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. Gary Goldman, MD, FACOG, IFMCP
Dr. Goldman graduated from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He attended medical school at the State University of New York/ Stony Brook University where he earned his M.D with Distinction in Research and was elected to the national medical college honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.
He trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital– Weill Medical College of Cornell University serving as Chief Resident in his final year. U.S. News and World Report ranks New York Presbyterian as one of the top five hospitals in the nation. He has served on the Weill –Cornell Medical College Admissions Committee and the Tri-Institutional MD/PhD Admissions Committee of Cornell University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University. Dr. Goldman taught first-year Cornell medical students in their Patients, Medicine, and Society course. He continues to participate in the clinical training of third and fourth-year Cornell medical students in addition to Ob/Gyn residents.
Dr. Goldman is board certified in Ob/Gyn by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG). He is also an IFMCP Certified Practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine.
He has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and books and has lectured widely on various subjects including: Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, Menopause and Laparoscopic Surgery. He currently serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Integrative Practitioner, as well as the Medical Advisory Committee of Thorne Research.
Dr. Goldman has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Castle Connolly Top Doctor, New York Magazine Best Doctors, Patient’s Choice Award, and The Best Doctors in America.