Episode 40

Choline: The Underappreciated Essential Nutrient with Chris Masterjohn PhD


November 12th, 2019

1 hr 10 mins 37 secs

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About this Episode

Chris Masterjohn, PhD currently spends time on nutrition education, conducting independent research and consulting. He has deep and personal experiences with the power of food, movement, and mindfulness to support health and well-being.

• How choline was recognised as an essential nutrient. (6.35)
• Why choline reduces fatty liver. (11.52)
• Dietary sources of choline and its relationship with betaine. (16.31)
• Why the RDI for choline may not be enough. (20.53)
• The relationship between methylation and choline. (24.49)
• How to assess someone’s choline, B12 and folate status. (26.57)
• The importance of choline in pregnancy and infancy. (36.09)
• Teasing out the TMAO controversy. (41.17)
• Optimising folate status: Interpreting testing and intake. (51.10)
• Beyond folate forms: Addressing MTHFR SNPs with creatine, vitamin B2, choline and glycine. (53.45)