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.

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Research and News May 2018

The Hunt Continues for Mitochondria’s Bacterial Origins
Data Published on VLCD for Type 1 Diabetes Indicates “Exceptional” Benefit
Probiotics Work for Prevention of C. Difficile after Antibiotics
Saunas May Reduce Stroke Risk
Can A Toothpaste Replace Allergy Shots?
A Surprisingly Easy Tip for Addressing Candida
The Role of Inflammation and Microbes in Endometriosis
Clearing Up The Vitamin K – Anticoagulant Confusion

Episode 40: Heal Your Gut, Boost Your Brain and Live Longer with Polyphenols with Dr. Randy Jirtle

Episode 40: The Epicenter of Epigenetics; Discussing the Agouti Mice Study & More with Dr. Randy Jirtle

Happy April, Everyone. The daffodils are peaking through in my yard, and a few crocuses are already popping up: Despite the snow storm last week, Spring is here! This month I was thrilled and honored to podcast with Dr. Randy Jirtle. The field of epigenetics has exploded in the last decade, initiated almost exclusively by the groundbreaking research of Randy and his colleague Robert Waterland.

Connection. Arguably one of the single biggest determinants of health, and yet something of a rare, precious commodity in this isolated, digitalized world we inhabit. This month’s blog looks at the role of connection and longevity in Blue Zones and beyond.

Episode 39: Scientific Serendipity: Beautiful Bio-Botanicals with Dr. Rachel Fresco

Episode 39: Scientific Serendipity: Beautiful Bio-Botanicals with Dr. Rachel Fresco

A lot of scientific discoveries are borne out of serendipitous moments where a brilliant idea and unmet need collide. Such is the case with one of my all-time favorite “work horse” botanical combination products, Biocidin. Listen to Dr. Rachel Fresco, founder and president of Bio-Botanical Research, talk about the story of Biocidin, the decades of interesting and on-going in-vivo and in-vitro research, and the loads of clinical reports demonstrating efficacy. Also hear about Bio-Botanical’s suite of other no less creative products, including Oliverex, Proflora4R and GI Detox.

Heal Your Gut, Boost Your Brain, and Live Longer With Polyphenols

Heal Your Gut, Boost Your Brain, and Live Longer With Polyphenols

We’ve discussed briefly, the power of polyphenols and their superpowers in improving athletic performance, among many of their many touted benefits. Scientists and docs have noticed people with polyphenol-rich diets generally had better health. Studies have found polyphenols to be good at fighting diseases, and in particular, degenerative diseases.

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Research and News April 2018

Risk for Having a Second Autoimmune Condition Increases with Age of Onset
Acrylamide in Foods and Cigarettes
Increased Risk for Atopy in Infants Given Antibiotics or Acid-Suppressants  
An Easy Way to Meet Early-Allergen Introduction Guidelines for Infants
Dementia Prevention Must Include Physical Exercise
2018 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 – Useful Despite Controversy
Paradoxical Effects of Rhodiola Dosing
Beyond Organic? Introducing Regenerative Organic
Surprising Potential Benefits of Rifaximin for the Gut Microbiome
Hot Tub Therapy for Weight Loss, Insulin Sensitivity and Reduced Inflammation