In the early part of the 20th century, doctors recommended tobacco smoking as a digestive aid and for relaxation. And that’s not all. Doctors were featured in cigarette ads! Of course, that has changed and nowadays doctors try to get their patients to quit smoking.
In Chapter 5 of the Osteoporosis Reversal Program I write that:
“Osteoporosis is a perfect example that could be compared to the cigarette debacle. What doctors consider ‘common sense’ prevention and treatment of osteoporosis today, may end up like the story of cigarettes.”
Based on a study just published on May 9th in the New England Journal of Medicine, it looks as though we are slowly but surely getting there.1
Watch this video about the study:
In their analysis of the FLEX trial, which reviewed results of 10 years with bisphosphonate therapy, researchers conclude that those taking the drugs had a minute benefit when compared to those taking placebos. And they openly question the fracture-prevention benefit of continuing bisphosphonate therapy for more than five years.
Their latest recommendation is that those who need continued bisphosphonate therapy, should be evaluated on a periodic basis.
And for the first time ever, they caution doctors against prescribing a variety of osteoporosis drugs, since the trend appears to be that when one drug doesn’t give results, another similar one is prescribed:
“Clearly, given the potential for cumulative risk, caution should be exercised in switching between bisphosphonates and other potent antiresorptive medications.”1
Don’t Be A Slave to Osteoporosis Drugs
Many Save Our Bones community members have shared their bad experiences with osteoporosis drugs, after taking different ones without any positive results. Once they stopped the drugs, they successfully got rid of osteoporosis with the Osteoporosis Reversal Program.
Here’s a perfect example, sent by Neita D. on March 15, 2012:
“I have had osteoporosis for 5 years. I started on Boniva per my doctor. Two years ago my doctor took me off of Boniva and wanted me to take Actonel because my scores kept going down. So, I started doing my own research. I took myself off of Boniva and never started Actonel. That is when I ordered your book. I began the habit of walking every day and eating more and more vegetables. My osteoporosis has improved to osteopenia, even though my doctor only gives credit to the previously taken Boniva. Thanks for improving my health with your recommendations. I am a firm believer in this program.”
Reverse Osteoporosis Fast!
And about the “wisdom” of not pursuing bisphosphonate treatment for more than five years, the question is, why should it take five years to reverse osteoporosis in the first place?
You already know that I reversed my osteoporosis in one year, and I’m not the only one. Take a look at what Jean S. wrote on November 2, 2011:
“Hi Vivian thanks for all the updates etc. Thought you may be interested to hear that recent bone scan proves I no longer have osteoporosis. Now reduced to osteopenia. This has changed in the 14 months, since I stopped taking bisphosphonates, and followed your way of eating. I feel very well.”
So save yourself from the drugs and start saving your bones today!
Till next time,