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.

About the Mouth From The Gut

Everything You Need to Know About the Mouth, You Already Learned from the Gut

It’s high time a solid, clinician and consumer-friendly book is delivered on the oral microbiome, is it not? Cass Nelson- Dooley began researching the topic years ago, and is now arguably one of the foremost leading experts on integrative interventions for oral health. I interviewed her on New Frontiers years ago, and she’s blogged previously on oral endotoxemia.

Episode 68: What’s the deal with Lectins and Autoimmunity? with Dr. Datis Kharrazian

Episode 68: What’s the deal with Lectins and Autoimmunity? with Dr. Datis Kharrazian

If you’re practicing functional medicine, you’re aware of (and likely prescribing) the autoimmune paleo diet. You’re pulling folks off of many foods, lowering carbs, reducing or eliminating lectins (including nightshades). In my conversation with Dr. Datis Kharrazian, we talk about his impressive PhD research (under the guidance of Aristo Vojdani, PhD) in stratifying who’s at risk for lectin intolerance.

Functional Medicine Pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song on PANS/PANDAS DX and Treatment

Episode 67: Functional Medicine Pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song on PANS/PANDAS DX and Treatment

In this podcast of New Frontiers, I’m talking with Dr. Elisa Song, a functional medicine pediatrician and superb teacher. If you are practicing FxMed, you’re probably seeing more and more kids if your scope allows (even if you didn’t before). Kids need FxMed, yet there are arguably LESS pediatricians transitioning into FxMed than other disciplines.

New Hope for Fibromyalgia Patients with Erik Lundquist, MD

Episode 66: Sponsored | New Hope for Fibromyalgia Patients with Erik Lundquist, MD

Fibromyalgia is a tricky disorder to treat. Patients struggle with chronic pain and fatigue, and practitioners often struggle to find effective interventions. Dr. Erik Lundquist is pioneering research into novel treatments for fibromyalgia. In a new study, he investigates the use of specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators (SPMs) for fibromyalgia patients.

Episode 65: Bacteriophages in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance: A Conversation with Yale’s Dr. Paul Turner and Dr. Benjamin Chan

Episode 65: Bacteriophages in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance: A Conversation with Yale’s Dr. Paul Turner and Dr. Benjamin Chan

Listen to my conversation on New Frontiers with phage scientists Paul Turner and Benjamin Chan of The Paul Turner Laboratory at Yale University, get the background on all things Bacteriophages research, and hear a handful of inspiring case reports from “pond to bench to bedside” as Drs. Turner and Chan like to say.