Results of Bone Mineral Density Survey
I heard from six people, all vegan, who have improved their bone mineral density (BMD). Three of them used strontium and I will have more to say about strontium tomorrow ̶ assuming no other nutrition or other crisis!
It should be strongly noted, this is only anecdotal evidence and I am not recommending anyone do anything based on these results without first talking to their doctor.
Here are the results:
A 72-year old woman whose BMD has gone up since age 50 on a regimen of:
a) Increasing calcium to recommended levels
b) Doing an hour of weight bearing exercise most days (about 6 days a week)
c) Vitamin D
A woman who improved her osteopenia on a regimen of:
a) Weight bearing exercise
e) Vitamin K2
f) Vitamin D3
g) Increased a variety of foods, you can read more by clicking here
A woman who improved her osteoporosis to osteopenia since 2005 with less than a year of drugs and then:
b) Weight lifting
A woman whose bone mineral density improved after almost a year of:
a) Strontium citrate
A 41-year old man diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency and osteopenia improved bone mineral density after a year of:
a) Vitamin D
A woman who improved her BMD while taking Fosamex and whose BMD “plummeted” when she went off it.
A note on strontium and BMD scans from WebMd: “[I]t’s important to note that while strontium may increase bone density, improvements seen on bone density testing may appear more impressive than they really are… you should let the radiologist know before you have the bone mineral density test.”