This time I write to you with a heavy heart…

Founding the Save Our Bones community has led me to cross paths with many remarkable people.

Let me tell you about a special person whom I’ll never forget. It all began two years ago, when Robina, a member of the Save Our Bones community contacted me. We began corresponding by email and a couple of months later, we met for the first time during one of my travels to Canada.

Thus began a marvelous friendship with Robina and her husband, the world-renowned Dr. Robert Bruce Salter.

I got to know Dr. Salter, both as a friend and as the Orthopedic Surgeon, professor, author, and scientist he was.

Although he held many prestigious honors such as being named one of the 10 most outstanding scientists of the past 80 years, and being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, he remained a genuine and humble man.

I consider myself privileged for having had the opportunity to be a part of Dr. Salter’s circle of friends. I have many fond memories of our conversations where he shared his knowledge with me and expressed his views with deep enthusiasm. He told me once, that I, like him, did not accept the conventional “wisdom” and for that reason and against all odds, discovered a method that works.

You see, Dr. Salter searched – and discovered – new horizons in orthopedics that improved the lives of thousands of people around the world. He revolutionized orthopedic surgery and his medical textbooks are used around the world and have been translated into six languages.

So it was with great sadness that I learned of his passing on May 10th.

Please click here to read about Dr. Salter’s amazing life and his unequaled achievements.

His legacy is much more than new and improved joint healing methods and unique surgical techniques – Dr. Salter embodies the true essence of a brilliant mind that never settled for mainstream answers.

Dr. Salter will continue to be an inspiration to me and to thousands of others who insist on finding the untold truth about health and disease. I am truly honored by his endorsement of the Osteoporosis Reversal Program and will cherish the time we spent together forever.

My deepest condolences to Dr. Salter’s wife, Robina, a dear friend of mine and faithful companion of Dr. Salter till his last breath. May he rest in peace and may all his family be blessed.

Vivian Goldschmidt
Vivian Goldschmidt, MA
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  1. Marilyn Watanabe July 11, 2010, 7:18 pm

    I am sorry to hear about your loss! I am new to computers & don’t know how to work them.(I willsent you a letter) Supplenents: 1 Now-C 1000, 1 or 2 of DR. Schulze’s formula 1, 2 of Ashland Co-op’s Woman’s 45+ multi vitamins, i Now’s D3, 2 Now’s sunflower lecithin, 2 Now’s Magnesium Citrate and 2 of Wesyern Herbal’s Hem-Relief. Do I have to take any more supplements? Marilyn Watanabe

  2. joy douglas June 12, 2010, 10:29 pm

    Dear Vivian,

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend, Dr. Salter

    Joy

  3. Fortune June 4, 2010, 12:43 pm

    I am very sorry about the lost of such a good person, your friend, Dr Salter. I did not have the privilege to know him but I am sure that he will be missed by many.
    I have now received your book and hope that your program will help me. Thank you.

  4. Sharon May 29, 2010, 5:22 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear friend, Dr. Salter. You have my deepest sympathies. I’ll keep you and Dr. Salter’s family and friends in my Prayers.

  5. Bertha May 28, 2010, 6:51 am

    Hi Vivian

    I am getting a lot better these days . I was to see my family doctor on May 26th 2010 and the report she gave me was that my bone density has increase to 4.8 percent , And also asked me what I was doing to turn this problem around .So I told her , shr than asked me that the next time I come in to see her to bring in all the natural supplments that I am taking. So this was a great break though for me

    Thanks for all the advise that I have received from the book that I have order from you

    Bertha Williams
    British Columbia , Canada

    • Ximena Hedrick October 6, 2010, 12:36 pm

      Dear Bertha,

      Would you please let me know what supplements you are taking? I am having trouble finding the right ones.

      Thanks so much,

      Ximena, Washington State

  6. Mrs. Kim Mack May 27, 2010, 1:45 am

    I know what the loss of love for someone that you respect dies.
    I know how hard the toll this takes.
    I know that time… heals the intensive quite pain,
    yet the chain to the missing link are never ever quite replaced.
    Healing comes when one gets to the place when they realize to say…Damn, I’m glad that I got to care and know that person for they were in my life to impact upon who I was.
    Take Care Miss Vivian, heal and eat really good now for your bones and better spirit. Kim Mack

  7. Janet Talley May 26, 2010, 11:14 pm

    Hi Vivian, my sympathy goes to you and the Salter’s family. I do believe he loved helping people with their health as you do.He will be missed, but he will not be forgotten, you know that all to well. I know you will continue your friendship with Mrs. Salter’s and look back at the good times you all shared, she would like that. He looks to be a man who enjoyed each moment of his life.You know there is a time for every season. Hold on to the moments and conversations you shared.

