83 episodes

Welcome to New Frontiers in Functional Medicine™. Each month, I interview the best minds in Functional Medicine. Expect thought provoking ideas, new research, lots of clinical pearls for practitioners and step-change information for consumers and patients. I hope you join us. Don’t hesitate to email me with ideas for future podcasts.

New Frontiers in Functional Medicine Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9, 16 Ratings

Welcome to New Frontiers in Functional Medicine™. Each month, I interview the best minds in Functional Medicine. Expect thought provoking ideas, new research, lots of clinical pearls for practitioners and step-change information for consumers and patients. I hope you join us. Don’t hesitate to email me with ideas for future podcasts.

    Episode 83: SPONSORED | Ultimate Metabolomics Panel for Clinicians with Dr. Betsy Redmond

    Episode 83: SPONSORED | Ultimate Metabolomics Panel for Clinicians with Dr. Betsy Redmond

    Many of us have been using organic acids for decades. I am proud we were early adopters of the “OAT,” as the test is referred to sometimes. Historically, the inspiration for OAT came from inborn errors of metabolism, where a handful of compounds are (still) measured in newborns to rule out severe genetic diseases. Flash forward to the “Omics” revolution; you know, the genome, the epigenome, exposome, microbiome, etc. and we’re way beyond the organic acids of old and onto metabolomic data. For me, it's about time, to be honest. Metabolomics research has been happening for years now, and today I talk with Betsy Redmond, PhD on the ultimate metabolomic panel for clinicians and what it might look like. What we can see, what the research shows us, and how we can use it in practice (both busy clinicians wanting easy interpretation, and rabbit hole clinicians who want all of the science). Listen, and leave us a review wherever you find this podcast! ~DrKF

    • 59 min
    The Tapping Solution: A Technique to Lower Cortisol and Reduce Stress with Nick Ortner

    The Tapping Solution: A Technique to Lower Cortisol and Reduce Stress with Nick Ortner

    A nurse wakes in the night in profound anxiety, she can’t breathe, her first panic attack. Her husband is quarantined with COVID19; while she works the frontlines at a large hospital, witnessing what looks like the apocalypse. She begins a series of gentle, EFT Tapping exercises. After three brief rounds, she’s through the panic, able to once again relax.

    Nick Ortner is the CEO of The Tapping Solution, LLC, and my guest today on NFFM. Tapping is such a simple, elegant, immediate solution to the profound anxiety that comes with the out-of-control stress, fear and economic panic intrinsic in the COVID pandemic. With the Tapping Solution app (full access is available to healthcare providers for free), we can ground ourselves as needed. And for the data hounds among us (yes, that would be me); the app is tracking outcome. Over 1.5 million sessions have been conducted using the app. Regarding COVID19 specific exercises, Nick reports a couple of things: 1. Stress is at an all-time high 2. There is a daily average 45% reduction in the experience of stress after TAP exercises. You will enjoy this in-depth interview with Nick, and takeaway immediate tools to put to use for yourself and your patients. Let me know what you think, and please rate and review wherever you’re listening to New Frontiers.~DrKF

    • 34 min
    Episode 81: Sponsored | Optimizing Metabolism by Fueling the Microbiome with Dr. Alex Vasquez

    Episode 81: Sponsored | Optimizing Metabolism by Fueling the Microbiome with Dr. Alex Vasquez

    Dr. Alex Vasquez has been teaching clinicians, publishing articles, books, and also edits his own journal – for decades. If you know Alex, you know he’s a bright light – highly regarded in our field. You may also know he’s struggled with a “tough gut” for years; in fact, this is what brought him to integrative medicine. From our years teaching together, I know Dr. V is diligent – profoundly committed, actually – to trying/vetting/evolving integrative protocols for gut health (botanicals, diets, pharma, fiber combinations, gentle, aggressive), often receiving small measure of benefit. He’s used various protocols with his patients, case studies he often generously shares when teaching.

    But here’s the thing: when Dr. Vasquez says he experimented for a long time on himself, creating and tweaking, over and over, a fiber-centric product that resolved his gut issues, we shut up and listen, do we not? So that’s what this podcast is about: talking about a wonder product, designed primarily by Dr. Alex Vasquez, that will likely revolutionize our approach to treating tough guts (think refractory SIBO, dysbiosis, inflammation, permeability, etc). Furthermore, it looks like this program will balance metabolic irregularities and address weight loss resistance – all very exciting! I had a great conversation with Dr. Vasquez on the origin and design, and science behind this new intervention. I would LOVE to hear how you like it, what kind of results you’re getting, and if you decide to try it on your TOUGH gut patients. Listen and learn from Dr. V, and please share with your colleagues, and leave a review wherever you listen to New Frontiers. ~DrKF

    • 54 min
    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for COVID-19 with Dr. John Chen

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for COVID-19 with Dr. John Chen

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is used in all settings in China for COVID19, with preliminary outcome data very, very strong. Indeed, outcome data using TCM for prevention and treatment of SARS Cov1 was equally strong. Listen to one of the most important and timely conversations I’ve had to date on New Frontiers with Dr. John Chen, one of the world’s leading experts in TCM (with western pharma training).

    Framing TCM in language clear for the Western-trained clinician, and translating the early descriptive language, Dr. Chen (author of the seminal textbooks used in all the TCM training programs in the US) is actively following TCM in China, and shares his experience, insight, and observations with all of us. An incredible, and timely, conversation, worthy of your utmost attention. ~DrKF

    Dr. Chen, author of the seminal textbooks used in all the TCM training programs in the US is actively following TCM in China

    • 53 min
    Episode 79: How The Wahls Protocol came to be, How to Launch Your Own Clinical Research Trial

    Episode 79: How The Wahls Protocol came to be, How to Launch Your Own Clinical Research Trial

    We are all familiar with the Wahls Protocol. But how about the story behind the protocol? Did you know, for instance, that her director at U of Iowa (Terry is a clinician researcher) told her to write up herself as a case report? That was the first step. Her “N of 1”; then she wrote up a case series. Then she received a small grant and product for a slightly larger study. Then a million dollars. And now she’s heading into her largest study to date (yes, you will be able to refer patients). Listen to our New Frontiers conversation on how YOU as an FxMed clinician can contribute to the body of research demonstrating that: What. We. Do. Works.

    Terry and I also talk about behavioral change as THE MOST Important piece of the change journey. Hear how she supports it. This was by FAR one of my most treasured convos this year, and I appreciate you listening, commenting, giving us a 5-star review pretty please, and sharing with your colleagues! ~DrKF

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 78: SPONSORED: Clinically Effective Applications for SIBO, SIFO, and Dysbiosis

    Episode 78: SPONSORED: Clinically Effective Applications for SIBO, SIFO, and Dysbiosis

    Dr. Jocelyn Strand is the Director of Clinical Education at Bio-Botanical AND a great clinician herself. Prepare yourself: this is a very actionable podcast for clinicians using bioB. And for me, a huge pearl on refractory SIBO was unaddressed oral microbiome! In this episode of New Frontiers, learn how Dr. S addresses sibo using BB products. To test or not to test? And the underlying pathophysiology: tune in and listen to current thinking from a great clinician – she’s got to say and you’re going to learn a lot. Then, if you would be so kind, please leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to New Frontiers! I so appreciate your time and ears – thanks for listening! ~DrKF

    • 55 min

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Amazing podcast!

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Fantastic Podcast

I can't remember how I found Dr. Fitzgerald but I'm so happy I did becuase I've learned so much from her podcast. For any practitioner interested in Functional or Integrative medicine, it's a must. Thank you Dr. Fitzgerald!

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