My Mother(she's 72), has been diagnosed with Osteoporosis, and has arthritis in her spine & hips. The specialist today said it looks like there are holes(?), in her pelvis and is sending her for more x-rays to get a better look. Is there a way nutritionally to rebuild the bones? I've read about vitamin K in relation to bone health, but Mom is on blood thinners due to two embolisms she suffered in dec. and feb., and has to watch that she doesn't eat too many foods high in vitamin K. Any advice? She has been on a vegan diet in the past and felt good on it, but my Father is VERY unco-operative!
Sorry to hear about your mom.
Unfortunately the situation is very complicated due to the confounding issues, and not one that could be dealt with in this medium on a message board.
I would recommend that you help find a supportive MD and/or RD who you can work directly with, and with your mom and dad, to help work through all the health issues and social issues that are involved.
Also, you may want to read a book called Strong Women, Strong Bones by Dr. Miriam Nelson. While I do not agree with the dietary advice 100% in the book, the book is at least is encouraging as it lets you know of the possibilities. It outlines the program that was successfully used to help build and strengthen bone in older women.
Jeff Novick, MS, RD