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.

Episode 11 DUTCH A Novel Urinary Hormone Test with Mark Newman MS

Episode 11: DUTCH: A Novel (and useful!) Urinary Hormone Test with Mark Newman, MS

As a clinician measuring urine, serum and salivary hormone levels in my patients routinely, I’ve always got questions around which testing method is the best. Thus, I was excited to chat with Mark Newman and pick his brain on all things hormone testing. As he says, “I’m an inch wide and a mile deep. I’ve spent pretty much my whole career in measuring reproductive and adrenal hormones.”

Poor Sleep: A Contributor to Obesity, Heart Disease & Depression

Poor Sleep: A Contributor to Obesity, Heart Disease & Depression

Sleep. We all need it.

But according to the National Sleep Foundation, 35% of Americans regularly report they don’t get a good night’s sleep. NSP reported that as many as 60% of people report having trouble sleeping a few nights a week or more.

Unfortunately, it may be more than just an inconvenience. We’ve all experienced sleep deprivation detrimental effect on mental and physical performance. This is a significant contributing factor to motor vehicle and work-related accidents resulting in injuries or death.