Richard Z. Cheng and Thomas E. Levy
Osteoporosis, like most other disease, is caused by many factors including deficiencies of essential nutrients such as vitamin D. But the central dogma has been promoting just prescription drugs and calcium supplements. This strategy sounds simple and straightforward, but unfortunately not only does it not work, it may even be harmful. There is a rich body of data in the literature showing that lifestyle, nutrition, toxins, and hormonal balance have an impact on bone health and osteoporosis. A brief summary of this research is presented here. For optimal results, the practical management of osteoporosis and other chronic diseases should incorporate this knowledge.