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Saturday Night Live And Save Our Bones Partner Up

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A Saturday Night Live writer may be part of the Save Our Bones community. Here’s why I’m saying this. I’ve always been a big fan of Saturday Night Live, especially the older seasons. I remember watching John Belushi and laughing until my throat hurt. This past Saturday was no exception. I watched Saturday Night Live player, Abby Elliott, perform a … Click to continue →

How to Keep Your Bones Happy: Stay Away From The S.A.D.

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Today we’ll take a peek at the daily menu of Average Jane and why it's so devastating to her bone health. I'll also reveal what the the S.A.D. really is, and why you must stay away from it. On her way to work in the morning, Average Jane stops at the diner and orders the breakfast special: sausage patties with … Click to continue →

Boniva: What If Sally Field Told The Truth?

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An 800 pound gorilla recommends investments; talking babies discuss online stock trading; a gecko works for a car insurance company; a duck wants you to buy disability coverage… What will they think of next? How about a “retired” flying nun, Sally Field, touting the benefits of Boniva (ibandronate), the first once-a-month bisphosphonate? Take a look at one of the ads … Click to continue →

A Tale Of Two Ladies: Who Would You Rather Be?

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I wrote a story that narrates one day in the life of two imaginary and very different women who share one thing in common: they were both diagnosed with osteoporosis. It begins with N. Slaved, the “perfect patient” who obediently follows the mainstream protocol to solve her bone health problems. The second heroine is I.M. Free, a “reluctant patient” who … Click to continue →

Canned Food Alert: Why Relying On Conventional Wisdom Can Damage Your Bone Health

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Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is one of the foundations of the Save Our Bones Program, and many in our community have asked me if it is imperative to eat fresh produce. Of course it is best to eat fresh as often as possible because fresh foods are more alkalizing than their processed counterparts. But realistically speaking, this can … Click to continue →

The Buzz About Beer And Your Bone Health: My Take

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NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Beer drinkers now have a good excuse to order another round -- the brew may help keep bones strong, a study has found. Researchers from the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California, have found beer is a rich source of silicon and may help prevent osteoporosis, as dietary silicon is … Click to continue →

12 Dangerous And Hidden Food Ingredients In Seemingly Healthy Foods

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Would you eat your favorite breakfast cereal if you knew that it contained Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), a product also used in jet fuel and embalming fluid? Can you imagine grilling your low fat veggie burger if you found out that its main ingredient is Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)? Watch out, because foods that are considered “healthy” and labeled as “natural” contain … Click to continue →

Debunking The Milk Myth: Why Milk Is Bad For You And Your Bones

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Did you know that in Medieval England parents would tie rabbits' feet around their babies’ necks to ward off illness? Doctors would also spit on wounds because saliva was believed to have healing properties. Indeed, history is replete with unfounded health beliefs, and to everyone’s detriment, the milk myth is among the most tenacious. Milk is much more than just … Click to continue →

The Forteo Mystery: What You Should Know About This Puzzling Drug

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Pharmaceutical companies are constantly trying to outdo each other and to come up with new patentable drugs for diseases that already have existing drug treatments.. A good example of this is teriparatide, or Forteo in the US (Forsteo abroad), a new class of osteoporosis drug known as anabolic agents. This daily injectable drug was approved by the FDA in 2002. … Click to continue →

Vitamin K: Your Osteoporosis Knight In Shining Armor

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If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia, it is more than likely that your doctor prescribed an osteoporosis drug such as Fosamax followed by the proverbial calcium recommendation. That’s exactly what happened to me after I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. My doctor also advised me to “drink plenty of milk”. Luckily, I did not follow his flawed advice and … Click to continue →

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