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 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…

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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