Alternative to Bisphosphonates

Posted by criss @criss, Oct 1 10:39am

For those who are on the fence about whether or not to take biphosphonates or Prolia for osteoporosis, look into Lara Pizzorno’s book “Your Bones”. She explains how osteoclasts and osteoblasts work on bone rebuilding and how those medications negatively affect the process in the long term. She recommends natural supplements of AlgaeCal, Strontium and perhaps some others to safely rebuild strong bone. Support is also available through The AlgaeCal Community on Facebook. Lara will often answer specific questions there. Here’s a link to her personal story: https://www.algaecal.com/expert-insights/lara-pizzorno-shares-her-personal-story/ I took Actonel for 4 years and Boniva for another 4 years. My bone scans showed some improvement while on the drugs but a decrease in bone density after discontinuing after the recommended length of time. You can’t stay on these drugs indefinitely. I’ve been taking AlgaeCal and Strontium for over a year with no problem. I expect my next Dexa scan to show improvement.

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@crisdI,ll be interested in hearing your results as I'm on the fence

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@lioness I wish I could help you. I was wondering if you could tell me how to start a new discussion on Mayo Connect. Thanks.

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cb772, click on Groups in the heading above; group directory. Then scroll down to the group you want to comment on. Click on that and you'll see the box "Start discussion". Hope that helps.

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@lioness

@crisdI,ll be interested in hearing your results as I'm on the fence

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My insurance only covers a scan every 2 years, so I have to wait till next summer.

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Hey criss, thanks for the info. I recently added Boron to my bone supplement which has the plant based calcium, both vitamin Ds and Ks and Strontium, and mags. My nutritionist said you must have a fat for the vitamin Ds to assist absorption of the calcium so I had to add some fat to my diet. I'm having 1/4th of an avacado which is almost the 5g she said I should have. Since the Ds stay in the fat in the body, I don't have to take the fat at the exact same time that I take my bone strength supplement. All the best, Sunnyflower

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@criss It sounds as if Lara Pizzorno may have an interest in Algae Cal. Do you know that she does not? Obviously if a person has a stake in it then they are going to recommend it highly.

I am still in the process of figuring out what course I will take. I have a DEXA at the end of the month and then appointments with two endocrinologists about my osteoporosis. I have heard from other sources that Algae Cal is no better than taking the recommended supplements like Calcium, Vitamin D, and possibly K and Boron. I have seen Strontium not recommended.

I am not an expert in this area at all, like all of us, I am just trying to make sure I have the most accurate information which can be difficult because there are those who favor drugs and those who vehemently oppose them. I was prepared to start with something but then it occurred to me that I tend to have negative side-effects very often from drugs. Knowing the potential side-effects of these drugs is pretty frightening.

I have this habit of not really looking into side-effects so then when one presents itself I am perplexed not knowing what could be causing whatever my problem is. That happened recently when I complained to a friend about my legs aching badly. She immediately asked me if I was on a statin which I had started a couple of months previous to that. Sure enough, that was what was causing the problem. I explain this because I would not want it to be thought that I read the side-effects and then immediately imagine that I have them.
JK

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@contentandwell

@criss It sounds as if Lara Pizzorno may have an interest in Algae Cal. Do you know that she does not? Obviously if a person has a stake in it then they are going to recommend it highly.

I am still in the process of figuring out what course I will take. I have a DEXA at the end of the month and then appointments with two endocrinologists about my osteoporosis. I have heard from other sources that Algae Cal is no better than taking the recommended supplements like Calcium, Vitamin D, and possibly K and Boron. I have seen Strontium not recommended.

I am not an expert in this area at all, like all of us, I am just trying to make sure I have the most accurate information which can be difficult because there are those who favor drugs and those who vehemently oppose them. I was prepared to start with something but then it occurred to me that I tend to have negative side-effects very often from drugs. Knowing the potential side-effects of these drugs is pretty frightening.

I have this habit of not really looking into side-effects so then when one presents itself I am perplexed not knowing what could be causing whatever my problem is. That happened recently when I complained to a friend about my legs aching badly. She immediately asked me if I was on a statin which I had started a couple of months previous to that. Sure enough, that was what was causing the problem. I explain this because I would not want it to be thought that I read the side-effects and then immediately imagine that I have them.
JK

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I have wondered the same thing about AlgaeCal as well as any others. I just wish I knew what is the best thing to take. There are so many conflicting answers.

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@contentandwell

@criss It sounds as if Lara Pizzorno may have an interest in Algae Cal. Do you know that she does not? Obviously if a person has a stake in it then they are going to recommend it highly.

