Heavy Metals & Osteoporosis. Turn Your Health Around Safely w/ Dr. Christine Schaffner

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The Bone Coach Podcast | Osteoporosis & Bone Health | Dr Christine Schaffner Naturopathic Medicine and Heavy Metals

In my interview with Dr. Christine Schaffner we discuss heavy metals, osteoporosis detoxification, lyme disease and so much more. 

Heavy metals are known to cause and contribute to a wide range of health issues including osteoporosis… and they’re found in a lot of different places… in our air, our water, industrial pollution, automobile exhaust, our food supply, cooking products, toys, dental fillings,  and a lot of other places. Unlike organic pollutants, heavy metals are nonbiodegradable and have tendency to accumulate in living beings. Most heavy metals are known to be potential carcinogens, that, as I said before, can contribute to many different health issues. 

So if you want to learn about the impact heavy metals can be having on your body and your bones… you’re going to want to stay tuned for the episode.


Episode Timeline (Dr. Christine Schaffner)

02:10: Who is Dr. Christine Schaffner?

07:40: What are heavy metals?

09:20: High blood levels of mercury or aluminum means you’ve had a toxic acute exposure.

09:55: Heavy metals can be lodged in different body tissues: brain, heart, nerves, gut, connective tissue, and more.

11:15: Dental amalgams are a significant source of mercury. Don’t chelate until removed!

13:35: Lead and osteoporosis and menopause

17:20: Cadmium’s effect on bone formation and kidney function

20:10: Aluminum

23:50: Preferred method of testing for heavy metals

24:35: Supporting the body through detoxification with glutathione, foot baths, colon hydrotherapy, binders

26:10: We need minerals as cofactors for many of the enzymes for detoxification

25:10: The utility of HTMA

27:15: What are the pathways for ridding our bodies of heavy metals

30:10: Binders: chlorella, clays, zeolites, charcoal, modified citrus pectin. 30-60 minutes before a meal.

31:10: We need to protect the kidneys. Gut inflammation will put more burden on the kidneys.

32:40: When dealing with heavy metals, it’s well worth your resources to work with someone who knows how to handle them because you can make things worse if not.

33:10: If you have mercury amalgams visit a biological dentist to have them removed (you can find one near you at IAOMT.org).

38:45: What are some of the daily practices to maintain a detoxified body?

41:00: Footbath for detox

42:10: Dr. Schaeffner explains Lyme disease and osteoporosis

48:40: How do you determine if you have Lyme Disease?

50:30: Where can you find Dr. Schaffner (drchristineschaffner.com, spectrum of health podcast)


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Show notes @ https://bonecoach.com/heavy-metals-osteoporosis-christine-schaffner


Where to find Dr. Schaffner’s work and “Spectrum of Health” podcast: https://www.drchristineschaffner.com/


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About Dr. Christine Schaffner:

Today I’m joined by Dr. Christine Schaffner, a board certified Naturopathic physician who graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. She has undergraduate studies in premedicine and psychology and has studied in the United States, Germany, and Switzerland learning from top experts in the fields of biological medicine, naturopathic medicine, functional medicine, integrative medicine and is always trying to incorporate the latest findings into her practice.

The beneficiaries of her knowledge and expertise are really the patients she sees at Sophia Health Institute in Woodlinville, WA, Marin Naturopathic Medicine in California, as well as Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa & Klinik in Seattle. Christine has fantastic podcast called the Spectrum of Health Podcast. She’s been a host of the Heavy Metals Summit,  with Wendy Myers, and Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt… and it’s a pleasure to have you today, so Dr Schaffner welcome to the show.



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