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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

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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!

    How to Increase Bone Density Through the Onero™ Osteoporosis Exercise Program With Dr. Belinda Beck

    How to Increase Bone Density Through the Onero™ Osteoporosis Exercise Program With Dr. Belinda Beck

    Just because you have Osteoporosis doesn’t mean you can no longer lead an active lifestyle or you have to stay indoors to minimize the risk of falls and fractures. 
     
    Certain kinds of high-intensity loading can be safe and effective even for people with low bone mass if supervised under the right conditions. And that's what Dr. Belinda Beck and I are discussing today.
     
    Dr. Belinda Beck, a powerhouse in the field of bone health, holds a BMHS(Ed), MS, PhD, and FACSM and is a professor in the School of Health Sciences & Social Work at Griffith University. 
     
    She developed Onero™, an evidence-based exercise program based on the LIFTMOR study conducted at Griffith University. With over 20 years of teaching musculoskeletal anatomy and conducting bone research, her expertise has garnered national and international recognition. 
     
    Dr. Beck serves on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of Healthy Bones Australia (formerly Osteoporosis Australia) and the Healthy Bones Australia National Consumer Advisory Committee. 
     
    Discover how Onero™ can improve your quality of life in today's informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!



    “A number on the DEXA scan doesn't even matter to me as long as the quality of life is improving. That's what I care about as a human, not as a researcher. As a postmenopausal person, I'm at risk like everybody else. So I care what my quality of life is like.” - Dr. Belinda Beck
     
     
    In this episode:
    - [04:17] - What is Onero™?
    - [08:33] - Delivering Onero™ to people who need it
    - [14:47] - Reduction in fractures and falls with the use of Onero™
    - [20:52] - Transforming couch potatoes into strong and active women
    - [23:28] - Who can or can't do Onero™?
    - [28:36] - Learn what makes the program safe and how you can become an accredited Onero™ coach
    - [33:14] - How to find a certified Onero™ coach in your area
    - [36:09] - Onero™ training program for providers
     
    Resources mentioned
    - The Bone Clinic Website - https://theboneclinic.com.au/
    - Become an Onero™ Academy Accredited Practitioner - https://onero.academy/
    - Discounted supplements through Fullscript - https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/mbissinger
    - Website for Dr. Claudia Tamas' Onero™ program in NJ - https://www.nmrnj.com/

     
    More about Margie
    - Website - https://margiebissinger.com/ 
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/p/Margie-Bissinger-MS-PT-CHC-100063542905332/ 
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/margiebissinger/?hl=en 
     
    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
    *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.

    • 46 min
    Life-Changing Habits with Katie Wells (Wellness Mama)

    Life-Changing Habits with Katie Wells (Wellness Mama)

    Mothers are the most powerful force on the planet. We are raising the next generation, feeding them, and teaching them. Sometimes, it's easy to forget what an important job we are doing as mothers. But a mom will do anything to keep their family safe and healthy. 
     
    I'm sure my guest will agree that moms have the potential to change the world, one family at a time. And that's exactly what she's doing. 
     
    Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, is the founder of Wellness Mama, an online resource for women and moms who want to live healthier lives. Katie and her team of researchers and medical advisors analyze a wide variety of health, parenting, and natural living topics and summarize the information in a clear and usable way. They aim to present practical tips, natural food recipes, DIY beauty instructions, green cleaning tutorials, natural remedies, and other information to improve people's lives. 
     
    Katie also hosts The Wellness Mama Podcast, a weekly podcast series covering the health topics of real food, stress, sleep, fitness, toxins, natural living, and much more to give you actionable steps to improve your family’s health.
     
    Katie is not a doctor or a health guru (that’s why she has medical advisors!). She’s just a mom who is super passionate about creating a healthy life for her family.
     
    If you want to become a “Wellness Mama” like Katie and help create lasting change, we discuss some practical ways that you can take part in keeping your family healthy. 
     
    Thank you for listening to another episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!
     
