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.

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…

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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…