Today I am excited to bring you another Save Our Bones Bulletin. There have been some amazing developments on the osteoporosis front lately.

A brand new study shows that drinking milk not only fails to prevent fractures, it is also linked to early death.

A genetically-modified potato has just been approved in the United States, yet surprisingly, a major fast food chain refuses to get on board.

And last but not least, the Medical Establishment is trying hard to tweak a popular osteoporosis drug to make it “better” – but there’s no way around the fact that these drugs are still very dangerous.

All this is really interesting, so let’s get started!

1. Cow’s Milk Linked To Early Death

This study published in the BMJ, which went viral shortly after publication, links drinking milk to increased fracture risk and early death, and is considered “shocking.” But it’s not shocking to Savers, who are well aware that cow’s milk is simply not good for your bones.

Relevant Excerpt:

“…research suggests that [milk] does little to strengthen bones and can double the risk of an early death.
A study that tracked 61,000 women and 45,000 men for 20 years found there was no reduction in broken bones for those who consumed the most milk.

For women it was associated with an increased chance of suffering a fracture.

Those who drank three glasses or more a day (680ml) were twice as likely to die early than those who consumed less than one.” 1

The scientists blame milk’s inflammatory sugars, galactose and lactose, which lead to inflammation and oxidative stress, contributing to premature aging of the bone and increased fracture risk. This inflammatory, age-accelerating effect could also explain the early deaths associated with milk consumption.

This news shocked the mainstream, who has long held to the antiquated recommendation to drink milk for strong bones and good health. In fact, the researchers themselves seemed shocked by the findings of their study, and recommend “a cautious interpretation of the results”2 in their conclusion.

Yet the study spanned three countries, 20 years, and included 61,433 women and 45,339 men. That sounds pretty comprehensive!

If you have the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, this news comes as no surprise. You are well aware that milk is highly inflammatory, and that inflammation is detrimental to bones and health.

In Chapter 6 of the Program, I note a Harvard study that claims “the recommendation of dairy products ‘ignores the lack of evidence for a link between consumption of dairy products and prevention of osteoporosis.’”

Chapter 6 also outlines several sobering statistics, such as this one:

“Women who drink two or more glasses of milk per day increase their risk of fractures compared with women who drink less than one glass per week.”

You’ll notice that for the just-published study, researchers did not investigate fermented dairy products such as yogurt. They address the reason for this omission in the study’s introduction, noting that fermented dairy products like yogurt have “a less pronounced induction of oxidative stress and inflammation in humans…because of their lower or non-existent lactose and galactose content, possible probiotic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and effects on gut microbiota.”

They go on to note that,

“…a high intake of fermented milk products has been associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases, whereas a high milk intake is related to a tendency of an unfavourable risk profile for the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.” 2

The Osteoporosis Reversal Program advocates the modest consumption of fermented dairy products as alkalizing and good for bones.

Once again, the Osteoporosis Reversal Program is well ahead of the curve. When you practice the principles outlined in the Program, you can rest assured that the information is cutting-edge.

2. GMO Potato Approved In The US

Not too long ago, I warned the community not only about the dangers of GMO foods, but I also predicted the next food to be genetically modified: the potato. My prediction has now come true.

Relevant Excerpt:

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday approved the first genetically modified potato for commercial planting in the United States in more than a decade, a move likely to draw the ire of groups opposed to artificial manipulation of foods.

The so-called Innate potato, developed by the J.R. Simplot Company, is engineered to contain less of a suspected human carcinogen that occurs when a conventional potato is fried, and is also less prone to bruising during transport.” 3

These designer potatoes also have less sugar than conventional ones, making them less prone to browning after being peeled and chopped.

Nonetheless, I do not trust any food that has been artificially modified. So I am making another prediction: we will hear bad news about these Innate potatoes in the future, just as we heard the frightening news about GMO corn causing internal organ damage.

It turns out that restaurant giant McDonald’s doesn’t trust the Innate potato, either:

“McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast-food company and a longtime buyer of Simplot potatoes for french fries, says it doesn’t plan to buy Simplot’s latest genetically modified organism, the Innate potato.” 4

I never thought I’d endorse anything a fast food chain does as “healthy,” but I have to agree with McDonald’s on this one!

3. Osteoporosis Drug Zoledronic Acid Now Delivered Directly To Bone via Nanoparticles

Scientists have developed a new form of the bisphosphonate zoledronic acid (Reclast). They introduced nano-sized particles of synthetic hydroxyapatite (the collagen matrix of bone) into a modified form of zoledronic acid (ZOL). So when the modified form of the drug is injected, the chemical can be delivered directly to the bone by these tiny synthetic particles.

Relevant Excerpt:

“…the nanoparticle developed by the IISc and Al-Ameen researchers is capable of delivering the drug directly to the specific affected locations, and is considered the best mode of boosting the bone cells in order to regenerate what has been lost. This, it does by delivering the drugs straight to the affected areas.

