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 April 2017

10 minutes of vigorous activity reduces later disease risk in children
The soy debate: benefits for breast cancer
Broccoli busy in ‘junk’ DNA regions to prevent or stall cancer
Crossfit-ters beware: ‘Rhabdo’ can have potentially-fatal consequences
More data on the risk of diabetes from statin medications
Conventional medical research branches into leaky gut treatment
Are your alcohol cravings your gut bugs talking? Probiotics to the rescue…
Antibiotics for PTSD; Opportunities and Cautions
Early-Life Antibiotics Increases the Risk for Crohn’s and Colitis
Why You Should Ditch Cooking with Aluminum Foil
Viral Trigger for Celiac Disease Uncovered
Functional Medicine Improves Outcomes While Decreasing Costs

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Research and News March 2017

Colon and rectal cancers on the rise in younger people
Sperm quality improved by antioxidants from walnuts
Twice weekly Iyengar yoga for depression
New therapy option for extreme asthma/IgE cases
Insecticides and Children’s Behavior
Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen 2017 Updates
E-Cigs Carcinogenic at High Power
Curcumin May Reduce Risks of Oral Steroid Medication
Lactobacillus Probiotics for Depression
How Does Your Diet and Activity Regime Compare with the Healthiest-Heart Tribe’s?
Don’t Let Your Gluten-Free Diet Put You At Risk For Diabetes
Massive success for deadly sepsis treatment using nutraceuticals and low dose steroids
Why do some people eat non-food items?
How global warming may increase your risk for diabetes

Methylation Trail Mix

Methylation Trail Mix

We love pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds for their rich minerals, B vitamins and essential fatty acids. They also make a delicious snack, especially in a methylation trail mix recipe like this one. Chocolate tip: Look for organic, dark chocolate (70%+ cacao) wherever you can. Check to make sure you’re comfortable with the ingredients! What…

Sunbutter Crunch Bars

Sunbutter Crunch Bars

If you’re looking for a snack that satisfies your dessert cravings and incorporates your methylation superfoods, look no further than Against All Grain’s No-Bake Sunbutter Crunch Bars. These bars are filled with sunflower seeds, which are a great food to support balanced methylation, since they are rich in zinc, methionine, cysteine, magnesium, potassium, B3, B6,…