Back in 2008, I had a bone density test with not very good results. At the time, my doctor wanted to put me on medication, but I told him I would try to do it naturally....so I started on a regimen of calcium and vitamin D. My naturopath recommended three tablets of 1000 mgs of calcium and three tablets of 1000 i.u. of vitamin D (I live in Northern Ontario, Canada and we never see the sun in the winter). I also joined a gym and have been going to the gym religiously since 2008, working on strength training, etc., I do the step machine, treadmil, etc., and take classes for 50+ women....which includes a lot of balance exercises, and strength training. I work out 5 days a week religiously.
Anyways, I went for another bone density test and saw my doctor today and my bone density is worse than it was in 2008. Needless to say, he doesn't seem too happy that I am still resistant to medication.....I was so discouraged...I also have green smoothies almost everyday with leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, kale, collard greens, swiss chard, which are supposed to be loaded with calcium. Also, the worst part is that my cholesterol level was way higher than it was in 2008 and now, I also have this problem. At this point....I don't know what else I could do to improve things?? I really do not want to take bone building medication. I have heard of horrible side effects. As far as my cholesterol....I will have to include cholesterol lowering foods, etc. Any suggestions....???View Thread
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