This collection of celebratory dishes from around the world is made up of recipes that are compatible with low carbohydrate and gluten-free, dairy-free diets. Several of the recipes are also compatible with our Younger You program, and all of them are filled with methylation balancing foods. Armed with these delectable, satisfying, and healthy versions of the holiday staples Team Fitzgerald loves, you’ll be ready to entertain and feast, no matter your (or your guests’) dietary requirements!
As you scroll through the pages, you’ll find that each recipe has been carefully selected by our team and comes with a personal story – whether that’s childhood memories, family favorites, or our personal health journeys. Yet, each dish is specifically crafted to boost your health – after all, we are a team of physicians and nutritionists dedicated to bringing a dose of functional medicine into your daily life. There is a particular focus on supporting optimal methylation, an essential biochemical process involved in epigenetic expression, detoxification, brain function, immune health, energy production, aging, and a myriad of other bodily functions.
In this booklet, you’ll notice that some ingredients are bolded – those are what we call epi-nutrients. Epi-nutrients are DNA methylation-supportive compounds found in a variety of whole foods. Some are methylation adaptogens, which promote well-balanced methylation, while others are methyl donors that provide the foundational molecules needed for methylation.
We are thrilled to share these recipes with you and hope that you’ll enjoy them as much as we do! Most are easy to make and lend themselves well to variations, so feel free to make them your own. If you are enjoying our content, you can find more recipes and handy resources on our website or in Dr. Fitzgerald’s book “Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better.”