How do you halt the progress of osteoporosis?

Posted by coppertonelady @coppertonelady, Oct 21, 2012

I want to mention that for stong bones as well as muscles you have to have a good diet eating foods that are loaded with calcium and minerals look up a list of them and eat them , you have to do weight resistance also I would recommend using a weight vest. it makesbone stronger if you wear it while just walking or doing any activity. The vest is very comfortable because it is actually made for a womans body my doctor said my bone is getting stronger from doing my weight vest walkng with nyknyc. I am so happy because I am afraid of drugs.

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I would really like to halt the progress of bone loss. I am 79 and have had many bone density test over the years, Each time there is more bone loss. I took Fosamax for over 8 years with no results and Boniva for 3 years or so, also with no results. I had not had a test for 2 years and I really worked during that time. Lifting weights ,walking, Getting on the ionic free motion machine at the gym. (trainer said it was recommended). Taking gobs of Calcium (plant based), D,K, Magnesium etc. And it was even lower this time too. I really am afraid to take anymore Meds. because of the side effects. I am really way down on the scale. Does anyone have any recommendations? NM

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That is great information. Hearing what someone has tried for years,and the results of it will help others make smart decisions. Thanks for posting.

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I was told by my MD that I have osteoporosis and then told I have to use some drug called fosamax. I told the MD that I would like to try to turn it around naturally he gave me a year to do this. I changed diet added lots of yogurt organic foods raw milk and all things that love your bones. Esp grass fed cow butter for vit K then I got a weight vest by NYKNYC for my weight workouts. Long story short its a yr later My bones have gotten dense stronger and my physician is really impressed he said I will not need to take the drug and he said to keep doing what I am doing!!

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Welcome to Connect @opeiusdei777. I think @vaneta and @gatorjaws will appreciate hearing your success. You have a lot of discipline. Do you find it a challenge to stick with the "bone loving" diet and to workout with the vest? May I ask how old you are (or age range)?

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@vaneta

I would really like to halt the progress of bone loss. I am 79 and have had many bone density test over the years, Each time there is more bone loss. I took Fosamax for over 8 years with no results and Boniva for 3 years or so, also with no results. I had not had a test for 2 years and I really worked during that time. Lifting weights ,walking, Getting on the ionic free motion machine at the gym. (trainer said it was recommended). Taking gobs of Calcium (plant based), D,K, Magnesium etc. And it was even lower this time too. I really am afraid to take anymore Meds. because of the side effects. I am really way down on the scale. Does anyone have any recommendations? NM

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vaneta… I have been trying to do my natural approach for strong bones and Its is working I was using my nyk weight vest to get my weight bearing workout 2 hrs a day is good and also I have discovered some great videos on youtube by Dr whitcome on the importance of K2 to help keep bones strong so I get the kerry gold butter and use it on toast etc its loaded with grass fed cows butter full of K2 to keep bone strong also takng raw milk and yogurts and my bones are gettng stronger so I recommend this program and dont forget to make bone broth
they say the bone broth has lots of calcium from cookng the bones and it is absorbed fast by your body so that is great. see vest at nyknyc.com

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@vaneta

I would really like to halt the progress of bone loss. I am 79 and have had many bone density test over the years, Each time there is more bone loss. I took Fosamax for over 8 years with no results and Boniva for 3 years or so, also with no results. I had not had a test for 2 years and I really worked during that time. Lifting weights ,walking, Getting on the ionic free motion machine at the gym. (trainer said it was recommended). Taking gobs of Calcium (plant based), D,K, Magnesium etc. And it was even lower this time too. I really am afraid to take anymore Meds. because of the side effects. I am really way down on the scale. Does anyone have any recommendations? NM

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Hi I have gotten off the drug I was given by my MD by a healthy bone diet (foods that love and build bone) and most important I do a one hr walk every day to exercise and for my bone I wear a vest most comfortable and pretty by nyk weight vest made for osteoporosis in women , very inexpensive too

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@colleenyoung

Welcome to Connect @opeiusdei777. I think @vaneta and @gatorjaws will appreciate hearing your success. You have a lot of discipline. Do you find it a challenge to stick with the "bone loving" diet and to workout with the vest? May I ask how old you are (or age range)?

