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The Osteoporosis Drug You Never Heard About

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Five years ago, a study showed that a common, cheap, over-the-counter drug helps maintain bone density.

So why didn’t this news make major headlines?

After all, this should be excellent news to the Medical Establishment, since they believe that osteoporosis is a disease that must be treated with drugs. How is it that a readily available over-the-counter drug that apparently does the trick is not heralded as the ultimate solution to osteoporosis?

How come the medical associations and the United Nations, so “concerned” about the threat of the current osteoporosis “epidemics” are not shouting this news from the rooftops? Today, I’ll give you the answer to these questions.

Aspirin: the Cheapest Osteoporosis Drug

Aspirin – or aspirin’s precursor – is a very old drug. It is derived from a compound found in the bark of the willow tree, salicylic acid. Chemically altered into acetylsalicylic acid in 1853, and then manufactured and sold by the Bayer Corporation in 1899, aspirin was the “go to” drug for the next five decades.

But it was a mere five years ago, in 2008, that a study1 showed that aspirin helps maintain bone density.

“This latest study identifies aspirin’s medicinal role on two fronts. In mice, the drug appears to prevent both improper bone resorption and the death of bone-forming stem cells.”1

When aspirin was given to mice, it apparently prevented imbalanced or improper bone resorption and also prevented the death of stem cells that form bone.

“We’ve shown how aspirin both inhibits bone resorption and promotes osteoblast formation,”1 said Associate Professor Songtao Shi and Research Associate Takayoshi Yamaza.

So Should I Take Aspirin?

Of course not! The Save Our Bones Program is dedicated to researching and implementing drug-free ways to maintain and increase bone density; it does not promote or advocate drugs of any kind. I do not even recommend aspirin for pain – but more on that below. Right now we need to figure out why Big Pharma didn’t (and still doesn’t) want this information disseminated.

There’s No Money in Aspirin

As usual, it comes down to the dollar with Big Pharma. You see, aspirin is not a new drug that can be patented and sold for large sums of money. There’s just no profit in aspirin.

This underscores the fact that Big Pharma is just in it for the huge profits only possible with new (and patentable) drugs. Big Pharma would rather continue researching and producing exorbitantly expensive drugs so they can keep their monopoly.

Aspirin Hurts More Than Helps

While the study showed that a regular aspirin regimen increases bone density, that does not mean that aspirin is good for your body. As many of you already know, osteoporosis drugs of any sort can appear to “work,” increasing bone density and so forth; but there’s always a price to pay.

Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in general harm the body and, ultimately, your bones. They impair the body’s ability to heal fractures by stopping an important aspect of healing at the site of injury: inflammation. Chronic inflammation is definitely harmful to bones, but the initial inflammation like swelling and redness at the site of a fracture are important components of the healing process. And like all synthetic drugs, NSAIDs are acidifying.

Aspirin and other NSAIDs can also cause severe stomach irritation. And a European study from 2012 shows that aspirin therapy increases your risk of vision loss in the form of wet macular degeneration.

So it just doesn’t make any sense to take aspirin or any drug to manage conditions like osteoporosis or to prevent heart attack.

But What About Pain?

No one wants to deal with pain. It’s only natural to want to reach for something – anything – that will provide relief. Nature actually provides some amazing pain relievers, whose anti-inflammatory effects do not inhibit healing.

One of the most common forms of pain that cause people to reach for the NSAIDs is back pain.

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References

1 Yamaza T, Miura Y, Bi Y, Liu Y, Akiyama K, et al. “Pharmacologic Stem Cell Based Intervention as a New Approach to Osteoporosis Treatment in Rodents.” PLoS One, 3(7): e2615 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002615

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  1. Anastasia Juno April 19, 2013, 8:12 pm

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  2. Luz April 8, 2013, 12:04 pm

    I refused drugs because I know their bad side effects. Finally a doctor prescribed me Fosteum a medical food product, made from wild yam. My insurance does not cover it and it’s $75/mo, I just want to know if it will be safe for me to take in the long run or am I better off without it? not many people have heard about this food product. So far I read only people with breast cancer should not take this.

