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  • By trixiebell · New reply 6:10 am
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 6 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 ...

Steroids and Osteoporosis

  • By Laura1959 · New reply 5:46 am
  • Discussion in Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 6 replies
  • It occurs to me that steroids may be the cause of my OP. About a year ago, I was given a long acting steroid shot to control severe allergies. A year before that I was given the same shot to tamp down ...

scared to excersise

  • By pauricia · New reply 2:35 am
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 14 replies
  • I know I should excersise but im scared I will have another compressed vertebrae. My L1 compressed and fractured last june 2013. I am getting a lot of low backache so it puts me off even doing my housework ...

Virgin Coconut Oil Prevents Bone Loss in Osteoporosis

  • By bstasiak · New reply 12:59 am
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 9 replies
  • There is a study posted on that was published in 2012 that I urge all members of this community to read. (If all else fails, google "virgin coconut oil supplementation ...

Supplements to help with hair & nail problems

  • By FernM · New reply 12:30 am
  • Journal · 21 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 ...


  • By Rekhashenoy · Posted yesterday at 10:00 pm
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 0 replies
  • My mother was administered Forteo for 18 months. Her BMD improved significantly. Now after a year BMD of Lumbar Spine has again reduced. I would like to know from the group whether she can be given Forteo ...

AlgaeCal...has anyone found this to be better?

  • By Nivette · New reply yesterday at 5:28 pm
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 4 replies
  • I was wondering if anyone has switched to AlgaeCal and had their numbers improve more than their previous program? It's pretty expensive stuff so I was thinking of swaping out a couple things that I take ...

Getting My Second Dexa Scan on Friday :)

  • By Nivette · New reply yesterday at 3:57 pm
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 7 replies
  • It's been two years since I was diagnosed with Osteopenia of the spine T -1. When I was diagnosed I immediately joined this site, read Lara Pizzorno book, read tons of post on here, changed my diet and ...

Osteoporosis Drugs

  • By seniorrunner · New reply yesterday at 3:35 pm
  • Discussion in Medication side effects · 9 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 ...

Success with strontium - continues to be great!

  • By charella · New reply yesterday at 2:14 pm
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 254 replies
  • It's Charella again. I have just had over a year without strontium citrate as I am in the normal category now. I lost only .2 in a year from spine and hips, so I am still in the normal range. I still ...

Smart Relief/Tens Therapy

  • By Catl8dy · Posted yesterday at 2:14 pm
  • Discussion in Pain relief · 0 replies
  • Has anyone tried Icy Hot Smart Relief (Tens Therapy)? Saw a commercial and was wondering if it was something worth a try for pain of back fractures. Thanks ahead and Happy Easter! Diane ...

New ideas in bone building

  • By Sabre3 · New reply yesterday at 1:43 pm
  • Discussion in Clinical trials and research · 41 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 ...

Forteo & Osteoporosis

  • By onoisland · New reply yesterday at 1:31 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment and medications · 16 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 ...

Understanding the Natural Approach to Osteoporosis

  • By Lela52 · New reply yesterday at 12:33 pm
  • Discussion in Books, videos and other resources · 524 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 ...

Osteosarcopenic obesity

  • By EZDon · New reply yesterday at 11:55 am
  • Discussion in Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 1 reply
  • An interesting topic, from a study by Florida State University researchers, that is not discussed much but apparently relates to intensifying the affects of Osteoporosis: ...

Shocking discovery about Costco's almonds

  • By Suzangel · New reply yesterday at 11:45 am
  • Discussion in Diet and nutrition · 53 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 ...

new DEXA results

  • By rn4baby · New reply yesterday at 11:42 am
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 20 replies
  • Just had repeat DEXA yesterday. Very excited. Improved by 2.2% in the spine and 1.7%in the femur. Not taking any of the prescription drugs. Calcium, VitD and Strontium citrate, with diet and exercise ...

Is there any possible way?

  • By chezza · New reply yesterday at 10:54 am
  • Discussion in Pain relief · 4 replies
  • Just wondering if there is any possible way to help the bones overcome adverse effects of bisphosphonates. About 4 months after taking the meds, I started to feel pain in my joints and bones. My feet ...

Forteo Side Effects

  • By Faithy52 · New reply yesterday at 10:31 am
  • Discussion in Treatment and medications · 10 replies
  • Hello, I am a daughter of a beautiful lady who is 62 years old this year. She's had severe osteoporosis for years. About a week ago she started taking Forteo injections to build her bone strength back ...

PLO diagnosis

  • By Lizimum · New reply yesterday at 8:38 am
  • Discussion in Premenopausal women (ages 25-50) with osteoporosis · 3 replies
  • I am the mum of a beautiful baby girl, currently 16 weeks old, and just released from hospital with a diagnosis of lactational osteoporosis. At 13 weeks postpartum I was hospitalised with intense pain ...

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