New Study: Your Luck May Be In Your Bones - Save Our Bones

Did you know that you’re lucky? It’s true. Sure, you may have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia, but you’ve found your way to Save Our Bones, where you can get solidly researched information and solutions that don’t subscribe to the medical establishments’ flawed logic. You’re way ahead of those who blindly take the osteoporosis drugs without question.

You might be saying, “But that’s not luck. I did my research and found this site.” Exactly! See, luck is an interesting phenomenon. Why are some people considered lucky, while others seem to miss the mark? Is luck just random chance, something that’s bestowed on a rare and “lucky” few, or is there more to it?

The Luck Project

Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, wanted to know more about luck. Being a psychologist and a researcher, he had the means to do more than idly ponder the issue. Over a period of several years, he examined the lives and thinking patterns of 400 volunteers of all ages and from different walks of life.1

In one very telling experiment…

[Wiseman] gave both the “lucky” and the “unlucky” people a newspaper and asked them to look through it and tell him how many photographs were inside. He found that on average the unlucky people took two minutes to count all the photographs, whereas the lucky ones determined the number in a few seconds.

So why were the “lucky” people able to complete the task so quickly?

Because they found a message on the second page that read, “Stop counting. There are 43 photographs in this newspaper.” So why didn’t the unlucky people see it? Because they were so intent on counting all the photographs that they missed the message.

Wiseman noted that,

Unlucky people miss chance opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else. They go to parties intent on finding their perfect partner, and so miss opportunities to make good friends. They look through the newspaper determined to find certain job advertisements and, as a result, miss other types of jobs. Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there, rather than just what they are looking for.

It turns out that what we often think that luck is more a matter of being open to possibilities; of looking beyond the surface.

The Bone Health Connection

So now you might still wonder what does this luck research have to do with you and your bone health. Well, if you’re “lucky,” meaning that you’re aware of the possibilities around you, you’re more likely to have an open and questioning mind. And that curious spirit is what led you to Save Our Bones in the first place.

Yes, there are simple, natural solutions to regaining your bone health and conquering osteoporosis. But of course, you won’t find them if you follow the herd and obediently implement mainstream solutions.

You see, the best way to gain control of your bone health (indeed, of any health issue) is to actively seek answers and form your own bone health philosophy. And that’s precisely what you’ve done.

What does luck have to do with bone health? It brought you here!

You’re Different… And Part of a “Lucky” Community!

Others with bone health issues get diagnosed, accept their prescriptions without question, and shut everything else out. If they come across information that conflicts with “doctor’s orders,” they look the other way.

You, on the other hand, refuse to follow blindly. You take your health in your own hands, learn as much as you can, and you know that knowledge is power. You explore with an open mind, you accumulate valuable information, and then you make your decisions based on sound research.

So because you’re actively searching for answers and are open to solutions that don’t march in lockstep with the mainstream, you had the good “luck” to find Save Our Bones!

The Save Our Bones community is full of “lucky” people who know a great opportunity when they see one. Indeed, our community is growing by leaps and bounds. We have more visitors at the Save Our Bones website than ever, and the message of natural osteoporosis solutions is slowly but surely making its way into the mainstream.

In the past few weeks, we've seen how the mainstream media is catching up to us. For example, several large newspapers, including the Washington Post and the Seattle Times, have recently carried stories about the dangers of osteoporosis drugs.

What If You’re Not Lucky

I already know you’re lucky enough to have found Save Our Bones. But perhaps you consider yourself unlucky in other areas of your life. Fortunately, you can change that. In Wiseman’s Luck Project, his personality tests found that “unlucky people are generally much more tense and anxious than lucky people, and research has shown that anxiety disrupts people’s ability to notice the unexpected.”2

So If you’re tense or anxious, you’re not as open to the “luck” that surrounds you. In the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, I devote an entire chapter to the effects of stress on bone health and offer easy, practical techniques you can use to reduce your stress levels. Stress is actually acidifying to your body because of cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands when your body is under stress. The secretion of cortisol has the same effect on the alkaline/acid balance as when you eat highly acidifying foods.

You can combat stress in several ways. Simply taking a few slow, deep breaths now and then will help, as can reading uplifting materials or a silent nature walk where you simply appreciate the beauty around you. And in Good Deeds and Good Bones, I wrote about how the simple act of helping others can reduce stress.

