Once you’ve determined that you’d like to start changing your lifestyle habits to improve the health of your bones, it really helps to break down those changes into doable steps. This not only makes it easier; it also gives you a sense of control and confidence.

But if you really want for the changes to persist, the key is to trust yourself. You may have been raised to believe that only medical professionals are qualified to tell you what to do for your health. But the best expert on you is yourself!

Armed with scientifically-backed information like you’ll find in the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, you are more than qualified to make your own bone health decisions and form healthful, bone-rejuvenating habits.

But I know full well that sometimes you could doubt yourself. So I’m really excited to share with you today four easy ways to gain (or regain) the self-trust that will help you achieve a confident and successful natural bone-health journey.

Don’t Let Failure Define You!

No matter how disciplined the person, everyone fails now and then when trying to make a positive change. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or simply a decision to stop a bad habit, it’s not possible to succeed every time.

The problem is not failing per se; it’s how you view the failure.

If you let the failure define you, then you might get caught in a cycle of “I can’t.” That makes it hard to try the next time you want to make a positive change.

But you can break this cycle, and it starts with extending some forgiveness to yourself.

1. Give Yourself A Break – Forgive Yourself!

Sometimes, the hardest person to forgive is yourself. But you’re also the most important person to forgive, so you can move on.

A good place to start is to face your failure. Go ahead and let yourself think about it and acknowledge it, and then recognize that it’s not something to be ashamed of.

It happens to everyone, even the great and famous people who made history! One of my favorite quotes is from Thomas Edison, who has said this:

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

So stay positive; it doesn’t mean you’re going to fail next time.

2. Stop The Judgmental “Inner Voice”

The problem with a negative thought cycle is that you can easily end up passing judgment on yourself that gets internalized. As I mentioned above, a failure doesn’t define you. If you let it, past failures can “whisper” negative, self-incriminating thoughts that can keep you from moving forward.

Many times, a failed attempt at positive change just means you need to go about it differently. It does not mean you are a failure or incompetent. Perhaps you’re biting off more than you can chew, for example, or expecting too much too soon. Forming new habits is much more about making small, incremental changes than it is about experiencing a massive, overnight change. Expecting the latter can set you up for disappointment.

And that brings us to the next point…

3. Learn From Your Failure

Have you ever heard someone say that a negative experience was worth it because of what they learned? The same can be true of you. Part of breaking the self-judging cycle is to turn self-condemnation into action.

Why do you think you failed? What could you do differently next time? Get proactive about designing a new plan with a different approach. For example, say your goal was to eat a more alkalizing diet. But you had all kinds of sugary snacks in the house that kept tempting you. So next time, get rid of the snacks and replace them with something healthy and accessible.

In other words, recognize why you failed so you can remove that obstacle and set yourself up for success the next time.

4. Don’t Give Up Easily

As you come to realize the normalcy of occasional failure, you’ll be less likely to throw in the towel at the slightest setback. This starts a positive cycle of persistence that will get you through the inevitable lapses. Remember, occasional loss of motivation is perfectly normal; no one is “on” 100% of the time. The point to remember is that it’s temporary.

Underpinning all four of these points is your Bone Health Philosophy. This is the anchor that gets you through those moments when you feel like giving up. It’s a philosophy that acts as a core value, a stabilizing force when colleagues, friends, family, or the Medical Establishment try to sway you to a different way of thinking.

Your Bone Health Philosophy will provide the confidence you need when others question the validity of your choices.

Forming New Healthy Habits Starts With Practical Steps

I’ve gotten lots of e-mails from Savers who feel overjoyed by their results when they successfully implemented even just a few changes following the Osteoporosis Reversal Program. But I’m well aware that for some it could be more difficult than for others.

That’s why the Program includes a Calendar. It’s a week-by-week breakdown that clarifies exactly the time frame and the steps you need to take to start healing and rejuvenating your bones . The Calendar is all framed in encouraging, inspiring language, so you will remain motivated. But if for whatever reason you fall behind, remember, it’s okay!

The Calendar guides and encourages you with thoughts like these:

“Week 1 is all about internalizing the truth: that osteoporosis is not a disease, and that you are healthy and will strengthen your bones without the toxic and dangerous drugs. This week gives you the time you need to find your inner strength, so you’ll believe in yourself and will feel confident about your success.”

It goes on to prepare you for what’s ahead, including a reminder to set aside time to make a grocery list and set aside time to shop for bone-healthy foods. The Calendar helps ease you into the transition to a bone-healthy lifestyle.

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So believe in your bones and in yourself!

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20 comments. Leave Yours Now →
  1. Phyllis November 12, 2015, 2:22 pm

    I am 69 and have 3.3 density score. I have never taken any kind of drugs. You say don’t drink milk . How do I get calcium in my bones.What

  2. Bonnie Ellis October 1, 2015, 3:21 pm

    I would love to interact with others participating in the “Ave our Bones” program, but this is the only place I have found which looks like it has contact information. PLEASE – isn’t there some general e-mail address or telephone number to use?

    Bonnie

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  4. Kathy August 2, 2015, 3:01 pm

    Hello Dr. Vivian,
    I take medicinal drugs for Parkinsons Disease, I also have Osteoporosis. I have to be cautious which drugs, supplements etc I combine. Could you advise me how I can check on this before commencing Trueosteo or anything else please. I don’t feel my practicioner would be very cooperative. Thank you, Kathy

  5. Allison July 31, 2015, 3:10 pm

    I take 50 mg of B complex and it turns my
    Urine bright yellow. Is this bad for the kidneys? Thanks for all your great work
    Helping us!!!

