Drugs Versus Homeopathy and Some Homeopathic Remedies For Bone Complaints

Homeopathic Remedies are vastly under-rated, mainly due to the bad publicity given them.  This movement against homeopathy is driven by drug companies who are keen to have homeopathic medicines deleted from our list of options.  Drug companies fear homeopathy. If only the truth were known about the efficacy of homeopathy, when the correct remedy is given, then drug companies could find their profits dwindling dramatically.  This is the last thing that they want.  And so homeopathy continues to walk a dusty road alongside conventional pharmaceutical treatments whose companies take the fastest bus to the bank.

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!…….Nevertheless, there are still a few ‘quacks’ and alternative people about, such as the Queen and Prince Charles, who have used the Royal homeopathic practitioners since day one to cure their maladies.  The Queen Mother used them all her life and lived to be 101.  So, there you go.

Why Are Drug Companies Against Homeopathy? 

The truth is that Homeopathy is inexpensive, as well as effective.  It is only a fraction of the cost of buying your average medication.  It is not harmful to the body.  If the wrong remedy is given, any negative effects can be counteracted by the antidotal remedy, or simply by using the remedy which is better suited to the patient, and which should have perhaps been given in the first place.

Homeopathic remedies are taken only for as long as is needed to cure the complaint.  Generally speaking, as soon as improvement is noted, then the dose is reduced, and soon after,when the symptoms have almost disappeared,  the medicine is stopped.  This scenario is the opposite of what usually happens at the doctor’s office, where people are often given medications ‘for life’, which suits both the chemical manufacturers who make the drug, as well as the doctor himself.

The amount of people over 50 who are ‘on’ drugs for the duration of their lives, such as warfarin, presnozone, Fosamax, etc, is absolutely shocking.  Because most of these people, with the help of their doctor or naturopath or homeopath,  could have CORRECTED the problem initially, making the taking of pharmaceutical medications for life unnecessary.  By adjusting the diet appropriately, by cleansing, by prayer and mediatation, and by using vitamins, minerals, and HOMEOPATHY, many of these over 50’s people could have staved off the taking of medication ‘for life’.

I was once told by a doctor, after I stopped drinking alcohol and was in a bad way because of depression, that I had some inherent mental disturbance which I was cursed with, and so I would need to take amytryptaline for the rest of my life.  I took his prescription home, but the stuff made me feel doped, and so I threw them away.  I have never taken any medications for my nerves in all that time since, which is now 14 years ago. And nor have I ever had any more alcohol, or done anything really terrible.  What’s more, I am happy and content with my life.  If I had believed that doctor, I would be more than a walking zombie by now, with, probably, water retention, arthritis, and obesity.  I have none of these, Praise God.

Anyway – Doctors certainly can be helpful, and sometimes it is necessary to take their medications, such as antibiotics.  But the taking of drugs ‘for life’ is something to be wary of.

We have been conditioned through drug companies’ persistent advertising, which we currently see on television every night, that taking drugs for anything is ‘normal’.  Drugs can easily be bought over the counter for the most common of ailments:  Drugs for cold or flu. Drugs for pain in the head.  Drugs for arthritic pain.  Drugs for digestive upsets.  Drugs for allergies, and sensitivity to plants or chemicals.  Even taking these drugs over a short period of time will be harmful to some part of the body, if not every part.  It seems a tragedy that people are hooked into taking drugs which have the potential to harm them, when Homeopathic remedies could have fixed the problem in most cases, without doing any harm to the vital organs, and without any danger of becoming addicted, which is always a possibility with pharmaceutical medications.

As for long-term medications:  Most of these medications, such as warfarin and fosimax, are not ‘for life’ at all – rather, they are ‘for death’, as they are generally a road to a quicker death through some other break-down of the organs.  The organs, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and the veins themselves, become weakened as a result of taking these drugs over a long period of time.

Fosamax, which is often given to people with osteoporosis,  is capable of destroying the bone in the jaw.  This condition is called necrosis of the jaw.  Some people have had to have the jaw removed, because the pain from the jaw is just so incredibly awful.  Fosamax is known to cause a weakening of the bones, when it is in fact meant to strengthen them.

