Happy Bones, Happy Life

Margie Bissinger

Margie Bissinger is a Physical Therapist and Integrative Health Coach. For nearly twenty years she has devoted herself to helping women with osteoporosis. Margie would love to help you discover your path to the best, healthiest version of yourself. During this podcast series, Margie will share many natural approaches to optimizing and strengthen your bones while at the same time increasing your happiness and reducing your stress. Expect to learn from leading experts on what you can do to make sure you have healthy bones throughout your life. From exercise to nutrition, mental health to happiness, toxins to stress reduction, we bring you on an incredible journey to live your best life! read less
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Osteoporosis FAQs: Answers to Your Common Questions
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Osteoporosis FAQs: Answers to Your Common Questions
I recently hosted a summit on Osteoporosis and bone health and had a Q&A. There were almost 900 questions, and I couldn't answer all of them during that time.    So, I decided to continue answering some of the usual questions I hear all the time. I also talk about my Happy Bones Roadmap to help you in your journey to creating and maintaining strong, healthy bones.   If you are ready to hear the answer to the most common questions I get about Osteoporosis, then you are in the right place.   Thank you for joining me in today's informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!    “When it comes to our bones, it's never too early, and it's never too late. There's always something we can do to improve ourselves.” - Margie Bissinger   In this episode: - [01:04] - Is it still possible to build bone as I age? - [02:28] - Where do you start? - [09:09] - How do I begin exercising safely? - [18:32] - Should post-menopausal women take supplemental collagen? - [26:59] - What are oxalates, and how do they affect bone health? - [31:50] - How can you decrease oxalate content in food? - [33:27] - Does gluten sensitivity cause Osteoporosis? - [35:58] - What is the impact of PPI medications on Osteoporosis?   Resources mentioned - Happy Bones Roadmap - Use Coupon Code SAVE150 for $150 savings - your cost is $47 for a limited time - live classes start February 22nd - https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/the-happy-bones-roadmap-optin-page-1-14099a29-3a00-4c5c-911c-b82f8f459834  - Happy Bones Club - https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/bones-club - See Margie's recommended osteoporosis and bone health supplements - https://us.fullscript.com/plans/mbissinger-osteoporosis-and-bone-health-supplements  - Margie’s Bone Health Q&A Replay - https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/bone-health-qa-replay - MORE Osteoporosis & Bone Health Summit Replay https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/more-natural-approaches-to-osteoporosis-and-bone-health-summit-2-0   More about Margie - Website - https://margiebissinger.com/  - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/p/Margie-Bissinger-MS-PT-CHC-100063542905332/  - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/margiebissinger/?hl=en    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast. *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.
Using Bioidentical Hormones Safely for Osteoporosis With Dr. Felice Gersh
13-02-2024
Using Bioidentical Hormones Safely for Osteoporosis With Dr. Felice Gersh
Today, I have someone who recognizes the unique needs of women, and she's here to answer many of your health questions, specifically about bioidentical hormones and Osteoporosis. She also leaves us with the hope that we can all live longer and healthier lives if we commit to doing what we can for our health.   Dr. Felice L. Gersh is a board-certified OB/GYN and Integrative Medicine healer. As such, she can utilize the most cutting-edge and high-tech diagnostic testing while incorporating science-based therapies, from herbal to surgical, to assist in the healing process.    She is the founder and Medical Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine. Adept in all areas of women’s health, Dr. Gersh is especially renowned for her expertise in female hormones, with a unique specialization in PCOS, the most common endocrine problem faced by women.    If you’re looking for information about bioidentical hormones and women's health, listening to the wisdom of Dr. Gersh is a good starting point.   Thank you for listening to another fabulous episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!    “I want everybody to feel optimistic that there is so much you can do, and there's a whole long lifespan ahead of you if you just make the commitment. And then every day, try to do healthy things to support every organ system and, of course, that vital musculoskeletal system.” - Dr. Felice Gersh   In this episode: - [02:46] - Can bioidentical hormones help a 78-year-old female with Osteoporosis who, for medical reasons, cannot take anabolic and antiresorptive medication? - [07:30] - Is the bioidentical estrogen safe if you have estrogen+ or progesterone+ breast cancer? - [13:56] - Is there any age that's too young to go into hormones? - [21:40] - Practical tips to prevent falls and fractures - [25:47] - If you start bioidentical hormones due to Osteoporosis, are they contraindicated if you have a history of polyps that cause bleeding? - [28:30] - If you have uterine fibroids and Osteopenia, are you not a good candidate for bioidentical hormones? - [33:03] - What test can you take to measure estrogen levels? - [35:20] - How would you know if your doctor is qualified to lead you down the path of bioidentical hormone therapy? - [38:30] - What is the ideal estradiol level? - [42:04] - If you can't find a doctor who understands how thyroid hormones interact with bioidentical sex hormones, what can you do? Would taking herbal teas help? - [46:47] - Are there any issues with taking estrogen when you have fibrous breasts? - [52:18] - After increasing my estrogen dose from one pump to two, I've developed migraines almost every other day. What could be the cause? What are some strategies to manage severe migraines? - [56:26] - Does using estradiol cream help? - [56:40] - When you say take progesterone for 14 days to mimic a menstrual cycle, would that apply to someone who's had a hysterectomy?   Resources mentioned - Free 50-page e-book on Menopause - https://integrativemgi.com/lp/menopause-sos/ - Dr. Felice Gersh's website - https://integrativemgi.com/ - Happy Bones Roadmap - Use coupon code SAVE150 for $100 OFF:  https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/the-happy-bones-roadmap-optin-page-1-14099a29-3a00-4c5c-911c-b82f8f459834 - See Margie's recommended osteoporosis and bone health supplements - https://us.fullscript.com/plans/mbissinger-osteoporosis-and-bone-health-supplements   More about Margie - Website - https://margiebissinger.com/  - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/p/Margie-Bissinger-MS-PT-CHC-100063542905332/  - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/margiebissinger/?hl=en    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast. *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.
