didi, can you post me VERY good links and i'll let my dr review it? one thing i love about her is although she is about the most intelligent dr ive run into, she will say this is not an area i'm knowledgeable on. like she didnt know about the cold brew coffee/acidity to help with stomach issues. she does listen to me when i mention to her studies/facts and respects my knowledge.
i did search this. i was hoping i could get more input but it does seem although GI drs get a lot more nutritional education, its not adequate. and i do know most drs are trained to manage and treat, not prevent or cure!http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19384248
i do take vit D. thats the only supplement shes recommended for me. i have also messed with green juices. i cannot eat large portions of vegetables or much fruit due to gi/bloating issues/pain. but when i research green juices and juicing in general, much of the minerals/nutrition is actually in the fiber/pulp.
fyi she also recommended the fodmaps diet and that helps for others with bloating/gi issues!
i know about weight bearing exercise, etc etc. but in general the treatment of osteoporsis imho does more harm then good, esp. with the medications.
hum.....would a plant based food based 1/2 the intake of a bone mineral complex be warranted til i can work in more greens? its better then the calcium carbonate thats added to foods.
my bones seem ok but i am thin and enjoy sports where injury could happen and the last thing i need is a broken bone!
i might email dr. mcdougall about my specifics but i hate to bother him. esp. since i do not have the same background as most all patients he deals with.
just from my research if the africans can have almost no osteoporsis and yet they eat mostly starch and little vegetables and no dairy, it seems to me that it really isnt about calcium. but about acidity, sunshine, exercise, etc. unless they have different jeans like the papau new guineans that live long, healthy lives and 70% smoke. but their diet is a lowfat plant based healthy diet.