Guest: Dr. Ben Lynch
It finally happened.
One of the most suggested guest EVER — Dr. Ben Lynch — made his first appearance on the podcast this week. And he crushed it!
The big reason why he hadn’t been on the show before was the fact that I had no idea what MTHFR was. I had seen and heard it come up before, but never took the time to study it.
The general consensus on the MTHFR topic is that it’s too complex for the lay person to understand. So I made it my personal mission to help Dr. Lynch break it down in a way that everyone could understand. I think we did a darn good job, too!
Here are Katey the Assistant’s show notes:
5:35 – Folate: the backbone of numerous key reactions in your body.
7:54 – Sean tries to say “methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase”.
8:27 – A MTHFR football analogy to help you get it.
11:20 – You need THIS for activated folate.
12:51 – MTHFR gene mutation: who, what and why.
14:45 – How Dr. Lynch found out about his own MTHFR gene mutation.
15:42 – Hold up! A quick MTHFR review.
16:51 – More factors that affect your ability to make methylfolate.
18:51 – How to test for nutrient deficiencies … and why.
21:30 – The MTHFR test and Dr. Lynch’s gene testing disclaimer.
22:40 – MTHFR and reproduction: knowledge is power.
25:15 – The methylfolate B12 connection for methylation.
28:25 – The problem with folic acid supplementation.
30:35 – Specific issues in your kids that might be caused by MTHFR.
34:00 – Pregnancy, doctors and the folic acid myth.
36:20 – Pharmaceutical drugs and the impact on folate.
38:00 – All about B12. A must-hear!
42:00 – Your diet’s role in methylation.
44:50 – Exactly what to do, eat and take to improve methylation.
51:04 – Methylation, estrogen and cancer risk.
53:00 – Get your FREE MTHFR report!