Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a just-published meta-analysis of no fewer than 14 scientific studies, all affirming that the Osteoporosis Reversal Program was right from the get-go.
A meta-analysis is significant, because it covers a number of studies on the same topic. To perform such an analysis, researchers collect multiple studies and review them for statistical significance and similarities.
In this case, the 14 studies were remarkably consistent, adding weight to the individual conclusions of each. In other words, if more than one study comes to a similar conclusion, that conclusion is pretty reliable as scientific truth.
The meta-analysis I’m referring to was just published in the prestigious Osteoporosis International journal (more on this later).
Even though the nutritional approach to reversing bone loss is starting to gain validity, the Medical Establishment still remains woefully behind.
Aren’t you glad you’re well ahead of the game?
Meta-Analysis Shows Savers Have It Right: Alkalizing Foods Rejuvenate Bones And Prevent Osteoporosis
If you have the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, and if you regularly visit this site and receive my e-mail updates, then you know the Program’s dietary recommendations revolve around maintaining an alkaline pH by balancing acidifying and alkalizing foods. The latter are mainly potassium-rich fruits and vegetables.These recommendations are based on solid research, some of it by Lynda Frassetto, who is part of the research we’re discussing today.
The study is a meta-analysis, and therefore broader in scope than an average study. It includes even more scientific journals, thus solidifying previous study results that point to the alkalizing effects of fruits and vegetables.
Scientists at the University of Surrey analyzed 14 studies that looked at the effect of alkaline potassium salts (found in fruits and vegetables) on the metabolism of calcium in the body, and their effect on bone health.
Dr. Helen Lambert, who led the study, is quoted as saying something that sounds exactly like it came straight out of the Osteoporosis Reversal Program Blueprint:
“Excess acid in the body, produced as a result of a typical Western diet high in animal and cereal protein, causes bones to weaken and fracture. Our study shows that these (potassium) salts could prevent osteoporosis, as our results showed a decrease in bone resorption.” 1
This clearly points to osteoporosis reversal in addition to prevention!
The Secret Lies In The Aforementioned Potassium Salts…
…specifically bicarbonate and citrate, which occur naturally in fruits and vegetables. These potassium salts reduce calcium loss while increasing the excretion of acid from the body, effectively raising the body’s circulating bicarbonate, which is powerfully alkalizing.
In other words, fruits and vegetables have a clear and obvious alkalizing effect on the body. (But you already knew that.)
As Dr. Lambert points out:
“This means that excess acid is neutralized and bone mineral is preserved.” 1
Potassium Salts Increase Bone Strength
Once again, Savers know that an alkaline system means strong and healthy bones. This meta-analysis confirms it, noting that potassium salts actually decrease bone resorption, thus increasing bone density and strength.
The Osteoporosis Reversal Program Concluded The Same… 7 Years Ago!
Here’s another quote:
“The bottom line is that bones become weak when there is too much accumulation of acid waste in the body because the calcium that would normally remain in the bones is used to correct the (acid pH) imbalance. For that reason, there is a direct relationship between bone loss and body acidity; when acid levels in the diet are high, the body neutralizes the acid with calcium from the bones.”
No, that quote is not from the meta-analysis – it’s actually from Chapter 7 of the Osteoporosis Reversal Program.
In fact, the Program is its own meta-analysis in a way; it takes the information from a variety of studies and draws conclusions based on many sources of research.
Amazing! Mainstream Osteoporosis Organizations Published This Meta-Analysis
It’s quite astonishing that Osteoporosis International published this study because it is:
“[…] a joint initiative between the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA.” 2
Both osteoporosis foundations are well-known drug “peddlers,” making this a revolutionary publication. They are essentially admitting what Savers already know: a drug-free, nutritional approach to bone health works.
Meanwhile, Big Pharma Continues Searching For The Osteoporosis “Magic Pill”
…in the form of the “miracle” osteoporosis drug. So far, such futile attempts have ended disastrously, with these drugs causing dangerous (even deadly) side effects.
Unfortunately, it will be a long time before the truth is accepted by the Establishment, and doctors will continue to prescribe osteoporosis drugs for years to come.
Nonetheless, the mainstream publication of this meta-analysis is a step in the right direction, and we should most certainly celebrate that!
I Pledge To Continue Bringing You Common Sense, Cutting-Edge Research On Bone Health
You can rest assured that as time goes by, the Osteoporosis Reversal Program protocol will become widely accepted as the most reliable way to reverse and prevent osteoporosis, even by mainstream standards.
