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Happy Bones, Happy Life

Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Felice Gersh is a multi-award-winning physician, holding Board-Certifications in both OB/GYN and in Integrative Medicine. She is a renowned speaker, presenting innovative lectures across the US and internationally. Dr. Gersh is the medical director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, leading her team in the treatment of women at all stages of life. In her role as a physician teacher, she’s served as Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years.

Dr. Gersh been awarded the Orange County Medical Association’s ‘Physician of the Year’ Award for the last 16 years consecutively and Southern California’s ‘SuperDoctor’ Award for the last several years.

During this episode, Dr. Gersh shares her integrative approach to osteoporosis prevention and treatment. She discusses the role estrogen plays in bone health. She also presents powerful lifestyle changes that can strengthen your bones and positively impact your health and well-being.


Time Stamps:

  • 00:52 – Who is Dr. Felice Gersh?
  • 04:10 – Worrying about your bone health for the future
  • 06:36 – How estrogen can impact bones
  • 09:03 - “Bone is an amazing organ” – Dr. Felish Gersh
  • 14:24 – Understanding the complexity of your skeleton
  • 18:54 – Ways to properly balance your estrogen
  • 20:39 – How you eat and sleep affect your bones
  • 23:43 – “We are one whole and when we lift up one organ system we’re lifting up all the others” – Dr. Felice Gersh
  • 27:04 – Alternatives ways to reach optimal bone health
  • 34:40 – Using fitness as a guide to health
  • 37:01 – The truth about obesity and osteoporosis
  • 40:50 – Improve your skeletal muscle
  • 47:32 – When to focus on strengthening your bones

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.