Episode 67: Dr Priya Bone Endocrinologist - Part One: Lifestyle

Stronger Bones Lifestyle Podcast: Take Control of Your Bone Health

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[1:48] Her mission
[2:12] The paradigm
[9:32] Direct care
[11:10] Physician futility or moral injury
[13:29] How can we do better
[14:50] What can we do in those first 15 years?
[17:59] Lifestyle modifications
[20:39] Looking at calcium
[21:56] Lifestyle aspects
[24:50] Poop and gut health
[27:10] Women treating women
[27:47] Foods to avoid and which ones to eat to support good bacteria
[29:50] Superfoods
[30:18] Oxalates
[31:35] Beans and lentils
[32:39] Herbs and spices
[34:08] Fiber
[34:28 The use of seaweed

Exploring Osteoporosis: Beyond Calcium and Vitamin D with Dr. Priya Krishnamurthy

Welcome back to the Stronger Bones Lifestyle Podcast. In Episode 67, host Debi Robinson is joined by the insightful Dr. Priya Krishnamurthy, an endocrinologist with a rich background in internal medicine, preventative medicine, and public health. Dr. Priya aims to shift the healthcare paradigm by focusing on lifestyle modifications and nutrition alongside traditional medical approaches.

Dr. Priya delves deep into the understanding that osteoporosis is not just a matter of calcium and vitamin D deficiency but involves the structural integrity of the skeleton, skeletal and collagen breakdown, and inflammation. She highlights the critical role of the physician-patient relationship and discusses the challenges posed by the medical insurance industry. Dr. Priya also advocates for a more patient-centric approach to healthcare and emphasizes the importance of a comprehensive evaluation of bone health.

In this enriching conversation, Debi and Dr. Priya explore the significant impact of gut health on osteoporosis and overall well-being. They emphasize the necessity of lifestyle changes, particularly during menopause, to fortify bone health and prevent future complications. From discussing the need for a holistic approach to bone health to the benefits of herbs, spices, and healthy dietary practices, this episode is packed with valuable insights and practical advice for improving one’s health.

"At this point lifestyle has to come in. It’s the whole person.” [5:50]

“Osteoporosis is not a deficiency of calcium and vitamin D, it’s a problem with the structural integrity of your skeleton." [13:57]

“Menopause is an insult to the bones." [16:48]

“We can use so many nutritional principles and nutritional knowledge to really help our health.” [34:50]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, osteoporosis is not simply a deficiency in calcium and vitamin D. It involves the structural integrity of the skeleton, including skeletal and collagen breakdown, as well as inflammation. Comprehensive management requires lifestyle modifications, proper nutrition, and understanding the interconnectedness of different minerals and hormones.

Dr. Priya Krishnamurthy adopts a holistic approach to women’s health, emphasizing lifestyle modifications and nutrition alongside traditional medical methods. She advocates for a patient-centric approach, valuing the role of lifestyle changes and overall health management.

Dr. Priya stresses that a strong physician-patient relationship is vital for effective healthcare. She highlights that the current system, heavily influenced by insurance and pharmaceutical companies, often restricts this relationship, which can negatively impact patient care. A patient-centric approach can improve health outcomes.

Herbs and spices, such as black cumin seeds, turmeric, coriander, cilantro, oregano, and parsley, have significant health benefits due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. They can help in managing osteoporosis by reducing inflammation and supporting overall health.

Dr. Krishnamurthy recommends removing sugar and processed foods from the diet, incorporating alternative grains like millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and amaranth. She also suggests using probiotics, digestive enzymes, and supporting gut health with foods like green banana flower, coconut oil, olive oil, anti-inflammatory foods, and superfoods such as blueberries.

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