The Save Our Bones Weekender: November 3, 2012 - Save Our Bones

In the wake of mega storm Sandy, I want to let all Save Our Bones community members who've been affected by its path of destruction know that our hearts and thoughts are with you.

Here in South Florida we've been through many hurricanes in the past, and I know exactly what it's like to lack all the basic amenities we're so used to having. I hope that very soon you'll be back to “normal” and that you'll stay safe and positive during these difficult times.

From the bottom of my heart I send you my best wishes,

Osteoporosis News

This past week, Binosto's maker announced its availability in the U.S.:

Binosto now for sale in the U.S.

And a study funded by Reclast's maker Novartis, has shown that men can “benefit” from its fracture-reducing effects. Researchers ignore femur fractures caused by drug:

Men Beware! One-sided Reclast study shows reduced fractures in men

Blast From The Past

Last November I brought you Part II of the highly controversial blog post “Debunking the Milk Myth”:

Are They Right About Milk? The Milk Myth Revisited

I also pointed out uncanny similarities between the new season and bone metabolism:

The Fall Bone Connection

Weekend Watching

This will melt your heart. Watch how a “Super Hero” (and adorable) pig saves a baby goat from drowning in petting zoo pond:

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think of this video or how the above information can make a difference in your life… or just how your weekend is going. I'd love to hear from you!

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  2. Rosalyn Schnall

    This is a beautiful segment that clearly illustrates how the emotion of
    love is not restricted to our human species. Because it is so shocking, it
    also illustrates how typically limited and unaware of this fact that we truly are. I couldn’t help to think to myself, “..and we EAT these creatures.. but
    look how they have emotions, understanding and clearly possess empathy. ”

    Question: Not to negate my initial comment or reaction.. I am still curious and wondering this: What exactly are the circumstances of this video? Did the cameraman just ‘happen’ to be there? He seemed to have been talking to the pig and giving him directions..”Go in the water” .. This implied to me that this might not have been spontaneous event. I’d really be interested in knowing more in this regard. Also, if the little goat were drowning, the water clearly isn’t that deep, so ‘why didn’t the cameraman jump in and pull the goat out himSELF?
    I apologize and I don’t mean to be such a skeptic, but this did occur to me, makes me wonder, and begs for an answer.
    Thanks for the charming footage.

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  4. Nancy

    I always knew pigs were very clever and now I am convinced. It’s just so wonderful how animals look after one another. They have no malice in them unlike in people. Thanks for sharing this. Nancy

  5. Melissa

    If dairy should be avoided, what are healthful substitutes? There have been concerns raised about soy products that have not been fermented, plus soy milk is highly processed. I wonder about the effect of drinking products that come in those foil lined cartons, like all the almond milks I see on the shelf. Before making a decision to switch, I want to know what is a safe and healthful alternative.

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  7. Nu Ly

    I enjoyed the story, it hinted we should give a hand to other sufferers.
    Thank you very much for all you did.

  8. Vicki

    I love that video of the little hero pig saving the baby goat, it makes me feel like becoming a vegetarian, which would be beter for my bones, and let the little creatures live. God bless them and you.
    Kind regards Vicki

    • valerie stevens

      lovely video, surprised a few people did not give a hand, When you become vego. you do become more in sinc with the animals, seeing so much flesh in the supermarkets is some times quite distressing,

  9. Betsy

    I had a small pig farm and a huge dairy goat operation, so enjoyed the video immensely!
    Vivian, you always have some great articles I would like to read, but the links never work 🙁 Is there any way to fix that?
    I live in the country and videos are too painfully slow, so it is the WRITTEN ARTICLES from which I benefit
    Thank you

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Thank you, Betsy – the links are probably not loading properly due to your internet connection. 🙁 You might try changing browsers and see if that helps. I try to provide information in various forms so that no matter what your computer speed, you’re still getting important information and encouragement. I’m glad you enjoy the articles.

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      Hi Thea,
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  11. Karen Molloy

    Our animal friends are very intelligent, let there be no doubt. Loved the vodeo

  12. Bobbi

    SO Awesome!! Me being raised on a pig farm I just love this video. We humans could sure take a lesson from animals, eh? 🙂
    Thanks for all you do, Vivian.

  13. Jan

    Animals have more compassion than we humans can imagine. God bless all animals.

  14. Mair

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful video depicting the nature of love as it fosters the heartfelt connection we all share that serves to empower.

  15. LynnCS

    Thank you for all you do. Not so crazy about promoting the booklet on the ‘Atkins’ like diet. It’s getting pretty well known that a plant based diet can give us everything we need and can reverse heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, Obesity, Osteoporosis, and many other lifestyle diseases. Interesting that that type of diet has been debunked so many times and it is still considered by some. It’s better all the way round. I so encourage anyone who wants to get and stay well to choose the plant based diet. Carbs are a good thing in the balance of all plant foods. And, yes, I get all the protein, calcium, magnesium etc that I need. There are sites to check it out! Enjoy…

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Good for you, Lynn – dietary balance is absolutely key.

