What Is Fosomax - And Is It Really Safe?


What Is Fosomax - And Is It Really Safe?

The other day my aunt called me to ask me what my thoughts were on Fosamax—a prescription medication that her doctor wanted to put her on for osteopenia (low bone mineral density--not low enough to be osteoporosis). Fosamax is a popular drug. I’m sure there are many other women among our newsletter subscribers that are taking this drug or will be encouraged to take it.
Is Fosomax safe?Fosamax is in the same chemical class (phosphonate) that is used in the cleaners used to remove soap scum from your bath tub. This is a metabolic poison that actually kills the osteoclasts. These are the cells that remove your bone so your osteoblasts can actually rebuild your bone.

It is quite clear that if you kill these cells your bone will get denser. What these studies do not show is that four years later the bone actually becomes weaker even though it is more dense. This is because bone is a dynamic structure and requires the removal and REPLACEMENT of new bone to stay strong. Fosamax does NOT build ANY new bone. Plus this drug puts you at risk for:

  • Stomach ulcers, upper digestive problems (signaled by heartburn or chest pain)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Severe muscle, joint, and bone pain
  • Ulceration of the esophagus
  • Rash
  • Abdominal pain

Here are four tips for building strong bones:

1) Make sure you are taking a high potency multivitamin/mineral supplement (our #1 choice is our best selling Whole Foods Multi-Plus)

2) Eat calcium rich dark leafy greens every day, and/or a calcium supplement.

3) Get resistance training such as weight lifting three times a week

4) Take VITAMIN K2 (Sometimes Referred to as “The Forgotten Vitamin”)
Vitamin K is absolutely essential to build strong bones… and helps promote heart and immune health.* This little-known vitamin may be one of the keys to fighting the signs of aging.* Plus, it’s a stronger antioxidant than vitamin E or coenzyme Q10.* You’ll not find this amazing product anywhere else on the Internet!

About the Author:
Dr. Kendra Pearsall, N.M.D. is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor specializing in natural weight loss and food addiction. She created Enlita.com to help millions of people achieve optimal health, natural weight loss and life success with her free weekly e-newsletter (sign up at the top of this page.)