100 episodes

Margie Bissinger is a Physical Therapist and Integrative Health Coach. For nearly twenty years she has devoted herself to helping women with osteoporosis. Margie would love to help you discover your path to the best, healthiest version of yourself.

During this podcast series, Margie will share many natural approaches to optimizing and strengthen your bones while at the same time increasing your happiness and reducing your stress. Expect to learn from leading experts on what you can do to make sure you have healthy bones throughout your life.

From exercise to nutrition, mental health to happiness, toxins to stress reduction, we bring you on an incredible journey to live your best life!

Happy Bones, Happy Life Margie Bissinger

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Margie Bissinger is a Physical Therapist and Integrative Health Coach. For nearly twenty years she has devoted herself to helping women with osteoporosis. Margie would love to help you discover your path to the best, healthiest version of yourself.

During this podcast series, Margie will share many natural approaches to optimizing and strengthen your bones while at the same time increasing your happiness and reducing your stress. Expect to learn from leading experts on what you can do to make sure you have healthy bones throughout your life.

From exercise to nutrition, mental health to happiness, toxins to stress reduction, we bring you on an incredible journey to live your best life!

    The Health Benefits of Tocotrienols, the New Vitamin E | Barrie Tan, PhD

    The Health Benefits of Tocotrienols, the New Vitamin E | Barrie Tan, PhD

    “Geranylgeraniol is intrinsically and intimately connected to our bone health. This includes any areas with calcium, like your teeth or bones." -Dr. Barrie Tan
    Dr. Barrie Tan is hailed as a trailblazer and the world’s foremost expert on vitamin E. A scientist first and foremost, Dr. Tan earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Otago, New Zealand and spent several years as a professor at UMass. His research expertise includes lipid-soluble nutrients (carotenoids, E vitamers, CoQ10, and omega-3s) that impact chronic conditions. He was the first to introduce tocotrienols benefits to the nutrition industry and developed the first-ever tocopherol-free tocotrienol product derived from annatto. Dr. Tan continues to collaborate with numerous universities worldwide to further tocotrienol research. Beyond tocotrienol, Dr. Tan’s research now spans into geranylgeraniol (GG), a critical endogenous nutrient for healthy aging.
    Dr. Tan has held roles of Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Board Member for multinational organizations. His career includes periods working in association with the US Armed Forces and a Prince of Thailand as well as being an internationally celebrated and sought-after speaker, having presented at multiple respected conferences in the field. Dr. Tan has also been featured in array of popular media.
    Dr. Tan is currently the President of American River Nutrition, a natural health R&D company he started with his wife, Elizabeth, in 1998. Described as a scientific pioneer, his mission is simple, to improve the everyday health of people’s lives. In today’s episode Dr. Tan explains why all vitamin E is not the same. He discusses the benefits of both Annatto Tocotrienols and GG for your bone and overall health. You don’t want to miss this interview full of information that can positively impact your health.
    Supplements recommended by Dr. Tan: 
    Annatto-E™ 300 CoQnol 100 mg Primal Multi™ (the multivitamin that contains tocotrienols) *Links:
    Purchase here with a 20% product discount! The Truth About Vitamin E (Free Download) American River Nutrition Dr. Barrie’s site Contact Dr. Barrie at: life@american-river.com Timestamps:
    [04:06] The benefits of Vitamin E as we age
    [08:50] Remarkable study on bone strength and tocotrienols
    [18:36] How long until you see results from supplements?
    [23:06] Why aren’t tocotrienols used in conventional medicine?
    [27:53] What is geranylgeraniol? (GG)
    [38:02] Connection between menopause and dental health
    [43:59] Supplements you should take when on bisphosphonate
    [48:48] Clearing up doses and what can be combined
    [50:50] Quick recap and breakdown of today’s episode
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Elevate Your Self-Confidence | Alexandra Dotcheva

