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1. Yoga for Osteoporosis: The Complete
2. The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis:
3. Osteoporosis: An Exercise Guide
4. Building Bone Vitality: A Revolutionary
5. Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis
6. Exercises for Osteoporosis: A
7. Exercises for Osteoporosis, Third
8. The Silent Thief: Osteoporosis,
9. Osteoporosis For Dummies
10. Cooking Well: Osteoporosis: Over
11. Boning Up on Osteoporosis: A Guide
12. Understanding, Preventing and
13. What You Must Know About Women's
14. 100 Questions & Answers About
15. Osteoporosis in Older Persons:
16. Healthy Bones: What You Should
17. Bone Loading: Exercises for Osteoporosis
18. Outwitting Osteoporosis: The Smart
19. Hormone Replacement Therapy :Yes
20. Mayo Clinic on Osteoporosis: Keeping

1. Yoga for Osteoporosis: The Complete Guide
by Loren Fishman, Ellen Saltonstall
Paperback: 318 Pages (2010-03-29)
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Asin: 0393334856
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A comprehensive, user-friendly medical yoga program designed for the management and prevention of osteoporosis, with more than four hundred illustrations.Osteoporosis leads to painful fractures due to loss of bone mass; yoga strengthens bones without endangering joints: it stands to reason that yoga is the perfect therapy for osteoporosis. Forty-four million Americans suffer from low bone mass, and osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually. Drugs and surgeries can alleviate pain, but study after study has shown that exercise is the best treatment, specifically low-impact, bone-strengthening exercises—hence, yoga.

In this comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated guide, Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, who between them have seven decades of clinical experience, help readers understand osteoporosis and give a spectrum of exercises for beginners and experts. Classical yoga poses, as well as physiologically sound adapted poses, are presented with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs. The authors welcome readers of all ages and levels of experience into the healing and strengthening practice of yoga. 321 illustrations ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful
Information based on studies -- some from the Mayo Clinic.
Provides yoga poses tobuild bone. Helped me develop a routine for my yoga practice that targets bone strengthening.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent information for all, not just those with osteoporosis
NOTE:I received a free review copy of this book from the web site Metapsychology Online Reviews; you can read a more detailed version of my review on that site.

Authors Loren Fishman, a doctor, and Ellen Saltonstall, an Ansura yoga instructor, certainly make a compelling case for the current crisis of osteoporosis facing Americans.They roll out statistic after statistic:55% of everyone over age 50 is known to have low bone mass; osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million hip fractures annually; women are just as likely to die after a hip fracture as they are from breast cancer; and so the list goes on.

Those of us who have reached our 30s and beyond need to be particularly concerned, as bone mass in the body reaches a natural maximum around the age of 30.After this, the rate of bone loss accelerates; although the bones can continue to be strengthened after age 40, for the most part, the rate of this deterioration can not be outpaced.But there ishope, and according to Fishman and Saltonstall, the best hope for both the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis is yoga.The authors emphasize that yoga is most effective when utilized as preventative practice, particularly when started at a young age.They state that yoga can serve to both strengthen bones and to raise peak bone mass.The authors do acknowledge that other types of exercise could serve to produce these same results.However, they distinguish yoga for several reasons, including its portability, its accessibility to all ages, its low cost (free to do in one's own home), its promotion of independence, and its timelessness.

The final four chapters of the book center around building an actual yoga practice.The first of these, "Before You Start," provides a basic overview of how the remaining chapters are organized, discusses contraindications, suggests useful props (including 3-5 blankets, 3 blocks, 2 bolsters, 2 belts, and 2 yoga mats), and reviews a few basic guidelines on form.The three chapters which follow offer postures which focus on Bone Strength, Muscle Strength, or Balance.Every single pose listed is shown at three levels:the first is the most modified Osteoporosis Variation, the second is the Osteopenia Variation, and the third is the Prevention Variation, with step-by-step numbered instructions given for each.Clear black and white photographs also accompany every pose.For those who already have prior yoga experience, this level of detail might feel somewhat cumbersome, but for those new to a yoga practice, the intelligent combination of text and illustration presented by Fishman and Saltonstall is likely to be invaluable.

I am in my early 40s, and I generally believe I am doing the "right" things to be fit and healthy:I exercise nearly every day, and I actually already practice yoga an average of about 3-4 times per week.However, my yoga sessions tend to be more on the gentle side, and after reading Fishman and Saltonstall's book, I realize that striving for greater variety in my routines might better serve me in the crucial task of osteoporosis prevention.Although I am obviously a proponent of yoga myself and wholeheartedly agree that yoga is a practice which can be of benefit to all, I also found the authors to be a bit unfair in their criticisms of some other fitness disciplines.For example, they are rather dismissive of Pilates other than to say that "many Pilates exercises are derived from yoga poses" (there is actually no evidence for this; Joseph Pilates developed his system out of his work as a gymnast).Similarly, they fail to note that weight-lifting (which they do acknowledge is effective in building bone strength), like yoga itself, can be easily modified to reduce the risk of injury.

Overall, this book is an important work.Certainly it is a must-read for anyone diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis, particularly those who are motivated to proactively treat their condition.But I would also recommend it for those who, like me, are in 30s or 40s, are active and healthy, and simply want to stay that way.

5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific book for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis..
Have only been using this book a short time, but I am really impressed. The exercises are graded according to whether the reader has osteoporosis, osteopenia, or is aiming at prevention. So I feel safe knowing the exercises I choose are appropriate. The book also has plenty of information on how bone loss and bone gain happens, plus advice on food etc. I thoroughly recommend this book for any woman wanting to protect and improve her bones.