    Janet Talley.

  8. Julie Hernandez May 26, 2010, 8:39 pm

    Vivian :
    I am also sad to lose your good friend. He must love helping people get well through natural and non-traditional medical treatment.
    I think that the good memories you and him, together with his wife, shared together will
    always be cherished for they are priceless, and
    will never leave us until we see them again in
    our eternal destiny. Someone said there is no
    sorrow that heaven cannot heal!

  9. Vivian Goldschmidt, MA May 26, 2010, 3:46 pm

    Thanks so much for your kind words of comfort.

    It is so wonderful to know that the Save Our Bones community is the voice of reason and compassion. Again, thanks to all of you!

    Love,

    Vivian

    • Joe Curley June 9, 2010, 7:32 am

      Vivian,
      It is clear that your good friend and colleague recognised in you the wonderful person you are and the courage of the mission you undertook in the work that you are doing.Of course it is sad to loose a friend even if their worries, whatever they were, are now over and if we believe in God then they are gone to a better place. May your many happy memories sustain you and Robina his wife and help you through these difficult days, weeks and months when it will not be easy.
      God rest his soul.

  10. Lilian Lee May 26, 2010, 2:59 pm

    What is your opinion of Actonel? My family doctor recently prescribed it for me, as he felt that I need to take care of my bones. Apparentl successful clinical trials have been made.

    Would apprciate hearing from you.

    Lilian

  11. Pegge Taylor May 26, 2010, 9:45 am

    Surely we lost a great man! So sorry for your loss! Jesus be with you at this time, and may he comfort you, Robina, and her family. Just from his picture he looks like a loving and compassionate man who would listen to you. I wish I would have known him also.

  12. Nu Ly May 26, 2010, 6:23 am

    Dr. Salter was a great man, all bless him for his kindness to the world.

  13. aisha ashiru May 25, 2010, 2:15 am

    It is really a pity to hear of this.May The Almighy creator give the family and You of the friends the strength to bear the loss.
    Aisha

  14. Georgina Renaux May 25, 2010, 1:03 am

    Thank you for all your advice and support.Sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. my deepest sympathies to the family.
    Georgina

  15. Lindsay Blair Rennie May 25, 2010, 12:15 am

    words can not express your loss but time will heal and I have found that there are to my surprise vivian out there Doctor,s that share our views.

    This is not to say to replace your friend as give yourself time and be patient as no one can.
    Thank you and May God Bless you at this time
    Lindsay

  16. Marilia Smith May 24, 2010, 11:11 pm

    Vivian,
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your good friend. Dr. Salter was a wonderful person and he will never be forgotten.

  17. Renae May 24, 2010, 9:59 pm

    Dear Vivian:

    I recently read an article on reclast.
    It gained my interest due to the fact you only have to take it once a year. I just had a bone scan and at the age of 55 they are telling me I need to get on medication fast.
    I have read your book and I am scared to take anything. I have trouble taking Calcium. What are your suggestions?

  18. Cassandra May 24, 2010, 8:25 pm

    Vivian:

    So Sorry for the loss of your dear friend!

  19. Lydia Houser May 24, 2010, 6:58 pm

    Dear Vivian,

    Thank you for your e-mails you send. I am deeply sorry for your loss. We will miss a big contributor to all of us.

    Sincerely,

    Lydia

  20. Barbara Dallimore May 24, 2010, 3:34 pm

    The picture of Dr. Salter and his long obituary appeared in the Toronto Globe and Mail while I was in Europe but fortunately my newspapers were all saved and I was able to read and cut it out. His endorsement of your program is invaluable. Unfortunately too many physicians follow what the drug companies tell them. My condolences to Dr. Salter’s family. bd

  21. Genevieve Smith May 24, 2010, 2:27 pm

    I am sorry for the loss of your mentor and friend. He added much to
    our health plans. I am sorry for his wife. I hope she is holding up
    and knows he is in God’s hands now.

