Milk And Osteoporosis

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Q:  I really disagree that milk is acidic. Perhaps other dairy products are but not milk unless it is going bad.  Usually it is very close to neutral and my chemistry classes test it every year. A:  Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Milk is least acidic when it's unpasteurized and raw. However, … Click to continue →

How Much Sunshine Is Needed For Your Bones?

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Q: Regarding sunshine and vitamin D... just how much skin needs to be exposed in the 20 minutes a week for the sun’s rays to give you the amount of vitamin D needed? A: Your question is a very good one indeed. While uncovered skin will absorb the maximum amount of ultraviolet rays, research shows that they pass through some fabrics such … Click to continue →

The Difference Between Osteoporosis And Osteoarthritis

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Q:  It is actually osteoarthritis that I have been diagnosed in the lumbar spine area. What's the difference between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis? A:  Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory and painful condition that may be found in people with osteoporosis (thinning of the bones), which is not painful unless fractures occur. In the Save Our Bones Program I explain that osteoporosis is … Click to continue →

What’s The Proper Calcium Balance?

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Q:  I came across a web site where they suggest 1 part calcium to 1.2 parts magnesium (250 mg calcuim - 300 mg magnesium) do you agree with this? A: The ideal balance between calcium and magnesium is 2 to 1, but here's the trick: what counts is not the total mg. but the elemental quantity which may or may … Click to continue →

Is Organic Really Better?

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Q:  Speaking of organic, is it really, truly better than ordinary? If so, then why? I'm so cynical these days, I don't know what to think. A: Organic foods are "better" because they're the way food is supposed to be (they should be the "ordinary" foods): pesticide and GMO free. These additives make food more acidic also. Unfortunately, now we have … Click to continue →

Osteopenia And Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Q:  I am 60 and past menopause and did not do the HRT.   You have never mentioned Hormone balancing.  I have an alternative medicine MD that I can visit regarding this.  Do you think it is necessary to reverse the osteopenia?  Or can this be done with diet alone.  My lower vertebrae are 2.4. A: Thanks for taking the time … Click to continue →

Is Didrocal The Same As Fosamax?

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Q:  I was a user of Fosamax for about three years but I hated taking it and now I'm sure I will not continue using this product. Do you know if Didrocal fits in the same category as Fosamax etc?  Is there a recommended site I can research for more info? A:  Didrocal is a bisphosphonate administered for 14 days … Click to continue →

What About Ipriflavone As Part Of An Osteoporosis Diet?

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Q:  I have bought and read your book and found it to be most helpful. Do you think just by changing diet and taking no supplements I can halt or reverse my osteoporosis? You do not mention Ipriflavone as an alternative treatment for osteoporosis and I would be interested to know if you have any views on this product. Having … Click to continue →

Osteoporosis, Fosamax, And Your Jaw

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Q: I have to visit the dentist tomorrow; I have a tooth that is tender. After reading what you and others say about Fosamax and problems with the jaw, I am nervous. How extensive does dental work need to be to cause these problems? I am talking cavity or root canal (hopefully not), do I have to be concerned about … Click to continue →

Thyroid Problems And Osteoporosis

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Q: Having read your book and the description of the medication, I do not want to introduce that into my body.  I do have thyroid problems and am on Synthroid.  I have begun showing osteoporosis numbers on my bone scan.  I am 67 years old.  What are my alternatives?   I would appreciate any direction that you can suggest. On page … Click to continue →

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