The Whole-Food Guide to Strong Bones
I was thrilled to be contacted by Julie offering a review copy of The Whole-Food Guide to Strong Bones: A Holistic Approach by Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D.
I’ll take a nutrition book over a spy or romance novel any day, and this one had me flipping the pages late into the night.
Dr. Colbin has sound science and nutrition to back her claim that our cultural fear of osteoporosis outweighs its prevalence and true threats, and that misinformation is commonplace when it comes to our bones. That said, there is a lot we can be doing to protect our bones into old age, and it’s not just calcium (or even just calcium plus vitamin D plus magnesium plus dairy products plus dark leafy greens). In fact, too much of these and other good things can backfire if they upset balances within our cells and bodies.
This book outlines what the correct balances are to strive for, and includes over 80 pages of recipes to provide us with the right blend of nutrients. I’m retaining my belief in supplements, but I agree that whole foods are the most important component of dietary health. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who worries when she sees the list of “warning signs of osteoporosis” (caucasian, check. thin, check. family history, check…). Or anyone who worries she may be seeing a future version of herself in that commercial with Sally Field. (Not that looking like Sally Field does at her age would be a bad thing, but I digress.)