DiscoverThe Ultimate Health Podcast517: How to Reduce Your Biological Age & Live Longer | Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
517: How to Reduce Your Biological Age & Live Longer | Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

517: How to Reduce Your Biological Age & Live Longer | Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

Update: 2023-01-241


Watch the full video interview on YouTube here:

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald (IG: @drkarafitzgerald) is engaged in clinical research on DNA methylation using a diet and lifestyle intervention developed in her virtual and in-person Functional Medicine clinic.

She is the author of Younger You. This ground-breaking book details an 8-week study that resulted in a 3-year reversal of biological aging and the step-by-step program that will help you live better and longer.

At the end of this conversation you’re going to have a good idea of what you need to do to start aging backwards - you don't want to miss it!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is methylation + why it matters
  • DNA methylation controls gene expression
  • B12 and folate influence DNA methylation
  • The difference between folate vs. folic acid
  • Avoiding folate overload
  • The top methyl-donor foods
  • Eating to reverse your biological age
  • What are methylation adaptogens?
  • Lactobacillus supports the production of folate
  • Ketones influence gene expression
  • Methylation testing recommendations
  • The Mediterranean diet vs. the methylation diet for age reversal
  • Comparing the age reversal study in men vs. women
  • Who benefits from the Younger You Program?
  • The evolution from Kara's initial study to study 2
  • Vitamin D deficiency accelerates biological aging
  • The Younger You Program has a vegetarian/vegan option
  • Exercise has a massive influence on DNA methylation
  • How much exercise do you need per week for longevity?
  • Poor sleep is aging you
  • The impact of stress on aging
  • A meditation practice can reverse your biological age
  • 8 weeks to a Younger You!

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Related links:

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald - Younger You (book)

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald's website

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Listen to Dr. Kara Fitzgerald previously on TUHP (episode #122)

New Frontiers in Functional Medicine Podcast

Bio-Age Lab Test Package

FREE Biological Age Self-Assessment Quiz

Listen or watch Dr. Jeffrey Bland previously on TUHP (episode #481)

Dr. Jeffrey Bland (books)

Dr. Herbert Benson - The Relaxation Response (book)

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517: How to Reduce Your Biological Age & Live Longer | Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

517: How to Reduce Your Biological Age & Live Longer | Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

Jesse Chappus Interviews Dr. Kara Fitzgerald