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Osteoporosis / October 4, 2014

“I Already Had My Genes Working Against Me. I Was Determined Not To Be a Statistic.”

 

My name is Sandy Ham and I have an AlgaeCal success story to tell.

My mother had severe osteoporosis in her 40’s and currently both of my older sisters have it. Since I already had my genes working against me, I was determined not to be a statistic and in my mid-20s I made significant health changes:

  • I became a vegetarian
  • began taking calcium supplements
  • and exercising

Well unfortunately my first DEXA scan at the age of 50 revealed that I already had osteopenia so I was even more determined to prevent further bone loss. I began seeing some holistic health professionals and after 3 years, my bone density continued to decrease.

In July of 2013, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism/Hashimoto Disease. I consulted a holistic professional but eventually it was determined that I needed to begin taking thyroid medication, T4 The medication significantly improved my symptoms but I was concerned about how it might affect my bone density.

I had a DEXA scan in February 2014, a little over a year since my last one, and unfortunately it now revealed that I had osteoporosis in my right femur and spine with significant osteoporosis in my left femur, a decrease in my T-score from -2.0 to a -4.0. I was familiar with the Algaecal program from their website but was hesitant to try it because of the cost. However, after trying so many other options, and not wanting to go on medication, I figured what have I got to lose except about $300 if it didn’t work, but I could gain back my bone health if it did work. So I decided to take the risk and ordered my first 6 month supply.

I began taking Algaecal Plus and Strontium Boost in February of 2014 and had a DEXA scan in August of 2014. My scan revealed that I no longer had osteoporosis in my femurs and was only border line in my spine, with the most significant change being in my left femur which had gone from a T-score of -4.0 to -2.2 in just 6 months on the Algaecal Program!!! And this happened during the same time that I was also taking thyroid medication!!! I am such a believer in the Algaecal Program and I plan to stay on it for the rest of my life!

Sandy's previous DEXA scan 2014
Sandy's current DEXA Scan 2014