Don’t Get Tricked Or Scared By This Big Pharma Propaganda Video - Save Our Bones

The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (formerly the National Osteoporosis Foundation) “celebrates” Osteoporosis Awareness Month in May. Every year they launch a media campaign with the declared goal of preventing and managing osteoporosis.

However, the work of the BHOF is undermined and marred by their cozy relationship with Big Pharma. It receives financial support and direction from pharmaceutical companies that sell ineffective and dangerous osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax, Prolia, and Forteo.

This year, with funding from Amgen, the manufacturer of Prolia, the BHOF produced a video that attempts to undermine what Savers know, and what everyone who gets diagnosed with osteoporosis deserves to learn: drugs are not necessary to avoid fractures, and they aren’t as effective as natural and safe treatments. Making matters worse, they sometimes cause atypical fractures.

On their website, BHOF openly thanks Amgen for supporting their advocacy efforts

So let’s begin our in-depth look at this deceitful video.

The Big Picture Surrounding This Misleading Video

This is the video, titled The Osteoporosis Risk Equation:

Source: BHOF

There are three important facts we should take into account as we interpret the contents of the video:

1. Amgen Funded The Video

As mentioned earlier, pharmaceutical giant Amgen, maker of the injectable osteoporosis drug Prolia, is offered a special thanks on the BHOFF’s website, “for providing a grant to support BHOF’s risk equation video.” This funding already undermines the credibility of this video as it it opens the door for a potential conflict of interest.

The video portends to offer an unbiased assessment of the risks of fracture (for an average person) versus the risks of taking osteoporosis drugs (like the one produced and sold by Amgen). However, the video is clearly not unbiased at all. This isn’t an educational video; it’s a commercial.

2. The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation Is In Bed With Big Pharma

A cursory examination of the financial sponsors, history, and corporate advisory board of the BHOF reveals that it has deeply entrenched connections with pharmaceutical corporations.1

Amgen, Eli Lilly, Merck and their ilk are publically traded companies that create value for shareholders by convincing average people that they’re sick and in need of drugs, and by convincing doctors to prescribe those drugs. They push new products through the FDA’s highly questionable approval process, and onto the prescription pads of doctor’s who have been trained to prescribe, prescribe, prescribe.

3. The BHOF Favors Osteoporosis Drugs Over Other Available Treatments

The conclusion of this video is foregone, for the reasons detailed above. The BHOF has positioned itself on the question of fracture prevention in the way most profitable to pharmaceutical companies. Their description of human biology seems to suggest that after a certain age, most people will eventually need to take osteoporosis drugs. Even the language the BHOF uses reinforces this idea, using scare-tactics as the basis for their arguments.

The Manipulation And Misinformation In The Video

Now that we have some context to help us interpret the video, we can dig into the specifics. Let’s start with how the video is presented.

Pathologizing Language – The Save Institute maintains that osteoporosis is not a disease. In this video the BHOF consistently uses the language of disease to disempower people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia. By pathologizing fracture risk, they equate it with actual diseases that can be contracted and treated.

Invalid “Expert” Commentary – The video uses audio clips of people talking and briefly flashes digital business cards showing who they are as if to ensure the viewer of their credentials. But two of the people are the BHOF’s Director and the leader of an BHOF support group. These are not unbiased voices, they both work for the company making the video. If the video were genuinely presenting the pros and cons of osteoporosis drugs, it would have included scientists who study those drugs, real people who have suffered the consequences of taking them, and nutritionists and biologists who can explain the science behind bone loss.

Scare Tactics – The video is full of familiar scare tactics. They start small with the language of disease and diagnosis, attempting to stigmatize the natural reduction of bone density with age. Less than a minute into the video, it suggests that not seeking diagnosis and treatment (by which they mean drugs) for osteoporosis will lead to the loss of dignity, independence and result in death. Don’t be fooled by the cute animations and the soothing voices – this video is intended to frighten its viewers.

No Sources – The video makes many assertions, spewing statistics and information presented as fact, but it doesn’t source or credit any of it. There are no studies cited, no links attached, and no scientists quoted. Never trust scientific or medical information presented without sources.

Falsehoods – The video states information that is simply incorrect. When it finally brings up the devastating side-effects that osteoporosis drugs cause, the narrator says, “many people worry about the potential for rare side effects from some of these drugs.” The writers of the video are intentionally misleading you with the phrase “some of these drugs.” Every single one of these drugs has horrendous side effects that impact an untold number of users.

