The health of our bones can be impacted by hundreds of things including: hormones, kidney health, nutrients, medications, anxiety, depression, hearth health, digestive health and even sinus infections that drain our energy, to name a few. Our overall health is dependent on healthy bones.
Our Master Class group will allow in-depth analysis to further educate attendees so that they can be informed patients and consumers! The group will provide interviews with world renown experts on the many aspects of bone and joint heath.
Scheduled LIVE Webinars
Webinars are live and will include Q&A. All members will receive a link to the recording within 5 days of the live event. When you join you will receive the previous webinar and the first webinar. Other past recordings will be available in the near future.
Dr. Lani’s No-Nonsense bone Health Guide will be used as a guide for some of the webinars. Rereading appropriate chapters will help you understand additional information that Dr. Lani will present.
July 3rd What Is Your Personal Fracture Risk?
Assessing Your Personal Fracture Risk. Using the FRAX 10-year fracture model. How accurate is FRAX? Does it speak to you? Please read the Chapter in Dr. Lani's Book on FRAX. How does TBS (trabecular bone score) fit in?
July 10th Nutrition and Bone Health
Dr. Simpson will use the Nutrition Chapter in her book as a guide for this webinar. What about all the diets that are promoted, from so many sources and health care providers? Are they good for your bone health? Vegan, Keto diet, Mediterranean diet are just three that will be discussed. What nutrients do you need? Can we get all our calcium from our food?
July 24th To be announced. This webinar will either be a case study or an interview with an expert on bone health.
We are currently scheduling the following interviews:
Trabecular Bone Score from the doctor that developed it, Didier Hans, PhD. MBA, LIVE from Switzerland
Kidneys and our Bones with John R. Asplin MD
Past Webinar Presentation and Meeting dates
January 9th: Q&A with Dr. Simpson 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT (8:30pm ET) Wednesday Recording of live event: you will receive a private link to view this recording for one month after which it will not be available.
45 minutes Dr. Simpson will show a presentation regarding vertebral fracture assessment and some information regarding fractures and density testing. She will entertain a lively Q&A – come prepared. This webinar will help everyone get familiar with ZOOM, which is very easy to use.
January 23rd: Fractures, Facts and Fears Part One Lani Simpson DC, CCD presentation 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT (8:30pm ET) Wednesday Recording of live event:you will receive a private link to view this recording for one month after which it will not be available.
What fractures indicate
Vertebral augmentation following fractures – who needs it? What is benefit risk ratio?
How bones fracture and why
February 13th: Bone Density Testing Part One Lani Simpson DC, CCD presentation 5:30pm to 6:30pm PT (8:30 ET)
Get your bone density test results ready.If you haven’t done so already, please try to get the diagnostic pages from the bone density facility that did your scans. You can look at the back of Dr. Lani’s book to see the pages.
To be better prepared for this webinar read the chapters on bone density in D. Lani's Book
What you will learn:
How to determine whether or not your bone density tests have been properly analyzed and reported. Clearly, there are nuances that only a trained clinical densitometrist would be able to determine. However, you will be able to catch the most common errors after this webinar.
How much weight should you give your bone density test?
Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) – what does this information tell us?
What is the % of error on the TBS?
February 27th: Dr. Lani LIVE presentation Lani Simpson DC, CCD, and women's heath expert, Judy Lane, NP 5:30pm to 6:30pm PT (8:30 ET) Wednesday Hormones, Schmoremones
There is a lot of confusion regarding the use of hormones for bone health. Women can lose as much as 20% of their bone density following menopause. This typically impacts small framed women.
How to prevent post-menopause bone loss
Who might consider hormone therapy (HT) and who should not consider HT
What tests are needed to assess hormone status in pre and postmenopausal women.
How do hormones impact men?
March 13th: Osteoporosis Medications: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Jennifer Schneider MD, Ph.D and Lani Simpson DC, CCD 5:30pm to 6:30pm PT (8:30 ET) Wednesday
Dr. Schneider is a physician certified in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Pain Management. She is the author of 9 books and numerous articles in professional journals. In 2008 and 2010, she and others, presented a report to the FDA regarding femur fractures associated with long-term bisphosphonate use. We will have a lively discussion on the topic. Both of us agree that wise use of medications is needed for some people. Are medications over-prescribed? How do medications work. What about the new medications? Is estrogen an option to halt bone loss?