    Sincerely,
    Genevieve Smith

  22. Angela May 24, 2010, 1:46 pm

    My deepest sympathy upon the news of the loss of your friend and colleague Dr. Robert Salter. His life’s work in the study of orthopedics will benefit us all, and we should be grateful for his contribution.

  23. Patricia Ducey May 24, 2010, 12:58 pm

    A sad loss. Bless his wife and family.

  24. Erlinda Siaton May 24, 2010, 12:34 pm

    Surely, we lost Dr. Salter but he was called back home with our Lord. Our Lord knew all his services to all of His children, He will be rewarded for his services.May he rest in peace. God Bless.

  25. lourdes May 24, 2010, 12:24 pm

    THAT IS SAD TO HEAR, 🙁 I PRAY HIS WIFE IS HANGING IN THERE. MAY SHE KNOW HE’S NOW IN THE ARMS OF GOD. MAY GOD COMFORT HER IN HER TIME OF SORROW. AND MAY HE KEEP BLESSING YOU FOR CARING SO MUCH ABOUT OTHERS!!!

  26. veronica May 24, 2010, 12:20 pm

    Dear Vivian,
    Sorry about the death of Dr Salter. He was a rare gem. We shall really miss all his contributions. As a reknowned Orthopaedic surgeon l am sure he must have trained people to take over.Please accept my condolence and may his soul rest in peace amen. Thank you Vivian

  27. MAXINE HIRSCHEL May 24, 2010, 12:17 pm

    Since your information I have ordered a reverse osmosis system for my kitchen water and will have pure water..( I hope)

  28. MAXINE HIRSCHEL May 24, 2010, 12:13 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss of a great doctor and friend.Since I found you, I have thrown out the artifical sweetner, starting eating more fruits and veggies and give up Forteo. My pain doctor told me if I fall and break my hip I will probably die because of refusing the Forteo. Heck I rather be careful and die naturally if I have to than take rat poison.Since I do have severe osteo I just am very careful and if I go out use the quad cane.Thanks you very much for your advise..

  29. Maggie Loftus May 24, 2010, 12:00 pm

    Dear Viv theres nothing i can say to make you feel better , but you have had the opertuneatie to get to know Dr Salter has a friend and all so arthopetic surgeon, it was ment to be for you to meet Dr Salter , yours Maggie Loftus ,Kitimat B C Canada. Please give my Condolences to Dr Salters wife Robina

  30. Dr. Zuhair Al Dahhan May 24, 2010, 11:58 am

    Hi Vivian
    My sincere sympathy for the loss od Dr. Salter, a great teacher and orthopedic surgeon. He was well known among the orthopedic surgeons in the Arab world.
    Thank Vivian.

  31. Janet/ janetfarlinger@aol.com May 24, 2010, 11:57 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your friend, Dr. Salter. He was wonderful & many people wil be missing him. Thankyou for all your great advice! I would like to order your program eventually, as my finances improve. Thanks again.

    • Janet/ janetfarlinger@aol.com May 24, 2010, 2:59 pm

      I’m not sure which heart icon to click on – I could order the 1/2 price scratch & dent copy if I could possibly use the postage & handling coupon.?
      Thanks, – Is it too late to order the scratch & dent copy? Thanks again…. Janet

      Vote

  32. Mary Anne Ryan May 24, 2010, 11:36 am

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Salter.

    I was pleased to receive by program information. Are there any meal plans available to help me get started with the 80/20 acid/alkaline balance. This is such a huge change from what I have been doing. Also, I have had skin cancer and need sun block everyday. What can I use? Has anyone distilled their own water at home to remove the flouride and does it work? Also do regular bottle waters from the store have flouride. As a new member to the program, I have lots of questions.

    Thanks for any help.

    • Sandra Bowman May 24, 2010, 11:58 am

      We found a solution to the water problem and bisphenol A. We got a hot/cold cooler from Home Depot. Then we got a glass topper from a beverage distributor. The fit is perfect. Works great! The water is filtered through Aqua-Sana and then into the jug and put on top of the unit.

  33. Ms. L. Carmel May 24, 2010, 11:32 am

    Hi! Vivian,

    I’m SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FRIEND DR. ROBERT B. SALTER. IT SOUNDS LIKE HE WAS
    A CARING, LOVING, AND GIVING PERSON, AS WELL AS A WORLD-RENOWNED DR. AND MAY HE REST IN
    PEACE. AND MAY HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT
    KNEW HIM, FIND COMFORT KNOWING THAT HE’S AT PEACE, AND WATCHING OVER THEM.

