Osteoporosis (bone thinning)

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

 
Androgens - Bones need both estrogen (E) and testosterone (T). 
Older men may need added T to help reverse osteoporosis. 

Contributions of testosterone and estrogen
"Calcium citrate is a better choice, in my opinion, but bone health is not really about the calcium.
It's about the foods you eat, & about other less advertised nutrients such as magnesium, trace minerals, vitamin D & vitamin K. These nutrients might be even more crucial than calcium to healthy bones."
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2005/dec/07/ndn_ask_the_pharmacist__do_you_want_healthy_bones
Boron - Dr Neilson discovered that boron causes estradiol 17B to double.  Eat dates, grapes, raisins, beans, almonds, honey per Reese Dubin in Miracle Food Cures From the Bible www.phdirect.com (Helps remove pain.)
Daily calcium plus slow-release fluoride pills may reduce fractures & build bone mass.
DANGER fluoride may be toxic.  (Most commercial fluoride is industrial waste.) 
www.bottomlinesecrets.com

Daily calcium & vitamin D3 (200-600 IU/day) prevent osteoporosis per Journal of Women's Health 7/18/2003 DG  review by Jill Taylor. www.docguide.com/news
Calcium requires magnesium or horsetail (for bone density), manganese, vitamin K
(for blood clotting + directing calcium to bones & away from arteries), & vitamin D3 (from sunshine) or D3 (800 IU) (ergocalciferol from plants-often added to dairy products), vitamin C to build connective tissue collagen, + boron for post menopausal women,  per Life Extension magazine 1/2005 5/2007
www.lef.org

Diminished estradiol may result in low bone mineral density, a risk for osteoporosis, hot flashes, irritability & insomnia.
Holt, Dr Stephen, New York gastroenterologist  The Anitporosis Plan  www.wellnesspublishing.com
Many of our physical problems originate from lack of exercise & bad diet.  This can often be reversed. 
www.naturesbenefit.com  gives a recommended intake of supplements (or foods containing these ingredients). 
Vitamin D3 is obtained from being outside in the sunshine each day.
Icariin @ https://adjust2it.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/osteoporosis-preventing-and-reversing/ (Horny Goat Weed)
Especially good for adult men with NO heart problems.
Garry Null in The Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing notes that sesame seeds & sesame oil are rich in calcium.
Khalsa MD in Food as Medicine suggests combining calcium, magnesium & boron. PM  www.drdharma.com  
Milk protein lactoferrin may help build bone.  www.lef.org  3/05
Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA may help prevent bone loss & increase calcium absorption. 9/2006 www.lef.org
Reginald B Cherry MD recommends adding magnesium, potassium, boron, manganese, zinc, copper, silicon, isoflavones, + vitamins C,D,K to calcium supplementation. July 2004  www.charismamag.com
Sesame seeds or Tahini spread (preferably raw organic unroasted) provide vitamin T, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin G, vitamin E, protein & unsaturated fatty acid. - C Edward Burtis  Nature's Miracle Medicine Chest
Strontium - http://strontiumforbones.blogspot.com/2009/05/update-on-strontium-malonate-for.html  -
"680 mg per day appear to be optimal...About Strontium links...When taking strontium, be sure to take 1200 mg calcium (via a glass of milk perhaps), 1000 IU vitamin D3, & 500 mg magnesium daily.
It is best to take strontium (late at night or early AM) on an empty stomach.
Calcium & strontium may compete
with each other for absorption if taken together." (Don't take together.)
Osteoporosis - References: Online References For Health Concerns -
Napolitano C, Iozzino M. Strontium ranelate in post-menopausal osteoporosis
Le Magazine, August 2006 - Abstracts: Blood Pressure, Coq10, And Boron -
Fluorine and strontium have bone-forming effects. http://www.lef.org/magazine
Strontium - http://www.osteopenia3.com/strontium.html - http://www.jbmr.org/view/0/searchResults.html?q=Strontium
Strontium is incorporated into mineral crystals only in newly formed bone during strontium ranelate treatment 12/14/2009
"Strontium ranelate has been shown to increase bone mass in postmenopausal osteoporosis patients & to reduce fracture risk."
Vitamins B6 + B12 protect against osteoporosis by lowering homocysteine. 8/04  www.lef.org
Vitamin D3 with calcium may prevent fracture  Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine  2003  www.orthomed.org
Vitamin D is important  to bones.  Breaks happen more often in the winter, so be sure to get outside, even in the winter, for it takes 3-4 days for the body to produce vitamin D.
Especially in the winter eat salt water fish such as sardines, almonds, egg yolks & liver.
Protein & caffeine may cause a calcium imbalance. Reduce animal protein.
Eat more vegetable protein. Exercise. Bedridden people suffer more from bone loss.   
Rodale The Prevention Total Health System - Aging Slowly 
www.amazon.com
Vitamin K1 (from dark leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, broccoli) & especially bioavailable/biologically active vitamin K2 called menaquinone-7 [MK-7 from vitamin K1 intestine/gut conversion, fermented soy natto, dairy products (especially egg yolks) & organ meats] contribute to reduction of atherosclerosis, arterial disease, bond fractures, artery calcification, & osteoporosis.  Take with calcium at bedtime.  Vitamin K1 is recognized for its contribution to blood clotting, skin/artery elasticity, & reduction of skin bruising. Winter2006/Summer2007 + 3/2008   www.lef.org - http://www.lef.org/magazine/
1/2009 - Vitamin D3 with K1 may help to heal bone fractures.
Vitamin K2
 