    Elevate Your Self-Confidence | Alexandra Dotcheva

    "We need to learn how to listen to our inner voice instead of setting goals made to please others around us." -Alexandra Dotcheva
    Alexandra Dotcheva is the author of It Really is Simple: A Holistic Approach to Self-Confidence. She has been practicing as a registered nurse since 2011, with a strong passion for educating patients on acquiring optimal health. Her mission is to help people overcome self-imposed limitations that prevent many from realizing their goals, finding peace of mind, and acquiring prosperity. By sharing her own journey, Alexandra’s goal is to inspire others to turn away from various forms of fear and self-doubt and go after their dreams instead of leading lives subdued to conventional ways of thinking that have long been proven outdated, inadequate, and damaging to a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence.
    In this episode, Alexandra discusses overcoming a life-time of self-doubt to build self-confidence from the health, spirituality, career, finances, and relationships perspective. She shows us ways we can put our lives in order by learning about the five essential pillars of life.
    Links:
    Alexandra’s book & website Timestamps:
    [02:15] Alexandra's journey to finding self-confidence in her book
    [07:10] Areas to focus on for strengthening confidence
    [17:01] Tips to change and prioritize yourself
    [29:20] Toxic vs healthy relationships (and how they affect your physical health)
    [31:57] Lessons to learn from Alexandra's book (link above!)

    • 39 min
    Mindset Shifts for Becoming Pain-Free | Jane Hogan

    Mindset Shifts for Becoming Pain-Free | Jane Hogan

    "It's hard to believe, but pain is a gift sending a message to become a better version of yourself." - Jane Hogan
    Jane Hogan, "The Wellness Engineer," blends science and spirituality to help people release chronic pain using the mind, body and breath so they can become empowered creators of their own health. Her personal experience of reversing crippling rheumatoid arthritis using natural solutions inspired her to leave a 30-year engineering career and become a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, Certified Yoga Teacher and wellness educator.
    Combining ancient wisdom with leading edge science, Janes Wellness by Design Blueprint has helped hundreds of people release chronic pain naturally. She is the host of the Wellness by Design podcast and the upcoming Becoming Pain-Free Summit. 
    Her empowering message has been featured on numerous podcasts and summits. She has been published in Thrive Global and Elephant Journal magazines. In this episode, Jane discusses tools we can use for shifting our perception to release chronic pain. If you have any type of chronic pain, you don’t want to miss this uplifting interview.
    *Links:
    Becoming Pain-Free Summit (sign up for some great gifts and 3 interviews to watch right away) Jane’s website Timestamps:
    [02:48] Putting pain into a new perspective - Jane's story
    [11:14] Looking at environmental factors (Relax, savor, and chew!)
    [18:28] How can you shift your perception to release pain?
    [22:20] Jane's upcoming summit to becoming pain free (LINK ABOVE!)
    [29:07] Challenging our mindset: Jane's cold water dipping challenge
     
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    • 37 min
    Lyme Disease: There’s More to It Than You Know | Dr. Darin Ingels

    Lyme Disease: There’s More to It Than You Know | Dr. Darin Ingels

    "Herbs are extremely effective against Lyme disease—you get the clinical benefit without all the negative side effects than can come with antibiotics." -Dr. Darin Ingels
    Dr. Darin Ingels is a licensed naturopathic physician, author, international speaker and leading authority on Lyme disease. He is a former Lyme patient who overcame his own 3-year battle with Lyme disease, after having failed conventional treatment and became progressively debilitated. 
    Dr. Ingels found that proper diet, lifestyle management and natural therapies worked with his body to heal instead of against it. He then applied what he learned about his own healing journey to his own Lyme patients and found they recovered faster and with less side effects. Dr. Ingels has now treated more than 8000 Lyme patients using his novel approach, many who have gone one to live healthy, symptom-free lives. 
    Dr. Ingels has been featured on WebMD, MindBodyGreen, BeWell, ThriveGlobal, Motherly and Dr. Ron Hoffman’s Intelligent Medicine podcast, and is the author of The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Autoimmune Response and Beat Lyme Disease. In this episode, we delve into Lyme Disease and discuss the myths and how it could be the underlying root cause of a chronic condition. Dr. Ingels tells us what we can all do to both prevent and treat Lyme Disease. 
    *Links:
    Dr. Ingels' Masterclass: COMING JUNE 3rd!! Check out his website Timestamps:
    [02:12] Dr. Ingels' long-term struggle with Lyme Disease
    [05:40] Symptoms and testing for Lyme—why it can be easily mistaken
    [12:31] Traditional vs. functional remedies, and how "terrain" plays a role
    [20:18] Can Lyme be associated with bone loss?
    [27:42] Understanding the first signs of Lyme and staying protected
    [37:15] What to know about Dr. Ingels' upcoming masterclass!
     
