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Part 1: Why Can't We Make Bone Loss Go Away?
Chapter 1 Calcium Is No Cure
Chapter 2 Not All Research Is Equal
Chapter 3 What a Closer Look Reveals about Milk, Calcium Supplements, and Vitamin D
Part 2: The Bone Vitality Cure: Low-Acid Eating and Daily Walking
Chapter 4 The Key to Building Strong Bones and Preventing Fractures: The Acid/Alkaline Balance
Chapter 5 If Calcium Is the Bricks, Where's the Mortar We Need for Strong Bones?
Chapter 6 Why a 40-Year-old "New" Theory Has Been So Long in Coming
Chapter 7 Evolving Toward Low-Acid Eating—Painlessly
Chapter 8 Simple, Delicious Low-Acid Recipes
Chapter 9 Walking Your Way to Stronger Bones
Chapter 10 Should You Take Osteoporosis Drugs Instead?
Part 3: Other Risk Factors for Osteoporosis and What You Can Do About Them
Chapter 11 Diabetes, Frailty, and Fractures
Chapter 12 Risk Factors for Fractures? Salt, Caffeine, Alcohol, Smoking, Depression, and Several Prescription Drugs
Afterword: Save Your Bones and Save the Planet
Posted March 7, 2013
As said in another book, if you believe that bones are made of calcium, you have subscribed to The Calcium Lie . You're not alone. Most consumers and, surprisingly, most doctors, believe that bones are made of calcium.
In an article named "Building Strong Bones" on "Travel and Health", it shows you that it takes at least 18 other nutrients to build strong bones in addition to calcium (Ca). I totally agree with author's point of view: low-acid eating and daily exercise are the best, most cost-effective ways to strengthen bone and reduce fractures.
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Posted October 16, 2013
This is an important book for those wanting an holistic perspective on osteoporosis. This condition is complicated and cannot be fully resolved just by taking a prescription medication, which has severe side-effects for many. The main premise of the book is that we need to bring into balance the acid-alkaline relationship. When we eat too many acidic foods, which the American diet leans heavily towards, we are creating chronic inflammation. This in turn stimulates more of the bone breakdown process rather than the bone rebuilding process...and that contributes to osteoporosis (low bone density, weakened bones). This book builds on that insight but recognizes that there are other factors, such as heredity, lack of exercise, other organs' malfunction, and the loss of estrogen, etc. Must read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 18, 2011
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