  16. Fran Lapinskie

    Never judge a book by its cover.

  17. sian

    Love that video. Should be on every human mind. Please do help someone when in trouble.God will bless you in return.Thank alot for the information and knowledge that you had shared with us. Keep up the good work.God bless.

  18. Alma McNamara

    Today I was thinking about all that you have taught, and continue to feel that it is the most comprehensive, science-backed information I’ve ever received.
    Thank you again for your care and concern and research! You’re certainly helping a lot of women who’ve been longing for this kind of understanding…

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Hi Alma,

      Thank you for your kinds words.

  19. Gwen Strobridge

    Love your Little pig rescurer..For Humans..we should all try & help one matter what colour a person is..Like the little pig & the baby goat (kid)….Love all your emails..A great help to every one..Mother Nature certainly Reeks havoc at times..My feelings go out to all the people who have been effected by Sandy

  20. Philomena Hutchinson

    Dr Vivian, words cannot express how gragteful I am for all your email attachments on saving our bones, brains, etc, including the laughing Cockatoo and the goat saved by the Pig.
    I tried the sunflower seeds crushed with honey and banana as a desert before bedtime. Definetely,it works for a “sound sleep”. I mentioned this to many of my friends here in the ACT, and elsewhere, (young and aged); and how you are helping people all over the world to live a healthy life.
    Messengers or Angels are sent by the Universal Creator in various ways to help the needy and you are one very special.
    Divine Blessings always to you Dr Vivian Goldschmidt, for your ongoing research, sharing and helping without expecting in return.
    With gratefulness and high regards, From:Philomena Hutchinson

  21. Marilyn

    Please review your opinion on taking Prilosec for silent acid reflux. My Dr just told me to take it. Thank you.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Hi Marilyn,
      Prilosec is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI), which reduces the amount of hydrochloric acid (HCl) produced in the stomach. Taking drugs like Prilosec seems to accelerate bone loss because you actually need stomach acid to absorb bone-healthy nutrients, including calcium.
      I used to also suffer from it, but since I’ve been on the program, acid reflux is a thing of the past for me. Many in the Save Our Bones community have sent me emails celebrating the fact that their acid reflux is gone also! I hope it will be for you too.

  22. Nancy Allison

    Loved the video! I could not find cottage cheese listed in your book, so am wondering if it is acidifying or alklizing?
    Thank you.

    • susan

      I believe if the dairy product is not fermented, like unflavored yogurts and sour cream are, it’s a no go. Someone is welcome to correct me on that if that’s wrong

  23. Lucy

    Thanks for the video. It was very special to see the pig saving the little goat. Animals are wonderful. People could learn much from them.

    Our hearts and prayers go out to all who were affected by Sandy.

    Thank you for everything you do for us and our bones!

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  26. Peter Bovio

    Hi Vivian,

    Your contest of the Water Wise Distiller was fun. Yet as a second place winner of five, I haven’t received my prize yet. Looking forward to my new water bottle.

    Peter Bovio

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Hi Peter,

      So sorry you haven’t received it yet.

      I’ve replied to your previous comments on the site and my customer support team emailed you numerous times, but we haven’t received a response from you yet.

      In any event, please email us your mailing address or reply to my comment here with it, and we’ll make sure to rush your prize to you.

      We’ve shipped all the prizes to all our other winners so we want to make sure you receive yours.

      Congratulations again 🙂


  27. Janet

    Here in the UK, all those affected by SANDY are in our thought and prayers. May knowing there are many people all over the world thinking of you, help you through the coming weeks and months.
    A hug warms, delights and charms,
    Perhaps that’s why God gave use arms.
    So we spread our arms without delay
    And send you a special hug today. 🙂 X

    • Tanialee

      I have many family members along the east coast who were not affected by Sandy and am so appreciative of that fact. Some family in Fl, NC, MD, and Maine but all were doing okay after that horrific storm.

      Thanks so much dear people if the UK for thinking of all of us here in the states. God bless you.

  28. Barbara Dodge

    The video of the pig saving the goat could have a very deep message. The safe exit was there in sight, easily accessed. The goat would have drowned while flailing helplessly, when his safety lay just a few feet away, only he was too frighened, too blind to see it. The pig just showed him the way.

    When something traumatic and frightening attacks us, instead of panicking, we are more likely to find safety if we just look around calmly and trust our faith.

    • LynnCS

      Yes, True….But he needed a good nose to the rear first. Still….so cute. Animals are amazing people!

    • Tanialee

      I am so grateful for your comment here on the pig and goat video and a faith connection. I often lack the faith I need and I know that is not good for bone health but struggling with depression is a hard thing at times. So having friends who understand and share good thoughts like you have are most precious indeed!

  29. Polly

    Absolutely amazing and great to see. Animals never cease to amaze and this was special.