    • Customer Support April 9, 2013, 2:29 pm

      Luz, please click on the smiley face icon at the top of the page so you can post your question to customer support. Thank you! :)

  3. Lynn Hill March 31, 2013, 1:09 pm

    Hi Vivian. I am trying to follow your information on acquiring calcium from marine algae, but so far I have only found Harmonic Innerprizes Inc. Calcium from the Sea. However, having bought it, I am not sure it is okay since the Magnesium included with it is 1000mg, the calcium is 800mg. Since the recommended daily allowance for women is 320mg magnesium, does taking these tablets mean I am ingesting too much magnesium or is this not a problem? Please let me know if there is a better calcium/magnesium product out there, if you know of it.

    • Customer Support April 9, 2013, 2:28 pm

      Lynn, for calcium and supplement questions, please click on the smiley face at the top of the page. That will connect you to customer support. Thanks! :)

  4. Carol Reed March 26, 2013, 11:21 am

    I also take 81mg aspirin daily.Is there something else I can take instead?
    Carol

  5. Nu Ly March 26, 2013, 5:53 am

    I bought “The 7 day back pain cure” book one and half year ago, it seems
    not work for me. When sometimes I have back pain, I don’t take drug, just
    go to the chiropretor. Thanks.

  6. Nu Ly March 26, 2013, 5:53 am

    I bought “The 7 day back pain cure” book one and half year ago, it seems
    not work for me. When sometimes I have back pain, I don’t take drug, just
    go to the chiropretor. Thanks.

  7. Nu Ly March 26, 2013, 5:44 am

    I bought “The 7 day back pain cure” book one and half year ago, it seems
    not work for me. When sometimes I have back pain, I don’t take drug, just
    go to the chiropretor. Thanks.

  8. Faith March 24, 2013, 9:48 pm

    I have broken 20 bones in my lifetime. I am 61 years old. I take no osteoporosis drugs except calcium and vitamin D. I do weight training and eat the saveourbones diet and have for the last year. I have pain from a 3 break ankle accident last July. The pain is often ugly. The only thing that helps is Ibuprophen. Since you do not suggest Ibuprophen, what can I take? I do the exercises that are in the books suggested. They help my back pain but not my bone break pain. Please advise. Many Thanks, faith

  9. Julie Chooi March 24, 2013, 6:13 am

    I was put on 100mg of Aspirin as well as simvastatin 10 years ago when the doctor suspected that I had an Ischaemic heart. Recently I found out that aspirin can cause macular degeneration. I am very worried as lately I have been having trouble with my vision. Please advise me how to wean myself off Aspirin and what natural foods should I take instead of aspirin?
    Thank you Vivian for all your help.
    Julie Chooi

  10. Julie Chooi March 24, 2013, 6:13 am

    I was put on 100mg of Aspirin as well as simvastatin 10 years ago when the doctor suspected that I had an Ischaemic heart. Recently I found out that aspirin can cause macular degeneration. I am very worried as lately I have been having trouble with my vision. Please advise me how to wean myself off Aspirin and what natural foods should I take instead of aspirin?
    Thank you Vivian for all your help.
    Julie Chooi

  11. Julie Chooi March 24, 2013, 6:12 am

    I was put on 100mg of Aspirin as well as simvastatin 10 years ago when the doctor suspected that I had an Ischaemic heart. Recently I found out that aspirin can cause macular degeneration. I am very worried as lately I have been having trouble with my vision. Please advise me how to wean myself off Aspirin and what natural foods should I take instead of aspirin?
    Thank you Vivian for all your help.
    Julie Chooi

  12. Julie Chooi March 24, 2013, 6:12 am

    I was put on 100mg of Aspirin as well as simvastatin 10 years ago when the doctor suspected that I had an Ischaemic heart. Recently I found out that aspirin can cause macular degeneration. I am very worried as lately I have been having trouble with my vision. Please advise me how to wean myself off Aspirin and what natural foods should I take instead of aspirin?
    Thank you Vivian for all your help.
    Julie Chooi

  13. Diane March 23, 2013, 11:55 am

    I can’t tell if you are for or against aspirin ???? If aspirin causes other problems…maybe big pharma does not want to step into that quagmire…anyway…I do appreciate what you do and I do not appreciate what big pharma does on a regular basis…but I’m just sayin…..are you suggesting there be more research on a user friendly aspirin or maybe “why aspirin seems to help ”
    Thanks

