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.

Dr. Terry Wahls on how The Wahls Protocol came to be, and How to Launch Your Own Clinical Research Trial

Episode 79: Dr. Terry Wahls on how The Wahls Protocol came to be, and How to Launch Your Own Clinical Research Trial

We are all familiar with the Wahls Protocol. But how about the story behind the protocol? Did you know, for instance, that her director at U of Iowa (Terry is a clinician-researcher) told her to write up herself as a case report? That was the first step. Her “N of 1”; then she wrote up a case series. Then she received a small grant and product for a slightly larger study. Then a million dollars. And now she’s heading into her largest study to date (yes, you will be able to refer patients). Listen to our New Frontiers conversation on how YOU as a FxMed clinician can contribute to the body of research demonstrating that: What. We. Do. Works.

Got Good Guts? Clinically Effective Applications for SIBO, SIFO, and Dysbiosis

Episode 78: Sponsored | Got Good Guts? Clinically Effective Applications for SIBO, SIFO, and Dysbiosis

Dr. Jocelyn Strand is the Director of Clinical Education at Bio-Botanical AND a great clinician herself. Prepare yourself: this is a very actionable podcast for clinicians using bioB. And for me, a huge pearl on refractory SIBO was unaddressed oral microbiome! In this episode of New Frontiers, learn how Dr. S addresses sibo using BB products. To test or not to test?

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic Esophagitis in a 16yo Female: A Case Report

Allie was 16 years old when she first presented in my office with episodic abdominal pain in the lower right quadrant, onset 6 weeks prior, ranging from 2 to 10 on a visual analog pain scale (0=no pain, 10=worst possible pain). Her pain was not associated with reflux, fever, or blood in her stools. Allie had a prior diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis (EE), however treatment with diet and a proton pump inhibitor had not been successful.

Episode 77: The Secrets to Improving Patient Compliance with Dr. David Perlmutter

Episode 77: The Secrets to Improving Patient Compliance with Dr. David Perlmutter

This interview was, without doubt, one of the most moving for me. What Dr. Perlmutter and his son, Austin Perlmutter MD, have created is really nothing short of a revolution in returning us to our consciousness. It directly addresses one of the biggest elephants in the room – despite what we know to be good for us, good for others, good for the planet, why do we more often than not fall short of putting that knowledge into action? We. Are. Disconnected. As a people. As a world.

Clinician Position for SHC

Research and News February 2020

FDA Approves First Standardized Powder for Allergy Desensitization
Non-Stick Chemicals Found in Drinking Water Across US
Smoke-Damaged Cells Can Be Replaced – It’s Never Too Late To Quit
APOE4 Gene Carriers at Greater Risk for Memory Deficits from Soccer Headings
Antibodies Found in Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
Fish Oil May Improve Testicular Function

Veggies

Versatile One-Pan Veggies

Versatile One-Pan Veggies recipe is from Janine Henkel, MS, CNS, CN, one of our resident nutritionists. With today’s busy lifestyle, basic principles of a healthy diet can get easily lost to other priority tasks. Janine ensures that meals are based on simple, practical and delicious recipes, which motivates even the busiest professional, parent or those…

Clinician Position for SHC

Research and News January 2020

Unpicking Molecular Mechanisms Between Diet, Microbiome and Host – Focus on Ginger
Functional Medicine Needed to Help Solve Ever-Increasing BMIs
Novel Skin-Gut Axis Shows How Sunlight and Vitamin D Production May Modulate the Gut Microbiome
Vegan Diets – Popular But Are They Healthy?
Microbes in Natural Environments Play a Role in Immune Tolerance
Huge Increase in US Alcohol-Related Deaths
Tongue Fat and Other Causes of Macroglossia that Can Affect Sleep Apnea
Male Scientists’ Language Gets Them More Attention

Flaxseed Hair Gel

DIY Flaxseed Hair Gel

We are exposed to toxins every day – through our air, our water, our personal care and household products and much more. The good news is, there is a lot we can do to limit our exposure. As a functional nutritionist I believe choosing non-toxic, clean products is just as important as clean eating. That…