Complementary and alternative medicine

A variety of therapeutic or preventive health care practices, including supplements, products and other treatment methods for osteoporosis and bone health that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

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Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Berv
  • By Berv · New reply 2:32 pm
  • 21 replies
  • Has anyone done or know anything about taking Bio Identical hormone replace therapy and the effect on the bones for severe Osteoporosis? I know it is very expensive, but if it would build some bone density ...

Deficiency of vitamin D

Pallavi_A
  • By Pallavi_A · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I want to know whether any massage can help in removing the defieciency of Vitamin D or one can enrich his body with vitamin D by massaging himself through some special easily available vitamin D3 containing ...

results from OsteoStrong?

fnrg
  • By fnrg · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 24 replies
  • I just went to a free session at my local OsteoStrong center. I've read the now-closed discussions on them on this website and have also tried to find (but haven't) independent information on whether ...

Robert Harrison of Get Healthy Again

chris1rab
  • By chris1rab · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • has anyone tried the herbal products of Robert Harrison of Alaska? He has a great web site and claims he can treat and cure anything including lymphoma. Has anyone any information of trying his products ...

srontium citrate, vitamind3 and calcium from algae

peg613
  • By peg613 · New reply March 26, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Hi all. If any of you are taking these alternative supplements, could you please tell me the proper amount and time of day you take them. I read that strontium and calcium should be taken at different ...

Strontium Concerns

Barblou
  • By Barblou · New reply March 15, 2014
  • 30 replies
  • My naturopath doctor had recommended that I take a supplement with 680 mg. of strontium citrate after I had my 2nd DEXA scan and the results were worse. It has been over a year ago that I started the ...

Eggshell calcium

jaymilla
  • By jaymilla · New reply February 27, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • I've just come across some posts on eggshell calcium. I have 2 (two) hens. I do often save the shells and grind them in my pestle and mortar (not having a coffee grinder) and feed them back to the hens ...

Strontium (citrate) with or without food

Pammypim
  • By Pammypim · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I've been taking strontium citrate for a couple of years & have always bought it online from Drs Best but last time I got it from Vitacost. The Vitacost bottle says take with food; the Dr's Best says ...

K2, D3 and vitA

Freedom2012
  • By Freedom2012 · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 31 replies
  • I have been doing a ton of research recently on bone and teeth health and was surprised to find that common food sources/supplements have been used successfully to prevent and even reverse bone disease ...

Strontium success-- with or without magnesium?

Lokamaya
  • By Lokamaya · New reply February 18, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Stephen Levine of Nutricology wrote an article several years ago called The Strange Case of Strontium. He bristled at the unnatural, huge doses being used. His theory was that the strontium was being ...

FDA Approved bioidentical hormones

lynnesusan
  • By lynnesusan · New reply January 21, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Has anyone had experience taking these FDA approved bioidentical hormones? Side effects? Estradiol transdermal patch (Alora, Climara, Esclim, Estraderm, FemPatch, Meostar, Vivelle, generic) Estradiol ...

NEW uninvasive Pain Relief

zappagirl
  • By zappagirl · New reply January 20, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I have designed a method which everyone I shared with have found some relief. Put heat on the sight you are experiencing the most pain in at the moment. Then put ice anywhere else on your body. Foot ...

Help..anyone on steroids and taking vit K2 MK4

October25
  • By October25 · New reply January 10, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Hi again, I am on prednisilone 15mg for PMR. My Gp said it's fine to take D3 but she was unsure about K2 MK4 and said I should try and research it as she had no info for or against. I just wondered if ...

osteoporosis and chiropractic

BillieJo
  • By BillieJo · New reply December 27, 2013
  • 24 replies
  • Is it safe to have chiropractic with T-scores of -3.5 and -3.3? I have been seeing a chiropractor for a week for whip-lash and sciatic pain. He primarily uses an electronic handheld device that feels ...

Carpal Canal and Ganglions

milica
  • By milica · New reply November 26, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Suffering from Osteoporosis the last thing I expect to suffer is from Carpal Canal and Ganglions in my hands. I hate to go through surgery and wonder whether anyone knows of any alternative treatment ...

Flora imbalance and UTIs

momeason
  • By momeason · New reply November 22, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • Hello, This does not have to do directly with bone loss but i know there are several members who use naturopaths and may know the answer. I have had a chain of events which have led to a flora imbalance ...

Where is the best place to buy AlgaeCal in the UK?

reddwarf
  • By reddwarf · New reply November 12, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I'm reading Your Bones Lara Pizzorno recommends Algae Cal. thanks all ...

Jarrow ultra bone up

Blackdog1
  • By Blackdog1 · New reply November 1, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • Hi All, I have been researching suppliments for weeks now and still haven't decided which ones to buy! I don't want to spent my hard earned cash on expensive suppliments that don't help. I keep going ...

Natto and estrogen positive breast cancer

breege
  • By breege · New reply October 24, 2013
  • 30 replies
  • I was diagnosed with osteoposoris last year. i found this site very helpful and started taking natto and got my doctor to prescribe Protelos (strontium). i have recently been diagnosed with Breast cancer ...

Strontium Citrate

Little-Sparrow
  • By Little-Sparrow · New reply October 22, 2013
  • 58 replies
  • I'm not beginning this thread to cause a debate of any sort. I just want people to know that although we hear about strontium "citrate" quite often here on this forum, it is not as popular as it may seem ...

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