Romilly Hodges, CNS CKNS CDN IFMCP

Programs Director

Romilly Hodges

Romilly Hodges, CNS CKNS CDN IFMCP mBANT CNHC, is a clinical nutritionist and Programs Director for Dr. Kara Fitzgerald.

Romilly has written peer-reviewed publications, book contributions and many online articles. She is the author of the book Immune Resilience; The Breakthrough Plan to Protect Your Body and Fight Disease published in 2022 by Avery, a division of Penguin Random House. She has contributed to professional training courses and supervised practice programs for functional medicine and nutrition professionals. Romilly has also worked in clinical research, including designing the study diet for the first-of-its-kind epigenetic diet study run through the National University of Natural Medicine, as well as follow-up clinical research. She currently serves on the Board of the Accreditation Council for Nutrition Professional Education.

We have both the opportunity and responsibility to change the trajectory of chronic disease through targeted, personalized nutrition, lifestyle and environmental interventions.

  • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist (CKNS)
  • Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist by the State of Connecticut (CDN)
  • Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP)
  • Member, British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (mBANT)
  • UK Complementary and Natural Health Council registered (CNHC)
  • Master of Science in Functional Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT
  • Programs Director, Kara Fitzgerald Functional Medicine, Sandy Hook, CT
  • Board Member for the Accreditation Council for Nutrition Professional Education (ACNPE)
  • Researcher, including study diet design, for the clinical trial Methylation Diet & Lifestyle ( Identifier: NCT03472820)


  • Fitzgerald KN, Campbell T, Makarem S, Hodges R. Potential reversal of biological age in women following an 8-week methylation-supportive diet and lifestyle program: a case series. Aging (Albany NY). 2023 Mar 22; 15:1833-1839.
  • Hodges RE, Lamotte AV. Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Vaccine Efficacy in Adults Aged 55 and Older: A Review. Integrative Medicine. 2022;21(4).
  • Romilly Hodges. Immune Resilience: Considering Intermittent Fasting. Integrative and Complementary Therapies. Jun 2022.129-133.
  • Immune Resilience: The Breakthrough Plan to Protect Your Body and Fight Disease Avery, Penguin Random House, Apr 05, 2022. ISBN 9780593330838
  • Fitzgerald KN, Hodges R, Hanes D, et al. Potential reversal of epigenetic age using a diet and lifestyle intervention: a pilot randomized clinical trial. Aging (Albany NY). 2021;13(7):9419-9432.
  • Hodges RE, Minich DM. Modulation of Metabolic Detoxification Pathways Using Foods and Food-Derived Components: A Scientific Review with Clinical Application. J Nutr Metab. 2015;2015:760689.
  • Contributing author to Walker, A. (ed.). 2020. Case Studies in Personalized Nutrition. ISBN 9781848193949
  • Contributing author to Sinatra, S. & Houston, M. (eds). 2015. Nutritional and Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine. ISBN 9781466572263
  • Co-author of Fitzgerald KN, Hodges R. (2016). Methylation Diet and Lifestyle. (n.p).
  • Contributing author to the American Nutrition Association Foundational Ketogenic Nutrition and Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist courses
  • Several articles published on,,, and others
  • Wall Street Journal What to Know Before Resolving to Eat Less Meat January 2020 (interview)

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