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 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.

Episode 62: Methionine Metabolism and Methylation with Dr. David Quig

Episode 62: Sponsored | Methionine Metabolism and Methylation with Dr. David Quig

Methylation and sulfuration are complex processes and assessing them in practice takes skill, knowledge, and consideration of multiple genes and other factors. Lucky for us, we have the incredible Dr. David Quig from Doctor’s Data on the podcast today, getting into the nitty-gritty about assessing methylation in clinical practice.

Episode 60: Dutch™ Research And Validation In Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Episode 60: Dutch™ Research and Validation In Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

In today’s podcast, I chat with my friend and fellow laboratory geek Mark Newman, founder and president of Precision Analytical (creators of DUTCH), about his recent publication [Evaluating urinary estrogen and progesterone metabolites using dried filter paper samples and gas chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (GC–MS/MS)], smartly published in an open access – and reputable – journal, BMC Chemistry, so it’s available to all, free of charge.

Cortisol & Sleep: The HPA Axis Activity Connection

Cortisol & Sleep: The HPA Axis Activity Connection

Cortisol and Sleep: The HPA Axis Activity Connection. Research in this area has been bursting forth recently, so I’m thrilled to feature a sponsored blog from Integrative Therapeutics written by one of my mentors, Tori Hudson, ND. You’re likely familiar with Dr. Hudson – her highly regarded Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine is a staple on many clinician’s shelves, including mine.