Bone Health

March 15, 2010

If you are at all concerned about the controversy regarding Fosamax, an osteoporosis drug recently linked to severe bone fractures,  I would like to introduce you to two excellent books that offer a drug-free holistic approach to bone health.

At some point in their lives, most women worry about bone loss and many are prescribed pharmaceuticals to prevent osteoporosis. For most, this is unnecessary. Women of all ages can strengthen their bodies naturally with proper nutrition, avoiding depleting chemicals (such as artificial sweeteners) and engaging in proper exercise.

Annemarie Colbin and Susun Weed offer clear and easy to implement approaches to health that should keep most women strong without the need for possibly damaging medications. I recommend sitting down with one or both of these books and a hot cup of bone-strengthening Nettle Tea (see Susun’s chapter on herbal infusions).

The Whole-Food Guide to Strong Bones A Holistic Approach by Annemarie Colbin, PhD

New Menopausal Years, The Wise Woman Way* by Susun S. Weed

*Don’t be put off by the earthy language of this book. Susun’s style is indeed unique, but her knowledge is the real deal.

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