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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Axios Press; 1 edition (April 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607660075
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607660071
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #561,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The information is presented in a straightforward and easy-to-read style that will be understandable to lay readers. Consumer(s)...looking for [a] book about the natural ways to prevent osteoporosis would do well to choose this title." --Library Journal

"Your Bones provides valuable, detailed information on the best balance of exercise (short bursts of vigorous walking and weight-bearing workouts), targeted diet (organic, vegetarian, and low-fat), and supplements needed to guard against crippling or fatal bone loss." --ForeWord

"Lara Pizzorno emphatically raises the red flag on conventional bone medicine.... Highlighting natural prevention and treatment strategies for different situations, Your Bones offers uncomplicated scientific advice for bone health." --Spirit of Change Magazine

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Lara Pizzorno, MA, LMT
A member of the American Medical Writers Association with 25+ years of experience writing for physicians and the public, Lara is Editor of Longevity Medicine Review as well as Senior Medical Editor for SaluGenecists, Inc. Recent publications include: Your Bones (Praktikos, April 2011), contributing author to the Textbook of Functional Medicine, (IFM, 2006), articles for Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal (Innovisions Communications, Inc., 2005 through present), and Textbook of Natural Medicine (Elsevier, 2005, e-ditions through present); lead author of Natural Medicine Instructions for Patients (Elsevier, 2002); co-author of The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (Scribner's, 2005); and editor, The World's Healthiest Foods Essential Guide for the healthiest way of eating (George Mateljan Foundation, 2006 through present).
In addition to reviewing the latest in longevity research for clinicians, Lara summarizes the breaking health and nutrition research on Twitter @ LaraPizzorno, and has contributed to the Textbook of Natural Medicine e-dition, The World's Healthiest Foods (www.whfoods.org), and Dr. Pizzorno's blog as WebMD's Integrative Medicine & Wellness Expert.
Lara graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Wheaton College (Norton, MA, 1970), received her Master's in Religious Studies with Honors from Yale Divinity School (New Haven, CT, 1973), Master's in Literature from the University of Washington (Seattle, 1986), has been a licensed massage therapist since 1986 and completed STOTT Pilates instructor certification coursework for mat and Reformer in 2012. Avocations include Pilates, Body Pump weight lifting, Zumba, motorcycling, organic gardening, & healthy cooking.

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Short book and easy to read.
Karen-Lee Olson
Beware of bisphosphonate drugs if there is a possibility for a tooth implant in your future.
SaraD
I have read several books on the subject and I really like this one!
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By SaraD on June 15, 2011
Format: Paperback
My expertise is in research evaluation with a special interest in Alternative methods for treating osteoporosis; therefore I reviewed Lara Pizzorno: "Your Bones" carefully and critically. Specific issues such as Vitamin K1 and K2 are clearly explained for the lay reader. For example Vitamin K2 in the form of MK-7 is effectively used (prescribed) in Japan for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

The danger of jaw necrosis with bisphosphonate drugs is clearly explained. This book is research-rather-than-opinion based. For example she reports that as of 2010 there are more than 1,100 articles discussing bone death related to bisphosphonate use in peer-reviewed medical journals.Beware of bisphosphonate drugs if there is a possibility for a tooth implant in your future.

Strontium Citrate (supplement) and Strontium ranelate (prescription Protelos) are both discussed in detail.

"Your Bones" is a valuable resource for consumers and practitioners. I highly recommend the book.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By SPerkins on August 6, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book contains great advice about how to maintain good bone health naturally. Ms. Pizzorno explains the science of bone health in a readable and engaging manner. I finally understand why Fosomax and other drugs are so risky. I have osteoporosis (diagnosed at age 43) and I learned a lot that my doctor never told me! I highly recommend this book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Megan Osborne on October 16, 2012
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After a DEXA scan in my early 50s I have discovered that I have osteopenia in my spine and full blown osteoporosis in my hips. I was quickly whisked into the doctor's office and told I needed to start on Forteo injections if insurance would approve. I took the literature home and was shaking in disbelief of the dangers and expense of this drug. A black box warning for osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, was
on the introduction of the literature. I thought no way! Then I looked at bisphosphonates, another nightmare from hell with osteonecrosis of the jaw risk.
Again, no way! I am working with the excellent research in this book and cleaning up my diet, increasing my vitamins and supplements, as well as a regimen of weight
bearing excercises. I am small framed, never weighted more than 120 in my adult
life, and my mother had osteosporosis as well. It was all here for me, including the genetics. After a month of doing about 90 percent of what I have read, I do feel better and will continue with a natural approach to this situation. I am so
thankful for this research as the medicine available for this condition is horrible. I do hope when the second book comes out that there is a discussion
about Forteo. I truly hope no one takes any of this medication without extensive
research, and a good look at natural options.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tenji on June 8, 2011
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Personally dealing with osteopenia I am always searching for relevant and practical information that will keep me off of the drugs commonly prescribed for this disease. Lara Pizzorno's book is not only enjoyable to read, her recommendations are easily put into practice. I have already bought several copies for friends and look forward to getting the results of my next DEXA scan. - Tenji Cowan
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Living Great! on December 28, 2011
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Recently diagnosis with osteoporosis, I was looking for a more in-depth understanding of the bone remodeling process, endocrine aspects, and a well formulated approach to using supplements, exercise, and diet. This text did not deliver. It provides plenty of reasons for not taking the often prescribed "patented medications". It also provides plenty of information about the various vitamins and minerals necessary for bone health to the point of reiteration throughout the book. Much of the information about the supplements that she discussed is available for free online through any of a number of credible websites (drweil.com, wedmd.com, mayoclinic.com). Each supplement in the text is dissected for benefits, uses, dosage, and possible dangers. The information about the supplements is good albeit, but taking that individual supplement information to the health food store to pick out an appropriate multi-supplement is at best frustrating and finding all of these ingredients in one or two capsules in the recommended dosage is next to impossible. It simply requires a trained professional to assess and recommend.
I appreciated the food assessment under each supplement category which indicated quantity serving size and nutrient content. However, I already eat a very healthy diet, am far from overweight (5'6" at 124lbs), and active.
This text would have been better titled "A review of the literature on osteo-health" with a subtitle "supplementing your bones naturally."
I would only recommend this text to someone who doesn't have a clue about bone health, isn't put off by reiteration, scientific reference, or multiple exclamations, and isn't going to run to the health food store to try and purchase the supplements one by one.
Guess I won't be recommending this text.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Braun on October 26, 2011
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This book is jam packed with up to date information about osteoporosis: different ways it can occur, how it is most often treated in the USA with prescription drugs that are now known to be extremely dangerous- and in many cases, deadly, and how it can be treated SAFELY!

The information in this book is fact and study based (loads of documented research) and Lara makes it all very simple and easy to understand, which I think is imperative for anyone combating a disease.

If you or anyone you care about has osteoporosis, get this book and become knowledgeable... because being aware and knowledgeable can save your life.
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