About Osteopenia3.com - ownership:
Osteopenia3.com is owned and edited by Kate Lindemann Ph.D Professor emerita Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh, New York and Senior Scholar at the Center on Aging and Policy. When I was diagnosed with Osteopenia, I was concerned...well, really I was scared. The idea of my bones getting thin really troubled me. A year or so later my dexa scan showed Osteoporosis. I was prescirbed a medication but I did not react well to it and when I read some of the side effect of others, I decided there must be another way.
I was a college professor at the time. Yes, I am a scholar by trade so I did what was normal for me. I began reading research - especially studies about nonpharmecological ways to reverse bone loss. I was amazed at how many ways there were. After considering the many alternatives, I decided on some. I set out to build bone density. My next dexa scan showed no more bone loss and slight increase in my spine. After a couple years my dexa scan was 'normal'. I had reversed my bone loss! In fact my spinal bone density at age 74 was +3.5! (Even my physician was surprised)
Not long after I was driving to work and an uninsured driver ran a red light, crashed into my car and I suffered damages that led to my retirement from the college. A few years later I decided to start this web site. I started it in order to share what I learned in my researches into bone loss: how to prevent it and how to reverse it.
Then at age 76 I had several major health issues.
I was hospitalized and had a long recuperation. All that bed rest led to bone loss again. So I went back to using a number of natural treatments listed on this site. We can build new bone - at any age. Again I succeeded in increasing my bone density.
No, I do not tell you exactly what I did or urge you to do the same. Why? The more I study this issue, the more I am convinced that there are many different CAUSES of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. I am convinced that when we find the specific causes for our own bone loss and choose remedies that relate to those causes we are more likely to reverse this condition AND we will be able keep our bones strong as we age. This is one reason why I urge everyone to study Causes page early in their efforts to improve their bone density.
I know that many authors say: Do THIS and you will have stronger bones....and their system works for those whose bone loss respond to that particular treatment But those whose bone loss is due to other causes, may not have success. Different causes need different treatments. That is why you will NOT FIND a 'one solution fits all' on this web site. Instead, I offer you information and the results from scientific research studies about CAUSES and OSTEOPENIA & OSTEOPOROSIS TREATMENTS
Research About Osteopenia. Because I am a college professor, I value research backed information. Also my college association gives me privy to International meetings and their papers. So everything on this site uses research studies AND if a particular treatment has no scientific data to back it up, I tell you that too.
I continue to read research about Osteopenia and Osteoporosis - both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatments. Why? I want to provide YOU with the latest science based information and research results.
The subject of reversing bone loss has become a personal cause for me - in part because of all the marketing hype I see. There are so many who say OUR product or our plan WILL reverse your bone loss. Few of these ads show research studies to back their claims.
Even fewer tell you that there are different Causes of bone loss and that finding and addressing your own specific causes of bone loss is a way to get permanent improvement.
You may want to subscribe to my monthly newsletter, Osteopenia Updates. It offers both new research and words of encouragement for those who are serious about reversing their bone loss. And it costs nothing to subscribe! Click on About Osteopenia3: Osteopenia Treatments Newsletter . The one thing i ask is that if you find you are NO LONGER reading each issue that you will go to the end of a newsletter and click on the UNSUBSCRIBE link. Why? I pay to send these newsletters - which I am glad to do - but to pay for newsletters not being read is a waste of money and I can not afford that. So please unsubscribe if you are not reading the newsletters.
About Osteopenia3 finances Osteopenia and Osteoporosis have become big money makers in the health care industry. There are now web sites selling 'memberships' for accessing their information. Others sell their own DVD's or ebooks about reversing bone loss. Here all information is FREE. I want to keep it that way - and yet I do need to finance the costs of the site and some of my time spent on it. I trust you can understand that. I earn a small commission on anything bought on from the Shop/Products page. In 2010 I added a donation button to the Navigation bar. I am very grateful to those readers who make donations ..even if only a dollar to two.
As required, I have written a financial disclosure page. I encourage you to read it if such things interst you. Just click on Financial disclosure page
OK that is about it. If you really want to make progress, I suggest that you read the
Causes page first. I found that whne I addressed ALL my causes, I made real progreass. I know that with persistence you can succeed in building strong bones.
About Osteopenia3 staff - people who continue to help. Neither my proof reading nor spell check seems to catch all my typos so I am very grateful to readers who have sent me notice of a correction that needs to be made if they give the url of the page that has the error and where on the page I have the error. I am always grateful.
I hope you find this site useful and that if you do, that you will recommend it's information to friends and relatives.
To learn more about what you can do to start helping yourself reverse your bone loss, go to Osteopenia Treatments .Thank you for your interest in learning About Osteopenia3 web site.
NOTE: This web site offers science based information, not medical advice. For medical advice you need to consult a licensed medical practitioner.