We leverage nutrition and lifestyle tools to help couples take control of their fertility and optimize the health trajectory of their children.
As professional women who wanted to pursue both a successful career and a successful family life, we found the current fertility solutions to be woefully inadequate. Despite the many offerings, this area remains far underserved; many of the current solutions are invasive, expensive or ineffective.
With background in nutrition and functional medicine, we knew there was a better way to approach conception and pregnancy. We wanted to build this better way for couples to navigate the pregnancy and parenthood process, utilizing natural, holistic and scientifically validated tools.
Our approach to conception is completely distinct from many existing solutions because our premises are fundamentally different.
Our view on the latest fertility science:
Overall health & wellness is the biggest predictor of fertility, not age
Egg health is modifiable through diet and lifestyle; it is not static
It takes ~90 days to begin to see improvements in egg health & sperm health parameters (the approximate amount of time it takes for final egg maturation and sperm production)
Our view on the most effective approach to getting pregnant:
Conception is a couple’s journey, not only a woman’s responsibility
To get optimal results, you should prepare for pregnancy like you prepare for a wedding - many months in advance and with a lot of forethought and planning
You can apply a systematic approach to getting pregnant to increase the probability of conception on your terms and on your timeline
In essence, we believe that our bodies were designed to conceive easily, but our modern day environment was not designed to support easy conception. Therefore, we have to upgrade our environment (diet and lifestyle) to upgrade our fertility.
Preparing for pregnancy in advance is your best strategy to get pregnant on your terms and on your timeline.
We leverage targeted nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle practices to optimally support you and your partner along the fertility and pregnancy journey.
We leverage the latest, cutting edge science in egg health, mitochondrial support and functional medicine to create and adapt our products.
We believe that collaboration supports conception - collaborate with us, collaborate with your partner and collaborate with other women in the Xandara community.
Alexandria DeVito, CNS
Founder and CEO
Alexandria DeVito, CNS, is a functional nutritionist who specializes in fertility health.
Prior to founding Xandara, Alexandria spent a decade in the corporate world - first in investment banking at Merrill Lynch and then in management consulting at McKinsey & Company.
Alexandria holds a Master of Science in Nutrition from University of Bridgeport and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She also holds certifications as a registered yoga teacher and personal trainer. Alexandria also holds the distinction of being an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, one of ~1000 certified practitioners globally.
Her unique combination of business and clinical experience allows her to approach fertility & pregnancy with a completely new perspective and to craft proactive & effective solutions for the modern professional couple.
Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP
Dr. Fitzgerald received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed the first CNME-accredited post-doctorate position in nutritional biochemistry and laboratory science at Metametrix (now Genova) Clinical Laboratory under the direction of Richard Lord, Ph.D.
Her residency was completed at Progressive Medical Center, a large, integrative medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Fitzgerald is lead author and editor of Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine, a contributing author to Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine’s updated Textbook for Functional Medicine.
She has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Fitzgerald is 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.
Dr. Sarah Rahal, MD
Dr. Rahal received her medical doctorate from New York Medical College. She subsequently completed her residency and fellowship at Columbia University. Dr. Rahal has also completed additional training in functional medicine.
Dr. Rahal is currently the founder and CEO of Rahal Biosciences. Prior to this, she was in private academic medical practice for over a decade, most recently as Assistant Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics at Mt. Sinai in NY.
Dr. Rahal holds dual board certifications in both adult and pediatric neurology as well as headache medicine. She is also a licensed medical acupuncturist.