The best Osteoporosis Books 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: What You Can Do About Bone Loss--A Leading Expert's Natural Approach to Increasing Bone Massby Alan Gaby
Every patient with osteoporosis has already heard the advice "take more calcium and exercise more", but this author suggests that in addition to adhering to that advice, women should take additional mineral supplements (including
boron, and several others) many of which the author documents to be at least as important as calcium in building bone density.
BUILDING BONE VITALITY
This is the best book that I have found for explaining the benefits of an
...a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. A friend has used this strategy very successfully in his osteoporosis treatment program.
THE MYTH OF OSTEOPOROSIS by Gillian Sanson
The primary message in
The Myth of Osteoporosis
is that the DXA scan for bone density is inadequate and may cause an over-diagnosis of osteoporosis. She argues that the problem with
is threefold. It:
- measures the quantity of the bone only and not the quality which is a better indicator of fracture risk
- uses the peak bone mass of a young, white woman as the reference point
- is unreliable because there is no international normal reference standard for DXA machines-so results vary between machines, regions and countries.
WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS: Help Prevent and Even Reverse the Disease that Burdens Millions of Women by Felicia Cosman
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
and the latest findings about estrogen and
hormone replacement therapy.
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OSTEOPOROSIS: AN EXERCISE GUIDE by Margie Bissinger (Editor)
One of the most
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: A Safe and Effective Way to Build Bone Density and Muscle Strength by Dianne Daniels
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 by Miriam E. Nelson
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.
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