Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis and Have Strong Bones for Life —Naturally

Lara Pizzorno, MA, LMT with Jonathan V. Wright, MD
Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis and Have Strong Bones for Life —Naturally
Praktikos Books, Mt. Jackson, VA, 2011

Lara Pizzorno emphatically raises the red flag on conventional bone medicine. With a genetic inheritance of insufficient vitamin D receptors, Pizzorno recognizes that her critical bone issues aren't relevant for everyone. Highlighting natural prevention and treatment strategies for different situations, Your Bones offers uncomplicated scientific advice for bone health. Along with vitamins and minerals (each described in depth) strong bones require lots of fresh vegetables and short periods of gung ho exercise. What they don't need are the patent medicines prescribed for osteoporosis (e.g. Fosamax, Boniva). Shockingly, these pharmaceuticals don't build healthy new bone, they cause retention of old, brittle bone! In addition, these bisphosphonates have nasty side effects and are well known to be dangerous. In 2008 the FDA actually questioned Merck about Fosamax increasing femur fractures. In response, Merck added this as a possible side effect in the package insert — 16 months later. So watch refined sugars, figure your ideal weight and build your bones, naturally! — Reviewed by Gail Lord