    “We know that loneliness is more dangerous than smoking. The flip side of that is a strong community is actually one of the really big factors of longevity.” - Katie Wells
     
    In this episode:
    - [01:12] - A brief background about Katie Wells
    - [08:57] - Instilling healthy habits in kids 
    - [12:26] - Simple tips to improve health
    - [28:17] - Is exposure to the sun harmful to your health?
    - [30:21] - Katie's motivation for creating her wellness products
    - [36:31] - The impact of the products we use on our health and well-being
    - [39:52] - A product that enhances the oral microbiome
    - [42:30] - More tips for better health
    - [46:35] - How to get Katie's wellness products
    - [47:49] - The three worst things you can put inside your body (it's not what you think!)
     
    Resources mentioned
    - Wellness Mama's Wellnessee Toothpaste kit - https://wellnesse.com/pages/toothpaste-kit-offer?oid=34&affid=261
    - Wellnesse Products - https://wellnesse.com?oid=1&affid=261 
    - Wellness Mama's Website - https://wellnessmama.com/
    - Posture Exercises - https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/posture-exercises
     
    More about Margie
    - Website - https://margiebissinger.com/  
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/p/Margie-Bissinger-MS-PT-CHC-100063542905332/ 
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/margiebissinger/?hl=en 
     
    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
    *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit wi

    • 50 min
    Innovative Hip Protection Solutions to Prevent Osteoporosis Hip Fractures With Natasha Williams

    Innovative Hip Protection Solutions to Prevent Osteoporosis Hip Fractures With Natasha Williams

    Do you lead an active lifestyle and engage in high-risk activities? Are you caring for someone at high risk for falls and fractures and needing protection from fall-related hip fractures? 
     
    With falls becoming more likely and the risk of injury increasing, it would be wise for people, especially the elderly and frequent fallers, to use hip protectors. These devices are worn over the hips in underwear designed to hold them to lessen the risk of breaking a hip should the wearer fall. But is a hip protector really effective? Why are only a few people using it?
     
    Today, Natasha Williams returns to introduce her latest version of the hip protector, which is used to prevent hip fractures. She shares some statistics and compares the original version of the product with the new version, which uses the latest technology in impact protection.
     
    Natasha is the Founder and CEO of Phoenix Hipware. In 2011, Natasha launched a new hip protector, working with a US sports company to develop a soft and flexible shield. In those early years, hip protection was a reasonably new concept. This new product soon became the market leader in New Zealand and quickly became the preferred hip protector offering for a number of leading senior care communities across the US.
     
    With a consistent focus on product improvement and feedback from customers in New Zealand, the US, and other international markets, it became clear that it was time to review the current hip protector and find ways to create something even better.
     
    Partnering with ImpctLAB, a New York-based team on a mission to create the best impact protection products, has enabled Natasha to develop the best hip protector yet.
     
    If you want to provide your loved ones and yourself protection from falls and fractures, listen to this fantastic episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!



    “Falls and fractures are not an inevitable part of growing old. They are preventable. Both the fall and the injury can be prevented, and you can live a strong, vibrant life without the devastating effects. You don't have to be one of the statistics.” - Natasha Williams
     
    In this episode:
    - [02:34] - Effects of fractures in women with Osteoporosis and other risk factors
    - [06:58] - Natasha's innovative hip fracture prevention product
    - [15:11] - Why aren't many people using hip protectors?
    - [27:07] - How can you provide feedback about Natasha's product?
    - [31:34] - The original hip protector vs. the new hip protector: Which is more effective?
    - [35:37] - Where can people get the hip protector?
    - [36:36] - The biggest takeaways from today's episode 
     
    Resources mentioned
    - For information on ordering Hip Protectors and testing the New 3D Printed Shields - https://www.phoenixhips.com/pages/margie-bissinger
    - Discounted supplements through Fullscript - https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/mbissinger
    - Join the Happy Bones Club - https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/bones-club
     
    More about Margie
    - Website - https://margiebissinger.com/ 
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/p/Margie-Bissinger-MS-PT-CHC-100063542905332/ 
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/margiebissinger/?hl=en 
     
    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
    *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally v

    • 41 min
    An Osteoporosis Diagnosis: Critical Steps to Take With Dr. Lani Simpson

    An Osteoporosis Diagnosis: Critical Steps to Take With Dr. Lani Simpson

    Osteoporosis is a silent disease, meaning it often has no symptoms. People only get tested after they've had a fall and broken some bones. 
     
