Tracie Hartman - Washington
Hi, my name is Tracie Hartman. In September of 2019, I went in for my routine physical. The next day they called me and said that I had severe bone loss and that I needed to get in right away so that they could put me on medication.
I started reading everything I could get my hands onto and decided that I was going to reverse my bone loss as naturally as possible. I came across AlgaeCal after reading the research results and the white papers. I decided this is the way that I was going to start. I took all of the AlgaeCal information into my PCP and showed her and asked her if she could give me a year to do it naturally.
So after lots of searching, I began my road to improve bone health. Since 2019, I've been taking AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost and I've also been following the Mediterranean Diet. A little harder during the holidays. But you just get right back on the horse. I'm still working on getting more exercise. That's never been a favorite of mine, but I am feeling good about starting OsteoStrong.
OsteoStrong is an isometric weight resistance training. It takes about 10 minutes. Once a week. I wear any clothes I want to and I use four different pieces of equipment that I press or pull on, either with my arms or legs. And it targets different bones in my body. The owner of the facility that I go to is a certified strength coach, and he educates me all the time on my body and how to keep it strong.
And he also assist me in using the equipment to make sure that I'm doing it properly and safely and so that I maximize the benefit from this exercise. So I know that OsteoStrong has helped me improve my balance as well as my strength. And I feel it's an important enough step in my journey that I travel 50 minutes one way each week, almost 2 hours I spend getting there and back.
I feel it's very important. I know that the vast amount of information that I have gleaned from the AlgaeCal Facebook page has allowed me to determine why I was losing bone. And then it gave me the supplements, the tools and direction I needed to achieve the results that I have seen over the last three years. All areas have improved.
My T-score in my spine was down to -3.2 from -4.3 as of last May. Needless to say, my PCP is thrilled and tells me to keep doing what I'm doing.