A 58-year-old active woman has learned that the bone density in her back has slipped to just 87% of normal levels. She takes a wide range of vitamins plus calcium and magnesium and has just started on silica. She would like to avoid taking Fosamax if at all possible. Can anyone offer her advice? A natural progesterone cream may help you to build up some bone. According to Dr. John R. Lee, osteoporosis, along with the typical hot flushes, is a hormonal disturbance caused by oestrogen dominance. Please see his website (www.johnleemd.com) and book, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause," as well as Dr. Shirley A. Bond and Anna Rushton's book, "Natural Progesterone."