Dear Jen and Phyllis
I will try and get a copy of the "The Myth of Osteoporosis". The book I am currently reading seems pretty comprehensive and, I think, objective.
My doctor just rang me to say my latest blood tests shows I am low on vit D and I should supplement. Well, I already knew that ( Low vit D is a classic attribute of Lymphocytic Colitis - LC). Anyway, it is good she is keeping up with her patient's knowledge (actual I must be the client from hell for her
). I reminded her that since mid January I had already been taking a 2000 IU pill per day. The real questions are: is my GI system absorbing the supplement? should I increase the dose? should I go on a beach holiday?!!!! (no to that last one - 'cos I need to earn money to pay for the doc and all the medications
I also know that LC is related to Celiac disease and that there is new evidence that approx 20% of Celiacs have an autoimmune response to a protein called OPG which controls osteoclasts. Autoimmune attack on OPG will apparently promote rapid bone loss.
I am hoping to have a test to see if I have the antibody that attacks OPG. (I have two genes that predispose to celiac)
I am determined to conquer this attack on my bones (just like I am determined to conquer my LC). But, I know that means that I have to take responsibility for my own health.
Thanks for listening, Clant