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Joanne asked what are the alternatives for osteoporosis and osteopenia.
The University Of Maryland Medical Center's website has a good article on osteoporosis which includes a useful discussion alternative treatments for the condition. I've edited this page, omitting the things I felt to be less useful (or doubtful).
Chaste tree ( Vitex agnus castus )-used traditionally for menstrual and
menopausal symptoms; may prove to have benefits for preventing or treating osteoporosis
as well |
Red clover ( Trifolium pratense )-isoflavones extracted from this herb may slow bone loss in women, but it is not clear whether the whole herb has similar effects
· Horsetail ( Equisetum arvense )-contains substances believed to strengthen bone
Zinc-stimulates bone formation and inhibits bone loss in animals
Univ of Maryland Medical Center
found the above at UMM's site