Reduce your stress, and you’re likely to see your luck AND your bone health improve!

Appreciate Your Good Fortune

This Easter/Passover season is a good time to be aware of and appreciate the role “luck” has played in leading you to Save Our Bones. I congratulate you for being a truth seeker and for having the wisdom to realize the importance of what you’ve found. You’re not just lucky – you’re smart, resourceful, and filled with curiosity and initiative. You have the power to take control of your life and your health.

So continue keeping an open heart and mind, learning along the way.



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  1. seo

    I’m curious to find out what blog system you are working with? I’m experiencing some small security problems with my latest blog and I’d like to find something more risk-free. Do you have any suggestions?

  2. Janet Coats

    Thanks Vivian for a fast response to my question. I will not be going on Myacalcin!! I have already ordered your book and have been reading all of your e-mails to me. Again Thank you. Janet

  3. bernadette higgins

    i do really want to comment and send lots of questioneir to Vivian, but I’m not sure when I will get a reply from her

  4. Pat Hilgers

    Vivian, I have read the bone books and know that you have recommended dosages for the various vitamins etc., but do you recommend or sell supplements that contain the dosages you are recommending? Thank you. Pat

  5. bea

    hi i too would love to know how to make the green smoothies like alex makes thanks bea

  6. lillian

    can everyone out there who has successfuly increased their bone density share with us how they have done it my last dexa scan showed my spine was minus 3.5 i have the save our bones book and am trying the alkaline diet and testing with ph strips but not always good readings but mostly 7 to 7.5 i also walk for half an hour most days and wondered if this is enough. We dont seem to hear of many of the people on the program saying they have increased their bone density so if everyone that has can let us know then we can be hopeful of doing the same and help each other thanks vivian for all your info and thanks to all who join the conversation the more people join in the bones community the more we can help others.

    • Linda

      Yes…please give us your success stories! I have been searching this site for a long time just hoping for someone to post their success.
      In advance, thanks for sharing!

  7. Katie

    Interesting take on the subject of “luck”. Yes, I suppose there is a happenstance in life. So much of what happens to us is governed by wise/unwise choices made by ourselves other people, but that apart, when you call out to God for help I have found He does hear and help: I found this site didn’t I?
    I get the connection between being relaxed & trusting, and good bone health… many other illnesses also have a psychological elememt to them. I am just thankful for the gifts and understanding God has given Vivian, and for her willingness to share them.

  8. Joan

    Hi Vivian
    I have now been off of Protos for 12months taking instead the Caltrate Tablets with Vitamin D until recently when the local chemist advised me to change to a Wagner product called Total Calcium complete it is madufactured in New Zealand and includes the vitamins K and D I also continued with Ostelin vitamin D I would like to have your opinion re these products please. I also have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration it seems my only option is to try and slow it down via my diet I would like to know what you would suggest in particular please

  9. Shirley Barber

    I feel I am a lucky one even though I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I have recently received my copy of Vivian’s book but have not yet had time to read all of it. I went quickly to the chapter on exercise and was disappointed that I can not follow the back extesion, the arm and leg lift, nor the basic squat since I have arthritis in my knees and cannot get down in the floor.

    Are there any other exercises that I could use to help restore my bones?? I am using one pound weights as I walk 30 minutes each week day.

    Shirley B.

  10. Jeannine Farris

    I am on Warfarin (Coumadin), so should limit my intake of vitamin K. I know how important this vitamin is for our bones, so what can I substitute in its place?

  11. cecile fazioli

    Hi Vivian, I have been reading your emails for the past year, I have been doing everything that you mentioned, is there anything that I can do or take that would help me with the pain that I have every day,I am so tired of living in pain, I have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, please help me,

  12. Joan Duffy

    I tried a few hours ago to purchase your book, but I did not include my surburb. I tried again this time including my suburb, but I am afraid that you have taken this to be another order as I have been given two order numbers. Also, I cannot access the link for the digital items. Are they all free, as I do not want to spend more money on them. What do you mean by copy and paste the address into your internet browser?

