Joint pains, Osteoporosis, calcium..

Dr. Rosedale,

I have joint pain, my left knee, both my ankles and my shoulder and hip. I
just had a physical, blood work and x-rays. The blood work shows that I do
not rheumatoid Arthritis, but the x-rays showed that I was bone on bone
especially the ankles, the shoulder and hip which hurt continually didn't
show the wear my ankles do. I've been taking msm, glucosamine, Chondroitin
and Garden of life's bone builder. I do have osteoporoses as well. I
searched for anything that will help build back cartilage but as to date
have found nothing. I am going to see about getting a joint transplant for
my ankles because I'm having a hard time getting around. I can walk but it
hurts. I limp a little on my right ankle. They are a little puffy by the
inter joint but not that swollen. ??? anyhow I can't afford to lose any more
cartilage. I'm only 65, I know that's not young but I have a lot of living
yet to do and I definitely with to try as best I can to keep up with my

Following the diet and taking glycosamine sulfate will help a great deal. I was unable to find details of Garden of life's bone builder that you mentioned, if this is a calcium supplement this will not help you but rather cause more issues, you should not be taking any calcium supplements.

The section below explains a little more about calcium, which is taken from Dr Rosedale's paper 'Insulin and it's metabolic effects' which would be worth your reading and can be found on our website

You take a bunch of calcium. The medical profession just
assumes that it has a homing device and it knows to go into your
bone. What happens if you have high levels of insulin and you
take a bunch of calcium? Number one, most of it is just going to go
out in your urine. You would be lucky if that were the case
because that part that doesn‘t does not have the instructions to go
to your bone because the anabolic hormones aren‘t working.
This is first of all because of insulin, then because of the IGFs from
growth hormone, also testosterone and progesterone. They are all
controlled by insulin and when they are insulin resistant they can‘t
listen to any of the anabolic hormones. Your body doesn‘t know
how to build tissue anymore so while some of the calcium may
end up in your bone, a good deal of it will end up everywhere
else--leading to metastatic calcifications, including in your arteries.

Hope this helps a little.

The Rosedale Team.