3-0 out of 5 stars A lot of technical talk, maybe not for the average lay person
With below average bone density, I'm searching for ways to ward off osteoporosis as I age, without taking any of the nasty side-effect inducing drugs being pushed by big pharma.I'd heard about Dr. Fishman's study and anxiously awaited the book, hoping it would offer a simple program I could follow at home.I have good reading comprehension skills, but a lot of the discussion in the first part of the book was written in a dry and technical manner and I found wading through it to be a chore.The second half of the book sets forth the recommended poses, with variations presented depending on your current bone strength and level of ability.Black and white photos accompany the pose descriptions.While I think the possibilities of yoga as a means to prevent bone loss are fascinating, I feel this book is more suited to those who have a good grasp of medical jargon and human anatomy than perhaps the average person on the street.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This is a thorough look at Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.Helpful for both teacher and student.The medical perspective combined with the poses offer a unique look at these issues. ... Read more

2. The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis: How to Improve Bone Strength and Reduce Your Fracture Risk (The Whole-Body Healing)
by R. Keith Mccormick
Paperback: 220 Pages (2009-05-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$9.65
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Asin: 1572245956
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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No pill will cure you of osteoporosis. While medication can sometimes help, it won't fully address the underlying causes of your osteoporosis or osteopenia. To restore bone health, you'll need a targeted program combining the best bone-building strategies from traditional and holistic medicine. The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis distills these complex strategies into a whole-body plan you can begin today to dramatically improve your bone strength and overall vitality.

    This comprehensive guide includes information on:
  • What to eat for stronger bones
  • Choosing bone-building supplements and osteoporosis medications
  • Foods and medications that may be contributing to bone loss
  • Signs and symptoms that can help you monitor your bone health
  • How lab tests can help you personalize your plan

"...the most updated, advanced, and comprehensive approach to bone health regeneration available today."
--Susan E. Brown, Ph.D., author of Better Bones, Better Body ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful Resource
This book is a wonderful resource with very detailed nutritional information that is helpful to people who have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis.Of all the books I have read, this is the most helpful.The author is a former Olympian triathlete who was diagnosed with osteoporosis at the age of forty five years old.Having osteoporosis made no sense to him because he thought he had done everything right to keep his body healthy. Keith McCormick shares the nutritional knowledge he gained from years of research as to what caused him to develop osteoporosis and how to improve his condition.His book offers hope.I highly recommend it to anyone concerned about this chronic condition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally Help for Osteoporosis
I have been a patient of Dr. McCormick's for over 20 years, and I would put my life in his hands.In recent years I have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis, and he and his book have been a godsend to me.. His book goes into detail that's understandable by the non-medical mind, but still helps people like me deal correctly with my osteoporosis, and the improvement and benefits from following his recommendations have helped me immensely.I whole-heartedly recommend this book to anyone with osteoporosis or even osteopenia, as it will help you either get better, or at least not get worse, and it explains when medicines are needed, and when they can be avoided, as they have side effects, and they don't always accomplish what we all want, which is a lowered fracture risk.I can't say enough how this book has helped me and how easy it is to read and understand and follow his proven program.

Maggie Frank O'Connor
Granby, MA

5-0 out of 5 stars A guide for readers who want to better fight off osteoporosis
The human body is weird, one seemingly unrelated thing may be causing someone pain elsewhere in their body. "The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis: How to Improve Your Bone Strength and Reduce Your Fracture Risk" is a guide for readers who want to better fight off osteoporosis through improved general fitness and health. A more healthy body will help fight off the aches and pains of a particular part, and R. Keith McCormick equips readers with the knowledge they need to combat it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Timely topic
This work is an excellent example of the integrated approach to a pervasive chronic health condition....osteoporosis.

I have begun recommending it to my patients.

Thank you Dr. McCormick for an easy to understand approach to the control and prevention of bone loss.

Anthony W. Hamm, DC, FACO

5-0 out of 5 stars A Valuable Guide for Bone Health
Finally! A clear and comprehensive overview of the real contributing causes of osteoporosis, and what you need to do to overcome it. It is always refreshing to see health guidance that is truly holistic, and written with intelligence and integrity. Keith McCormick, a chiropractic physician specializing in bone fragility management, distills the complex and interactive lifestyle, nutritional and environmental factors involved in osteoporosis and osteopenia, its precursor. He clearly explains the biochemistry involved, and offers bone-building strategies that can dramatically reverse the condition with a combination of corrective nutrition, supplementation and appropriate exercise. ... Read more

3. Osteoporosis: An Exercise Guide
by Margie Bissinger
Paperback: 27 Pages (2008-02-14)
list price: US$10.95 -- used & new: US$10.95
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Asin: 0966879201
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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One of the most practical exercise guides written to help fight against osteoporosis and low bone mass. Ms. Bissinger utilizes her years of experience teaching and treat patients to create an easy to use, simple exercise guide. Beautifully illustrated, the exercises offer an effective program to improve strength, balance, and posture. Thanks to her years as a physicial therapist, she has provided an unique section illustrating safe ways to perform many activities one performs on a daily basis. Safe ways to perform simple acts such as sitting, lifting, and sneezing are demonstrated in her section on "activities of Daily Living". ... Read more

