March 6, 2011
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 →
March 2, 2011
Is swimming in a pool OK for bones?
I know it’s not weight bearing exercise but does keep you aerobically fit. ...
February 6, 2011
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 …
February 3, 2011
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 →
January 30, 2011
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 ...
January 23, 2011
‘Vivian Answers Day’ #10: Goat Milk, Soup, Strontium, Fluoride, Weight Loss, pH Balance, Dancing, Calcitonin, Forteo, Actonel And More!
I’m 68 and started Actonel 3 years ago (once a week). The only side effects I had was constipation. After 2 years ...
January 18, 2011
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 →
January 12, 2011
‘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? ...
January 5, 2011
You might have heard of the notion that being overweight is good for your bones. Well, this myth has been debunked as I explain in a previous article titled “Your Weight Affects Your Bones: True or False?”. And besides all the good science behind the study mentioned in that article, if you think about it, you’ll easily conclude that it's … Click to continue →