Ep. 58: Unlocking Healthy Aging: Dr. Allie Grimston on Preventing Bone Loss and Balancing Hormones

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[6:33] Doctors recognizing lifestyle-based diseases, advocating holistic approach.
[8:02] Listening is crucial, especially in healthcare systems.
[11:27] Prevent osteoporosis through diet, exercise, and supplementation.
[15:57] Seek professional advice on hormone therapy concerns.
[20:34] State and insurance health systems and stress impacts.
[24:52] Balanced nutrition and lifestyle for overall health.
[25:58] Functional medicine starts with gut health importance.
[30:54] Manage energy and hormones with lifestyle approach.
[33:42] Prevent bone loss

The Menopause-Bone Connection: Expert Insights From Dr. Allie Grimston

In Episode 58, host Debi Robinson is joined by a special guest, Dr. Allie Grimston, a menopause expert and doctor who specializes in functional medicine. Get ready to unravel the mysteries of bone health and menopause as we debunk the myth that bone loss is an inevitable part of aging.

As a medical doctor trained in women’s health, general practice and functional medicine, Dr Allie Grimston has a passion for inspiring women in their 40s, 50s & 60s to take back ownership of their health & hormones. Listen today as she shares her expertise on how to prevent bone loss through targeted lifestyle changes, nutrition, and the importance of gut health in hormone balance. We’ll delve into the Dutch test and how understanding hormone metabolism can change the game in healthy aging.

Join us as we discuss the role of stress and sleep in bone health,  natural approaches to addressing osteoporosis and menopause symptoms, and how lifestyle modifications lie at the heart of effective management.

"There's so much we can do for ourselves to help with the menopause transition and reduce the effects of it. Not everybody. We don't have to have symptoms." [5:08]

"Getting older doesn't have to mean getting weaker. We can build stronger bones at any age." [5:17]

"Certainly it's so important to be aware of what we can do to help prevent osteoporosis throughout our lives. And, you know, in our twenties, we need to be starting doing things like weightlifting and things resistance to help to be strengthening those bones right from the start." [11:27]

So if you're burning the candle at both ends, you're secreting this chemical that's breaking down your internal environment. And we're imbalanced, so we're not sleeping, and we're not able to process that hormone. That hormone has a negative effect on so many facets internally, especially the gut." [24:10]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, bone loss is not an inevitable part of aging. We can take steps to prevent bone loss through lifestyle changes, proper nutrition, and staying informed on the latest in bone health research.

Functional medicine starts with assessing gut health because it can significantly impact hormone balance and bone health. By addressing gut health, we can formulate better management plans to improve overall well-being.

The Dutch test is a comprehensive hormone panel that provides in-depth insights into hormone metabolism, cortisol levels, and hormonal balance. Understanding these levels helps in creating more tailored approaches to manage osteoporosis and menopause symptoms.

Absolutely. Lifestyle changes are critical in managing menopause and perimenopause symptoms, including those affecting bone health. These changes include proper nutrition, stress management, and embracing a more holistic approach to health.

Yes, alternatives such as bioidentical hormones are available. These are often discussed and considered depending on individual cases, and full disclosure of risks is given where traditional HRT might not be prescribed, particularly for women over 60.

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