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.

Endotoxemia The Underlying Reason Most of Your Patients Need Immunoglobulins with Dr. Jill Carnahan

Episode 46: Endotoxemia: The Underlying Reason Most of Your Patients Need Immunoglobulins with Dr. Jill Carnahan

In my podcast with Dr. Jill Carnahan this month, she unleashes a torrent of compelling science and clinical savvy on all things endotoxemia. From heart disease and diabetes to autoimmunity (genetic or acquired) and mast cell activation, Dr. Carnahan is clear that pathological intestinal permeability (she discusses testing, but at this point in her career believes most everyone who sees her with chronic disease has IP) drives inflammation by allowing excess microbial endotoxins- primarily as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) – to enter circulation.

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How to Reduce the Risk of Tick and Mosquito-Borne Illnesses and Still Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Our Clinical Development Program for Functional Medicine Practitioners recently enjoyed the benefit of two excellent guest lecturers on the topic of tick-borne diseases – Dr. Tom Sult and Mary-Beth Charno APRN-C. Their expert knowledge inspired our nutrition resident, Dorie Passen, to write this important article on how to prevent these illnesses that we so often see as ongoing drivers of chronic symptoms in our patients. Given the meteoric rise in tick-borne illnesses over the last decade-plus, we hope you this information is helpful to you in enjoying a safe and happy outdoors this season (and many more)!

The New Nutrigenomics – Embracing Complexity, Moving Upstream

Nutrigenomics has been one of the biggest trends in Nutrition and Functional Medicine in the last decade. Here are what I consider the most compelling reasons why: The understanding that nutritional factors influence gene transcription and expression The background work of Bruce Ames, and myriad papers since, showing that high dose cofactor nutrient supplementation can…

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Okra Fries

  The humble okra is an ancient vegetable thought to originate from Africa and Asia and brought to the United States on ships during the 18th century. It is also a powerfully-nutritious food. Okra is full of soluble, mucilaginous fiber which is very healing to the digestive tract, helps to regulate bowel transit time, and…

Clinician Position for SHC

Research and News July 2018

Consider EoE a Component of the Allergic March
Evidence for Time-Restricted Feeding
Rising Fasting Insulin Triggers Weight Gain, Even as Glucose Levels are Normal
Juice is as Bad as Other Sugar Sweetened Beverages
Regular Air Travel May be Linked With Cancer
Better Nutrition = Better Asthma Control
Connections Between Digital Media and ADHD
Kids’ Slime May Contain Unsafe Levels of Boron
For Your Memory’s Sake, Don’t Hold That Phone to Your Head

Heal SIBO How to Heal SIBO and other Chronic GI Imbalances with Botanical Medicines

How to Heal SIBO and Other Chronic GI Imbalances with Botanical Medicines

As we gallop towards more stealth infections that are less responsive to standard-of-care protocols, we’re leaning more and more on botanical preparations to do the heavy lifting of treatment. To that end, I really enjoyed reading this sponsored blog from BioBotanical. Check it out, and let me know what you think.