I hope this is an appropriate and useful post. 11 months ago I had Bone density scans and was shown to be beginning Osteopenic (sp?) in spine and shoulders. I am one of the people who have decided against using Alendronic Acid for several reasons physical and personal. In an unending search to combat side effects of Pred., I came across this study journals.plos.org/plosone/a...
Maybe it's quackery, maybe not but I hope it may be of interest and seems to be a 'fairly' scientific in it's design. I have been making my own milk kefir for about a year now (before I read this article) and drink about a pint a day with my Calcium tabs (have developed a bit of a tum!). I also perform weight bearing exercises daily and enjoy walking the Cornish Cliffs (hence the nickname) at least twice a week. Though I have noted a decline in energy and motivation over time, I seem to be working okay and have not suffered any illness other than PMR over the last 12 months which I'm very thankful for.
If this is a subject/study that is already widely known, I apologise.