Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bisphosphonates: The New Jawbreakers for Adults

Headline: Osteoporosis Drug Prompts Increase in Certain Bone Cells "Use of bisphosphonates has been associated with other problems in the past, including an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (a type of abnormal heart rhythm), unusual fractures of the thigh bone and inflammatory eye disease."

I have been warning Sally Field about this but she must have the cotton balls from the numerous Boniva pill bottles she is peddling stuffed in her ears.

What pharmaceutical drugheads fail to realize is that in nature, everything has a purpose. Just because a drug can stop normal cellular bone breakdown from occurring does not mean that it is a good idea.

Rather that stopping needed cellular breakdown, scientists should study and try to understand why new bone cells are not being created appropriately in osteoporosis sufferers. Since there is no drug that can promote legitimate and healthy bone growth, don't look for such a study to appear anytime soon.

Courtesy of the Robert Scott Bell Show, here's your scientific shortcut: Silica, Magnesium, Potassium, Boron and other critical nutrients deficient in osteoporosis sufferers can never be synthesized to have the positive effect that they have in their naturally occurring, food-grown nutritional state.

Sally Field, step away from the Boniva and pick up some dietary supplements.

Headline: Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs to Jaw Trouble ... the finding "does not mean that women should stop taking the drug if they're on it. It does mean that there may be more frequent side effects than was previously known."

Of course, if Magnesium caused severe jaw disfigurement, Dick Durbin, Henry Waxman and the FDA would call for its immediate withdrawal from the market. I wonder if then we could get any celebrity endorsements for nutrients over drugs?

Fossy Jaw (and I do not mean Bob Fosse's jaw) is a growing problem in women relying upon drugs instead of nutrition to prevent and reverse osteoporosis. Perhaps they could just repackage Fosamax as a chewable by putting it in a hard candy ball with loads of sugar and multiple artificial colors and flavors.

Truth in labeling would make it the Jawbreaker to end all Jawbreakers. Granted, it may be harder to market to Sally Field...

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