“To me, bone density is not the end of the world. It’s a warning, it’s a red flag to start getting your body back in shape where it should be or could be. And that’s what I look at as bone density. It is not a life sentence, it’s the beginning of making those positive changes so when you do fall, you catch yourself. There’s just so much more to bones and risk for fracture than just simply a bone density value.”
Aly Cohen, MD is the co-author of the bestselling consumer guidebook, Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World, and she’s triple board-certified in rheumatology, internal medicine, and integrative medicine. Additionally, she’s an environmental health expert in Princeton, New Jersey, and is on the faculty of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), where she created and manages the environmental medicine curriculum for medical colleagues.
She has collaborated with the Environmental Working Group, Cancer Schmancer, and other disease-prevention organizations, and is co-editor of the textbook, Integrative Environmental Medicine, part of the Oxford University Press/Weil Integrative Medicine, Academic Series. In 2015, she created TheSmartHuman.com to share environmental health, disease prevention, and wellness information with the public.
She lectures nationally on environmental health topics for elementary/high schools, colleges/universities, medical schools, and physician-training programs. She’s a regular expert guest for television, print, and podcasts and has been the recipient of countless awards, including Top Docs NJ in rheumatology from 2016-2022, Top Docs New York Magazine 2022, Top Docs Philadelphia Magazine 2022, the NJ Healthcare Heroes Award in Education for The Smart Human educational platform in 2015, and the 2016 Burton L. Eichler Award for humanitarianism.
Dr. Cohen is working to educate and empower the next generation to make safer, smarter lifestyle choices through the creation of environmental health and prevention curricula for schools nationally. In this episode, she discusses the problems with the many chemicals in our everyday life and gives us practical solutions we can all do to reduce our exposure and improve our health. She also discusses her integrative approach to working with people with osteoporosis and osteopenia from an integrative approach.
Her practice is located in Princeton, NJ 08540
[03:21] Where the Toxins in Our Environment Come From
[08:38] Your Bones and how to Maintain Their Health
[22:44] Reducing Your Exposure to Toxins… Where do You Start?
[26:34] Dr. Cohens Tips for Water
[39:43] The Different Tools Available to Help
[42:36] Dr. Aly Cohens Website and Environmental Group
[47:35] Suggestions for Testing Yourself for Chemicals
Lastly, in case you missed it, check out last week’s podcast:
Episode #165 | Parathyroid Disease: A Root Cause of Osteoporosis
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.