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

The Art of Medicine: A Soul-Stirring Chat with Sidney Baker, MD

Episode 15: The Art of Medicine: A Soul-Stirring Chat with Sidney Baker, MD

Dr. Sidney Baker is a mentor to many clinicians, myself included. When I set out to podcast with him, my expectation was to “mine the pearls” from his years of clinical practice: details on protocols, dosing instructions, lab testing, etc. But when Sid and I actually spoke, I realized quite quickly that I needed to let go of my agenda and listen. What unfolded was a glimpse into the soul of a true healer, resonating for me—and I hope you, too—in powerful way. Sid is funny, brilliant and exquisitely articulate as he shares stories of his own process-and practice- as a doctor.

Dr. Mark Hyman

Episode 14: Taking a Deeper Dive into Eat Fat, Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman

The oral-systemic disease connection has long been established (recall older recommendations for prophylactic antibiotics before dental work in individuals with endocarditis or joint implants), but with the emerging data on the oral microbiome, new attention is being paid to oral health and the prevention of diseases ranging from cardiovascular to autoimmune and more.