190: Man’s Best Microbiome Buddy—How Dogs Benefit Our Gut Health

Date Aired: May 19, 2023 // Guest: Courtney Bursich

Episode Description:

Ever wondered if your pet contributes to your health? This episode reviews data that evaluates children from households with pets versus those without. Included in this discussion, we look at the impact of pets on our immune system and the prevalence of allergies in our modern day life.
Other details in this conversation:

  • Children who grow up in households with dogs have a lower risk for developing autoimmune illnesses like asthma and allergies.
  • Children born by Caesarean Section (CS) in the absence of household pets, reported a twofold higher risk of obesity at the age of 2 in CS-delivered infants compared to those born vaginally.

Microbiome Journal Article: bit.ly/pet-microbiome
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More About The Guest

Courtney Bursich
Courtney Bursich is an AADP Board Certified Health Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner.  She has an obsession with knowing the body and finding the best ways to beat disease and live our best lives. After having her two daughters, she found herself burned out and tired of the modern-day approach to healthcare and the limiting mindset of “diet” culture. 

She began a personal quest to learn and help educate as many people as possible to improve the lives of those around her. In 2017 Courtney started a health coaching business to help individuals discover their best health potential.

The Health Institute

The Health Institute was founded by Dr. Josh Axe to teach the ancient principles of health to the modern world. Our mission is to empower every individual to transform their mind and body through time-tested practices and protocols that have helped people heal for thousands of years.