Giving Fosamax to people for bone problems seems to me to be down-right irresponsible.  This practice is, in fact, regarded as criminal by many:   There are lawyers in the US who specialize in dealing with Fosamax cases, there are just so many of them.

There is enough evidence to show that Fosamax causes problems with people’s health, and makes them sick in many cases, yet the stuff continues to be prescribed without warning to all those patients who implicitly trust their doctor and the drug companies.

My aunt was given Fosamax a couple of years ago.  She immediately began to experience many of the side effects  of fosamax which were listed on a paper inside the packet:

These were:  Nausea.  Constipation alternating with diarrhoea. Loss of appetite.  Headache.  Bone pain. Etc, etc.  She complained about these side effects to her doctor. The vomitting was troubling her very much.  He prescribed ANOTHER chemical medication to take, to mask the symptoms of nausea, so that she now takes the two drugs – Fosamax, and the nausea antidote.

Suggestions For Some Alternative Remedies For Bone Complaints which my aunt could have tried:

First of all, the diet would need to be looked at.  Help from a naturopath would be recommended, to make sure the diet is rich in alkaline greens, has adequate protein, adequate mineral and vitamin content. Plenty of celery, which is wonderful for strengthening bones, carrots, onions, and green vegetables would be important.  Including two apples a day in the diet, or at least drinking the juice,  would have been very helpful.  Eating fish several times a week would be helpful.  Bone broth stews, such as those made from tail bones, would be nourishing to the bones.  Eating sardines daily as an alternative to meats would be good.  As well as a good diet, the following could have been tried:

More magnesium to help the absorption of calcium.  More calcium-magnesium rich foods such as sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and almonds.

More sun for Vitamin D.  More Halibut liver oil for its Vitamin A and D content.  Vitamin D helps to build and maintain healthy strong bones.

More daily Vitamin C, such as non-acidic Calcium Ascorbate, which  helps to detoxify poisons from the body, helps to renew tissues, helps prevent infection, and also helps keep the blood alkaline.  It also helps to soothe the nerves and encourages a good night’s sleep.  It is a mild sedative and a mild pain killer which helps to heal bones at the same time.

One of the following Homeopathic Remedies may have been helpful instead of taking Fosamax:  Homeopathic Phosphorous;   The cell salts Calc.fluor; Calc. phos; Ferr. phos and Mag phos, and Silica.

Calcarea Fluor.  can help bone pain.  It can also help to stop roughness or nodules appearing on the outside of the bones.

Calcarea Phos. helps to strengthen soft bones.

Ferrum phos is a good one to use at the beginning of a bone disorder, when joints can seem painful and swollen.  This remedy can be taken as a cell salt several times a day for chronic cases, in alternation with another specific remedy for the bones.

These are just suggestions.  You need to seek advice from a qualified homeopath before using these remedies if your problem is serious, to make sure that you are on the right track with the right remedy, or remedies.



Dangers Of Pharmaceutical Drug Fosamax

Osteocrenosis of the Jaw and Other Negative Side Effects Of Fosamax:  The drug Fosamax, alendronate sodium,  is given to people ostensibly to strengthen the bones. It is classed as a ‘bisphosphonate’ drug, and it was approved as a bone treatment  by the American Food Drug Administration Board, in 1995.

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Other brand names of the same type-drug,  alendronate sodium are:  Avedia, Actonel, and Zometa.

In 2004, after many people had reported side effects from taking this drug, and, I think, the manufacterers had been taken to court,  the manufacturers, Merck & Co., were requested by the FDA to include written warnings about the drug on the medication packet.  So far, Merck & Co have proceeded to warn the medical profession about the adverse  side effects of Fosamax, but not the patient.

Some of this information reported on this page is from a web-site  “Fosamax Lawsuit Information Centre”.  These people offer a free case review, should you be already considering filing a law-suit against the makers of Fosamax and similar drugs, because of ill health caused by taking these drugs.

People with osteoporosis, including post-menopausal and steroid-inducing osteoporosis, or cancer, or Paget’s disease, are often prescribed this drug, because it can increase bone mass and reduce the leaching of calcium from the bones.  But this practice should be questioned, as the chemical ingredients in Fosamax are foreign to the body and are not a natural part of bone formation. The resulting bone mass will be inferior to that which is built up by taking good food and appropriate nutritional supplements.  And, although it may help to strengthen the bones for a time,  there is a stong possibility that the drug Fosamax may severely impair your health.