  14. Ruth Knoblock March 22, 2013, 3:55 pm

    I just recently had a bone-density test which showed that my osteoporosis has gotten worse in the last three years. It showed my spine has lost 7 percent of its calcium and my hips have lost 4 percent. The doctor wants me to consider taking the drug Prolia, which I don’t want to do. I had been taking a liquid calcium/mag/zinc supplement, but the nurse said it wasn’t helping me and pointed me to Calcium Citrate with D, a 1200 mg. slow time-released tablet taken once a day with a meal. I have the Saveourbones program and will give greater attention to the calcium rich foods, plus being more diligent to exercise daily, doing the treadmill or using my Walk Fit DVD program. Can you advise me on how to reverse this condition without the drug therapy which for me is not an option because of the other unknown damage it will do. I have a lot of hip and joint pain. I try to refrain from taking much Ibuprofen because I am on a blood thinner due to Atrial Fibrilation. I know Vitamin K is also good for bones but have not taken it because of the blood thinner. Should I add this to my supplements? Thank you for your help.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA March 23, 2013, 10:20 am

      Ruth, you’ve come to the right place! The Save Our Bones Program is all about drug-free osteoporosis management. :) You can read more details here:

      http://saveourbones.com/program/

      I wish you health!

  15. Leslie (Ms. L. Carmel) March 22, 2013, 1:15 pm

    Hi! Vivian,

    Thank You VERY MUCH For Keeping Us Informed About Things To Help Us Keep Our Bone Osteoporosis Free.

    LOVE, (MS. L. Carmel)

  16. Karen March 22, 2013, 12:01 pm

    I wish you would stop saving that thing like books are free when one has to pay high shipping costs to get them or join a newsletter that you get a “Free” sample but have to cancel within 30 days. Just saying.

  17. ELSIE March 21, 2013, 6:56 pm

    Vivian, I don’t take priscription drugs or overcounter drug, but for the aspirin part, I used to make a tea from organic white willow bark (Origin of Aspirin) and organic stevia, I get it from RAinbow Grocery, somtetimes with green tea, or today i use the third ingreient organic pepperming and that is my drink. so maybe that why I don’t have pain whatsoever. Thanks Vivian for more info I got from you. Just follow your protocol in eating right. Thank you agin and Be Blessed.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA March 23, 2013, 10:17 am

      Elsie, consuming whole herbs to relieve pain is very different from taking synthetic drugs! :) Many herbs, like ginger, have health benefits and can be eaten as food.

  18. catherine March 21, 2013, 5:41 pm

    Wonder if you can tell me positive or negative view of what is being hailed as the latest bone builder. The drug is Xgeva. Thank you

  19. Jackie March 21, 2013, 3:03 pm

    Thanks for educating all of us about osteoporosis and related medications. I’ve been doing as much as I can regarding your Program. However, I find the Calcium suggested (Tru-Osteo) creates severe constipation…as well as any calcium for me! I also take two magnesium to counteract the severe constipation and that’s been working better. Any other suggestions that would work? Now I’m going for Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrilation and must be on blood thinners. There goes the Omega 3′s and Tru-Osteo (K-2)for at least four months! I’m wondering how much my bones will again be depleted! Any suggestions?

  20. Pat March 21, 2013, 2:10 pm

    Unfortunately, I’m allergic to aspirin (also, found out my brother & sister are too).

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA March 23, 2013, 10:15 am

      Yes, allergies to aspirin are another problem with it!

  21. Ollie Whitener March 21, 2013, 12:59 pm

    I hope everyone will leave all of those DEVIL Meds out of their life! Last June 3, I had reclast infusion and have not been the same since. I ended up in ER by night fall, and giving “sleep” medicines and sent home. After that I have had head aches and Not ONE day has gone by that I have not had pain. Now, BONES are growing inside my skull and outside of my skull. The doctors does not want anything to do with me. One will send me to a new doctor and that doctor will send me to another! (You get the point!) No doctor will say it was the recast, and I did have a few issues before-but NOTHING like I have had since. I have to take pain pills or pain patches everyday for pain! And all this time-the doctors protect the drug company by not saying there is any connection. I have had every kind of medical test know to man, and still, NO ONE can tell me anything. I have another appointment with another “specialist” but can not get in until MAY 30, which now, I don’t think I will be here then.

