Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis and Have Strong Bones for Life-Naturally

Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis and Have Strong Bones for Life-Naturally

by Lara Pizzorno
     
 

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Osteoporosis has become a common scourge, afflicting people-especially women-in ever-growing numbers. Yet osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax® or Boniva® are dangerous-not only do they actually increase your risk for bone fractures, they may also cause heart problems and kill bone tissue in your jaw!

Are women genetically programmed to develop weak, brittle

Overview

Osteoporosis has become a common scourge, afflicting people-especially women-in ever-growing numbers. Yet osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax® or Boniva® are dangerous-not only do they actually increase your risk for bone fractures, they may also cause heart problems and kill bone tissue in your jaw!

Are women genetically programmed to develop weak, brittle bones? The answer is an emphatic "No!" Your Bones uncovers the real culprits responsible for the osteoporosis epidemic. It will not only teach you how to identify those factors in your life that are putting your bones at risk; it will also arm you with the cutting-edge information you need to prevent osteoporosis and maintain strong, healthy bones for life-naturally, relying on diet, supplements, and exercise.

The photo is of me, Your Bones co-author Lara, aged 60, on a 2009 Mother's Day hike in Stehekin, Washington. I was diagnosed with osteopenia in my very early 50s. Today, I have strong, healthy bones, which I credit to having done everything recommended in this book. I am genetically at very high risk for osteoporosis, but now I will be the first woman in my family in all the generations I know about not to die an osteoporosis-related death. You too can have strong, healthy bones for life.

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Library Journal
In the introduction to this new book on bone health, Pizzorno (coauthor, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods) shares her story of being diagnosed with osteopenia (loss of bone density) a decade ago. Ten years after her diagnosis, she has strong bones, and she—writing with Wright, a medical doctor specializing in natural medicine—here presents the reasons to avoid conventional medicine when diagnosed with bone problems and how to change your lifestyle to promote bone health. The information is presented in a straightforward and easy-to-read style that will be understandable to lay readers. Back matter includes a glossary, references, and resources (including the nutrition website Pizzorno edits). VERDICT Consumer health collections looking for another book about the natural ways to prevent osteoporosis would do well to choose this title. Those looking for recipes or photos of recommended exercises need to look elsewhere.—Mindy Rhiger, St. Paul

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607660071
Publisher:
Axios Press
Publication date:
04/16/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.07(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Lara Pizzorno, MA, LMT, is managing editor for Longevity Medicine Review, co-author of Natural Medicine Instructions for Patients, and editor of The World’s Healthiest Foods: Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating.
Jonathan V. Wright, MD, holds degrees from Harvard and the University of Michigan, and has been at the forefront of natural biomedical research and treatment since 1973.
The authors live in the Seattle, Washington, area.

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