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Bone Health and vitamin D book - 2011

The Complete Book of Bone Health

Diane L Schneider, MD Sept 2011, 491 pages

Amazon $14.28 ($8.70 ebook)- which includes many reviews

It is the best book on bones that I have ever read AND it has a lot of information about vitamin D and bones as well.
She really knows all aspects of the science of bones, AND is able to communicate the information to the average reader.
A rare combination.

Some descriptions of her book on the Web

Website for the book
Interview with author
Voice of America Interview
Audio interview
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See also VitaminDWiki

PART 1 BONE HEALTH BASICS

Building Perfect Bones: Timing Is Everything
Fracture Facts: One Tough Break Leads to Another
Challenges and Choices: What You Can and Cannot Change
The Bone Cycle: Cruise Control and Overdrive

PART 2 ASSESSMENT OF BONE HEALTH

General Evaluation: Visiting with Your Doctor
Bone Density Scan: DXA 101
Other Measurements: The Alphabet Soup of Imaging
Bone Turnover Markers: Dynamic Assessment
Monitoring with Follow-Up DXAs: NOT One and Done

PART 3 GENERAL MEASURES FOR BONE HEALTH

Exercise: On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!
Fall Prevention: Fall-Proof Yourself and Your Home
(Vitamin D also prevents falls)
Nutrition: Take a Bite out of Your Fracture Risk
(pg 124 discusses Magnesium)
Calcium: It Is Essential
Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin?
(Book fails to mention how very much more vitamin D is needed by
people with dark skin, pregnant, dark skin and pregnant, elderly, and obese)
(page 155 Vitamin D2 - disagree with the book, which says D2 is just weaker)

PART 4 THERAPIES FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF OSTEOPOROSIS

FDA-Approved Medicines
Introduction
Fosamax (and Generic Alendronate): The First Kid on the Block
Actonel: Me, Too?
Boniva: "The Sally Field Drug"
Reclast: Just Once a Year
Estrogens: Effects on Bone
Evista: The Designer Estrogen or "SERM"
Calcitonin-Miacalcin, Fortical: The Nasal Sprays
Forteo: A Different Approach
Prolia: In a Class of Its Own
Combination Therapy: Are Two Really Better than One?
Making a Choice: How Do the Medicines Compare?
Off-Label Uses: What Else Is Being Treated?
Hot Topics: Cocktail Party Conversations
Drugs in Development
Novel Medicines: What Is in the Pipeline?
Investigational SERMs: A Promise of an Ideal Estrogen
Other Medicines: Available Elsewhere But Not in the United States
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Introduction
Fosteunt: A Food Product by Prescription
Soy: Pass the Tofu?
Strontium Citrate: Is It the Same as Ranelate?
Natural Products: Still More Questions to Be Answered
(page 283: trace minerals - Vitamin D Wiki believes Boron & Silicon are more important than book states)
Vibration Therapy: Good, Good, Good, Good Vibrations
(CLICK HERE to see how to add vibration while doing the dishes)
Physical Measures: Integrating Movement
(pg 292 nice summary of Feldenkrais)
After a Major Fracture
(Overview Fractures and vitamin D)
New Spine Fractures: Ways to Cement a Recovery
Hip Fracture: What to Expect
Other Concerns
How Do You Monitor Your Progress?
Living and Coping with "Osteopenia" and Osteoporosis
Expert Medical Advice: Asking the Right Questions

PART 5 THE BONE CONNECTION WITH COMMON PROBLEMS AND MEDICINES

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
(pg 327 Need more Calcium while pregnant and breastfeeding ==>changed VitaminDWiki)
(pg 328 only 1 of 12 OB/GYM asked mentioned testing pregnant women for vitamin D
Premenopausal Women
Birth Control: Pills and Shots
Menstrual Problems: No Periods and Endometriosis
Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia
Intestinal Problems: Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Thyroid Problems
Weight Loss, Including Surgery for Weight Loss (Gastric Bypass)
Steroid Use: Prednisone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Diabetes
(pg 378: SWAN study found bone density loss in hip 10X higher if diabetic)
Heartburn and Reflux: "GERD"
(pg 385 Proton Pump Inhibitors may reduce Calcium absorption and thus vitamin D)
Depression
Breast Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Long-Term Care Setting: Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities
(7,000 assisted living seniors are getting 20,000 weekly to reduce falls)

PART 6 FINAL THOUGHTS

The Bone Health Top Ten
Putting It All Together: Tips for the Whole Family
APPENDICES
Bone Healthy Shopping List
Big Words: Medical Terms Broken Down
Internet Resources: Click on It

Review of vitamin D pathways to bone health - July 2010 which has the following graph

see wiki page:

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