Why Doesn’t Your Doctor Know About This Amazing New Study? - Save Our Bones

When doctors recommend a supplement to prevent or treat bone loss, it’s typically calcium. If calcium doesn’t “work”, and the bone density test shows abnormal T-scores, they prescribe toxic osteoporosis drugs.

Besides the fact that supplements work in synergy with each other (and that explains why good results are seldom if ever achieved with calcium taken in isolation of other nutrients), the sad truth is that most doctors don’t keep up with ongoing research, often because they are simply too busy.

But a new study confirms that another supplement, besides calcium, plays a huge role in preventing bone loss.

New Study Confirms Old Knowledge

A new study confirming Vitamin C’s role in preventing bone loss was recently published. This research is being hailed as “new” information, but should sound very familiar to the Save Our Bones community.

In the Foundation Supplement Checklist that comes with the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, you'll find Vitamin C along with the rest of the Foundation Supplements and their recommended dosages. Because vitamins and minerals interact with each other in powerful ways, I've designed the Foundation Supplement Checklist so that you can maximize each supplement's bone building effect. If you haven't yet, make sure to get your Program here.

We’ve known all along that vitamin C is important for bone health. In fact I've already written about it in “How Much Vitamin C Should You Take For Your Bones?“.

In the Vitamin C study, the ovaries were removed on some of the laboratory mice, a procedure that is known to decrease bone density. The control group of mice did not have their ovaries removed. After the mice whose ovaries had been removed were given Vitamin C, they had approximately the same bone density as the control group (mice that did not have their ovaries removed).

Vitamin C Increases Osteoblast Population

In addition to establishing the benefits of Vitamin C as it relates to bone health, what lead researcher Mone Zaidi, M.D. discovered in this latest study is a more detailed explanation of how Vitamin C affects bone density. In his own words:

“What this study shows is that large doses of Vitamin C, when ingested orally by mice, actively stimulate bone formation to protect the skeleton. It does this by inducing osteoblasts, or premature bone cells, to differentiate into mature, mineralizing specialty cells.”1

But is your doctor likely to recommend Vitamin C as part of your osteoporosis treatment or prevention?

Doctors Are Stuck in Their Ways

Unfortunately, most doctors are not ahead of the curve; in fact, they are woefully behind. New information may fly in the face of their long-held beliefs, and many doctors just don’t have the time or the willingness to reconsider their entire approach and practice in light of a new study or recent research. Sometimes, new studies have a way of making doctors a bit uncomfortable.

And new information published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) would make some doctors very uncomfortable. Why? Because the NEJM article points out the lamentable fact that doctors, as a group, do not keep up with the latest research.

New Research Doesn’t Make it to the Practice

According to the article2, which was written by Dr. Claude Lenfant, Director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, few physicians attend the medical conferences and read the medical journals that would enable them to put new health discoveries into practice with their patients. Lenfant pointed out the disturbing fact that more and more doctors are relying on 20-year-old information, and in fact, even evidence from “old” research takes a back seat to what they learned in medical school.

The title of the article really sums it up: “Clinical Research to Clinical Practice: Lost in the Translation”.

At Save Our Bones, We’re Way Ahead of the Curve

Keeping up with the latest research is important. New discoveries and studies are going on all the time, shedding light on old problems and indicating solutions for others.

New information causes you to think about your own health and consider carefully what you’re going to do to your body before you do it. Such knowledge also keeps you “in the know,” so you don’t fall prey to a medical system that assumes you know less than they do.

I am committed to bringing you the latest information so you can make your own health decisions. And, just as importantly, I’ll never let a scientific “breakthrough” trump common sense.

That’s what makes Save Our Bones so cutting-edge.

Maybe Someday They’ll Catch Up…

Perhaps a day will come when the Medical Establishment will catch up with us here at Save Our Bones. But why wait? If you're already following the Osteoporosis Reversal Program you have all the scientifically-backed information you need and that you can apply today.

