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 December 2016

Does skin permeability increase the risk for food allergy?
Antibiotics may not be there to save us if we don’t act to reduce their use
Embrace aging for better emotional well-being
Frozen vegetables are a reasonable compromise
Secrets of modern-day hunter-gatherers
Bugs and Mood – Human Proof
A SAD Story for US Life Expectancy
Misunderstanding High Fat Diets and Cancer
Food Manufacturers Are Removing Carrageenan
Highlighting a Methylation Adaptogen: Curcumin
Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy; Another Piece in the Autism Puzzle
Spotting depression in early childhood
Sugar Research Funding Casts Findings in Different Light
Can Cured Meats Worsen Asthma Symptoms?
Uterine Microbiota and Pregnancy Success

Autism Spectrum Disorders with Julie Matthews

Romilly Hodges talks Nutrition and Autism Spectrum Disorders with Julie Matthews

Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and nutrition for pregnancy for the past 15 years. With her autism work as a model for addressing chronic disease, she created the BioIndividual Nutrition® approach which customizes diet and nutrition needs to meet each person’s unique biochemistry…

Episode 18: Dr Daniel Kalish, CEO and Founder of the Kalish Institute

Episode 18: Launching a Soul-Satisfying and Financially Successful FxMed Practice with Dr. Daniel Kalish

Dr. Alschuler is a world-renowned expert in integrative oncology. Lise is well-versed in the current literature and has done a remarkable job in translating findings into actionable steps (listen for her approach to the five key bodily pathways in oncogenesis and how to address them). A teacher to her core, Lise a mentor to many of us, myself included. This is a jam-packed discussion on cancer prevention and management, from the soul-searching demands of a cancer diagnosis to highly practical treatment approaches.

Clinician Position for SHC

Research and News November 2016

You eat more calories if you’re sleep deprived
Insulin resistance lowered 30% with just one day of low-carb eating
Diet is a significant factor in migraines
Cultivate delayed gratification skills to improve your food choices
Consuming too much alcohol? Check your stress levels.
Night shift work increases cancer risk for men, which can be partially offset by daytime napping
Maternal B12 deficiency and increased type 2 diabetes and metabolic dysregulation in offspring thought to connect through methylation and epigenetic gene regulation
Emulsifiers, a common food additive linked to colon cancer via altered gut microbes
Easy breathing for non-meditators
Improve sleep quality by reducing smartphone screen time?
E-cig vapors contain cancer-causing chemicals
Skin microbes protect against oxidative stress
Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer’s patients
Baby, meet peanuts! Reducing the risk for peanut allergy.
Stress changes maternal gut flora and leaves offspring with long-lasting effects
Gut microbes as messengers for cross-talk between the immune system and glucose metabolism
Probiotics+diet may more than double A1C reductions vs diet alone
Schizophrenia: the role of the gut-brain axis