Episode 2: Rebuilding Stronger Bones
Stronger Bones Lifestyle Podcast: Take Control of Your Bone Health
[0:48] At age 35 your bones tend to break down faster than they can rebuild
[2:00] Women in menopause usually see a 20% loss of bone density due to decreased estrogen
[3:00[ Understanding your DEXA scan results: Osteopenia versus Osteoporosis
[4:50] Bone remodeling happens according to the demands placed on the bones every day
[6:50] Bone remodeling is a metabolic process that is determined by your lifestyle choices
[7:20] 55% of the population over 50 years old have bone density loss
[8:30] Balance declines once the communication between nerves and muscle break down
[11:20] Scores of negative 1 – 2.4 indicates osteopenia and negative 2.5+ is osteoporosis
[13:00] Diet, Posture and joint alignment heavily influence the health of your spine
[14:00] Stress fractures are typically caused due to muscles being dehydrated and inflexible
[15:55] Your DEXA scan is not a sentence it’s a chance to improve the quality of your bones
After my own hip joint surgery caused my hip to collapse, I felt fragile. That feeling of fragility kept me from doing physical activities that I loved, leading me to settle into a sedentary lifestyle that worsened my bone density and strength. Once I discovered that I was more than my DEXA scan scores, I ventured into functional medicine and began my journey to rebuild my bones!
Bone remodeling is a response to the demands placed on your bones every day. If you have a diagnosis of osteoporosis or osteopenia, it can be reversed. Bone remodeling is a metabolic process that you have control over. Don’t think of your DEXA score as the end instead, it is an insight into the changes you need to make to build stronger bones. In this show and episode to come, I will teach you how you can rebuild your bone density and break free from the mindset that you are fragile.