Book reading: Read chapter in Dr. Lani’s book on medications
March 27: Osteo-Arthritis with Dr. Lani Simpson
April 10th: Discover What’s New with Vitamin K2: Bone Health and Beyond Kate Rheaume-Bleue, ND and Lani Simpson DC, CCD 5:30pm to 6:30pm PT (8:30 ET) Wednesday Dr. Kate Rheaume-Blue is the author of,Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life
Vitamin K1 conversion to K2 - if and how?
New studies on MK7 and or MK4
Any studies regarding K2 and osteocalcin?
Interplay with calcium and vitamin D?
MK7 soy or garbanzo beans?
Testing for vitamin K deficiency - is it reliable?
April 24th: Interview with surgeon and parathyroid expert Deva Boone MD
Dr. Boone is a parathyroid expert and she specializes in parathyroid surgery at the Norman Parathyroid Center.
Topics will include:
The importance of the parathyroid glands and bone health
Primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism?
The importance of understanding your blood calcium level.
How common is parathyroid disease?
Vitamin D – are some people taking too much?
What lab tests show abnormal parathyroid function.
May 8 : Lab Tests, Part One with Dr. Lani. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, CBC, PTH-Intact, Hormones, Thyroid. cortisol and more. Bone Markers will be covered in June after Dr. Lani attends an osteoporosis conference for an update.
May 15: Case study and Interview with Dr. Lani and Guest. This webinar will focus on bone loss during pregnancy and whose at risk. Pregnancy and lactation osteoporosis will be featured with woman that sustained a fracture during the birthing process. Could osteoporosis later in live be linked to earlier pregnancy?
May 29th Wednesday
Dr. Lani's Case Study, in Her Own Words. Dr. Lani will discuss her own case. She was diagnosed with osteoporosis in her mid-40s. She is now 70 years of age. Bone density and lab tests will be discussed along with what her own program has been over the years. You may be surprised!
Dr. Lani will discuss new medical information from the bone conference, 14th Annual Update on Osteoporosis and Skeletal Health. The list of presentations and relevant topics is one of the best that I have seen. Don't miss the updates on bone medications, trabecular bone score, kidney disease and much more.
Interview with orthopedic surgeon Robert Purchase. Dr. Purchase specializes in shoulder and knee surgery. We will be able to hear the opinion of a surgeon who operates on bone. We will hear about what he sees and experiences with healthy versus unhealthy bone while operating. We will also be discussing frozen shoulder and how to prevent this common condition, especially in women post-menopause. Other shoulder conditions will also be discussed. Knee surgeries and what you need to know will also be discussed.
WHAT OTHER TOPICS ARE ON THE HORIZON?
Fractures – what they mean and what you need to know should you end up in an emergency room. What questions to ask before submitting to surgeries.
PAIN – WHAT IS CAUSING IT AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT – diagnosis is important for those suffering from acute or chronic pain. What do you need to make sure has been ordered on your behalf? Has surgery been recommended? What do you need to know about various types of surgery? What nutrients may help? What topical creams may help? Each of the topics below will likely be a separate presentation. I will show x-rays, MRIs, anatomy images to help you visualize your particular problem.
◦ Hip and lower back pain ◦ Sciatica ◦ Shoulder pain ◦ Knee pain ◦ Neck pain ◦ Abdominal pain ◦ Pain in other areas • How to check your own bone density tests for obvious errors - tips to look for regarding the diagnostic pages and the reliability of the report • Osteoarthritis how to prevent and treat • Testing bone quality – Trabecular Bone Score • FRAX: Understanding the 10-year fracture model. • New research commentary videos • The link between heart disease and osteoporosis • Scoliosis and osteoporosis • Anomalies and how they may impact osteoporosis in the spine. • SPINE: structural and functional problems. Topics include: stenosis, degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and more. • GERD • Hormones • Medications and their impact on bone • Latest studies regarding osteoporosis medications • Pregnancy and lactation osteoporosis • Case studies: osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, hormone imbalances • Sinus infections and sinus care • Digestion tips • Demystifying nutrients needed for bone health • Protein, how much and what type do we need. • Headaches • Hypothyroidism • How to get a good night’s sleep – pillows, props, mattresses, Oh my! • Primary Hyperparathyroidism • Lab tests to determine whether or not active bone loss is occurring. • Case studies using people in the group and others I have worked with • Exercise videos and body mechanics - upper body weights. How to perform certain exercises correctly etc.