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

Best of the Year in Functional and Integrative Medicine - 2018

Best of the Year in Functional and Integrative Medicine – 2018

Dear Readers, It is truly our privilege to continue to bring you the latest in Functional Medicine. It is our hope that through our clinical experience and science-based research and education, we can help change the landscape for patient care for the better. As we look back over the wealth of content we have shared this…

Episode 52: A Conversation with Dr. Joel Evans on KBMO Food Sensitivity Testing

Episode 53: Move From Biological Plausibility to Clinical Efficacy

Dr. Joel Evans – you probably know him as long-time IFM faculty teaching in the Advanced Practice Hormone Module. He’s also donned a newish hat as KBMO’s Medical Director. Dr. Evans loves the FIT test for delayed hypersensitivities to foods, and states that the addition of complement fragment C3d to their test significantly reduced the incidence of false positive results found on standard IgG testing.

Ground Zero for Gut Health: Probiotics, Microbiota Manipulation and Dr. Jason Hawrelak

Episode 52: The History and Future of Promoting Gut Health from International Expert, Dr. Jason Hawrelak

I’m thrilled to sit down and discuss all things GI with this amazing scientist, researcher and physician, Dr. Jason Hawrelak. Dr. Hawrelak has devoted his entire life to probiotics and was generous enough to sit down with me on New Frontiers and share what he knows. Take a listen, give us a thumbs up, and share with your colleagues – you’re going to want to hear what he has to say!

All things Mast Cell with World-Renowned Clinical Researcher Dr. Theoharides

Episode 51: All Things Mast Cell with World-Renowned Clinical Researcher Dr. Theoharides

In recent years, mast cell diseases have become a hot topic in functional medicine and Dr. Theoharis Theoharides has been at the forefront of the research on mast cells. He was the first to show that mast cells are involved in a wide range of allergic reactions and inflammatory conditions, including allergies, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, migraines, multiple sclerosis.

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Research and News November 2018

Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer – When Will We Know?
What are Microplastics and Why Are They in Your Poop?
The Important Role of TET Enzymes in Methylation Status and Gene Regulation
Indicators and Assessment of Increased Intestinal Permeability
Raw Fruits and Vegetable Consumption May Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Young Adults
Paraben Exposure Increases Asthma Symptoms in Children
Should You be Feeding Your Kids Your Paleo Diet?