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
Table of Contents
Introduction: Is There Really New Hope?
1. Overview of Osteoporosis
2. What You Eat Affects Your Bones
3. Vitamin K: As Important for Your Bones as Calcium
5. Magnesium: The Mineral That "Does It All"
6. Folic Acid
8. Vitamin B6
11. Other Nutrients: Copper, Silicon, Vitamin C, Vitamin D
12. Calcium: Important, But Not the Whole Story
13. How to Take Calcium
14. Estrogen Replacement Therapy
15. Progesterone: A Missing Link
16. DHEA The Hormone That "Does It All"
17. Do Food Allergies Contribute to Osteoporosis?
18. You Are What You Assimilate
19. Aluminum and Osteoporosis
20. Other Heavy Metals: Lead, Cadmium, and Tin
21. Does Acid Rain Damage Your Bones?
22. Exercise and Osteoporosis
23. Does Thyroid Hormone Cause Osteoporosis?
24. Other Therapies
25. Natural Remedies: The Orphans of the Medical Industry
26. Natural Remedies for Women's Health Problems
27. Summary and Recommendations
Appendix A: Intravenous Vitamin and Mineral Protocol
Appendix B: Allergy Elimination Diet and Retesting Program
About Alan Gaby, M.D.
Alan R. Gaby, M.D., an expert in nutritional therapies and the current endowed professor of nutrition at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, is the author of several books, including The Doctor's Guide to Vitamin B6 and Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis. He lives in Seattle, Washington.