‘Vivian Answers Day’ #4


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


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.

Onions: Are They Good For Your Bones?


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‘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?

Eat This Nut, Build Your Bones


If you have the Save Our Bones Program, you may have noticed that I list walnuts (along with most other nuts) as an acidifying food. So why am I recommending … Continue Reading →

‘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

The Fox and Cat Principle: Follow It For Better Bones


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‘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

ALERT: Bisphosphonates Double the Risk Of Esophageal Cancer


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Powerful Bone-Building Antioxidants Found In Apples


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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 … Continue Reading →

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