Episode 81: The Importance of Methylation for Health

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, who unravels the mysterious process of methylation and how our genetics as well as epigenetics play an important role in proper functioning.

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

Kara received her doctor of naturopathic medicine degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Ore. She completed the first Counsel on Naturopathic Medicine-accredited post-doctorate position in nutritional biochemistry and laboratory science at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory (now Genova Diagnostics) under the direction of Richard Lord, PhD. Her residency was completed at Progressive Medical Center, a large, integrative medical practice in Atlanta.

Kara is the lead author and editor of Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine and is a contributing author to Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)’s Textbook for Functional Medicine.

Most recently, with Romilly Hodges, she authored the eBook The Methylation Diet and Lifestyle. Dr. Fitzgerald is actively engaged in clinical research on the methylome using diet and lifestyle interventions in conjunction with Helfgott Research Institute. She is a research clinician for The Institute for Therapeutic Discovery.

Kara is on the faculty at IFM, is an IFM Certified Practitioner and lectures globally on functional medicine. She runs a Functional Medicine Clinic Immersion program for professionals, and maintains a podcast series, New Frontiers in Functional Medicine and an active blog on her website, www.drkarafitzgerald.com. Her clinical practice is in Sandy Hook, Conn.

You can check out her recipes here and see her MDL cookbook here.

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