    Thanking you,

    Joan Duffy

  13. Terri

    Hi Vivian,
    I take bioidentical hormones (estrogen cream and progeserone capsules). I read in one or your letter Q&A’s that you don’t recommend taking any type of hormone replacement. Can you explain why? I thought this type of replacement was good for women. Do you advise I stop taking these?
    Thanks so much.

  14. LESLIE

    Hi! Vivian,


    LOVE, MS. L.

    • Esther

      Hello Mrs. L,
      There is no such thing as Luck! someone had been praying for you and therefor God brought you through. Also when you had that in home accident YOU Prayed! so luck and Friday the 13th and all that sort of stuff is superstition and under the enemy of our souls Kingdom. If you want to know how I know you many email me. Praise God you are alright.

  15. Anthea Keenan

    Thank you for your continued information.
    I have pagets in the lower left tibia which is also on an old ankle fracture. Very painful. Have had Aclasta infusion 2 yrs ago but after 8 months could feel pain coming back and also other aches and pains. Chiropractors, acupuncture, physiotherapy and Osteoporosis Reversal Programme have been helpful for me. I know a lot more now than I did. But now after scan showing “markedly active” again I am offered another infusion which I have deferred until I get some more questions answered. I have a referral to see a bone surgeon for opinion as well. The pain makes one desparate!

  16. Sandra Everett

    I need you to explain the numbers to me. After my 4th dexa test in 4 years, I’ve had a reduction. I have osteopenia and my number is 2.4. Thank you.

  17. Bobbie Gullo

    Hi Vivian. Your article about “luck” was interesting. However, I don’t believe in luck, but I do believe in Devine Intervention. So, I consider it Devine Intervention that I found you and your advice. “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

    • Linda

      Thankyou Vivian for your article on luck. I also agree with Bobbie that it was Divine Intervention. And I am so grateful to the good Lord.

  18. Helen

    I am so happy to find the Save Our Bones program. I’m looking forward to receiving my back-ordered kit. Thank you so much for all of the information you send me, it gives me so much hope and great comfort knowing that I am working on re-building my bones now while waiting for my kit to arrive

  19. Rev. Fred

    I have been reading this site for awhile, a lot of great information. You don’t seemingly hear of too many men on here that have this disease and sometimes I wonder if I do or not have it. I had a bone density test that came out negative, then I had a chiropractor say she found it on my neck -via an x-ray, had a dexter x-ray and it came back positive, then I read on this site that it depends on the machine you get, one could say yes the other no. So I got another bone density and it said no…who do you believe? Well, I’ll tell you who I put the problem in the hands of and that was the Lord. I can’t take any of the meds because I get kidney stones from high amounts of calcium, even the nasal spray…3 weeks on that and got hit with one…no thank you. A lot of the foods also will bring on a kidney stone also…so with that in mind, I eat what I can, exercise when I can and put the rest to God. He knows what I can and cannot do and with that said, I have submitted myself to Him 100%. I don’t worry about this as I did, I believe He will provide me with ample avenues throughout my life to deal with this or not. Since I handed Him my problem I have not had any problems with this, the worry of it is gone. That is what He is here for, to take your problems and deal with them. Read what you can, take from that what you want, put your faith in the man upstairs and be done with it, faith = belief and believing is the first step to freedom of the soul. Good luck all with your search – Stay Blessed

  20. Joel M. Wilson

    I know there is much truth in what you wrote about stress, anxiety, and only focusing on one thing and missing opportunities. You see, I am Asperger Syndrome, and those are very real traits of AS people. However, just by looking on the web, I found your program regarding osteoporosis after I was (supposedly) diagnosed and prescribed Fosamx. I also simply search the web for other health concerns applicable to me. What do I find? I find reports even from Mayo and Rochester themselves saying that many prescription drugs are not as effective as broadcasted to be, and that the research supporting such claims is not sufficient to draw such conclusions! Mayo and Rochester! I have saved bundles of money over the past couple years by not taking osteoporosis drugs and other prescription written for me and am much healthier for it, including much less stress and anxiety.

    Joel M. Wilson

  21. Denny

    Hi Vivian, I have loved your website and have used your program. By doing so I was able to take my osteopenia diagnosis and turn it into a normal bone density diagnosis. However, after a couple of years I discovered that I have food sensitivities to yeast and milk. My bone density is right on the line between normal and osteopenia. I have changed my diet yet again and feel that I am building bone once more. Thank you for all of your great advice. Keep up the good work. By the way I was one of the people who took Fosomax for 2 years – I have a jaw deteriate because of it. I will never take another medication related to this disease again. Your advice has made a big difference in my life and my health. Thanks.

