“Stress can drive aging forward like gasoline on a fire.” – Dr. Fitzgerald

Can we reverse our biological age and create a healthier life? That is what we explore with the cutting edge research of Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, the author of “Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better“. Based on her research, her study participants reduced their bio age by just over 3 years in only eight weeks! They did this through eating nutritious foods and incorporating some lifestyle strategies. Dr. Fitzgerald helps us understand epigenetics, the role of DNA methylation in aging, the future of nutritional epigenetics, and more!

This is a fascinating conversation and you can tune in now and access the show notes at https://thegoodlifecoach.com/178

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WE DISCUSS:

1️⃣ Epigenetics – the science of studying what turns on gene expression.

2️⃣ The way we turn gene expression on and off is through DNA methylation.

3️⃣ How as we age our DNA methylation starts getting “wonky” and how lifestyle management can help.

4️⃣ How bio age is the biggest risk factor for chronic disease.

5️⃣ Her study and how it showed that they could turn back aging by just over 3 years in 8 weeks.

6️⃣ How reversing biological age by just one year would save trillions on healthcare in the US

7️⃣ The studies that show how our ancestors trauma impacts our gene expression.

8️⃣ “Meditation can change our epigenetics towards longevity.” – Dr. Fitzgerald

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald is the first-ever recipient of the 2018 Emerging Leadership Award from the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in recognition of her work on DNA methylation. As a leading voice in the intersection of nutrition, epigenetics, and aging, Dr. Fitzgerald’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Prevention, Fast Company, MSN, Everyday Health, and many more. Receiving her doctorate from 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.  She’s also the author of “Younger You: Reduce your Bio age and Live Longer, Better”.

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