Perhaps one of the biggest concerns facing women today is the threat of osteoporosis. With a majority of the baby boom generation already at their menopausal years, many are swallowing calcium supplements like theres no tomorrow in the hopes of reducing their chances of getting broken bones and/or hip fractures. A recent study revealed that while calcium supplementation with vitamin Ddid improve bone density scores, they failed to reduce the incidence of fractures, (New England Journal of Medicine 354: 669-83, 2006). So what are women to do?
The problem as many have pointed out, yet orthodox medicine has chosen to ignore, is that osteoporosis does not occur because women dont get enough calcium but rather because they cant hang on