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.

Innovations in Clinical Laboratory Testing with Dr. Michael Chapman

Episode 74: Sponsored | Innovations in Clinical Laboratory Testing with Dr. Michael Chapman

A work horse laboratory in any functional medicine practice is stool testing. But really gleaning the best insight into our patient’s clinical picture can be tough. What do all of these commensal organisms really suggest? How do they correlate with the inflammatory findings? Of the bell weather bugs (like akkermansia) how can we increase levels? Is there ANY place for microscopy (O&P) and culture in today’s high throughput Omics world?

Clinician Position for SHC

Research and News October 2019

SLIT may be as effective as OIT for peanut desensitization
3D printers harm indoor air quality
Mushrooms offer protection against prostate cancer
Cuddling Changes DNA Expression Via Epigenetic Methylation
Garlic compounds counteract TMAO from meat consumption
Infant Rice Foods and Fruit Juice Are Problematic Sources of Toxic Metals
The First-Ever Study of its Kind Proves Functional Medicine Works

Episode 72: Behind the Scenes with Dr. Sara Gottfried and the Brain Body Connection

Episode 72: Nocturnal Hypoglycemia & Continuous Glucose Monitoring: the amazing Dr. Sara Gottfried & advanced metabolic monitoring

By far, my most wide-ranging conversation to date with my friend and colleague Dr. Sara Gottfried as we dive into her experience using a continuous glucose monitor and addressing fairly severe nocturnal hypoglycemia, to addictions and genetics, taming the dopamine-deprived COMTer, and lots of women’s health. Sara is an open book in such a lovely, inspiring way. How would a concussion lead to brain-body? (ok, there’s an obvious connection in that title, haha) but get all of the backgrounds in our convo.

Cornerstone Interventions for GERD with Victoria Albina

Episode 71: Sponsored | Cornerstone Interventions for GERD with Victoria Albina

Take a second and think about this: what clinical presentation would prompt you to prescribe cognitive behavioral coaching, breathwork or meditation? Did GERD make your list? Along with gentle, but powerful botanicals and nutraceuticals (IT’s Motility Agitator, DGL Chewables, Heartburn Advantage), these are cornerstone interventions for GERD in the practice of Victoria Albina, NP, MPH.

FMT: An Emerging Broadband Probiotic for Allergic Disease

FMT: An Emerging Broadband Probiotic for Allergic Disease

Remember the first time you heard about FMT (Fecal Microbiota Transplantation) and maybe it sounded promising yet kinda viscerally challenging? It’s come a long way from humble beginnings and has since covered a lot of health territory (and FMT preparations are increasingly standardized, with some pretty cool research happening well beyond the limited C diff application.).