How to Slow the Aging Process with Dr.Kara Fitzgerald


How to Slow the Aging Process with Dr.K

In this episode, Dr. Stephanie interviews Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, one of the leading experts and clinical researchers on DNA methylome and its influence on Aging. They do a deep dive on her most recent study and it’s conclusions. They talk about the scientific race towards immortality, funded by billionaire tech giants and large governing bodies. You’ll learn how your genetics can be influenced by your previous generations, and how you can change the direction of your genes. Lifestyle. Diet, and stress management are key factors for a long life, but the science is getting more and more advanced. We wrap up this week’s podcast with a chat about Kara’s recent introduction to motherhood, and her sentimental scientific discovery for non-biological parents like herself. What a great guest to have on the Better show, and we look forward to chatting with her again in the future!

Episode Overview: 

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:45 Epigenetic Definition & Origin
  • 8:00 Cell’s Built-in Age Programming & When we can begin to try to prevent it
  • 14:00 The Power of Nutrition on Genetic Expression from previous generations
  • 23:00 Epigenetics & Hallmarks of Aging
  • 27:30 Accepting Mortality & Pursuing Immortality
  • 44:00 Biological Age Reversal Study Conclusions
  • 50:00 Impacts of Stress Management on Aging
  • 54:30 Methylation & Epinutrients
  • 1:06:00 Kara’s Motherhood Journey
  • 1:13:00 Conclusion


Dr. Kara Fitzgerald Links

Book: Younger You



App: 3yy

ara Fitzgerald

I’m Dr. Stephanie

Part geek, part magic, and all the way passionate about being a well-lived woman.

I want to throw my grandkids in the air in my 70’s. I want to be squatting even more weight than I am now, and putting my OWN luggage in the overhead bin. Sound like weird goals? For me these are just some of the little things that represent a life well-lived.

My health is MY job – I’ll be damned if I rely on luck, ‘good genes’ or a cocktail of drugs that over promise and under deliver.

The Betty Body is my first book-baby, and a collection of what I’ve learned after thousands of clinical hours, hundreds of conversations with the world’s top experts, and most importantly…

This book is an outline of what took ME from “rock-bottom health” at 38, to being my own version of a Betty in my perimenopausal mid 40’s. A woman who is physically strong, full of energy, enjoys mental clarity, great sex and a joyful family life. Is it all roses? Of course not. But I have the stamina and tools to deal with the push and pull of life so that it doesn’t turn into chronic stress.

I want this for you too. Let’s go Bettys!