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Atelvia: My Review

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Atelvia (risedronate sodium), an oral bisphophonate made by Warner Chilcott, has been approved in the US on October 8, 2010. Here’s the simple trick used for creating Atelvia: clever marketing sleight of hand. Let me explain. Atelvia's active ingredient is identical to its twin Actonel, and similar to its cousins Fosamax (including the generic alendronate) and Boniva (ibandronate). So what's … Click to continue →

5 Bone-Healthy Nutrients In This One Delicious Seed

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Pumpkin seeds bring back vivid childhood memories for me. Picture this: a small patio, my two younger brothers, and lots of pumpkin seeds. The competition would heat up as they'd see who could spit the pumpkin seed shells the farthest. My friends and I would cheer on from the second floor balcony when taking a break from our more "civilized" … Click to continue →

Vivian Answers Day #11; Swimming, Aging, Gout, Gastritis, Alfalfa, Bananas, And More!

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Is swimming in a pool OK for bones?

I know it’s not weight bearing exercise but does keep you aerobically fit. ... Click to continue →

My Gift: The Ultimate Calcium Guide

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When I embarked on this journey of medical research and exploration I began investigating calcium. And now, as my gift to you, I'd like to share my findings with you in a report that I'm releasing for the first time. Click to continue →

Reclast: The Miracle Oral Bisphosphonate Alternative?

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Let’s face it. When news breaks of an osteoporosis drug discovery that increases bone strength and reduces fractures in the hip, spine, wrist, leg, and rib, the medical establishment listens… and prescribes.

Add to this the convenience of a once-yearly 15 minute intravenous infusion, and it seems like an osteoporosis treatment … Click to continue →

A Day In The Life #1: Shopping And Eating At The Mall

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Yesterday was an unusual day for me. I spent the morning with a dear childhood friend who was visiting from abroad for a few days. She had brought a shopping list with her, so off we went to a large local mall, to get the items she was looking for. This was a great opportunity for us to catch up … Click to continue →

Strontium Demystified: Everything You Wanted To Know

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I’ve answered several questions about strontium as part of my Vivian Answers Day series. But I’ve noticed that more strontium related questions keep coming, so I’ve decided to compile all the information about strontium in one place to serve as a handy reference for you ... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #10: Goat Milk, Soup, Strontium, Fluoride, Weight Loss, pH Balance, Dancing, Calcitonin, Forteo, Actonel And More!

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I’m 68 and started Actonel 3 years ago (once a week). The only side effects I had was constipation. After 2 years ... Click to continue →

Which Mushrooms Increase Bone Density?

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Mushrooms are one of my favorite alkaline foods. I often add them raw to a salad or cook up a delicious mushroom stir-fry for me and my family. The ancient Romans even referred to mushrooms as "gifts of the gods" and saved them for holy festivals because of their remarkable nutritional qualities. But with an almost infinite variety of edible … Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #9: Dowager’s Hump, Chocolate Milk, Soda, Almonds, Cholesterol, Exercise, Reclast, Prolia And More!

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I have loved chocolate milk all my life!! So, here is my question:

May I drink ‘raw milk’ mixed with ‘Organic’ Fairly Traded Baking Cocoa, and honey? ... Click to continue →

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