Here's why your fracture risk is getting worse
It's like trying to figure out where the rain's coming from... and looking in every direction but UP.
The mainstream claims that it's absolutely STUMPED by stunning new numbers on bone breaks in older women.
Despite new and powerful drugs... and despite more docs putting more focus on bone health... the number of breaks and fractures in recent years hasn't dropped.
Just the opposite has happened.
While those numbers started to dip downward a decade ago, they're now actually INCREASING!
The new study finds that from 2002 until 2012, the number of bone breaks and fractures steadily dropped.
But from 2012, something unusual happened.
The number of breaks began to CLIMB.
Between 2014 and 2015 alone, the break rate jumped by 2.5 percent in women in their mid- to late- 60s and by nearly 4 percent in women ages 70 to 74.
The mainstream claims they can't figure it out.
Maybe it's the patients' faults (they love blaming patients) for not taking more bone drugs.
Maybe it's the doctors' faults for not doing enough bone scans to figure out who's at risk... then putting those women on drugs (always back to the drugs).
They're looking in every direction but up!
Let me give you my own theory: Those bone drugs simply aren't all they're cracked up to be.
In 2002, the first year of the study, there weren't too many of those meds out there.
But starting in 2005, the FDA went through an approval frenzy, signing off on a series of drugs that got wildly popular over the following years.
By 2008, the first big bone drug from the 90s -- Fosamax -- went generic, so the market went from few (and expensive) choices in 2002 to a whole slew of choices, including cheap generics, by 2008.
More women were on the drugs than ever before.
Given that fractures are a long-term risk, it would take a few years to see any widespread benefit in the statistics that we could credit to the drugs.
But a few years later, look at what happened.
This isn't just a theory. Even the FDA has been forced to admit that the long-term use of these drugs can actually break the very bones they're supposed to save.
The mainstream has claimed that this risk is rare.
The new numbers tell me that it's NOT as rare as mainstream docs want you to believe!
Bone drugs also hurt in another very real way. Women think they're protected and stop focusing on the basic nutrients needed to maintain strong bone.
Doctors are calling for more drugs. I say that it's time to call for more of those basics, and not just calcium. Good bone health also requires vitamin D, vitamin K, and magnesium, along with hormone balance and weight-bearing exercises.