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Taking Evista And Boniva

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Many osteoporosis patients find themselves taking Evista and Boniva even if they have reservations about these drugs. Maybe it’s because their doctors said things like this: “If you don’t take Evista, your bones are going to get so brittle you’ll get fractures just going up stairs.” “There are no natural alternatives to Evista. so this is your only alternative.” “If … Click to continue →

Say Hello To Aloe For Your Bones

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I love doing yard work. It not only gives me an excuse to take a break and enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine; I also find it relaxing and rewarding. A couple of years ago I’ve planted a lemon tree on my front lawn, along with a fragrant Confederate jasmin. In my backyard, there’s a thorny raspberry bush and a miniature … Click to continue →

Boniva Side Effects

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When your doctor wants to prescribe an osteoporosis medication such as Boniva, does he or she take the time to warn you about Boniva’s side effects? It’s always interesting to me the way some doctors tend to be so heavy-handed in prescribing medications for osteoporosis. Because they see osteoporosis as a disease, they want to ply their patients with the … Click to continue →

The Once-A-Month Actonel Dose

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In 2008, the FDA approved the once-a-month Actonel dose. Their reasoning came from a single study that compared the benefits of a daily 5mg Actonel dose with a monthly 150mg dose, and the monthly dose was found to be “just as effective.” The new dosage was hailed as a more convenient option; no more remembering to take a pill each … Click to continue →

How Much Vitamin C Should You Take For Your Bones?

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It may not be a coincidence that its name begins with the same letter as calcium. A recent study on this crucial vitamin, typically recognized as an immune system builder and scurvy’s worst foe, has confirmed that it plays a pivotal role in bone health. The study was published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. It clearly demonstrates that when … Click to continue →

Actonel Benefits – Really?

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“…Treatment with 5 mg Actonel® (risedronate sodium tablets) daily reduced the risk of spinal fracture in postmenopausal osteoporotic patients,” says a glowing report released back in 2003, touting Actonel benefits. If you read on, you’ll encounter all sorts of supposedly positive results from studies showing how wonderful Actonel is. “In these patients, fracture risk was reduced by 62 percent and … Click to continue →

Eat This Uniquely Bone-Healthy Green Food

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The Mediterranean region is known for its beautiful beaches and colorful healthy foods that so many of us love. The alkalizing cruciferous vegetable you’ll read about today is native of that region and packs many bone healthy nutrients plus lots of flavor. So what is it? The often forgotten yet healthful and tasty addition to salads, sandwiches, and other dishes … Click to continue →

ALERT: Strontium Blood Clot Risk Confirmed By New Study

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It made big news abroad, especially in Europe. But chances are that if you live in the United States, you didn’t hear about this at all. And it might make you wonder about the well-known saying, that “bad news travels fast”. The latest osteoporosis drug fiasco is about the drug Protelos, the trademarked name for strontium ranelate, which is not … Click to continue →

The Save Our Bones Daily Double Challenge: Day #4

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What: Celebrate spring with a glass of your favorite red wine. Why: Even though all alcoholic drinks are acidifying, red wine contains the bone healthy polyphenol resveratrol, a potent water-soluble antioxidant. Besides the health benefits of resveratrol - including the much talked about “French Paradox” theory - studies on laboratory rats have found that this potent antioxidant also inhibits bone … Click to continue →

Vivian Answers Day #19: Protein, Agave, Strontium, Density Exercises, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Barley Grass, Anti-Depressants, Weight Loss, And More!

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What do you think of the Ensure products for added protein? There are the high protein shakes with only 5 grams of sugar. Are these acceptable or are they too acidic? Click to continue →

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