Customer Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Rare quality.
This author has produced a book of clear, simple, osteo-protective value and application for all osteoporosis fighters.Kudos and all the very best of good karma to Ms. Bissinger.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not Good Value
"Booklet" is over-priced for what it is.There are much better books available for the same money.I would NOT recommend this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Exercise Guide
It is usually hard to do exercises from a book rather than a video but this one works!The exercises are well explained and are accompanied by drawings showing both the correct and incorrect way to do them. The book is well written and easy to follow. It provides valuable information about the types of things you should and should not do if you have osteoporosis.Being recently diagnosed this was something I was concerned about and this book addressed all my concerns.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful and concise
Women need all the help they can get these days for osteoporosis, especially since prescription drugs are becoming an ominous choice for many.Love the simplicity of this book and one can get started immediately with the exercises, since it is a small book, to the point and gives helpful hints.What's really nice are the illustrations, since one doesn't have to think about alignment but simply look at the pictures.I am using these exercises consistently and will happily share with friends.This book is not only appropriate for people with bone density issues, but contains information that can benefit most anyone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Valuable info in a 27 page booklet
This book is only 27 pages long. It is more of a booklet than a book. However, it has great exercises (about 15 in all) with well-drawn illustrations and easy to understand text so there's no problem doing the excercises, and you can easily incorporate most of them into day-to-day living. There is valuable information for anyone dealing with low bone density. I learned quite a lot about which exercises are beneficial for a person with low bone density, and (even more importantly), which exercises could cause injury. ... Read more

4. Building Bone Vitality: A Revolutionary Diet Plan to Prevent Bone Loss and Reverse Osteoporosis--Without Dairy Foods, Calcium, Estrogen, or Drugs
by Amy Lanou, Michael Castleman
Paperback: 256 Pages (2009-05-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$9.54
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Asin: 0071600191
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Calcium pills don't work. Dairy products don't strengthen bones. Drugs may be dangerous.

For years, doctors have been telling us to drink milk, eat dairy products, andtake calcium pills to improve our bone vitality. The problem is, they’re wrong.This groundbreaking guide uses the latest clinical studies and the most upto-date medical information to help you strengthen your bones, reduce therisk of fractures, and prevent osteoporosis. You’ll learn why there’s no proof ofcalcium’s effectiveness, despite what doctors say, and why a low-acid diet isthe only effective way to prevent bone loss.

"This clear, convincing explanation of osteoporosis will change the way the world thinks about bone health. Lanou and Castleman prove beyond doubt that milk and dairy are the problem, not the solution."
-Rory Freedman, coauthor of #1 New York Times best seller Skinny Bitch

"The authors have tackled an almost intractable myth: that calcium is the one and only key to bone vitality. It isn't. Everyone who cares about preventing osteoporosis should read this book."
-- Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good advice, easy to read
Anyone who wants to improve their bone health, especially women, should read this book. If you are afraid of bisphosphonates like Fosamax, and you should be, this is a very sensible approach to keeping bones strong.

3-0 out of 5 stars Major Dietary Changes Required
This book, with a forward by Dr. Dean Ornish, is about making a significant change to most American diets.It may be on target and refers to several studies, but I'd like to see a group such as, Nutrition Action Health Letter, also weigh in on the diet prior to making this radical change in eating habits.If a person decides to follow this low acid diet, accomplished by cutting way back on meat, fish, poultry and cheese, it might be prudent to discuss this with your primary physician and have a bone density test and blood work prior to starting. The book also recommends weight bearing exercise such as, walking, and who could disagree with that exercise?Suggestions for preventing falls are also made.

5-0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive, evidence based book on maintaining bone health
This book is based on an enormous body of research, the studies vary in their results, and the authors' conclusions are based on the quantity and quality of the data.They emphasize that the end goal is preventing fractures, particularly the most debilitating, hip fractures. The association between bone mineral density (BMD) measurement and fracture risk is not linear, but depends on many factors which the book describes.
The association between dairy and calcium consumption and osteoporosis is scrutinizedby comparing the incidence of osteoporosis in countries with low and high intakes, and in individuals with low and high intakes. Even considering confounding factors, such as differences in sun exposure and physical activity, a greater bulk of the evidence points to a detrimental effect of higher dairy consumptionand ineffectiveness of calcium supplements.
Concerning quantity of protein intake, it seems unequivocally that high intake increases calcium losses in the urine. The studies cited in favor of increasing protein intake pertain to individuals under-nourished at baseline, not representative of the general population. Concerning protein quality, graphs are presented illustrating the relationship between hip fracture risk and dietary protein sources which point to lower risk when the vegetable:animal protein ratio is higher, and vice versa.
The book elaborates on the rationale for increasing one's intake of fruits and vegetables. The main ideas are that the alkaline effect of these products on the blood prevents loss of calcium from the bones and stimulates bone building cells, and that they contain all the numerous other nutrients required for bone health. Charts are provided with the effects of various foods on blood acidity, and a listing of all the essential nutrients and where they can be naturally found. It's a pity more research has not been conducted to test the effectiveness of a low-acid diet.
The chapter on physical exercise rounds up the comprehensive lifestyle recommendations.
The review of osteoporosis drugs is helpful, and I agree with the authors that their use should not be "automatic" but based on a judicious estimate of cost (known and unknown potential long term side effects) and benefit in each individual case.
I recommend this book because, whether one takes medication or not, it is a very useful resource for ways to improve not only bone health, but health in general.
Dolores Protagoras-Lianos, MD, FAAP

5-0 out of 5 stars The truth about bone health
Finally, an honest look at bone health and diet. After decades of misinformation from the dairy council, it's refreshing to see an honest look at the medical evidence behind diet and bones. Yes, the evidence against animal products has been growing for years, but this is the first time I've seen it encapsulated in an easy-to-read, medically grounded health book. Kudos to Castleman and Lanou for standing up and pointing out one of the most egregious health misperceptions of our time: that milk does a body good.

