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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 ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 2nd 2009 by New Harbinger Publications (first published January 1st 2009)
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Iona  Stewart
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is full of information on how to build strong bones. Though I don’t like the author's comment in the foreword that it’s too late to correct osteoporosis once you’ve broken a bone. I don’t believe in “too late”. That’s a defeatist notion.

This isn’t the simplest or clearest of books, hence the four instead of five stars, and needs studying thoroughly. In the introduction the author informs us that the book is about “keeping our bones strong with high-quality whole foods --- along with ex
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Lynne
Jan 25, 2021 rated it liked it
There is no doubt that Annemarie Colbin is an expert, but I also think her bias toward vegetarianism colors her attitudes. I received this book as a gift for doing a workshop on herbs in cooking, and it wasn't until a bone density test revealed a smidge of osteopenia that I cracked it open.

A serious omission: no index.

The recipes: yaawwwnnn.

The information: good, but this edition is from 2009, and I think we aren't hating on sodium as much as we used to. Also, we are looking at omnivorous die
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Angela
Oct 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
I am one of those people who can only digest non-fiction books full of scientific-based information in small doses at a time. Luckily for me, the layout of this book is perfect for this approach. Colbin breaks each chapter into even smaller, more manageable sections. It was easy for me to read a bit, put the book aside for a bit to digest that information, and then pick up the book again without having to reread to regain my bearings in the book. Colbin uses a lot of references and scientific st ...more
Mary-Jean Harris
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This was a really interesting book, very comprehensive in all areas of health, not just for bone strength. I'd recommend this to anyone interested in health to do with food and lifestyle who doesn't want to cop out and take drugs and supplements. The author seems to really know what she's talking about, and it's an interesting read too. ...more
Cherie
Aug 18, 2009 rated it it was ok
The focus is all about strong bones, and who knew the nightshade vegetables are calcium-depleting? I won't live like she says, but some good information. ...more
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Rebecca Tolley
Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
read my review on my food blog: http://www.potlikkery.com/2010/06/an-... ...more
Merry
Jun 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: good reference
Recommended to Merry by: self
Shelves: health
Good information and helpful recipes, it is all about the total makeup of bones, not just calcium. Good bones = exercise and nutrition.
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