Uncovering the Secrets to Longevity With Chris Burres
06-02-2024
Uncovering the Secrets to Longevity With Chris Burres
How long do you want to live? How long do you think people can live?   We all want to live longer. But what is the point of living longer if you don’t look and feel younger or have full mental acuity or purpose?    Wouldn't you want to be fit and active at 80 or even 90 years old doing what you love? That's the essence of longevity–to feel energized, youthful, and in the prime of your life regardless of age.    In the “Uncovering the Secrets to Longevity” Summit, Chris Burres expertly curated a gathering of over 50 thought leaders, including doctors, researchers, genetic testing experts, biohackers, and NY Times bestselling authors, who are revolutionizing our understanding of graceful aging.   Chris is the co-owner of SES Research Inc. and the co-founder of MyVitalC. He is a scientist and an entrepreneur with an intensive knowledge of the science of aging.    Today, he shares his thoughts on longevity and impactful takeaways from the Longevity Summit. This episode is full of tips you can use immediately, so I highly recommend you listen to this informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!    “For me, longevity is living longer with kind of the undertone, which I think maybe a lot of people need the overtone, like the more powerful tone—same mental capacity, same physical capacity.” - Chris Burres   In this episode: - [01:30] - How would you define longevity? - [11:42] - Big takeaways from the Longevity Summit - [15:03] - Tests to understand your current health status - [18:34] - What happens when you have a leaky gut? - [29:20] - Other factors that strongly affect our longevity - [37:43] - What is it about Chris's products that extend life? - [40:16] - Why use this face serum?   Resources and products mentioned - The Happy Bones Club - https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/bones-club - Uncovering the Secrets to Longevity Summit - https://secretstolongevity.byhealthmeans.com/?idev_id=22547 - Products Chris mentioned - https://myvitalc.com/happybones - use coupon code HAPPYBONES for 15% off your purchase. The product I mentioned in the episode that I love is the Skin Reduõ Set.   More about Margie - Website - https://margiebissinger.com/  - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/p/Margie-Bissinger-MS-PT-CHC-100063542905332/  - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/margiebissinger/?hl=en    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast. *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.
What You Need to Know About Osteoporosis Medications With Dr. R. Keith McCormick
30-01-2024
What You Need to Know About Osteoporosis Medications With Dr. R. Keith McCormick
When discussing Osteoporosis treatment, your physician will most likely prescribe some medications. With the different drugs out there, how do you know which one to take? Is it safe if you have other medical conditions? What are the long-term side effects? Which is a better brand? And the list goes on.   Today, I have someone who will answer your questions about Osteoporosis medications to put your mind at ease.   Dr. R. Keith McCormick is a chiropractic physician specializing in the management of patients with osteoporosis. He is the author of the recently released book Great Bones: Taking Control of Your Osteoporosis and The Whole Body Approach to Osteoporosis.    Sports have always played a vital part in Dr. McCormick’s life. He is the former U.S. record holder for the most points scored in a pentathlon competition. Dr. McCormick continues to compete in triathlons of all distances and has completed six Ironman competitions, five of them after recovering from multiple osteoporosis-related fractures.   So, if you have questions about Osteoporosis medications, listen to this informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!    “I always talk about medications as being a short-term solution to a long-term issue. And that is, when you're taking the medications, all that time you're (also) doing things to improve your overall bone health—your diet and supplements, all that.” - Dr. R. Keith McCormick   In this episode: - [02:10] - How long can you stay on Prolia? - [05:31] - How can I prevent the rebound effect from quitting Prolia? - [10:47] - Should I continue using Prolia?  - [12:08] - How long do most people use Prolia? - [13:56] - How to achieve long-term success in your battle with Osteoporosis  - [17:52] - What can I do to prevent the adverse effects of taking teriparatide? - [19:55] - Forteo vs. Tymlos - [21:59] - What are the effects of MGUS, and is there anything we can do about it? - [24:43] - Can I safely quit taking Prolia with my current medical condition? - [26:57] - Will mast cell activation affect your bone health? - [27:36] - I have Osteoporosis and breast cancer. My oncologist prescribed Raloxifene. I'm not sure about taking it. Who do I see for testing and the meds? - [33:42] - I used to take Forteo, then stopped. If I use it again, will it have the same effect as building bone density the first year? - [37:32] - It's important to do these things before taking tests and medications - [42:21] - I'm 74 and have scoliosis. My doctor has recommended I take either Forteo or Prolia. Which drug should I take? - [44:15] - How important is Vitamin K2 to your bone health?   Resources mentioned - The Happy Bones Club - https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/bones-club - Great Bones: Taking Control of Your Osteoporosis - R. Keith McCormick, DC - https://www.osteonaturals.com/product-page/great-bones-taking-control-of-your-osteoporosis - Consult with Dr. McCormick - https://www.osteonaturals.com/consult-osteonaturals   More about Margie - Website - https://margiebissinger.com/  - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/p/Margie-Bissinger-MS-PT-CHC-100063542905332/  - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/margiebissinger/?hl=en    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast. *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.
