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91: Treating Osteoporosis From a Naturopathic Point of View with Dr. Kinney
Erin Kinney, naturopathic doctor, naturopathy, functional medicine, food allergies, adrenal stress, genetic testing, hormone testing, nutritional counseling
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91: Treating Osteoporosis From a Naturopathic Point of View with Dr. Kinney


Unfortunately, a lot of people struggle with osteoporosis and osteopenia which means I get a lot of questions about them, so in this episode of The Dr. Kinney Show, I’m diving into the topic to tell you what you need to know about this disease from a naturopathic point of view and the connection between it and your gut health. 

The first thing that you have to understand about osteoporosis is that the bones are living, breathing parts of our body that are constantly changing. Their main purpose is to store calcium, so if your body is not getting enough calcium from your diet or your gut, it’s going to pull it from your bones. 

As we age, if we don’t have proper absorption of calcium in the stomach, osteoporosis or osteopenia can develop. So how do we fix it? There are a number of things we look at when it comes to treating this condition. We not only look at your calcium absorption levels, but we also look at multiple other factors that could affect your ability to absorb calcium. 

The good news is that there are things you can do to treat osteoporosis. Granted, they do take a longer time to take effect. It can sometimes take as long as two years. That’s why it’s so important to be consistent with your treatment. 


In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 


  • Why calcium is so important
  • What happens to our gut as we age that causes osteoporosis
  • Reasons to start taking digestive enzymes with your meals
  • Other nutrients that are important when it comes to treatment
  • Tests you can take to find out if your bones are breaking down or rebuilding
  • How your sex hormones tie into osteoporosis treatments
  • Why you need to watch your stress levels
  • The benefits of parasympathetic activities when treating osteoporosis


I hope this helped you understand conceptually what is going on in the body with osteoporosis. These are just some different ways that we can work on helping our body properly use and distribute calcium.

If you have questions, feel free to email them to us at If there are any other topics you’re interested in, I would love to hear from you. I always enjoy it when you guys reach out to me. 


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Learn more about the bone resorption test


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