May 18, 2017 02:49AM - edited May 18, 2017 03:26AM by ShetlandPony
1. Weight-bearing exercise.
2. Good nutrition and adequate vitamin D3 levels. Get a blood test for 25 OH-D and supplement according to your doctor's recommendation. There is a very interesting study where they used particular supplements in lieu of bisphosphonates. These micronutrients can be obtained from food, too: K2--Grass-fed butter and cheese, eggs, chicken, etc. Magnesium -- Dark leafy greens like spinach and kale, nuts and seeds, beans, etc. DHA -- salmon, sardines, etc. Discuss with your doctor. Abstract below.
Combination of Micronutrients for Bone (COMB) Study
"Along with other investigations, patients presenting to an environmental health clinic with various chronic conditions were assessed for bone health status. Individuals with compromised bone strength were educated about skeletal health issues and provided with therapeutic options for potential amelioration of their bone health. Patients who declined pharmacotherapy or who previously experienced failure of drug treatment were offered other options including supplemental micronutrients identified in the medical literature as sometimes having a positive impact on bone mineral density (BMD). After 12 months of consecutive supplemental micronutrient therapy with a combination that included vitamin D3, vitamin K2, strontium, magnesium and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), repeat bone densitometry was performed. The results were analyzed in a group of compliant patients and demonstrate improved BMD in patients classified with normal, osteopenic and osteoporotic bone density. According to the results, this combined micronutrient supplementation regimen appears to be at least as effective as bisphosphonates or strontium ranelate in raising BMD levels in hip, spine, and femoral neck sites. No fractures occurred in the group taking the micronutrient protocol. This micronutrient regimen also appears to show efficacy in individuals where bisphosphonate therapy was previously unsuccessful in maintaining or raising BMD. Prospective clinical trials are required to confirm efficacy."