The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook
How to Prepare and Combine Whole Foods to Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis Naturally
A Medicine Through Food™ Guide
“This book has the answers that conventional medicine keeps missing. I highly recommend.”—Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author
Includes over 100 recipes, worksheets, and tools to help create a personal nutritional plan!
Drugs that claim to prevent or redress bone loss can actually cause bones to crumble and break. Calcium supplements, fortified processed food, and pasteurized dairy don’t work because the calcium in them doesn’t reach our bones. It’s a grim picture, but The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook can help. Coauthors Dr. Laura Kelly and Helen Bryman Kelly, daughter and mother, have a firm grasp on the disciplines concerned with bone health, including nutrient absorption and bone metabolism. They offer readers a natural, effective, and safe approach to conserving bone mass and building healthy bones by creating a personalized nutrition plan that includes eating the right foods in the right combinations.
The authors’ quest for a natural, effective, safe way to prevent and treat bone loss began after 20 years of frustration, during which Helen tried supplements and several popular dietary approaches to arrest bone loss, only to see her bones continue to deteriorate year by year. Drawing on her knowledge of metabolic science and a rigorous examination of current research, Laura created a unique diet-based approach to bone health that allowed Helen’s body to absorb the nutrients that are naturally present in whole foods. Helen has been following her personal nutrition plan for four years and has stopped her bone loss completely—without taking any pharmaceuticals.
Part One of the book begins with a primer on bone metabolism, including the roles of individual vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that can help build strong bones. Building on this knowledge and more, the authors provide a framework and worksheets so readers can use the recipes and work with their doctors to create their personal nutrition plan for skeletal health.
The book includes more than 100 bone-health recipes ranging from sauces and small plates to soups, salads, and main dishes, drinks and desserts.
The authors also explain how to make staple ingredients such as ghee and bone health vinegar and how to grow shiitake mushrooms—an important source of vitamin D. Readers can count on their personal nutrition plans and the Kellys’ recipes to provide food that helps calcium reach, and potentially strengthen, their bones.
Reviews and Praise
“Calcium supplements and drugs are not the answer to preventing or treating osteoporosis. The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook has the answers that conventional medicine keeps missing. I highly recommend this terrific book.”--Christiane Northrup, MD, ob/gyn physician; author of Goddesses Never Age
“It’s hard to ignore, these days, that what we eat affects the state of our health, and much of our health depends on the state of our guts (microbiome). As we bump up against disease, it can be a scary road as to which way to turn and whom to trust. Understanding that we hold the power to reverse and prevent disease, most often through food alone, is the most powerful nugget of wisdom we can hold. Dr. Laura Kelly and her mother, Helen Bryman Kelly, thoroughly explain why osteoporosis is most often due to deficiency, not disease, and how and why to prepare traditional foods for bone health as well as overall gut health. They debunk many of the myths touted in today’s food culture and demonstrate how to have an integrated and empowering conversation with your doctor. Writing from firsthand experience, these authors have dotted every “I” and crossed every “T” when it comes to eating for bone health. From homemade calcium-rich vinegar to fermented probiotic drinks to finding the balance with occasional treats, this book supplies easy-to-make, targeted recipes as well as personal worksheets to map out your plan and track your progress. This is a must-read for those looking to treat osteoporosis and for anyone looking to understand nutrition, eat traditionally, and thrive.”--Hilary Boynton, coauthor of The Heal Your Gut Cookbook
“The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook is such an important source of valuable information about eating right to avoid bone loss. Every woman needs a copy in her library.”--Shannon Hayes, author of The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook