I got some great news last week from a customer and her testimonial has an interesting point that I’ll go over later. Here it is:
Last year I purchased your weight vest after receiving negative results on my bone density test which showed rapid bone loss over 2 years. I began wearing the vest on walks, taking “muscle pump” classes at YMCA, supplements (calcium, magnesium, Vit D, multi-minerals, multiple vit, K, C), bio-identical progesterone cream [Emerita], and diet.
In one year (from Feb-08 to Feb-09) my scores improved significantly. My doctor said 2-3% doubles bone strength–I exceeded 3% in both locations!
T-Score Test results below: Date Age T Scores Hip Spine 10/06 54 -1.4 -2.3 *2/08 56 -2.3 -2.9 *started wearing vest Mar-08 2/09 57 -2.2 -2.8
1-yr improvement 4.34% 3.45%
My physician, Dr. Kochumian, was extremely sceptical last year when I refused to take Fosomax, and previously when he prescribed Boniva, but agreed to see what would happen in 1 year. He was amazed at my results! Carol
What I didn’t realize before was that 2-3% improvement equals doubled bone strength. Some women have been disappointed when their T-scores have only gone up one or two points, but according to this doctor they are doing very well with that improvement.
As Carol said later in her email, it wasn’t easy to get the bone gain. She had to work at it, but the working gave her many other gains in her life as well. You can exercise and eat right because of your bones but your whole body is affected. That’s why I call our post-menopausal bone thinning a great wake-up call for women. It tells us it’s time to stop the downward slide into ignominous old age and bounce back.