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.
Mother’s milk may be one of the most important panaceas of all time – a true miracle maker with research showing breast milk helps prevent blindness, necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis, and death in premature infants. Amazing, right?
Dr. Ken Brown began to research compounds that could effectively treat SIBO-related bloating. The result of his work is Atrantil, the only all-natural formulation for treating SIBO-related bloating. In this podcast, Dr. Fitzgerald talks to Dr. Brown about dosing and treating patients with Atrantil, when to run further tests, and what other treatments can be used in conjunction with Atrantil to get the best results.
Connecting the dots between in utero exposure, later health conditions and methylation
Antibacterial mouthwash increases risk for diabetes, modulates nitric oxide
Helpful vs Harmful Microbial Exposures—Getting The Balance Right
Bed Bugs Release Histamine That Can Affect Reactive Patients
A Reminder About High Fructose Sweeteners
IV Vitamin C for Sepsis?
JAMA Meta-Analysis of Fish Oil for CVD; Issues Haven’t Changed in Five Years
Golden Turmeric Milk or Haldi Doodh is a powerful Ayurvedic Indian drink with medicinal properties. It’s a great immunity booster when suffering from cold, cough, sore throat, headaches, joint aches etc.
Food sensitivities and related diseases affect at least 100 million people worldwide and cause a wide variety of illnesses ranging from skin rashes and headaches to chronic intestinal diseases. The commonness of food sensitivities has increased by more than 50% in adults and children in recent years
And so it goes with the global, ready-dissemination of other infections, too, including Ebola, Zika and…severe influenza strains: “An infection in all but the most remote corner of the world can make its way to a major city in a day or less.”
It’s the season for colds and flu and Fire Cider is a great remedy. Plus, it’s got enough kick that it can replace coffee for some.
JJ Virgin was a well-known fitness and nutrition expert and author of several books when her son was hit by a car and severely injured. The doctors told her to prepare for the worst; they didn’t expect him to make it through the night. But, Grant lived.
New meta-analysis – calcium and vitamin D don’t prevent fractures? Not quite so simple.
Change your gene expression with better sleep
Microbes are key in reaping the benefits of a high-fiber diet
Green tea extract may shrink uterine fibroids
Common food additive fuels most virulent C diff strains
Mount Sinai links acetaminophen use in pregnancy to language delay in girls
Arsenic in your drinking water could be giving you diabetes
Inflammation as an underlying cause of lost muscle mass
Gluten-free diets can inadvertently increase arsenic exposure
Small steps towards the realization that not all saturated fats have equal biological effects
Want to feel good about your body? Spend time in nature
Curcumin reverses brain inflammation and markers of Alzheimer’s Disease
Our appetizer table was always piled with latkes, pan-fried mini mounds of shredded potatoes. And the entree table was usually topped with kugel, larger mounds of shredded potato baked in a casserole dish in the oven. Needless to say, I also assumed having scabby knuckles by the end of Hanukkah season was an important cultural part of being Jewish.