Just diagnosed and prescribed Alendronic Acid which I am not willing to take

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I have just been diagnosed with beginning of osteoporosis in my back and osteopenia in my hip. It was a real blow, I am very healthy and exercise regularly, I do not smoke nor drink and eat a good diet. I have had low vitamin D levels for years. I am now addressing this. I do not want to take this medication and I would like to go the supplementation route.  I have heard of a "natural progesterone cream", has anybody tried this? I am going to start a supplement containing vit D2, K2, C, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, potassium, boron. Can anybody advise regarding the amount of K2 which one needs to take?confused

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    I read that the best source of vitamin K2 is Natto and that just eating it once a week would give you enough for what you need. Well, believe it or not, I have gone and found Natto in a Japanese shop not too far from where I live. It is very cheap. It has been in the fridge for a couple of days. From what I have read I am scared to try it, but I know I must conquer this. eek
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      A friend of mine has a son who went to Japan where he has since married a Japanese woman and has a child.  He likes natto, although his wife doesn't!  

      Please let us know your verdict!

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      I did it! I had some and I think it can be done for the good cause of bone health. I tried not to look at it much as its looks are worse than its taste. It is the mature blue cheese of beans, that is the best way I can describe it. I had it with spring onions, and the sauces that come with it. There were 4 portions in the pack, so 3 more to go. I will try and find out what else I can mix with it to make it more palatable. Who knows, it might grow on me. Would I recommend it to a friend? Yes 
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      Brilliant! Perhaps I should try harder to find it here.  I have to confess I haven't tried....  But it sounds like it is at least halfway palatable with the tasty additions so worth a shot.  I suppose as it is so rich in the K2 you wouldn't need to eat it all that often?.  

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      I read somewhere that you only need to have Natto once a week as it is very rich in K2. 
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    hi.i to have osteoporosis. ive had 3 broken wrists, broken ankle broke my pelvis, i have been asked to take Aledronic acid but have refused many times, and do you know it takes at least 2 years before it actually starts to do anything , so what s the point, a lady i no who was taking it ended up with a jaw complaint, she is suing the nhs. i am looking into taking HRT but am very wiery because of heart conditions in my family.i am 57 years old, i just want to be able to play with my grandkids.


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