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 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.

Clinician Position for SHC

Research and News June 2018

Benefits of Ketogenic Diet Depend on Microbiome
Connecting Gut Microbiome SCFAs with Endogenous Insulin Production
Ketogenic Diet for Atrial Fibrillation?
Sleeping in Darkness May Improve Insulin Resistance
Simple But Effective – Baking Soda For Immune Flares
Probiotics Acting Like Vaccines Against Infectious Agents
Button Battery Ingestion – Honey Reduces Harmful Effects
Exercise Changes Genetic Propensity to Obesity

endocannabinoid system with Dr. Jacqueline Jacques

Episode 42: Unlocking the Potential of the Endocannabinoid System with Dr. Jacqueline Jacques

Food Source Phytocannabinoids: Hemp and Beyond. Yes, hemp & marijuana are major providers of cannabinoids, and in the FxMed space, we are extremely excited about this potent family of bioactive molecules. In particular, we are looking at CBD for indications ranging from pain to mood, inflammation, memory and more. Turns out the endocannabinoid system (ECS) extends body-wide, and similarly, phytocannabinoid sources extend far beyond hemp and marijuana.