New Study Reveals Big Pharma's Bone Health Deception - Save Our Bones

A newly discovered bone function has stunned mainstream scientists. Columbia University Medical Center researchers have confirmed what I’ve been saying all along: that the skeleton is not just an inert calcified structure, but rather, a dynamic and active tissue that’s constantly renewing itself if it’s given what it needs. They have found that a protein secreted by matrix depositing bone cells or osteoblasts regulates blood glucose and fat deposition.1

The study shows for the first time ever that osteoblasts secrete osteocalcin, a hormone that controls insulin secretion and sensitivity, the latter by directing the pancreas to release the hormone adiponectin. Increased secretion of osteocalcin also reduces overall fat storage.

As lead researcher Dr. Karsenty, Ph.D. comments:

“The discovery that our bones are responsible for regulating blood sugar in ways that were not known before completely changes our understanding of the function of the skeleton and uncovers a crucial aspect of energy metabolism.”2

Will Big Pharma Rethink its Osteoporosis Drug Strategy?

Until now, pharmaceutical companies were able to convince doctors that without their drugs, bones of women and men who reach a certain age – and especially postmenopausal women, are static and lifeless structures. And that without the drugs, bone mass will inevitably decrease, leading to crippling fractures.

But that’s not so. In the Osteoporosis Reversal Program I quote Dr. Karl L. Insogna of the Bone Center at Yale School of Medicine, stating that,

“Every bit as dynamic as other tissues, bone responds to the pull of muscles and gravity, repairs itself, and constantly renews itself.”

But don’t expect doctors to stop their drug frenzy anytime soon. Fortunately, you know that altering the delicate balance of bone metabolism is never a good idea.

A Link Between Osteoporosis and Type 2 Diabetes?

The Columbia University study has also shed more light on the earlier finding that Type 2 diabetics have low osteocalcin levels. Mice who lacked osteocalcin showed increased fat mass, less insulin and adiponectin secretion, and developed Type 2 diabetes.1 Conversely, mice with more adiponectin did not gain weight or become diabetic, even when on a high fat diet.1

Tampering with bone metabolism can have many undesirable – and often unintended consequences. Perhaps in the not-so-distant future, new studies will show that osteoporosis drugs could actually increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, if you’re following Osteoporosis Reversal Program treatment, you don’t have to worry about that.

And if you or a loved is battling Type 2 diabetes and would like to get off the diabetes drug bandwagon, I recommend you check out The 30 Day Diabetes Cure. In it, you’ll find a natural and scientifically-backed solution based on easy and common-sense nutritional and lifestyle changes.

With The 30 Day Diabetes Cure by your side you’ll understand what diabetes is really all about and what to do to stop taking the drugs once and for all.

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Till next time,


1 Lee NK, Karsenty G et al. “Endocrine Regulation of Energy Metabolism by the Skeleton”. Cell, Volume 130, Issue 3, 456-469, 10 August 2007.

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  1. Ed Murfin

    Could there be a link between fluoridisation of drinking water and the increasing levels of obesity? If damage to the body’s bone remodelling processes – inevitable with the toxin fluoride – also reduces the osteocalcin that is implicated in helping to maintain insulin function, it’s possible that as well as already known ill effects of fluorisation of water supplies, we could add obesity now?

  2. anne uk

    Hi Vivian Does taking extra calcium Algical the natural type make worn bones go back to their original shape? I have followed your diet for almost a year now and feel much better and also do the posture excersies for my back. I am so glad I found you thanks anne

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  4. Linda

    I just got back fro the endocronologist . For the first time in 7 years I have not lost bone but went from -2.9 to -2.8 The Dr was not impressed even at the fact i didnt lose bone and stabalized. She said the latest studies by some big wig Dr Nelson Watts new studies say that exercise doesnt matter at all in bone growth and that I would be calling her soon with a break and she wasnt nice or happy with me. How depressing! Does anyone have some victory stories for me???

    • Judy

      Linda don’t feel bad, you improved and THAT IS GREAT!!
      I stopped all bone meds and told my doctor that following the BONE PROGRAM was the way I would go. I walk regularly and my laast bone density test also improved. My doctor did not seem impressed but I KNOW this is the right way to go. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND LISTEN TO VIVIAN. Doctos can be wrong. The truth will come on this subject.
      GOOD FOR YOU, LINDA!!!!! Judy

      • Linda

        Thank you so much Judy! I needed that encouragement! I am going to stick to the diet and exercise for one year and then get tested! I think we need a site for all the success stories. Good luck to you too Judy !

