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 December 2017

Imagine if healthcare companies took over farms instead of pharmacies
More evidence for probiotic use in RA, but misses the full FxMed approach
Endocrine disrupting chemicals and increased diabetes risk
Aluminum in the brains of autistic children – small study takes first direct measurements
Rules for organic eggs may lose ‘outdoor access’ requirement
New human research also shows physical affection changes the infant epigenome

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

This is one of our favorite cleansing recipes from our 6-day online healthRESET detox program. Cauliflower makes an amazing substitute for regular bulgur wheat, allowing this recipe to stay gluten-free, and high in beneficial phytonutrients. Cauliflowers are cruciferous vegetables that contain compounds, called glucosinolates that can be converted by digestion and microbial action in the gut…

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Research and News November 2017

Acetaminophen use before and during pregnancy increases ADHD risk
21 percent rise in peanut allergy since 2010, black children have double the risk
Oral Allergy Syndrome Associated with Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Excess B vitamins aren’t ‘harmlessly peed out’
Any regular alcohol intake may raise lifetime cancer risk
“Old fashioned” diets protect against leaky gut and autoimmunity
Gut dysbiosis plays a role in MS onset and progression
Choose a park over the mall to reduce fatigue and restore attention