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Happy Bones, Happy Life

Jul 7, 2020

“The most important of the lifestyle domains is having a peace of mind.”

-Dr. Rob Downey


Dr. Rob Downey is a functional medicine physician with training in family medicine. He works at Seaworthy Functional Medicine Clinic in Alaska. He has been practicing functional medicine since 2006. In this interview we discuss the importance of lifestyle medicine and how some simple tweaks can really improve your health. Dr. Rob talks about the functional medicine testing he uses with his osteoporosis and osteopenia patients as well as testing for improved gut health.





[02:34] Why shift from traditional medicine to functional medicine?

[06:44] The myth of the “quick fix” and The Five P’s

[10:26] Achieving great sleep

[16:46] The initial assessment of stress

[21:30] Testing for bone density and the gut

[29:15] What are we seeing in women with osteoporosis or osteopenia?

[35:54] Takeaways from this conversation


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