Like so many celebrities doing commercials and ads regarding products that supposedly promote health, Sally Fields is sadly mistaken. In her TV commercial on Boniva, she states that yogurt, spinach, and cheese are healthy sources of calcium. Aside from the spinach she is dead wrong. Yogurt and cheese PROMOTE osteoporosis!
To prevent osteoporosis a healthy diet of plant foods, exercise, and sunshine is the prescription for healthy bones. Sally needs to read any of the books from Joel Fuhrman, MD or John McDougall, MD to be educated. I wonder how much Ms. Fields is paid to work with Boniva to present this wrong info??
Check out the side effects:
BONIVA is a prescription medicine for the management of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Important Safety Information (Tablets)
You should not take BONIVA if you have certain problems with your esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth and stomach), low blood calcium, cannot sit or stand for at least 60 minutes, have severe kidney disease, or are allergic to BONIVA.
Stop taking BONIVA and tell your doctor right away if you experience difficult or painful swallowing, chest pain, or severe or continuing heartburn, as these may be signs of serious upper digestive problems. Follow the dosing instructions for once-monthly BONIVA carefully to lower the chance of these events occurring.
Side effects may include diarrhea, pain in the arms or legs, or upset stomach. Tell your doctor and dentist about all the medicines you take. Tell them if you develop jaw problems (especially following a dental procedure) or severe bone, joint, and/or muscle pain. Your doctor may also recommend a calcium and vitamin D supplement.
Certainly reading these side effects would NOT make me want to run out and get a prescription for Boniva!
On Boniva's website Sally also recommends different types of fish as healthy sources of vitamin D. Again she is wrong, wrong, wrong. Fish have unhealthy cholesterol plus possible poisonous pollutants. One of the best sources of natural vitamin D is sunshine hitting your skin. Again, a healthy diet of plant foods, exercise, and sunshine provides you with absolutely everything you need for great health and longevity.
Animal foods, junk foods, processed foods = Disease and Death
Plant foods eaten raw or healthily cooked (using water NOT oil) = Health and Longevity.
As Dr. Fuhrman puts it, when it comes to nutrition, education is key.
It is so sad that celebrities like Sally Field are actually adding fuel to the problem, rather than helping to solve it. :(