Why Bone Quality is a Critical Consideration for Clients with Digestive Dysfunction: Exclusive Interview with Bone Coach, Kevin Ellis

Margaret Floyd Barry

February 21, 2024

When you think of osteoporosis, you likely think of women aged 50-70 – right?

But, would you ever think of a 37 year-old male who has been on PPIs for the greater part of his adult life? 

Or, a 24 year-old woman who was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis after years of digestive dysfunction? 

Or, a 30 year-old male in the Marines who suffers from celiac disease?

Believe it or not, all three examples above are risk cases for poor bone density. In fact, the Marine who suffered from celiac disease was none other than the Bone Coach, Kevin Ellis, who was subsequently diagnosed with osteoporosis at just 30 years old.

We recently had the fortune of sitting down to chat all things bone health with Kevin and learned just how important bone quality is for overall health, the many risk factors our clients face, and how we can help them support bone health, including: 

-The difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis, along with the most helpful and accurate assessment technologies for bone health.  

-The misconceptions and realities of exercise and bone health, and why this is something we should be thinking about in our children, not just later in life. 

-Nutritional strategies for bone strength, both dietary and core supplementation considerations 

-The critical importance of early bone health monitoring

-The effects of various medications on bone quality 

-Exercise and resistance training for bone density

As you’ll learn in this interview, bone mass is a critical consideration for all of your clients. However, it’s often overlooked and many practitioners aren’t equipped with the level of skills and knowledge to proactively help their clients optimize bone health. 

The good news is that there are tangible steps you can take to better support your clients – starting with the strategies Kevin outlines during our discussion. We encourage you to take the time to listen to the interview in full to educate yourself on what to look for and how you can better support your clients.

As a reminder, all RWS alumni are invited to join our RWS Clinician’s Corner live, meaning you get exclusive access to thought leaders on the latest research, products, tools, and best practices to get your clients exceptional results – and, ask them your very own questions. Pretty awesome, right? Learn more about becoming a Restorative Wellness Practitioner and taking advantage of this alumni benefit here.


Kevin Ellis, better known as Bone Coach™, is a Forbes-featured Integrative Health Coach, podcaster, and is the founder of BoneCoach.com. Through a unique 3-step process and a world-class coaching program called the Stronger Bones Solution™, he and his team have helped thousands of people with osteopenia and osteoporosis in over 1500+ cities around the world get confident in their stronger bones plan. His mission is to help millions of people with osteoporosis build stronger bones… and to help our children and grandchildren create a strong and healthy foundation so they can lead long, active lives.


Connect with Kevin: 

Website: https://bonecoach.com/ 

Instagram: @bonecoachkevin  

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bone-coach-osteoporosis-bone-health-podcast/id1483975147 

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