Dr. Karen Hufnagl, D.C., M.S.

Dr. Karen Hufnagl, D.C., M.S.

Clinical Science Director

Company: CFH.LTD
Specialization: Research, Education
Website: cfh.ltd


  • Dr. Karen Hufnagl, DC, MS is a Functional Medicine Physician and the Founder of In Avanti Health – a private medical practice where she specializes in helping people get to the root cause of thyroid and hormone imbalances, gut/digestive issues, stubborn weight, and fatigue. Using the most cutting-edge, science-based testing to diagnose and personalize a treatment plan, she employs holistic, evidence-based strategies to consistently achieve successful outcomes.

    As the Functional Medicine Doctor for one of the premier Crossfit gyms in the United States, she is also dedicated to helping athletes reduce pain and inflammation, maximize their recovery and performance, and reach new heights in their athletic pursuits.

    She combines more than 17 years of study and practice in functional and alternative medicine with her review of emerging research on cannabinoid medicine, the endocannabinoid system and her clinical experience using full spectrum hemp oil to serve as the Clinical Science Director for CFH, Ltd.

    Dr. Hufnagl’s approach is rooted in her personal journey and triumph over thyroid cancer, numerous hormone imbalances, years of struggling with her weight and pursuit of her own athletic endeavors. She holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West and a Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. She continues with ongoing post-doctorate training and certifications, including functional endocrinology, functional medicine, women’s health, environmental medicine, and functional blood chemistry.

    Dr. Hufnagl will be speaking on two topics:
    A) The endocannabinoid system, CBD, and how phytocannabinoids work in the body to provide health benefits.
    B) Best practices for the application of CBD and phytocannabinoids in athletes: reducing pain and inflammation, maximizing performance and recovery, replacement of drugs with negative side effects, and ensuring CBD nutraceuticals meet legal requirements for use in sport.

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