The offensive tactic or utilizing manipulative language further demonstrates that this video is not credible. Next we’ll look at some more specific text from the video.

You Don’t Need Drugs To Improve Your Bone Health

Here’s an excerpt from the video:

“Nobody likes to take medication… we want to believe that if we can change our lifestyle, eat healthy and get the recommended amount of calcium and vitamin D, and exercise then we don't need to take medication and we can still rebuild our bone density. Unfortunately, that's not the case”

This statement is false. The Osteoporosis Reversal Program proves through extensive research and scientific evidence that a pH- balanced diet, appropriate nutritional supplementation, targeted exercise and lifestyle changes rebuild bone density and make dangerous drugs unnecessary.

The Save Institute’s articles are jam-packed with studies linking healthy foods to stronger bones and reduced fracture risk. Take for example our recent article on an Australian study that followed 1,200 women over the age of 75. It found that women who drank at least three cups a day of black tea were more than a third less likely to suffer a broken bone than occasional tea drinkers. The researchers concluded that the flavonoids in the tea were responsible for this remarkable benefit. 2

Or you could read the article that explains the study titled “Dietary carotenoids reduced hip fracture risk in lean men: The Singapore Chinese Health Study.” Carotenoids, as you could probably guess, are found in carrots, and many other fruits and vegetables.3

We could go on and on listing studies that prove BHOF’s statement wrong. And we promise that we will go on and on writing about them so that you have the latest discoveries published by scientific journals around the world in an easy to understand manner.

Sometimes though, a scientific report can feel detached from real people and real experiences, so here are real-life results from Savers who have found measurable success by following the Osteoporosis Reversal Program:

Been on your program one and a half years my dexa was -4.9 a year ago went back this year my dexa was -0.7. I am so happy with the exercises and the supplements.

– Janet

Thanks to your Osteoporosis Reversal Program I have successfully changed my osteoporosis diagnosis in my hips to osteopenia (improving from a -3.0 in my left hip to -1.5 and -2.7 to -1.3!) at 49 years of age. That’s a 50% increase in the left and 48% in the right!!

I started your program of diet and exercise last September and achieved these great results in just 9 months! Now, I eat a great deal more fruits and vegetables, cut back on breads and sugars, have done your 10 minute Densercise exercises with other weight bearing exercises three times per week and take the vitamin supplements you recommended.

So glad I followed your program instead of taking my doctor’s advice!”

– Claire C.

I became a Fosamax victim in March 2011, when my right femur broke as I walked on a level floor in my home. I lay on the floor for over six hours waiting for someone to come. I was told by the Surgeon it was definitely a stress fracture caused by some medication. Naturally I did not ever take Fosamax again, and finally was led to the “Save Our Bones” program. I have just had a Dexa Scan after one year on the program and I was classified as a marked improvement….some areas as much as 67%. I was so pleased I just felt I should share the good news.”

– Marjorie Mangrum

By examining published scientific studies as well as personal accounts of the relationship between bone health, fracture risk, and specific aspects of diet and exercise, we can see that the video’s assertion that only drugs can effectively prevent fracture is patently false.

Osteoporosis Drugs Actually Weaken Bone

The BHOF’s Amgen-funded video is desperate to cover up the truth about osteoporosis drugs. The truth is, they’re not effective, and they’re not safe. In the video, an unidentified narrator claims that, “Osteoporosis medications are effective at preventing fractures and can reduce the risk of future fractures by approximately 50%”

To say that these medications reduce the risk of fractures by 50% is misleading. One study found that women who took Actonel (risedronate) had a 30% relative risk reduction for hip fracture.4 Thirty percent is not “approximately 50%”. The statistic they provide is useless without any accompanying information, making it unverifiable. Which medication are they talking about? In what doses? For what population? This is simply unscientific.

Ironically, long-term use of these drugs has been shown to cause fractures. A study published in March of last year in the journal Scientific Reports found that participants who had been treated with bisphosphonates developed weak bones that were laced with microcracks.5

An even more recent study examined bone from the biopsies of patients who took bisphosphonates. They found that the bone contained unnatural magnesium whitlockite crystals. This is more proof that bisphosphonates disrupt bone remodeling, and ultimately deteriorate bone quality and tensile strength.6

The video touts osteoporosis drugs as highly effective and sufficiently safe, but scientific research shows that assessment to be short-sighted and easily disproved.