… Until now, Zoledronic acid (ZOL), which is the commonly used drug, has been successfully reducing the risk of fractures in post-menopausal women; but prolonged use of this drug can cause several adverse effects like unwanted alterations in the bone structures. The IISc-Al-Ameen team has come up with a modified ZOL drug which can be delivered using nanoparticles.

… “‘We have designed a new formulation, wherein the ZOL is first adsorbed on nanoparticles of hydroxyapatite and carried to osteoporotic bone by intravenous injections,’ said lead author Deepak Kumar Khajuria.” 5

I find it fascinating that nowhere is it revealed just how they “modified” the zoledronic acid. Their “new formulation” remains hush-hush, which is cause for great suspicion. When first developed, Reclast was praised as “new treatment” in the form of an infusion. But this is by no means a safer form of this bisphosphonate. In fact, the first cases of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) surfaced with Reclast.

This article touts zoledronic acid as “successfully reducing the risk of fractures in post-menopausal women” (which conveniently ignores the increased risk of atypical femur fractures which are a known side effect of bisphosphonate use), yet immediately notes the danger inherent in the “prolonged use” of this drug.

If a drug is not safe to take for long periods, why take it at all? And in the case of the Reclast infusion, the drug stays in your system for an entire year. It doesn’t get much more “prolonged” than that! Imagine how persistent the drug will be if it’s delivered via nanoparticles.

The fact is, zoledronic acid – Reclast – carries the risk of life-threatening side effects. Delivering it directly to the bone in a faster, more invasive way simply makes it even more effective at doing its damage.

Have Questions About Reclast Or Other Osteoporosis Topics?

I am always impressed by the curiosity and intelligence of the Saver community, and I realize you’ll have questions and need support as you embark on the Osteoporosis Reversal Program.

That’s why each Program comes with access to your own personal bone health coach.

Your bone health coach is personally trained by me, and is knowledgeable about the Program, our other products, osteoporosis drugs, nutrition, supplements, and more.

Plus your coach is privy to all of my research and information, and has direct access to me if the need arises. And because contact with your coach is via e-mail, you can send a question or concern any time of day or night.

Isn’t it comforting to know that you have someone (a real person!) who can be available whenever you need information, support, or just have questions – 7 days a week, 24 hours a day?

Please remember that a bone health coach is available exclusively to those who get the Osteoporosis Reversal Program.

So if you have not taken the time to discover the Program, I urge you to check it out by clicking here.

Till next time,

References

1 “Three glasses of milk a day can lead to early death, warn scientists.” The Telegraph. 19 November 2014. Web. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11193329/Three-glasses-of-milk-a-day-can-lead-to-early-death-warn-scientists.html

2 Michaelsson, Karl, et al. “Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures in women and men: cohort studies.” The BMJ. 28 October 2014. 2014;349:g6015. Web. http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g6015

3 Krasny, Ros. “U.S. Oks genetically modified potato with lower cancer risk.” Reuters. 10 November 2014. Web. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/10/us-usa-gmos-potatoes-idUSKCN0IU2BI20141110

4 Kyle, Zach. “McDonald’s rejects Simplot’s genetically modified potato.” Idaho Statesman. 15 November 2014. Web. http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/11/15/3487642_mcdonalds-rejects-simplots-gmo.html?sp=/99/1687/&rh=1

5 Nischith, N. “Scientists evolve ‘nano-drug’ for osteoporosis.” Bangladore Mirror. 11 November 2014. Web. http://www.bangaloremirror.com/Bangalore/Others/Scientists-evolve-nano-drug-for-osteoporosis/articleshow/45103423.cms

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31 comments. Leave Yours Now →
  1. Adenike February 16, 2015, 11:27 pm

    Dear Vivian,I will always enjoy your articles any day,thank you very much because I got to learn so much since the past three years I have been reading them.
    But can I know if pains on my upper shoulder could be arthritis or what please.?
    Thanks again.

  2. Ulrike December 19, 2014, 2:50 am

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    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA December 20, 2014, 1:56 pm

      Glad to hear it, Ulrike! Please visit often. 🙂

  3. Linda November 21, 2014, 8:25 am

    I have suspected this fraud for years and although I was told to take faso ax, I refused to do so…boy am I glad! Thanks for your informative site.

  4. Cheryl November 20, 2014, 6:51 pm

    Is all corn gmo’s

  5. Cassie November 20, 2014, 12:12 pm

    What is most detrimental to bone health is non nutritional foods such as “soda”.
    NOT milk……..

    • Clinton B November 20, 2014, 1:26 pm

      Milk creates a low pH condition in the body that requires more calcium to correct than the milk provides.

      • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA November 20, 2014, 2:49 pm

        Actually, both are detrimental for bones. Fortunately, doctors will never recommend drinking soda!

  6. Donna Thomas November 20, 2014, 11:33 am

    What is the latest on taking Algaecal supplements and Strontium ?

  7. e birrell November 20, 2014, 10:53 am

    Is it just cow’s milk or goats milk as well I drink goats milk

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA November 20, 2014, 2:48 pm

      The studies are on pasteurized cow’s milk, which is still (wrongly) recommended by doctors to increase calcium consumption.