5 Steps to Achieve Success in Your Osteoporosis Program
23-01-2024
5 Steps to Achieve Success in Your Osteoporosis Program
Having healthy bones is something you must not take for granted. Bones support your body and aid in your balance and movement. So, how do you optimize your bone health?   Minerals are incorporated into our bones during childhood and adolescence. But once we reach 30, our bone density has reached its peak. And as we age, we see a decline in our bone health. However, there are tools and strategies to help us build strong, healthy bones.    Today, I discuss the five positive steps to help you improve bone health and prevent Osteoporosis. The steps I discuss are detailed in the recently concluded Osteoporosis and Bone Health Summit.    If you were unable to join the Summit, I am giving you the recap and an opportunity to access the replay.    Thank you for listening to another informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!    “We want a path forward. You just want to start the moment. We don't need to know the end... You just need to start going; then you can go to the next step and the next.” - Margie Bissinger   In this episode: - [01:02] - Knowledge is power - [02:53] - How to cultivate a victor mindset - [08:17] - Start your morning routine by asking yourself three questions  - [09:40] - Other daily practices to have a fantastic day - [17:31] - Determining the root cause of your Osteoporosis - [25:07] - Exercises to help improve your bone health - [33:17] - Foods and nutrients to nourish your bones - [39:59] - The impact of stress and happiness on your overall health - [44:50] - Recap of the steps to achieving success in your Osteoporosis program   Resources mentioned - Encore Weekend - MORE Natural Approaches to Osteoporosis and Bone Health Summit - https://morebonehealth.byhealthmeans.com/?idev_id=22547   More about Margie - Website - https://margiebissinger.com/  - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/p/Margie-Bissinger-MS-PT-CHC-100063542905332/  - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/margiebissinger/?hl=en    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast. *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.
How to Avoid Overwhelm With An Osteoporosis Diagnosis With Margie Bissinger
16-01-2024
How to Avoid Overwhelm With An Osteoporosis Diagnosis With Margie Bissinger
When you receive news about your health, especially when it's a serious diagnosis like Osteoporosis, you sometimes feel as if everything is spinning. Then, you realize that life will be different moving forward.   Having been diagnosed with a life-altering illness will affect every aspect of your life. You may feel afraid, confused, angry, or overwhelmed.    Every person responds differently to a serious health diagnosis, and each situation is unique. However, there are some strategies you can use to avoid being overwhelmed when you get diagnosed with Osteoporosis.   So join me as I discuss these principles and see how they can change how you view your situation. You may soon realize that your diagnosis is, in fact, an opportunity and a blessing.   Thank you for listening to another informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!    “When you put 100% attention on what you are doing, you just aren't gonna feel overwhelmed because you're so focused on the activity that you're choosing to put your attention on now.” - Margie Bissinger   In this episode: - [01:39] - Choose where you want to put your energy and attention - [02:09] - Learn to say NO and delegate what you don't need to do - [02:59] - How do we know if something is right for us or not? - [06:03] - Put 100% attention on everything you do - [07:24] - Quotes from The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle - [09:09] - Make a decision - [10:53] - Choose progress over perfection - [12:44] - Recap of the principles to overcoming overwhelm when you get an Osteoporosis diagnosis - [15:14] - What happens during The Summit?   Resources mentioned - MORE Natural Approaches to Osteoporosis and Bone Health Summit - https://morebonehealth.byhealthmeans.com/?idev_id=22547 - Join Margie Bissinger, MS, PT, CHC, with 50+ expert talks to help you improve and protect your bone health throughout your life - tinyurl.com/strongbonesforme   More about Margie - Website  - Facebook  - Instagram    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast. *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.
