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
See also VitaminDWiki
- All items in category Bone Health
- Hip fractures rates have been increasing since 2012 – Feb 2018
- Diabetes increases probability of bone fracture page changed as a result of reading this book
- Vitamin D is the first of three ways to make unbreakable bones – Oct 2011
- co-factors such as Magnesium, Vitamin K2, and Boron essential for Bone development
- Overview Osteoporosis and vitamin D
- Overview Bone fractures and vitamin D
- Overview Falling, Fractures and Vitamin D
- All items in category Bone - Osteoporosis
- Vitamin D history back to Egyptians and fortification - Aug 2011 sun has been known to build strong bones for a LONG time
- Bisphosphonates 4.5 X more likely to work when vitamin D level above 33 ng – Sept 2011
- Cadavers with good skeletons had 30 ng of vitamin D – Feb 2010
- 30 percent less chance of dying after hip fracture if take vitamin D and other drugs – 2011
- IoM error 8 % not 1 % had bone loss when vitamin D higher than 20 ng
- This error is most likely the reason that the IoM LOWERED the vitamin D level from 30 ng to 20 ng
- Shin splints decrease with vitamin D
- Noticed bones heal faster when more than 60 ng of vitamin D
- Should stock-up on vitamin D if having surgery due to fragile bones – Jan 2011
- Hardly any children had enough vitamin D before bone surgery – April 2011
- Osteoporosis medication 7X better when more than 33 ng of vitamin D – June 2011
- Is it ethical to not give vitamin D in osteoporosis trials– NEJM Sept 2010
- Review of vitamin D and bone health studies – with tables Nov 2010
- Vitamin D, K2, Magnesium, etc together increase bone density – Jan 2012
- The Bone Book talks about half of the 25 reasons for vitamin D deficiency
Table of Contents with some links to information on same topic in VitaminDWiki
PART 1 BONE HEALTH BASICSBuilding 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 HEALTHGeneral 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 HEALTHExercise: 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 OSTEOPOROSISFDA-Approved Medicines
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
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
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 MEDICINESPregnancy 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
Birth Control: Pills and Shots
Menstrual Problems: No Periods and Endometriosis
Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia
Intestinal Problems: Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Weight Loss, Including Surgery for Weight Loss (Gastric Bypass)
Steroid Use: Prednisone
(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)
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 THOUGHTSThe Bone Health Top Ten
Putting It All Together: Tips for the Whole Family
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