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A member of the American Medical Writers Association with 26+ years of experience writing for physicians and the public, am Editor of Longevity Medicine Review as well as Senior Medical Editor for SaluGenecists, Inc. In addition to reviewing the latest in longevity research for clinicians, Lara summarizes health & nutrition research for the Textbook of Natural Medicine e-dition, The World's Healthiest Foods (www.whfoods.org), Dr. Pizzorno's blog as WebMD's Integrative Medicine & Wellness Expert, and also blogs on EcoMii. Recent publications include: - Your Bones (Praktikos, April 2011) - Contributing author to the Textbook of Functional Medicine, (IFM, 2006) - Articles for Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal (Innovisions Communications, Inc., 2005 through present) - Textbook of Natural Medicine (Elsevier, 2005, e-dition through present) - Lead author of Natural Medicine Instructions for Patients (Elsevier, 2002) - Co-author of The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (Scribner's, 2005) - The World's Healthiest Foods Essential Guide for the healthiest way of eating (George Mateljan Foundation, 2006 through present) Lara graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Wheaton College (Norton, MA, 1970), received her Master's in Religious Studies with Honors from Yale Divinity School (New Haven, CT, 1973), Master's in Literature from the University of Washington (Seattle, 1986), and has been a licensed massage therapist since 1986. Avocations include Pilates (currently working on Stott Pilates Instructor certification), motorcycling, organic gardening, healthy cooking. PublicationsYour Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis & Have Strong Bones for Life Naturally Book synopsis: When in her mid-forties, the author, now 63, was diagnosed with osteopenia--a loss of bone density that is the precursor to osteoporosis. Today, by following the recommendations discussed in this book, she has strong, healthy bones and will be the first woman in generations in her family not to die from osteoporosis. The bisphosphonate drugs prescribed for osteoporosis—eg Fosamax, Boniva -- should be your last choice: not only do they have numerous nasty side effects, they cause retention of old, brittle bone instead of creating new, healthy bone and actually promote fractures! Your Bones will teach you how to identify those factors in your life that are putting your bones at risk and will arm you with the cutting edge information you need to have healthy bones for life, naturally—relying on diet, exercise and supplements. Every statement this book is backed up with peer-reviewed medical research. Your Bones is an essential handbook for anyone wanting to prevent osteoporosis in later life. Available on Amazon

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