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Save Our Bones 2013 In Review

2014

The New Year brings us the opportunity to look forward to the future and to celebrate the past.

So when I look back at 2013, I know that everything we’ve accomplished so far is thanks to you, a member of the Save Our Bones community. For that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

And as we look toward the future, I know that we’ll continue to grow because you inspire me to reach out and spread the truth about osteoporosis with devotion and enthusiasm.

You give me the strength to bring new ideas, which is sure to make 2014 the most exciting year for Save Our Bones yet. And as we enter our fifth year, I’m so glad you’ll be a part of it!

And now, let’s reminisce together by taking a quick look at the…

Top 10 Posts of 2013

#1. You took a quiz to discover your bone health philosophy:

Bone Health Quiz: What’s Your Bone Health Philosophy?

#2. I gave you several reasons why osteoporosis drugs are useless:

Recent Study Confirms That Osteoporosis Drugs Are Useless

#3. More on why you shouldn’t ever take osteoporosis drugs; top 5 reasons:

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Take Osteoporosis Drugs

#4. You read about a very compelling reason why you should not trust any drug approvals by the FDA:

Oops! FDA Admits Huge Osteoporosis Drug Mistake

#5. I gave you all the details about celery and why you should include it in your bone-healthy diet:

Celery: The Often-Ignored Alkalizing Powerhouse Your Bones Need

#6. Non-toxic cookware was the spotlight of this post:

Stop Doing This with Your Cookware

#7. Nobody likes to make mistakes, especially when it has to do with your bones. So I gave you the list of the five worst bone-health mistakes you might be making:

The 5 Worst Bone-Health Mistakes You Might Be Making

#8. I shared with you a recipe to make alkalizing cream cheese:

Amazing! This Bone Healthy Cream Cheese Makes Itself

#9. This post about lactose intolerance brought more controversy to the already controversial topic:

Are You Part Of The 60% Who Should NEVER Drink This?

#10. I also shared with you 10 easy exercises to build your bones in just 2 minutes:

10 Ways To Build Your Bones In 2 Minutes

#11 BONUS! As a thank you gift to all ‘Savers’, I shared my ’17 Bone-Healthy Snacks’ report and the feedback from the community was tremendous:

’17 Bone-Healthy Snacks’

And as always, feel free to share your New Year’s wishes with our community by leaving a comment below – we’d love to hear from you!

May the New Year be filled with joy, love and good health!

With love,

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  1. Ralph E. Lewis June 9, 2014, 2:53 am

    Check it out !

    J. Cell. Mol. Med. Vol 17, No 8, 2013 pp. 958-965

    “Electromagnetic Fields act VIA activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects” – by Martin L. Pall

    Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Wash. State University, Portland, OR

  2. Liliana January 29, 2014, 2:45 am

    Hi Vivian,
    I’ve been just diagnose with osteoporosis in my spine, I’m 46. Yes, scary isn’t? I don’t want any drugs! Even thinking about anytime I can have a fracture. I’ve read about the alkaline food but my concern is loosing weight. I’m very thing. I started one and I lost weight! I’m still eating healthy. Looking to your recipes I feel I releive because you have more fruits, protein varieties than the others. I bought your program, I can’t wait to get it. And I definetly get the cookbook. Thanks you very much. (from Australia)hope to hear from you soon.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA January 30, 2014, 12:17 pm

      Liliana, congratulations on taking charge of your own bone health! If you have concerns about losing weight on the Program, you can adjust to a 70/30 balance instead for a while, or swap out higher-calorie acidifying foods (beef rather than turkey, for instance). :) Good luck!

  3. Shirley Carini January 9, 2014, 3:24 pm

    On Monday, Jan. 6th It was so cold, threw my coat over my shoulders to get my mail from the front porch. I closed the mail box and in trying to turn around lost my balance. In trying to regain balance I took some backward steps and ended up having a sit down fall. Ouch! My back is still sore, but no broken bones. I’ve been taking the calcium you recommended. Also doing balance exercises.And from now on, I will never go even a short distance without my cane.

  4. Jo January 2, 2014, 3:35 pm

    Dear Vivian; I have an unusual problem and I need your advice.
    I am 76 yrs. old Asian woman, active and very healthy. I attend Yoga classes and also I am an instructor of yoga and T’aichi at Senior Centers.
    Since my High School days,I have kept 105 pounds weight which, to me, is just right for me and I would like to keep this weight but have been losing weight very slowly (I know that some of this has to do with age…). My eating plan had always been close to your plan. When most people are trying to lose weight, here I am asking you to give me advise as to add more calories to my eating plan so that I can, at least, gain 3-5 pounds.
    I know that I do not take in enough calories.
    Thank you, Jo

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA January 3, 2014, 12:17 pm

      Dear Jo,
      Your exercise plan sounds excellent! Honestly, there’s such a wide variety of foods you can eat on the Save Our Bones Program (and no limit to the amount you can eat) that it should be easy to adjust for weight loss. One thing you can do is add more complex carbs that pack calories, such as bananas, grapes, alkalizing beans, green peas, sweet potatoes, potatoes with peel, etc. And you can increase the calories of the acidifying foods, such as eating beef instead of turkey.

      What also helps is having multiple snacks throughout the day. :) Don’t forget nuts like almonds! They are nutrient-dense and high in calories.

      If you still aren’t happy with your weight, you could try a 70/30 alkaline/acid balance, so as to increase consumption of higher calorie, acidifying foods such as pasta, brown rice, whole grain bread, and so forth. :)

  5. Susan Colvin January 2, 2014, 12:35 pm

    Thanks, Vivian, for all of the information throughout the year. There is so much I need to do and can do with all of your good information. Would you mind telling me if iron skillets are good to use for cooking?

