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Can osteoporosis be successfully treated through

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can osteoporosis be successfully treated through naturopathy?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Hi--just so we're on the same page, since certain terms mean different things to different people--by naturopathy (and homeopathy is a similar term)--do you mean treatment by a certified homeopathic MD?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
treatment by a doctor of naturopathy
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Well, yes there are naturopathic treatments that can be effective with osteoporosis, but I prefer my patients see a certified homeopathic MD for the best treatment outside of standard medical treatment.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
that tells me nothing!
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Sorry, but you only asked whether a naturopath could help. Is it that you'd like to know what alternative treatments can be effective?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
that would be helpful.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
OK--first can you tell me about your diet and about any calcium and vitamin D supplements you take?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
have been taking calcium/d supplements for yrs. blood work reveals good levels of all vitamins. eat fish; naturally fed, free range chix/eggs, fresh vegetables/fruits; olive oil for salads; coconut oil for cooking; range of vitamins that include high quality fish oil; weight training and cardio.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Very good, and the diet sounds perfect. In addition, phosphorus, silicea, symphytum, magnesium, and boron are helpful.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
in what form should these be taken and how much?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Here's a link, but you really should consult a certified homeopathic physician before taking any supplements. http://www.drmyattswellnessclub.com/supplements.htm
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