    Please continue to tell the truth about these horrible meds. I wish I had done my homework better.
    Ollie
    ollientx@yahoo.com

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA March 21, 2013, 5:28 pm

      Ollie, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with Reclast…you are not alone I’m afraid. You might want to read the post below if you’re looking for answers – as you say, it’s nearly impossible to get doctors to make the connection between the drugs they prescribe and the bad side-effects!

      http://saveourbones.com/reclast-infusion-new-treatment-old-story/

      Remember, your body was made for health! I encourage you to check out Rapid Cleanse if you want to clean your system of osteoporosis drugs. That’s what the cleanse is designed to do!

      http://saveourbones.com/rapid-cleanse/

  22. Sheila Hagan March 21, 2013, 11:04 am

    Dear Vivian
    I have followed your program for several years, and also the separation of starches from animal protein diet full of fruits and veggies, grains etc. so am in pretty good health, except after almost 15 years on fosamax (1995-2009), had sevral other problems, which were healed by the new way of eating. but, my last bone scan continued to go down hill and was at -4.3, when I changed doctors. The new doctor checked my PARAthyroid, and the calcium that I was eliminating in the urine because my blood calcium had been in the 10.+ for the last ten years or so, and my vit D. always stayed low.
    The results showed something wrong with the parathyroid and she sent me to the Norman Parathyroid Center in Tampa Fl., where indeed there was a tumor on the parathyroid and oddly, one also on the thyroid. Both removed on Nov.13th 2012, and then
    three days later I fell in the yard and my right hip disintegrated at the top. The good news is that now, with the removal of the parathyroid tumor,the calcium is staying IN the bones, rather than being pulled out,and my hip is actually healing slowly but positively.
    I am 72 years old, and feel that this was a reprieve from living in a wheelchair the rest of my life.

    I am writing this to you because of the importance of the PARATHYROId that controls whether or not the calcium stays in the bone. Please check this website http://www.parathyroid.com and if you agree, this would be most helpful to all the people that you speak to.
    Thank you for all you do
    Sheila Hagan
    453 Glen Ok Rd
    Venice, Fl 34293

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA March 21, 2013, 5:25 pm

      Thank you for the information, Sheila! I wish you a full recovery from your hip fracture.

  23. Kathy Kennedy March 21, 2013, 10:39 am

    Last week, the receptionist at my doctors office told me that I needed to come in to discuss my severe osteoporosis. I replied, “So I have severe osteoporosis?” (Not a great way to get the news.) I hung up the phone and cried. Then, after my doctors visit this week, I cried once again – honestly, I rarely cry, but this news really struck me hard. Of course, my doctor wanted to put me on Fosamax. She did not seem happy that I wanted to go home and research the drug first (I’ve learned that most doctors do not know about more natural approaches). Then I started reading Save Our Bones and was so glad I didn’t agree to take Fosamax or any of the other drugs she suggested. Reading your book has helped me disown the so called “disease” and has put me on the path to healthier living. No more tears! Thanks!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA March 21, 2013, 5:24 pm

      Kathy, that is fabulous news! I bet your doctor was not too happy because she feared you might take your health into your own hands…:) I am so glad you found the Save Our Bones program and are part of the community.

  24. Joan March 21, 2013, 9:48 am

    Are there drawbacks to taking Evista?

  25. Terry March 21, 2013, 8:16 am

    Once again you have peeked my interest. I was put on 81mg aspirin for my Reynauds. I think I have some more research to do. Thank you for the information. Your a bright spot in my day.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA March 21, 2013, 5:22 pm

      You are most welcome, Terry. Good for you for doing your research!

  26. Brigitte Dunker-Gassner March 21, 2013, 6:33 am

    Hello Vivian

    As far as I can remember, you have not made mention of antacids for relief of heartburn, etc.

    Are they safe to take if one has a osteoporosis problem?

    Thanks for your time.

    Brigitte

  27. Dian March 21, 2013, 3:25 am

    The free back pain book is only free if you don’t order the physical one that tacks on shipping charges of $5.95 in the US or $9.95 outside. Once you turn that down, you’ll get an offer to download the PDF.

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