Think Mushrooms as a Powerful Therapeutic Tool and Epigenetic Modifier

Mushrooms are a powerful, and often underutilized, tool for health and longevity. They provide important nutrients, including those used in methylation cycles- folate, choline, and zinc for example. Their bioactive compounds also act as DNA methylation adaptogens, with the ability to influence gene expression and even potentially biological age. It’s why mushrooms feature as one…

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Eggs: Should we eat them, and why is advice still polarized?

Eggs are one of those controversial foods that we were warned against for almost half a century. However, recent years have seen both the American Heart Association and Dietary Guidelines for Americans reverse their restrictions on eggs and dietary cholesterol intake. Rightly so – the evidence didn’t support them, and their redirected emphasis on dietary…

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An Interview with Dr. Fitzgerald on her Latest Research Publication and More

Dr. Fitzgerald’s latest research peer-reviewed publication (published March 2023 in the journal Aging) reports on a case series of women who followed a structured version of her 8-week bioage-targeting protocol. Collectively, the participants reduced their biological age by an average of 4.60 years compared to their baseline. In this month’s blog, we pose some key…

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Urolithin A: The Game-Changing Nutrient for Healthy Aging

When a team of scientists from EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, set out to thoroughly study the health benefits of pomegranates, they discovered something truly remarkable – the power of a postbiotic nutrient, Urolithin A (UA) to promote cellular health and longevity. For the past 15 years, Urolithin A has been one of the most well-researched longevity molecules. Over 300 studies, 11 of which are clinical trials, show impressive benefits in UA’s ability to target some of the key biological hallmarks of aging. These same scientists and doctors developed the first and only clinically tested Urolithin A formulation (more on that below!)

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Exercise for Longevity – Here’s How To Do It

The right kind of exercise is an anti-aging elixir that spins the biological clock in reverse: when you look at the lifestyle habits of healthy centenarians, a commonality among all of them is that movement is a foundational part of their life. Alongside nutrition and other lifestyle practices, exercise is a core component of the…

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How the OS-01 Peptide Works to Reverse Skin’s Biological Age

When we’re young, building a skin care routine is relatively simple: a face wash, moisturizer and sunscreen will do the trick. But as we grow older and develop visible signs of aging skin, choosing from the overwhelming array of mature skin care products like anti-aging creams, serums, and treatments often feels like an impossible task. What can we trust to actually work? It’s easy to get lost in new trends like 10-step skincare routines, but try to look past marketing and prioritize your skin’s health above all else. As our largest organ and first line of defense against environmental aggressors, our skin can have an enormous impact on our overall body health. A truly effective skin care routine should support your skin’s health first and improve the way it looks as a result. That’s where OneSkin comes in.

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Best of 2022 in Functional Medicine and Longevity

This might just have been our most exciting year yet here at Dr. Kara Fitzgerald! With the launch of three books through major publishing houses, authored by my team and myself, we have barely had a moment to touch ground. Yet, delivering high value content in the functional medicine and longevity space, across all channels,…

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The Protein Magic Formula

How Much Should We Eat For Optimal Health & Longevity? Plus my thoughts on combining with Younger You epinutrient targets   About a month ago, I podcasted with Valter Longo, PhD, a highly respected scientist and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. Of course, our conversation hit on protein, something…

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Precision Probiotics: Feeding Your Gut the Bacteria it Needs

Doctors, scientists and nutritionists are continually discovering how the gut microbiome influences our health – but we can influence its health too. Consider that one-third of the gut microbiome is consistent among adults, while the other two-thirds are unique to each of us, based on accumulated exposures to the environment, dietary patterns, physical activity, health conditions, and medications taken. Many of these are under our control.

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The Fake Meat Carbon Footprint: Is It Worth It?

A Deep Dive Into the Environmental Impact of Meat Substitutes  Author bio: Dr. Christine Sanford is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with a functional, whole-person approach to medicine who received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University. Pursuant to residency training at Methodist Hospital, she served as a clinical pharmacy specialist at Stanford Health…

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Relax, You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead of You

How relaxation can reverse biological aging and optimize epigenetic expression Would you believe it if we said the more you relax, the longer you’ll live? Relaxation is an essential part of our natural rhythms, and something we need to pay more attention to.  Imagine an ocean wave – it wouldn’t be able to land on…

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Dental Probiotics: What Are They & How Do They Benefit Oral Health?

The human microbiome has become the center of many discussions related to health issues. This makes sense, considering that we are made up of more non-human microorganisms than human cells.1 And if we broaden our view of what the human body is, we quickly understand that we cannot exclude the trillions of microorganisms living in and on our bodies, including the ones that live in our mouths. Just like other microbiomes in the body, our oral microbiome consists of many different types of bacteria. For too long most dentists and clinicians have focused only on pathogenic bacteria that are responsible for oral diseases such as dental caries or periodontal disease, rather than looking at the oral microbiota in its entirety. But in recent years we have gained a better understanding of what types of bacteria live in the mouth and what role they play in their microbial community.

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