Memorable bits about Osteoporosis prevention

I watched a talk by Dr. Neil Barnard about Osteoporosis prevention, and I wanted to remember a few things he said. He focused on debunking the “milk makes for strong bones” myth, and he advocates a whole plant food diet.

“After weaning, the reasons for continuing to drink milk are cultural, not nutritional”

That’s actually paraphrasing it, but his point was hit home to me by looking at how high our dairy-heavy population’s hip fracture rate is compared to no-dairy Japan. It was staggering.

“If you want to complement your proteins, just say something nice about them!”

He was explaining that the idea of plant proteins needing to be eaten in some sort of special, carefully planned way in order to save you from protein deficiency is just silly.

“Give your bones a reason to live. Exercise.”

That made me laugh, but I think it will also motivate me to be more active. 🙂


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Scott is a family practice doctor and Anne is a full-time mother and teacher to three beautiful girls and one boy.
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