Dr. Kara Fitzgerald | What Functional Medicine Can Offer in the COVID-19 Fight


Our latest talk featured functional medicine expert Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, who came to us to shine a light on what functional medicine can teach us during the fight against coronavirus.

This illuminating discussion touched a number of topics, and we highly recommend you set aside some time to watch the whole thing.

Conversation Guide:

  • How did we get here? Where did we go wrong? (6:10)
  • What have you been doing to research how functional medicine can help during this crisis? (10:00)
  • Is it too late to take functional medicine interventions if you have some of these comorbidities? (12:40)
  • Dr. Fitzgerald’s favorite anti-inflammatory foods (14:35)
  • Could you explain the cytokine storm is, how it happens, and how can we treat it? (18:45)
  • Explaining berberine (25:01)
  • The importance of testing at this moment (26:35)
  • Explaining antibody testing (32:20)
  • What can we learn from traditional Chinese medicine when fighting COVID-19? (35:55)
  • Dr. Fitzgerald’s take on masks (51:00)
  • What does life look like for the next few years? (54:30)
  • Any thoughts if this could be worse if it comes back in the fall or winter? (55:37)
  • What factors are you considering when trying to predict how long this will go on for? (57:00)
  • Is there a role here for vitamin C? (58:25)
  • What sources of information do you suggest folks follow on information about COVID? (1:00:30)
  • What has made you smile recently? (1:03:50)

Resources mentioned:

For updates from Dr. Fitzgerald

You can also listen to this interview on Spotify and iTunes.

The interview was originally recorded on April 15, 2020.

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