Why The Osteoporosis Reversal Program Is Different… And Better

We’ve covered a lot of problems with the BHOF’s video, and for each one, The Save Institute has the solution. Here’s how we do better, point by point.

Respect Instead Of Manipulation – The Save Institute doesn’t talk down to its readers, no matter who they are. We trust the intelligence of the Saver community, and we don’t dumb-down the science that supports our recommendations.

Osteoporosis Is Not A Disease – This is a core tenet of the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, and one that we have written about extensively. The Save Institute recognizes that pathologizing osteoporosis is a way of scaring people and selling drugs, not helping to avoid fracture.

No Fake Experts – When the Program cites a doctor or scientist, it’s clear who they are and why they are worth listening to. The Save Institute doesn’t need to pretend that experts in the field agree with our proposals- our proposals are based upon those experts’ findings and published research.

No Scare Tactics – The idea of breaking a hip, a femur, or a vertebrae is already frightening. Using that anxiety to scare readers into taking a particular action is both cruel and harmful. No one makes clear-headed decisions when they’ve been whipped up into a panic about their health or their life. The Osteoporosis Reversal Program offers facts and information, clearly and concisely, without resorting to scare tactics.

Legitimate Sources And Verifiable Findings – The Save Institute cites sources for the information we share. You know the facts we publish are real, because you can see where they came from.

The BHOF’s video is one more example of how pharmaceutical companies use non-profit organizations as marketing machines. In sharp contrast to their unsavory tactics, the Osteoporosis Reversal Program doesn’t resort to scare tactics and provides information on how to reverse osteoporosis and osteopenia based on evidence-backed data.

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Till next time,


1National Osteoporosis Foundation. Website.

2Myers G., et al. “Tea and flavonoid intake predict osteoporotic fracture risk in elderly Australian women: a prospective study.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015. 1-8. Web:

3Z. Dai, L-W Ang, W-P Koh. “Dietary carotenoids reduced hip fracture risk in lean men: the Singapore Chinese Health Study”. Osteoporosis Int. 2012 December Vol. 23 Suppl 7

4Alan Low, James McCormack. “Should All Elderly Women Receive Bisphosphonates to Prevent Osteoporotic Fractures?” Can J Hosp Pharm. 2012 Jan-Feb; 65(1): 45–47. Web.

4haocheng Ma, En LinGoh, Andi Jin, Rajarshi Bhattacharya, Oliver R. Boughton, Bhavi Patel, Angelo Karunaratne, NghiaT. “Long-term effects of bisphosphonate therapy: perforations, microcracks and mechanical properties.” Scientific Reports. 06 March 2017. PDF:

5Shah FA, Lee BE, Tedesco J, Wexell CL, Persson C, Thomsen P, Grandfield K, Palmquist A. “Micrometer-Sized Magnesium Whitlockite Crystals in Micropetrosis of Bisphosphonate-Exposed Human Alveolar Bone”. Nano Letters. 2017. 17 (10): 6210-6216. Web:

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  1. Joan

    I wish I’d had this info years ago before I started Prolia – the most horrible drug in the world. Prolia and its mismanagement by doctors (even a short delay can have horrible consequences) left me with multiple vertebral fractures, dental problems and now threatens my eyesight. But if I get off I risk still more fractures and as it is I can hardly stand or walk without pain. Thank you Ms. Goldschmidt; I only wish I’d had your information years ago!

  2. Saroj

    All your articles are eye opener I love to read all of them and try to follow them religiously . God bless you. As I am yoga therapist able to corelate them very well.thanks a lot

  3. Liz

    Broke my left wrist in 2 places in 2015 age 61. Went through early menopause, was diagnosed with osteoporosis at 42. Refused Foremax back then. After the fall in your article about “fear” that’s how I felt so took Prolia twice. Had no reaction after the first injection. Again in an article you mention “go with your gut feeling”. I didn’t and had the second injection March 2016. Two weeks after the injection, got a terrible chemical taste in my mouth, reflux, no energy, bruise very easily to name a few of the reactions. Last of all my thick hair fell out. After seeing an acupuncturist, finally felt better to a degree. My doctor said none of her other patients had any problems, wouldn’t believe it was Prolia. Since 2016 most of the issues are still with me. They are not as intense as the first time but have stayed with me longer and when I have seen a Doctor they believe what the Big Pharma say after six months it has left your body. Had a small melanoma taken off my arm this year. According to my skin doctor it shouldn’t have bled as much as it did and took far longer to heal, over a month. Of course I can’t prove outright that Prolia is the problem. Wish I had gone with my gut feeling as I feel I have aged so much since getting the injection. The article on The Dangers Of Fear And How To Overcome It certainly had meaning for me, thank you.

