Osteoporosis is basically a condition that most women go through in the later years of their lives. It is a condition where the bones get thinned and weakened so that they break easily. The bones that are more prone to getting osteoporosis are the hip, wrist and backbone. Since this is a disease that affects many women, Nancy Appleton set about writing this book, Healthy Bones: What You Should Know About Osteoporosis.


When treating osteoporosis, patients are usually recommended drugs, expensive treatments and lots of supplements. However all this is not always feasible for all patients. So instead of actually treating the osteoporosis condition, Dr. Appleton aims at looking at the causes of osteoporosis, and what can be done to rectify the problem.


The main point Dr. Appleton discusses in the 139 pages of the book is the science of balancing a person’s body chemistry. She discusses what actually brings about calcium loss in the body, and what steps should be adapted to correct the problem. People are generally of the attitude that the consumption of dairy products is sufficient to maintain healthy bones. However, this is not always true, as Dr. Appleton discloses. In fact, sometimes too much dairy consumption may lead to osteoporosis instead of preventing it!


Dr. Nancy Appleton discusses the different factors that lead to osteoporosis; some causes which we may never had actually heard of, or knew about! On reading Healthy Bones: What You Should Know About Osteoporosis, you may find it interesting to learn that excess amounts of protein, sodium and sugar in your diet may lead to osteoporosis. In fact, on reading the book, you will basically solve the mystery of why the body loses calcium, and what steps have to be taken to solve these problems without having to take too many minerals.  


Healthy Bones: What You Should Know About Osteoporosis is a reader friendly book that offers lots of information on how one’s diet and lifestyle dramatically affects the body. In addition to all of this information, there are also many suggested delicious recipes and food plans one can adapt so as to live with, and control the advent of osteoporosis.


If you have ever wondered why, your friends and relatives who consumed so many dairy products like cheese and milk, can still end up with fractured hips and bones with a simple slip, you can find the answers in this book. You will be truly amazed at some of the causes of osteoporosis upon reading this book!