Episode 39: Bone Nutrients, Bone Density and a Better Bone Scan with Nick Birch

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[1:57] What is REMS
[3:37] What DEXA looks at
[3:58] What REMS looks at
[8:46] A brain-bone link that affects anxiety
[9:32] The word severe
[10:41] The availability of REMS
[13:41] His non-surgical approach
[14:09] Diet and exercise
[17:41] How your build and bone density effects your bone health
[19:50] Gut health
[21:43] Dr David and Super Gut
[23:38] Calcium
[26:32] The ten nutrients for bone health
[29:32] Bone toughness
[31:22] How often should you get a rems
[34:15] Rems and spinal curvature
[37:05] Where on the spine DEXA and REMS scans
[40:05] Spine health and posture

Nick Birch on the Echolight REMS System for Bone Scans and How it Differs from the DEXA Scan

In Episode 39 of the Stronger Bones Lifestyle Podcast, host Debi Robinson talks to spinal surgeon Nick Birch about the Echolight REMS system for bone scans and how it differs from the DEXA scan.

In 2018 Nick founded OsteoscanUK with the intention of offering high quality bone health assessments locally, rather than in a hospital setting, using the Echolight REMS system and has carried out over 2200 REMS scans. Listen as Nick shares the 10 key nutrients of bone health and why your body build and bone density is important to your diagnosis.

Plus: Nick and Debi discuss why you need an expert to help you with your gut health, why yoga is the ideal exercise for bone toughness, and how often you should get a REMS scan.

"If you’ve haven’t got the key bone nutrients then you're not going to build good bone." [15:25]

"Just dumping calcium into the system is not the answers. It has to get to the bones." [24:41]

"Is your bone density appropriate for your build? If you’ve got a small build you're gonna have a low bone density. If you’ve got a heavy build you're gonna have a heavy bone density." [28:47]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yoga can stimulate bone growth in your 20’s and can reverse bone loss in your 60’s. Yoga creates stronger bones because it has 10-20 times greater pressure than gravity.
In addition to bone growth, Yoga improves balance, anxiety, and posture.
The osteocytes in your legs govern your appetite, which is why Yoga promotes weight loss.
Rotation is completely safe for women suffering from osteoporosis or osteopenia. Safe spinal rotation involves having proper length and extension in the thoracic curve.
Yoga done for 20-30 minutes every day can protect your cognitive function.

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