2-0 out of 5 stars "Science" with a hidden agenda
At first, this book seemed very scientific and I was impressed by all the studies. But then I encountered some statements about protein that just seemed kind of offand were poorly supported by research so I looked into who Amy Joy Lanou is. Turns out, she is a vegan, animal rights activist who appears to have a hidden agenda to get people to stop using animal products. She's a member of PCRM which has been described as follows:

"The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a wolf in sheep's clothing. PCRM is a fanatical animal rights group that seeks to remove eggs, milk, meat, and seafood from the American diet, and to eliminate the use of animals in scientific research. Despite its operational and financial ties to other animal activist groups and its close relationship with violent zealots, PCRM has successfully duped the media and much of the general public into believing that its pronouncements about the superiority of vegetarian-only diets represent the opinion of the medical community.
"Less than 5 percent of PCRM's members are physicians," Newsweek wrote in February 2004. The respected news magazine continued:

[PCRM president Neal] Barnard has co-signed letters, on PCRM letterhead, with the leader of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, an animal-rights group the Department of Justice calls a "domestic terrorist threat." PCRM also has ties to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. An agency called the Foundation to Support Animal Protection has distributed money from PETA to PCRM in the past and, until very recently, did both groups' books. Barnard and PETA head Ingrid Newkirk are both on the foundation's board.

New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey put it more crisply in a November 2004 piece about PCRM's annual airport-food ratings. "The physicians' committee has a PETA link," he wrote, "and its food rankings reflect that agenda." ... Read more

5. Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis : What You Can Do About Bone Loss--A Leading Expert's Natural Approach to Increasing Bone Mass
by Alan Gaby
Paperback: 320 Pages (1995-04-19)
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Asin: 0761500227
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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You Can Fight—and Even Reverse—Bone Loss
How strong are your bones? At 35, a woman's battle against bone loss begins. And, it intensifies with menopause and beyond. Conventional medicine has offered such controversial therapies as estrogen replacement, a treatment that is potentially dangerous and only partially effective. Now, Dr. Gaby, one of the foremost authorities on nutritional and natural medicine, offers practical advice on osteoporosis that substantially increases a woman's chances for maintainting and even regaining normal bone mass. Inside you'll learn:
·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
·And much more!
"A breakthrough approach to the successful treatment and/or prevention of osteoporosis."
Health News & Review
"Clear and practical. This book will help thousands of women create healthy bones. And for those who already have osteoporosis, it provides solutions and hope." —Christiane Northrup, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., bestselling author, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Gaby gives new hope.
My doctors are insisting that I take one of the Bisphosphonates (Boniva, Fosomax, etc.) but having had cancer, the reports of necrosis of the jaw terrify me. Besides that, I am having gastro-intestinal problems compounding the problem.I saw this book recommended in the Alternative Medicine book and I am so glad I purchased it.Dr. Gaby gives detailed information on every issue he presents regarding Osteoporosis.I am so engrossed in the book (half way through it):like reading a Thriller novel. No quack this man.He appears to be right up to date on the issues of hormones (I never realized there were so many types of Estrogen and Progesterone.) He explains why Vitamin K, Viatmin D, Boron, Magnesium, and so much more is so important when taking calcium.He backs up everything he presents with scientific medical studies.My one disappointment is that he wrote the book in 1994 and has not updated it.I would like to hear him address all the newer phamaceutical products that have hit the market and some of the sorry results.

5-0 out of 5 stars This regimen reversed my osteopenia dramatically
When I found out that I had osteopenia, I conducted extensive research on the Web, looking for solutions. Time and again, "Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis" surfaced as a highly-recommended source - so often that I decided to start with that book.

I took note of all the recommendations, such as exercise and diet, and I brought the list of recommended supplements to my doctor. He agreed that I should try it.

Two years later, my bone scan score improved dramatically; to the point where I am now considered to have "normal" bone density for my age.

I recommended it very highly.

1-0 out of 5 stars Tom
This product would be great if it wasn't based on 1994 data. A real waste of time and money.

5-0 out of 5 stars A further education
About six months ago Iwas told that I had osteopenia and almost went into a panic.This book educated me on the possible ways that this condition could be reversed before more bone loss could occur.The book was clear and concise in discussing natural approaches, nutrition and scientific studies and how to apply them in everyday life to obtain possitive results.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful book
Even though this book was published in 1994 and thus doesn't include some of the latest research on osteoporosis, I found it incredibly helpful in understanding this disease as well as other health issues I face.Because it addresses other health issues, it helped me to understand how one problem may impact bone health, though it may not necessarily be the direct cause of osteoporosis.I was particularly impressed with the section on food allergies and want to try to implement his elimination diet in some way.I have long suspected that I have some other food allergies and wonder if they might be a contributing factor to the osteoporosis?Since I am also hypothyroid I appreciated his discussion of this issue, also the constant references to absorption and resorption.

It is one of the few health books I have read from cover to cover in the last few months.There is a lot of information in the book.I did occasionally find some of the explanations a bit technical for me, but it showed me that the writer has a good understanding of the topics he discusses, and I am sure they are helpful to other readers.I certainly would not let that stop me from highly recommending this book. I also appreciated his discussion of the medical profession's resistance to alternative healing. ... Read more

6. Exercises for Osteoporosis: A Safe and Effective Way to Build Bone Density and Muscle Strength, Revised Edition
by Dianne Daniels MA
Paperback: 160 Pages (2004-10-19)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$87.00
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Asin: 1578261791
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Revised edition of this popular title includes information on medications for osteoporosis.

Over 25 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis. The disease eventually affects 1 out of every 2 women and 1 out of every 5 men, which is expected to double in the next 25 years.

