Keep bones strong, healthy

Keep bones strong, healthy

There are 40 comments on the Iowa City Press-Citizen story from Jul 17, 2006, titled Keep bones strong, healthy. In it, Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that:

If you have not been affected by osteoporosis, you probably know someone who has been.

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Kew, Australia

#24 May 21, 2008
Does anyone know is AlgaeCal can be purchased in Sydney Australia
Mary - Sydney Australia

Camberwell, Australia

#25 May 25, 2008
Anne Stoppard Australia wrote:
I need feed back on people who are taking FosamaxPlus. My Dr wants me to go on this. Anyone taking alggaecal with comments as I am thinking of trying it. Have recently been diagnosed with Osteoporosis of the hip. My dentist tell me if I go on Foramax I will not be able to have any extractions due to Necrosis of the Jaw Thank You
I was on Fosamax for years but for several years but it stopped working. It doesn't build bone just stops about 40% loss. Your dentist is correct but the greatest problem with extractions is when the Fosamax is injected because you receive a much higher dose. I wish I had never taken Fosamax because you can still have problems with extractions even after you stop the medication. I'm interested in feed-back on Algaecal because it sounds good. I'm trying to manage without medication by walking every day and doing weight bearing exercises.
Alice Trahan

Tujunga, CA

#26 Dec 21, 2008
I was lured into using Algaecal about two years ago. My bone density went from osteopenia to severe osteoporosis! I then found out that the calcium compound in Algaecal is calcium carbonate, the same junk found in Tums. I can't believe I fell for this crap. I emailed the Canadian company and realized that they don't have a clue about calcium. Pathetic!


“Osteo Mike”

Since: Mar 09

Christiansburg, VA

#27 Mar 22, 2009
Dear Forum,

I have osteoporosis too, and have taken Fosamax. I became concerned about the long term effects and decided to look for an alternative. There is one! I found a Chinese Herbal Medicine called Xianling Gubao. It is hard to find here in the states, as it is under approval by our FDA at this time. It is offered in OTC form in China, however, and I have a supplier there.
Unlike many Chinese Traditional Medicines, this one is manufactured by a highly respected firm who does clinical trials to verify the efficacy of their medicines. Xianling Gubao in its trials shows efficacy equal to the biophosphonates! It has no side effects, either!
I have decided to try and market it, and have a website. If you are interested, I have links to the clinical trial information. The price is reasonable, considering shipping from China.
Feel free to contact me for any information!
[email protected]
[email protected]


Allendale, NJ

#28 Apr 4, 2010
The Algaecal discussions are posted by people who work for that company. That is how the market/exploit people. Scum


#29 Apr 29, 2010
If you’re looking for a supplement to assist in bone health, consider VitaNat Natural Natto Vitamin K2. This takes natto, the Japanese superfood known for being nature’s richest source of Vitamin K, and puts it into capsules. No extracts, no vitamin supplements, just Natto blended to a standard strength of Vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 is recognised for its role in maintaining good bone health, for more information look up .

Brooklyn, NY

#30 May 24, 2010
This forum is a real informercial
Unbelievable the number of links to the magic cure!

I would suggest not trying any of the products listed above.


#31 Jun 21, 2010
Its all about vitamin d, thats what we need


#32 Jun 21, 2010
Its all about vitamin d, thats what we need

Rawdon, Canada

#33 Jul 26, 2010
Franci wrote:
Very true, I just started using another product AlgaeCal ( ) a while ago and had very good results on my last dexa scan!
I do not know what to do, I tried Evista prescribed by my doctor. He says I lost 22.2% of my bone in 6 years. Evista made me very sick, a side effect that is not even warned about. I want to use natural medicine, but I am suspicious of all these websites - maybe these are snake doctor medicines. Can you or someone please tell me an honest natural medication

Rawdon, Canada

#34 Jul 26, 2010
Bob Colson wrote:
Our M.D. tells us that calcium alone will not replace the bone loss in osteoporosis cases.
What he didn't tell us was that Dolommite is a natural, perfect blend of calcium and magnesuim, which, when taken in daily supplements of
at least 1200 MB or more, in combination with the mineral Strontium salts,(600-700 Mg daily, on an empty stomach), may increase bone mass in the vertebrae of people with osteoporosis. There is research that Strontium has been shown to promote strong ostoporosis-resistant bones. A member of my family is taking the above daily.
Reference: Preventing & Reversing Osteoporosis-Gaby,AR-Published 1994
Hi Steve , where can I get these ? Is Dolomite the mineral ? I tried Evista - got really sick.

Costa Mesa, CA

#36 Nov 4, 2011
Keeping bones healthy is what many Fosamax users are concerned with. These people are also the ones who are plaintiffs in Fosamax Femur Lawsuits.

Chicago, IL

#39 Nov 24, 2011
A study from Cecelia Tiemann says that there are three ways that may prevent a person from developing osteoporosis. Such as first, is to eat balanced meals including fats, carbohydrates and proteins along with calcium and vitamin D supplementation. Secondly, exercise has been shown to stop and even reverse osteoporosis. The recommended exercise program should include strength, weight bearing and flexibility training and lastly is sunlight in safe doses has also been shown to benefit bone health from the synthesis of vitamin D in the skin. If these are religiously followed there may be lesser of of numbers of people getting hip implant surgeries which leads disgruntled patients in filing a .

Chicago, IL

#40 Dec 15, 2011
By keeping your bones healthy you can avoid injury and the need to take such medications like Fosamax. This can also help you avoid taking such actions like a Fosamax lawsuit because you have been injured due to a side effect of the drug.

Olejnica, Poland

#41 Dec 17, 2011
I think you can (quite easily?) replenish vitamins by simply eating the things that bones needs.
For example a salmon contains over 400 units of Vitamin D per 100g. See: Generally fish contain large amount of Vit D.

New York, NY

#42 Jan 6, 2012
Truly, one should keep bones healthy. Be careful on the medications you take because these may just worsen your condition like the defective medical products. For instance, the DePuy hip replacement devices that are supposed to alleviate hip pain, but due to defectiveness, they cause patients to suffer more. This problem provoked patients to file DePuy ASR lawsuit to its manufacturer. See .

Clarks Summit, PA

#43 Feb 23, 2012
Before trying out any of these advised substances, contact your doctor so that you can avoid future complications.
Francis Rey P

Hillsboro, OR

#44 Aug 16, 2012
I would avoid taking medications too much as you might decide later on that taking them for their benefits might not outweigh the risks and side-effects. Always research and confirm first before buying into anything.

New York, NY

#45 Aug 24, 2012
Sustaining and maintaining strong and healthy bones early on is indeed an advantage especially in later life. However, there are some risk biological factors that may be out of our control. Apart from natural therapies, many ageing men and women have come to rely on osteoporosis drugs in fighting rapid bone loss and risk of debilitating fractures. However, bisphosphonates such as Fosamax have been reported to cause adverse events that may have instigated a number of legal claims from many users. may have relevant information pertaining to Fosamax and its side effects, as well as legal actions taken by some users.
Jason Anthony

San Jose, CA

#46 Jan 4, 2013
Vitamins and supplements have been consistently recommended by health care providers to relieve any health complaints like osteoporosis and hip pains. Regarding hip replacement surgeries, one should know that certain devices have been recalled by their manufacturers due to complaints from its clients. See

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