The Medical Establishment would have you believe that osteoporosis is the major cause of fractures. However, statistics show that most people who break a bone don't have osteoporosis.
Big Pharma will try to scare you into taking their drugs, and unfortunately, some doctors will do the same. Information is the best inoculation against this fearmongering.
Today we'll look at the facts about the relationship between fractures and osteoporosis to reveal why those drugs are ineffective, and chart a safer and more sure path to fracture prevention.
Study Finds Most Fractures Are Not Caused By Osteoporosis
A study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism in 2019 found that two-thirds of all fractures are not attributable to osteoporosis and advancing age. In fact, that conclusion was so clear that they made it the title of the study.
This research included 3700 participants aged 50 years or older who were part of an ongoing population-based prospective cohort study, the Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology study. The researchers analyzed the bone mineral density and other health metrics of participants who experienced a fracture.1
They found that only 21% of total fractures in women and 16% of total fractures in men were attributable to osteoporosis.
“Although low BMD has been recognized as the most robust risk factor for fragility fracture, it has recently been shown that a majority of fractures occur in those without osteoporotic BMD. In this study, we confirmed that observation. Indeed, almost 73% of women and 94% of men who had sustained a fracture did not have osteoporotic BMD at baseline.”1
The cause of fractures in the majority of cases is not osteoporosis. This finding underscores the value of a holistic approach to preventing fracture. It's about more than bone mineral density, as the Save Institute has said from the very beginning.
A study found that the majority of fractures are not attributable to osteoporosis or low bone mineral density. Preventing fractures requires addressing other risks in addition to BMD through a more holistic approach.
Confirmed By Study: The Medical Establishment Has It All Wrong
An article published in 2015 in the Journal of Internal Medicine as part of their symposium on osteoporosis called out the Medical Establishment for its misguided approach to fracture prevention. The paper is titled “Osteoporosis: the emperor has no clothes.”
The authors of the report analyzed a wealth of data from previous studies on fracture risk, bone density, health outcomes in fracture patients, and osteoporosis. Their conclusion was simple: The Medical Establishment's current approach to bone health (prescribing osteoporosis drugs) is not only ineffective, but it's also likely doing more harm than good.2
“Despite the burden of illness related to hip fractures, the main ways to prevent these fractures have not changed in nearly 25 years: stop smoking, be active, and eat well. This advice is appropriate for anyone whether or not they are worried about osteoporosis and has advantages for the entire human body, including the brain, heart, skin, and bones.”2
This conclusion is a resounding rebuff to the Big Pharma-fueled frenzy of osteoporosis drug prescriptions that have been pushed on hesitant patients for the past few decades. The focus on bone mineral density has benefited pharmaceutical companies who conspired with the Medical Establishment to set that single metric as the justification for prescribing their drugs.
Meanwhile, patients have suffered horrendous side effects. Fortunately, safer and more effective natural ways to improve bone health and avoid falls and fractures have been and still are readily available.
A report published in the Journal of Internal Medicine in 2015 concluded that Big Pharma's osteoporosis drugs have done more harm than good. The article underscored the value of the Save Institute's all-natural health-boosting approach to improving bone quality and avoiding falls and fractures.
Take Effective Action To Prevent Fractures
The Save Institute has been promoting a holistic, all-natural approach to preventing falls and fractures from the very beginning. A measurement of your bone mineral density is not providing a complete understanding of the health of your bones– and taking a drug to alter your bone density is not effective at preventing fracture.
Instead, improve the quality of your diet, exercise more often, and make changes to your lifestyle that will help keep you active, healthy, and steady on your feet.
You can tell your doctor that you want to take a drug-free approach to strengthen your bones and prevent fractures. If he or she doesn't listen to you– then it might be time to find a doctor who will. At the Save Institute, we know how difficult this can be. That’s why the Osteoporosis Reversal Program includes Doctor Communication Tutorials, where you'll find effective communication techniques you can use to establish an open and honest dialogue with your doctor, and much more.
Don't forget you're not alone! You're part of a robust and growing community of Savers who are choosing to improve their health and strengthen their bones without Big Pharma's drugs or their grisly side effects.
Instead of taking harmful and effective drugs that focus solely on BMD, take a natural, holistic approach: improve the quality of your diet, exercise more often, and make changes to your lifestyle that will help keep you active, healthy, and steady on your feet.
What This Means To You
Most people who break a bone don't have osteoporosis. Don't fall for the scare tactics employed by Big Pharma or doctors. You can prevent fractures effectively by staying healthy and strong. The Save Institute has created several resources to help you do just that.
The Osteoporosis Reversal Program does more than just prevent and reverse the diagnosis of osteoporosis– it helps you build real, lasting good health. Instead of side effects, it has additional benefits!
Exercise is an important component of the ORP, so if you want support developing the perfect bone-building workout routine, exploring meditation, building strength and flexibility, and more– check out SaveTrainer. It's an online video-workout platform with professional trainers who have classes catered to every skill level, available anytime, anywhere.
You have powerful tools at your disposal, tools you can use to prevent fractures and falls, and lead the full and independent life you want.