by Alan Graham
If you get your political & medical recommendations from Bone-headed, semi-celebrities like Blyth Danner then you should probably not be reading anything I write because it is going to confuse your little pea-brain. Here’s what BD had to say in her Prolia TV commercial.
“For strong bones use Prolia because it stops the cells that cause bone loss”
Please hold my hair…I’m going to throw-up.
Quick bone lesson by the numbers…..
1… Specialized Cells called Osteo-Blast build new bone.
2… Other Specialized Cells called Osteo-Clast remove old brittle bone…(like little Pac-Men)
3… Bisphosphonates like Prolia, Boniva, Fosamax are a specialized POISON that kills the Osteo-Clast cells, that remove old bone.
4… This means the old bone is left behind which does increase bone mass.
5… However, that doesn’t mean squat, if the mass is increased with worn-out, brittle bone.
6… You want freshly remodeled Bone that is strong & flexible.
Double-Whammy with Bisphosphonates…
Leaving the worn-out bone behind is bad enough but when you kill the Osteo-Clast, that sends a closed-looped signal to the Osteo-BLAST to slow down making new bone.
I’m sorry folks, but that is bass-ackwards … you want the builders (osteo-Blast) going ‘full-tilt-boogie’ and then you want to NATURALLY slow down the recyclers (osteo-Clast) just a little bit through Diet, Exercise & Supplements.
But YOU don’t need any stinking Diet or Exercise because Blyth assured you Prolia would save the day…so you skip merrily on your way and 5 or 6 years down the road hip fractures increase for you and other Prolia victims.
But if you just break your hip you might be lucky…a broken hip is child’s-play compared to “Phossy-Jaw”. (see Phossy-Jaw below).
From The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Vol. 90, No. 3 1897-1899 Copyright © 2005 by The Endocrine Society:
“Unlike most medications, bisphosphonates remain in the body for decades. These drugs are not metabolized, but are either excreted renally or deposited within the bones. The amount of drug within the bone will accumulate with use. There is no known method of removing the medication from the bones. The duration of physiological effect is still unknown. After taking alendronate for 5 yr, the bone reabsorption and formation markers remain suppressed for at least 5 yr after discontinuation”.
And this from the same Journal :
“If bone reabsorption is strongly inhibited, the damage can’t be repaired because the osteoclasts won’t dissolve the bone. In animals given high doses of bisphosphonates, microdamage accumulation is observed. The biological purpose of bone remodeling is probably to remove microdamage and replace it with new bone. If this process stops, the damage accumulates and could eventually weaken the bone”.
This from my old friend “The Leaf Lady”…
The downside of bisphosphonate is that it causes something called Osteonecrosis of the jaw. There are other problems with the osteoporosis drugs that you can find out about by looking up the side effects and deciding for yourself. In general osteonecrosis is ‘dead bone’, without a blood supply”.
Folks, this can lead to “Phossy-Jaw” where your face can become horribly deformed because your jawbone is dying. Link below shows pictures of Phossy-Jaw.
Phossy-Jaw started in 1838 with people working with white phosphorous but it is making a reemergence because of Bisphosphonates in these stupid “bone-loss” drugs like Prolia…..jeeze, the poor little match-girl was selling “little toxic white-phosphorous sticks”…ahh, wooden matches.
FOSAMAX CASES REVIEWED NATIONWIDE
(Fosamax & Prolia are essentially the same thing)
Studies have shown that the popular osteoporosis drug could increase the risk of the painful and potentially disfiguring jaw injury, known as osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ, Dead Jaw or Bis-Phossy Jaw). Other studies have indicated that the medication could also lead to necrosis of the hip, knee and shoulder. Long-term use of the medication has also been linked to a risk of a femur fracture on Fosamax.
Fosamax inhibits bone turnover, which could lead to permanent bone decay. Although Merck was aware of this serious risk, they failed to adequately warn patients or notify the medical community about these potential Fosamax side effects.
But hay! I’m sure Blyth Danner has researched it thoroughly.
Good luck with that….and Well-be.
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