Avoid These Ingredients If You Have Osteoporosis With Mira Dessy
09-01-2024
Avoid These Ingredients If You Have Osteoporosis With Mira Dessy
During childhood and early adulthood, our bones develop their strength, but as we age, our bones lose calcium, causing bone thinning. A solution to that issue is embracing a bone-friendly diet and lifestyle to strengthen our bones or minimize age-related bone loss.   However, the best diet to prevent osteoporosis is not just eating calcium-rich foods. It’s also about avoiding certain foods and ingredients that can impact your bone health when consumed in large quantities.    You might find it surprising that some ingredients you thought were good for you are harming your bones and overall health. And that's what I'm here to discuss with my guest, Mira Dessy, better known as The Ingredient Guru.   A holistic nutrition professional, author, and popular public speaker, Mira knows that it's not just what you eat but what's in what you eat. We also know you can't just give up dark chocolate or coffee and other food additives, so we're providing you with healthy options so you can start gradually making healthy swaps to what's on your kitchen table.    Are you curious about what ingredients to watch out for? Let's jump into another informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!    “The biggest tip or tool that you have to be able to take control of your health and wellness is to develop the habit of reading the label.” - Mira Dessy   In this episode: - [02:48] - This additive that is present in every grocery store is harming you - [04:58] - How to know if your deli meat is safe - [08:11] - Why being brand-disloyal is a good practice - [14:15] - What is Calcium Disodium EDTA, and how does it affect our health? - [18:03] - The danger of taking too much caffeine - [21:26] - Non-caffeinated coffee alternatives you can try - [28:20] - The effect of eating dark chocolate or desserts at night - [29:57] - You think low fat is good for you? Think again! - [32:30] - Understanding what is in the liquids that you drink - [34:43] - How to know if what you are drinking is good for your health - [36:14] - The biggest tool that you have to take control of your well-being - [40:40] - Here's a great tip to boost your health   Resources mentioned - MORE Natural Approaches to Osteoporosis and Bone Health Summit  - The Kitchen Table - Mira's monthly membership  - The Pantry Principle: How to Read the Label and Understand What's Really in Your Food   Connect with Mira Dessy - Community for Holistic Wellness    More about Margie - Website - Facebook  - Instagram    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast. *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.
Osteoporosis Treatment 101 With Craig and Margie Bissinger
02-01-2024
Osteoporosis Treatment 101 With Craig and Margie Bissinger
Osteoporosis is a common chronic disease, especially for people aged 50 and up. It is a silent disease, meaning it often has no symptoms.    If you have osteoporosis, you are more likely to fracture or break a bone if you fall over. Everyone’s bones become weaker as they age, but this process happens too quickly in some people.    Women often rapidly lose bone after the onset of menopause. So, what can you do to protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis?   In this special episode, I get interviewed by my husband, Dr. Craig Bissinger, about the exciting and new information I learned from over 50 health experts featured in the upcoming Natural Approaches to Osteoporosis and Bone Health Summit on January 15-21, 2024.   Join the MORE Natural Approaches to Osteoporosis and Bone Health Summit   Craig is an OB-GYN. We met in Chicago, and then he went to the East Coast with me. He then took a job with his partners for the past three decades and has worked at Morristown Medical Center ever since.    Thanks for tuning in to another informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!    “What everybody can do is balance exercises. Typically, falls and fractures don't just happen. They happen because of a fall.” - Margie Bissinger   In this episode: - [01:15] - Are there medications to treat osteoporosis? - [06:51] - What the CTX and P1NP tests reveal and why these tests are important - [10:30] - The interesting connection between exercise and osteoporosis - [17:48] - The benefit of pelvic floor physical therapy  - [22:44] - Balance exercises to help prevent falls and fractures - [29:58] - Indigenous practices that help improve one's health and quality of life - [31:36] - Discovering the root cause of weak bones - [38:20] - What are oxalates, and why do people freak out about this topic? - [43:00] - Why should someone join the Osteoporosis and Bone Health Summit?   Resources mentioned - MORE Natural Approaches to Osteoporosis and Bone Health Summit  - Mastering Core Activation for Weight Training and Life with Dr. Claudia Tamas on January 4th   Connect with Craig Bissinger, MD - Website   More about Margie - Website - Facebook - Instagram   DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast. *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.
Sleep, Think, and Perform Better With BrainTap's Dr. Patrick Porter
26-12-2023
Sleep, Think, and Perform Better With BrainTap's Dr. Patrick Porter
Sometimes, the pace of modern life barely gives you time to stop and rest. But sleep is as essential for good health as diet and exercise. Good sleep improves your brain performance, mood, and health. In the same way, a healthy brain can help you sleep, think, and perform better.   In this episode, Dr. Patrick Porter joins me to discuss a life-altering tool that enhances brain health. Discover how this technology can improve your life.   Dr. Patrick Porter is an award-winning author, educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and speaker. He has been on the cutting edge of brainwave entrainment technology for 32 years. His team garnered the Best New Health App award at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. Dr. Porter's newest brain-training platform, BrainTap, is distinctively designed to activate the brain to help people overcome stress, enjoy superb sleep, lose weight, stop smoking, manage pain, accelerate learning, and make many lifestyle improvements. He is on a mission to make a lasting, positive impact on the world—one brain at a time.    Thanks for tuning in to another informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!    “They say that the mind works best like a parachute when open. So just open your mind to the possibility because there is a solution. The brain is designed to heal. The body is designed to heal. But we've got to give it the right opportunities.” - Dr. Patrick Porter   In this episode: - [02:21] - What is BrainTap, and how does it help stress? - [05:02] - 3 things you need to do to keep your brain healthy - [15:04] - Why sitting down can be detrimental to your brain health - [15:24] - How exactly does BrainTap work? - [20:01] - Why light energy is vital for brain health  - [26:08] - 2 things people suffer from and how BrainTap can help  - [36:42] - What is the proper way of using BrainTap to get better sleep? - [40:31] - Phenomenal results from using BrainTap   Resources mentioned - Get more information about BrainTap and sign up for the 14-day free trial  - MORE Natural Approaches to Osteoporosis and Bone Health Summit    Connect with Dr. Patrick Porter - Website   More about Margie - Website  - Facebook  - Instagram    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast. *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.
