I had severe osteoporosis on hip and spine and was diagnosed last year. My doctor recommended Prolia injections as I was 53 at the time and after looking into the side effects I was determined to do something different and not poison my body.
I started taking a supplement, which is calcium from seaweed and strontium together with many other minerals (boron, magnesium..). I also started doing safe exercise daily (walking for half an hour or more). I took collagen and magnesium every single morning and night with a little orange juice and, mostly important, eliminated gluten from my diet. I had already eliminated dairy years before.
This year I had a very high improvement of bone density, my doctor couldn't believe it! I still am taking all this things because I still have osteopenia but my osteoporosis is disappearing slowly and I feel great!
Please look up calcium from seaweed because the body assimilates it properly. The strontium helps and the collagen and magnesium are very very important for strong bones.
(Lead Hill, Ar)
High Dose Ascorbic Acid and Osteoporosis
I have a concern regarding high dose Ascorbic Acid. I have been taking high dose close to bowel tolerance for several years. A recent DexaScan shows osteoporosis and I am wondering if the Ascorbic Acid could be causing too much acidity thus contributing to the osteoporosis. I am getting mixed answers since some people don't believe that the ascorbic acid does cause acidity. I see many benefits by taking around 12-16 grams of ascorbic most days and would like to continue.
I am now including borax and drinking home made bone broth with collagen daily and I make my own natto for K-2, as well as taking a Super K blend. I take around 800mg of magnesium and D3, A, and many other vitamins. Just today started with Bone Up by Jarrow.
But I am mostly interested in whether the ascorbic acid could be counter alkalizing, as I am learning that a more alkaline diet is best for osteoporosis. I would appreciate the wisdom of the group!
Thank you! 🙏🏼
I have begun taking boron for osteoporosis. I can't tolerate 20 mule team borax, tummy trouble. How much should I take? I'm currently taking 10 mg daily for about a month now. Suggestions? Thank you! Edy
(Crescent City, CA)
(Crescent City, CA)
Borax for arthritis/osteoporosis:
Hi Ted, I'm reaching out to you in desperate need of your advice regarding the Borax protocol. Please allow me to start by giving you a brief overview of my current health condition. I'm a 65 years young woman who lives a conscious lifestyle and works out daily by lifting weights, power walking, and a lot of cardio exercise. Below please find some of the health concerns I'm trying to overcome at this moment.
- High Blood Pressure- which has forced me to take the only allopathic medicine that I'm currently taking Benicar (40mg) along with Amlodipine Besylate (2. 5 mg). I take 1 tablet of each medicine daily in the morning. Besides those two, I use supplements like Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, Fish Oil, Niacinamide and I take my first urine in the morning. I believe that I developed high blood pressure due to the intolerance for many years to certain foods like dairy, red meats. chicken, sugar, coffee, and preservatives found in canned foods.
- Heavy Metals- A naturopath doctor in NYC told me that I have heavy metals in my body and I think that is the reason why sometimes I feel pain in my knees, elbows, and fingers.
- Eczema- My skin is chronically dry-it itches all the time.
- Postmenopausal osteoporosis.
I learned about the Borax treatment and decided to take it after much research and consideration, first following the mild formula of Dr. Rex Newham (1 tsp / 1 Lt of water) to continue later on with the dose you suggest. I was able to take the mild solution for 2 weeks (Monday through Friday at lunch time) sadly having to stop at the beginning of my 3rd week. On a separate note, I would like to let you know that I practice urine therapy; however, I suspended it during my 2 weeks of treatment.
The first 2 days of my treatment my blood pressure went up for approximately 30 minutes going back to normal eventually. Unfortunately, the second Monday of my treatment my blood pressure went up to 180/70 accompanied with a strange buzz in my head. I monitored my blood pressure constantly that day and it was only after a couple of hours that it went back to normal. I got scared by the reaction so I suspended the treatment all along. I am very sad to have had to stop the Borax treatment because I was starting to feel better. I was hoping to get rid of osteoporosis once and for all and the pain on my knees so that I can start running.
About one week after discontinuing the treatment I had a extremely painful arthritis flare up on my left hand with inflammation, swelling, stiffness that lasted more than ten days. Ted, what should I do to safely continue with the Borax? Do you recommend me to continue with my urine therapy while taking the treatment?
Also what do you recommend to controlled the huge appetite I developed while taking the borax? I look forward to your reply and thank you so much for your commitment to helping others.
(San Fernando, Pkilippines)
I have Osteoporosis. I am 66 and have already broken my femoral head. I can't take Fosamax. Doctor took me off after 2 and 1/2 months. How do I mix and take this combination of items and what else should I take. Borax, magnesium, xylitol and baking soda.
(Tustin, Ca. Usa)
(North Port, Fl)
(Granite Bay, Ca)
(Fairfax, Va Usa)
I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in my 30s, apparently due to lack of sunlight/vitamin D.
After a lot of research, I discovered a group of scientists had made a study on calcium found in nopal cactus powder.
I'm going to add a link to the article, I hope it's not a problem. They don't sell anything and neither do I.
I've been taking about 15 grams of nopal cactus powder every day with no side-effects.
I bought dry nopal powder, it had no other ingredients, if you can't find it, you might get some results with the capsule form of the powdered nopal.
