micronutrients

Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 13 Issue 8

What is it about Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity that we see a disease needing a drug to mitigate the problem versus first looking at the other possible root causes? (Some children do have a genetic or epigenetic condition that is not based on the following discussion.) I asked Dr. Sandy Newmark this question, here is his response: “I read Scattered minds a long time ago and thought it was a fantastic book. I agree with much of what he, and you, say. I do think he has a more of a narrow approach to etiology than I would support. I have many kids with clear ADHD who come from loving homes with 2 parents and little trauma history. There are genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors that are also important in etiology, and I would not want those to be overlooked.”
Well said! This week we look at the this topic as well as the micronutrients magnesium and sodium.
Enjoy,
Dr. M

Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 13 Issue 7

This week we look at the quick hits related to Covid science. This information stream is fading, however, I am still finding some important science worth sharing in the literature. We also look at the disease underpinnings from the perspective of Marty Makary. Finally, we finish up with the micronutrient selenium.

 

Enjoy,

Dr. M

Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #40 Kara Fitzgerald ND – Aging and A Younger You

This weeks guest is Dr. Kara Fitzgerald. What would say if I told you that you can reverse your biological aging process? What would you say to having some control over how you age from a health perspective? You would be all in right! Well I am and Dr. Fitzgerald is our teacher this week.
She received her doctor of naturopathic medicine degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed the first Counsel 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 (IFM)’s Textbook for Functional Medicine. With the Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Fitzgerald is actively engaged in clinical research on the DNA methylome using a diet and lifestyle intervention developed in her practice. The first publication from the study focuses on reversal of biological aging and was published 04-12-2021 in the journal Aging. She has published a book titled Younger You as well as a companion cookbook, Better Broths and Healing Tonics and offers Younger You Programs, based on the study.
Dr. Fitzgerald is on the faculty at IFM, is an IFM Certified Practitioner and lectures globally on functional medicine. She runs a Functional Nutrition Residency program, 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, Connecticut.
This is a podcast that you do not want to miss! This is an amazing discussion on methods to reverse and or stall biological aging.
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Dr. M

Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 13 Issue 4

This week we do a literature review looking at Neurology with specific stops at sleep loss and emotional regulation, APOE4 and Alzheimer’s Disease, memory consolidation with sleep versus wake, gaslighting and more . We also look at potassium as a mineral of necessity. We finish with obesity and Semaglutide.   Enjoy, Dr. M

Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 13 Issue 3

This week we do a literature review looking at epigenetics, exercise, time restricted feeding and the microbiome. We also look at Iron as a mineral of necessity. We finish with a recipe for Polish Beet Soup.

 

Enjoy,

Dr. M