57. Osteoporosis with NOF CEO, Claire Gill
For nearly four decades, the National Osteoporosis Foundation has been at the forefront of educating the general public, clinicians, and public policy professionals on osteoporosis, fracture prevention, and promoting strong bones for life. Its important and unique role in the fight against osteoporosis cannot be underestimated. And neither can the crucial work Claire Gill, CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Combined with her passion for public health and helping people live healthy lives, her more than 20 years of work in the nonprofit world, and doing public relations for Fortune 500 companies, Claire is expanding the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s important work to help even more people.
Key Takeaways To Tune In For
- [01:30] When should people start worrying about bone health
- [04:00] At what age should people start getting screened
- [05:30] The first symptom of osteoporosis is breaking a bone
- [09:00] Do primary care doctors have enough awareness of this silent disease
- [12:00] If you have family history of bone disease, you need to consider being screened for osteoporosis
- [14:30] Modifiable risk factors that you can control
- [15:30] The best exercises for bone health
- [20:00] Dietary supplements that are healthy for bones
- [24:00] What treatment is right for you
- [27:00] A holistic approach has the best results
- [31:00] Natural treatments to osteoporosis
- [32:45] Claire Gill’s parting words
Resources talked about in this episode
- Guest website – NOF
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