  6. dorothy January 2, 2014, 11:34 am

    Thank you Vivian for the Save our Bones Programe and your continual help feeding us with information to keep our bones healthy. A blessing to us all that we have you.

    Happy New Year

    Dorothy

  7. Elef January 2, 2014, 5:07 am

    Happy New Year Vivian and to all the Savers!! I follow your advises for my bones, but my Dexa scan continues to show that my bone mass decreases. I trust you and I try not to give much attention to this, I hope that I do the right thing as I feel well and have no problems as I am already 72 years old.
    Thank you for all.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA January 2, 2014, 1:53 pm

      Dear Elef,

      Please don’t think that following the Program was for naught! :) Remember, bone density is just one aspect of bone health. It is an indicator of bone metabolism, but the main focus of bone health is simply to prevent fractures, and less dense but healthy and renewed bones have better tensile strength than thicker, denser, older bones.

      Also, please don’t forget that machines are not accurate, which means that your DEXA may not reflect a good comparison. The bottom line is that you’re not taking toxic (and often dangerous) drugs, and that you’re allowing your bones to remodel as they should. Bone health is not a density “pageant!” It’s all about not breaking bones, and so far, you’ve succeeded with flying colors!

  8. Pearl January 1, 2014, 6:13 am

    Happy New Year Vivian, & all the other “Savers” I hope you have wonderful & well blessed 2014.
    Thankyou for all the info.

  9. Annabelle January 1, 2014, 4:48 am

    Thank you Vivienne for all the reminders and excellent information. Can’t wait to receive your cookbook. All the best for 2014 to you and the Save Our Bones community.

  10. Ruth December 31, 2013, 8:45 pm

    I really appreciate the cook books. have tried several recipes and will keeepontrying more. they are so good. thanks for all your help.

  11. Nicole December 31, 2013, 2:01 pm

    I can’t drink almond milk because of its potassium content. Is there a substitute?Vivian, we owe you so much! Thank you a million times… Nicole

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA December 31, 2013, 4:17 pm

      Nicole, coconut and rice milk are both alkalizing options you could try. :)

  12. Terry December 31, 2013, 10:35 am

    #12….You finished your Cook Book and it has been such a blessing. I have even made some of the stuffed mushroom and the family thinks they are the best!!! Thank you for being so selfless and sharing all of your knowledge so that we can succeed in becoming the healthiest we can!! Thank you!!!!!…Big Hugs and a wonderful Happy New Year!!!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA December 31, 2013, 1:06 pm

      Terry,
      It’s always so nice when the whole family likes a recipe, isn’t it? Thanks for letting us know that the mushrooms were a hit! Have a happy, healthy New Year filled with tasty, bone-building foods. :)

  13. Michael December 31, 2013, 2:24 am

    Thanks for everithing you offer us.Have a nice new year full of happiness and health.

  14. Ann Mary December 30, 2013, 8:40 pm

    Happy New Year to all Savers! I feel strong knowing we stand together

    • Terry December 31, 2013, 10:38 am

      Thank you Ann Mary, I feel the same way. We are not alone, we are many… growing stronger every day!! Happy New Year everyone!!

  15. Roberta December 30, 2013, 8:38 pm

    I received my recipe book and it looks beautiful. I can’t wait to use it after the new year. Thanks Viv for all you do for us

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA December 31, 2013, 1:05 pm

      Great news, Roberta! I hope you enjoy all the delicious recipes. :)

  16. Anna December 30, 2013, 8:21 pm

    Vivian,
    Thank you for all you do for this community! I really appreciate your emails and research. I am looking forward to using the new cookbooks in 2014. Happy New Year to you,

    Anna

  17. Shelly December 30, 2013, 2:54 pm

    Vivian thanks so much for al your hard work. I wish you the happiest of New Years! We owe so much to you.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA December 30, 2013, 5:40 pm

      Thank you, Shelly. I owe much gratitude to you and the Save Our Bones community as well!

  18. Janet December 30, 2013, 11:27 am

    I don’t drink milk either but I do eat yoghurt. As a family we are unable to eat nuts or nut products due to a family member being nut/soya/lentil/pulses allergic and even our touching that person having consumed one of the above, can trigger a reaction. However, due to Vivian’s books/articles etc, we are able to manage to obtain the nutrients these foods contain, elsewhere. Don’t know how we would manage without such sound advice. Thank you Sooooooo much Vivian for making things manageable and understandable. Wishing A Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year to all the Save Our Bones Community.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA December 30, 2013, 5:39 pm

      Janet, I thank you so very much for your sentiments – and you’ve touched on something important: making things “manageable and understandable.” That’s what Save Our Bones is all about! :)

  19. Barbara December 30, 2013, 7:47 am

    I don’t drink cow’s milk, but I do drink almond milk. Is that just as bad for you?

    • Catherine December 30, 2013, 9:12 am

      Hi Barbara, excellent choice Almond milk is top of Vivian’s list for drinking as long as it dosen’t contain sugar, (if you need sugar use the plant sugar that Vivian has advised us to use.) I now also drink Almond milk found a few unsweetened tried some but I prefer alpro unsweetened, (also dosen’t have soya which is far down the list). Have a look at Vivian’s discussion ‘drinking cows milk’. This is such an amazing web site that Vivian has for us, I am so grateful for it there isn’t the space to write how I feel about it, so Many Many thanks to Vivian in keeping us well informed with what is going on. I pass all this info on to my sister in France and friends here in the UK. catherine

      • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA December 30, 2013, 5:37 pm

        Catherine, thank you so much for your kinds words! And Barbara, Catherine is right – I do recommend unsweetened almond milk. :)

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