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 June 2018

Benefits of Ketogenic Diet Depend on Microbiome
Connecting Gut Microbiome SCFAs with Endogenous Insulin Production
Ketogenic Diet for Atrial Fibrillation?
Sleeping in Darkness May Improve Insulin Resistance
Simple But Effective – Baking Soda For Immune Flares
Probiotics Acting Like Vaccines Against Infectious Agents
Button Battery Ingestion – Honey Reduces Harmful Effects
Exercise Changes Genetic Propensity to Obesity

endocannabinoid system with Dr. Jacqueline Jacques

Episode 42: Unlocking the Potential of the Endocannabinoid System with Dr. Jacqueline Jacques

Food Source Phytocannabinoids: Hemp and Beyond. Yes, hemp & marijuana are major providers of cannabinoids, and in the FxMed space, we are extremely excited about this potent family of bioactive molecules. In particular, we are looking at CBD for indications ranging from pain to mood, inflammation, memory and more. Turns out the endocannabinoid system (ECS) extends body-wide, and similarly, phytocannabinoid sources extend far beyond hemp and marijuana.

Clinician Position for SHC

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.