Fine-Tuning Patient Wellness Through Epigenetics and Methylation

Presenter: Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM PT (2:00 PM ET)


Aberrant DNA methylation patterns underlie disease and aging. While some DNA methylation marks are durable and not subject to environmental influence, in many other biological areas, DNA methylation is malleable, which unlocks the opportunity for epigenetic impact—modifying gene expression. In this MAPS talk, Dr. Kara Fitzgerald shares vanguard research and pragmatic clinical insights on the modifiable nutrition-related and lifestyle factors that can either negatively or positively influence the methylome and, therefore, the health and longevity of patients.

Presenter Bio:


Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP
Physician, Clinic Director; Faculty Member, Institute for Functional Medicine

Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP received her doctor of naturopathic medicine degree from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed the first Counsel on Naturopathic Medicine-accredited postdoctorate position in nutritional biochemistry and laboratory science at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory (now Genova Diagnostics) 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. Most recently, with Romilly Hodges, she coauthored the eBook Methylation Diet and Lifestyle. Dr. Fitzgerald has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and lectures globally on Functional Medicine. Dr. Fitzgerald is an IFM faculty member and an IFM Certified Practitioner. She is also a clinician researcher for The Institute for Therapeutic Discovery. Dr. Fitzgerald runs a Clinical Development Program for professionals and maintains an active blog and podcast series on her website, Her clinical practice is in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

Register Now

Metagenics Institute is a trusted, peer-to-peer, evidence-based educational resource for nutrition and personalized medicine. At Metagenics Institute, we translate credible research with scientific integrity into innovative and actionable clinical decision-making. Metagenics Institute supports a diverse practitioner base to optimize patient outcomes by shifting existing paradigms in healthcare. Our mission is to transform healthcare by inspiring and educating practitioners, and their patients, about personalized lifestyle medicine.

Sponsored by
© 2021 Metagenics Institute. All Rights Reserved