If you’re waiting for your doctor to come out with the same ideas presented in the Program… well, you may be waiting a long while.

Till next time,


1 Zhu, Ling-Ling, et al. “Vitamin C Prevents Hypogonadal Bone Loss.” PLoS ONE 7(10): e47058. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047058. Web. https://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0047058
2 Lenfant, C., M.D. “Clinical Research to Clinical Practice: Lost in Translation.” New England Journal of Medicine. Aug. 2003; 349:868-874. Web. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa035507

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  1. chris

    Dear VIvian

    I have take your recommended supplement for over a year, and toke
    daxa test last week, and my condition get worst specially in the spine,eat a very clean diet on line with your recommendation

  2. Nancy

    Vivian, I was diagnosed with estrogen receptive positive breast cancer in March and had a bi-lateral mastectomy April 1st. The Doctor put me on Arimidex to stop the estrogen production in my body. He made the statement that it can affect my bones and would have to put me on bone density meds. I immediately told him I would not do that. Will the Osteoporosis Reversal Program help build bone even taking the Arimidex? Thanks! Love your web site and am starting to use the program.

  3. Vivian Gilsoul

    I have your book and it helping me a lot. However, a friend of mine who just found out that she has osteoporosis and she told me that her doctor advised her go to a chiropractor. Wouldn’t that be very bad to do for some of those “exercies” that chiropracter tell you to do? I am very worried about her. Thanks Vivian Gilsoul

  4. Maria J.Mckenney

    Thanks Vivian for yours advice. Doctors never give me the name name de calcio. The doctors for lupus is for Alergies and assma, he give me medicine for lupus and asma. For Allergies I go to other doctor. For Bons, they never give me anything. They looking por operation. I dont never have good doctosn Ortopedistas.- I,m taking Osteo-Bone Builder-superior Absorption. I didn’t fine the calcio you told me before. Also Vitan D-3.- I started to take K2, but one day I star bliding for my nariz, on the left side, about 20 minuts, I was afreid, because was at night, but sudenly stop. Last weeck I told my new doctor, and she stoped that Vit. I ate alot spinich. Maybe I don need Vit m. K2. Tnks Vivian, Maria J.Mckenney

  5. Crete Sham

    Dear Vivian – thank you for always keeping us informed and giving us hope for improvement in our health

  6. Jane

    What brought me to your site was the fact that searched for the reason for white calcium deposits on my face. After reading some of your info, I realized that too much calcium I was taking was not only causing the facial deposits of calcium under the skin, but was the source of my long combat with constipation. I can’t tell you how much I have learned from your articles on the internet and how thankful I am for your sharing. After going off calcium, I am learning all the other ways to keep my bones strong without taking supplemental calcium.
    I don’t know if it is imagination or not, but my thinking is clearer. Probably not, well, I will settle for the change in my bathroom procedures and the white spots are clearing on my face. Thanks so much for sharing. I am going to order your book.
    Jane O

  7. Nu Ly

    Thank you so much, you always remind us, I should take more vitamine C.

  8. mina jamshidi

    Thank you for the Great informations.

  9. millyperna

    I love your program you are so right ///////////?

    • Billi.

      I was diagnosed w/ osteo last yr 213. I refuse to take the prescription drugs for it. I take, liquid collagen 6drops 2 times a day 1000 of calcium plus vit. E my numbers were 2.9. I’ve been on periet for reflux 11yrs. Read it contributes to osteo. I’m hooped! I also have bladder infections often. and have taken many many antibiotics .I’m 78yrs old very active, although I can’t walk without resting I have it in my lower back and both hips. Sure hope you’re program will help, I ordered. you’re $67.00 plan. Billi

  10. muriel adamson

    I have half of a pink grapefruit everyday for breakfast, along with other fruit and veg. though out the day. Is that enough vit.C without the supplements?