http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2009/mag2009_01.htm - Protection Against Arterial Calcification, Bone Loss, Cancer, and Aging! - How Vitamin K2 Protects Against Osteoporosis -
Vitamin K2 is a key to turning OFF excess osteoclast activity & bone degradation.  "Calcium-binding properties of osteocalcin require vitamin K, whereas the synthesis of osteocalcin itself requires vitamin D3." 
Vitamin K3 (50 mg) is used with vitamin C (5,000 mg) prior to each chemotherapy session to decrease tumor cell resistance to drugs.
There are numerous forms of vitamin K including K1, K2 (MK4 or MK7 natto/fermented soybean), & K3. 
Each has it's own benefits.  Natto's K7 has a longer bioavailability in bloodstream.  good editorial
 

SPIRITUAL

 
Henry Wright in A  More Excellent Way contends that besides estrogen deficiency, a major cause of osteoporosis is envy & jealousy as cited in Proverbs 14:30 Envy rots the bones. www.pleasantvalleychurch.net
 

CONVENTIONAL

 
Zoledronic acid taken by IV (intravenous infusion) annually may reduce hip fractures by 41% & spine fractures by 70%; however the danger of irregular hart beat (atrial fibrillation) increases as a side effect. 
The acid works by coating bones & slowing bone breakdown. 5/3/2007
www.wsj.org
 

DANGER

 
Say NO to coke.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWKB_6lwcx4&feature=related -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeA3IAVULZc&feature=related
BioCitrate Strontium - WARNING -
http://saveourbones.com/strontium-blood-clot-risk-confirmed-by-new-study/ - 3/2013 -
"The latest osteoporosis drug fiasco is about the drug Protelos, the trademarked name for (synthetic) strontium ranelate, which is not sold in the U.S. & is also marketed under the names Bivalos, Osseor, Ossum, Protos & Protaxos."
Trace mineral stronium in the ranelate form is being tested for both stimulating bone growth & reducing bone loss per Natural Medicines + www.naturaldatabase.com + www.pharmacistsletter.com + www.prescribersletter.com
Stronium - http://saveourbones.com/strontium-demistyfied/ - "A little bit of strontium is harmless.
Most of the algae-based calcium supplements do contain a small amount of naturally-occurring strontium (3-5 mg), but thatís okay. We have a small amount of strontium circulating in our blood (around 350 mg). From a biological standpoint, the amounts in most algae-based calcium formulas are insignificant." RECOMMENDED editorial - Hard bones are NOT necessarily supple bones. 
Beware of fracture potential with synthetic or excessive stronium.