    LOVE, MS. L. CARMEL

  34. Mary Anne May 24, 2010, 11:31 am

    I am sorry to hear about the loss. I am sure he was a huge help in the reearch for this program. I received my program but was hoping their would be some 80/20 guidelines spelled out. Are there some meal plans that can be shared?

    Thank you.

  35. anne May 24, 2010, 11:30 am

    Yes, Vivian, Dr Salter was indeed a great man and a great loss to all. My sincere condolences to you for losing a great friend and to his wife for the loss of her amazing husband. Thank you for the e-mail. Keep them coming.

  36. Ms. L. Carmel May 24, 2010, 11:19 am

    Vivian, You Have A WONDERFUL PROGRAM UP AND GOING. And I’d Like To Purchase It One Day.
    But, FOR NOW, I CAN’T. I Have A VERY BIG DEBT TO PAY OFF, And It MAY TAKE SEVERAL YEARS TO GET IT PAID OFF. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND. And If You Don’t Have Time To Read This Comment Message I’LL UNDERSTAND; Because I KNOW YOU ARE VERY BUSY.
    MS.L.CARMEL

  37. Valerie Dumnick May 24, 2010, 11:18 am

    Dr. Salter was truly a remarkable man. I want to extend my sincere condolence for your loss of such a remarkable friend. If only there were more doctors like him.

    Thank you for sharing his story with me.

    Valerie

  38. Brigitte DeVries May 24, 2010, 11:13 am

    It is always so sad when someone passes – it is their memory and in this case, his accomplishments that will live on to inspire and set the highest standards for those that follow in his footsteps, which obviously is not an easy task. My deepest condolences on the loss of your friend and colleague.

  39. Harry May 24, 2010, 11:13 am

    Hi Vivian,
    We all share your loss, & that loss will affect a great many people as time goes by.
    It is good to know that Dr Salter was loved by
    so many people in his profession, & by you Vivian.
    The Good Lord bless Mrs Salter, & you Vivian, & all of Dr Salter’s associates, patients & friends.
    Harry

  40. milly perna May 24, 2010, 10:56 am

    we lost a GIANT THERE SHOUD BE More like HIM.

  41. Gail Sims May 24, 2010, 10:17 am

    I am so sorry for the loss. God Bless his wife and family and all his friends.

    Gail Sims

  42. Charlotte Traylor May 24, 2010, 9:51 am

    I’m sorry for the great loss to you of a great colleague and mentor. May you be inspired to step up and maintain his teachings so that younger colleagues can also learn from him.

  43. Stephen Griffin May 24, 2010, 9:37 am

    Sorry for yr loss,great hearing from you !

  44. Gloria Bott May 24, 2010, 9:15 am

    So sorry for the loss of your good friend. He will live on through his good works.

  45. Martha May 24, 2010, 9:14 am

    My sincere condolences for the lost of such a friend to you and a big contributor to all of us.

    Thank you so much for sharing…Martha

  46. Celestina Marie May 24, 2010, 9:05 am

    Hi Vivian,
    Sincere Sympathy in the loss of Dr. Salter. His knowledge and leadership will live on. Thank you for sharing the link to read about his life and accomplishments.
    Celestina Marie

  47. Irma May 24, 2010, 9:02 am

    I am deeply sorry for that BIG lost. I hope there are others Doctors that will follow Dr. Salter’s steps.
    Thank you Vivian for sharing

  48. Marie Pinschmidt May 24, 2010, 8:39 am

    So sad; but he will live on in the knowledge he has left behind. Keep up your good work.

  49. Margaret Preble May 24, 2010, 7:45 am

    Your dear friend will be greatly missed, not only for his magnificence of being but also for thinking and acting outside the box–the antithesis of so many in the medical field who practice only protocols and in so doing retard healing of those in need.

  50. jesi May 24, 2010, 6:34 am

    So sorry for your loss of a colleague, it must be devastating to lose a mentor so highly respected.

  51. Barbara Guthrie May 24, 2010, 6:34 am

    Thankyou so much for your email today telling us about the sad passing of Dr. Salter. He was certainly a wonderful man and was certainly also well known here in Australia. As I had an operation last year for a crack in my hip I guess I too have him to thank for I have been able to exercise and walk some kilometers every day. Thankyou Vivian

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