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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
    • 4.8 • 155 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.

    The Future of Healthcare Policies & Advocating for Reform with John Weeks

    The Future of Healthcare Policies & Advocating for Reform with John Weeks

    I had the honor to sit down and chat with a leader in our field regarding public health policy and advocacy, John Weeks. What a tremendous force behind the movement of bringing integrative and functional medicine to the forefront of healthcare – and with his 40 years of insight, it was a gift to get a sit-down to discuss where we are, and where we’re going – and how we can get there together.

    Listen in as we discuss how to create a collaborative and unified vision to light the path for the future of medicine – which will help patients, clinicians, and our entire community. The conversation left me invigorated and inspired and I’m confident it’ll do the same for you. Listen in, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment, review, or shooting us an email. Thanks as always, for the gift of your time. ~DrKF

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Sponsored: The Best Biomarker of Aging: What Clinicans Need to Know

    Sponsored: The Best Biomarker of Aging: What Clinicans Need to Know

    Dr. Joe Raffaele is a busy, brilliant clinician with a successful age management clinic in NYC. This conversation is an update on what we started last year. DNA methylation clocks – where are they now? Telomere biology: the lastest research. Telomere length, immune science, and COVID19: a new, smart hypothesis that CAN be addressed using a systems/functional approach. All this and more, hope you listen, share and comment! ~DrKF

    • 58 min
    Stage IV Cancer: Dr. Patrick Hanaway’s Personal Experience with Functional & Integrative Modalities

    Stage IV Cancer: Dr. Patrick Hanaway’s Personal Experience with Functional & Integrative Modalities

    Is it fair that I say – yet again – that this was one of my best conversations of the year? A deeply personal, honest, scientific, evidence-informed (and pearl-ladened) conversation on cancer and recovery, and completely from the heart. Dr. Patrick Hanaway, MD is a mentor, a colleague, a friend, and an amazing guy. His journey as a leader in functional medicine through stage IV laryngeal cancer and his embrace of a metabolic approach is profound, and something you’re going to want to hear.

    His transformation took him to the Sierra Madres in Mexico to learn indigenous healing approaches from the Mara’akame, and back to his functional and integrative medicine roots exploring the research on using ketogenic and fasting dietary approaches alongside chemotherapy and radiation therapy. He does a fantastic job explaining the mechanisms of a ketogenic diet for cancer and how to support immune resilience through nutritional and herbal interventions.

    Dr. Hanaway is an inspiration always, and especially during the holiday season, and a bright light to me personally. I hope after listening to his profound journey in this podcast, that he is the same to you! Please share, leave us a review and a rating, wherever you listen to New Frontiers. Thank you and enjoy! ~DrKF

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Remediating Environmental Impacts and Optimizing Brain Health with Dr. Tom O’Bryan

    Remediating Environmental Impacts and Optimizing Brain Health with Dr. Tom O’Bryan

    There’s no better person to have on New Frontiers to talk about the underlying mechanisms that activate an immune response than Dr. Tom O’Bryan, a foremost expert in understanding wheat sensitivity and the development of autoimmune conditions and cognitive dysfunction. What a pleasure to talk to! Settle in: this is a great, fun, and informative podcast covering all the way back to Tom’s first exposure to EMF in 1978 to the hundreds of pounds of toxins we are all exposed to daily. We cover brain health (of course!) and Tom shares which labs he uses and why, how to interpret them, and the interventions he’s using to help fix his patients’ brains. Clinicians: you’re sure to grasp great insight to share with your patients, and we (practitioners or not!) can all learn A TON about food sensitivity and autoimmunity with this master teacher and clinician.

    • 58 min
    Dr. Mark Pimentel Presents New Perspectives on SIBO and IBS

    Dr. Mark Pimentel Presents New Perspectives on SIBO and IBS

    Dr. Mark Pimentel. We all know him as the clinician/scientist who understands the varied pathogenic underpinnings of IBS/SIBO/IMO. In my recent conversation with him, we cover the definition of terms, causes, when to use a stool test. We discuss the Pimentel low fermentation diet, intervention (including botanicals), and diagnosing hydrogen sulfide (a test is coming soon, but wasn’t available at time of recording). Probiotics: any utility? Elemental diet, and so much more. Grateful to have Dr. Pimentel on the podcast, and know you will benefit from this insightful convo. Thanks for listening, please leave a review if you can! ~DrKF

    • 58 min
    Sponsored: In Pursuit of Best Practice for Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT)

    Sponsored: In Pursuit of Best Practice for Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT)

    As a functional medicine clinician and scientist, I absolutely appreciate the deep literature dives my colleagues take. When they come up for air, there is a synthesized body of knowledge that is riveting, satisfying to listen to, trust-worthy and, most importantly, practice-changing. Such was my conversation on all things menopausal hormone therapy with Dr. Doreen Saltiel, currently consulting for Precision Analytical (they’re lucky to have her). She spent the bulk of her impressive career as an interventional cardiologist (although confesses she wanted to go into OBGYN) and jumped into integrative and functional medicine after her own “ah-ha” healing journey, involving hormone replacement therapy, relatively early on in her life. The first solid debunking Doreen provides are the findings from WHI. IT’S TIME these ideas are PUT TO BED. I asked Dr. S about the political backstory for the WHI debacle – it’s a good listen, and like me, you’ll probably want to read more. We then dive into the solid body of evidence for transdermal estradiol, oral progesterone. We discuss compounding, dosing, testing, addressing metabolites … and SO MUCH MORE. Keep a pen or your phone handy for note-taking, there’s tons of info in this podcast. Thanks as always, to Precision Analytical, creators of the DUTCH test, for bringing Dr. Saltiel to our listeners. She’s incredible! Please share New Frontiers with your network, and if you would be so kind, leave us a comment and review wherever you listen. As always, thank you listening! ~DrKF

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

annetteprice ,

Great conversation with Dr. Pimentel

So nice to be able to keep up with the latest SIBO research.

christy f strouse ,

Love this podcast

As a dietitian in functional medicine, I really rely on the info provided by you and the speakers. And I also just appreciate your voice. That sound weird, but with so many podcasts out there, and so many egos, I can tell you are kind, legit and evidence-based

rgcarey ,

Great clinically relevant content

I have been listening to Dr Fitzgerald’s podcast for over a year now. I am a gastroenterologist and certified nutrition clinician. I always learn something new and love how clinically relevant the topics are. Dr Fitzgerald does a great job on blending naturopaths/functional medicine and the latest from conventional doctors to keep me on the cutting edge. Keep up the great work!!

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