    Everyone’s bones become weaker as they age, but this process happens too quickly in some people. Women usually lose bone rapidly when they reach menopausal age. 
     
    So when should you see a doctor? How is Osteoporosis diagnosed and treated? What are the critical steps to take after an Osteoporosis diagnosis? 
     
    In this episode, my guest, Dr. Lani Simpson, and I discuss this and other information about bone health. 
     
    Dr. Lani is a chiropractic doctor and a Certified Clinical (bone) Densitometrist (CCD). A riveting, seasoned, professional speaker, Dr. Lani expounds and astounds audiences with the fascinating world of bones, bone health, and Osteoporosis. She is the author of the No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide. 
     
    Over the past 30 years, Dr. Lani has established herself as one of the leading experts in women’s health care. Her clinical experience and her multi-disciplinary approach have enabled her to educate thousands of clients and professionals about some of today’s most common health challenges for women, one of which is Osteoporosis. 
     
    If you're concerned about your bone health, listen to this informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!
     
    “For me, you have to think about bone density as one part of the information, and then you think about the TBS as at least as much, if not more, information. That bone quality is very, very important. So, keep in mind that I have people with normal bone density who are fracturing easily. That's because their bone quality is not good.” - Dr. Lani Simpson
     
    In this episode:
    - [02:30] - What does a DEXA scan show?
    - [06:00] - How to choose your bone density scan facility 
    - [12:11] - Is the Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) a major deciding factor in treating patients?
    - [16:37] - Bone turnover markers that are critical for Osteoporosis evaluation
    - [29:50] - The relationship between potassium and bone mineral density
    - [34:42] - Recommended calcium supplements for bone health
    - [36:21] - What is the best way to use Osteoporosis medication?
    - [42:31] - What is Dr. Lani's training program all about?
    - [48:05] - Do weight vests help people with Osteoporosis?
     
    Resources mentioned
    - A special discount for Dr. Lani's Bone Health Course: 40% off at $695 for podcast listeners - https://lanisimpson.com/pages/margie-the-ultimate-osteoporosis-course-for-health-practitioners-passionate-laypeople?_pos=1&_sid=22f3ad4d4&_ss=r
    - Dr. Lani's Website - https://lanisimpson.com/
    - Dr. Lani's weekly Live Masterclass: $35/month - https://LaniSimpson.com/pages/masterclass
    - Get Your Copy of Dr. Lani's No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide - https://lanisimpson.com/products/bone-health-guide-book
    - Improve Your Posture in Two Weeks - https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/posture-exercises 
     
    More about Margie
    - Website - https://margiebissinger.com/  
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/p/Margie-Bissinger-MS-PT-CHC-100063542905332/ 
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/margiebissinger/?hl=en 
     
    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
    *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My

    • 54 min
    How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy as You Age With Rani Banik, MD

    How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy as You Age With Rani Banik, MD

    What do you consider your most important sense? The majority of people say sight is the most important. 
     
    Many of us take our sense of sight for granted, but it’s very easy to lose. If sight is the most important sense, we should take all possible steps to protect it. 
     
    So, how can we keep our eyes healthy, especially as we age and experience macular degeneration? How do we prevent dry eyes, glaucoma, cataracts, and other health issues affecting our ability to see?
     
    Today, I have Dr. Rani Banik, an Integrative Neuro-Ophthalmologist, keynote speaker, and best-selling author of Beyond Carrots. She is also the founder of Ageless Eyes by Dr. Rani.
     
    Vision is priceless. Join Dr. Rani and me in today's episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast to learn simple yet powerful tips for preserving your vision and maintaining ageless eyes. 
     