  6. Tricia July 31, 2015, 1:05 pm

    Vivien, can you clarify please? I’ve read elsewhere that Sensoril can affect the thyroid – i.e. elevate it. Certainly my thyroid became hyper when I was taking TrueOsteo but I am not sure whether the thyroid was striving to balance too much/unwanted magnesium because sensoril was coping with cortisol, or it was completely unrelated. (In that case I would need to reduce magnesium intake). I do so want to take TOsteo but…… I wonder if you will answer me this tricky question as you clearly endorse TrueOsteo. Many thanks.

  7. Maria Gonzalez July 31, 2015, 12:24 pm

    Hello Vivian. Do you think that drinking reverse osmosis water can deplete bone density due to the lack of minerals in the water? Thank you for everything Vivian.
    Maria

    • live4ever July 31, 2015, 2:48 pm

      How many ways are there to ask if our minerals come from water?? The answer is still always “NO” …. Heavy metals, too much wrong calcium “yes”. We all get our good minerals from fruits and veggies or maybe proper supplements.

  8. Abi July 31, 2015, 11:16 am

    I have also been diagnosed with this osteoperosis. Since I have been trying to change my diet with more alkalinity foods. I really believe that I had so much acid wearing down my bones. Now I have hardly any acid reflux eating more healthy and I’m also walking and doing my home stretch exercises. Thanks to Dr. Vivian Goldschmidt. I also do some weight lifting for my arms and work harder on my core strength muscles. My problem is finding the right supplement to take in calcium pill that doesn’t constipate me. The calcium I’ve tried has constipated me so much I needed to get off of them. Dr. Vivian can you refer me to a calcium supplement. I know you advise in your book the TrueOsteo. Does it constipate you or cause acid reflux? Please let me know. I will pray for all you women who suffer from Osteoperosis and keep on keeping on. “I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me” Phillipians 4:7 I hope and pray that when I get my bone density this year God has restored my bones and they are well and strong. To God Be The Glory Great Things He Has Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    God bless you’ll,
    Abi

    • Jean July 31, 2015, 7:35 pm

      I have been taking the TrueOsteo since January. It did not cause any stomach upset but I found that I was getting constipated. My regular doctor told me to start taking Magnesium Citrate 200 – 250 mg daily (even the Costco brand is fine). It did the trick!! And I hope it works for you.

      Jean

    • jannie July 31, 2015, 12:06 pm

      Calcium citrate with magnesium wont constipate you!! Carbobate is not absorbed as well…citrate is!! Tfy caltrate or citrical

      • Sue August 9, 2015, 3:22 pm

        Years ago, I asked my pharmacist what the difference was between calcium carbonate and calcium citrate supplements and she said “calcium carbonate is constipating”. I switched to citrate and no more constipation.

        I no longer take calcium supplements but try to get it from food alone.

  9. Teresa ochoa July 31, 2015, 11:08 am

    3 years ago I was prescribed Prolia, when I read, about the side effects , I threw it away. I am glad I never did. Those drugs, are dangerous

  10. Susan Smith July 31, 2015, 8:58 am

    I was just diagnosed with osteoporosis and started Fosamax 6 weeks ago because after questioning my doctor about my concern about this drug he talked me into it. I trusted him! After finding your website I am now angry with him. How could he possibly be okay with this drug? Today is the day I’m supposed to take me next pill. I’m not taking it!! I ordered your book and expect it today. Thank you for your wealth of information. I consider myself in training to build bone and prove to my doctor that there are better alternatives. Just maybe I will change his mind for other of his patients. ( I can dream).

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA July 31, 2015, 10:24 am

      I am so glad you found this site, Susan – in the nick of time! 🙂

  11. EJ July 31, 2015, 7:24 am

    I have just been diagnosed with osteoporosis. The doctor feels the cause may be a nodule on my thyroid – how does that work? I am upset at the idea of thyroid surgery.

    Like Joan I was just diagnosed with a stress fracture. PT is helping a lot.

  12. Joan July 31, 2015, 6:13 am

    I have just been diagnosed with a compression fracture of my spine and am upset. Have been off osteo drugs for about 7 years exercise and try to eat healthy. Am waiting to get an appointment at one of our hospitals that has an osteo clinic but it could take a few months. Don’t know whether I should continue with my exercises could you please advise me
    Thank you

  13. Joan July 31, 2015, 4:32 am

    Good Advice Vivian when we have a few hicups along the way it’s back to the “if at first we don’t succeed try try again”
    I think you have the savers all worked out our ups and downs until our bones are strong again
    Best wishes
    Joan

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA July 31, 2015, 10:23 am

      Absolutely, Joan! Great reminder about trying again.

  14. Anne Hirst July 31, 2015, 3:54 am

    Hi I’m 72 have stopped taking Alendronic after two years. (To many side effects) this is my first week of not taking them, my eye sight is no longer blarey. I want to take a health capsule to make my bones stronger ( have osteoporosis and brittle bones) but worried about Alendronic drug in my blood Stream any advice would be greatly excepted.

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