Have you ever wondered if everything is determined by your genes or if you have some element of control at all? There’s a 50/50 split with all patients sitting in my office; half of them really wish that they could explain all the things that are awry in their life and health through their genes, and the other half are begging for the opportunity to garner more control. The reality is: The truth lies somewhere in the middle. And that’s what we talked about today with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a naturopathic doctor that I was absolutely thrilled to have on my podcast. She has extensive knowledge on the concept of epigenetics; the things we can do to change our predetermined D.N.A. and in this episode, we got into simple hacks that you can use on a daily basis to shift your entrepreneurial mindset, increase your energy, and improve your overall health. You definitely don’t want to miss this one!
[2:05] All about my guest today, Dr. Kara Fitzgerald.
[3:47] Dr. Fitzgerald tells us about her background and how she got where she is today.
[7:46] What Dr. Fitzgerald’s personal mission is what gets her up in the morning every day.
[9:50] What is Dr. Kara Fitzgerald’s primary focus from a consumer perspective?
[12:10] The interesting case of adults reacting with an immediate hypersensitivity to foods they’ve never reacted to before.
[18:38] What epigenetics is and why we all should care about it.
[24:00] Are there things that we do on a daily basis that we should or shouldn’t do that have a profound effect on the epigenetic environment within your body?
[34:30] Do you think people can do it with diet and lifestyle alone or do they need supplementation?
[38:14] Dr. Kara Fitzgerald recommendations to entrepreneurs to add to their list of habits every day.
[41:33] Dr. Fitzgerald’s initiatives to further explore these concepts and some of the programs she runs with IFM.
[50:21] Dr. Fitzgerald’s Key Performance Indicators.
[56:15] Where to find out more about Dr. Fitzgerald and the initiatives she’s got going on.
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More About Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
Dr. Fitzgerald is on the faculty at IFM, the Institute for Functional Medicine. She’s been teaching functional medicine to both consumers and practitioners for the greater part of her career. Her area of expertise is in epigenetics and also understanding the implications on the microbiome — meaning all the trillions of bacteria that are hanging out in our system.
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