    “It's not just about your eyes because whatever it is that you're eating to support them will also help other parts of your body.” - Rani Banik, MD
     
    In this episode:
    - [03:35] - How Dr. Rani got into the holistic approach to eye health
    - [08:10] - Nutrients to keep your vision healthy
    - [10:41] - Nutrients that most people lack and where to get them
    - [15:23] - Would I also need supplements besides the food I eat for eye health?
    - [20:36] - Eye health issues experienced by young people and what to do about them
    - [23:42] - Does lutein and other nutrients help reduce eye strain?
    - [25:34] - Are eye health issues more prevalent in menopausal women?
    - [28:19] - Do bioidentical hormones help reduce vision problems in menopausal women?
    - [31:55] - Do eye exercises help improve vision?
    - [39:20] - How to adjust your screen settings to help minimize screen glare
    - [41:54] - Do blue light blockers prevent the adverse effects of blue light?
    - [44:06] - Resources that will teach you how to keep your vision healthy
     
    Resources mentioned
    - How to Keep Your Eyes AGELESS Webinar - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8017111625070/WN_Lz9iq-BeSVuxzpkCYkCK6g 
    - How to Keep Your Eyes AGELESS Q&A - https://rudranibanikmd.activehosted.com/f/75
    - Learn More About Dr. Rani Banik - https://www.drranibanik.com 
    - Happy Bones Membership - https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/bones-club
    - Improve Your Posture in Two Weeks - https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/posture-exercises 
     
    More about Margie
    - Website - https://margiebissinger.com/ 
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/p/Margie-Bissinger-MS-PT-CHC-100063542905332/ 
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/margiebissinger/?hl=en 
     
    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
    *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into your life. I will only ever link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose.
     

    • 50 min
    3 Principles to Eating Well for Osteoporosis and Better Health With Deanna Minich, PhD

    3 Principles to Eating Well for Osteoporosis and Better Health With Deanna Minich, PhD

    What is your favorite color? Different colors have different meanings. Color can change and heal our lives. When we fill our plates with fresh fruits and vegetables, we often find that our plates look like a rainbow. But what do these colors signify? 
     
    Today's episode delves into the fundamental principles of eating well for optimal bone health and overall wellness. Exploring the three principles of nutrition science, we uncover the transformative power of color, creativity, and diversity in our diets. Drawing inspiration from the wisdom of Deanna Minich, PhD, we understand how the vibrant spectrum of colors in our foods directly impacts our health and vitality.
     
    Deanna Minich, MS, PhD, CNS, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP), is a nutrition scientist, international lecturer, teacher, and author with over twenty years of experience in academia and the food and dietary supplement industries. 
     
    She is the author of six consumer books on wellness topics, four book chapters, and over fifty scientific publications. Her passion is helping others live well by making therapeutic lifestyle changes that impact their physical, emotional, mental, and overall health.
     
    Ready to add color to your life? Join us for another informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast as we embark on a journey toward better health, one colorful plate at a time, and unlock the secrets to nourishing our bodies for longevity and vitality.



    “Sometimes, we need to get out of our ruts, out of our grooves. You know, we become so regimented with food, and if you keep doing the same thing and don't change it, how can you expect different results?” - Deanna Minich, PhD
     
    In this episode:
    - [02:04] - The three principles of nutrition science
    - [02:47] - Color within the food we eat and its significance
    - [10:09] - Yellow food that looks enticing but is not good for your body
    - [14:30] - Food preparation methods to reduce oxalates
    - [20:04] - Sources of food that are good for your health
    - [21:52] - A simple test to know what's going on inside your body
    - [30:37] - Why creativity matters when it comes to food 
    - [31:05] - The role of diversity in the food we consume
    - [34:46] - Health benefits of spices 
    - [35:57] - Eating for fun and health
    - [37:49] - How to incorporate color, creativity, and diversity in your diet
    - [44:42] - How food affects our hormones
    - [52:48] - Simple shifts that will do wonders for your life
     
    Resources mentioned
    - Happy Bones Membership - https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/bones-club
    - Learn more about Deanna Minich, PhD, and her work - https://deannaminich.com/ (Go to the Resources tab to get a copy of the Variety Tracker and a 2-page guide on Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes to Hormone Health)
     
    More about Margie
    - Website - https://margiebissinger.com/ 
    - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/p/Margie-Bissinger-MS-PT-CHC-100063542905332/ 
    - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/margiebissinger/?hl=en 
     
    DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.
    *In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site: Some of the links going to products are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you (sometimes, I even get to share a unique discount with you). If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support, and would recommend. I personally vet each and every product. My first priority is providing valuable information and resources to help you create positive changes in your health and bring more happiness into y

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 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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