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142: Bridging the Gap Between Fitness & Medicine l Exploring Precision Medicine with Wild Health

Apr 25, 2022 | Season 3


Dr. Julie Foucher shares her passion of bridging the gap between fitness and medicine to empower individuals to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. She discusses what she believes the CrossFit community is doing right and what they could improve; the importance of avoiding overtraining and the use of Heart Rate Variability testing; the role of genetics in creating a personalized health plan; her top biohacks for supporting recovery; and how Wild Health is using precision medicine to help patients achieve optimal health.

Dr. Julie Foucher is a board-certified family physician and has completed her coursework through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Biomedical Engineering and completed her medical school and residency training at the Cleveland Clinic. Julie also holds a Master’s in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and has completed the Integrative Medicine in Residency curriculum through the University of Arizona. Julie competed in the CrossFit games from 2010-2015 where she consistently finished among the top 5 women with two podium finishes. She continues to do CrossFit for health & longevity and hosts a popular health & fitness podcast called Pursuing Health. 


0:51 Welcome to the show!

3:36 Dr. Julie Foucher’s bio

4:30 Welcome Julie to the show!

6:03 What drew her to Crossfit

8:26 What is the community doing really well?

11:52 How we avoid overtraining during exercise

13:57 Using HRV to determine training intensity

15:22 Her preference for recovery trackers

16:14 How Precision Medicine is unique

18:16 Combining labs, wearables & genetics

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23:08 Personalization as a motivation factor

24:43 Renee’s story about CrossFit & Keto

27:12 Using genetic SNPs to motivate clients

28:12 How much are genetics playing a role?

29:21 Lifestyle factors to improve insulin resistance

32:15 Biomarkers & Labs for women in burnout

33:47 Her favorite biohacks for recovery

35:09 Neurofeedback for recovery

37:13 Using genetics to your advantage

42:05 Personalization Empowermnent to reduce stress & shame

43:44 Wild Health’s Functional Medicine Training

46:12 Making changes is simple, not easy

47:15 The Wild Health health coaching journey

48:49 Creating your health team

50:38 Wild Health discount – BABES10

51:11 Her final piece of advice

52:29 Where you can find her

52:52 Thanks for tuning in!

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