Osteoporosis is a devastating disease that affects more than 200 million people worldwide and one that here at Calton Nutrition we take very seriously. That is because, as you may know, Mira had advanced osteoporosis at the age of 30, and it was our research into what caused that condition and ultimately how to reverse that disease, which started us down the path to developing our patented multivitamin and signature micronutrient therapies.
When Mira was first diagnosed with osteoporosis she, like 190 million other people each year, was given a prescription for the most popular class of drug used for the treatment of osteoporosis called a bisphosphonate. These are drugs like Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, and Reclast. Luckily we choose to forgo drug therapy using bisphosphonates and instead use our natural micronutrient therapy to reverse Mira’s osteoporosis, but for the millions of people around the world who went down the drug therapy path new research by scientists at Imperial Collage in London, now shows that bisphosphonates actually MAKE BONES WEAKER!
Researchers found that the use of bisphosphonates was associated with the development of “micro-cracks” in the bone of the osteoporosis patients being studied. The lead author of the study, Dr. Abel, described the outcome as “startling” as the bones of the subjects taking bisphosphonates had a larger number of these micro-cracks and less mechanical strength than those who weren’t taking the drug. The study results revealed that the bones of bisphosphonate users had 24 percent more microcracks than non-bisphosphanate users with osteoporosis, and had 54 percent more than healthy ageing bone.
Other Serious Side Effects of Bisphosphonates
While this new study brings the dangers of treating osteoporosis with drug therapy to the forefront, the adverse side effects of bisphosphonates are widely known. In fact, the list of side effects was one of the major reasons Mira decided to NOT take the drugs suggested by her medical doctors and instead search out a natural treatment for her osteoporosis. The list includes osteonecrosis of the jaw – a severe bone disease where the jawbone becomes exposed and begins to weaken and die from lack of blood – as well as many other adverse side effects including severe musculoskeletal pain, gastrointestinal problems, cancer of the esophagus, fever, low calcium levels, and a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation. Additionally, and more to our topic of micronutrient sufficiency, bisphosphonates also deplete calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, some of the very vitamins and minerals needed to produce and maintain strong bones.
And to make matters worse once a person starts on bisphosphonates even if they are made aware of these adverse side effects and decide to stop taking these drugs – they can remain in their bones for years afterwards.
The Micronutrient Therapy approach to osteoporosis
Here at Calton Nutrition we believe that the root cause of nearly all of today’s most common health conditions and diseases, including osteoporosis, is a deficiency of your essential micronutrients including vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids and are therefore best addressed using Micronutrient Therapy. Micronutrient Therapy is different from drug therapy in that instead of exposing yourself to a long list of adverse side effects, Micronutrient Therapy uses essential vitamins, minerals, EFA’s and amino acids to fill in deficiency gaps and create a biological environment within your body that is conducive to healing.
In our newest book The Micronutrient Miracle we outline detailed daily protocols for 9 specific health conditions including Fat Loss, Autoimmune-Chronic Inflammation, Digestive Health, Blood Sugar Regulation, Ketogenic, Cardiovascular Health, Hormone Regulation and last, but not least Bone Building. Revealing exactly which foods you should eat for each condition and perhaps equally important, which foods you should avoid. We also cover the specific micronutrients that have been shown by peer-reviewed scientific studies to benefit each condition.
The fact is, in the case of osteoporosis for example, you need a lot more than just calcium and vitamin D to create strong, healthy bones. Our bone building protocol will give you all the information you need concerning diet, lifestyle and supplementation to successfully create a Micronutrient Therapy program that will help to strengthen bone and prevent fractures for years to come.
Osteoporosis is preventable and reversible – Mira has proven that by being completely free of osteoporosis (and even osteopenia) for more than 10 years now! And many other women from around the world have also used our Micronutrient Therapy to improve their DEXA scan numbers. We hope that should you or a loved one discover that your bones are at risk of osteoporosis, and a doctor suggest the use of bisphosphonates, you consider a holistic, micronutrient therapeutic approach before you put your bones at more risk than they may already be in. Use coupon code MiracleVitamin for $10 off your first purchase of nutreince – your bones will thank you!