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February 7, 2023 42 mins

A diagnosis of osteoporosis does not determine the destiny of you or your bones. Today’s guest is Dr. Loren Fishman, medical director of the Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center and author of Yoga for Osteoporosis. Modern medicine can improve the outer layer of bones but often lack the ability to strengthen the core that ultimately supports well-rounded bone health. Dr. Fishman has used Yoga as a treatment for women who have reversed bone loss without medication or nutritional intervention. 

Dr. Fishman has an ongoing study, 12 Poses vs. Osteoporosis which has proven an increase in bone density. However, the benefits of Yoga go beyond bone health. Studies have proven that Yoga effectively strengthens vascular flexibility, preserves cognitive function, and aids in longevity.  If you are wanting to learn more about the benefits of Yoga, this is the episode for you.

Key Takeaways:

[4:30] Yoga can stimulate bone growth in your 20’s and can reverse bone loss in your 60’s 

[7:00] In addition to bone growth, Yoga improves balance, anxiety, and posture

[7:50] A study proved that Yoga improves vascular flexibility, reducing stroke and heart attacks

[9:38] The osteocytes in your legs govern your appetite, which is why Yoga promotes weight loss 

[10:50] Rotation is completely safe for women suffering from osteoporosis or osteopenia 

[12:10] Safe spinal rotation involves having proper length and extension in the thoracic curve

[16:20] Yoga creates the compressive force necessary to cause bone remodeling

[18:40] Yogic movement dislodges arthritic deposits in the spine so they can be metabolized 

[26:19] Twisting the vertebrates strengthens them by putting pressure without breaking them

[35:40] Yoga creates stronger bones because it has 10-20 times greater pressure than gravity 

[37:40] You can reverse bone loss with the 12 poses which only take 12 minutes of your day

[40:30] Yoga done for 20-30 minutes every day can protect your cognitive function

Where to Find Guest:

12 Poses vs Osteoporosis 

Yoga for Osteoporosis

Memorable Quotes:

“With the bisphosphonates, the outside of the bone does get better, the cortex it’s called, the periphery, the part that measures the bone mineral density but the inside part gets weaker! So 30-70% of the strength of the bone is donated by something that's getting weaker on the medicines.”   [13:15] - Dr.Fishman

“To me there is nothing in this world like yoga for osteoporosis, for bone health, for joint health because we load the joints from so many different angles and then we create that compressive and tensile force necessary to pull and push on the bones, to demand more every single day, which is what creates that stimulation for the bones to remodel.”  [16:15] -Debi Robinson

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