Onero Osteoporosis Strength Training with Dr. Claudia Tamas
19-12-2023
Onero Osteoporosis Strength Training with Dr. Claudia Tamas
We want to be safe when exercising. That's very, very important. Nobody wants a fracture. But because of that, we've taken it too far. And we need an opportunity to improve our bone density through a safe strength training program.   Onero™ is a program that offers exactly this.    In this episode, I interviewed Dr. Claudia Tamas, a physical therapist and director of women's health at Natural Medicine and Rehabilitation in New Jersey.    Dr. Tamas has implemented the Onero™ program at her clinic - a strength training method developed in Australia based on over a decade of research showing its benefits for bone health.    I was fascinated to learn how Claudia safely trains her patients using this high-intensity progressive resistance approach. She sees fantastic results like increased bone density scores and stories of improved strength from her participants.   We also heard from Pat, a physical therapist who graduated from the Onero™ program. She shared how she gained new strength levels even with her fitness background. I can't wait to start the program myself in January!   I hope you find this conversation as informative and inspiring as I did. See you at the next episode!   “Loading is probably the most important, and the main factor, when we're looking at the reality of our bone health.” - Dr. Claudia Tamas   In this episode: - [01:58] - Dr. Claudia Tamas’ backstory  - [10:27] - How to do the Onero™ Program safely  - [12:58] - Results offered by the Onero™ Program - [16:30] - What is sarcopenia, and how can it be prevented?  - [18:29] - The specifics of an Onero™ class  - [20:34] - A huge component of osteoporosis - [26:57] - Can you grow the thickness of your hip bone?  - [29:04] - Clinics offering Onero™  - [41:28] - Benefits of the Onero™ Program    Resources mentioned - Mastering Core Activation for Weight Training and Life Class  - MORE Natural Approaches to Osteoporosis and Bone Health Summit 2.0  - Website for Claudia's Onero™ program in NJ - To be trained in the Onero™ program, contact the Bone Clinic    Connect with Dr. Claudia Tamas - LinkedIn    More about Margie - Website  - Facebook  - Instagram    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast. *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life.
Strengthening Your Bones and Teeth With Dr. Sanda Moldovan
12-12-2023
Strengthening Your Bones and Teeth With Dr. Sanda Moldovan
There are many techniques we can implement to strengthen our bones. But did you know you could actually strengthen your teeth? Well, that's one of the topics we discussed today with our special guest.   Dr. Sanda Moldovan is a double board-certified periodontist and nutritionist who takes a holistic approach to dentistry.   In this conversation, Dr. Moldovan shares why caring for oral health is so important to support our overall wellness. She explained how our teeth are made of bone and will reflect issues in our skeletal health.    You'll learn about the connection between our oral microbiome and inflammation throughout the body. Dr. Moldovan also shared some critical tips for strengthening teeth,  improving gum health, and safely detoxifying mercury fillings.   Be sure to check out the links in the show notes to learn more about Dr. Moldovan's products for oral health and get a special discount as a podcast listener.    Thanks for tuning in to another informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!    “I always say that the mouth is a gateway to your health, and if your bones become porous, we first see it on your teeth. So the teeth become porous as well.” - Dr. Sanda Moldovan   In this episode: - [02:53] - The connection between bone and teeth - [05:56] - How to take care of the oral microbiome  - [08:41] - Dealing with cavities from a different approach - [10:51] - Benefits of using Calcium Hydroxyapatite - [14:13] - What toothbrush and floss should you use? - [16:56] - Removing dental fillings the proper way - [19:58] - The truth about root canals and dead teeth  - [29:36] - Tips for improving your mouth health   - [34:09] - Techniques for detoxifying your mouth    Resources mentioned - Dr. Sanda's products - https://orasana.com?sca_ref=4930904.tuv0cgnI3C  - Use coupon code HAPPYBONES to get 15% off anything over $100! - Improve Your Bone Health Naturally Mini Class - https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/improve-your-bone-health-naturally-final-mini-course   Connect with Dr. Sanda Moldovan - Website    More about Margie - Website  - Facebook  - Instagram    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast. *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.