Most physicians now encourage an active lifestyle to help strengthen bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

Exercises for Osteoporosis is an essential book for any and all at risk for this debilitating disease, with over 100 detailed exercises for all people, at all levels of fitness, and at all stages of the disease.


  • Exercises for the neck, hips, back, arms, and legs.
  • Special exercises to increase balance to help prevent falls and fractures.
  • Complete beginner, intermediate, and advanced workout programs.
  • 100 b/w photos.
Keeping an active lifestyle is one of the best ways to combat osteoporosis and Exercises for Osteoporosis is the best guide to keeping you active. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Helpful
I think that this book offers some easy excercises that you can do. The pictures are easy to follow and the explanations are simple.

4-0 out of 5 stars Get of the couch
You can take medication for osteoporosis but you need to get off the couch too.Working out and keeping your body active is what this book is about.No you do not have to be a workout fanatic.No the exercises are not too hard.This book helps you to build bone density and muscle strength with easy to follow exercise pictures. If you do have osteoporosis these exercises can help ease some pain too, plus you get moving and find yourself having more energy. Another plus about this book is it improves your balance. When you have osteoporosis you are especially concerned about falling and breaking a hip. I personally like this book because the workouts are easy and it has helped me improve my energy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stop Bone Loss
Keep your disease from progressing with these helpful exercises for osteoporosis.You'll also learn how to improve the quality of your exercises with each level.

4-0 out of 5 stars good information
Helpful information for excercises.Easy to understand with many pictures in the book.Helpful suggestions to improve the quality of your exercises with plans outlined for different levels of exercise.I recommend this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don'tbe fooled by the title
As a clinician-scientist, I believe in evidence
based medicine
There is no evidence base to support the work-out
shown here to my knowledge have been proven
to build bones as opposed to other types
of exercise. As scientist from respected institution
like NASA can tell you, the only most important
way the body needs to stimulate bone building
is periodic weight-bearing exercises & stepping.
The same view is shared by neurophysiologists
of NIH of USA
This kind of title is extremely misleading
& should be taken with a grain of salt ... Read more

7. Exercises for Osteoporosis, Third Edition: A Safe and Effective Way to Build Bone Density and Muscle Strength and Improve Posture and Flexibility
by Dianne Daniels
Paperback: 240 Pages (2008-06-10)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$11.78
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Asin: 1578262739
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The definitive and easy-to-follow exercise guide for maintaining healthy, strong bones.

More than 25 million Americans, almost 10% of our population, suffer from osteoporosis. While it is often thought of as an old woman’s disease, about 20% of osteoporosis sufferers are men and a growing number of young women, especially athletes, are being diagnosed with the disease.

The good news is that we can help prevent and treat osteoporosis and its precursor, osteopenia. Exercise can increase bone density, strengthen muscles, and improve balance and flexibility, thus reducing the risk of injury and helping to maintain daily functioning.

Featuring a comprehensive approach that incorporates yoga, Pilates, and Feldenkrais techniques with traditional weight-training and aerobics exercise, the third edition of Exercises for Osteoporosis includes:

■ Targeted exercises for at-risk body parts including hips, spine, wrists, and ankles
■ All-new sections on improving balance and flexibility to help prevent falls and fractures
■ Complete beginner, intermediate, and advanced workout programs

With more than 125 detailed exercises for people at all levels of fitness and all stages of the disease, Exercises for Osteoporosis is the best preventive medicine and the right prescription for maintaining health and well-being. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars I'm stronger and more flexible, thanks to the book
The book bills itself as "a safe and effective way to build bone density and muscle strength and improve posture and flexibility," and so far, so good.I can't vouch for the bone density improvement yet, because it takes a couple of years before a test will reveal much change.But I'm stronger, more flexible and my posture is much better.

I've been doing the lowest level of the exercises for about three weeks.I was sore all the time when I first started.I'm no longer sore, so I must have gained both strength and flexibility.It sure seems that way.I know my posture has improved.A great book.

Her premise is worthy:it takes more than strength to live a good life.Being flexible and lithe and standing straight and tall make a woman proud.

3-0 out of 5 stars I wanted more detail
My main complaint is that the first hundred pages came unglued from the binding the third time I used it. The other pages are barely hanging on. In a way that might be the way to use the book--line up the loose pages in the recommended order for your capability. Otherwise you will have to do a lot of page turning back & forth. I started out with sticky notes on each page to tell me to what page to turn for the next exercise.
The introduction has some good information about the importance exercise can play in rebuilding bone. It says to begin at a level commensurate with, or even below your current strength and progress to the harder ones. Many of the exercises fall way below my current strength, so I don't see how they would build my bones. But a few like the regular pushup is impossible for me. Even though I didn't feel like I had a hard workout, my muscles were sore the next day, so any exercise is more beneficial than my normal routine of sitting at the computer most of the day.
The book explains that technique is important--who wants to take the time and effort to exercise with no benefit. It has two pictures of a person (not a stick figure) to illustrate the exercise movement. The text tells you the starting position, the action to perform, then some details or pointers to do it correctly. For example it will say, "engage your transverse abdominals" and refers you to another page that is supposed to explain how to do that (about 150 words.) I still didn't get it, so I searched the Internet and found out the details I needed to know: an anatomy picture of that muscle group and 356 words about the correct technique to exercise them. Granted twice the words should have twice the information, but compared to the book I'm reviewing here, it seemed more like five times the information. Of course that book cost about five times the price of this one, but it was a hard back and I doubt the pages would fall out.

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8. The Silent Thief: Osteoporosis, Exercises and Strategies Prevention and Treatment (Your Personal Health)
by Karine Bohme, Frances Budden MD
Paperback: 288 Pages (2001-10-06)
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Are you at risk? Osteoporosis is often called "the silent thief" because bone loss occurs without symptoms. Today, 15 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis and, with the increasing proportion of older people in the population, this disease is on the increase. Although osteoporosis commonly affects people over the age of 50, it can strike at any age.