  8. Norma E November 20, 2014, 10:44 am

    Dr. has put my husband on CIMZIA injections, for Psoriatic Arthritis,
    what effect does that have on the bone, have tried other things. Nothing else seems to work.
    Thank you.

  9. Debbie Tompkins November 20, 2014, 10:29 am

    What are the side effects of the drug twice a year shot.

    • Betty Schmitt November 26, 2014, 10:19 am

      I’ve been taking RECLAST the last 2 years, should I discontinue this drug due to side effects? What could be the side effects?

      • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA November 26, 2014, 4:43 pm

        Betty, I firmly believe that the choice to take osteoporosis drugs (or any drug) or not is entirely up to you! Gather as much information as you can, research, and make an informed decision based on your own bone health philosophy. When you stop “cold turkey” with the osteoporosis drugs, what happens is that the free flowing drug gets eliminated via the urine in a few months (drink plenty of fluids to accelerate this process). As bone remodeling starts again, new bone will cover the old bone to which the drug attached itself and will render the drug inactive.

  10. Lynda November 20, 2014, 10:25 am

    Well, hearing all the bad news about milk. We should drink almond milk.
    What about baby’s formula? Should we be worried about this also?

  11. Cora November 20, 2014, 10:06 am

    I bought the Save your Bones BOOK years ago…..now you have a COACH? How about answering our questions then ….on line

  12. Sue November 20, 2014, 9:26 am

    What about cheese??

  13. Lea November 20, 2014, 9:10 am

    Just a question, what does the packaging look like for the Innate potato product, so I don’t accidentally buy it? Please reply.

    • Dora November 20, 2014, 10:46 am

      Here is a description from Natural Society that helps you identify them:

      How to Avoid the New Genetically Modified Potato

      There are 3 primary ways you can bypass Innate GMO potatoes:

      Look For Products Labeled 100% Organic:

      · United States and Canadian governments do not allow companies to label products 100% organic if they contain genetically modified foods.

      Look For “Non-GM” or “GMO-Free”:

      · When searching for potatoes in a health food store that supplies organic produce, just look for signs indicating that the potatoes are organic and non-GMO. Many packaged products represent the NON-GMO Project verified seal, but in this case you’ll need to look for as many indicators as possible.

      Read the Labels:

      · Conventional Fruit Labels: Begin with the number 4, and never begin with the number 9.

      · Genetically Modified Fruit Labels: Begin with the number 8. Note that it begins with 8, not just contains the number 8. This is often a 5 digit number.

      · Organic Fruit Labels: These fruit labels always contain 5 digits, and begin with the number 9. Always check and make sure, as some “organic” products have been known to be deceptively labeled.

      Will the new Innate potatoes make the top 10 worst GMO foods for your GMO foods list? Hopefully we won’t find out.

      – See more at: http://naturalsociety.com/how-to-know-buying-innate-gmo-potato/#sthash.zWrJ6I2O.dpuf

      • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA November 20, 2014, 2:42 pm

        Thanks for sharing this great information with our community, Dora 🙂

  14. Elizabeth Fose November 20, 2014, 8:43 am

    I don’t see any information on “Prolia.” Would be interested in your information re: this drug.

  15. Marilyn November 20, 2014, 7:54 am

    Appreciate such well informed information, many thanks.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA November 20, 2014, 2:41 pm

      You’re very welcome!

  16. Laura November 20, 2014, 6:34 am

    Hello,

    I have been a member of Save Our Bones for awhile, but this is the first time I have heard of the availability of having a coach to answer questions! Every question I have written here in the comment section has not been answered (or at least I haven’t seen their answers), so it would be good to be able to ask a coach. How do members get one?

    Thank you,
    Laura

    • Jean November 20, 2014, 8:57 am

      Like you, Laura, I have been a long time member of Save Our Bones and did not know about a personal coach! I have a question I’d like to have answered, but how do I go about it? I think the coach idea is being offered with the new “package” which I’ve not ordered, because I already have everything in the Program that I need, and honestly cannot afford ordering any more. I like that it’s done by email, but somebody please tell us HOW!

      • Customer Support November 20, 2014, 2:57 pm

        To access your bone health coach, simply scroll down to the bottom of this page, and at the left you’ll see it says “Customer Support”. That opens up a new tab so you can send them an email and request a coach. Wishing all in the community great success with their bone-building endeavors!

  17. kate stead November 20, 2014, 6:26 am

    what does the save our bones say about the use of oestrogen to treat osteoporosis?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA November 20, 2014, 2:40 pm

      We should never tamper with hormones, Kate. There’s no need to take that risk! Osteoporosis can be reversed safely, naturally, and scientifically with the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, so why take a chance?

  18. Luke November 20, 2014, 3:21 am

    Why give only a part of the truth ?
    Why not give the most important part of the truth ?
    The article in the BMJ conclude to the beneficial effect of diary products on bone health and on general health, but milk…
    It appears that if crude milk can be detremental (especially for women according to the study), fermented milk is highly beneficial !
    Please, update your advices with the learning of good science !

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