"International Journal of Herbal Medicine"

Volume 1, Issue 6


Arresting bone loss in a post-menopausal osteoporotic woman without the use of bisphosphonates: a case report


Author(s): Laura Kelly

Abstract: There are many dietary recommendations to assist with the treatment of osteoporosis, and some appear to be helpful. However, as of this date no single dietary recommendation has emerged as a replacement for bisphosphonates.  This study is a single case study that explored the effects of dietary treatment of a 71 year-old woman with advanced osteoporosis, a fifteen-plus year history of consistent and progressive bone mineral density (BMD) decline and loss of one inch in height. Over the fifteen-year course of illness the patient has consistently refused bisphosphonates. She came to the professional clinical practice of the researcher asking about possibilities for herbal or nutritional intervention and was accepted as a patient. This report describes the dietary intervention and the results.  After fifteen months of herbal, mineral and dietary treatment the bone density scan test (DXA) showed zero bone loss.


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