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Vitamin D Interactions
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

While it seems OK to mix all of those products, it would be best to check with a pharmacist who can run them through a computer program to check that out.




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Most pharmacies would be happy to check that even if you just made a phone call.


But I wanted to comment on some other parts of your question. Fosamax is a drug that is supposed to increase bone mass for people with osteoporosis.


What they don't tell you about Fosamax is that it does this by killing off certain bone cells called osteoclasts. Osteoclasts reabsorb older bone cells so that osteoBLASTS can make new bone.


So, the THEORY is that if you stop reabsorbing the old bones, then new bone is continually made and made FASTER than the old bone cells get killed.


But unfortunately, this theory doesn't work so well. What ends up happening is that old tired bone cells hang around for a lot longer than they should, making the bones more BRITTLE. While they might look DENSE on a bone scan, they are actually WEAK even though they are more dense!



This causes all sorts of unfortunate problems like a conditions called 'Osteonecrosis of the Jaw'. This condition that is caused almost exclusively by the class of drugs called 'Bisphosphenates' that includes Fosamax and is often called 'Bis-fossy Jaw' for that reason!!

Bis-fossy Jaw is when the cells of the jaw bone completely die and the jawbone may have to be surgically removed! Ouch!



Not such a great Drug Side Effect!!



And the sad thing is that if people were to get enough Calcium and Vitamin D along with Weight Bearing Exercise from a young age, osteoporosis could be almost Completely Prevented!

So, you were smart to refuse to take the Fosamax. For the risk of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw and for various other reasons, it doesn't seem like such a great option.


Kerri Knox, RN

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune Health.com

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