetically very similar, the extraordinarily high rate of infectivity of COVID19 is unique. Prepublication research suggests the cause might be a unique furin-like cleavage site on the spike protein of Cov2 that was absent in Cov1.  

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Online Learning Resources for Clinicians to Take Advantage During COVID-19

Have time but can’t travel? Going stir crazy sitting at home? The following Functional Medicine learning resources for professionals have been made accessible online during COVID-19. If you know of any others, email us at info@drkarafitzgerald.com and we will add them.   Institute for Functional Medicine Annual International Conference (new dates TBD) Personalized Medicine Lifestyle…