  30. Helen Edel

    Thank you so much for your information. The video was so delightful. Who would ever believe that a pig could save a goat?
    A question? I don’t have a thyroid so have to take medication for this all my life. My daughter is questioning whether I should eat any soy. I also have osteoporois. I refused to take Fosmax. Doctor was not happy. I plan to join exercise group at Senior Center. Hopefully this will help me get stronger. Thank you

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Hi Helen,
      As I am sure you know, it’s important to check with your doctor regularly to make sure your thyroid levels are properly regulated. As long as you have regular check-ups to insure that you’re not taking too large a dose of the medication, your lack of a thyroid gland should not affect your bone health.

      A note on soy – I don’t recommend soy, especially since approximately 75% of soy crops are GMO(genetically modified). I do suggest soy milk on occasion, but only as an alternative for those who can’t get almond milk, and then only if it’s organic and only in moderation (that goes for other soy products, too – only in moderation, and only organic).

      I am glad to hear you’ll be starting an exercise program! I hope you do well and gain strength, and enjoy the social time.

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  32. urmila patel

    Oh that is a sweet video, sure we can learn that we are all one

  33. Cheryl

    It’s always heartwarming to see how animals of different species can care for one another at times. Wouldn’t you think we could learn something from them, about overlooking differences?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Absolutely! I recently saw an adorable cat and a rabbit for adoption at my local Humane Society. They’re best friends and can’t be separated. It was the cutest thing in the world to watch the kitty groom the rabbit.

  34. Joan Fitzpatrick

    I am so thrilled. Thanks to Save Our Bones program, I focus on eating alkalyzing foods (along with Kangen water). Vegetables are now a staple with every meal.

    I stopped taking Fosamax, which I had been on for five years. My osteoporosis doctor said I could go off Fosamax for one year, and if further bone deterioration, get back on something.

    It has been three years, and I just had another blood test, and the results are that there is no further bone deterioration. So I am on bisphonate Holiday. THANKS TO DR GOLDSCHMIDT’S DIET AND EDUCATION.

    I love your book. Thank you for changing my life. I also stopped taking Crestor after a friend told me that STEEL CUT OATMEAL would improve my cholesterol. That was 3 years ago, and my cholesterol levels are at an all time low. It only took 5 to 6 months. NO MEDICATIONS!!!!!!!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Excellent news,Joan! And if you ask me, you should stay on a permanent medication vacation 🙂

  35. lois sablich

    Pigs are very smart. It seemed he knew exactly what to do!

  36. Avis Mawson

    Enjoyed the information and loved the story about the pig. I don’t know how much I’ll enjoy pork from now on!!!

  37. Bette Querin

    Hi Vivian:

    Wow, we should all have a pet like that little piggy. Amazing! I also saw some of the unselfish people and their heroics in the face of Hurricane Sandy.
    I live in Vancouver, British Columbia and we got a scare last week with that 7.0 earthquake, they said if it had been on the other fault line we would have had a Tsunami as well.
    Just love your email info and I do have your book. My osteopenia seems to be in check. Do you think bone scans are harmful and if not, how often should you have them?

    Take care,

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Bette, I hope you and yours are well after the earthquake. Bone scans do emit some radiation, so it’s best to do them when only necessary, and for sure, not more often than once yearly. But in your case, since you don’t even have osteoporosis, that might even be unnecessary. So you could have a bone density scan every two years.
      Keep asking questions 🙂

  38. R. Mackay

    Adorable piggy! That’s it, no more pork for me!.

    • Jo-Ann

      ditto no more pork or pig

  39. KariB

    OMG that is amazing! Never had a clue that a pig could do that! Awesome!

  40. Charlotte C.

    I just thank God for you everyday Vivian. I have just buried my mother-in-law who also suffered from osteoperosis. SHe had been on fosamax for 25 years I think. She always ate a fairly good diet and was active–yardwork, tennis, walking but once she hit 75 and her hip bothered her more she quit tennis an dlsowly gave up the rest. After her husband died she moved into an asst. living facility and the food there was institutional so not as much healthy foods as you wuld think. She did not get as much exercise and sat most of the day as her hip gave her some pain. She died because she lost her lunc capacity and was on oxygen, having to wheel a cart around with the tank when she left her room. It was pucshing this tank and shuffling along with her painful hip that she lost her balance and fell hitting her neck on the wall she fell against and breaking her nceck bone at the C2. She was very frail, having no upper body strength anymore. I had tried for years to get her to do some weight lifting with 1 pound weights and other exercises but she told me no she couldn’t or didn’t need to becasue of the osteoperosis. Plese keep spreading the word because I know doing your exercises will help me to never end up like her plus eating and just plain staying active. Stress and anxiety also played a major role in her life and the deterioration of her bones. I am very happy she did not suffer long and is now out of pain and at rest but I also know her taking fosamax and becoming inactive contributed to her death. Many blessings for you and your knowledge. Thank you!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      May she rest in peace,Charlotte… And keep up with exercises and the Program!

  41. E. B.

    Thank you so much for this eye-opening information!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You’re welcome!

      • Enid Wyatt

        I love the video about the pig rescuing the goat – so touching!! I wonder if they have become friends now?

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