Kara Fitzgerald, ND, received her doctor of naturopathic medicine degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed the first Counsel on Naturopathic Medicine-accredited post-doctorate position in nutritional biochemistry and laboratory science at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory under the direction of Richard Lord, PhD. Her residency was completed at Progressive Medical Center, a large, integrative medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Fitzgerald is the lead author and editor of Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine and is a contributing author to Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)’s Textbook for Functional Medicine. With the Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Fitzgerald is actively engaged in clinical research on the DNA methylome using a diet and lifestyle intervention developed in her practice. The first publication from the study focuses on reversal of biological aging and was published 04-12-2021 in the journal Aging. She has published a consumer book titled Younger You as well as a companion cookbook, Better Broths and Healing Tonics and has an application-based Younger You Program, based on the study. Dr. Fitzgerald is on the faculty at IFM, is an IFM Certified Practitioner and lectures globally on functional medicine. She runs a Functional Nutrition Residency program, and maintains a podcast series, New Frontiers in Functional Medicine and an active blog on her website, www.drkarafitzgerald.com. Her clinical practice is in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Additional publications

Why are we considering palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) for COVID19?

Why are we considering palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) for COVID19? We have been interested in this molecule for years and have used in our allergy patients (it has well-documented mast cell stabilizing properties), in our pain patients and as influenza treatment and prophylaxis. In this most recent COVID19 pandemic, I think PEA is worth considering, although we…

Podcast: COVID-19 and Natural Medicines with Immunologist Heather Zwickey PhD

Immunologist and integrative health expert Heather Zwickey, PhD, shares excellent information in this podcast on COVID-19 and natural medicines. While there is no natural product research published specifically on COVID-19 yet, there is much underway. While we wait for those results to come in (they’ll be a while), Zwickey covers the current understanding of the…

Resources from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

I wanted to share this resource from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. … “As concerns about the spread of coronavirus mount and efforts to contain it escalate, Naturopathic Doctors should be aware of the latest advisories from public health agencies and credible organizations, and be prepared to report and/or advise patients accordingly. … The…

Dr. Terry Wahls on how The Wahls Protocol came to be, and How to Launch Your Own Clinical Research Trial

Episode 79: Dr. Terry Wahls on how The Wahls Protocol came to be, and How to Launch Your Own Clinical Research Trial

We are all familiar with the Wahls Protocol. But how about the story behind the protocol? Did you know, for instance, that her director at U of Iowa (Terry is a clinician-researcher) told her to write up herself as a case report? That was the first step. Her “N of 1”; then she wrote up a case series. Then she received a small grant and product for a slightly larger study. Then a million dollars. And now she’s heading into her largest study to date (yes, you will be able to refer patients). Listen to our New Frontiers conversation on how YOU as a FxMed clinician can contribute to the body of research demonstrating that: What. We. Do. Works.