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Kara Fitzgerald, ND

Kara Fitzgerald, ND

IFM Certified Practitioner IFM Certified Practitioner

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald is actively engaged in clinical research on epigenetics and longevity using a diet and lifestyle intervention developed in her research and practice. Her first clinical study, which found potential bioage-reversing effects of an eight-week DNA methylation–supportive diet and lifestyle in middle-aged men, was published April 12, 2021, in the journal Aging. Now, her latest study, published March 22, 2023, in the same journal, suggests that similar results are possible in middle-aged women.

With the Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Fitzgerald is actively engaged in clinical research and peer-reviewed publications on the DNA methylome using targeted diet and lifestyle practices. She has published a consumer book titled Younger You as well as a companion cookbook, Better Broths and Healing Tonics, and offers Younger You Programs based on the study.

Kara Fitzgerald, ND, received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed the first Council on Naturopathic Medicine–accredited post-doctorate position in nutritional biochemistry and laboratory science at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory under the direction of Richard Lord, PhD. Her residency was completed at Progressive Medical Center, a large, integrative medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Fitzgerald 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’s Textbook of Functional Medicine.

Dr. Fitzgerald is on the faculty at IFM, is an IFM Certified Practitioner, and lectures globally on functional medicine, longevity, and epigenetics to practitioners and consumers. She maintains an award-nominated podcast series, New Frontiers in Functional Medicine, and an active blog on her website, www.drkarafitzgerald.com. Her clinical practice is in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.