  5. Susan

    Perhaps it is not the alkaline PH! I don’t know. Your body keeps your blood a certain way no matter what. Maybe by eating alkaline you are eating more veggies and you just increase vitamin K (probably just k1 but your body does convert to k2 I think)and maybe increases minerals, too. Maybe all this in the right ratio. Try the book “Your Bones” and try Wonderfull blog full of people not taking drugs. I’m sure Vivians ideas are on the right track, and at least not harmful.

  6. Chris

    Does the supplement Hyaluronic Acid after absoption, leave the body in a more acidic or alkaline state?

  7. Connie

    Awesome news, and more ammunition to take to our doctors when they try to talk us into bone drugs. Thanks, Vivian, for your continued work on our behalf!

  8. Cindy Lehman

    Is this a new publishing of 2007 research? If so, could you provide the link for the new article? Thank you! I like to keep a file of the newest articles supporting bone renewal.

  9. Gail

    What can you tell me about Forteo? My doctor wants me to begin these treatments for two years. I had polio when I was 16 months old and a year ago was in a terrible car accident and left with a broken back, broken polio leg. I had 5 operations, was in the hospital for a month, and a rehabilitation place for two weeks following home therapy as well. My bone density test was a negative 4. This is why my doctor wants to start me on Forteo. I need your comments.

  10. Virginia Gigi Andreades

    Hi Vivian
    I need your help. I have Ostoprosis snd my doctor wants to put me on
    Reclast, what is your opinion, I was on all the othr drugs years ago
    and my alternative doctor told me to off of it.
    I had a very bad case of Virtigo and during the Virtiga I started getting
    bad headaches and throbbing on my left side of my head they took a biopasy
    thinging I had temporal Arteritis so they put me on Steroids for 3 weeks
    and they are going to start wedding me off of it.
    Knowing Steroids how bad it is for ostoprosis they want me to take Reclast, I don’t
    know if that is the right thing to do.
    I am in good health. I am a fitness instructor I teach every day fom
    Yoga, weight Training Aqua Therapy, Aerobics, Pilates plus much more.
    I eat good I juice fresh Vegetables, fresh fruit and all the rest of
    the good stuff. So where do I go from here please get back
    Virginia 321-622-6416 cell 321-258-6709
    Thank you Virginia

  11. Helen

    Yet more solid information that changes lives. Thanks to you, I’m as strong as I’ve ever been, and I was diagnosed with osteoporosis 18 years ago.

    Thank you so much for all your good work. I shudder to think of where I’d be without you and your program.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You’re very welcome, strong, smart, and smiling Helen 🙂

  12. Leslie (Ms. L.)

    Hi! Vivian,



    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You’re welcome, Ms. L.!

  13. Karen Stryker

    Our main thriving garden vegetable all summer has been BEETS. My back has been extraordinarily strong and have not been back to the chiropractor since early spring. Or maybe instead it is because I have been doing Paul Grilley’s YIN YOGA sacrum exercises, leg lifts, and stretching neck backwards over edge of bed 50 times each morning before getting out of bed. It helps to realign the spine before putting erect. After MANY years unable to sleep on my sides, I now can do this! What do you think?

    • Dmitriy

      I love all the pics! Thanks for posting the hops as well~ I am alyaws looking for new ones 🙂 Hi~ I am your newest follower from the blog hop & would love it if you stopped by and followed me back 🙂 (My name above links directly to my blog)

  14. Anne MacFie

    Three years ago I underwent a bone scan and was told – not by the doctor, but by the scanner tech – that I had advanced osteoporosis in my spine and hip bones and was in danger of breaking a hip. “You can never replace the bone mass you’ve lost. You can only arrest it before it gets worse,” she gravely pronounced, and my doctor sent me home with several samples of Actonel.
    After reading about side effects, I became concerned enough to find out more about what I was about to start swallowing every month, to the tune of $95 a pill. On the Internet I found Vivian Goldschmitt’s website and ordered the Save Our Bones book. With this guidance I chucked the pills in the trash and treated my “condition” by endeavoring to eat for bone nourishment and taking in sufficient calcium & Vitamin D in supplements. I believe it has paid off.
    Last month I was riding on a motorcycle that collided with a deer at 50 mph. I was thrown onto the asphalt highway, and if I really had serious osteoporosis, my skeleton should have shattered into a million pieces. Although I got plenty of hide scraped off, no bones broke, and I’ve suffered no back pain from the impact. Healing of scrapes comparable to 2nd-degree burns has been rapid, and is not expected to leave much scarring.
    Certainly I was lucky not to have been killed or maimed, but I believe maintaining a healthy body by proper nutrition enabled me to survive this accident – at 64 years of age – with minimal damage. Thank you, Vivian!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Your bones are strong,Anne! We’re glad you’ve made it past the accident… Keep up with the Program (and please, stay away from deer 🙂

