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Happy Bones, Happy Life

Sep 12, 2019

ToDr. Stephanie Gray, DNP, MS, ARNP, ANP-C, GNP-C, ABAAHP, FAARFM, is a functional medicine provider who helps men and women build sustainable and optimal health and longevity so that they can focus on what matters most to them. Her expertise lies within integrative, anti-aging, and functional medicine and she is arguably one of midwest's’ most credentialed female healthcare providers combining many certifications and training.

During this episode, you will learn how gut health relates to bone health. She will let us be made aware that there are certain nutrients our body lacks and we need to fill that up the right way. She also stresses the need to eliminate some food in our diet to keep the body functioning well and tips on how to boost hormones naturally to reach optimal health.








  • 02:37 - What is the difference between functional medicine practitioner and conventional medicine practitioner
  • 04:11 - How did functional medicine help her personally
  • 07:18 - Stress as hormone hijacker
  • 07:53 - How to reduce stress
  • 09:37 -  What to do about the nutrient deficiencies our bodies lack
  • 13:02 - "Calcium can be detrimental. If it doesn't get absorbed into the bones, it can form things like kidney stones or calcifications." - Dr. Stephanie Gray
  • 13:42 - How much vitamin D you need to help calcium absorption
  • 16:47 - What is vitamin K2 and why is it just as important as magnesium and all others
  • 18:39 - What is Longevity Blueprint
  • 22:03 - How does gut health relates to bone health
  • 28:41 - On hormonal issues with women and even men
  • 30:47 - What is hormone replacement therapy and when to do that
  • 31:22 - "Generally speaking, hormones do not cause cancer. Cancer, I believe, boils down primarily to the environment." - Dr. Stephanie Gray
  • 33:09 - Tips to boost your hormones naturally
  • 35:50 - Social proof on the positive effects on her patients in switching to an organic-based lifestyle
  • 39:13 - "We're talking about osteoporosis, but you bet this all applies to diabetes and heart disease, stroke, autoimmune disease, cancer, all of these functional medicine principles apply to other diseases, as well." - Dr. Stephanie Gray
  • 39:28 - What options does she have in treating patients with hormones
  • 40:47 - What is the difference between estradiol, estrone, and estriol and what is pellet therapy and how common is it

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.