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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Are You or Someone You Know on Osteoporosis Drugs?

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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Drug side effects

I have a family member and many dear women friends who are on doctor prescribed osteoporosis drugs to help them prevent or slow down osteopenia or osteoporosis.

Several of them have suffered terrible side effects of these drugs, including osteonecrosis of the jaw (decay of the jaw bone) and/or the loss of several teeth requiring extensive dental attention.

Others have difficulty in swallowing, and so mealtime is no longer a pleasure but rather has become an ordeal. Interest in food has waned.

A neighbor woman of mine experienced an “atypical femoral fracture.” This means that her femur bone, one of the strongest in the body, was made hard and brittle by these drugs and broke while she was doing simple, everyday things.

This is disquieting to me, and I worry about those whom I love suffering these conditions. Heck! I worry about myself suffering these conditions!

I realize that everyone’s approach to healthcare is different and that it is a private decision. I also know that there is no one-size-fits-all. There is a reason doctors “practice medicine.”

A hope-filled possibility

However, in my attempt to learn more about this topic, I discovered a website called Save Our Bones.

Vivian Goldschmidt, who has a master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and Biochemistry, founded the Save Institute after she was diagnosed with osteoporosis herself. She was able to reverse her disease within a year with a combination of exercise, diet, and natural supplementation.

She has since received media attention from the New York Times, WebMD, CNN and the Washington Post for her findings.

What’s in it for you?

She offers a free newsletter with practical information on how to strengthen different areas of our bodies. In these newsletters, she gives “weekend challenges” which are short, easy-to-follow exercises that we can implement into our daily routine.

On her site is a free downloadable book, called Stop the Bone Thieves! This will help you understand what contributes to bone loss and what you can do about preventing or reversing it.

Her website has news articles on the osteoporosis drugs being prescribed, and the lawsuits against the manufactures of these drugs. Her advisory panel is comprised of physicians, doctors, and researchers, who contribute their expertise on this topic. You can find out more about her and about her panel, by clicking on their photo.

Pursuing it further

And, if any of this interests you and you want to pursue it further, she has downloadable books for sale on the Save Our Bones Program which explains the program in greater detail. A book of recipes for bone nutrition called Bone Appetit, an exercise book to strengthen our bones called Densercise (she calls it an Epidensity Training System), and a book that will help clear out the osteoporosis drugs and other toxins from your system called OsteoCleanse.   

For myself, I have to tell you that I’m excited about what I have received from the Save Our Bones website. I ordered both the Save Our Bones Program and the Densercise book, and I intend to order her Bone Appetit book as well.

When I receive her newsletter, I’m eager to find out about the latest weekend challenge, several of which I have put into my exercise routine. I read about which ordinary foods can help me supplement my bone health and why. And overall, I feel that I am far more educated about this issue and it brings me confidence and hope.

Goldilocks?

And I want to mention one other thing. I know some of you are exercise warriors and some of you dislike exercise in any form. I am a Goldilocks exerciser; Not too much, not too little. I want to move forward, but I’m not interested in winning any Ninja Warrior trophies.

Vivian is not a slave driver or a purist. She says it’s better to do something than nothing and would rather see us get started than to have never taken the step to improve our bone health.

I hope that at least for some of you, what I have presented here as an option to osteoporosis drugs has piqued your interest. For me, I’d rather move towards my future with optimism and possibility. I’d rather be self-reliant and involved in my care, actively taking steps for improvement.

And for any of you who are suffering side effects of osteoporosis drugs, perhaps the Save Our Bones website can be a viable opportunity.

 

 

About the Authors

 
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on Amazon.com.

Billy and Akaisha continue to journal and photograph their world travels.

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