Holiday Gut Health Tips to Prevent Digestive Issues With Elissa Arnheim
05-12-2023
Holiday Gut Health Tips to Prevent Digestive Issues With Elissa Arnheim
As we all know, this time of year can be harsh on our digestion with all the parties, travel, and indulgent foods. But it doesn't have to derail our health goals if we make minor adjustments.   Eating the right foods and avoiding stress could be especially difficult during the holiday season. Today's guest, Elissa Arnheim, shares her story and some invaluable tips for maintaining a healthy gut through this busy part of the year.   Elissa Arnheim is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, and a Certified Fermentationist. She holds an MS in Ecological Planning and helps people of all ages heal their digestion and life with science-backed strategies and simple new choices.    During our conversation, Elissa explained the types of food you can choose to help your gut during the holiday season and some relaxation techniques to reduce stress and cortisol levels.    I hope these insights from Elissa help you relax, digest, and feel your best this festive season. Go out, be kind to yourself, and spread some holiday joy!   “If you have been doing a lot of work to change your gut health or your eating habits, you've probably discovered what just feels better for you. And so you already have some boundaries that you're not willing to cross. Not because you're trying to be good, but because it just doesn't feel good. ” - Elissa Arnheim   In this episode: [03:33] - The importance of gut health  [06:23] - Biggest problems with gut health during the holiday season  [09:13] - #1 tip for having a healthy gut through the holidays [15:32] - Health benefits of eating fermented vegetables [19:54] - Who should be careful about eating fermented vegetables?   [22:48] - Stress relief techniques you can practice before or after parties  [30:25] - How to choose foods that will help your digestive system [38:56] - What can you do to get rid of constipation naturally? [46:14] - Opening up your elimination system     Resources mentioned - End Your Constipation Naturally - Use coupon code HAPPYBONES to access the program for the discounted price of $60!  - Improve Your Bone Health Naturally Mini Class    Connect with Elissa Arnheim    - Website    More about Margie - Website  - Facebook  - Instagram    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
Navigating Your Osteoporosis Treatment Plan With Irma Jennings, INHC
28-11-2023
Navigating Your Osteoporosis Treatment Plan With Irma Jennings, INHC
Navigating the treatment for osteoporosis can be overwhelming. You may get this diagnosis after your doctor has ordered some blood work. After seeing the results, they recommend calcium, vitamin D, and exercise.    But this is not enough. Focusing mainly on medications, supplements, and general exercise advice without further exploring other factors or options is insufficient.    Today's guest, Irma Jennings, shows us how having the right support makes all the difference. Irma is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and osteoporosis patient navigator.    With over 13 years of specialized experience in bone health, she offers various programs to guide clients through testing, appointments, and developing the right treatment plan. Irma is helping patients feel empowered and in control of their care.   As for tips to get the most from your doctor appointments, Irma stresses coming prepared. And while it's good to ask questions, try not to put doctors on the defensive. Finding the right balance and team is critical to overcoming any confusion.   I hope you find this interview as insightful as I did. As always, take care of yourself, and keep taking steps for strong, healthy bones!   “I recently was in osteoporosis or worked in the capacity as a navigator or advocate. And the doctor looked at her file and said, ‘Why aren't you on drugs?’ That was right after ‘Hello’. And I was like, ‘Uh-oh, this is not going to be good.” - Irma Jennings, INHC   In this episode: [00:00] - Welcome to another episode of Happy Bones, Happy Life [01:00] - The problem with the conventional approach to treating osteoporosis [04:09] - Challenges people experience when dealing with doctors  [11:11] - How did Irma Jennings become an advocate for patients? [13:42] - What can an osteoporosis patient navigator help you with?  [16:51] - Current changes in traditional medicine  [19:42] - Recommendations after you receive your osteoporosis diagnosis  [23:06] - The importance of analyzing bone markers and gut health  [28:09] - Are doctors open to new approaches?  [32:24] - How can you work with Irma Jennings?    Resources mentioned - Book “Great Bones - Taking Control of Your Osteoporosis” by R. Keith McCormick, DC  - Book “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” by Matthew Walker   Connect with Irma Jennings    - Website   More about Margie - Website - Facebook - Instagram   DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
Discover How Gratitude Boosts Health and Happiness With Margie and Craig Bissinger
21-11-2023
Discover How Gratitude Boosts Health and Happiness With Margie and Craig Bissinger
Gratitude has always been a powerful practice for me, elevating my own mood and outlook every time I felt appreciation.     But what's so fascinating is that science has thoroughly studied gratitude, and the data shows how significantly it can impact health and well-being.   Extensive research has validated what I intuitively knew and now provides concrete proof of just how effective "good medicine" an attitude of gratitude can be.   In this Thanksgiving episode, I spoke with my husband, Dr. Craig Bissinger, about the health benefits of gratitude.    Dr. Craig Bissinger is an OB/GYN in Parsippany, New Jersey. Together, we discuss research showing that simple gratitude practices can significantly boost mood, and reduce stress and depression.   Today, you will learn specific practices for cultivating an "attitude of gratitude." These practices are simple, effective, and nearly free, yet they provide incredible value.    If you want to enhance your health, mood, and relationships, start infusing your life with gratitude through some of the impactful (yet simple practices) discussed in this episode. Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for listening!    “In the attitude of gratitude, stress just can't survive. That's the beauty of this. It's the antidote to stress. And, you know, we live in [an] extremely stressful society. So the more gratitude we can incorporate, the better.” - Margie Bissinger, MS, PT, CHC   In this episode: [00:00] - Welcome to another episode of Happy Bones, Happy Life [01:24] - What is gratitude?  [02:28] - Scientific studies proving the benefits of gratitude [06:03] - Effects of receiving a gratitude letter  [09:46] - How to apply gratitude in social contexts [13:28] - A trick to use on a Thanksgiving family gathering  [14:39] - What is a gratitude break? [15:42] - What about self-gratitude? [18:33] - Gratitude practices you can implement in your life [22:29] - More suggestions for Thanksgiving    Resources mentioned Brazilian study about positive psychology and gratitude  Seligman’s study published by the American Psychological Association  An experimental investigation of gratitude published by the American Psychological Association    Connect with Craig Bissinger    - Website    More about Margie - Website  - Facebook  - Instagram    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
