The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook: How to Prepare and Combine Whole Foods to Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis Naturally

The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook: How to Prepare and Combine Whole Foods to Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis Naturally


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The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook: How to Prepare and Combine Whole Foods to Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis Naturally by Laura Kelly, Helen Bryman Kelly

A Medicine Through Food™ Guide

Drugs that claim to prevent or redress bone loss can actually cause bones to crumble and break. Calcium supplements, fortified processed food, and pasteurized dairy don't work because the calcium in them doesn't reach our bones. It’s a grim picture, but The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook can help. Coauthors Dr. Laura Kelly and Helen Bryman Kelly, daughter and mother, have a firm grasp on the disciplines concerned with bone health, including nutrient absorption and bone metabolism. They offer readers a natural, effective, and safe approach to conserving bone mass and building healthy bones by creating a personalized nutrition plan that includes eating the right foods in the right combinations.

The authors’ quest for a natural, effective, safe way to prevent and treat bone loss began after 20 years of frustration, during which Helen tried supplements and several popular dietary approaches to arrest bone loss, only to see her bones continue to deteriorate year by year. Drawing on her knowledge of metabolic science and a rigorous examination of current research, Laura created a unique diet-based approach to bone health that allowed Helen’s body to absorb the nutrients that are naturally present in whole foods. Helen has been following her personal nutrition plan for four years and has stopped her bone loss completely—without taking any pharmaceuticals.

Part One of the book begins with a primer on bone metabolism, including the roles of individual vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that can help build strong bones. Building on this knowledge and more, the authors provide a framework and worksheets so readers can use the recipes and work with their doctors to create their personal nutrition plan for skeletal health.

The book includes more than 100 bone-health recipes ranging from sauces and small plates to soups, salads, and main dishes, drinks and desserts. The authors also explain how to make staple ingredients such as ghee and bone health vinegar and how to grow shiitake mushrooms—an important source of vitamin D. Readers can count on their personal nutrition plans and the Kellys’ recipes to provide food that helps calcium reach, and potentially strengthen, their bones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603586245
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 07/21/2016
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 152,397
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Laura Kelly is a licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She completed her medical training and doctorate at Yo San University in Los Angeles. Her private practice focuses on primary care and chronic disease. She is working with a research group to document the biochemical effects of Chinese herbs on fatigue and is leading the investigation on a nonsurgical treatment for paralysis. On her blog, Case Notes at, she writes about her experiences in medical practice. In 2017, she will complete The Institute of Functional Medicine’s Certificate Program (IFMCP). She lives and works in Topanga, California.

Helen Bryman Kellyis an award-winning research writer who specializes in medicine and management. She has served as visiting faculty at universities in the United States and the U.K. and is an experienced public speaker. Her client list has includedYale University, IBM, andMcGraw-Hill Books. She was the London-based European editor fortheworkingmanager.comfor more than a decade and has been a freelance contributing editor forAdvantage Business Mediasince 2008.

Dr. Baker is a graduate and former faculty member of Yale Medical School, Peace Corps Volunteer, family practitioner, Gesell Institute Director, founder of Defeat Autism Now! and, Linus Pauling Award recipient, and associate editor of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal. He is the author of Detoxification and Healing.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction: Why Supplements Alone Won't Save Us 1

Part I Take Charge of Your Bone Health 11

1 About Your Bones 13

2 Systemic Factors That Promote Bone Loss 27

3 Choose Natural Food for Healthy Bones 33

4 Disarm Anti-Nutrients in Plant-Based Foods 45

5 Gut Bugs Can Be a Bone's Best Friends 55

6 Considering Supplements 63

7 Phytoestrogens, Cholesterol, and Bone Loss Pharmaceuticals 75

8 Speaking with Your Doctor 89

9 Launch a Plan and Start Cooking 93

Part II Cook for Bone Health 109

10 Setting the Stage 113

11 Quick Start 125

12 Start the Day 135

13 Soups 141

14 Salads 149

15 Sauces, Dressings, and Marinades 161

16 Small Plates 169

17 Main Stage 179

18 Sides 197

19 Desserts 209

20 Drinks 219

21 Snacks 225

22 Make Your Own 231

Acknowledgments 249

Appendix: Personal Nutrition Plan Worksheets 251

Resources 265

Notes 269

Bibliography 275

Index 279

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The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook: How to Prepare and Combine Whole Foods to Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis Naturally 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SirLancelot1012 More than 1 year ago
Dr. Laura Kelly has written an "iconic" treatise in text format that encompasses integrative and functional metabolomics, helping establish the foundation for wellness, not only in osseous maladies, ie: osteoporosis, but in the panorama of nutrient-deficient disease that underpin the extreme gravity of illness in the US and globally. Her in-depth research, bibliographical credits and functional organic recipes are applauded. A text well done in appropriate vernacular and purpose. Kudos, Dr. Kelly.