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Happy Bones, Happy Life

Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Craig Bissinger is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist in private practice in New Jersey.  In addition to delivering over 8000 babies in his years, he has supported and helped his patients achieve optimal health.  Dr. B has been a strong advocate for his patients and guide as they confront life's challenges both physically and emotionally.  He is a revered teacher of medical students and residents in OB/GYN, helping them learn to care for their patients with knowledge, empathy, and humor.  Dr. Bissinger is the author of Pickles and Ice Cream: A Father's Guide to Pregnancy, Knuckleball Jones; The First Pitch, co-author of Not My Style, and two unpublished medical thrillers. 

Dr. Bissinger's practice has evolved over the years and now encompasses a more holistic approach to health and wellness.  After personally experiencing a challenging health scare, he now is a strong advocate for his patients to think outside the medical model and find answers to their personal health challenges.

During this episode, Dr. Bissinger shares his story and powerful lessons learned after being the mysterious patient. Find out the unspoken link between nutrition and autoimmune disease so you can become proactive about your own health. 



  • 02:12 - Experiencing an autoimmune illness that many doctors knew nothing about
  • 06:43 - How finding the root cause healed Dr. Bissinger
  • 08:38 - The benefits of a proper diet + functional medicine as a treatment
  • 11:35 - The effects of gluten on your overall health
  • 12:41 - Natural ways to combat inadvertent exposure to gluten
  • 16:44 - Major lessons learned from Dr. Bissinger’s experience
  • 16:45 - "Traditional medicine sometimes lets us down, it's not that they don't try; it's just that it's not everything." - Dr. Craig Bissinger
  • 20:31 - The benefits patients have received from removing gluten
  • 23:36 - "When all else fails, just go gluten-free, totally." - Dr. Craig Bissinger
  • 23:27 - Strategies to help cope with autoimmune disease 
  • 28:10 - "Be proactive in your health and seek out answers." - Dr. Craig Bissinger

DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and the Happy Bones, Happy Life program.