Building Bone Vitality: A Revolutionary Diet Plan to Prevent Bone Loss and Reverse Osteoporosis--Without Dairy Foods, Calcium, Estrogen, or Drugs

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Building Bone Vitality: A Revolutionary Diet Plan to Prevent Bone Loss and Reverse Osteoporosis--Without Dairy Foods, Calcium, Estrogen, or Drugs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071600194
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 303,057
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of health and wellness at the

University of North Carolina. She is the author of Healthy Eating for Life for Children

and has appeared in Time and Newsweek and on National Public Radio.

Michael Castleman has been called “one of nation’s top health writers” by

Library Journal. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The

Healing Herbs and Before You Call the Doctor, and his science journalism has

been nominated twice for the National Magazine Awards.

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Table of Contents

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

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  • Posted March 7, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    As said in another book, if you believe that bones are made of c

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2013

    Recommended - a must read.

    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.

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