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Field Notes: An Exploration of Functional Medicine

Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Rob speaks with Margie Bissinger, PT, about utilizing a physical therapist to improve bone health, regardless of injury. They also dive into happiness, and how it CAN affect your bone health.

About the Guest:

Margie Bissinger is a physical therapist, integrative health coach, and happiness trainer. Margie has over 25 years of experience helping people with osteoporosis and osteopenia improve their bone health through an integrative comprehensive approach utilizing whole foods, exercise, supplements, mind-body relaxation techniques and happiness training. Margie is the author of Osteoporosis: An Exercise Guide. She oversees all the osteoporosis initiatives in the state of New Jersey as the physical therapy representative to the NJ Interagency Council on Osteoporosis. Margie created a holistic online 6-week program, Happy Bones, Happy Life to give people the tools to naturally achieve optimal bone health. She is the host of the Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.

Margie believes that happiness plays an integral role in our bone and overall health. She has been teaching her patients happiness habits for over 30 years and has seen the powerful effects happiness has on chronic pain and recovery. Margie teaches the Happy Me, Happy Life 8-week online program to help people increase their energy, health and level of happiness.

Margie has lectured to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, hospitals, and women’s groups throughout the country on topics such as Unconditional Happiness, Osteoporosis, Posture, Ergonomics, and Work Place fitness. She has been featured in the New York Times, Menopause Management , OB GYN News and contributed to numerous health and fitness books.



[04:40] A message for menopausal and post-menopausal women [08:20] The relief of achieving optimal bone density
11:30] Antacids and osteoporosis
17:30] How stress ties to osteoporosis
23:55] Happiness based on internal rather than external circumstances
29:52] The genome and bone health and happiness
41:05] The act of appreciation