122 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

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.

    Sponsored|Strain-Specific Probiotics: Latest Evidence & Clinical Applications with Dr. Noelle Patno

    Sponsored|Strain-Specific Probiotics: Latest Evidence & Clinical Applications with Dr. Noelle Patno

    What do we know about using specific probiotics for different health conditions? And is it time to move away from broad-spectrum probiotics and into condition-specific strains? With an explosion of new research on probiotics and a recent change in nomenclature, it’s easy to get confused. In this episode of New Frontiers, I lean on Dr. Noelle Patno’s extensive research knowledge to tease apart the science on probiotics. Dr. Patno holds a PhD in Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition and has designed and monitored clinical trials on microbiome and immune health. Together, we dive into the latest evidence on therapeutic uses of specific probiotic strains, including Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1, for women’s health and other conditions. Dr. Patno also shares excellent pearls on dosing, duration, delivery methods and antibiotic resistance. Many thanks to Noelle and the team at Metagenics for always leading the way and researching interventions. Appreciate you listening, sharing, and commenting, and always, thanks for subscribing. - DrKF

    • 40 min
    Testosterone Therapy: Latest Evidence and Clinical Applications with Dr. Doreen Saltiel

    Testosterone Therapy: Latest Evidence and Clinical Applications with Dr. Doreen Saltiel

    Hormone therapy is still a highly controversial topic, fraught with lots of emotion, fear, and misleading information. And let me tell you: am I glad to be having a deep dive into the literature with my colleague and friend, the very brilliant Dr. Doreen Saltiel from Precision Analytical. She’s been practicing medicine for 40 years and preventative cardiology for more than 25 years. With advanced training in endocrinology as well as metabolic, anti-aging, and nutritional medicine, Dr. Saltiel is a leading expert on male and female hormone health. In this episode of New Frontiers, she brings her talent of dissecting the scientific evidence on testosterone deficiency and shares excellent clinical pearls to guide both physicians and patients in making decisions around hormone therapy. Folks, you’ll want to bookmark this one and save the show notes. Thanks for reading, sharing, and commenting! ~DrKF

    • 43 min
    Role of genetic codes in child behavior with Dr. Danielle Dick

    Role of genetic codes in child behavior with Dr. Danielle Dick

    Folks, in this exciting episode of New Frontiers we touch upon topics very close to my heart – genetics, epigenetics, kids, and why the heck they are so hard to raise! Brilliant professor of psychology and research scientist Dr. Danielle Dick shares guilt-banishing parenting strategies and her incredibly liberating research findings on genetics, temperaments, and child development. As an award-winning expert with over 350 scientific publications, Dr. Dick does an excellent job dispelling some deeply-rooted parenting myths and provides evidence-based approaches to understanding children and supporting their development. I can’t wait to get my hands on her new book The Child Code which contains many awesome resources and practical tips, including questionnaires on children’s temperaments and their genetically-influenced dispositions. To all the parents and caregivers out there – this one’s for you! Please share and leave a review to let me know what you think! ~ DrKF

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Psychedelics: Latest Research & Clinical Applications with Dr. Anthony Bossis

    Psychedelics: Latest Research & Clinical Applications with Dr. Anthony Bossis

    Interest in therapeutic use of psychedelics has grown exponentially in recent years. And with recent studies showing these miraculous molecules help with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, is it any wonder the p-word is on everyone’s lips? In this unique episode of New Frontiers, the fantastic Dr. Austin Perlmutter guest hosts and interviews renowned psychedelics researcher Dr. Anthony Bossis, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU and the NYU Center for Psychedelic Medicine. With decades of experience in psychedelic and palliative care research, Dr. Bossis shares an evidence-based deep dialogue on meaning-making, spirituality, and end-of-life care. Tune in to learn how psilocybin can lower depression, anxiety, and end-of-life suffering, the appropriate intervention steps to avoid “bad trips,” what cancer patients define as their most meaningful experiences – and so, so much more. It’s a podcast packed with powerful insights on the human race’s quest for meaning and finding our true selves in a world full of distractions. Can’t wait to hear what you think! ~DrKF

    • 54 min
    SPONSORED | How to Fix the Vascular Health Crisis: The Endothelial Glycocalyx

    SPONSORED | How to Fix the Vascular Health Crisis: The Endothelial Glycocalyx

    We are living in times of great medical discoveries and advancements and today I am thrilled to talk about a relatively unknown structure: the endothelial glycocalyx (EGX). EGX can profoundly affect overall health – after all, you can’t have healthy organs and tissues if blood vessels are not healthy. Today on New Frontiers, I am joined by Dr. Kristine Burke a board certified family, sports and functional medicine physician and medical director for Help Your Diabetes Sacramento, where we discuss the full breadth of EGX functions and why it’s critical for cardiovascular health and so much more. Dr. Burke shares her exciting clinical experience and impressive findings from her case study series using Arterosil for plaque regression in some of her toughest patients. It’s a fascinating and enlightening conversation, so tune in and get ready to take some notes! Thanks for listening, and your support of New Frontiers. -DrKF

    • 47 min
    Immune Resilience: How the Microbiome Affects Immunity with Romilly Hodges

    Immune Resilience: How the Microbiome Affects Immunity with Romilly Hodges

    With an ongoing pandemic that doesn't abate, is it any wonder immune health is on everyone's mind? As we adapt to these unprecedented times, the interest in supporting immunity has skyrocketed. So, I couldn't wait to interview my dear friend and long-term colleague, Romilly Hodges. With her new book Immune Resilience just out, I'm thrilled to share Romilly's exciting pearls on immune health on New Frontiers. You may know Rom from her time as Nutrition Programs Director at our clinic and her work on our Methylation Diet & Lifestyle program, now known as Younger You. Romilly is all that, and so much more: also a CNS, IFMCP, and vastly published author in several peer-reviewed journals.

    In this very special episode, we discuss the role of the microbiome in infection defense and immune system training, the effects of nature exposure, the ongoing pandemic and immune system development, immune tolerance and micro-exposures, and how sleep affects vaccine efficacy. It’s a lot! Romilly also reveals strategic multifactorial interventions and the power of whole foods over supplements. This research-packed discussion will leave you wanting more – to be continued for sure! As always, thank you for listening and please do leave a comment wherever you hear my voice. - DrKF

    • 1 hr 26 min

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