  11. vida

    Thank’s Vivian, I enjoy Your articles and going to translate them into Lithuanian. Is it OK for You?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Vida, that’s wonderful! Feel free to translate and share. 🙂

  12. Christine

    I do follow pretty much everything recommended, however I still have ridges and splits in my nails. I always thought they were the eyes to your calcium and bones.. I must be missing something, can anyone recommend anything to me to help this????!!!!

    • Hannah

      Christine, I have had a nail problem for a good many years. My Dermotoligist who treats hair, nails and skin put me on Biotin. I took 1000 MCG a day for a few years and it was incresed to 2500 MCG a day. They have become stronger and rarely ever split anymore. They so however still have some ridges. I go to see my Dermotologist on Wednesday this week and will see what he says about them now. And I will let you know what he says.

      Reading all about the vitamin C today, I know I need to get busy with it. First I am going to check to see what foods I eat with it in it to see how much I need. thanks Vivian for all of your informetion for us, Hannah

    • Deborah


      I also have ridges in my fingernails and a natural medicine doctor told me mine is caused by a protein deficiency in the form of certain amino acids. This is completely believable since I’ve had a condition that’s weakened my bones since I was about 8 years old (I’m 61 now). As the doctor explained it to me, your body will “rob” amino acids from anyplace that can get along without all of them. Fingernails have only one fairly simple job to do, so your body only lets them have the minimum they need to do it and “steals” all the rest for parts of the body that need them more, like your bones! Seems to me that the real solution is to give the body all the amino acids it needs, but for me that’s been far easier said than done. Supplementing with laboratory amino acids didn’t seem to do anything at all. I eat high quality grassfed and pastured meats everyday now and that does help, but I’m pretty sick and I don’t think I can eat enough because my appetite is so low and my body objects if I try to stuff too much food into it. Still working on that, but I hope this info is useful to you.

    • millyperna

      i have ridges on my nails what am i lacking i need help?

  13. Nancy

    In the Vit. C study with the mice, what happened to the mice with ovaries removed that did not receive Vit. C?

  14. Paula Scalise


    I am taking v-C 10000MG is this okay?

    I take calcium with V-D

  15. Linda

    I would like Vivian to response to some of the concerns and questions. Thank you.

  16. Mary Jane Huth

    Hi Doc. I am new to the program and don’t know how much Vita C we should be taking?
    Thank you,

  17. janette

    Docters need to be brought up to speed about the causes of Osteoporosis and what can naturally help to prevent or reverse it!!!!
    can someone please tell me if this is correct. I thought I read that to kick start your bone building programme with the supplements leave out Calcium supplements the first three months to allow the Magnesium and other min erals a chance to get going.Can anyone confirm this please as I cannot find it in the Saveourbones book.

  18. Shenettra Reed

    Hello Ms. Vivian! I am a 52 year old female who fell and broke a hip and cracked the others one. I underwent double surgery with a total hip replacement on 1 side and a screw placed in the other hip side. I was diagnosed with a really bad case of osteoporosis. Do you have any information to help me build my bones back up! I don’t know where to start other than the many med being offered. I am scared of the drug injection FOTEIO & the other oral meds. Please help me!

    • Shenettra

      Thank you Vivian! While “Save My Bones” was quite informative, I found out shortly after my 2013 post that I had bone cancer. Of course, this was a horse of a different color. The mis-diagnosis almost ended my life. I want to inform your readers to get checked for bone cancer even if the doctors tell you that you have osteoporosis. If your back bones are cracking like egg shells, and you’ve broken a rib and a couple of hip bones like me–by all means get checked SOON! By the Grace and Mercy of God, I am today a cancer survivor! This dreadful disease could have been caught earlier. PLEASE, it is so very important to have your doctors complete a thorough exam of your body and bloodwork. Early detection is key. Happy Living, Happy Life!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Shenettra, you’ve come to the right place! There is a wealth of healthful information on this website, and of course you are welcome to check out the complete Save Our Bones program:



  19. Shula

    Thanks for refreshing our memories

  20. Jean

    Thank you Vivian for all your good information and help. i did do this earlier but it hasn’t joined the list. There now appears to be an update on another product for porosis. Strontium citrate salts, not Ranelate.
    Vivian, what is your take on this please.


