Today, I’m here with Kevin Ellis, who’s known as the Bone Coach. He’s a certified integrative nutrition coach, podcaster, YouTuber, and bone health advocate. His story began with a diagnosis of osteoporosis in his early 30s. He’s not only transformed his own health but he’s dedicated his life to helping others with the same problem.
We talk in-depth about different facets of his work, such as the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis, how to know if you’re at risk, and the top ways to help our kids reach peak bone mass around age 30. Our conversation also covers how things like fluoride and environmental chemicals can affect bone health and the actual nutrients you need for your bones (hint: it goes far beyond just calcium and vitamin D).
Even if you don’t think this is an issue for you now, there’s a lot of great preventative advice in this episode.
Episode Highlights With Kevin Ellis
- How he got a shocking diagnosis of osteoporosis at only 31 years old
- The research he did to find his own path to health
- Difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis
- Why to get a baseline DEXA scan earlier than recommended
- How to know if you’re at risk for these issues
- The tests to determine the reason for bone loss and how to know which one to get
- Top things we can do to help our kids reach optimal bone mass development
- Another reason to avoid excess sugar exposure and why organic matters
- How exposure to household chemicals can damage bones
- The way fluoride can affect bone health
- Why calcium and vitamin D aren’t the only important nutrients for bone health
- Importance of magnesium and vitamin K2
- The importance of gut health and ways a damaged gut can impact your bones
- Universally beneficial foods for bone health (and overall health) and yes, sardines are on the list again
- Why arugula is better than spinach and other leafy greens for bones
- The reason vitamin C is important too
- Two important types of exercise for bone health: muscle pulling bone and impact
- Tips for how to build bone strength back up
- Top tests to monitor bone health
- The real deal about caffeine and bone health
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Bone Coach website and podcast
- Stronger Bones Now eBook (Simple 3-Step Process To Stronger Bones)
- Vital Choice
- Just Thrive K2-7 and Probiotic
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