Tom Ballard, ND's blog


Osteoporosis in a Pill
October 28, 2010, 9:18 am
Filed under: Medications | Tags: , , , , ,

In the twisted logic of our dominant medical system it makes since to treat osteoporosis with a drug that interferes with normal bone development rather than providing bone-supporting nutrients.

Osteoporosis drugs such as Fosamax, Actonel, and Boniva have been found to actually increase bone fractures, as well as cause loss of jaw bone calcium, irregular heartbeats, incapacitating musculoskeletal pain, and esophageal cancer.

A New York Times analysis of askapateint.com found that patients are widely dissatisfied with these drugs. If only their doctors knew as much.

Yes, these bone-damaging drugs are still commonly prescribed – instead of calcium, magnesium, vitamins D and K, omega-3 oils, and weight-bearing exercise.

Who is your doctor listening to?

The drug companies or basic bone physiology?

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