The Silent Thief is an authoritative book for those with osteoporosis and are concerned with lessening the symptoms, as well as for those who want to prevent the onset of the disease. It fully explains osteoporosis, discusses hereditary and lifestyle factors that contribute to its onset, outlines dietary and supplementary options, and illustrates detailed exercise programs for prevention and treatment at any age. ... Read more

9. Osteoporosis For Dummies
by Carolyn Riester O'Connor, Sharon Perkins RN
Paperback: 308 Pages (2005-07-01)
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Asin: 0764576216
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Facts and advice to help people understand and prevent osteoporosis

There are an estimated 55 million Americans over the age of 50 who have low bone mass. This easy-to-understand guide helps readers assess their risk and find a practical approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of osteoporosis. It covers bone density tests and a wide range of treatment options for osteoporosis-from hormone replacement therapy and acupuncture to calcium-rich foods, supplements, and exercise-and offers pointers on preventing broken hips and other common fractures. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Book for the Boomer Generation!
How nice to finally read a medical book not cloaked in jargon that needs a university degree to comprehend. Authors O'Connor and Perkins have taken the topic of osteoporosis and written a book - in normal English -that explains it in terms everyone can understand. From the causes and symptoms to the foods and exercises that help control osteoporosis, this is THE book that anyone who suffers from it, or knows someone who suffers from it, should read!

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply excellent
This book is all you need to understand and treat osteoporosis. Includes food, exercises, explanations and much, much more. Thanks

5-0 out of 5 stars Do Your Bones a Favor (read this book)
One easily finds needed information about osteoporosis through the user-friendly format of the Dummies guide.Large print headings, symbols in the border(warning, tip, remember, technical stuff) and checklists make the info accessible.
Having recently been horrified to be told I have osteoporosis, this book tells me what I needed to know.The section headings give you an idea of the coverage:
*Understanding Your Bones
*Keeping Your Bones Healthy (eating/exercising)
*Diagnosing and Treating Osteoporosis
Some top ten lists fill out the book, plus a state-by-state review of osteoporosis programs and a glossary.
Armed with the knowledge from this book, you can take an active role in managing your osteoporosis.
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10. Cooking Well: Osteoporosis: Over 75 Easy and Delicious Recipes for Building Strong Bones
by Marie Courtier
Paperback: 160 Pages (2009-06-30)
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Asin: 1578263026
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Can a healthy diet prevent Osteoporosis or make a difference in the health of patients whom already have developed the disease?

In a word, yes.

An estimation of 44 million Americans are at risk for Osteoporosis today. The disease eventually affects 1 out of every 2 women and 1 out of every 5 men, which is expected to double in the next 25 years.

Most physicians encourage not only an active lifestyle, but also a balanced diet to help strengthen bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Indeed, people with Osteoporosis often report considerable improvement in their well-being after changing their eating habits.

Cooking Well: Osteoporosis features over 100 recipes designed to improve daily functioning and aid in the treatment of this disease.

The book also features:
* An overview on how to live with osteoporosis
* A list of foods to avoid
* A meal diary and checklist to track your progress

All recipes and meals in the "Cooking Well" series have been specially created by renowned health and diet expert, Chef Marie-Annick Courtier, andCooking Well: Osteoporosis is an invaluable resource for your nutritional healing. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not impressed
I was hoping for a reliable source of recipes for cooking well for osteoporosis, but this is a pretty sloppy attempt.I had only been looking at the book for 5 minutes when I came across recipes that were completely useless.For example: Granola with Raisins and Dates has "granola" as an ingredient.Are you kidding me?There must be hundreds of choices for granola, never mind the home made recipes.How on earth can you give nutritional information for a recipe that contains "granola" if you don't know what kind? Another example: Oatmeal with Kiwi and Banana says you need 1/2 cup oatmeal.What kind of oatmeal?Instant, quick cooking, rolled, whole, steel cut?And yet they say there's 10g fiber in this recipe.Believe me, the amount of fiber in instant oatmeal is far less than in steel cut.

I give the book a 3 because not all the recipes are so lacking in rigor, but as you read these recipes, do ask yourself if the ingredients raise questions in your mind.If they do, take the nutritional analysis with, shall we say, a grain of salt.

4-0 out of 5 stars excellent
Got this book for my boyfriend's mother when we found out she was in the initial stages of bone loss. Great resource. ... Read more

11. Boning Up on Osteoporosis: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment
by National Osteoporosis Foundation
Paperback: 102 Pages (2008)
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Asin: 0979898943
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Newly revised 100+ page patient care handbook offers the most up-to-date information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. This reader friendly publication also includes detailed nutrition information and exercise instructions for people with low bone mineral density and osteoporosis. This four color publication contains many illustrations and graphics. It is also available in Spanish. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best booklet on osteoporosis!
This booklet pulls together all of the relevant, up to date and scientifically-based information on managing osteoporosis into one concise, easy to read piece.This is a must for all people who have osteoporosis, but it is also very useful for people who are at risk for osteoporosis or who are caring for a relative with osteoporosis.The National Osteoporosis Foundation is a respected and recognized leader in this field and the information can be trusted.As a nurse practitioner, I recommend it to my patients who need this information to be better informed on this subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars The most complete and up-to-date osteoporosis information for a great price!
While I don't have osteoporosis, my grandmother and mother have battled this disease. I found this to be an excellent resource for myself and my family members! It is easy to read and provides excellent information on risk factors, diet, exercise, screenings, preventing falls and so much more. I highly recommend this publication to everyone! ... Read more

12. Understanding, Preventing and Overcoming Osteoporosis
by Jane Plant, Gill Tidey
Paperback: 304 Pages (2004-12-01)
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More than 10 million individuals have osteoporosis in the US today. 18 million more have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk of developing the disease.