  15. Melissa

    So how can we harness this information for weight loss, or less fat storage?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Great question! The best way to harness the power of our bones is not to tamper with them 🙂

  16. Louise Stewart

    Hi Vivian and others;

    Isn’t this great news? We all know we are wonderfully made – now here is

    a little more proof of a special design.

    Thanks. Louise

  17. Cherie

    I was on Boniva for about one year. I had no idea it was what was making me so sick. When I called my doctor I was shocked because she simply said, oh yes, it is the Boniva and immediately perscribed another similar drug. I never filled the perscription and thanks to your information and book I no longer wake up with sore shoulders, hips, and spine. I thought I would never be able to travel and sleep on a mattress again,or go camping with my famiy and get a decent nights sleep in our wonderful camper. I had air mattresses and extra pads thinking that would help. Well, no more pain, and no more air mattresses or pads!! Thanks Vivian for being a guiding light, your program is amazing and has inspired me to find other natural cures for conditions that I have been told are cronic and can only be “managed”.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      There you go, Cherie! I’m glad you were “saved by the Program” 🙂

  18. MARGARET Mc Connon

    Vivian thank you for all your information and keeping us all in the loop.

    However, this is my third comment – I have reached a point where I feel I
    have no alternative but to accept the medical model.

    Last week I paid to see an independent consultant in rheumatology.
    He dismissed alkaline diet totally, and told me my one chance to prevent collapsed vertebrae is to accept Proteolos instead of biphos.

    The Marilyn Glenville clinic [similar to your clinic] told me the same afew weeks ago when I had a poor result.

    I cannot believe you would risk telling people that they only need to follow your book, and yet everyone in the medical world is telling me that I am risking my ability to move around in years to come.

    I would appreciate your response -i have days left to accept the medical recommendations or totally alienate my doctors. Thank you Margaret

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Of course you have an alternative to following the advice of someone who dismisses a scientific fact such as the pH balance!

      If you haven’t yet, read this blog post:

    • Luc

      Please do consider looking at, she gives very good advice, you can even phone there. Her program is not for profit. I would trust her one hundred percent. The first year after a broken ankle dur to osteoporosis, I naturally increased my bone mass density by eight percent. The second year, it remained the same.
      For more info, you may contact me at
      PS I am not in business.

    • Feona

      See another consultant – mine is very interested in Vivian’s ideas and encourages me to stick to them. She no longer recommends bisphosphonates either. I have a spinal density of -3.7 according to my last DEXA scan and I’m encouraged to keep my posture good and my muscles etc strong instead of taking drugs with dangerous side effects. Nor has my alkaline diet been dismissed out of hand. Try googling your consultant’s name and see if he/she has connections with the makers of Proteolos. Please also note that Marilyn Glenville has a Ph.D. in nutrition, and is not a medical doctor.

  19. Charlotte C.


    I just read an e-mail from another Health group talking about bone health and I-arginine and the need for nitric oxide in bone formation. This article was espousing a new product that is made up of beet juice and Hawthorne berry juice(good sources of nitric oxide) and how that will help make your bones stronger. The product is called CircO2. Could you address this in one of your future blogs? Thank you and keep all that great information coming. It helps me confirm on am on the right track following your advice and exercises. By the way those are also awesome! My balance is already better.
    Sincerely Charlotte C.

  20. Feona

    I don’t know how Big Pharma’s got away with the ‘inert and lifeless’ tag anyway. It’s perfectly clear that fractures mend themselves eventually, no matter what age the break occurs. Since I turned 60 I’ve fractured a couple of toes and a wrist and they’ve all healed completely. Obviously my bones were renewing themselves, or that wouldn’t have happened. Thanks for this new info, Vivian. Yet more ammunition in the fight against bisphosphonates!

  21. Monica

    There is much more to how our wonderful bodies function. Thank you for this information. The biology text books need to be revised – especially under the heading – Functions of the Skeleton!

  22. Jim

    Check that your internet explorer is up to date.
    I am using Google Chrome today.
    The website is good. You have a local problem.

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