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 • 39 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!

    Tools for a Better Night’s Sleep | James Swanwick

    Tools for a Better Night’s Sleep | James Swanwick

    James Swanwick is an Australian-American investor, sleep expert, stop-drinking expert, and former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN. He is the founder of Swanwick Sleep, which produces the blue-light blocking glasses called "Swannies" - which are currently used by more than 200,000 professional athletes, business owners, and wellness enthusiasts who want to reduce eye strain and sleep better. James is also the founder of Alcohol Free Lifestyle, which has helped more than 100,000 high achievers reduce or stop alcohol.

    His sleep and alcohol expertise has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines, Psychology Today and Harvard Business Review.

    He is the host of the podcast, "Alcohol Free Lifestyle" and author of books "The 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge" and "Sleep on Demand". Forbes listed James as one of 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch. In this episode, James gives us practical and easy to implement tools we can all use to have a better night’s sleep. You don’t want to miss all the great information he shares with us.
    Links - Use coupon code HAPPYBONES for a 10% discount
    Swannies blue blocking glasses and other products* - https://www.swanwicksleep.com/?_ef_transaction_id=&oid=3&affid=2231842 Website for Quit Drinking Program - https://alcoholfreelifestyle.com Timestamps:
    [04:29] James’ Backstory and How He got into Creating His Amazing Glasses
    [09:45] If You Want to Feel Refreshed in the Morning, Here’s James’ Top Tips
    [17:29] How Much Sleep the Average Adult should get & How Darkness is Critical to Your Sleep
    [22:12] The Importance of Sleep Masks
    [28:14] This is What Actually Happens When You Have Alcohol at Night & Programs to Help You Stop
    [34:25] Snacking Before Bedtime - Do or Don’t?
    [44:47] James’ Final Bits of Wisdom
     
    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.

    • 51 min
    Boost Your Energy and Vitality | Dr. Mariza Snyder

    Boost Your Energy and Vitality | Dr. Mariza Snyder

    Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner, women’s hormone expert and the author of eight books including The Essential Oils Menopause Solution and the #1 National Bestselling book, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution, focuses on balancing women’s hormones naturally.  
    For the past fifteen years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, metabolic health, nutrition, and detoxification.  She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Oprah Magazine, Fox News Health, MindBodyGreen and many publications. Dr. Mariza is also the host of the Essentially You podcast designed to empower women to become the CEO of their health. In today’s episode, Dr. Mariza shares her favorite tips to help you boost your energy and vitality. Her strategies are very easy to implement.
     
    Links
    Top 14 Hormone Balancing Recipes - http://www.reliefsummit.com/hormone-recipe-guide/?afmc=1l
     
    Hormone Relief Summit - http://www.reliefsummit.com?afmc=1l
     
    Timestamps:
    [02:25] How Dr. Mariza became involved in women’s hormone health
    [06:47] The Intresting Definition of Menopause
    [08:38] Dr. Mariza’s Top Tips to glide into joy and happiness
    [15:18] Where most people fall short and how you can avoid it
    [18:51] Dr. Mariza’s 5 Hacks to Help You
    [29:36] The Final Helpful Hack
    [33:55] Dr. Mariza’s Summit

    • 42 min
    What to Eat, When to Eat, and Why | JJ Virgin

    What to Eat, When to Eat, and Why | JJ Virgin

    JJ Virgin is a triple board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer. She is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter and she’s the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her latest book, Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience, shows caregivers everywhere how to be strong, positive leaders for their families, while exploring the inspirational lessons she learned as fought for her own son’s life. 
     
    She’s the host of the Ask the Health Expert podcast and the What to Eat, When to Eat, and Why Summit. She regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green and other major blogs and magazines. She is also a business coach and the founder of The Mindshare Summit. In this episode, JJ discusses the common practices all the experts she interviewed for her summit talked about when it comes to the specifics of what to eat, when to eat, and why. It is full of great practical information.
     
    Links:
    What to Eat, When to Eat, and Why Summit – https://whattoeat.byhealthmeans.com/?idev_id=22547
     
    Timestamps:
    [04:30] A little about JJ’s background
    [15:55] JJ’s top points to answer the question of “What to eat”
    [25:12] You can’t just take things away, you have to get a swap
    [30:36] Tidbits on when you should be eating
    [34:13] JJ’s story about her son, Grant
    [43:38] The helpful roadmap

    • 50 min
    Fracture-Proof Your Bones | John Neustadt, ND

    Fracture-Proof Your Bones | John Neustadt, ND

    John Neustadt, ND is the founder of Montana Integrative Medicine, founder and president of the dietary supplement company Nutritional Biochemistry, Inc (NBI, nbihealth.com) and NBI Pharmaceuticals. He’s the author of four books, including his most recently published book, Fracture-Proof Your Bones: A Comprehensive Guide to Osteoporosis (2022).

    He has received more than a dozen US FDA Orphan Drug Designations, is a member of the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) Corporate Advisory Roundtable (CAR), which is a high-level corporate advisory body to the BHOF's Board of Trustees. Dr. Neustadt is on the Board of Directors for the California Naturopathic Doctor's Association (CNDA) and Chair of the Membership Committee. Dr. Neustadt has published more than 100 research reviews. Elsevier recognized him as one of the Top 10 Cited Authors in the world for his work. In this episode, Dr. Neustadt gives us his top tips for maintaining strong bones and reducing your fracture risk. 
     