  22. Joan

    Vivian, I have to disagree with your assessment of luck. I believe God directs a Christian according to His purpose. The well known author, Corrie ten Boom, put it this way…”Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” I admire your scientific mind which enables you to research RX drugs and their side affects and help others with that knowledge. I call that a gift from God not luck. I stopped taking
    Fosamax because I experienced side affects and told my doctor. I am in a trial mode at this time and will be taking a bone density test this year. I am in my 80’s so I have a lot resting on the results.

    I will continue to read your literature with interest and await any further comments you may care to make.


    • Betty

      Yes, Vivian, I agree with Joan who said “God has given you a gift to share this information with us and it is not luck that we are finding out other ways to treat this condition with your help”.


  23. Rosemary Wrzos

    Thanks, Vivian, I follow your program and am now changing my calcium supplement. Does organic AlgaeCal meet your requirements for a good, absorbable product? Thanks, Rosemary

  24. Rosemary Wrzos

    Thank you, Vivian. I’m following your program, but am in the process of changing my calcium product. Does the product, AlgaeCal, meet your requirements for absorbable, organic calcium? Thank you, Rosemary

  25. Trudi

    Just as; we are what we eat, we most definitely ARE WHAT WE THINK!

  26. Gary Rancourt

    Dear Vivian, I’d like to first thank you for creating the Saveourbone site, a truly wonderful resource. Like you, my diagnosis of osteoporosis and osteopenia came as a complete shock when I was diagnosed last fall. I am a 65 year old, very fit, male and until recently had been a competitive triathlete and bike racer for over 20 yrs. I am still very active and exercise about 12 hours a week but now with more emphasis on weight-bearing exercise. But here’s the thing: I was also diagnosed with Celiac disease two years ago (I was asymptomatic) and now know that Celiac and osteoporosis frequently go hand-in-hand as part of a broad malobsorption syndrome. Last fall I saw an endocrinologist who specializes in osteoporosis and was informed that I needed to start treatment with Prolia, Fosomax or Forteo. I happened to find your site and decided to forgo conventional treatment for one to two years to see of I could improve my bone density scores using your program. So now my diet is both Celiac and bone-health compliant. I’ve also incorporated all the other components in your program, e.g., fluoride-free water, toothpaste, etc. My endocrinologist was agreeable to supporting my “experiment” but was convinced that it wouldn’t do any good. In fact, my endocrinologist made this statement: “Gary, you are right, the best focus is to build bone, BUT, the only thing that currently does that is a medication, “Forteo” which is a piece of natural parathyroid hormone. Exercise can build bone, together with calcium when taken in adolescence, otherwise, we maintain our bone, and what we are able to do with calcium and vitamin d is prevent loss. That is what non-pharmacologic treatment can do.” This statement seems to be in contrast to the results you discuss on this site. I’ll get retested in a year and, hopefully, will receive positive news.

    • Patricia Morine

      Aloha Gary, I, like you was shocked to find I had osteoporosis at only 55 years old. Thorasic compression Fx’s while riding my horse ( no fall). I consider myself a fit athlete. I too was discovered to have asymptomatic celiac’s disease. I was also covering up from the sun so had very low Vit D levels. I am now gluten free, lift weights every other day while in the sun for 30-40 minutes. Take 5000IU Vit D per day. changed my diet to more raw veggies and non-processed food. Power walk 40 min/day chasing a herd of horses in front of me 🙂 I will be interested in my DEXA scan next year as well. Interestingly they are now saying 1 in 30 people have celiac’s disease.

      • Gary Rancourt

        Let’s hope that we both get improved DEXA scores. Aloha back at ya’

  27. june woakes

    I haave your book which I have read religiously, but I am disappointed that the problem of people (of which there are many) with polymyalgia rheumatica and other auto-immune disorders has not been tackled – or even mentioned. My GP has insisted I keep taking alendronic acid and as I asm one of the unfortunates who still has polymyalgia after nearly 6 years, I am naturally concerned about the side-effects of these drugs. Could I safely drop alendronic acid but follow the guidelines in the book, without harming my health and bones?

