Episode 255

The Wild and Crazy Science on How to Age in Reverse

With Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

It’s true: getting older is inevitable and our chronological age can only move in one direction. But we also have a biological age, which scientists can measure by assessing how our genes are expressed through epigenetics.

This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, I sat down with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald to talk about the exciting new research that shows that our biological age can actually move in reverse and her groundbreaking, clinical trial that proved it’s possible.

Dr. Fitzgerald received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and is the host of New Frontiers in Functional Medicine podcast. Dr. Fitzgerald is also on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She regularly lectures internationally for several organizations and is in private practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Her study Potential Reversal of Epigenetic Age Using a Diet and Lifestyle Intervention: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial is the first of its kind to show biological age reversal in humans.

Also mentioned in this episode:

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)30041-8/fulltext

For more on Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, be sure to follow her on Instagram @drkarafitzgerald, on Facebook @drkarafitzgerald, on Twitter @kfitzgeraldnd, on YouTube @karafitzgeraldnd, and through her website www.drkarafitzgerald.com. Get her book, Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better at https://youngeryouprogram.com/book/. Check out her podcast, New Frontiers in Functional Medicine at https://www.drkarafitzgerald.com/fxmed-podcast/.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. The top three things you can do to age in reverse  
    (6:56)
  2. Why stress is one of the biggest drives of aging
    (8:43)
  3. How much of our genes are set in stone and how much are variable
    (13:17)
  4. How epigenetics are involved in cellular aging
    (18:58)
  5. DNA methylation and how it powerfully influences epigenetic expression
    (22:03)
  6. Zombie cells and aging
    (32:35)
  7. What we can learn from the centenarians of Sardinia
    (41:33)
  8. Biological age vs. chronological age
    (45:56)
  9. Dr. Fitzgerald’s study for aging in reverse, and the protocol followed by the participants
    (50:41)
  10. How trauma can impact genetic expression  
    (1:15:34)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and is the host of New Frontiers in Functional Medicine podcast. Dr. Fitzgerald is also on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She regularly lectures internationally for several organizations and is in private practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Her study Potential Reversal of Epigenetic Age Using a Diet and Lifestyle Intervention: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial is the first of its kind to show biological age reversal in humans.

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