Wondering what you can realistically expect in bone density improvements when you commit to a functional bone health plan?
Curious about the differences between the western approach and the functional medicine approach to addressing low bone density?
Interested in what a clinical densitometrist says is the number one thing to focus on if you have osteoporosis?
Then don’t skip this episode!
I sat down with Laura Frontiero, NP, a Clinical Densitometrist and gut and energy expert, and we explore why taking a functional approach to your health, your gut, and your bones is the key to thriving in every aspect of wellness.
0:00 – Episode start
2:44 – Tell us about your background in western medicine as a nurse practitioner, clinical bone densitometrist, working in an osteoporosis clinic.
3:59 – What does the western medicine approach to osteoporosis look like from start to finish?
6:25 – How are things different from a functional medicine perspective for osteoporosis?
14:33 – What improvements in bone density can people see in a given time period?
16:30 – Why big changes in bone density in short periods of time could be a red flag.
17:45 – Fractures and breaks are the same thing (but there are some differences)
18:48 – Why it’s so important for your bone density technicians to be ISCD certified.
21:05 – Strontium effect on bone density
22:29 – Why you might have “normal” bone density and still have osteoporosis.
24:40 – What can affect bone quality?
25:46 – What has Laura seen in her vegan patients’ bone density scores?
28:24 – What are some proactive things people can do to prevent bone loss?
31:37 – We live in a toxic world. Some of Laura’s pearls for finding your way to better health.
33:33 – The one area of your health you need to focus on now.
34:19 – There is a MAJOR connection between your gut health and your bones
38:23 – What are the detox pathways and why is it important to make sure they are open before starting a detox protocol?
41:06 – Where can you find Laura Frontiero?
You can find Laura Frontiero’s resources below!
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About Laura Frontiero, NP:
Laura Frontiero is the founder and CEO of Bio-Radiant Health, creator of five online functional medicine health summits, and has served thousands of patients in the clinic and virtual setting as a Nurse Practitioner over the last 22 years. Her work in the health industry marries both traditional and functional medicine.
Laura’s online and virtual wellness programs help her high-performing clients bio-elevate their health by boosting energy, renewing mental focus, and feeling great in their bodies. In a word, she helps people thrive again. Her belief is that to create optimal wellness, first we need to identify and clear the root causes of our health problems, usually toxins, chronic infections and stress, then eliminate inflammation, and restore gut and mitochondria health.
Before switching to her functional medicine practice, she spent 15 years working as a clinical densitometrist in an osteoporosis clinic for the largest HMO in America.
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