  4. Geri

    Ick. Thx,V,for showing the power and danger of marketing videos “In the name of health”. Fear based and persuasive nonsense.

    • Monica Sukowski

      YES !…Go with your gut !….and research yourself….read about how the bone process works…I was told repeatedly that “You will break your hip”….after 3 months of research, I was convinced that all the bisphosphonates & other drugs were definitely NOT the way to go…I treated myself with a total change of diet with some help from an “out of the AMA Box” Integrated MD…I am really good. I found Viv along the way & I just am so grateful for this lady. She is a fighter for truth & clarity. Her information is invaluable !


    I was diagnosed with osteopenia 20 years ago. -2.0 below the standard deviation in my spine and my femur. I was 55 years old. I have taken EVISTA with no side effects for 20 years. I do stretch exercise and yoga daily, tap dance 3 days a week and walk 10 miles a week. I eat a diet of all organic whole grain and vegetables, organic seeds and nuts and fruit, organic chicken, wild salmon and once a week organic beef. I also take d-3 and k-2 and hydroxyapatite calcium 1200 mg daily. After 20 years I have maintained osteopenia -2.0 below the standard deviation. Evista is an HRT that I feel has contributed to my bone health by helping to stimulate my own body’s hormone production thereby helping to maintain my bone health. Vivian, do you have any concern for me to continue to take EVISTA (Raloxifene) considering that I have had no side effects and considering after 20 years I have had no bone deterioration. Thanks very much for your life’s work. Very much appreciated.

  6. Kathy Kells

    This is not the only video out there using scare tactics to get people on harmful and ineffective drugs. The other one is notably scaring folks into getting vaccinated against shingles, which I did and got the worse case of shingles my doctor has ever seen. Don’t fall for those ads either. I now have neuralgia from that damn vaccine and the resulting shingles and it persists three years after shingles outbreak. I have consistently refused to take meds for osteoporosis and refuse bone scans now as adding to stress and fright that medical establishment pushes to get us to take drugs. I use diet and exercise and so far have had no broken bones. Contrast that with my family doctor who has broken bones and claims that her bone density is fine while mine apparently isn’t. An Apple a day keeps the doctor away.

    • Linda Fraser

      These are not scare tactics I have seen and heard a lot of women who had their osteoporosis improved from her teachings. She has also very good exercises for Osteoporosis, which l also do. Yes, I have Osteoporosis from my medication and yes, some doctors do NOT know how to cure osteoporosis. My doctor is one of them also. I told her what I was taking and she said I am taking too many pills (supplements). She just told me to take CALCIUM and D3, of which I know calcium is dead wrong. As we get older, the calcium does not help our bones. I also took calcium before I broke my hip. The doctors from the hospital told me the bones leached calcium because of post menopause. THEY WERE WRONG but do not want to admit it. The meds I was taking made my bones thin, as a side affect. Yes,I am mad too. You have to take a combination of different supplements because each one has a different effect in promoting bone growth.

      My doctor even got mad when I told her what I was taking for my Neuropathy. she just said to take B12. No way. I went online and got a bottle of Nerve Fix. Then I looked at what was in each pill and I bought supplements to make that combination. My feet are almost back to normal. thanks to supplements. I could not buy the different foods Vivian says to buy. Why she knows is because SHE had Osteoporosis herself and looked into it closely. I have been following her for over 3 years now. and she is very very good.

      Apparently your doctor took too much calcium and that will happen. It is best to take another form of milk (like Almond Milk, Soy Milk or something different). I take Almond Milk and it is good. Check into a cure for shingles or what to take for it (supplement wise).m Nowadays, the GP doctors are not as knowledgeable as years ago.

  7. Sandra Sumner

    How effective is taking bone broth in the reduction of osteoporosis. Would appreciate your comments on this. Sandra, Melbourne, Australia.

  8. Sandra Sumner

    How effective is taking bone broth in the reduction of osteoporosis and does it help with an increase in bone density. Would appreciate your comments on this. Sandra, Melbourne, Australia.