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@colleenyoung

Hi,

All the suggestions here are in the right direction. I have been exercising weight training, gym going, walking, eating bone nutrient foods, using the k2 D3 supplements along with other daily supplements for nearly
8 years since I retired. I still have Osteoporosis but it has not progressed and may be a little lower than the last exam I had many years ago. I was also on osteoporosis meds for many years.

It is important to mention that you should get the bone scan test at the same facility ,if you do so on a regular basis ,as various facilities may have different standards and different instruments that can result in different values. Also the skill of the tech doing the scan can vary. So the results are of course not 100% accurate but a guideline .
The most valuable results about all this exercise and diet, aside from increasing bone growth is that it increases your balance capacities.
The last thing we want to do is fall. And if we do fall, we should be strong enough to get up off the ground by ourselves. Balance exercises are an important part of my gym classes.

Aside from all this…this is a wonderful way to approach life on a daily basis…good nutritious food and exercise promotes a healthy strong body and mind and great energy no matter what your reason is . And the bone strong diet is not really a diet..it is a sensible life saving choice of food geared to whatever your goals are.

Kudos to all you Amazons out there

FL Mary

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@laurengold1

Hi I have gotten off the drug I was given by my MD by a healthy bone diet (foods that love and build bone) and most important I do a one hr walk every day to exercise and for my bone I wear a vest most comfortable and pretty by nyk weight vest made for osteoporosis in women , very inexpensive too

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I would love to do this! My doctor says I have osteoporosis and need to start Prolia. I want to avoid that at all costs! Where did you find your vest? The ones I see are big bulky things that look like they are for bodybuilders…..not pretty, lol.

As for the bone-healthy diet, I have CKD and need to limit potassium. I take a potassium binder and had to cut out a lot of otherwise healthy and calcium-rich foods.

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@karen1945

I would love to do this! My doctor says I have osteoporosis and need to start Prolia. I want to avoid that at all costs! Where did you find your vest? The ones I see are big bulky things that look like they are for bodybuilders…..not pretty, lol.

As for the bone-healthy diet, I have CKD and need to limit potassium. I take a potassium binder and had to cut out a lot of otherwise healthy and calcium-rich foods.

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Hi well its made by a female owned and female product co called NYK so look online for nyk weight vest cute vest inexpensive and with adjustable weights sleek look its a must to strengthen bones and save you from using the dangerous drugs that I hear dont really even build strong bones they build junk bone so natural is best

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@laurengold1

Hi well its made by a female owned and female product co called NYK so look online for nyk weight vest cute vest inexpensive and with adjustable weights sleek look its a must to strengthen bones and save you from using the dangerous drugs that I hear dont really even build strong bones they build junk bone so natural is best

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Thanks!

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@karen1945

I would love to do this! My doctor says I have osteoporosis and need to start Prolia. I want to avoid that at all costs! Where did you find your vest? The ones I see are big bulky things that look like they are for bodybuilders…..not pretty, lol.

As for the bone-healthy diet, I have CKD and need to limit potassium. I take a potassium binder and had to cut out a lot of otherwise healthy and calcium-rich foods.

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Yes do indeed avoid that prolia! It has a very negetive effect on many people. I'm on fosamax now and trying to fight it the healthy way.

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@akh

Yes do indeed avoid that prolia! It has a very negetive effect on many people. I'm on fosamax now and trying to fight it the healthy way.

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Hello @akh and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thank you for joining the discussion and sharing what you have found to be a better replacement for you, personally.

Can I ask what you were looking for when you found Connect?

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