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Happy Bones, Happy Life

Feb 25, 2020

Dr. Christine Schaffner is a board-certified Naturopathic physician and is passionate about practicing medicine and creating healing spaces.

She is the Clinic Director of Sophia Health Institute; the clinic she co-created with her mentor Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt in Woodinville, Washington. At Sophia Health, they look for the underlying causes of chronic complex illnesses and one area they specialize in is environmental toxicity. Dr. Schaffner actively sees patients at Sophia Health Institute and through her practices at Marin Naturopathic Medicine in California, and Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa & Klinik in Seattle, Washington.

In this interview, we delve into the topic of heavy metals and how they can be a possible root cause of osteoporosis. We discuss where these metals are found in our environment, testing, and what can be done to remove them from our bodies and bones. This is a fascinating interview on an important topic that is often overlooked!


Time Stamps:

  • 00:57 – Who is Dr. Schaffner?
  • 03:06 – Heavy metals that negatively affect the human body
  • 07:11 – Exposure to lead from the environment
  • 09:15 – How lead greatly affects your bones
  • 11:09 – The correlation with heavy metals in blood and low bone density
  • 13:21 – The relationship between aluminum and brain health
  • 17:37 – Signs and symptoms to check when you are exposed to heavy metals
  • 19:03 – “We all have our unique blueprint and individuality and I’m a firm believer in epigenetics” – Dr. Christine Schaffner
  • 20:45 – How to check for heavy metals in the body
  • 24:30 – Dr. Schaffner explains ways to remove heavy metals from the body
  • 29:00 – Treatment options for detoxification
  • 33:55 – “We’re really all wanting to figure out what’s the root cause” – Dr. Christine Schaffner
  • 36:00 – Changes present after metal detoxification

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.