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Functional Assessment and Clinical Solutions For Managing Allergies, Dermatitis, and Food Reactions Part 2

Date:   August 25, 2015 

Summary:

In the this third episode of the relaunch of our popular interviews with the most well-known leaders in health care today, Dr. Sarah LoBisco interviews Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, an internationally known and leading expert on allergies, food sensitivities, eczema, and functional lab testing.


In this podcast, you will learn:

  • Shocking statistics on the prevalence of allergies and atopic disorders
  • A review of the four types of hypersensitivity reactions and the clinical relevance of knowing each one
  • Information on clinical presentations of allergies and how to tailor treatment for each individual
  • The importance of the 5R approach and gastrointestinal health for treating allergic reactions
  • Testing and caveats for allergies and sensitivities including the controversy with IgG testing, when to test for IgE responses, IgG testing verse IgG4 testing, cross reaction testing, DAO and histamine measurements including accounting for Histamine N-methyltransferase, C3d testing and Dr. Fitzgerald’s latest small trial
  • A genetic mutation you probably don’t know about that can be a practice changer in refractory dermatitis and how to test and how to treat eczema and allergic skin conditions
  • Dr. Fitzgerald’s favorite treatments which include: removing food sensitivities, addressing gut permeability, supplements for early symptom relief, and fish oils
  • The link between acid blockers and allergies
  • And more….

Fun Facts to Listen For:

  • The link between IgG4 and IgE and eosinophilic esophagitis
  • The link between carotid intima thickness and food sensitivities!
  • Dr. Fitzgerald’s favorite component in GI Revive

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Bio:
kara fitzgerald
Kara Fitzgerald ND

KARA FITZGERALD, ND, received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed the first CNME (Council of Naturopathic Medical Education)-accredited post-doctorate position in nutritional biochemistry and laboratory science at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory (now Genova) under the direction of Richard Lord, Ph.D. Her residency was completed at Progressive Medical Center, a large, integrative medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Fitzgerald is a lead author and co-editor with J. Alexander Bralley, Ph.D. of The Metametrix Institute’s Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine, a contributing author to Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine’s updated Textbook for Functional Medicine. She has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. One of her most recent articles is a case report on the efficacy of the functional medicine in addressing diabetes which was written with Dr. Hyman and Kathie Swift and published July 2015 in the Journal of Obesity and Metabolic Research. Dr. Fitzgerald lectures globally on functional medicine, in India, Hong Kong and the UK. She is on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She was formerly on faculty at University of Bridgeport in the School of Human Nutrition and the School of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a clinician researcher for The Institute for Therapeutic Discovery and maintains a private practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

Dr. Fitzgerald also shares her latest clinical pearls and insights for clinicians and patients in her monthly blog and podcast which can be found at drkarafitzgerald.com.

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Topic : Functional Assessment and Clinical Solutions For Managing Allergies, Dermatitis, and Food Reactions Part 2

With : Hosted by Kara Fitzgerald, ND

Time & Date : August 25, 2015

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FXMED Podcast Download

Topic : Functional Assessment and Clinical Solutions For Managing Allergies, Dermatitis, and Food Reactions Part 2

With : Hosted by Kara Fitzgerald, ND

Time & Date : August 25, 2015

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FXMED Podcast Download

Topic : Functional Assessment and Clinical Solutions For Managing Allergies, Dermatitis, and Food Reactions Part 2

With : Hosted by Kara Fitzgerald, ND

Time & Date : August 25, 2015

Please fill out the form below to download this Nutrient Roundtable (If you don't see a form, it means that you have filled one out before, so just click the submit button below!)