GREENS GREEN GREENS. then MORE GREENS and GREENS w/fat cause it needs fat to get into cells, ie salad with ex. virgin olive oil.
While the milks are okay for a change, what I've learned is that you need a more alkaline body to prevent osteoporosis. Alkaline - fresh fruits and veggies. Acid foods - meat, dairy, grains. What I'm TRYING (not always successful) to do is eat at least double alkaline to acid foods every meal. I learned this from Dr. Dowd in The Vitamin D Cure. bit.ly/c9dFmg
; here's his site: www.thevitamindcure.com/
I had a dexa scan after my dx in '06, and will be interested to see how I'm doing. I was dx "osteopenic."
If you supplement, go with a calcium 'citrate' not 'oxolate' because it's better absorbed.
Harry - I've never heard of that test, so thank you for mentioning it. I've only had regular blood tests for calcium (the one which is tightly regulated by pituitary and vit D or whatever).
EDIT: I got the results of my bone density scan and wanted to followup on this thread. I am officially not osteopenic anymore. I did most of what I said at the beginning of the post, I did eat plain yogurt, and I walked almost daily for most of four years (last year, not so much & my first yr gf I had a personal trainer for 6 mos but they pushed me too hard for what my body was ready to do, so I quit). I did not supplement with calcium at all. I just took my magnesium and vitamin d, ate my greens w/some fats yada, and let my body do the rest. I share for anyone who bothers to read this. My spine improved 8.7%. My arm and hip stayed the same. fwiw.
Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 5/11/2010 (19:18)
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