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    • 42 min
    Keeping Your Mind Sharp | Dr. Elena Villanueva

    Keeping Your Mind Sharp | Dr. Elena Villanueva

    "We're seeing more people with mental and brain health related issues than ever in recorded medical history, we want to provide answers and solutions!" -Dr. Elena Villanueva
    Dr. Elena Villanueva is the producer and co-host of the 5 Part Series Mental Health Masterclass, the Leaky Brain Summit, and the 5 Part Series Inflammation Masterclass. Dr Villanueva is an internationally recognized crusader for ending the global chronic illness & mental health crisis by educating both the public and health professionals that mental health & other chronic illnesses are actually a body or brain health issue and not a disease. She has been featured on multiple occasions on FOX news, MSN, Healthline, Houston Chronicle, Anxiety and Depression Secrets Docu-Series, and several others.
    Dr. Villanueva speaks on stages around the globe teaching evidence based approaches for finding the underlying causes of chronic illness and brain related diseases and conditions and how to use holistic approaches like genetic based nutritional and amino acid therapy, botanicals, mind/body/spirit integration, and other options to restore brain-related disorders and other chronic diseases. In this episode, she tells us why and how we can keep our brain and mind sharp as we age. You don’t want to miss this empowering interview.
    *Links:
    Dr. V's Mental Health Masterclass Modern Holistic Health Timestamps:
    [03:09] Elena's wake-up call with her deteriorating health
    [10:37] What are brain chemistry imbalances? Testing, symptoms, etc.
    [23:08] "Leaky brain" explained (Hint: it's tied closely to leaky gut)
    [29:44] Dr. V's 5-Day Masterclass- LINK ABOVE!!
    [34:16] Using case studies from real patients in her practice
     
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    • 39 min
    Master Your Immune System for Better Bone Health | Dr. Peter Kan

    Master Your Immune System for Better Bone Health | Dr. Peter Kan

    "When we talk about lasting inflammation, it's important to know that oftentimes, it's an immune system issue." -Dr. Peter Kan
    Dr. Peter Kan supports and manages patients with chronic conditions using a comprehensive approach by merging the exciting advances of functional neurology and functional medicine. Dr. Kan is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, and a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist. He is the creator of NeuroMetabolic Integration, a science-based program that identifies the root cause of autoimmune and other chronic conditions. Over 5000 patients from across the country have come to seek out his holistic approach that is changing the lives of those suffering from chronic conditions. 
    Born in Taiwan and immigrated to America at the age of 13, Dr. Kan has deep appreciation of the Eastern wisdom and Western advances in natural healthcare. He believes in the body’s natural ability to heal and regulate itself. In this episode, he discusses the connection between immunity, inflammation, and osteoporosis. He talks about the importance of a road map and the order of treatments when addressing any chronic health condition. There is so much life-changing information in this interview!
    *Links:
    Register for the Big Immunity Masterclass Dr. Kan's website Dr. Kan's channel Timestamps:
    [02:09] Is inflammation the enemy? Understanding our immune systems
    [08:38] Paying attention to in immune function, and the important connections to osteoporosis
    [22:30] How brain function can perform worse due to inflammation
    [28:13] What if you don't know where to start your healing journey?
    [36:37] Dr. Kan's unique masterclass process that guides you along
     
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Big_Cat ,

So Valuable!

Margie’s expertise and passion are evident in her episodes. Our team at OsteoStrong has learned so much from her! Thank you!

MayaR61 ,

A must-listen for anyone with osteoporosis!

This podcast shows how much osteoporosis takes a whole-body approach. Margie does an amazing job of bringing in different guests to speak to different facets of osteo, and she shows up with thoughtful questions and undeniable joy in each episode. Highly recommend!

Blueprint Doc ,

Easy to listen to! She will make you smile!

Margie’s messages are always transformative. She is easy to listen to, will make you smile, and you always leave having learned some thing! I enjoyed the opportunity to be one of her guests!

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