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 July 2017

Omega-3 fatty acids and Alzheimer’s prevention
The role of gut permeability in the onset of autoimmune disease
Love keep us healthier
Leaky teeth? Root canal endotoxins, mental health and quality of life
Parkinson’s Disease can start in the gut
When a gluten-free diet isn’t enough for Celiac Disease
Phthalates in your mac and cheese
Odd effects of Faecal Transplants
Got Interstitial Cystitis? Treat the Gut.
Titanium dioxide in food exacerbates IBD
Binge drinking thins your brain
Social connection—more important than exercise?
Call for the EPA to evaluate low dose effects of endocrine disruptors

Super-Hydrating Electrolyte Formula

Super-Hydrating Electrolyte Formula

This is our favorite electrolyte recipe, adapted from the World Health Organization. Hydration is especially important if you’re losing a lot of water, for instance in hot weather, during exercise, or if you have diarrhea. If you want to find out more about how to recognize the signs of dehydration, how to stay well hydrated…

Episode 27: Using DUTCH hormone Test with Dr. Carrie Jones

Episode 27: Using DUTCH hormone Test with Dr. Carrie Jones

Dr. Carrie Jones and I went to medical school (National College of Natural Medicine) together. She was a brilliant, awesome friend then, and still is. What a privilege it’s been to watch her grow into the expert she is today. As you’ll see in her bio, Dr. Jones has been focused on women’s health and hormones her entire career which has spanned academia, clinical practice and now as the chief medical officer at Precision Diagnostics, home of the DUTCH dried urine hormone panel.

FarmersMarketSoup

Farmer’s Market Soup

We love adding seasonal, local ingredients to our recipes. Their freshness and nutrient quality is superior, and their carbon footprint much smaller. As we roll into summer, Farmer’s Markets have once again opened their stalls in our communities with bountiful local options, often organic or grass fed. This tasty recipe, making good use of summer’s…

Clinician Position for SHC

Research and News June 2017

Rosacea—a sign that shouldn’t be ignored
Is there lead and mercury in your fidget spinner?
Lead exposure and autism risk during critical periods of development
Is it OK for our children to be overweight? Latest research shows not
How tea talks to your genes
Delayed infant food introduction can increase risk of allergies
Simply bad advice from the American Heart Association!
Eating fried potatoes twice a week more than doubles risk of death
Western diet increases risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Our “6R” Program: Six Steps to Save Your Health Through Your Gut

Our “6R” Gut Program: Six Steps to Save Your Health Through Your Gut

Have you tried everything to heal your gut? Or, are you just getting by with a chronic condition like an autoimmune disorder, eczema, or arthritis? Maybe you’ve “gone Paleo,” made buckets of bone broth, said “sayonara” to sugar and gluten, and made friends with sauerkraut. You might have a stockpile (or cabinet!) of digestive enzymes, vitamins, herbs and probiotics… Yet, you are not much better off.