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Remedies Sought for 69 Year Old with Osteoporosis

Posted by B. on 08/06/2008

Thank you for taking my question, I am 69 year of age and have full blown osteoporosis. My doctor is complainign because I will not take the perscription medicine. My posture is changing and I am aching. Please tell me what to take and what to do to reverse this condition. Information very much appreciated.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Most aching will be relieved with magnesium supplements.

As to the changes in posture based on my own experience is muscles pulling on the spinal column which resulted in muscle aches and pains in the back region. The magnesium supplements will relax the pulling effect of muscles and usually correct the posture.

As to the bone density, a common overlooked issue is the blood sugar. High blood sugar lowers the bone density because sugar is very soluble in calcium and leeches calcium from the bones.

If blood sugar is held at 80, instead of the standard 100, the bones density will improve. The third issue is way back in the early 1960s, I remember a lot of doctors had great successes with vitamin D2 supplementation taking between 20,000 to 100,000 i.u. a day for two or three months. Then suddenly this policy was changed in the late 1970s or 1980s where the dose of vitamin D supplements was reduced to a mere 1000 i.u.

One reason why old people have bone problem is usually simple, a person who is 60 years of age produces vitamin D of only 1/8 or 1/10 the vitamin D level of a 6 year old. A normal person can easily produce 10,000 i.u. of vitamin D out in the sun for a reasonable period of time also. What is interesting about older people is the skin is no longer a perfect factory for vitamin D and is producing much less of that amount even in the sun. Hence vitamin D is needed. The preferred vitamin D is D3, 20,000 to 100,000 i.u. a day for about 2-3 months.

Improvement in postures are possible mostly from muscular pain can be observed within 2 or 3 weeks after taking magnesium citrate, or magnesium gluconate for example, at 500 mg a day. However vitamin D is still needed for any improvement in density.

Bone actually is actually made up of phosphate, silica, calcium and magnesium. Much of the problems is that the present medical practices is avoiding the magnesium and silica. While calcium is taken excessively that it causes calcification of the tissue, causing muscular pain and muscular pull worsening the posture issues. Most of the problem will be resolved with magnesium and vitamin D3 supplements. But silicon supplements is just as important but not available. The preferred form of silicon supplements that is used in the market today is sodium metasilicate, or a neutral pH silicic acid, or a weak solution sodium silicate. The preferred dose of silicon such as silicic acid can be anywhere from 5-100 mg of silicic acid, where average dose I found to be acceptable is closer to 10-50 mg. This will cause thickening of hair, skin, and bone density in a matter of a month or two.

One interesting take on Astronauts who stays in space station is the enormous bone loss caused by lack of pressure applied to the one bones in absence of earth's gravity and their bone loss is as extreme as a 60 year old people or more. The other reason why bone loss and bone density is reduced is lack of walking, exercise, and standing. This is obvious because older people do less activity because of low energy levels, but it also happens to children who leads a sedentary lifestyle. The bones heals or increase bone density whenever there is pressure applied to the bones has a lot to do with piezoelectric effect of the bones that are created whenever the bones has pressure such as gravity and increases in bone strength. This is the same reason why stubborn people who have bones that do not heal, go against the advice of the doctor by walking and often resulted in dramatic bone healing whenever they attempt to walk despite the pain after a car accident, which surprises doctor more often than their patients.

I remember a very old lottery ticket lady who was in her 80s rich enough to retire was trying to sell me lottery ticket and I asked why she walked all day to sell the lottery tickets. She told me if she didn't walk all day, bones and joints will be all over her body and she will get sicker and sicker, but if she continues to walk all day, she will be fine. Initially it is painful for the first couple of days, but the pain simply went completely away when she continues to walk all day for a couple of months. it is interesting that most retired people won't walk all day like this woman frequently have bone problem, in fact it is an age old remedy that if a person has a bone problem, whether they be astronauts after long stays in a space shuttle of weightlessness, or a retired lady, both had solve the problem by exercise. Not an extreme one, but simply walking all day or a small jog is what they do to reverse the bone density.

While osteoporosis and bone density problem is a complicated one, lowering blood sugar to 80, not to 100, doing exercise, taking magnesium, taking silicon supplements and taking vitamin D3 is the major remedy to the bone issue. However for the bones to clearly improve, I believe longer term magnesium supplements are needed, such as at 3-6 months to notice improvement, and maintenance dose is still needed. Mangesium is a component of the bones. There are other remedies that helped bone problem, such as eating daily tofu (fermented soy), avoiding all sugar, avoiding aspartame, taking borax remedies (most bone issue are a mycobacterium which eats up the bones) as well as alkalization using baking soda remedy (alkalizing reduces the leeching of the calcium of the bones if the blood is alkaline). So I would at least concentrate on the basic first. If that doesn't work, I may consider borax remedy. Alkalization remedy forms the basic foundation of many of my remedies including bone issues, where 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water at least twice a day helps. However apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 glass of water twice a day is better at least it gives more energy to the person who does take it. However, there will be some instances where some people don't like the apple cider vinegar and will opt for just baking soda.

If anyone heard of the electronic weight scales that monitor bone density, this is one way where people will discover that a majority of people, about 80% of everyone actually has below average bone density.

This is the result of sugar, in which sugar increases leeching effect of the calcium as well as calcium is many times more soluble in a sugar solution. Hence while the official blood sugar stands at 100, I have found in many cases of bone problems, a bone will usually improve if blood sugar is about 80. Hence to lower blood sugar chromium supplements, where my preferred does is closer to 1000 mcg is taken, usually in the form of either chromium chloride or chromium polynicotinate. I prefer chromium chloride, because of the price but because of less bioavailability such as 5%, for example, I therefore may take more than those that are bioavailability by twice more or three times more for example, than the usual dose such as 3000 mcg, which is merely 3 mg.

In event that walking is not possible due to restricted space, for example a whole body vibration machine might be possible to further stimulate increases in bone density. That's why a cat has such good bones and hardly break their bones after falling from high places. This cat purr has a frequency between 25, 50 Hz, in increment of 25 Hz, where these are the frequency which stimulate bone healing too. Sometimes there is a sound generator of cat's purr, but these sound, seems to help muscle pain for me more. Using of energy healing and other well publicized quantum touch is known to correct postures or bones displacement within a couple of treatment, it uses the old energy healing, where hands is laid on the area that causes the muscles or bones to align properly are some of the other issues they used to solve posture problems.