  9. Diane Hoffman

    I have been following the exercise program by doing weight bearing exercises and also have changed my diet. I don’t take any supplements. What do you consider the 2 most important supplements to take?

  10. Vivian V.

    I was diagnosed with osteoporosis many years ago; my doctor said I could have a “spontaneous” fracture. I tried Fosomax, and it made my throat raw. I was given a prescription for Actonel, and after one pill, I immediately became depressed–so I stopped taking it. Several years ago, I was prescribed a drug; I think it was sodium alendronate–a generic version of Fosomax. It made me feel irritable, and I had pain in the left side of my jaw–so I stopped using it. I still have not had any fractures. I go to a “bone-builders” exercise class twice a week. I know that I need to do more in regard to exercise, diet, and supplements. Taking medication is not worth suffering from the side effects, in my opinion.

  11. Claudia

    I recently read your book, I am a 59 yr old Registerd Nurse who found my own breast lump with self exam when 6 weeks prior was not on mammogram last year. My treatment now includes aromatase inhibitors which can cause bone destruction and my oncologist and endocrinologist insist I take the bisphosphonates because “bad things will happen to me!” My 2 bone densities were done on different machines and I have osteopenia in the spine ask evidenced by the last one. I have always lifted weights, walked, practiced yoga, have added the appropriate vitamins and I’m changing my diet now, but of course my doctors scare me because they tell my I’m making a mistake. Hope I can prove them wrong.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Thanks for sharing your inspirational story with us, Claudia!

      • Kerry

        It is encouraging to hear of someone else in that situation – I too have to take an AI because of breast cancer and the only way the cancer center would let me do that was to agree to take Boniva once a month with it. So I have two years left of the five required years. I too am determined to exercise and eat healthy while taking the pills. Also, when I take Boniva once a month I drink a LOT of water with it hoping I’m washing it away as fast as possible. Thank you for your story Claudia and Kerry!

      • Kerry

        I too am in that situation where because of breast cancer I was told of two different drugs to prevent recurrence. The first one made me feel sick all the time so I opted for the second one which is an armatose inhibitor but the only way the cancer center would allow me to change to that one was to agree to take Boniva once a month since my bone density scores were all in the osteoporosis level. This is all for 5 years and then I’ll be free of both of them. But in the meantime I’m determined to eat well and excersise. Thanks for your inspiration Claudia!

  12. Susan Herman

    Keep up the good work, Vivian. It is a travesty to see the fear-mongering tactics used to get us to take dangerous drugs. Thank you, Vivian for setting the record straight!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You’re very welcome, Susan!

  13. Janice Terry

    Is there any way to get a copy of this book not in E form? I would pay to have it printed if necessary. Thanks

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Janice, the Osteoporosis Reversal Program is currently only available in digital, downloadable format. However, you can print it at home or email the file to an office supply store where they can print it for pennies a page.

  14. Luc

    Thanks a million Vivian, your site is so good and scientific. No hype, just good information. As a biochemist, I greatly appreciate the knowledge you share with us all. Going the natural way, I increased bone density by 10%, never took the medication. We live in such a dangerous era, it seems we are going back to the days of the philosophical stone.
    The sense of right or wrong, logical or illogical is disappearing, scary really?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You are welcome, Luc, and it’s refreshing to read your take on things. 🙂 Congratulations on your bone density increase!

  15. Tom

    Is there a link to see the NOF video so we can make our own assessment ?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Hi Tom,

      The link to the video is above – just click on the play button in the middle of the link. If you want to go to the NOF source, the link to that is below the video. 🙂

  16. Mary Billingsley

    “Your risk of having a rare side effect from an osteoporosis medication is less than 1 in 1000.”

    The word that stood out for me in the above quote was RARE. 1 in 1000 I guess would be rare, but what about the other harmful side effects, the ones that are NOT rare?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Actually, Mary, when you consider the millions of prescriptions that get written for these drugs every year, 1 in 1,000 is a pretty large number of people. And yes, you’re right about the side effects that aren’t rare, but can still be life-altering.

      • Peggy

        I took two infusions of RECLAST, the last one 3 yrs. ago. The second one made me so sick I thought i’d Die. I had 31 reactions for 3 months. I still have red eye, hills & hot flashes, creepy-crawly feelings, bone ache, headache, just not right feeling all the time, also left groin pain now & then. It’s been 3 years!!! Things that may help I think are lots of water, exercise (when possible). I play golf when I can & a great deal of prayer. I try to stay positive as much as possible. The problem is the attacks lately are getting more frequent. I have a good life w a boyfriend & I have 5 children w grandkids & greatgrandkids. I go to FL in the winter but this nightmare has interfered more often than not w that life. I want to get over this horrid drug reaction but apparently it doesn’t go away & there’s no end In sight. I’m sorry for all of us who listened to our doctors about this poison. I’m praying for a miracle. I have hope & Faith & I keep going in spite of it.