    *LINKS:
     Fracture-Proof Your Bones: A Comprehensive Guide to Osteoporosis (2022) https://shop.nbihealth.com/products/osteobook?ref=0UcKG7TTr3QLyT       Book and products - https://shop.nbihealth.com/?ref=0UcKG7TTr3QLyT Get 10% off Dr. Neustadt's book, Fracture-Proof Your Bones, and all NBI products using coupon code HappyBones10 during checkout.  
    Timestamps:
    [02:51] Dr. John’s motivation in bone health
    [06:31] How Dr. John’s view of Osteoporosis has evolved
    [13:02] The truth about strontium and its effects on your bones
    [18:16] The hidden causes of Osteoporosis that you’re unaware of
    [28:14] Calcium carbonate and stomach acid
    [33:51] Dr. John’s top tips for maintaining strong bones and reducing fracture risks
    [37:03] Important, research-backed supplements for your bones
     
     
    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 the Happy Bones, Happy Life program.

    *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.

    • 53 min
    Improve Your Blood Sugar, Improve Your Life | Dr. Brian Mowll

    Improve Your Blood Sugar, Improve Your Life | Dr. Brian Mowll

    Dr. Brian Mowll is the founder and medical director of SweetLife® Diabetes Health Centers and serves clients worldwide as The Diabetes Coach™.  He is a certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES), master licensed diabetes educator (MLDE), and was one of the first doctors to be certified to practice functional medicine by the prestigious Institute for Functional Medicine (IFMCP).
    People with all forms of diabetes benefitted from his help in properly managing their complex health conditions. Additionally, with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and metabolic syndrome, his goal is to not just manage, but to reverse these conditions using a natural, personalized lifestyle approach.
    Dr. Mowll has spent over 20 years focusing on clinical nutrition, physical activity, lifestyle management, functional medicine, and diabetes self-management education. He’s widely recognized as a global leader and expert in the field.  He is the host of the upcoming Insulin Resistance summit, the “Mastering Blood Sugar” podcast, and was named one of the top 50 functional medicine doctors in the world. 
    He is also the author of the internationally best-selling book, The ProFAST Diet, Burn Fat And Reverse Type 2 Diabetes In Just Six Weeks. 
    In this episode, Dr. Mowll discusses the importance of maintaining good blood sugar balance. He provides us with his favorite tips to prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes.
    LINKS:
    The Insulin Resistance Summit (I'll be speaking on Osteoporosis) https://insulinresistance.byhealthmeans.com/?idev_id=22547 The ProFast Diet by Dr. Brian Mowll – Amazon https://www.amazon.com/s?k=profast+diet+book+mowell&crid=13W4CJWATXLHM&sprefix=ProFast+diet%2Caps%2C278&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_2_12 Website https://drmowll.com/  
    Timestamps [ 04:55 ] Dr. Brian explains diabetes and prediabetes
    [ 09:11 ] The A1C is a great diagnostic criteria
    [ 15:06 ] Use this sensor to monitor your metabolic health
    [ 21:31 ] What metabolic health and insulin really is
    [ 31:37 ] Be in charge of your health, even if they say not to worry
    [ 34:04 ] Some favorite strategies of Dr. Brian

    • 48 min
    Bone Strong Qi Gong | Matt Jeffs, DPT

    Bone Strong Qi Gong | Matt Jeffs, DPT

    **Note: Bone Strong Qi Gong with Dr. Matt Jeffs is THIS Thursday August 25, 2022 – 3:00 pm EDT https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/bone-strong-qi-gong-where-balance-and-breath-meet-bone-and-brawn
     
    Matt Jeffs, DPT is an award-winning Doctor of Physical Therapy and Qi Gong/ Tai Chi instructor. In his Bone Strong Qi Gong class, he blends ancient martial arts with modern practical science to help people build stability, strength, and a sense of calm.
    Dr. Jeffs has successfully rehabilitated over 25,000 individuals in the clinical setting. He is also a sought-after lecturer at multiple universities and for global governments. He speaks internationally at worldwide conferences, professional associations, trade groups, private companies and executive summits. 
    In this episode, Dr. Jeffs discusses the benefits of Qi Gong for improved bone and overall health. He talks about his success in combining both eastern and western medicine in the Qi Gong he teaches and practices.
     
    Links: 
    Bone Strong Qi Gong class Thursday August 25, 2022 – 3:00 pm EDT https://www.happyboneshappylife.com/bone-strong-qi-gong-where-balance-and-breath-meet-bone-and-brawn This class is included for free with the Happy Bones, Happy Life program – https://happyboneshappylife.com  
    TIME STAMPS
    [03:45] How Tai Chi helps the body
    [10:30] What is PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)?
    [16:12] The importance of alignment in Tai Chi
    [20:16] Bodily improvements with Tai Chi
    [42:58] Our upcoming Qi Gong Class!

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 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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