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.
New Uses for N-Acetylcysteine
It’s Never too Late to Exercise
FDA Approves Imports of GMO Salmon
Fructose Consumption Mimics Chronic Stress States
New Brain Cells are Possible Even in Your Eighties
Diet Helps Protect Against Effects of BPA Exposure
Topical Corticosteroids Appear to Promote Type 2 Diabetes
One of the bright lights in the naturopathic/FxMed world, Dr. Lyn Patrick has devoted much of her career to training physicians in environmental medicine. She’s got loads of exquisitely valuable information, and I spent every inch of our hour together mining as much as I can for you. Take a listen and let me know what you think.
This month’s sponsored blog from our friends at Fullscript, offers a great solution to this common problem. Specifically, from Alex Keller, ND, who, as the medical director at Fullscript and a practicing clinician himself (in addition to organic farmer), has loads of experience with the virtual dispensary model.
I remember the exact moment when thought “Man…I really need a new career”. I was 4 months pregnant and got into a knock down, rolling-in-the-dirt kind of fight. I was at work as a police officer. We got a call from a frantic mom that her 19-year-old son was out of control, punching walls and had just assaulted her.
NSAIDs May Increase Risk for C. Difficile Infection
Protein & Fat Sources Matter on a Low-Carb Diet
Prebiotics Improve Bone Formation in Children with Celiac Disease
Update: Histamine Intolerance Symptoms
Sleep Disruption Creates Inflammation
Transforming 21st-Century Medicine – Clinical Ecology
Data Suggests Early-Life Antibiotic Exposure Tied to Celiac Risk
The Emergence of ‘Nutritional Psychiatry’
Lyme disease (and co-infections) can be tough to treat. The Lyme spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, has adopted loads of devilishly clever cloaking devices – from thriving in biofilm to existing in pleomorphic forms – to ensure survival despite aggressive treatment. Enter botanical therapy. With or without concurrent antibiotics, botanical combinations are an essential component of the FxMed clinician’s toolkit.
Did you know that one in three Americans has untreated tooth decay?1 One in two has a history of gingivitis? Its worst manifestation, periodontal disease, affects nearly 50% of people over the age of 30 in the United States.2
I had loads of fun taking a tour through the wonderment of DSL GI MAP test today with Tony Hoffman, CEO of DSL (and longtime friend of mine!). DSL’s GI MAP stool test is, as CEO Tony Hoffman states, “a clinician diagnostic tool,” not a microbiome test. Yes, of course the GI MAP looks at the microbiome, but it’s not a broad sweep of the myriad bugs taking up residence.
Consumer Reports Finds Heavy Metals in Fruit Juice
Zinc Deficiency Exacerbates High Blood Pressure
Banned Drugs Found in Meat Samples
Connecting Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s
Ginger microRNAs Trigger Gut-Healing Compounds from L. Rhamnosus
How Pregnenolone May Help Fight Loneliness
Do you drink bone broth? We love bone broth, routinely drink it and recommend it to clients. It’s nourishing, versatile, and contains nutrients that promote gut and joint healing, reduce inflammation, build beautiful skin, bolster immunity, and strengthen muscle mass. Plus, it makes super-tasty soups and stews.