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.

Clinician Position for SHC

Research and News October 2018

Genomics as Only One of Multiple Precision Medicine Methods
Scientists Argue for Microbiota ‘Vault’ to Protect Long-Term Human Health
Correlation Between Epigenetic Methylation and Osteoporosis
Flaws in the Lancet Meta-Analysis of Vitamin D for Bone Health
Benefits of Ketogenic Diets Mediated via Gut Microbiome
Proceeds from Health Data Sales Could Soon Come to You
Large Prospective Study Supports Organic Foods Choices to Lower Cancer Risk
Liverwort Cannabinoids May Be Therapeutically Superior to Cannabis
Do ApoE4 Brains Have a Harder Time Utilizing Glucose?

Episode 47: Dr. Stephen Sinatra and the Past, Present and Future of Integrative Cardiology

Episode 47: Dr. Stephen Sinatra and the Past, Present and Future of Integrative Cardiology

One of my most inspiring conversations to date, Dr. Sinatra is, as you know, a pioneer in the field of integrative cardiology. Hear about his remarkable, very early transition to integrative cardiology, including pivotal encounters with patients and scientists that shaped his thinking; his gutsy, hospital grand rounds presentations on the use of CoQ10 for heart failure patients

Clinician Position for SHC

Research and News September 2018

Glutamine for IBS-D and Preventing Chronic Effects of Acute Gastroenteritis
Long-Term Air Pollution Exposure Associates With Increased Rates of Cognitive Decline
Ketogenic Diet May be Useful for Melanoma
Exercise is Essential to Prevent Age-Related Muscle Lost
The Role of Microbes in Skin Barrier Integrity
Evidence for Food Sensitivities in Autoimmunity
Supplement Quality – Attention is ALWAYS Needed
Not in our Breast Interests – Silicon Implants Associated With Adverse Health Outcomes

Designs For Health

Increasing Evidence for Potential of Ketogenic Diets for Alzheimer’s Disease

Few illnesses are as frightening and feared as Alzheimer’s disease. It seems to strike indiscriminately, and the best conventional medicine has to offer are medications that are ineffective at slowing or stopping disease progression. Fortunately, a large body of research suggests we know more about this seemingly mysterious condition than we might think.

Endotoxemia The Underlying Reason Most of Your Patients Need Immunoglobulins with Dr. Jill Carnahan

Episode 46: Endotoxemia: The Underlying Reason Most of Your Patients Need Immunoglobulins with Dr. Jill Carnahan

In my podcast with Dr. Jill Carnahan this month, she unleashes a torrent of compelling science and clinical savvy on all things endotoxemia. From heart disease and diabetes to autoimmunity (genetic or acquired) and mast cell activation, Dr. Carnahan is clear that pathological intestinal permeability (she discusses testing, but at this point in her career believes most everyone who sees her with chronic disease has IP) drives inflammation by allowing excess microbial endotoxins- primarily as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) – to enter circulation.