An Inspirational Audio Interview


Here are the highlights of our conversation:

In 2004, Melanie’s doctor recommended that she drink a lot of milk to prevent further bone loss evidenced in her Bone Density Scan.
Two years later, Melanie was diagonosed with Osteopenia ...

Low Levels Of Vitamin B12 Linked To Osteoporosis


I’m sure you know that the most commonly used supplements to conquer or prevent osteoporosis are calcium and Vitamin D. While both of them have well-known proven benefits, you might not be aware that vitamin B12 may play an important role in your bone health. A study conducted by epidemiologist Katherine Tucker at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research … Click to continue →

Osteoporosis Scare Tactics: Has A Doctor Ever Done This To You?


One of my most rewarding experiences is to visit different parts of the country and to lecture on osteoporosis and ostepenia to fellow "truth seekers" like you. All are eager to learn and share their experiences, and I'm eager to teach and listen. One of issues that never fails to come up is the fear mongering used by their doctors. … Click to continue →

Bone Health Myth: Doctors Always Know What’s Best For You And Your Bone Health


In 1949 Doctors recommended smoking cigarettes. Today in 2008 they recommend taking Osteoporosis drugs... Click the triangle play button below to watch this shocking video footage from an actual 1949 RJ Reynolds advertising campaign. Here's another print ad. Notice how the image of the doctor along with the message at the bottom of the ad implies that doctors believe that … Click to continue →

New Year Off To A Bad Start For Osteoporosis Drugs


The year 2009 has just begun, and it looks like it will be a year of big surprises - at least for the makers of Osteoporosis drugs. New information is opening up the door to many unanswered questions and suspicions about the most commonly prescribed drugs such as Fosamax, Actonel, and Boniva. On December 31st, just on time to herald … Click to continue →

A Look At Osteoporosis Diagnosis In The Future


Did you ever try to imagine what our world will be like in the year 2050?  While watching the news last night, I asked myself the question and, not surprisingly, my thoughts quickly led to – what else…our bone health.  Even though increasingly negative news about osteoporosis drugs keeps popping-up in the media, we really don’t know what the long-term … Click to continue →

Study Shows Grapefruit Slows Down Bone Loss


We’ve all heard of the many health benefits of oranges and of other citrus fruits.  But there’s a lot more to citrus than just Vitamin C… In a new study conducted by Texas A&M University recently published in the journal Nutrition shows that the antioxidant effects of red grapefruit may increase bone density and slow down bone loss (Source: Grapefruit … Click to continue →

Olympic Athlete Fractures Bones: Does She Need Osteoporosis Treatment?


You surely know by now that it really makes me happy to share experiences, comments and opinions with you either by phone, by email and in person. One of the most common topics of conversation is about the bone density test results – specifically, the magical T-score number that causes a barrage of stressful emotions. When somebody asks me about … Click to continue →

Osteoporosis Drugs May Produce Healthy Statistics, But Not Healthy People


Not so long ago, my youngest son Michael asked me to help him with his Biology homework. While I was absent-mindedly thumbing through his 300 plus page textbook, a sinking feeling swept me right away…and stayed with me for quite some time. At first I could not figure out why I suddenly felt that way, but soon I realized what … Click to continue →

Osteoporosis Is NOT A Disease


The Merck Manual (the world's best-selling medical textbook and published, ironically, by the makers of Fosamax) defines osteoporosis as "A systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration of bone, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture." Put in simpler terms, the Merck Manual defines osteoporosis as the loss of bone mineral density.  … Click to continue →

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