Friday, November 20, 2009

THE WHOLE-FOOD GUIDE TO STRONG BONES: HAPPY HEALTH BOOK BUNDLE, BOOK THREE

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THE WHOLE-FOOD GUIDE TO STRONG BONES
BY ANNEMARIE COLBIN

PART OF THE
HAPPY HEALTH BOOK BUNDLE


ABOUT THE BOOK:

A pioneering nutritionist shows you:
  • How to strengthen bones with the food you eat
  • How to rebuild bone mass naturally
  • Why estrogen therapy, calcium supplements & prescription medications are not the answer
  • Which foods weaken the bones& diminish bone mass

It's essential to maintain strong bones to keep an active lifestyle, but aside from taking a daily calcium supplement, is there really anything you can do to improve your bone health? With this complete program for stronger bones created by health educator Annemarie Colbin, you'll learn the best foods to eat to build bone mass and find out which foods actually weaken bones. You'll also discover how exercise and finding personal balance can improve your health and prevent fragility fractures, menopause-related bone loss, and osteoporosis.

Learn:

  • What puts you at risk for bone fracture
  • Why medication and estrogen therapy may not work for you
  • How the nutrients in whole foods build bone mass
  • 85 easy recipes that maximize the bone-building effects of whole foods

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D., author of The Whole-Food Guide to Strong Bones: A Holistic Approach, is a health educator and award-winning writer, consultant, and lecturer. She is the founder and CEO of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City. She is author of several books including Food and Healing and writes a column, "Food and Your Health," for New York Spirit magazine.

REVIEW:


This book is important to people, especially women, when we know that osteoporosis and low bone density can occur easily in midlife years and be the cause of many falls that include the dreaded and often even deadly broken hip. In the book is a summary of what most experts say about avoiding these risks.

Perhaps because people spend so much more time indoors now then they used to and use sunblock when they go outside, which is smart in most cases, it states that 75% of people who are looking for help for osteoporosis are diagnosed as having a Vitamin D deficiency. Amazingly, according to this book, eating lettuce daily can help to prevent 45% of the risks of hip fractures. Some people who eat low calcium diets also tend to suffer fewer fractures than those on high-calcium diets. Annemarie Colbin gives information in this book that is easy to understand and things we all need to know about diet and weight bearing exercise.

About one-third of the book is filled with what is described as tasty, bone-healthy recipes. I have to admit that I did not make any of these recipes but they all looked and sounded like they would be good. Much of this book seems to make sense but I also am a bit cautious about basing all my life choices in connection with how I deal with bone mass and healthy bones on one book written by a non-medical doctor. I do think you can learn some good questions to ask your doctor but in that Annemarie Colbin is a Ph.D, although a revered health educator and consultant, I am just a bit cautious about a few of the topics she discusses such as the merits of lowering the amount of milk and calcium products you consume based on some research out of some countries with lower osteoporosis rates where they do consume less. I think there are many valid and thought provoking points in the book to get you thinking about a very important health topic so easily overlooked. However, I also feel that there is no better resource than your own doctors or specialists who know you and your whole medical history. Still, there are many practical ideas and healthy recipes in the book and so it is worth reading for those reasons alone if nothing more.



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14 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

One thing it is about is how to avoid hip fractures. My bone density test says I am at high risk for that so I am interested in this book!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

For me I think the most important bones are the hip bones, although the bones protecting my skull rate pretty high with me too! :--)

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g.g. said...

It tells how to strengthen bones through the food you eat

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g.g. said...

I think the back bone is most important as it can make you paralyzed possibly if you break it


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Benita said...

This book is important to people, especially women, when we know that osteoporosis and low bone density can occur easily in midlife years and be the cause of many falls.

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Benita said...

I think all the bones are important, the skull, the hip and of course the neck vertebra.


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Benita said...

I subscribed to bibliofreak to try to win a kindle.

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holdenj said...

One thing I've recently heard about which seems to be addressed is the sunlight/vitamin D connection and how sunscreen takes away some of that natural good stuff. Sun is at a premium in my neck of the woods (up north!) and they recommend supplements because the sun isn't strong enough in the winter.
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holdenj said...

I think the backbone and hip bones are probably some of the most important bones. They are strong and kind of help hold up the rest of our frame.
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+5 I signed up via your link to try to win a kindle!
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Linda K said...

One third of the book is about bone healthy recipes

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Linda K said...

I feel the spine and all of its segments are probably the most important ones.

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Angela said...

I just started reading this one and am really interested in the information since both my grandmothers (and the one great-grandmother I knew) shrunk a lot as they aged and both grandmothers broke hips as well.

I think the recipe section will probably be my favorite part though!

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