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Osteoporosis Books To Bolster Your Natural Treatment Program

The osteoporosis books we recommend here provide outstanding guidance on the prevention and treatment of bone loss. They also challenge the myth of osteoporosis.

The best books on osteoporosis encourage readers to prevent osteoporosis through a healthy diet; calcium supplements that include the right vitamins; and lots of wonderful exercise.

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Preventing And Reversing Osteoporosis

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Some books have such timeless and common-sense advice that you want to treasure them for years.

Preventing And Reversing Osteoporosis: What You Can Do About Bone Loss – A Leading Expert's Natural Approach To Increasing Bone Mass by Alan Gaby is a perfect example and it's a real gem.

Every patient with osteoporosis has already heard the advice "take more calcium and exercise more," but this author suggests more. He says that in addition to following that advice, women should take additional mineral supplements (including strontium, boron, and several others).

The author documents many of these mineral supplements to be at least as important as calcium in building bone density. Some of the things you'll learn are:

  • How diet can help or hurt your bones
  • How food allergies contribute to osteoporosis
  • Which types of exercise are beneficial
  • Why vitamin K is as important for bones as calcium

Building Bone Vitality

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This is the best book that we have found for explaining the benefits of an alkaline diet... a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. A friend has used this strategy very successfully in his osteoporosis treatment program.

Building Bone Vitality: A Revolutionary Diet Plan to Prevent Bone Loss and Reverse Osteoporosis – Without Dairy Foods, Calcium, Estrogen, or Drugs, by Amy Lanou and Michael Castleman, is a must-read.

For years, doctors have been telling us to drink milk, eat dairy products, and take calcium pills to improve our bone vitality. The problem is, they’re wrong.

This groundbreaking guide uses the latest clinical studies and the most up-to-date medical information to help you strengthen your bones, reduce the risk of fractures and prevent osteoporosis.

The Myth Of Osteoporosis

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The primary message in The Myth of Osteoporosis by Gillian Sanson is that the DXA scan for bone density is inadequate and may cause an over-diagnosis of osteoporosis. She argues that the problem with DXA is threefold. It:

  • It measures the quantity of the bone only and not the quality which is a better indicator of fracture risk.
  • It uses the peak bone mass of a young, white woman as the reference point.
  • It is unreliable because there is no international normal reference standard for DXA machines-so results vary between machines, regions and countries.

This work is well-research-based, providing clear insight into the myths of osteoporosis. These myths motivate both patient and physician into a lifetime of unnecessary testing and drug therapy therapy that can in fact be life-threatening.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Osteoporosis

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Osteoporosis: Help Prevent And Even Reverse The Disease That Burdens Millions Of Women, by Felicia Cosman, is a truly authoritative work.

This osteoporosis book covers everything women need to know, from the architecture of the condition, to methods for reducing risk factors, to preventative nutrition, exercise, supplements and vitamins.

It has the latest findings about estrogen and hormone replacement therapy.

Osteoporosis: An Exercise Guide

Osteoporosis: An Exercise Guide by Margie Bissinger (Editor) is one of the most practical exercise guides written to help fight against osteoporosis and low bone mass.

Beautifully illustrated, the exercises offer an effective program to improve strength, balance, and posture.

This book also includes a section illustrating safe ways to perform simple acts such as sitting, lifting, and sneezing.

Exercises For Osteoporosis

Exercises For Osteoporosis: A Safe And Effective Way To Build Bone Density And Muscle Strength, by Dianne Daniels, is another great osteoporosis book.

This osteoporosis book has over 100 detailed exercises for people at all levels of fitness and stages of bone-loss.

It has complete beginner, intermediate, and advanced workout programs-including exercises to improve balance and prevent falls and fractures.

The workout programs are illustrated with 100 black and white photos.

Strong Women, Strong Bones

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This osteoporosis book is well researched, well presented, and easy to use. The exercise section is well laid out and offers viable alternatives but could give more attention to the weight-lifting section.

Based on the latest scientific information, and including practical advice on the best nutrition, exercise, and medication, Strong Women, Strong Bones by Miriam E. Nelson is an essential guide for any woman who wants to know more about the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. It includes:

  • a one-hour-per-year plan for healthy bones
  • a self-test to assess risk factors
  • facts on the most accurate bone-density tests
  • tips on supplements beyond calcium, plus new findings on soy
  • workouts for strong bones, fully illustrated, with a new two-minute exercise
  • facts on the latest medical breakthroughs

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