Happy Holidays

December 23, 2011 @ 4:00 am
posted by Dr. Ginther

I will be visiting family.  I hope you will be too.

Remember that increased fracture risk and osteoporosis often run in families.  Encourage your family members to read the Take Control Naturally series and to watch our Videos.  Take care of your family as well as yourself.

Jay Ginther, MD

# 100

December 20, 2011 @ 4:00 am
posted by Dr. Ginther

This is post #100!  Next week completes the first year of this blog.  It has grown.  The site had over 1000 unique visitors last month.  Not bad for someone who struggled in English Composition.

I have been able to add many new features.  The latest additions are YouTube VIDEOS at the top of the right column.

Reader comments have helped to give direction.  The Take Control Naturally series grew out of reader questions about what a person needs to do to improve bone health and possibly avoid medications.

D3 or not D3, That is the Question

December 16, 2011 @ 4:00 am
posted by Dr. Ginther

Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3 are not the same, and definitely not equal.  D2 and D3 are similar pre-hormones, but different.  D2 (Ergocalciferol) is the plant version.  D3 (Cholecalciferol) is the animal version.

Both pre-hormones need to be converted to their active hormone form in the kidney.  D2 (plant version) will work in us but only lasts 2-3 days.  D3 (animal version) lasts for 2-3 weeks.  That huge difference makes a huge difference in dosage needs.

Evista – Get 2 for 1

December 13, 2011 @ 4:01 am
posted by Dr. Ginther

Maybe you can get 2 beneficial effects with only 1 medication!  Some women can with Evista (Raloxifene).  Are you one of those women?

If you are at High Risk for Invasive Breast Cancer, Evista is FDA approved for prevention.  If you are also at risk for developing Osteoporosis, Evista is FDA approved for prevention and treatment.