And I promise you that I will continue to work tirelessly to bring you the most up-to-date, scientifically-proven natural information on bone health.
I'm committed as ever to bringing you the truth about rejuvenating your bones without drugs – and together we will bring others on board.
Till next time,
1 Lambert, Helen, et al. “The effect of supplementation with alkaline potassium salts on bone metabolism: a meta-analysis.” Osteoporosis International, January 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s00198-014-3006-9
2 Osteoporosis International. ISSN: 0937-941X (Print) 1433-2965 (Online) https://link.springer.com/journal/198
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Can someone please email me the Link (URL) to this article: “Just-Published Study In Mainstream Journal Confirms The Osteoporosis Reversal Program Osteoporosis Protocol” – I can’t find the link / article.
Thank you and congratulations, Vivian. It is so wonderful to find options to the usual medicated approach. I have no doubt that there will continue to be results from research and studies that confirm what you have been promoting.
I am currently taking Jarrow Bone Up and Jarrow Jarrosil – silicone supplement, as per my nutritionist. We have an ionizer for our drinking water- which my husband is so committed to. It does not take out the fluoride which is at the l.2 level. I have osteoporosis. I exercise daily. Would you please comment on the above? Thank you. Jane
I have been working out with your Densercize program for over a year, and am so pleased-also able to do at home! Still know the importance of even walking my mile at least 4 days a week too….I start my day with 2tsp. of apple cider vinegar and 2 tsp. of honey in a mug of hot water…so good for many reasons including digestion..with a hiatal hernia, I am delighted to be able to have this wonderful drink…and love all the choices of alkalizing foods….Am a breast cancer survivor, and know how good God has been to me!!!! Have osteo and did not want to take infusions…..so once again you have offered eating and exercise ideas that make my days much brighter!!!! Thank you……Deborah
Thank you so much Vivian for this wonderful program. I have been a “Saver” for several years now and have seen personally the fruits of your labor. My mother told me when I was just a kid that “Your are what you eat” and she was so right. Our foods can be either damaging or healing. Thank you for your research and the courage to bring this program to us, the public. God will bless greatly…..
Dear Viviane, I have read your book and looked at some of your receipes. My problem is that in addition to severe osteoporosis, I also have overactive bladder. Anything that is high in potassium is irritating to that condition. I would like to convert to a more alkaline diet but am at a loss as to how to do that considering these competing conditions. Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you Vivienne for all the information you send. Great to keep up-to date on bone health. I practise your exercises as well as going to Yoga & exercise classes, as well as healthy eating, so fingers crossed I will stay healthy.
Best wishes for 2015.
Congratulations Vivienne and thank you so much for your efforts in keeping Savers up to date with anything pertaining to osteoporosis.
I keep leaving messages, but do not get any response! I have big problems, and
really need to know the answers to my questions. I have purchased everything you have ever sold, including the bone up calcium pills!. Where do I go to get a response from Dr Goldschmidt.:::
1. Prolia — Two shots a year. My bones are very weak.
(there is another twice a year shot recommended also – but cannot think of the name).
2. My doctor last week said a new study shows that too much calcium can have a bad consequence.
3. He even said not to take TUMS
I am a big fan of Dr Goldschmidt — please tell me where to go to get her response.
Thanks again Vivian! I am a breast cancer survivor and a Boniva survivor. Not sure where I would be now if I had not found you. Diagnosed with osteopenia, started taking Boniva per my doctor, got so sick I could not leave the house, called the doctor, before I could even finish my conversation she said that I should go to the pharmacy because she was prescribing another drug-Fosomax! First I cried, felt lousy because of the Boniva, and because I was upset with the doctor. Decided that there had to be a better way.Then I found Save Our Bones, the rest is history. Just had my physical, full blood work, urine analysis, and exam; doctor says I am extremely healthy on ALL tests! Bones never ache like they used to, energy level is through the roof, attitude is upbeat. Stay the course, there are too many women on these drugs that cut our lives short and take away our quality of life.
Yes! I heard the news item here in UK on Radio 4 this morning. So pleased. Many thanks, Vivian.
Yes I also heard the news item here in the UK on Radio 4, it was like listening to Vivian only difference was she had already given us this info years ago, what a head start we have had to really save our bones!! Many thanks Vivian we are so grateful .
