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April 22, 2023

Causes of Biological Aging and The Connection To Women’s Health

with podcast guest

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald


Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP is a naturopathic doctor and a leading voice in the intersection of nutrition, epigenetics, and aging. She is the author of the new book Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better and she was the first-ever recipient of the 2018 Emerging Leadership Award from the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in recognition of her work on DNA methylation. Receiving her doctorate from the National University of Natural Medicine, she is on the faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and is an IFM Certified Practitioner with a clinical practice in Newtown, Connecticut.

In this episode, we talk about biological aging versus conventional aging, how it relates to women’s health, Kara’s unique journey to motherhood at age 50, why we should be focusing on healthspan instead of lifespan, and so much more!

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  • Kara’s journey from punk musician to naturopathic doctor
  • Kara’s decision to become a mother for the first time at age 50
  • What Kara loves about being an older parent
  • Improving our healthspan, not just our lifespan
  • Changing the paradigm when it comes to quality of life as we age
  • The radical act of being healthy
  • Chronological age versus biological age
  • Our choices influence our health in a profound way
  • How DNA methylation is used as a measure of biological aging
  • The incredible effects of the Younger You interventions on biological age
  • Why we would want to reverse our biological age
  • Changes in epigenetic expression throughout the different stages of our lives
  • Kara’s recommendations for eating for your genes and the Younger You protocol
  • Understanding how trauma can impact biological aging and what to do about it
  • Lifestyle changes that can help to improve your gene expression patterns


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