I applaud your self care and research. I am medicine averse period unless it is life saving. I also did the research and before I take any new medicine, I read the contraindications and side effects. Therefore, I am dealing with osteoporosis by keeping as active as possible. When I sit I become stiff and sore and all joints work best if I keep moving. I love to dance all night and am more balanced and coordinated the next day. Amazing. It is easy to just sit, but the payback is ouchy. By keeping my muscles strong and tendons flexible I hope to keep those bones in place and protected. So that is my best solution. Drug companies and doctors don't like it.