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Vivian Answers Day

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

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 →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #8: Coffee, Yogurt, Stevia, Vegetable Intolerance, Men And Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis Drugs, And More!

Does coffee really cause trouble with your bones? How much can cause trouble? ... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #7

I take a calcified seaweed supplement. Now I am wondering – is this organic calcium or is it calcium adhering to the seaweed?

Calcified seaweed is plant-derived from the seaweed called Lithothamnium Calcareum, and is therefore organic. However, certain brands combine it with ... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #6

What are the natural sources like vegetables, etc. from which one can get calcium and vitamin D? Does yogurt and buttermilk have calcium besides milk?

Thank you for your help ... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #5

My back feels as though I have muscle strain upper, middle and lower. Is this typical of osteoperosis or is it possible I am over working my back muscles with exercise, painting rooms in the house, lifting grand children, etc? Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #4

What is the best calcium to take and amount for a person 5′ tall and weighs 108 pounds?

-Susan

Dear Susan,

Calcium is required by volume and weight more than any other mineral in the body. As I write in the Save Our Bones Program, 800 to 1200 mg a day can meet the requirements of an adult person. Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #3

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 →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #2

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 →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #1

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 →

Your ‘Ask Vivian Week’ Answers

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 →

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