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Dr. John Lee, Pioneer Uses Progesterone to Reverse Osteoporosis

In Dr. John Lee’s study of osteoporosis he discovered that bone mass stays relatively constant from puberty to a few years before menopause by the balance of osteoclast function (break down of old bone) and osteoblast function (formation of new bone).


However, in the years just before and post-menopause estrogen deficiency results in increased bone breakdown (resorption) and has very little effect on bone formation. On the other hand testosterone and progesterone both stimulate the osteoblast cells to form new bone.


After studying Raymond F. Peat’s observations about natural progesterone in 1982 Dr. John Lee, MD began treating … Read the rest

Focus on Healthy Bones

With all the questions about the efficacy of osteoporosis preventing drugs that we’re hearing about now, we begin to wonder if the density of the bone as seen on an x-ray or bone density test really tells us whether that bone is more prone to break easily. And the bigger question – does an x-ray or bone density test tell you if that bone is really healthy.

Perhaps we need to focus more on keeping bones optimally healthy than focusing on preventing osteoporosis. Funny thing about that, if you keep your bones healthy, then the rest of your tissues will … Read the rest