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Great Week for Probiotics; Not For Bone Drugs

fungus5What a great week for probiotics! First, a Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology study showed that taking probiotics prior to H. Pylori eradication therapy significantly improved successful outcomes. Second, a study from Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapyconfirmed that probiotics are a must for anyone taking antibiotics. The dose and duration suggestions mirror what we have said for years! Finally, a very well publicized review from Journal of the American Medical Association confirmed that probiotics lower the risk for antibiotic-induced diarrhea. Even better, all three studies mentioned the impeccable safety record of probiotics.

 

FDA Sours on Long-Term Bone Drug

In an unusually transparent move, doctors at the Food and Drug Administration published a perspective piece in The New England Journal of Medicine last week. They are concerned with the long-term use of bisphosphonates (five years or more), the most common class of drugs to prevent osteoporosis. This should not come as a surprise to those who have read our comments on bone drugs over the years.

 

What is encouraging is that doctors and patients are starting to take notice. Patients, in droves, are going off the drugs completely or taking a two to three year holiday before deciding to take them again.

 

Thirty years ago, osteoporosis was seen an affliction that only affected the very old. When bisphosphonates and bone scanning technology came along and were marketed the masses, it became a disease for a much younger, mostly female demographic. As the data have shown, drugs and scans have done little to reduce those affected by osteoporosis. 

 

While not as serious as the damage inflicted by hormone-replacement therapy, eventually, we will find out that bone drugs were ineffective and in some, harmful. The most effective campaign we can support are the multitude of safe, preventive options for keeping bones strong. While there are no guarantees, these preventive options will have a significant residual effect on your overall health, which is something bone drugs cannot do.

 

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After the FDA voiced their concerns over bisphosphonate therapy, you may be wondering what you can do to keep your bones healthy. Bonnie has a ton of experience with this and can give you individualized recommendations by appointment. Our self-help Healthy Bones Action Plan presents the most recent data on preventive techniques. Order here, or if a subscriber to NCI Well Connect, request your free copy at nutrocon@yahoo.com.
 
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