Ladies, next time they push you…
Next time they urge you…
Next time they INSIST you toe the line…
Push back – hard – because that drug they’re trying to get you on to protect your bone could do something a whole lot worse than they’ll ever let on.
And they KNOW it, too!
That’s the crazy part, because the latest guidelines come right out and admit to some downright terrifying risks, including one that could KILL you.
Yet that didn’t stop them from recommending the drug.
And it didn’t stop them from urging doctors around the nation to follow orders and push it on patients in some cases!
But I’ve got something a whole lot better.
You won’t find it in the guidelines; after all, there’s no multibillion-dollar drug company working behind the scenes to get it placed there.
But it’s got something else on its side: SCIENCE!
Time to BREAK those guidelines
They make it sound so official… so important… and so reasonable.
Once a patient hears that a treatment is “recommended by the guidelines,” they nod solemnly and accept it as gospel.
Do yourself a favor next time you get fed that line.
Go and read those guidelines for yourself.
There’s usually some dense medical language and jargon – but don’t give up (they’re TRYING to scare you off).
Once you break it down and get into the dirty details, you’ll be shocked by what you find…
Just take a look at the new guidelines for bone drugs for osteoporosis from the Endocrine Society, which were updated to recommend the newer med romosozumab (aka Evenity) for post-menopausal women with a very high risk of a fracture.
This is a drug, by the way, you have to INJECT INTO YOURSELF once a month.
Not exactly fun.
But that’s not the worst of it.
Since it was approved by the FDA last year, it’s had a black-box warning for increasing the risk of:
• Heart attack
• Cardiovascular death
That’s pretty much the unholy trinity of risk factors there. It never should’ve been approved, much less enshrined in the guidelines.
Yet here we are.
Studies find that compared to the older drug alendronate (aka Fosamax), this med increases the risk of major cardiovascular events by 31 percent, cardiovascular death by 42 percent and more than DOUBLES the risks of cardiac ischemia and stroke.
Because of those dangers, the guidelines warn against giving the drug to women with a high risk of heart problems.
But even without heart risk, you’d have to be nuts to take that chance!
There’s a better option. The guidelines even mention it… sort of.
They note that taking calcium and vitamin D are effective ways to protect bone – but they only recommend these nutrients IN ADDITION TO bone drugs, not instead of.
What a cop-out!
The mainstream says these two aren’t good enough on their own.
That’s true, too… for a simple reason: They’re not supposed to work on their own!
Calcium and D are only half the picture; you also need vitamin K2 and magnesium – and unless you get ALL FOUR, you can’t expect much bone benefit at all.
I like a formula called Bone Strength Take Care by a company called New Chapter.
It has all of those key ingredients…and I’ve seen the improvements firsthand in my own patients.