This revolutionary guide shows how new science indicates that the overwhelming cause of the disease is the Western diet and lifestyle, and that it is possible to reduce our risk of developing it and to prevent further degeneration in sufferers. Includes practical advice, meal plans and recipes. ... Read more

13. What You Must Know About Women's Hormones: Your Guide to Natural Hormone Treatents for PMS, Menopause, Osteoporosis, PCOS, and More
by Pamela Wartian, M.D. Smith
Paperback: 246 Pages (2009-10-30)
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Asin: 0757003079
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good reference book for women
Pamela Smith books are great, easy to read and
understand.This is an excellent book for
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14. 100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Second Edition
by Ivy M. Alexander, Karla A. Knight
Paperback: 344 Pages (2009-12-09)
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Asin: 0763777803
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Approximately ten million Americans have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many more at risk. Whether you suspect you may have these conditions or have a friend or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative book offers help for men and women of all ages.100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Second Edition, provides authoritative practical answers to your questions about treatment options, lifestyle decisions to improve bone health, sources of support, comments from men and women with bone loss, and much more. This new edition has been completely revised and updated with the latest information. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Not what I
100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia (100 Questions & Answers about . . .) expected.Organized well. Answers many questions that I had since I could not find much on the subject. It is a great place to start. There are exercises it tells you to do to help. In addition to diet changes. A great starting point.
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15. Osteoporosis in Older Persons: Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approach
Paperback: 192 Pages (2010-08-18)
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The book summarizes recent advances in the elucidation of the mechanisms involved in senile osteoporosis as well as its potential treatment, bringing an integrated approach from the bench to the clinical practice. A unique aspect of this book is its emphasis on the application of translational research in the field of osteoporosis and falls which make it useful not only to biologists but also to clinicians and epidemiologists.

The chapters are complemented with color figures showing the basics of bone biology, bone phenotypes and falls prevention interventions and also include tables and flowcharts.

Written by investigators (clinicians and basic scientists) in the field of aging bone research, this is a reference guide to geriatricians, gerontologists, endocrinologists, rheumatologists and bone biologists, medical trainees as well as other health professionals (pharmacists, physiotherapists, etc).

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16. Healthy Bones: What You Should Know About Osteoporosis
by Nancy Appleton
 Hardcover: 139 Pages (2002-08-01)

Isbn: 8170215897
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This book covers methods for correcting imbalances in body chemistry to prevent calcium loss. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars DEMOLISHES THE MILK MYTH!
Appleton's well-documented yet reader-friendly book shows that maintaining healthy bones is not based merely on ingesting dairy products, despite what the billboards proclaim.In fact, she shows us that excess dairy consumption can actually CAUSE osteoporosis.Since I can't eat dairy foods, I found much reassurance in her book.For a long time I wondered why the heavy milk and cheese eaters I have known seemed to lose their teeth, bow their backs, and break their hips in spite of all the calcium they had consumed.Appleton explains that there are other factors which cause osteoporosis which we don't hear about in the mainstream press, such as excess protein, sodium, and sugar.I've been following her suggestions for about a year, and my forty-seven-year-old bones and joints are feeling very good these days.

4-0 out of 5 stars Homeostasis key to Osteoporosis
Your bones are more than your calcium/magnesium balance. This book takesthe mystery out of understanding why the body loses calcium and how we canreverse the problem without massive doses of minerals. The key isunderstanding how our diet and lifestyle damages our bodies efforts to stayin balance, homeostasis. I read the older edition of this book and maybe ithas improved in the area of recipies and nutrition but the theory is great. If the new edition has the latest nutrition information aboutglyconutritionals and biochemical balance then I would up the grade to fivestars. ... Read more

17. Bone Loading: Exercises for Osteoporosis
by Ariel Simkin, Judith Ayalon
 Paperback: 160 Pages (1996-07)
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This is a guide to the preventative approach to the loss of bone-density, particularly in post-menopausal women of the 35-60 age group. Osteoporosis affects posture and resistance to fracture, causing back pain and increasing immobility. Careful, planned exercises may stimulate bone growth even in people already showing signs of osteoporosis, and this may be achieved without the complex, possibily risky, programmes of diet control and hormone replacement therapy currently advocated by some experts in menopausal therapy. This book combines a graded system of exercises with the basic facts about osteoporosis in a question-and-answer section. ... Read more

18. Outwitting Osteoporosis: The Smart Woman'S Guide To Bone Health
by Ronda Gates, Beverly Whipple
Paperback: 208 Pages (2003-03)
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Asin: 1582700990
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The onset of osteoporosis can set in motion a series of medical challenges that may lead to an early death. With this book, women who want to maximize good health as they age can learn how to prevent and treat the disease. This up-to-date resource provides the most current research and offers practical advice about maintaining or regaining normal bone mass. Readers learn about the controversial role of hormones, the peaks and declines of bone mass, risk and lifestyle factors, the role of drugs and supplements, and more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Advice on what to do for aging bones
Younger women's lifestyles and habits can affect the bones they will have in the future: that's the message of Outwitting Osteoporosis, a book which reveals the latest information on osteoporosis and how it effects both men and women. From uncontrollable and controllable risk factors to advice on what to do for aging bones, Outwitting Osteoporosis urges early prevention and understanding of the factors influencing the disease's spread.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent, indispensable resource!
This superb book offers a practical, helpful and comprehensive resource for women of all ages.The authors offer straightforward, up-to-date advice for prevention, assessment and treatment of osteoporosis.This treasure trove covers everything from risk factors to exercise, nutrition, calcium supplements and their impact on bone health, to recent controversies over hormone replacement therapy.The sections on Sexual Health, Osteoporosis in Men and Questions to Ask Your Doctor are excellent. Gates and Whipple make it clear that it is never too late and also never too early to take charge of one's own health. Outwitting Osteoporosis is indispensable for anyone seeking to insure a strong, active future.

