bioDensity was featured during the health segment of Chicago’s Fox-32 Midday
news show. The segment focused on the origin of bioDensity, and how Dr. John
Jaquish developed the first device to treat his mother’s osteoporosis. After
reversing her condition, now bioDensity helps thousands of people worldwide.
Full Transcript #
Speaker 1: Still ahead on Fox 32 news at noon, one son’s gift to his mother will
tell you about a machine he made to help her and thousands more struggling with
Speaker 1: In our health news on this Wednesday afternoon, it’s a medical
condition that affects an estimated 28 million people in the United States
alone. It causes bones to become brittle and fragile. We’re talking about
osteoporosis. Joining us are two guests who know firsthand the struggles of
dealing with this disease, and here, joining us live in the Fox 32 studio,
Marie-Jeanne Jaquish and her son, John. Thank you so much for being here.
Dr. John Jaquish: Thanks for having me.
Speaker 1: Let’s talk about this. What a special gift as we approach Mother’s
Day. Let’s talk about this special gift that you had to design for your mother.
Dr. John Jaquish: So in 2004, my mother was diagnosed with osteoporosis, and I
knew that I needed to research what this was all about, and I wanted to come up
with a way where she could treat the osteoporosis, treat the bone loss without
drugs. So I developed a bone compression device that’s similar to impact in
gymnastics. So the benefit of impact in building bone density without any of the
Speaker 1: Marie-Jeanne, you’re glad that, of course, you have a fine son like
this to come up with something, because after getting that diagnosis in 2004,
you were living in fear because you knew what eventually could happen to your
Marie-Jeanne J: That’s right. I was in fear, and I thought I should do something
about it, but what? Not taking medication’s aren’t very much an answer, and my
son said, “I have an idea.” I kind of worked on that, and he loved the kind of
Dr. John Jaquish: I’m a biomedical engineer, so I wanted to develop a physical
medicine device. Something that physically would alter the bone to trigger
osteogenesis, which means minerals being pulled into the bone to make the bone
Speaker 1: John, I’ve just got to say, it’s an amazing story because this is not
about you. It was about your mother, because [crosstalk 00:02:14] you know,
like you said, she didn’t want to have to take the medication, and you didn’t
want your mother to struggle, to live in fear.
Dr. John Jaquish: I wanted to fix the problem for her, and after 18 months of
the therapy, she went from being borderline osteoporosis back to healthy bone.
Speaker 1: I mean, this is a family affair. You even pulled your dad in on this.
Let’s talk a little bit about that. I can tell excited you are, because the look
on your face, you’re getting emotional just talking about this.
Dr. John Jaquish: Of course.
Speaker 1: Talk about how this is a family affair.
Dr. John Jaquish: Well, I had the idea from the medical perspective, and my
father, he’s an engineer, a mechanical engineer, and he was one of the guys who
designed and built the lunar rover for NASA.
Speaker 1: I was just going to say, [crosstalk 00:02:57] you guys aren’t doing
too much in your family, are you?
Dr. John Jaquish: So this was a project … Yeah. It’s exciting.
Speaker 1: This is amazing. So explain how it works. Again, walk us through it.
Dr. John Jaquish: So in high impact, think gymnastics. Gymnasts hit the ground
at very high a velocity, and that compresses bone very briefly. When bone is
being compressed, osteogenesis is stimulated. So the cells in the bone pull in
minerals and make the bone stronger. You see it here in a video.
Speaker 1: So how much time, then, Marie-Jeanne, do you spend on this machine or
with this machine?
Marie-Jeanne J: The machine, I would say no more than five maximum, six minutes
once a week.
Speaker 1: Once a week.
Marie-Jeanne J: You don’t have to have gym clothes on or anything.
Dr. John Jaquish: No, you’re dressed to do it right now.
Marie-Jeanne J: If I wanted to do it now, if you wanted to do, all we do is
change your shoes. Maybe put tennis shoes on.
Dr. John Jaquish: No heels.
Marie-Jeanne J: No heels.
Speaker 1: No heels. Go ahead, Marie-Jeanne.
Marie-Jeanne J: That’s all it is. There are four exercises, the pushing of the
legs, and you can see in front of you, on a TV.
Dr. John Jaquish: There’s computer feedback, biofeedback telling you measures of
your functional bone performance.
Speaker 1: Now she just said, John, she does it five minutes once a week.
Dr. John Jaquish: That’s right.
Speaker 1: So will she have to do this every week?
Dr. John Jaquish: Well, what’s been tested clinically is one year or six months.
We recommend locations, they do an 18 month course, and then do another DEXA
scan, it’s a bone scan where you look at the density of the bone. So pre and
post looking at bone density, but someone can do it for, let’s say, two years,
and then they won’t necessarily need to do it, or they can continue, like my mom
is, to maintain bone health.
Speaker 1: So you recommend patients who use this with the advice of their
Dr. John Jaquish: That’s right.
Speaker 1: What are professionals saying about this?
Dr. John Jaquish: They’re behind it. Most physicians would love to have a
non-drug alternative, and that the best part about a non-drug alternative like
this is you can try it first. The worst thing that happens is it doesn’t work.
Nobody gets cancer, nothing adverse will happen.
Speaker 1: Exactly.
Dr. John Jaquish: So there’s no osteonecrosis of the jaw. That’s one of the
issues with some of the drugs in the field, is the jaw begins to dissolve.
There’s no issue with that, so you can try this first, and then if it doesn’t
work, then something else.
Speaker 1: Okay. If people would like more information on the machine …
Dr. John Jaquish: Yes, the product’s called bioDensity, and they go to
Speaker 1: Okay. Good deal. John and Marie-Jeanne, thank you so much for joining
us, and happy Mother’s Day.
Marie-Jeanne J: Thank you for having us.
Speaker 1: Happy Mother’s Day. Look at you. I just love the look on your face,
because you’re just like, “I did this for my mommy.”
Dr. John Jaquish: I did.
Speaker 1: And for so many other mothers.
Dr. John Jaquish: That’s right, a lot of other mothers.
Speaker 1: Thank you so much. We appreciate it. It is now 12:27, when we …