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 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,…

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Research and News February 2017

B12 – Regulator of Microbial Communities and More
Omega-3s and Traumatic Brain Injury
Antibiotics Can Stimulate Bacterial Growth
How Microbes Can Cause Autoimmunity
Is Your Loved One Depressed? Show Them More Love
Benefits of Fish Oil-Derived Proresolvins for Asthma May Be Blocked by Steroids
Have you heard of ASIA—Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants?
Our Aging Brains: To Drink or Not to Drink?
Keeping Blood Pressure Under 120 Would Prevent 107,500 Deaths Per Year in US