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Perhaps the highest quality and safest Calcium Supplement on the market. Really.
on February 22, 2013
This sounds too good to be true, but, well, this is the honest truth. In January 2012, I was diagnoed with a -5.5% (55% bone loss in the left hip) and -4.9 (49% bone loss right hip) in my bone density scan. I am a petite woman in her 40's. As you can imagine, this was a huge blow as these ratings fall under severe Osteoporosis. I saw three bone specialists, one of which is renowed for his studies and trials in osteoporotic trials, etc. Needless to say, I was being pushed to take Forteo or Prolia. Forteo was the only one I would consider, but it was quickly ruled out, leaving Prolia as my only option. Despite the pressure to take Prolia and being told that hip fracture was essentially imminent, I opted to not go the pharma route. Mind you, I am not one of these people that thinks pharmacology is bad. I just did my research and determined that Prolia did not seem to be the right choice for me. As a result, I opted to take this matter into my own hands for a year to see what, if any impact I could make. I decided that if I did not improve by at least 5%, I would then consider going the prescription/Prolia route. But, I wanted to give my body it's own fair shake by actually taking care of it. I did not buy an books, did not follow anyone's particular advice. I did read up a bit on-line, trying to filter out the sensationalism from common sense. All I did was: Start taking MRM daily (yes, I had NEVER taken calcium supplements before, I will be honest), added 6,000 IU of Vitamin D (never had taken Vitamin D before), low impact exercise - walking 3 miles 5/days a week, pilates (for low impact stregth training), using an Omega juicer for green leafy produce - I would like to say I juice daily, but that would be a lie, use lemon juice instead of vinegar, cut out most processed foods and am eating lots of fresh food and, well...knocked the wine or any alcoholic beverages down to no more than 2-3 a week (yes, a week). Been doing all of that for one year, just to see if it could make a differencce.
I just received a call from my Rheumatologist. He is ecstatic. He started by telling me that what he was about to tell me was unprecedented in his practice and experience of 35+ years. He said that my bone density test, done this month (February 2013) came back to reflect that my left hip came back with a -2.3% (yes, my left hip's density increased from 55% bone loss to 23% bone loss) and my right hip changed to -2.1% (my right hip's bone density increased from 49% loss to 21% loss). He said that my hip bone density is now falling within the "normal" range for my age, and that he absolutely could not believe it. He asked me what I am doing now, and what I changed. He also said he is referring my file to a couple of other specialists for review and consideration as he has never seen this level of recovery in a patient. My doctor said, "Keep doing what you are doing! I can't wait to see what your bone density test reflects next year!" I will check in again, around February 2014 to offer an update as yes, I am going to continue doing what I am doing. :)
I can't say it any more simply; we need to take care of our bodies. If you are a woman and over the age of 25, start taking a good quality Calcium supplement and get your vitamin D, eat healthy (I splurge and have ice cream sometimes, yes! And even the occasional In-and-Out burger!), keep your alcohol consumption as low as you can and get some exercise (get that blood moving, get those muscles moving and some healthy impact exercises as, low impact/any impact, creates micro fractures in your bones, which leads to bone strengthing as the bone repairs itself).
I wish you the best in your health.