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Vivian Answers Day #28: Calcitonin Nasal Spray Still Prescribed By Doctors, Persistent Back Pain Between Shoulder Blades, Natural Ways To Reduce Or Eliminate Wrinkles, And More!

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Hi Vivian – Would like to know your comments on calcitonin nasal spray that my doctor prescribed recently. He suggested this when I asked him about strontium supplementation. I do have a history of thyroid problem and have been told I must take calcium supplements for life so I include calcium/magnesium in my vitamin regimen. I am 84 – and … Click to continue →

Vivian Answers Day #27: Hip Fracture And Forteo Injections, Drinking Cow’s Milk, Filtered Water, Vegetarian Protein Sources, And More!

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Dear Vivian,

I fractured my hip a month ago my doctor wants me to consider injections of Forteo. I fell, and this is how I got the fracture. What do you know about these injections. I am scared. It has serious side effects.


Vivian Answers Day # 26: Caffeine and Calcium, Cartilage Integrity, Strontium Conundrum, Osteopenia Diagnosis, Alkalizing Drink, And More!

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I like to drink unsweetened ice tea when I go out to eat, and get green tea sweetened with honey from Starbucks. My question is, is the caffeine bad for me?

Vivian Answers Day #25: Compression Fractures, High Blood Pressure, Olive Leaf Extract, Alkalizing Grains, Painful Actonel Side Effect, and More!

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I have osteoporosis and decided not to take the Fosamax my doctor prescribed. So I’m on the Save Our Bones Program and I’m feeling great. The problem is ...

Vivian Answers Day #24: Emotional Barriers, Calcium And Nutrition, Supplements And Longevity, Whey Protein, Osteoporosis Decisions, And More!

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I read in the Save Our Bones Program that stress releases cortisol, which hurts bones as much as an acid pH. I’m following the program, but lately ...

Vivian Answers Day #23: Back Pain, Milk, Bone Health Philosophy, Shrinking Height, Hydrochloric Acid, And More!

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I’ve been suffering from back pain, even before I was diagnosed with osteoporosis, and I’m running out of options. I’ve wasted money on all kinds of gadgets and doctors visits (that inevitably end with a toxic pain pill that I never want to take). ...

Vivian Answers Day #22: Inaccuracy of DEXA Scans, Distilled Water, Severe Fosamax Side Effects, Calcified Plaque, GERD, And More!

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A major medical clinic in the U. S. A. wrote in a study that distilled water is acidic. (I believe it was the Mayo Clinic.) Is this true?

Vivian Answers Day #21: Bisphosphonate “Holiday”, Acid/Alkaline Food Components, Memory Loss, Supplements, And More!

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I would like information regarding women who take a “holiday” from Fosamax. I have been on it 14 years. No adverse side effects, but my DXA scores are progressively worse. Doctors tell me that statistics say that women do not improve, but they hold ground better than those who take nothing. Do you have something I can see in print regarding these tests? Many thanks.

‘Ask Vivian Week’ 2012 Starts Now!


I'm always working to listen to the needs of our community and to make your battle with osteoporosis as easy as possible. So I'm happy to announce that this week is the second "Ask Vivian Week". Simply post your question by leaving a comment below before Thursday, June 21st. Please only post one question. The questions I receive during 'Ask … Click to continue →

Vivian Answers Day #20: Gluten Free And Bones, Alkalizing Soup Broth Recipe, Vitamin D, Lemon And Calcium, Forteo, And More!

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I love all the information you send me on your website, and now I really want to get the Save Our Bones Program. I have one concern, though. My eyesight is very bad, and I have a lot of trouble reading. And it keeps getting worse every year. What do you suggest? ...

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