Episode 48: An Orthopedic Surgeon- Lifestyle Medicine for Bone Health with Nick Birch

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[2:32] Melatonin
[4:21] Shape of brain and jet lag
[6:12] The issues with the treatments for osteoporosis
[7:21] What are we missing
[10:16] Intelligence of our body
[11:09] Fair test
[12:57] Stress can lead to all disease
[15:06] Anxiety in rats
[16:51] Bone toughness
[17:42] Orthopedic surgeons
[19:19] Diagnosis leads to more bone loss
[20:36] Nick’s training
[21:18] The importance of what we are doing to our bodies
[21:55] Polypharmacy
[23:04] Internal imbalance
[24:48] Preventative costs
[26:05] You’re never at zero risk of fracturing
[26:51] Debi’s mission
[29:12] The body’s ultimate goal
[31:27] The best way to test your bones

Nick Birch on the Real Role of Melatonin and Bone Health

In episode 48 of the Stronger Bones Lifestyle Podcast host Debi Robinson welcomes back spinal surgeon Nick Birch to discuss the importance of orthopedic surgeons when it comes to the diagnosis of Osteoporosis.

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 today as he discusses using melatonin to reverse osteoporosis, why a standard diagnosis of osteoporosis can lead to more bone loss and how orthopedic surgeons can use new technology like the REMS scan to make proper diagnoses.

Join Nick and Debi as they talk about:

  • What’s the real role of melatonin and bone health 

  • How we’re ok using 40+ year old technology to guide our medical decisions (and why it’s so important to go deeper!)

  • The 4 key ways to get stronger bones for life according to an Orthopedic Surgeon

  • How preventing bone fractures is actually cheaper and more effective in the long run (and why it’s so hard for conventional medicine to do that!)

"What are we missing in our lives and how do we fix that?" [7:21]

"We are so focused on external balance with osteoporosis, we work on that, standing on one leg, strengthening our balance, yet its that internal balance of bone metabolism that we haven’t focused on." [23:08]

"We need to give our body what it needs to find that balance." [29:30]

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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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