Updated – June 6, 2020
Just a quick report on my DEXA scan results from February 2020. Spine bone density has: increased. This is statistically significant. Femoral neck bone density has: increased. This is statistically significant.
Total hip bone density has: increased. This is not statistically significant. Risk of ANY major osteoporotic FRACTURE over 10 years: 18%. Risk of HIP FRACTURE over 10 years: 3.4%.
Spine bone density (g/cm**2): 1.108, T-score: 0.6, Z-score: 2.7
Left femoral neck bone density: 0.635, T-score: -1.9, Z-score: -0.1
Left total hip bone density: 0.688, T-score: -2.1, Z-score: -0.6
Updated – September 12, 2018
After 5 years walking 10K steps a day and using the AlgaeCal supplements my last two DexaScans have shown marked improvement. In fact I went from Osteoporosis to Osteopenia to merely “low bone density”. Compare my last two scan results… 2015: “Risk of ANY major osteoporotic FRACTURE over 10 years: 24%. and Risk of HIP FRACTURE over 10 years: 6.8%” and 2017: “Estimated risk of a major osteoporotic fracture over 10 years: 13% and Risk of HIP FRACTURE over 10 years: 2.8%”.
- Alternative Medicine Magazine, 4/2007, Bones of Contention by James Keough.
- The Big O: Osteoporosis screening – the fast track to dubious drugs 8/2018 by Alan Cassels in Common Ground
And here’s what Joel Fuhrman, MD has to say on Osteoporosis. He offers a simple 10 exercise video you can do anywhere without props to build strong muscles therefore strong bones. And this is a newer hour-long audio with Michael Klaper, MD doing a Q&A on osteoporosis. It’s targeted to a vegan audience but full of useful information.
If you have been diagnosed with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, as I was, and don’t want to take Fosamax, there is a new weight vest that can add to your bone density. By adding weight high on the body your bone gets stronger while you walk, exercise or do chores. There is a lot of great info and research on this site.
Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis & Have Strong Bones for Life Naturally by Lara Pizzorno
“The information is presented in a straightforward and easy-to-read style that will be understandable to lay readers. Consumer(s)…looking for [a] book about the natural ways to prevent osteoporosis would do well to choose this title.” —Library Journal
“Lara Pizzorno emphatically raises the red flag on conventional bone medicine…. Highlighting natural prevention and treatment strategies for different situations, Your Bones offers uncomplicated scientific advice for bone health.” —Spirit of Change Magazine
Related article of interest on Digital Pedometers.