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‘Vivian Answers Day’ #3

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I am a 77 year old female. Have been on Fosamax for 5+ years and have shown no improvement in bone density (I’m now at -3.5).

Doctor has recommended Reclast but I’m reluctant to substitute one drug for another.

Saw your Save Our Bones Program and am interested in starting it. Are there cases in which even that won’t work? Click to continue →

Eat This Nut, Build Your Bones

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If you have the Save Our Bones Program, you may have noticed that I list walnuts (along with most other nuts) as an acidifying food. So why am I recommending walnuts? While it's true that walnuts are acidifying, it's also true that they contain many bone-healthy nutrients. And here's another surprise; so do many other acidifying foods. When you embark … Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #2

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Do fractured bones heal slower due to osteoporosis? and is age a factor – 81 years old?

Dear Lorraine,

Excellent question! As I write in the Save Our Bones Program, bones are living tissue that can regenerate and rebuild itself. Here's an interesting paradox Click to continue →

The Fox and Cat Principle: Follow It For Better Bones

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For my 10th birthday, my parents gave me a hardcover edition of Aesop's Fables, and I fell in love with the entertaining tales. All the while my young, impressionable mind absorbed the morals that came with every story. One of my favorites was the story of the fox and the cat. The wiley old fox was bragging to the cat … Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #1

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What do you think of Reclast? My Dr has ordered this for me to help strengthen my bones.

Dear Mabel,

Reclast (zoldedronic acid), also known as Aclasta outside of the US, is an intravenous bisphosphonate. So the same applies to Reclast (including their nasty side effects) as to any other bisphosphonate drug, except that Click to continue →

ALERT: Bisphosphonates Double the Risk Of Esophageal Cancer

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Once again bisphosphonates, the most widely prescribed osteoporosis drugs, are linked to a dangerous condition. This time, it’s cancer of the esophagus, one of the deadliest cancers. Not long after a recent flurry of reports on atypical femur fractures observed by long-term bisphophonate use, a new study in the UK sheds light on the link of oral bisphosphonates – Fosamax, … Click to continue →

Powerful Bone-Building Antioxidants Found In Apples

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It's always a little sad to see summer - and its bounty of nutritious berries, tomatoes, cucumbers and melons - come to an end. Luckily, the autumn harvest offers a variety of different, but equally nutritious, fruits and vegetables which are starting to make their seasonal appearance on produce stands and supermarket shelves. Nothing says fall is on its way … Click to continue →

Your ‘Ask Vivian Week’ Answers

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I thank you all for posting your questions during 'Ask Vivian Week'. I am really excited that the Save Our Bones community is so active and intelligently inquisitive. There were no less than 925 questions submitted and I wish I could answer them all... But I promise you that there will be other Ask Vivian weeks in the future. And … Click to continue →

Lemonade: A Bone Builder?

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August 20 is National Lemonade Day (there's always a reason to celebrate) and with record-setting temperatures worldwide, a glass of lemonade sure sounds refreshing. But before you break out the pitcher set, know that many store-bought lemonades aren't really lemonade at all. Many contain artificial sweeteners, flavors and coloring. So save your money and skip the drinks and powders that … Click to continue →

3 Simple Lifestyle Secrets To Improve Your Bone Density

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Over the years I've come to be known as a "bone health advocate" among my friends and neighbors. I see it as my duty to share my knowledge with others and to tell them about our community. And when I do, I tend to describe the Save Our Bones community as a resource complete with "nutritional and lifestyle" information that … Click to continue →

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