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 February 2018

Connecting the dots between in utero exposure, later health conditions and methylation
Antibacterial mouthwash increases risk for diabetes, modulates nitric oxide
Helpful vs Harmful Microbial Exposures—Getting The Balance Right
Bed Bugs Release Histamine That Can Affect Reactive Patients
A Reminder About High Fructose Sweeteners
IV Vitamin C for Sepsis?
JAMA Meta-Analysis of Fish Oil for CVD; Issues Haven’t Changed in Five Years

Clinician Position for SHC

Research and News January 2018

New meta-analysis – calcium and vitamin D don’t prevent fractures? Not quite so simple.
Change your gene expression with better sleep
Microbes are key in reaping the benefits of a high-fiber diet
Green tea extract may shrink uterine fibroids
Common food additive fuels most virulent C diff strains
Mount Sinai links acetaminophen use in pregnancy to language delay in girls
Arsenic in your drinking water could be giving you diabetes
Inflammation as an underlying cause of lost muscle mass
Gluten-free diets can inadvertently increase arsenic exposure
Small steps towards the realization that not all saturated fats have equal biological effects
Want to feel good about your body? Spend time in nature
Curcumin reverses brain inflammation and markers of Alzheimer’s Disease

kugel

Paleo Sweet Potato Parsnip Kugel

Our appetizer table was always piled with latkes, pan-fried mini mounds of shredded potatoes. And the entree table was usually topped with kugel, larger mounds of shredded potato baked in a casserole dish in the oven. Needless to say, I also assumed having scabby knuckles by the end of Hanukkah season was an important cultural part of being Jewish.