The Myth of Osteoporosis By Gillian Sanson
In The Myth of Osteoporosis: What Every Women Should Know About Creating Bone Health, Sanson writes about a pervasive set of misperceptions and controversies that surround osteoporosis – from the diagnosis and treatment of the disease to even the definition of the disease itself.
It is my hope that if you’re a healthy woman, this book by Gillian Sanson will give you the information you need to stop worrying about your bones. At the very least, it will show you how to evaluate whether or not you really need to take medication to prevent something that probably won’t happen in the first place…. Gill Sanson’s book is a well-researched breath of fresh air that will help women everywhere to better trust the wisdom of their bodies.
Christiane Northrup, M.D. Author of The Wisdom of Menopause
Gillian Sanson ‘s The Myth of Osteoporosis is a must read! Her research shows that much of the hand wringing and concern that has risen from studies were funded by major drug companies. Ms. Sanson’s thoughtful book offers hope to the reader and presents alternatives to medication.
Mona M. Chang Vierra Ed.D Chairman, United States Forum 2002-2004
Ms Sanson includes voluminous documentation in her book, showing that the medicalization of older women is based on skimpy to non-existent research, and massive promotions of these products…Any woman who has been diagnosed with osteoporosis on the basis of the BMD test, should read this book and share it with her physician.
Excerpt from The Marketing of Fear – a review by Irene Alleger.
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, December 2003
This work stands out in the sea of hysterical quasi-medical literature designed to scare us into treatments and drugs that may not always be in our best interests. Its calming tone can encourage us to question the diagnosis of osteoporosis, and investigate all of our options for staying well and maintaining excellent bone health.
The Canadian Women’s Health Network. (Excerpt from review by Barbara Bourrier-LaCroix.)
The Myth of Osteoporosis offers reassurance for women who believe that osteoporosis and its accompanying fragility and loss of independence are inevitable parts of aging. From Resource Database www.womenshealthmatters.ca (Website of Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
Mid-life Energy & Happiness
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” Gill Sanson has created some wonderful guidelines for any woman entering into the most profound passage she will ever go through.”
— Leslie Kenton, Author of Passage to Power
“Mid-life Energy & Happiness blends the wisdom of ancient civilizations with the advancement of modern science to provide a recipe for a long and healthy life. A great resource for all women negotiating the menopause transition, Mid-Life Energy and Happiness explains away the myths and misunderstandings associated with menopause and offers a fresh reassuring perspective on this normal life passage. Gill Sanson gives much needed information on effective dietary and lifestyle changes, and evidence-based information about the safety and effectiveness of hormone replacement therapy and complementary therapies including natural hormones and traditional herbal treatments. Chapters include helpful ways to deal with bothersome menopause-related symptoms, menopause management from an Ayurvedic perspective, and ways to stay well and avoid breast cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis later in life.”
“This book is about the attitudes and feelings that affect women in mid-life and how stress, diet and lack of exercise can contribute. How to use the remarkable herb St John’s Wort is discussed in detail as well as research on plant hormones, bio-identical hormones, minerals and vitamins, Asian herbal medicines and much more.”
“Many books focus on negative physical changes but this book includes more on the spiritual benefits of ageing in a positive and uplifting style”
” Mid-life Energy and Happiness has been a constant companion for me as I negotiate the menopause transition. I have found it indispensible.’
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