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STNH 33: Rebecca Edwards – Saving Our Bones – The role of the microbiome in osteoporosis
01, Dec, 2021
Rebecca Edwards is so awesome that she will be joining us for 3 whole episodes. When we were teeing up an interview, there were literally SO MANY amazing topics being thrown around that we couldn’t choose just one.
Rebecca is a speaker, writer, educator, and qualified naturopath. She has more than fifteen years of experience educating on all aspects of complementary and integrative health. She has lectured to undergraduate students in Australia, the UK, and the US, and delivered naturopathic education to healthcare practitioners all round the world. She is also the Director of Education at Activated Probiotics, so she’s across all the latest studies and research.
She is also a complete microbiome nerd, and passionate about educating people about all the far-reaching effects a healthy, or an unhealthy microbiome can have on the human body.
So over next 3 episodes we will be exploring 3 health issues that can be affected by a poor microbiome, and we’ll talk about the latest research in how to manage them.
And our first topic is bone density – yep – prevention of that pesky little sucker known as osteoporosis. Something ALL women… and men (especially those over 40) should be tuning in to learn about.
Did you know that Western women have a 50% lifetime risk of osteoporotic fractures? This is super common… and serious, because one the fracture has occurred, there’s also an increased risk of mortality.
Yet… Rebecca says “Calcium supplements are overused in relation to the benefit they give.” Say whattt?
Yep – there’s new research coming out on the gut-bone axis – the direct line of communication between our digestion and our bones. And the role that inflammation plays in the increased breakdown of bones.
Cue – targeted probiotic therapy to improve gut health, reduce inflammation and slow down bone loss.
So tune in and nerd out with us and discover a new way of looking at not just osteoporosis, but also probiotics (it’s not just about pumping in the ‘good guys” into your gut – it’s so much more than that!).
A huge thanks to Activated Probiotics for sponsoring this episode.
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