Building Bone Vitality

Building Bone Vitality

A Revolutionary Diet Plan to Prevent Bone Loss and Reverse Osteoporosis

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Challenges popular beliefs about diet and prescription medications to counsel women on how to prevent bone loss and potentially reverse osteoporosis through a safe, dairy- and drug-free program that places an emphasis on low-acid, plant-based foods. Original.

Book News
Lanou (health and wellness, U. of North Carolina) and American health journalist Castleman present concerned general readers with an alternative perspective on bone density and osteoporosis. Based on clinical studies and current medical information, they argue that diets rich in animal protein, including meat and dairy, add acid to the blood which actually contributes to bone loss. The solution lies in a combination of daily walking and a low-acid diet consisting mainly of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and soy products; sample menus and recipes are included in the text. The authors also provide information on other risk factors for osteoporosis and what individuals can do about them. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

McGraw Hill

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

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : McGraw-Hill, c2009
ISBN: 9780071600194
Branch Call Number: 616.716 Lan
Characteristics: xi, 242 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Castleman, Michael


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Feb 08, 2010

Despite the letters after their names, the authors use a lot of emotion, rather than logic, to convince the reader of their theory.

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