Calm Your Body and Strengthen Your Bones with Chantal Donnelly, PT
14-11-2023
Calm Your Body and Strengthen Your Bones with Chantal Donnelly, PT
We all know that stress has negative effects on our bones and overall health. And we usually try to reduce it using mental strategies such as positive visualization.    But, actually, reducing stress through physical techniques is a more helpful and practical approach.    Today, you’ll learn some techniques from our guest, Chantal Donnelly, a physical therapist and author who will teach you how to reduce your muscle tension and, consequently, your stress levels.   Chantal explains how chronic stress increases cortisol levels, which can negatively impact bone density over time. She discusses emerging research suggesting bones may even play a role in regulating stress responses in the body.   We discuss how forward head posture, slouching, and chest breathing from stress can strain the neck muscles and compress the ribcage, making it difficult to breathe deeply.    Chronic muscle tension is linked to increased stress levels and risk of neck pain. But you’ll learn to reduce that tension in only 30 seconds daily.    Listen in to learn easy ways to soothe stress-induced muscle tension and naturally relax your way to stronger, healthier bones!   “If you have a home alarm system, and a squirrel runs across your roof, and that sets off the alarm, and the fire department shows up, you’ve got a problem with your alarm system, not with a fire. And that’s a lot like what chronic pain and chronic stress, both, are.” - Chantal Donnelly   In this episode: [00:00] - Welcome to another episode of Happy Bones, Happy Life [01:57] - Chantal Donnelly’s backstory [05:31] - The correlation between chronic stress and chronic pain  [08:38] - Why is neck pain so related to stress?  [14:49] - Behaviors and tendencies that may cause neck pain   [18:58] - Why does stress have such negative effects on the bones?  [24:21] - How to find out if you are overexercising  [27:22] - Effective techniques for reducing neck tension [37:49] - Settled: How to Find Calm in a Stress-Inducing World  [41:51] - Work with Chantal Donnelly    Resources mentioned - Chantal's book - Settled:  How to Find Calm in a Stress-Inducing World  - My Improve your Bone Health Naturally Mini-Class     Connect with Chantal Donnelly   - Website - Instagram  - Facebook    More about Margie - Website  - Facebook  - Instagram    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
There is New Hope in the Fight Against Alzheimer's With Dr. Joshua Helman
07-11-2023
There is New Hope in the Fight Against Alzheimer's With Dr. Joshua Helman
Have you ever bumped into someone and can't remember their name, or rushed back into your room and forgotten why you went there? As we age, our memories can start to fade. It is also painful to see someone you love slowly fading away. Wouldn’t it be great to have the knowledge and strategies to prevent this terrible disease?   In 2020, as many as 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease. The number is projected to nearly triple to 14 million people by 2060.    Today's special guest, Dr. Joshua Helman, will help us understand the truth about Alzheimer's.   Dr. Joshua Helman is a double-board-certified physician who has worked in various settings. He developed his passion for medicine while studying for his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and has dedicated his career to helping people live healthier, happier lives.    In today's episode, Dr. Joshua Helman discusses the root causes of Alzheimer's and provides simple tips you can do today for optimal brain health. Discover how to nourish your brain and prevent Alzheimer's while you can.   “The good news is that Alzheimer's disease is preventable and reversible. ” - Dr. Joshua Helman   In this episode: [00:00] - Are you always forgetting something? [02:25] - Dr. Joshua Helman's backstory [06:19] - The surprising link between sleep and Alzheimer's  [10:01] - Exercise as a way to improve brain function [13:06] - The role of toxins and heavy metals in inducing Alzheimer's  [17:09] - Mental decline in young people [18:57] - Molds and your brain health [20:45] - Did you know that stress is a contributing factor to developing Alzheimer's? [23:44] - Supplements and medications that help support brain health [28:32] - The Truth About Alzheimer's Summit 2023   Resources mentioned The Truth About Alzheimer’s Summit: Live November 13-19, 2023    Connect with Dr. Joshua Helman - Website  - LinkedIn   More about Margie - Website  - Facebook  - Instagram    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
Spiritual Practices to Strengthen Your Bones With Kathi Pickett
31-10-2023
Spiritual Practices to Strengthen Your Bones With Kathi Pickett
