200: In the News: The Truth About Folic Acid as a Prenatal

Date Aired: June 23, 2023 // Guest: Courtney Bursich

Episode Description:

Have you ever looked at the nutritional recommendations for pregnancy and wondered how accurate they are? In this deep dive mini episode, we compare Folic acid and Folate as it relates to recommended health guidelines. Topics covered in this episode:

  • Folate vs Folic Acid
  • Genetics and gene variants DHFR, MTHFR
  • Methylation
  • Bio-individual nutrient needs
  • Genetic capacity for enzyme production
  • Foods highest in Folate
  • How to shop for a prenatal vitamin
  • Processed foods and the origin of Folic Acid

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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

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