Good and thoughtful article. Though I am not lactose intolerant, there are many who are, and the suggestions here would not do for them. I would hope there will be more out on what to do when you can't ingest dairy!
My Mom was diagnosed with Osteoporosis in 1998. That year, I got my first bone density, and was floored to be diagnosed with Osteopenia. I was surprised being very heavy, and thought that would help my bones. NOT!
I did not want to take any of the "bone" medicines, and chose to take Calcium instead.
In 11 years I STILL have osteopenia... I have added to my regimen in that time. I added magnesium for one. Then 4 years ago I started on Osteovalin, a healthy bone nutrient that I take daily. I am sure that is a big factor in my maintaining without going into osteoporosis. Then 2 years ago, I added 1,000 mg. of Vitamin D every day....and now am up to 3,000 mg.
My Father had osteoporosis too, so I work at this. The only thing I need to get serious about is strength training.
Thanks again for this article.
- 9/21/2009 4:21:32 PM