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


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

Your Bones contains everything you need to know for healthy bones in one book, providing scientifically based advice which highlights natural prevention and treatment strategies. This UPDATED AND EXPANDED edition includes many new studies on the dangers of the bisphosphonate drugs and an in depth discussion of two new drugs with potential adverse effects. Also new: more information on bone-busting patent medicines, calcium supplementation options, strontium, vitamin K2, and zinc as well as a section on bone-building exercise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607660132
Publisher: Axios Press
Publication date: 03/16/2013
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 91,500
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Part 1 You are at Risk for Osteoporosis

1 If You Are a Woman, You're at High Risk for Osteoporosis 5

What Is Osteoporosis? 5

Part 2 Why Conventional Medicine is Not the Answer for Strong Bones

2 The Bisphosphonate Patent Medicines Prescribed to Prevent Osteoporosis Should Be Your Las Choice for Healthy Bones 11

The Bisphosphonate Patent Medicines Prescribed for Osteoporosis (e.g., Fosamax®, Actonel®, Boniva®, Reclast®), Have Very Nasty Side Effects 13

Bisphosphonates: A Long List of Other Adverse Side Effects 23

More Evidence Confirms Bisphosphonates (e.g., Fosamax®, Reclast®, Aclasta®, Actonel®, Boniva®) Are NOT Your Bones' Best Friends 34

Denosumab (aka Prolia®, Xgeva®)-Even Worse than the Bisphosphonates 52

Why You Should Forego Forteo® 66

Latest Research Proves You Can Restore the Health of Your Bones-Safely and Effectively-Naturally 76

Part 3 What Increases Your Risk for Osteoporosis?

3 What You Don't Know Can Give You Osteoporosis 85

Are You Sure You're Getting Enough Calcium? 86

How Much Protein Do YOU Need? 92

Refined Sugars Make Your Belly Fat but Your Bones Skinny 96

Soft Drinks Are Hard on Bones 97

Greens Give the Go-Ahead for Great Bones; Their Absence Slams the Brakes on Bone-Building 98

"Bs" for Better Bones 99

"C" Your Way to Stronger Bones 105

4 What Else Increases My Risk for Osteoporosis? 109

Osteoporosis, a Family Affair? 109

Gastric Bypass: Free Pass?

Not for Your Bones 110

The Liver-Kidney Connection to Bone 113

What's Hyperparathyroidism and Why Should My Bones Care? 114

Do Your Favorite Activities All Involve Sitting? 117

Getting Any…Sunshine? 119

Gloria Vanderbilt Once Said, "A Woman Can't Be Too Rich or Too Thin." She Was Half-Wrong 123

Bone-Busting Patent Medicines 124

Are Your Bones Going up in Smoke? 139

More than Two Drinks of Liquor Makes Bone Loss Much Quicker 143

Fluoride: Could Your Tap Water or Toothpaste Be Destroying Your Bones? 144

5 What Men Don't Know Can Increase Their Risk for Osteoporosis 153

What Are the Key Risk Factors for Osteoporosis in Men? 154

6 Chances Are, You Are Already Losing Bone 157

How Can I Tell if I'm Losing Bone? 158

What Tests Are Used to Check for Bone Loss? What Qualifies as Osteoporosis? 158

What to Expect If You Don't Take Steps to Actively Prevent Bone Loss: What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Osteoporosis? 163

Part 4 How to Have Strong Bones for Life

7 Strong Bones for Life, Naturally 167

What Your Bones Really Need to Stay Strong 167

Bone-Building Vitamins 168

Key Bone-Building Minerals 204

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Builds Bone 256

The Bone-Building Diet (I Can Eat My Way to Strong, Healthy Bones?) 263

Bone-Building Exercises 271

8 If I Follow These Recommendations, What Can I Expect? How Soon Will I See Results? 305

Appendix A Lab Tests For Your Bones 307

Appendix B Vitamin and Mineral Essentials for Healthy Bones 339

Resources 353

Where Can I Find an "Integrative" Doctor Who Will Help Me Build and Keep My Bones Strong, Naturally? 353

Additional Helpful Resources 355

More Information on STOTT PILATES® for Osteoporosis 355

Contact Lara Pizzorno 357

Glossary 359

Endnotes 367

About the Authors 461

Index 463

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