Do you ever find yourself feeling lost, disconnected, or constantly caring for others but neglecting yourself? If so, you might be facing a deeper issue that resonates within your bones.   According to Kathi Pickett, today’s guest, our bones are not just physical structures. They represent our spirit. And when we're disconnected from our spirit, our bones lack the vitality they need.   Kathi Pickett is an author, speaker, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, registered nurse, mentor, and extraordinary energy healer.   Her transformative work as an energy healer practitioner and lecturer has touched the lives of many, including myself.    In fact, I've had personal sessions with her, and her talent is nothing short of incredible.   In this episode, Kathi sheds light on the profound connection between our spirit and bone health. If you start plugging into your spirit and incorporating simple yet powerful energy practices into your daily life, you can initiate a significant transformation.   By the end of our conversation, you'll have a newfound understanding of the integral connection between your spirit and the health of your bones.   Ready to reconnect with your soul and transform your life? Let's dive in!   “The bones are the most dense part of this physical body that holds our spirit in Earth for this experience. And the bones hold the connection to our spirit. Lifeforce runs through the bones. The blood forms in the bones. The bones hold.” - Kathi Pickett   In this episode: [00:00] - Welcome to another episode of Happy Bones, Happy Life [03:44] - How did Kathi Pickett become a spiritual healer?  [08:45] - The connection between the spiritual journey and the bones [12:48] - How are the bones linked with your life purpose? [15:25] - A meditation to ignite the light within and energize your bones  [30:25] - The right way to practice grounding   [33:05] - Kathi’s class on energy techniques for better bones  [34:23] - Work with Kathi Pickett [37:21] - A closing message   Resources mentioned - Improve Your Bone Health Naturally Free Mini-Course - Kathi’s class on Energy Techniques for Better Bones - Book “On Becoming You: You Are a Powerful Being of Light, All is Within You” by Kathi Pickett    Connect with Kathi Pickett  - Website  - Heart Tree Institute    More about Margie - Website  - Facebook  - Instagram    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
Cultivating Coherence for Improved Health With Dr. Christine Schaffner
24-10-2023
Cultivating Coherence for Improved Health With Dr. Christine Schaffner
Coherence is a state where the symphony of your body's systems, particularly the heart and the brain, are working in harmony.    But how do we get there? How do we cultivate coherence? Where do we start?    Improve Your Bone Health Naturally Free Mini-Course | https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/improve-your-bone-health-naturally-final-mini-course    Today's special guest, Dr. Christine Schaffner, will help us dive deep into this topic.    Dr. Christine Schaffner is a board-certified Naturopathic physician. With her expertise, she has guided countless individuals on their journeys to recovery from chronic and complex illnesses. Through her online consultations, enlightening podcasts, and innovative online programs, she's changing lives.   In today's episode, Dr. Schaffner will unravel the mysteries behind coherence, explaining how this state of balance can transform your well-being and overall health.    This conversation is not just an interview but an eye-opening journey into the limitless possibilities of your health and well-being. You'll grasp the concept of coherence and learn practical methods to achieve this state in your own life.   So, open your mind and heart and prepare to be inspired. As we embark on this enlightening discussion, you'll discover a world where coherence is not just a term but a transformative power.   “We are, you know, these mini-fields within a larger field, and the more that we can tend to our own field of information and energy, through principles of coherence, [...] we can access something bigger and access something greater than ourselves, and we can also connect with each other. ” - Dr. Christine Schaffner   In this episode [00:00] - Welcome to another episode of Happy Bones, Happy Life [02:05] - Dr. Christine Schaffner’s backstory [13:09] - Tools for changing how you feel [17:20] - The role of the heart in developing coherence  [24:38] - What is coherence?  [28:22] - Easy practices for tending to your heart hygiene  [32:27] - The Art & Science of Cultivating Coherence Summit 2023 [34:39] - Positive changes seen in patients  [38:16] - The connection between bone health and coherence [41:40] - How can you work with Dr. Christine Schaffner?    Resources mentioned The Art & Science of Cultivating Coherence Summit 2023    Connect with Dr. Christine Schaffner  Website  Clinic   Instagram    More about Margie Website  Facebook  Instagram    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
Oxalates’ Impact on Our Bone Health With Julie Matthews, MS,NC
17-10-2023
Oxalates’ Impact on Our Bone Health With Julie Matthews, MS,NC
Oxalates is a topic I get asked about all the time. There is so much confusion about it around and people sometimes are not even aware about the fact that it can negatively affect our bone health.   Improve Your Bone Health Naturally Free Mini-Course | https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/improve-your-bone-health-naturally-final-mini-course    So in this podcast episode, we are going to explore this topic with our special guest Julie Matthews.    Julie is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who also has a master’s degree in medical nutrition. She has a lot of experience working with oxalates and helping people with their diets.   Her approach is based on the BioIndividual Nutrition® needs of each person and she provides diet and nutrition guidance backed by scientific research and clinical experience.    What are oxalates? Do we need to be worried about them? How can we reduce the oxalates in our diet? Julie answers all of these questions and more in today’s enlightening episode.    “Because oxalates can bind to calcium, one of the things that it can do, besides getting deposited into all sorts of tissues and things, it can actually deplete our calcium as well as our other minerals. ” - Julie Matthews    Timestamps: [02:21] - Julie Matthews's backstory  [06:00] - What are oxalates, and how do they impact bone health?  [09:05] - How foods containing oxalates reduce calcium absorption in other foods [10:37] - Oxalates and gut health  [14:16] - Symptoms of oxalate issues [18:09] - Foods that are high in oxalates  [22:15] - Numbers to take into account if you have an oxalate issue  [24:42] - How to start getting rid of oxalates  [27:29] - Reasons that may explain high oxalates in your body  [29:14] - How do you get tested? [30:49] - Tips for reducing oxalates [35:38] - A resource to help you  [38:29] - How the type of cooking modifies oxalates’ presence  [40:15] - How long does it take to reduce your symptoms?  [43:32] - Julie’s resources for practitioners  [48:24] - Find practitioners who work with BioIndividual Nutrition®    Resources mentioned High-Calcium Low-Oxalate Foods 45-Page Practitioner Guide    Connect with Julie Matthews  BioIndividual Nutrition® Institute   Nourishing Hope LinkedIn  Instagram   More about Margie Facebook Instagram Website    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.