  28. Dona

    I am so interested in the things you write and I am searching for the right answer. I have been on actenol for 5 years then I was doing better until my kidney receptors stop working to send vd to my bones instead it was being taken away. I went back to my dr. she put on chlorthalidone a very smallamount it regulated my kidney once again. Along with that I was put on potassium chloride ext release 20 mg i have vd defecenicy so I take 4000 units for my bones and hair loss. So where do I go from here if I go to save the bones program do I still take the medicine for the kidneys receptors. I would appreciate if you could give me some hope for this un resloved questions I have.

    Thank you


    • Pollyanna

      I feel very fortunate to have found your website, Vivian. When I found it I had already been trying to treat my osteoporosis with diet and supplements for a couple of years. I had decided against bisphosphonates based on their mechanism of action, but finding my way from there was difficult to say the least. Your research and the information you share outline a clear course backed by scientific findings. This knowledge makes a world of difference. It is so hard to do it alone, especially when your doctor is against you. I have tried telling my sister-in-law, who took Fosamax for years and now takes Boniva, but she dismisses even a few words. She doesn’t want to hear it and defends her doctor’s advice. A closed mind is truly an unlucky circumstance.

  29. Joyce E Hall

    I’d say I’m lucky because I too found what I was looking for, someone who knew that the drugs for Osteoporosis were detrimental to my health and my bones! I am more at ease today because I have such a following. Well that is really Vivian’s followers. I too am a follower of good advice, good exercise, and good research. All done for me by Vivian. I trust this program today because it is exactly what I was looking for, “Lucky Me!” I can take a deep breath and relax because I have been given a program I can trust. Thanks Viviaan

  30. chris sexsmith

    I wanted to share my story… 4 years ago I was DX with osteopenia… took Evista, but not for more than a month or two..didn’t religiously take calcium supplements either.. After two years, was DX with Osteporosis (-2.8). Took Boniva for 2 months before finding your book. Stop taking boniva and started your program along with strenuous workouts 3x/week. Just had a dexascan (53 years old)and have increased bone density to -2.3!!! With no drugs!! Hoping in the next 2 years to be in the Normal range!!! Just wanted you to know of another one of your success stories!!!
    Thanks so much!

    • Susan

      Well done you.

      I am 53, diagnosed with osteopenia 10 years ago.

      Could you describe what you mean by strenuous exercise please.




      • Denny

        What she means is weight bearing exercies – walking is weight bearing, lifting weight and things like rubber bands also. Exercies is just one part of the picture. You also need to look at your diet. You may want read more about Vivian’s program. She really has some great tips. I bought one of her books and found it quite enlightening about food and exerices. Best of luck.

    • Linda

      So happy for you Chris ! Thanks for the hope. What do you determine as strenuous exercise? I would like to do the same.
      Thanks, Linda

  31. Alex

    Thanks for the great &positive message Vivian! I don’t know when my next scan will be but i am working on a good result. I’ve got myself a really powerful blender and making green smoothies which are out of this world! – my body says “Yes please, thankyou!!! :o)”

    • Linda

      I would love to know what green smoothies you make. Thanks in advance.

    • Alex

      …that was meant to be a smiley face 😀

  32. Feona

    Yes, I’m lucky too. Having found this website, I know that following your advice,Vivian, won’t only help reverse my osteoporosis, it’ll also help with my osteoarthritis, which is caused by inflammation. Getting a less acid system will be anti-inflammatory. Great – what you might call a ‘bone-us’!

  33. peggy

    Hello Vivian, Thank you for all your articles. Regarding this most recent one. I do consider myself very lucky;0.On another matter, I have come across some info that suggests that Xylitol helps with bone density.What is your view on this? Kind regards Peggy

    • Alex

      Good question. I know that is said. But i have also read that xylitol is really acidifying, so i would love to hear comment. Thanks.

      • Kay

        Yes, I’d love to know,too. Xylitol is in my mouth wash. I’ve lost 2 teeth most likely due to bone loss. My dentist still doesn’t get the no flouride and tells me I won’t be swallowing the toothpaste. I may have to mention the fact that nitro glycerin wouln’t work if that were true.

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