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 January 2019

Improperly Primed Immune Systems Cause Long-Term Problems Including Cancer
Practical Implementation of Fecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT)
Measuring Circadian Disruptions will Allow us to Better Evaluate Interventions
Essential Oils and Plant Extracts Block Aflatoxin Production
How Ancient Remedies are Changing Modern Medicine
Connecting Choline, Methylation Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention
Mainstream Doctor Laments Poor Nutrition Training on CNN

Episode 54: SPONSORED Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Dr. Robert Rountree shares his Expertise (and Powerpoint!)

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is an urgent, often unrecognized concern. It’s the hepatic pandemic of the 21stcentury, and there is NO approved pharmaceutical therapy (the race is on, however…). Fortunately for us, there is MUCH we can do in functional medicine – indeed, our toolkit is powerfully effective in turning around NAFLD and even NASH – the next step progression.

Best of the Year in Functional and Integrative Medicine - 2018

Best of the Year in Functional and Integrative Medicine – 2018

Dear Readers, It is truly our privilege to continue to bring you the latest in Functional Medicine. It is our hope that through our clinical experience and science-based research and education, we can help change the landscape for patient care for the better. As we look back over the wealth of content we have shared this…

Episode 52: A Conversation with Dr. Joel Evans on KBMO Food Sensitivity Testing

Episode 53: Move From Biological Plausibility to Clinical Efficacy

Dr. Joel Evans – you probably know him as long-time IFM faculty teaching in the Advanced Practice Hormone Module. He’s also donned a newish hat as KBMO’s Medical Director. Dr. Evans loves the FIT test for delayed hypersensitivities to foods, and states that the addition of complement fragment C3d to their test significantly reduced the incidence of false positive results found on standard IgG testing.

Ground Zero for Gut Health: Probiotics, Microbiota Manipulation and Dr. Jason Hawrelak

Episode 52: The History and Future of Promoting Gut Health from International Expert, Dr. Jason Hawrelak

I’m thrilled to sit down and discuss all things GI with this amazing scientist, researcher and physician, Dr. Jason Hawrelak. Dr. Hawrelak has devoted his entire life to probiotics and was generous enough to sit down with me on New Frontiers and share what he knows. Take a listen, give us a thumbs up, and share with your colleagues – you’re going to want to hear what he has to say!

All things Mast Cell with World-Renowned Clinical Researcher Dr. Theoharides

Episode 51: All Things Mast Cell with World-Renowned Clinical Researcher Dr. Theoharides

In recent years, mast cell diseases have become a hot topic in functional medicine and Dr. Theoharis Theoharides has been at the forefront of the research on mast cells. He was the first to show that mast cells are involved in a wide range of allergic reactions and inflammatory conditions, including allergies, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, migraines, multiple sclerosis.