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[QUOTE=RVERSAGGI;5047091]Phyllis, I do appreciate your knowledge. I have always accepted at face value something I've read in more than one place, that we can't absorb more than 500 mg of calcium at one time; hence my dividing it into two doses. But if you are getting good DEXA's with a single calcium/mag dose, maybe I can try that. Thanks for your input.

I agree best to take calcium in divide does and don't over do it as it can create calcifications in your blood which can stick to the blood vessel walls! Calcium is best taken with food and also with Magnesium in a 2 to 1 ration ( calcium to mag) Mag is very hard to get absorbed though and I have read that Magnesium oil is the best to use. It is applied on the skin but warning it stings a little. ( Ancient minerals or the one by Swanson are good brands. Mag is very often deficient in lood and really good doe you. Good idea to get mineral levels in blood tested.
On another note, the Strontium should be taken on an empty stomach and definitely not to be taken in combination with calcium. It is a pain I agree. I have also read that they are doing studies on developing Strontium as a prescription drug in very high levels. Teh high levels of Strontium have been associated with clot formation! Yikes!! This scares me too! I imagine taking strontium in low doses is okay. Try to google the research on ST made by pharm companies and see what you come up with. Don't want to be a Debbie Downer but it behooves us to be wary of all possible side effects when it comes to supplements and rugs. I think the old adage" everything in moderation" is really good advice!
[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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