Osteoporosis is often referred to as a "silent disease," because many people don't know they have the condition until they break a bone.
In fact, one of the only physical signs you'll see other than a broken bone is if you notice you're becoming shorter in stature.
Reed Davis is a Certified Nutritional Therapist and Founder of the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) Certification Course. Reed is known as one of the most successful and experienced clinicians in the world today, having provided functional assessments to over 10,000 clients for hormone levels, bone density testing, adrenal function, digestive problems, immune system and detoxification issues as well as testing for pathogens, food sensitivities and many related health problems.
In the case of bone health, Reed advises patients on ways they can increase bone density, or, at the very least, prevent any future bone loss.
One way to do that is to get ALL the essential minerals, not just calcium. Vitamin D is also very important for bone health.
Additionally, Reed explains that reducing the stress in your life can be very beneficial for bone health. This is because cortisol, the stress hormone, affects the way you process minerals such as calcium.
Listen in as Reed joins Dr. Susanne to share some of the basics on bone health, bone loss, and osteoporosis, as well as the diagnostic tools he uses to assess bone health.