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 November 2017

Acetaminophen use before and during pregnancy increases ADHD risk
21 percent rise in peanut allergy since 2010, black children have double the risk
Oral Allergy Syndrome Associated with Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Excess B vitamins aren’t ‘harmlessly peed out’
Any regular alcohol intake may raise lifetime cancer risk
“Old fashioned” diets protect against leaky gut and autoimmunity
Gut dysbiosis plays a role in MS onset and progression
Choose a park over the mall to reduce fatigue and restore attention

The Cortisol Awakening Response with Mark Newman, MS

Episode 32: The Cortisol Awakening Response with Mark Newman, MS

Mark Newman is the founder Precision Analytical and the developer of the DUTCH test, one of the most accurate and patient-friendly measures of sex hormones on the market. The test eliminates the need for multiple types of testing by using dried urine to measure sex hormones, hormone metabolites, and free cortisol. Free cortisol is a key indicator of the health of the HPA axis — and having that measure, alongside a measure of sex hormones and their metabolites, gives providers more information so they can achieve better clinical outcomes.