When I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis at the age of 52, the nurse practioner urged me to take Fosamax. She said I was in danger of fractures at any moment. Shaken, I went home and researched the benefits and side effects of Fosamax, and I refused the treatment. Instead, I opted to see a naturopathic physician, Dr. Steven D’Antonio.

Using computer (LSA) technology, he pinpointed nutritional deficits and prescribed supplements that improved my physical health and emotional outlook. I felt better and slept better than before. However, my next yearly Dexascan revealed that my osteoporosis had worsened. Desolate and desperate, I prepared to leave my position as a middle school math teacher and decided, against my better judgment, to take Fosamax. It was then that a colleague of mine at school told me about Dr. Robert Rogers, an M.D. in Longwood, who had literally saved his life. My first appointment with Dr. Rogers was in April 2007, and what I have learned from Dr. Rogers has set my life in a new direction!

Continuing to work with both Dr. D’Antonio and Dr. Rogers, I have lost 30 pounds in the last 5 months, and I now weigh 112 (down from 142). I feel wonderful, peaceful, healthy, and strong. I want to share with you what I have learned so that you, too, may enjoy good health and live in peace! I’ll be including menus, recipes, medical information, and inspirational reflections to keep us all looking up. If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

God bless you, Kathy

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  1. Alex says:

    Hi,
    I just wanted to say thank you for the posts about the shoulder injury. I was run over by a car and completely shattered my scapula, I found your website while searching for tips and recovery. It really helped me, it gave me hope and also I did get a new hair cut too! It’s been 2 years after the injury and I feel pretty good, minor aches and pains during the winter or rainy seasons. However, I’m just active as I used to be. Thanks for your online support. You rock!

  2. Thank you Kathleen for this great blog.

  3. Kathy says:

    Hi, Sharon. Thanks for writing!

    My son, Ryan, is CEO of a web development company, and he manages my website. I’ll pass along your compliment to him. :-)

    I’ll do my best to answer your questions:

    Synthroid is a synthetic thyroid hormone and so does not contain the full range of ingredients contained in natural thyroid hormone, such as Armour thyroid.

    I eliminated dairy products for two reasons. First, they leave an acid ash when digested, and second, my doctor believes dairy products are causing allergies in my system.

    I’m not sure about the benefits of tanning booths vs. natural sunlight. I’ll have to ask my doctor about that one.

    I’ve had a Dexascan every year to document the effectiveness of the natural path I have chosen to follow. At this point, my doctor said I don’t need to have any more Dexascans at all! This, because my blood is now in good shape. He said that once the blood is healthy–alkaline pH, clear plasma, no candida yeast indicators, round and undamaged blood cells–the bones will take care of themselves.

    I do indeed take a ton of supplements, and I hope to consolidate them and whittle down the expense this year. When I first started seeing Dr. Rogers, he said my adrenal glands were shot, my thyroid was sluggish, and much more. The supplements I take were meant to build up the organs that were in distress. Since I teach Middle School, Dr. Rogers recommended that I stay on the supplements that supply extra nutrients to the adrenal glands because stress is an integral part of my day at my Title I school!

    I haven’t read Barbara Kingsolver’s book, but I will order from Amazon.com right away!

    As for the dessicated fruit, what brand to you buy?

    Thanks again for writing!
    Kathy

  4. Sharon says:

    Hi Kathy,
    What a terrific website. Did you hire someone to create it? I, too, am a middle school teacher. I am only subbing now, semi-retired. I have a couple questions for you:
    What is wrong with Synthroid? You made it sound like that was not a good drug.
    I take a low dosage- .075mg

    Why are you eliminating dairy products?

    Can we get the sun (D) we need from articificial light, eg. tanning booth?
    i live in Seattle where “the sun don’t shine.”

    You mentioned taking a bone scan yearly. I was told that every two years is the preferred time. You are getting radiation…Wondering who told you different.

    It seems like you take an inordinant amount of supplements. Why aren’t you getting what you need from a sensible diet? Have you read Barbara Kingsolver’s book,
    “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”?

    P.S. For classroom snacks, I like to give dessicated fruit-apples, etc. They come packaged.

    All the best to you,
    Sharon

  5. Kathy says:

    Thanks for writing! I hope you will find some useful information . I just added two new bone-healthy recipes a few minutes ago for 1) Banana Nut Bread and 2) Scrambled Veggie Omellette. Enjoy!

  6. qynchon says:

    so glad i perchance stepped onto you website- inspiring as it avoid big name chemicals opting for Nature’s paths – meegwetch 😉

  7. Amy Solomon says:

    Hi Kathy,

    Congratulations on a great web site! I look forward to learning a lot! Hope to see you sometime here or in Florida.

    Amy

  8. admin says:

    Hi, Emmy. Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate your taking the time. :-)
    Kathy

  9. Emmy says:

    Hey Kat,
    I just took a look at you site and think it is uplifting and encouraging.
    Emmy

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