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Supplements to help with hair & nail problems

  • By FernM · New reply 5:24 pm
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • HI; My hair is getting very thin & breaks easy and also have problem with my nails. Has anyone found a supplement that has helped with this problem? I have tried a few with no results. Thanks ...

Harvard Study: Institutional Corruption and the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • By al44 · New reply 4:49 pm
  • Discussion in Clinical trials and research · 39 replies
  • I came across this special October 2013 issue of the Harvard Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics: 25_edmond-j-safra-center-for-ethics-fell ows-jlme.html There's ...

Calcium in Hard Water

  • By Dormouse · New reply 4:37 pm
  • Discussion in Diet and nutrition · 5 replies
  • Should we consider how much calcium we get from our water that we use for drinking and cooking with. When calculating how much calcium we are consuming in our diet and topping up with supplements how ...

Blood Pressure Meds can Increase Falls

  • By Sailgranny · New reply 4:24 pm
  • Discussion in Clinical trials and research · 1 reply
  • Just saw this in the NY Times: 04/16/blood-pressure-drugs-may-raise-fal l-risk/?smid=tw-nytimeshealth&seid=auto It said many over 60 are on blood pressure meds ...


  • By FernM · New reply 4:17 pm
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • Hi; What is the best and safest way to balance your hormones. I dropped the Dr I was going to not long after he diagnosed that my estrogen was low and the testosterone was high. My old Dr when I mentioned ...

Vitamix instead of supplements???

  • By keoki · New reply 3:56 pm
  • Discussion in Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 8 replies
  • In trying to get most, if not all, necessary nutrients through food sources I thought of the Vitamix demo I saw at Costco a few weeks ago and decided I should order one. I pulled up some You Tube videos ...

Osteoporosis Drugs

  • By seniorrunner · Posted 3:17 pm
  • Discussion in Medication side effects · 0 replies
  • After 4 years on Fosamax I stopped due to difficulty with swallowing liquids (eg: water) My doctor now has suggested Reclast, but I don't really know anything about it. Is the ingredient the same as Fosamax ...

Tips for LIVING with OP

  • By Treadmillgirl · New reply 3:04 pm
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • It has been a little while since posting but I have been following many great discussions from all of you. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the thoughtful, educated and supportive information on ...

Calcium supplementation does not increase coronary heart disease, new study

  • By Sailgranny · New reply 2:23 pm
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 1 reply
  • Looks like we don't have to worry about taking calcium supplements as far as hurting our cardiovascular systems: 4/04/140405105015.htm?utm_source=feedbur ner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+s ...

47 and diagnosed with premenopausal Osteoporosis: NEED WISE ADVICE

  • By Kgsg1234 · New reply 2:10 pm
  • Discussion in Premenopausal women (ages 25-50) with osteoporosis · 15 replies
  • I'm 47 years old, 5 ft 2 in, 115+/- lbs with a very small frame. My mother was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age52 post menopausal. 2 years ago I was diagnosed with osteopenia. My doctor did a dexa scan ...

New ideas in bone building

  • By Sabre3 · New reply 2:01 pm
  • Discussion in Clinical trials and research · 35 replies
  • Two animal studies, one from Malaya and one from Brazil, have indicated that tocotrienols (a branch of vitamin E) assist in preventing and reversing bone loss. This family of E (the alpha, beta gamma ...


  • By trixiebell · Posted 1:56 pm
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 0 replies
  • Hi everyone I would like to ask if anyone has tried OsteoPrime as I have been prescribed this by a homeopathic practitioner. OsteoPrime is made in America by Enzymatic I live in the UK aand would really ...

Any success in eliminating or lessening hypercalciuria?

  • By Gracejoy · New reply 1:20 pm
  • Discussion in Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 5 replies
  • I was diagnosed with hypercalciuria (too much calcium in urine) about eleven years ago. Since then I have had many lab tests to discover the underlying cause, but none has been found. I've searched on ...

Forteo & Osteoporosis

  • By onoisland · New reply 12:58 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment and medications · 14 replies
  • I am a 60-year old female with severe Osteo .. After 26 months on Forteo, with statistically relevant Improvement (30%) I have now been back on Actenol for about 2 years. My last bone density showed a ...

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement?

  • By FL1234 · New reply 10:41 am
  • Discussion in Treatment and medications · 19 replies
  • I have recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis (-2.7 was my lowest T number). My GP prescribed Fosomax, which I have decided not to take, after reading about it on this forum and elsewhere. I am following ...

Balance of proper supplements?

  • By Harmonyrules · New reply 9:46 am
  • Journal · 20 replies
  • Greetings to all , I have found so much good information on this site and so much to think about. I am 61yr female 5'8''and small boned. I used to take calcium then heard it was better to just get it ...

Understanding the Natural Approach to Osteoporosis

  • By Lela52 · New reply 9:31 am
  • Discussion in Books, videos and other resources · 519 replies
  • Dr Keith McCormick DC, has made a 3-part video series called: Understanding the Natural Approach to Osteoporosis Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 In case you want to hear Dr McCormick talk some more about Osteoporosis ...

Shocking discovery about Costco's almonds

  • By Suzangel · New reply 8:09 am
  • Discussion in Diet and nutrition · 25 replies
  • I didn't know that most US almonds were pasteurized with fuel (PPO). I use to buy my almonds at Costco and just discovered they are pasteur. with fuel. For more info. see the link below. In 2001 and 2004 ...

Frustrated - hyperparathyroidism - 33 years old

  • By bal1390 · New reply yesterday at 11:52 pm
  • Discussion in Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 37 replies
  • Feeling frustrated. I'm 33 years old, fairly fit and haven't felt good for at least a year. Been having migraines and lingering headaches for about a year or so, tired, worsening memory, blood pressure ...


  • By Goody2 · New reply yesterday at 11:30 pm
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • Years ago I had severe sinus headaches. They started suddenly - during a business trip to Dearborn, MI., I had a terrible headache that lasted four days and a lot of Excedrin did not touch. The secretary ...

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