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.

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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.

Episode 26: Practical Application: Using An Elemental Diet in Clinical Practice with Dr. Corey Schuler

Episode 26: Practical Application: Using An Elemental Diet in Clinical Practice with Dr. Corey Schuler

I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Corey Shuler on all things Elemental Diet this month! Dr. Schuler has been using Integrative Therapeutics Physicians’ Elemental Diet (ED) in clinical practice as well as researching and training clinicians on application. He’s the director of clinical affairs for Integrative Therapeutics. Corey is very well-versed on the science behind the ED.

Methylation Adaptogens: Spotlight on Exercise

Methylation Adaptogens: Spotlight on Exercise

This article originally appeared on NDNR.com Up until now, we’ve been putting a heavy emphasis on supplementation with B vitamins, betaine, choline and other substrates and cofactors for methylation support. However, there are a number of other and perhaps unexpected ways in which we can balance methylation expression (both metabolically and genetically). This includes preventing…

Coconut Milk Yogurt

Coconut Milk Yogurt

A great alternative for Anita’s coconut milk yogurt! The secret to our dairy-free tzatziki recipe is in the type of yogurt you choose. Coconut Milk Coconut milk is the liquid that comes from the grated meat of a mature coconut. The opacity and rich taste of coconut milk are attributed to its high oil content, most of which is…

Episode 25: Stem cell therapy: Is it ready for Prime Time FxMed?

Episode 25: Stem cell therapy: Is it ready for Prime Time FxMed? With Dr. Tami Meraglia

As you probably know, stem cell therapy outside of the research setting is the Wild West. It’s offered everywhere, here and outside of the US (there’s a whole “stem cell tourism trade”). Radical claims are made routinely without much evidence or oversight. Pricing for therapy and protocols used vary widely, although anyone (even those participating in research trials) can expect to spend thousands of dollars.

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Research and News May 2017

Antibiotics impair the beneficial potential of plant phytonutrients
Plants and foods as broad-spectrum anti-inflammatory agents
Psych meds increase risk for fractures
Antibiotics and Miscarriage
Response to NYT Vitamin D is a Waste of Time and Money
Calls to Remove Juice from the Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
PCOS as an autoimmune disease?
Cholesterol and heart disease: oversimplified and misguided
Exercising for your bones should include more than strength training
Filaggrin mutations alone can cause atopic eczema, hayfever and asthma
Stem-cell therapy: nearing fxmed prime time?
Healthy bones suppress appetite
Nasal methylation and childhood atopic asthma
Healthy empathy distinguishes between self and other

Dairy-Free Tzatziki

Dairy-Free Tzatziki

Romilly Hodges There’s nothing like being hosted by someone else to enable us to relax. In fact, I think it’s one of the nicest treats we can give each other is a few hours of relaxation and enjoyment without having to think of the jobs and repairs that need doing around the house. We recently…