  21. Zygfryd

    I wasdiagnosed with Ostearthritis and refractory anemia with ringed sideroblas and I am using vitamine c for long ,long time and still I have bone problams.

  22. Jean

    Many thanks Vivian for all your helful information. It appears too, there is another claim to strontium citrate salts (not Ranelate)is also claimed to be good for the porosis bones. what is your take on this score?

  23. Marian


    I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis at -3 t score. I’ve seen 3 physicians who each prescribed something different. One physician recommended Evista, the second recommended the choice of any bisphosphonate drug. There is another physician who recommended a program very similar to yours. She recommended vitamin K, calcium, acidophilus, and a diet similar to what you have written about; however, she hasn’t gone into detail like you have but I’ve only seen her once. I will continue to follow her advice, as well as yours.

    I’m truly grateful for all the information you are providing.


    Marian Moore

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      That’s wonderful that you found a supportive doctor, Marian!

  24. Gina


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  26. Sally

    I am wondering if the Osteoporosis Reversal Program is applicable to treatment of Osteogenisis Imperfecta? I know a nine year old with this condition and would be happy to forward your information to her mother if it could help her.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Sally, that must be a challenge to the child and the parents! He/she is a lucky 9-year-old to have someone doing research about natural options. 🙂 While there are too many individual variables to determine what the Save Our Bones program would do for this condition, the diet and lifestyle outlined in the program is a healthy, balanced approach that helps create the optimal body environment for healthy bones! In fact, I have received many e-mails from people who have experienced relief from all sorts of health issues (not just osteoporosis!) while on the program. 🙂

  27. Ilene

    I am curious about the fact that your supplements which I have been taking regularly for years do not change or get updated with the research.

  28. Betty

    Do we need more Vit C than the alkaline diet provides?

  29. Leslie (MS. L.)

    Hi! Vivian,

    How Much Vitamin C Should I Be Taking?



  30. Pat Barmore

    what is the optimal level for Vit C per day?

  31. Ita

    thank you.Ita.

  32. Pat

    Shirataki noodles are wheat free and made from the konjac root. Would these noodles be on the alkaline or acidic list?
    Thank you.

  33. greg

    Talking of old information and cures being revisited to save our lives, did you know the Sabbath (Saturday) the 4 th commandment is necessary for our well being, a day of rest for the physical bodies, and rest for our minds, in the manner that all thoughts are on God and his son Jesus. One can never stop thinking but we can think about what we want, hence mind rest from the worldly business, stress down.
    Did you know the Catholic Pope changed the day to Sunday (sun worship) when Constantine pagan and Roman Catholic church amalgamated hence the emblem on the church tower the cross with a circle around it

    • Rev. Helen

      I would like to add to Gregs contibution that in modern day Judaism, where the Sabbath is still celebrated on Saturday (having commenced on Friday evening), whilst being a day of rest is also a day of good oldfashioned loading exercise as generally people would walk to the Synagogue (Temple)having left the car at home.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Thank you for your contribution, Greg, and for pointing out the ancient adage of regular rest for good health! The Save Our Bones readership certainly is well-informed… 🙂

  34. Bahrom

    Doctor SUX love to gave them Fosamax for free hope their bone and brain will be brittle….hahaha

  35. Elizabeth M. Wright

    Thank you Dr. Vivan for down to earth commmen sense… I am 82 years old and have had no bone problem, except I have “shrunk” and am now a
    “little old lady” and still enjoying life with faith and a sense of humor.
    I have been blessed with a wonderful family (with me and with GOD.)
    Keep up the compassionate feeling with all of us… THANK YOU !!!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Elizabeth, you are most welcome! I am so glad you are part of the Save Our Bones community. I hope you will keep reading and contributing – your positive attitude is contagious! 🙂

      • Nancy

        Yes. I agree!

  36. said sabry

    Like to hear more please

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