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I've had fracturescmsaid I needvtovwalkwith acane so do so I don't fall.also don't bend over use a thing to help me reach.Just glad II can walk anyone else had these kind of problems.

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Dear ladies, I am not sure what the question is but to give some advice kefir a yogurt drink you get in the grocery stores cuts down on risk of fractures by 81% and plain natural yogurt is a probiotic that has a T factor in it that stimulates the bone marrow and in turn strengthens the bone and I know a man who had a walker and osteoporosis and got out of his walker and over osteoporosis just by eating plain yogurt every day and take probiotics stonehenge or Jamieson brand is good for bones and Organika bone broth is so good for building cartilage and for bones and joint pain and knee osteoarthritis as they say that bone broth is the only thing that will build cartilage. Very good for osteoarthritis and works within 24-48 hours. Calcium and magnesium is about the best thing to put on bone. No more than 1500 mg calcium and half that of magnesium and only 250 mg calcium at any one time. Fosamax is only meant for short term treatment as it weakens the bone over time and causes bone fractures. There are a lot of supplements also that help bone. Actonel puts on weak brittle bone and Didrocal is the worst and my aunt died of osteoporosis taking Didrocal. Steroids are the worst for ruining bone. The very worst thing you can do is to take calcium without magnesium. If you make home made yogurt which tastes so much better it is 50 times better for you can the store bought yogurt. I have spent 50 years researching this and the medical doctors get less than 4 hours training in nutrition. I know some people on prolia who are doing okay but I have never been on a bone building drug and am on three drugs that cause osteoporosis yet have strong bones.

posted 9 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

So sorry to hear about the fractures but sounds like you
are not going to let that stop you! Yes, Dr told me to use a walker so I wouldn't fall and injury my much operated on hip. He said a cane wouldn't keep me from falling but it looks like I'm much older than you so that's probably why he said that. I use the reacher's and they are great; have them in car, backyard, kitchen, bedroom. I have velcro strap tennis shoes cause tying shoes is difficult on some days. I walk in gym pool and don't have to worry about falling. It also takes 90% of body weight off joints when walking in chest deep water. Hang in there and keep moving!

posted 9 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Sue, you are right to be cautious. You cannot afford another fracture. I fractured my femur in 2015 and it was a long, hard road all uphill. Except for words of encouragement, which you have probably heard before, there isn't much other advice to offer I'm afraid. By the way, since I am only 5 ft tall, I have to use a grabber to reach things too!

posted 9 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Many yogurts have A LOT of Sugar in them (which causes inflammation) so try to find a yogurt with "less" than 5 grams of sugar per cup.

posted 9 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Good morning Susan, trust you are feeling much better now and used to the cane. I use mine all the time.
Here's wishing you love, Blessings, and Joy for the Festive season.
Joan xxx

posted 8 months ago
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