Natural Alternatives to Fosamax® for Osteoporosis

Chinese medicine offers a safe, effective, natural substitute for Fosamax® in the treatment of osteoporosis

If you have osteoporosis and have been taking a bisphosphonate drug such as Fosamax® or Boniva® for an extended period of time, your doctor has likely suggested you take a medication holiday – for at least three years.

Do you know what do you do to prevent further bone loss and possible fractures in the meantime?

Chinese medicine has an effective and time-tested herbal answer. During this hiatus period, you can safely increase the vitality and strength of your bones by drinking Chinese Soup Broth To Make Healthy Bone™ every day.

Finding a safe and reliable strategy for preventing and correcting osteoporosis has become a critical health issue for all of us over the age of fifty. Research studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine have recently exposed a link between long-term use of Fosamax and unusual transverse fractures of the thigh bone, indicating that prolonged therapy with these drugs tends to weaken bone integrity rather than strengthening it. (1)

In April of this year, Dr. Pauline Camacho, from Loyola University Medical Center told Reuters Health that the current AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists ) guidelines recommend patients take a 3-year hiatus from bisphosphonate therapy after 4 or 5 years of treatment. (2)

Here in the West, there is no pharmaceutical alternative to bisphosphonate therapy other than the usual recommendations for mineral supplements such as Calcium citrate, Vit. D-3, Magnesium, Potassium, Boron, Vit K-2 and Strontium ranelate. Traditional Chinese medicine, however, has been helping people successfully deal with all aspects of aging for a few thousand years!

As an acupuncture physician with 11+ years of experience here in Sarasota, Florida, I offer safe and reliable methods to increase bone strength and vitality through diet, exercise and the above-mentioned Chinese Soup Broth To Make Healthy Bone™.

The herbal ingredients for the broth are supplied in convenient kitchen-ready packets accompanied by very simple cooking directions. You prepare it yourself. Each batch lasts 16 days and can be stored in your refrigerator or freezer until you need it. There are no side effects, and best of all, you can rely on this broth to maintain your bone health all through your golden years!

To read more about it, visit this page.

Please Note: I have transferred the exclusive rights to prescribe and sell this recipe to my alma mater: East West College of Natural Medicine. For more information or to purchase the fresh soup packs, please contact Cary Cotner (clinic manager) at East West College of Natural Medicine, 3808 N. Tamiami Trail,  Sarasota, FL 34234 Phone: 941 355 9082

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Melinda Leeson, DOM. at Nature’s Own Wellness

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(1)  Osteoporosis Drug Linked to Small Fracture Risk Over Long Term, by Daniel J. DeNoon from WebMD Health News

(2) A 3-Year Holiday From Bisphosphonates Appears Safe by Fran Lowry from Reuters Health

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About Melinda Leeson

Melinda is a Florida-licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine with extensive training and practice in acupuncture, herbology, oriental food therapy, and classical homeopathy.

One Response to “Natural Alternatives to Fosamax® for Osteoporosis”

  1. Deborah June 13, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    I love this soup. It is a great alternative!