Actually, it often has just the reverse of the bone-enhancing effects it is supposed to.  Femur fractures are common with people who take the drug Fosamax, and this goes to show that Fosamax actually weakens the bones, rather than strengthening them.

I am writing this post, because a dear friend of mine has just been ‘put on’ this drug, after chipping a vertebrae as the result of a fall off a garden wall, whilst gardening, onto hard concrete  below.  But no other damage was suffered, and no bones broken, which all goes to show that his bones, at almost 89 years,  must be still good and strong and hard.  He should not need any drug such as Fosamax to strengthen his bones.  The chipped vertebrae came about because of the five-foot drop over the wall to the concrete below, not because his bones were weak.  If his bones were weak, then there would have been at least a broken wrist, or a leg, or some fracture, you would think. All he has damaged, albeit very painful, is a chip to a vertebrae. He is a lucky man not to have suffered more after this accident.

This friend has avoided taking medications all his life, which I think has attributed to his remarkable good health.   He still does manual work, as well as having an advisory role on a large orchard. He and his wife still  live in their  own house, where she still cooks him delicious and nutritious meals three times a day.  I really hope that he takes my warning about the dangers of taking Fosamax, else his excellent physical and mental  health be spoiled.

The one very serious condition which has been related to the drug Fosamax is Osteocrenosis of the jaw.  This can be a very painful and distressing condition which has led, in some cases, to the jaw having to be removed. This condition is often accompanied by anaemia, or lack of iron.

So it is probable that Fosamax disturbs the natural processing and retention of  several vital minerals in the body.  Iron is one mineral whose assimilation seems to be affected by Fosamax.  Some of the side effects reported below are classic symptoms of calcium and magnesium deficiency, which would strongly suggest that this drug upsets the absorption of calcium and magnesium.

There are many other side effects to the Fosamax drug, which will be listed below.

The natural nutritive supplements which feed the bones are far better to take than Fosamax.  The naturally occurring vitamins and minerals which feed the bones, such as magnesium, calcium and Vitamin C,  do not pose a danger to the health of the body, and will not cause the worrying and debilitating side effects which Fosamax often does. It is far better to eat calcium/magnesium rich food, with plenty of Vitamin C rich fruits, and take some extra bone-enhancing food supplements than to risk poisoning your body with Fosamax, or alendronate sodium.

Severe allergic reactions to Fosamax can be experienced by some people.  These reactions may be experienced soon after beginning a course of Fosamax, or they may develop later. The most worrying effect of taking Fosamax long-term is that it can cause, as mentioned before,  a type of paralysis of the jaw called osteonecrosis.  Over 3000 people have been recorded as having ostenecrosis since 2003.  In America, there are lawyers who specialize in Fosamax claims.  This should give you some idea about the very real risks in taking Fosamax, as there are already many people who have made claims against the manufacturers of Fosamax, because of ill health they have suffered as a consequence of taking Fosamax.

The following is a list of some of the symptoms which have been reported as having been caused by Fosamax, or similar drugs.  There will be many more than these:

Allergic Reactions such as Hives or Rashes

Back Pain


Bone Pain



Difficulty Breathing


Femur Fractures

Flu-like symptoms – fuggy head, runny nose, sore throat etc


Itchy flakey skin

Jaw swollen and/or painful

Joint Pain

Low Blood Calcium, which is characterized by muscle spasms, muscles cramps,   twitches, and sore joints.

Mouth Sores

Muscle pain

Numbness of feet or hands or fingers


Osteonecrosis or paralysis of the jaw

Pain around the jaw

Passing black or bloody stools

Sore or swollen joints

Sore throat

Stomach Pain

Swollen joints or feet or hands

Swollen tongue or lips

Swelling of legs ankles or hands

Taste Affected

Tightness in the chest


Lives could be saved if, as well as Vitamin C treatment,  homeopathic medicine were at least given a try in some of these ‘incurable’ illnesses.  Let’s pray that the pharmaceutical companies loosen their strangulating hold on the medicine industry, and let Homeopaths prove the worth of their science.

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