Epigenetics 101: How to Remain Energetic & Youthful for a Lifetime with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald




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Dr. Kara shares the cutting-edge research that shows how food, exercise, and mental health can physically slow down (and even reverse) aging, and how those changes are more than skin-deep – they carry all the way through to our DNA.

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald is on a mission to transform the global healthcare model towards one that is focused on a functional medicine approach to disease prevention and optimal wellness.

For the longest time we’ve praised people for having “good genes,” assuming that their factors of health and longevity are beyond our control. But recent studies are showing that our genes are not our destiny. Science is showing that now, more than ever before, we have control over our own longevity.

In this episode, Dr. Kara shares the cutting-edge research that shows how food, exercise, and mental health can physically slow down (and even reverse) aging, and how those changes are more than skin-deep – they carry all the way through to our DNA.

Show Notes:

  • Dr. Fitzgerald's work focuses on optimizing our genetic expression, which helps us each attain our best version of longevity

  • Epigenetics is the "software" that we have some degree of control over, and DNA is our body's hardware that we are given at birth

  • We can't change our chronological age, but we can change our biological age through measures of methylation

  • Youngeryouprogram.com offers Dr. Fitzgerald's program that include biological age testing through True Diagnostics

  • Younger You offers an 8 week program, emphasizing green leafy veggies, eggs, liver, and other methyl-donor foods to help lower your biological age through dietary and lifestyle interventions

  • The Younger You dietary recommendations are keto-leaning and low glycemic, with a recommended 12 hour eating window

  • For pregnancy, folate needs to be dosed in a narrow range, and Dr. Fitzgerald walks readers through proper dosage in her book

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