  17. Gene

    I love this site and your regular updates. As a 47 year old male with borderline osteoporosis/osteopenia I follow your updates regularly. I’ve always had a high plant based/alkaline diet but had a rough start in life and have been managing GERD all my life… and probably never got to high peak bone mineral density. About 6 years ago I had a stress fracture that tore into an actual fracture while running. Because I had also broken another bone about 6 months prior the doctors suggested I get a BMD scan. The prior break was due to a high impact fall. It was then that I discovered I had low bone mineral density. I immediately stopped PPIs that I was taking for GERD and continued my normal exercise routine. Since 2012 I have not broken any bones, have ran multiple marathons, and have fallen multiple times due to my exercise level such as falling on my hips due to a downhill ski crash or falling off my bike and sliding on my hip and back (without breaking a bone). I also do regular lifting/weight bearing exercises. But mostly I have a very low sugar/refined carbs diet, eat a lot of plants, supplements, and get a lot of sleep. I will get another BMD Scan in a year but right now I feel very robust and feel good that my most recent bike accident where I fell hard on my right hip two days ago didn’t break anything! I will avoid pharmaceutical drugs as long as I can.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Gene, that’s such an inspiring story! Keep up the excellent work and keep inspiring others by sharing your experience.

  18. Helen Schulman

    Thanks for your continual reminders of the dangers of drugs like prolia. I wasn’t aware of the problems these drugs cause about 2 years ago and took 2 doses of prolia, 6 mths. apart which my doctor advised. Suddenly I developed right thigh fracture out of nowhere. Then this healed, but it left me with bone necrosis on my right hip. Shortly afterwards it collapsed and I had to have emergency right hip replacement. I haven’t been the same since. Later, I read up on prolia and saw that in very small print, in their write-up, they mention that for some people thigh bone fracture can happen. I’m very upset that my doctor didn’t know this and continues to prescribe this drug to unwary people. It should be taken off the market as my life will never be the same as a result of it.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      I am so sorry that happened to you, Helen. But there’s hope – you’re learning the facts about osteoporosis drugs and the truth about drug-free alternatives. You’ll know better next time, and you are “armed” with information to take care of your bones from here on out.

  19. Eleanor Howard

    I have not succumbed to the seduction and scare tactics of big pharma and have refused to take drugs for my osteoporosis. I have read about your program as well as Susan Brown’s Better Bones and tried to glean info from other sources as well to tailor my own program. While you are criticizing big pharma for their scare tactics and advertising, your piece here is also clearly an advertisement. Just saying.

    • Jennifer Power


      I for one am grateful for Vivian’s knowledge and advice and thankful that I came upon it years ago after watching my mother have bone fracture after bone fracture while on Fosamax. And then watching my MIL suffer tooth loss due to jaw bone deterioration while on Fosamax.
      Vivian is in that class of medical professionals who have stepped outside the box to better understand what needs to be done to REALLY change the health of Americans. She has without doubt taken the more difficult route in regards to her professional life, but I am very glad she did.

      There is no need for you to tell any of us that Vivian sells her info if anyone cares to buy it. We all have to make a living. She also gives a substantial amount away for free. Please show some respect for all of us reading this who are improving our health with Vivian’s help by NOT posting thoughtless comments.

      Thank you.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Thanks for your feedback, Eleanor, and I commend you for not giving in to scare tactics but choosing instead to stand by the facts about bone health. As for advertising, sharing the truth with others is a far cry from the deceptions inherent in drug advertisements!

  20. Kimberly

    I just learned that 120/80 is now considered borderline high blood pressure and have to wonder if big pharma is at it again. “Just change the numbers, and people will buy more drugs.” How can we trust these people for any information!?!
    Thanks to all at Save Our Bones for reliable information.

    • Luc

      Hi Kimberly. In Canada the worry limit is 140/90 not 120/80! And in Canada there are no more problem with hypertension than in the US.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      I know what you mean, Kimberly. Thankfully, Savers like you are committed to learning the truth!

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