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Thanks so much for your reply. Just wishful thinking. I'd so much rather the combination supplements worked. I'm taking Strontium Citrate in the AM, and calc/mag
at noon and dinner, which I find something of a nuisance. I had to go off Fosamax several years ago, because I developed esophageal ulcers; from then on I knew I had to do this nutritionally, adding K-2, Boron, and of course Vitamin D3.

My last DEXA was good--I had actually improved, but I'm due for another in January,
and I've only recently started on the strontium.
Thanks--My routine now, which works pretty well, is strontium in the morning before
breakfast, calcium/mag at lunch and dinner. The strontium ranelate that is used
in Europe and on which much of the research was done is the form that seems to have
the bad effects. I don't think you can even get it in the US. Not that many doctors
have heard about strontium anyway. I'm having a DEXA in January,and then I'll be
able to tell if my routine is working. Four years ago I had to stop Fosamax (just as well,
with what I'm hearing now) because of esophageal erosion. I decided then that I had
to do it all nutritionally. So my routine of calc/mag, boron, K-2 and of course D3
seemed to be working, because my last DEXA showed improvement over the last one.

Now I plan to immerse myself in the literature which relates to acid-alkaline balance.
There is a LOT of disagreement here. Some say it's a scam, others say it has a definite
relationship to bone loss. I'd like to get to the bottom of it.
Rose in NJ
[QUOTE=RVERSAGGI;5052954]Thanks--My routine now, which works pretty well, is strontium in the morning before
breakfast, calcium/mag at lunch and dinner. The strontium ranelate that is used
in Europe and on which much of the research was done is the form that seems to have
the bad effects. I don't think you can even get it in the US. Not that many doctors
have heard about strontium anyway. I'm having a DEXA in January,and then I'll be
able to tell if my routine is working. Four years ago I had to stop Fosamax (just as well,
with what I'm hearing now) because of esophageal erosion. I decided then that I had
to do it all nutritionally. So my routine of calc/mag, boron, K-2 and of course D3
seemed to be working, because my last DEXA showed improvement over the last one.

Now I plan to immerse myself in the literature which relates to acid-alkaline balance.
There is a LOT of disagreement here. Some say it's a scam, others say it has a definite
relationship to bone loss. I'd like to get to the bottom of it.
Rose in NJ[/QUOTE]
Yes the ST ranelate is from Europe. I still think watching your intake of ST is a good idea and not overdoing it in light of the results from the European studies which show potential thrombosis. yikes!

I think your regimen is good and glad you have had improved DEXA.

As for acid - alkaline balance I can't imagine why anyone would defy the benefits of alkalizing your blood. I am a big proponent of this. What have you heard that is bad about an alkaline ph? Acid pH will encourage disease to flourish in your body. An anti-inflammatory diet is also key to good health. I eat lots of turmeric and ginger with my food and my C-reactive protein levels are nearly 0 ( actually .1 at my last blood test) I also try to take in a good supply of EPA and DHA with Omegas 3s ( just started taking salmon oil instead of cod liver oil because the former has even less cholesterol) I also eat lots of sardines from Portugal ( no salt)which are high in Omegas 3s and calcium! This has to be one of the best foods on earth! Check out organic red beet crystals. This is fantastic for circulation. If you want to learn more about acid alkaline balance go to[U] Mother Earth Labs[/U] and read about the depletion of fulvic and humic acid in our soil and how our foods are grown in nutrient deprived soil regardless of organic quality! Their fulvic is on my list of things to order. I have yet to try this but plan to very soon. Eat lots of broccoli too, another superb food! I am taking less calcium supplements and relying more on food sources. Many doctors acknowledge the previous RDA of Ca was too high for post menopausal women.





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