With Serious Side Effects of Osteoporosis Drugs Mounting, Health Experts at AheadoftheCurveatMidlife.com Say it's Time Women Take Charge

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Popular osteoporosis drugs- the bisphosphonates- are beginning to develop a bad track record. Incapacitating joint and muscle pain, possible links to atrial fibrillation, pending lawsuits of jaw necrosis, and now the latest - spontaneous thigh bone fracture, midlife women clearly need safer and more effective options for staving off osteoporosis. Before accepting drug treatment, the health experts at AheadoftheCurveatMidlife.com (http//:http://www.aheadofthecurveatmidlife.com) want women to know that, "Women shouldn't fear osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is not a normal part of aging, and there is a lot that women who are otherwise relatively healthy can do to take control of their bone health well into the second half of life”.

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Popular osteoporosis drugs- the bisphosphonates- are beginning to develop a bad track record. Incapacitating joint and muscle pain, possible links to atrial fibrillation, pending lawsuits of jaw necrosis, and now the latest - spontaneous thigh bone fracture, midlife women clearly need safer and more effective options for staving off osteoporosis. Before accepting drug treatment, the health experts at AheadoftheCurveatMidlife.com (http//:http://www.aheadofthecurveatmidlife.com) want women to know that, "Women shouldn't fear osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is not a normal part of aging, and there is a lot that women who are otherwise relatively healthy can do to take control of their bone health well into the second half of life”. To offer women just such a safe and natural non-drug option, they created a uniquely customized bone strengthening program, Women Doing It for Themselves: 8 Steps to Building Strong Bones for Lifelong Vitality.

Co-developed with integrative healthcare practitioner Dr. Judith Valentine, Ph.D., Women Doing It for Themselves is an innovative virtual program that brings the latest in nutritional research to preventing osteoporosis and maintaining bone health well into the senior years. Combining the cutting edge science of metabolic typing with the web's ease of personal interaction, Dr. Valentine helps women assess their needs to create an individualized food and supplement program. "While good nutrition isn’t rocket science," she says, it's time to lay to rest the myth that osteoporosis is a calcium deficiency disease - it is much more complex than that. There are dozens of nutrients that affect bone health, and different metabolic types need different proportions of them. Mastering the essentials of meeting your own unique needs takes more than reading a book or a one-size fits all program. It takes motivation and guidance to learn and apply lifelong diet and lifestyle changes that will stick. That's the only approach that works."

"There is an increasing sense that the pharmaceutical and insurance industries are running health care. Doctors are paid for a 5 minute consult and a prescription, while what's really needed - a 2 hour wellness education in changing lifelong health with diet, exercise and lifestyle - isn't currently reimbursable by most insurance," says Jennifer Montgomery, pharmacist and co-founder of the website AheadoftheCurveatMidlife.com. "To make matters worse these non-drug programs are usually associated with large out-of-pocket expenses, and it is difficult for women to evaluate their effectiveness."

With health care costs skyrocketing, and physician visits that end with an osteoporosis drug prescription the norm, AheadoftheCurveatMidlife.com wants women to have an affordable option in seeking safe and individualized solutions that succeed. The cost is $197. For more details, or to enroll, visit http://www.aheadofthecurveatmidlife.com or email info(at)aheadofthecurveatmidlife(dot)com

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