Dr. Robyn Benson


“Bones function as the skeleton of the human body & protect organs from impact damage. They also produce red & white blood cells.”

Guest Bio: 

Dr. Robyn Benson is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) who brings an innovative and game-changing approach to today’s health care. Robyn offers the most advanced and cutting-edge therapies, procedures, and products designed to renew, restore, and revive health called A.R.T.: Amplified Regenerative Therapies.

Dr. Benson, author, speaker, and self-care and Regenerative Medicine* expert, is known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions! She has been the owner and founder of the Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health (now Regenerative Medicine) for close to two decades.

For almost 30 yearsDr. Benson has applied her considerable knowledge of acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, herbs, IV therapies, and her love for healthy travel to help patients resolve acute and chronic health challenges and to achieve optimal and sustainable health without the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery.

Episode Summary:

Think about it, our bones support the body structurally, protect our vital organs, and allow us to move. To add to the importance of our bone structure for the body, they provide an environment for bone marrow, where blood cells are created, and they act as a storage area for minerals, particularly calcium. 

At birth, we have around 270 soft bones and as we grow, some fuse together leaving the adult human body with 206 bones, 26 of which are in each foot and 54 in each hand and wrist.

In general, our bones stop growing in length during puberty. The bone density and strength are known to change over the course of life.

Title: Your Bones Matter

Key Takeaways:

  • Bare Bones Facts 
  • Multiple Functions Beyond the Obvious 
  • The Structure of Bones 
  • Defining the Three Osteo’s 
  • Metabolic Functions 
  • The Process of Bone Remodeling 
  • Ways to Build Healthy Bones 
  • The Power of Movement for Bones 
  • A Balanced Diet 
  • High Calcium Foods 
  • Vit D & K 
  • Say “No” to Low-Cal 
  • Maintain a Healthy Body Weight 
  • Magnesium, Potassium & Zinc 
  • Good Fats 
  • Negative Impact of Tobacco & Alcohol Use 
  • Hormones Matter 
  • Collagen Supplements

Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:

Fun Facts: https://www.bidmc.org/about-bidmc/blogs/wellness-insight-landing/bones-and-joints/2018/08/fun-facts-about-bones-and-joints

Osteoprosis: https://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/features/exercise-weight-bearing#1

Nutrition: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/15-calcium-rich-foods#section5

Magnesium Foods: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-foods-high-in-magnesium#section6

Superfoods for your Bones:

Bone Health & Lifestyle:  https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/bone-health/art-20045060

YOUNGER episode #53: The Importance of Posture and It’s Connection to a Healthy Life with Dr. Krista Burns – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthy-posture-its-connection-to-healthy-life-dr-krista/id1500339458?i=1000512204083


“You may not know this, but bones are living, active tissues that are constantly being remodeled.”

“More than 99 percent of our body’s calcium is held in our bones and teeth; however, bones are mostly made of the protein collagen.”

“Bones are made up of calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and other minerals, as well as the protein collagen.”