Real stories from real people
Read what people just like you say about the Center for Better Bones and Dr. Susan
E. Brown, PhD!
With bone health, you won’t have any physical
symptoms or other indications if the condition of your bones starts to decline.
That’s why many of our clients want to share their own personal experiences
and the challenges they’ve overcome on their way to healthier bones, and bodies.
As with many issues in health, the information we give each other is often as valuable
as the guidance we get from our practitioners.
The following stories are true, told by real patients who often reveal intimate
details about their lives in order to help others. In some cases, we have changed
names and other identifying features to protect their privacy.
Choose a story from the left column, or click on any link below.
My surgeon was thrilled (and surprised)
When Joanne, 50, was hit by a car while riding her bike, she almost lost her leg
to amputation. Even a year later, the fractured bones hadn’t healed substantially
despite numerous surgeries. So she turned to the internet for advice and found the
Center for Better Bones, and now her leg is healing with amazing speed.
for Better Bones is a Godsend.” After one hour on the phone with Dr. Brown,
Linda knew she was working with a professional she could trust. Since that first
conversation, Linda tells us she is learning every day and — for the first time
since her diagnosis of low bone density — she feels optimistic about her health.
“I now know that I wasn’t in
jeopardy of fracturing” A year ago, Marie came to the Center for Better
Bones frightened by her doctor’s insistence that she start taking bone drugs for
her osteopenia. She recently e-mailed Dr. Brown to tell her of 3 falls that had
left her bruised, but otherwise unharmed — “living proof” that the Better Bones
More proof that your program works!
On a vacation overseas, Janine took a bad fall in the bathtub that left her sore
and shaken, but with no broken bones despite her osteoporosis — a fact she
credits to the Better Bones Program.
“My second test showed better pictures
this time — thanks to you.” Tricia felt she “flunked”
her first bone test when the DEXA showed that she had osteoporosis. But she wasn’t
willing to take the bone drugs her doctor offered, and she went looking for a natural
alternative. She found the Personal Program for Better Bones and started an exercise
routine — and a year later, e-mailed us to let us know that she was on her
way to restoring her bone health.
“My bones started aching and I felt
like an old person!” Rose was already on hormone therapy when she
was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Her doctor put her on Fosamax, and then tried Actonel,
both of which caused unpleasant side effects. Rose stopped taking hormones and began
her own research to improve her health. She came across Dr. Brown’s book,
Better Bones, Better Body, and then scheduled an appointment with Dr. Brown
herself. Now, she is supporting her bone health naturally with diet and lifestyle
changes that have made her feel better and more energetic.
“I like the natural way of doing
anything. For me, it’s so much more effective.” Helen was diagnosed
with osteopenia at age 50, following a routine bone scan post-hysterectomy. With
plans to live to be a healthy 100-year-old, this schoolteacher wasn’t going
to wait for the situation to worsen. She began working with Dr. Brown, and using
a natural approach, including diet, exercise, and high-quality nutritional supplements,
her bone loss has stabilized, she’s feeling great, and outpacing the younger
“My gut told me Fosamax was
wrong.” Lee Anne, a registered nurse, considers herself a very healthy
person overall, so she was upset when her gynecologist suggested she start taking
Fosamax. Her local health food store recommended Dr. Brown’s book, so Lee
Anne read it. She was “blown away” by its optimism and logical approach
to bone health.
“Don’t be afraid
to look at alternatives.” After being told by three different doctors
that she needed Fosamax, Meghan, 63, knew it was time to find an alternative for
her bones. She found Dr. Brown and worked on a plan to build back bone naturally.
Not only has her DEXA scan improved, but Meghan feels much healthier overall! Here’s
“I feel better today than
I did when I was 21!” Sarah, 56, has a strong family history for osteoporosis,
but she was still devastated when she found out she had osteopenia. After trying
Actonel and experiencing several disturbing side effects, she found help with Dr.
Brown, and now feels she finally has control over her health.
“If we treat our bodies well...”
Maggie had a total hysterectomy at the age of 23. By the time she was 40, doctors
told her she had the bones of a 72-year-old. After trying Fosamax and Actonel and
reading about “dead jaw syndrome” she found Dr. Brown. Since working
with Dr. Brown, Maggie has seen a significant improvement in her bones — without
the use of prescription drugs.
The Personal Program for Better Bones: the approach I recommend for naturally strong bones.
At the Center for Better Bones we promote an all-natural approach to bone regeneration
and repair that includes nutrition, diet, exercise, lifestyle guidance, and support.
The Personal Program for Better Bones is a convenient,
at-home version of this approach that was developed with Women to Women, one of America's premiere on-line women's
health websites. Working together, we've developed the most comprehensive approach
to bones health available today, and based on the 25 years of Dr. Brown's leading-edge
research in the field.
Questions about the Personal Program for Better Bones? Call toll-free at
Original Publication Date: 01/01/2009