Hi Vivienne I am grateful for all your work. However presently battling the establishment who are recommending Biphosphonates as I am on an Aromatase Inhibitor for breast cancer which can aggravate the osteoporosis I already have. I would like to read the article that you refer to in the Osteoporosis International journal you refer to…..and be able to show it to my doctors. But the link you provided above didn’t work? thanks Penny
Good Afternoon Vivian And Fellow Commenters,
Thank You Vivian For Always Keeping Us Up-To-Date On All The New Things About The SAVE OUR BONES PROGRAM.
And Thank You Fellow commenters For All Your Valuable Comments!
I Wish You All A Healthy, Prosperous, Super, And A Very “HAPPY NEW YEAR”!
ALL THE VERY BEST TO ALL OF YOU!
LESLIE (MS L. CARMEL)
This has been a long time coming, but what a day! Vivian, all of us whose lives (and bones) you’ve saved are applauding with this landmark news! Thank you, thank you for all you’ve given, for sharing Truth and in-depth information that have transformed our remaining years. And now, thanks to you, I’m going to go do a fear-free tango in the kitchen, then have a square of (alkalizing) dark chocolate.
Diagnosed with osteopenia and was prescribed calcium carbonate and vitamin D3 tablets, I asked my gp ‘what about all the other minerals essential for bone health?’ and he considered that the calcium/D3 was sufficient. Hopefully the conclusions of the study will result in a more holistic approach to reversing bone mineral loss by the NHS. Meanwhile I am supplementing magnesium, zinc, selenium, B complex, collagen, fish body oil and K. In between all these I also eat a varied diet. I have a medications review due soon. Should I discuss the study results?
We would like to participate in a “1 on 1 Exclusive Phone Consultation with Vivian Goldschmidt.”
Dear Vivian – I have high potassium & high cholesterol & I am trying to lower them both without meds. It is very difficult since most fruit & vegs that are alkalizing are also high in potassium. It’s a big challenge to say the least! Can you advise me? I hope you get this because in the past any time I tried to send you a comment for some reason I never get an answer & I don’t know what I am doing wrong. Thank you for everything you’re doing for us. You’re truly a life saver – Nicole
Well done Vivian, vindication. I heard a radio programme (BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour) discussing this report this morning and was very excited, I then opened your email with your refererence to it!
I really appreciate all your research, emails and endless information you give us, and thank you so much. I have just received Save our Bones Program and Bone Appetit and cannot wait to try the recipes, they look delicious.
Vivian it is wonderful to celebrate with you the acknowledgement this study provides of the incredible insight and fortitude you have demonstrated in seeking alternatives for yourself and then sharing them as a program from which we can all benefit. You are amazing! Is there some way we can let the publishers of this study know about your program?
Congratulations! Your hard work is being recognized!! Thank you for sharing all of the facts and tips with us. I appreciate it also!
I believed you all along, Vivian. You explain everything to us. You back up your claims. It all makes perfect sense.
As I already have fairly advanced osteoporosis, I am especially hopeful. Please comment on RO water systems that have “alkalizing filters.” I bought one of those systems. With severe neck and back problems, I cannot carry gallons of distilled water.
Congratulations Vivian!! This is wonderful news for everyone! Thank you for all your amazing work and research on reversing bone loss!
Vivian, Thankyou for all you do and all this great information you supply us with. My sister had kidney stones and eats lots if kale and spinach. Does eating these because if the oxalates cause kidney stones? I know the possible link to calcium absorption but not sure about kidney stones. Could it be the calcium in these greens? Thankyou Vivian
Vivian, thank you so much for all this wonderful information. I just started adding some powdered collagen into my morning hot water/lemon drink and making bone broth soups and hope this will also be helpful in building stronger bones.
I have just started also to make the bone broth and drink it every day!! Looking for more ways to halt my severe osteoporosis.
Thanks for confirming what you’ve been teaching us for some years now. It was you who started me on my path to fabulous health. No more bisphosphonates no more nexium only tennis, tap, clogging,jazz, pump and size 6/8. Not bad at 79. Now a big question; what about multiple myeloma chemo treatment that includes bisphosphonates?
Thank you for being so truly committed to the real truth, not only does it set us free but with time it is proved right.
Thank you Vivian for your emails with so much good information. Truly beneficial. I have had osteoporosis for some 20 years and stayed off bisphosphonates and maintained good results with being physical and eating healthy. Now I’m on prednisone (over a year for Giant Cell Arteritis). Bone density every six months is now showing deterioration and my rheumatologist says nothing will stop prednisone from leaching calcium from my bones and bisphosphonates are needed. I don’t see a choice here but your comments would be appreciated.