So, I poured one spoonful of the powder in 3 cups of water, added salt and powdered onion, and let it boil for a few minutes. I would drink about half of the "soup" after meals, I didn't drink all of it on a single day because I felt it was too much.
You can of course adjust the amount of powder/water you consume.
Unfortunately during the pandemic, I no longer went to see if my bone density had improved. If I ever find out again, I'll let you all know.
Article link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3661902/
I have been on Prisolec and Pepcid for about 7 yrs. I was told that they prevent the absorption of calcium and lead to osteoporosis. I was beside myself! I think of the millions of people who don't know this and who are taking antacids, can't walk, and take pain pills on top of that. So I stopped the antacids cold turkey. I have to change my diet immediately, which is terrifying, but I have been having constant stomach pains after everything I eat. I will follow your advice (thank you! ), but spread the word about antacids.
Does anyone know or has anyone had success treating thinning bones with comfrey. Especially interested in knowing if anyone verified it with a bone density scan.
Hi.My name is Beni. I am a nutritionist with 30 years of experience. I have a post about osteroposis natural treatment and pepino melon. I would like to contribute to your website with this post. Thank you
The Pepino melon fruit has a taste like the melon , banana and pineapple mixed together. How to consume the Pepino melon fruit?
To eat this fruit we should remove the skin, cut it in half, poach it in sugar or honey. We can add it to ice cream , use it as a garnish in mixed fruit salads, make jam and marmalade. The pharmaceutical industry has used the Pepino melon in the cosmetic industry. In some countries, like in South Africa it is considered as an ornamental plant .
Known To Be Useful For Diseases :
Spleen Qi Deficiency
Gall Bladder disease
Hemophilia Disease ( Bleeding Disorder )
Bone Development in Children
Has diuretic properties
Weight loss . Those on a diet should consume more
(Mason City, LA)
Back in November 2008 I fell and broke my right arm. When the doctor went to set it, he found out that I had Osteoporosis in it. Do you know if taking Hydrogen Peroxide Food Grade whould help build up the bone to be strong and back to normal? When I came home from the hospital (after having an operation to remove a Cancerous tumor in my head) I started taking the Hydrogen Peroxide Food Grade. I took it for about 9 months. When I went to the Neurologist to have a scan I found out that the brainwaves in my head had "returned to normal". When I had the tumor, my brainwaves always were sharp - now, they are round and smooth.
I continued taking the H2O2 but at 6 drops 3x a day. To my horror, after taking it for about 6 months, the back of my hands got all red and thin skinned (super sensitive). Would bleed very easily. After a year and lots of expensive medication, I finally got my hands back to normal condition. My question: Do you know if Hydrogen Peroxide would help me with Osteoporisis in my arm? I have a permanent metal bar in the arm because of this. Thank you.
Americans have a high dairy, high calcium diet. It appears that Magnesium is the most important mineral to reverse osteoporosis and improve bone density. Apparently, you can get an 11% improvement in bmd in 6 months on 600mg Magnesium, whereas you can take all the calcium in the world, and if you don't have any magnesium, you can't remineral bones. Apparently, 60% of americans are magnesium deficient.
I have suffered from very bad arthritis for some years and also osteoporosis of the spine. I used to dread winters even though I was prescribed anti-inflamatory pills and painkilers by my doctor. I recently discovered ginger root (I found a newspaper article about ginger that I had put away some years ago) and have been taking it for about 3 weeks now in capsule form from the health food shop. The stiffness has gone from my joints and spine and most of the pain which is gradually disappearing. In fact, the other day I realised that I didn't have any pain or stiffness at all. It is such a great remedy that I am recommending it to everybody I know who has arthritis.
If you have osteoporosis, check parathyroid.com site. Parathyroid tumors could be the reason. Relatively easy to diagnose and remove. If your blood calcium is high and vitamin D low, don't supplement it until you read about it on that site. Those 2 go together if you have tumor and body intentionally lowers vitamin D levels. You can easily check your ionized calcium and PTH levels without doctor's requisition /except few states/ through privatemdlab. Normal calcium levels are in a very narrow range and 10.2 could be already high. 1 of 250 women over 50 +- has parathyroid tumor, don't remember about men. I was surprised that endless symptoms that I have are the same for someone with PT tumor and my blood calcium turned out high and vitamin D low for someone living in Florida and sunbathing almost daily.
(Miami, Florida, US)
I came across this study which goes against what we have been told about phytic acid in whole grains. The study found that an increase in phytate in the diet (that is, not soaking your grains before cooking or eating them) actually increases your bone mineral density.
From the Abstract: "Bone mineral density increased with increasing phytate consumption. Multivariate linear regression analysis indicated that body weight and low phytate consumption were the risk factors with greatest influence on bone mineral density. Phytate consumption had a protective effect against osteoporosis, suggesting that low phytate consumption should be considered an osteoporosis risk factor.
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
(Somewhere in Europe)
I've stumbled across a nice research review article, which summarizes why people get osteoporosis and what you can do to prevent and cure this problem.
This helpful article is a non-technical review of the evidence but, nevertheless, covers all the ground necessary for helping people to understand the many reasons for osteoporosis occurring in the body.
Here is the article:
(North Port, Fl)
(Atlanta, Georgia, US)
(Atlanta, Georgia, US)
(Atlanta, Georgia, US)