5-0 out of 5 stars No wonder they're raving about this book!by "John K."
If you read Consumer Reports magazine you're familiar with the clear, understandable, truly helpful information and style.OUTWITTING OSTEOPOROSIS is even better!The book was urged on me by an enthusiastic woman friend (I'm a guy) who is also a women's health professional and teacher.I read the whole book -- not only because it was so interesting, but so well organized and well written.You will quickly find your appreciation and gratitude soaring for the bones that literally support all the rest of your body.And as you learn more, your appreciation increases!I've never read a book that does that, nor one that GIVES so much!Osteoporosis is a stealthy, mean disease.Our ignorance allows it to severely ruin our lives (yes, certainly including men) and those of other people we care about.Well, it's not going to ruin mine!It will probably SAVE mine!And for that I'm even more appreciative and grateful to the authors -- and to the friend who urged me to read it.Thank you all!

5-0 out of 5 stars Every woman should read this book!
I'm getting close to 50, and my daughter just turned 20, and we BOTH benefit from the kind of helpful, preventive and life-saving information in this book.The authors have done a great job educating women about bone health -- a topic not many of us talk about with any frequency OR authority, but we should. I remember a grandmother with a broken hip, and how a simple fall set in motion a series of events that robbed her of the last years of her life. Women don't have to suffer any more, and they can start now -- no matter what age -- with the kind of information in "Outwitting Osteoporosis." Thanks, Ronda and Beverly, for your contributions to women!

5-0 out of 5 stars This book saved my life!
Wow! This book worked miracles on me and my health. When the doctor told me I had osteoporosis, I didn't know what to do. He was barely any help. So I went to my local bookstore and picked up this book. Let me use 4 words to describe it: It saved my life. It gave me such helpful hints like "be careful not to fall down" and such. I totally reccomend this book! I couldn't put it down. ... Read more

19. Hormone Replacement Therapy :Yes or No?: How to Make an Informed Decision About Estrogen, Progesterone, & Other Strategies for Dealing With PMS, Menopause, & Osteoporosis
by Betty Kamen
Paperback: 276 Pages (1996-01)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars What Your Doctor Won't Tell You
Betty Kamen has written a great book about estrogen, progesterone, PMS, menopause, and osteoporosis, which was based on research.Betty states, "Impressive evidence now validates beyond a doubt that progesterone, progesterone-like extracts, and certain herbs can correct a deficiency which is proving to be the real cause of PMS, the real cause of menopausal symptoms, the real cause of osteoporosis."Most doctors treat their patients by writing prescriptions for drugs manufactured by the major pharmaceutical companies, which in this case may be synthetic estrogen.One problem with synthetic estrogen pills or tablets is that only a fraction will be absorbed by the body because of "first-pass" removal of foreign hormones by the liver.These synthetic estrogens have also been shown in many research studies to increase the risk breast cancer and other forms of cancer.Your doctor is unlikely to tell you about the benefits of the natural progesterone which cannot be patented by the pharmaceutical companies.Progesterone is an important building block in estrogen production, and when progesterone levels peak in the menstrual cycle, there will be 140 times more progesterone than estrogen.Diosgenin, which is a Mexican yam extract, has been made to match natural progesterone exactly.It is safe and when used in a transdermal or cream form does not have the "first-pass" liver problem.The application of natural Diosgenin in a cream base with other synergistic herbs has shown incredible success as a hormone replacement therapy.

4-0 out of 5 stars This is a great reference for every woman.
Betty Kamen has written an easy to read reference to women's hormones, how they work, what they do, and how to naturally enhance hormone deficiencies. You'll even get a chuckle here and there :)Did you know that "Forreasons not understood, age at menopause is significantly ealier amongleft-handed women than those who are right-handed." Read on!

5-0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend this book to all of my customers.
This has to be the best book on natural hormone replacement. It's easy toread and enjoyable. Betty Kamen covers all areas including diet andexercise. I recommend this book to all of my customers if they want to getin control of their own bodies.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must-read for all women.
Betty Kamen's book is an intelligent, insightful, and well-written overview of the world of hormones and health.

Taking issue with the tendency of physicians to over-use estrogen as the answer to women's problems, Kamen demonstrates, with clear scientific evidence, that natural progesterone is actually the hormone we should be using.

Betty Kamen's book is easy-to-read and highly informative on every aspect of the subject of female functioning and hormones. Her conversational style and the many illustrations made this scientific book read like a novel! Highly recommended - whether you're having menstrual problems or are menopausal.progesterone is actually the hormone that needs supplementation.

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20. Mayo Clinic on Osteoporosis: Keeping Bones Healthy and Strong and Reducing the Risk of Fractures ("MAYO CLINIC ON" SERIES)
by Stephen Hodgson M.D.
Paperback: 208 Pages (2003-07-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$1.54
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(Mayo Clinic) Consumer text provides a clear explanation of osteoporosis and fracturing, and practical advice on prevention and treatment options. Includes medication options, good posture and safe body movements, making a home safe, bone density testing, and more. Softcover. ... Read more

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