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

New Hope for Fibromyalgia Patients with Erik Lundquist, MD

Episode 66: Sponsored | New Hope for Fibromyalgia Patients with Erik Lundquist, MD

Fibromyalgia is a tricky disorder to treat. Patients struggle with chronic pain and fatigue, and practitioners often struggle to find effective interventions. Dr. Erik Lundquist is pioneering research into novel treatments for fibromyalgia. In a new study, he investigates the use of specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators (SPMs) for fibromyalgia patients.

Episode 65: Bacteriophages in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance: A Conversation with Yale’s Dr. Paul Turner and Dr. Benjamin Chan

Episode 65: Bacteriophages in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance: A Conversation with Yale’s Dr. Paul Turner and Dr. Benjamin Chan

Listen to my conversation on New Frontiers with phage scientists Paul Turner and Benjamin Chan of The Paul Turner Laboratory at Yale University, get the background on all things Bacteriophages research, and hear a handful of inspiring case reports from “pond to bench to bedside” as Drs. Turner and Chan like to say.

Clinician Position for SHC

Research and News June 2019

Sulforaphane increases human brain glutathione
Which trees remove the most air pollutant particles?
‘Inactive’ ingredients in medications can have clinical consequences
Introducing microbes from children with autism into germ-free mice induces autistic symptoms
The Case for Prescribing a ‘Dose’ of Nature
Modest Doses of Folic Acid and B12 Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk
A New Type of Immune Cell? B, T and…DE Cells
Diet Can Put Crohn’s Disease into Medication-Free Remission

Clinician Position for SHC

Research and News May 2019

Alpha-Gal Red Meat Allergy from Tick Bites More Likely Than Previously Thought
Cytomegalovirus Activates Airway Immune Cells to React to Environmental Allergens
Harvard Scientists Highlight Metabolic Disruption from Propionate, a Food Additive
Teasing Out Mechanisms by Which Skin Barrier Breakdown Contributes to Food Allergy
More Evidence for Time-Restricted Eating
Food-Sourced Nutrients are Better than Supplements

Health Intelligence

Health Intelligence – The Future of Healthcare

Imagine the day when you and your patient can view their health metrics on one digital platform. The day when one-dimensional testing – blood, genetics, and microbiome – are combined to provide a whole-body health picture – both inside and out. A day when all this testing is done through user-friendly, affordable, at-home test kits that offer the most advanced analytical technology. Well, that day is here.