Osteoporosis Treatment Santa Fe NM

Ask your natural health practitioner more about strontium. If you do take it, make sure you separate your intake of calcium and calcium-containing foods from the strontium by a few hours; the two minerals may compete for absorption.

Lyle B Amer
(505) 983-9460
2212 Brothers Rd
Santa Fe, NM
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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(505) 983-9460
2212 Brothers Road
Santa Fe, NM
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
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Rheumatologist
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Dr.Murray Sokoloff
(505) 986-0044
2019 Galisteo St # A3
Santa Fe, NM
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Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ
Year of Graduation: 1963
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Wilmer L Sibbitt Jr, MD
(505) 272-4761
2211 Lomas Blvd Ne,
Albuquerque, NM
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1977

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Art Ray Snyder
(505) 532-5934
1255 Hillrise Cir
Las Cruces, NM
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Rheumatology

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Murray C Sokoloff, MD
2019 Galisteo St
Santa Fe, NM
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1963

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Murray C Sokoloff
(505) 986-0044
2019 Galisteo St
Santa Fe, NM
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Pooja Banerjee, MD
1992 Lone Tree Ln
Las Cruces, NM
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
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Medical School: Minsk Med Inst, Minsk, Belarus
Graduation Year: 1992

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James B Farrell, MD
(505) 262-3223
3408 La Sala del Este NE
Albuquerque, NM
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
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Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1963

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Madhu Arora, MD
(517) 780-7224
4808 McMahon Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
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Medical School: Topiwala Nat'L Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Heal Thyself-RX—Osteoporosis Strontium for Fragile Bones

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By Victoria L. Freeman, PhD

If you’re one of the 44 million Americans with porous bones, you may already know osteoporosis as a silent disease occasionally punctuated by muscle or bone pain or inexplicable fractures. What you may not realize is how bones become brittle in the first place. Your body breaks down and rebuilds bone through an intricate dance between osteoclasts (bone breaker cells) and osteoblasts (bone makers) to ensure that your body has enough calcium to function properly.

If you take in enough calcium, your bones will store the excess and make new bone out of it. If you don’t, the kidneys will hold on to their reserves, and the osteoclasts will break down (resorb) the bone and release the calcium into the bloodstream.

Up until your 30s, your body builds more bone than it breaks down; after that, you lose more bone than your body can make. If you’ve taken good care of yourself all along—through diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices—you’ll have a storehouse of strong healthy bones so your body can handle periodic calcium withdrawals. If you haven’t, your risk for osteoporosis later in life skyrockets.

Medical osteoporosis treatments include bisphosphonates (Fosamax and Actonel) or selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMS like Evista), which can slow down resorption. Unfortunately, these drugs don’t create new bone, explains natural medicine physician Jonathan Wright, MD, coauthor of Natural Medicine, Optimal Wellness: The Patient’s Guide to Health and Wellness (Vital Health Publishing, 2006). The recently publicized link between bisphosphonate drugs and jaw osteonecrosis (bone death), as well as the possibility of severe esophagus damage when these medications aren’t completely swallowed, make matters worse.

Given such concerns, restoring balance between breaking down old and creating new bone seems a far better solution. Enter the mineral strontium, naturally occurring in seafood, whole grains, and legumes, albeit in amounts much smaller than recommended therapeutic doses. Since 2002 Wright’s patients have taken a cocktail of strontium citrate (yielding 450 to 680 mg per day of elemental strontium), at least twice that amount of elemental calcium, 2,000 IU vitamin D, 350 mg magnesium, 5 to 10 mg vitamin K2, 10 mg manganese, and 2 mg boron. The results? “A 3 percent increase in bone density in one year is the least improvement,” says Wright, and “the greatest is a 15 percent increase in bone density and a 9 percent jump in hip bone density over two years.”

Ask your natural health practitioner more about strontium. If you do take it, make sure you separate your intake of calcium and calcium-containing foods from the strontium by a few hours; the two minerals may compete for absorption.

Author: Victoria L. Freeman

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