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10 November 2009

The Whole-Food Guide to Strong Bones: A Book Review

Title: The Whole-Food Guide to Strong Bones
Author: Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D.
Publisher: Harbinger Publications
Publications Date: February 2, 2009
Paperback: 257 pages
ISBN:9781572245808

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Synopsis:

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


My Review:

My desire for reading The Whole-Food Guide to Strong Bones was very much self-serving as I am in my fourth decade of life, lactose intolerant, and suddenly more concerned about my bones, how to strengthen them and not lose and bone density. I found Colbin's book to be extremely informative without being preachy and written in a manner that one is able to immediately comprehend. Colbin looks at the whole picture and breaks her book down into three detailed and informative parts with an impressive reference section. The first part is comprised of five chapters which details understanding one's bones from various view points such as nutrition, supplements, menopause and risk factor for fractures and other complications. Part Two consists of four chapters, which delve into caring for one's bones through a holistic approach of proper nutrition, sufficient exercise, and spiritual well being, it is indeed a whole body approach. The final section, Part Three, is filled with mouth-watering recipes, simple enough that even I understood the instructions. I truly believe one is never too old nor too young to take care of one's bones and this book is an excellent way to begin.

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. For more information, please visit her website.

I would live to thank FSB Media for supplying me with a copy of this book. My review was in no part influenced by my receiving a free review copy.

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3 comments:

Mighty M said...

This sounds like a book I am going to be interested in having in my library!

Nina said...

I think this is a great book. You learn lots of it, so it's very informative. I like the cover.

Nina

Stephen said...

its an amazing book it is precise and too the point i really liked the book cover its very appealing in short a must possessed book