Dr. Joel Fuhrman explains that if you are considering taking a drug like Boniva, you need to understand that a proper diet rich in green vegetables combined with proper Vitamin D supplementation is a much more effective and less dangerous path to greater bone health:
Common Side Effects of Boniva
Boniva has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Boniva included:
* Back pain -- in up to 13.5 percent of people
* Indigestion or heartburn -- up to 11.9 percent
* Bronchitis -- up to 10 percent
* Arm or leg pain -- up to 7.8 percent
* Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 7.8 percent
* Diarrhea -- up to 6.8 percent
* Headache -- up to 6.5 percent.
Other common Boniva side effects (occurring in 2 to 6 percent of people) included:
* High cholesterol
* Muscle pain
* A spinning sensation (vertigo)
* Sore throat
* Bladder infection (urinary tract infection or UTI)
"A woman is 10 times more likely to have an osteoporosis-related fracture than being diagnosed with breast cancer or 5 times more likely than having a heart attack."
This video explains why the conventional wisdom about Osteoporosis prevention is incorrect. If you have been told to look at drugs or increase your dairy intake, you need to understand that there is a lot more to this issue.
We also have a short audio clip from a much longer PEERtrainer interview with Dr. Joel Fuhrman responding to the following question in our interview with him:
"If I don't eat dairy how am I going to get my calcium requirement? My family has a history of Osteoporosis."
Here is Dr. Fuhrman's answer to this question- it is interesting because his answer is more complex than what we commonly hear:
He mentions a new DVD on Osteoporosis in this clip, and we thought the following statistic would be of interest to our readers:
-A woman is 10 times more likely to have an osteoporosis-related fracture than being diagnosed with breast cancer or 5 times more likely than having a heart attack.
We know this is a matter of concern to many of our readers. The DVD Osteoporosis Protection for Life— was just brought to market by Dr. Fuhrman.
This is how he describes his approach:
"Osteoporosis can be combated most effectively through proper nutrition and exercise -- without medication. Osteoporosis Protection for Life is a butt-kicking, bone-building workout and nutritional educational program designed to effectively build muscle strength and bone mass. The DVD combines detailed dietary advice, supplements and special exercises that offer a significant improvement over drug-treatment for osteopenia and osteoporosis. Best of all-- it takes only a few minutes a day or fifteen minutes twice a week."
We will be sending out a link to more of the interview with Dr. Fuhrman, and please feel free to ask any questions. We also feature many of his ideas in our coaching programs, and have a very good communication channel with him and other experts in the areas of diet, fitness and health. We recently featured a leading Yoga expert in a new installment of our Point Of No Return coaching program and are continually looking to identify and engage leading voices.
We also help you put the ideas you like into practice- whether you are into calorie counting, Weight Watchers, Fat Smash Diet, Beck Diet Solution- we help you identify the things that will make you successful in your efforts.