I am still in the process of figuring out what course I will take. I have a DEXA at the end of the month and then appointments with two endocrinologists about my osteoporosis. I have heard from other sources that Algae Cal is no better than taking the recommended supplements like Calcium, Vitamin D, and possibly K and Boron. I have seen Strontium not recommended.

I am not an expert in this area at all, like all of us, I am just trying to make sure I have the most accurate information which can be difficult because there are those who favor drugs and those who vehemently oppose them. I was prepared to start with something but then it occurred to me that I tend to have negative side-effects very often from drugs. Knowing the potential side-effects of these drugs is pretty frightening.

I have this habit of not really looking into side-effects so then when one presents itself I am perplexed not knowing what could be causing whatever my problem is. That happened recently when I complained to a friend about my legs aching badly. She immediately asked me if I was on a statin which I had started a couple of months previous to that. Sure enough, that was what was causing the problem. I explain this because I would not want it to be thought that I read the side-effects and then immediately imagine that I have them.
JK

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Yes, I also considered Dr. Pizzorno's connection with AlgaeCal.. Her 30+ years of work with bone health and other age related issues seem to explain her support. The more information we have the better able we are to make good decisions for our own situation. Of course we have to do our research and not just accept everything we hear. Consider that the traditional medical community gets kickbacks from big Pharma, and most doctors have not been trained in natural medicine, but to prescribe meds.
Best wishes to you!

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@criss

Yes, I also considered Dr. Pizzorno's connection with AlgaeCal.. Her 30+ years of work with bone health and other age related issues seem to explain her support. The more information we have the better able we are to make good decisions for our own situation. Of course we have to do our research and not just accept everything we hear. Consider that the traditional medical community gets kickbacks from big Pharma, and most doctors have not been trained in natural medicine, but to prescribe meds.
Best wishes to you!

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@criss I just tend to be a skeptic when a person advocates something that they will profit from. Hopefully if you do use it, it will be helpful. Since I am on the fence about osteoporosis prescriptions I may end up using it myself. First I want to have my consultations with my two endocrinologists.
JK

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@dappy

I have wondered the same thing about AlgaeCal as well as any others. I just wish I knew what is the best thing to take. There are so many conflicting answers.

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Hi dappy, I agree with you. I've just added 3mg of Boron to my New Chapter Bone Strength. It has the Ds and the Ks and the Mag and the Strontium. This may be a repeat like I'm famous for bc of my memory problems, but I just learned from my nutritionist that vitamin D needs fat to do it's work enabling the body to absorb calcium. My Bone Strength is plant-based (algae) calcium which is supposed to be more easily digested by the body. I din't know, there is a bone-based supplement that my friend takes as well. It has good logic to ingest animal bone which is supposed to be identical to our own. Here's a link to some of those options;
https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS804US804&sxsrf=ALeKk01Apt61ldleyjVCNHO0TlQvvQJR0A%3A1601678816834&ei=4K13X7a7MqO20PEPgoySsAI&q=osteoporosis+animal+bone+based+supplement&oq=osteoporosis+animal+bone+based+supplement&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQDDIECCMQJzoHCAAQRxCwA1CpUVi3WmDDZmgBcAB4AIAB1gGIAd0DkgEFMC4yLjGYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6yAEIwAEB&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwi2q6_H_pbsAhUjGzQIHQKGBCYQ4dUDCA0
Good luck making your decision! Many blessings, Sunnyflower @contentandwell @criss

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@criss

Yes, I also considered Dr. Pizzorno's connection with AlgaeCal.. Her 30+ years of work with bone health and other age related issues seem to explain her support. The more information we have the better able we are to make good decisions for our own situation. Of course we have to do our research and not just accept everything we hear. Consider that the traditional medical community gets kickbacks from big Pharma, and most doctors have not been trained in natural medicine, but to prescribe meds.
Best wishes to you!

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Very true criss, we do have to do our own research including asking others for their opinions, experiences, etc. It gets exhausint doesn't it? @contentandwell

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@contentandwell

@criss I just tend to be a skeptic when a person advocates something that they will profit from. Hopefully if you do use it, it will be helpful. Since I am on the fence about osteoporosis prescriptions I may end up using it myself. First I want to have my consultations with my two endocrinologists.
JK

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Hey JK, I am the same way! Keep us posted on how your consults go with the two endocrinologists! And, if possible, definitely get a referral to a nutritionist specifically for osteoporosis diet!!!! Warmest wishes, Sunnyflower @contentandwell @criss

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