Natural Bone Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Healthy Bones, Joints, and Muscles

Over the years, thought-leading scientist and integrative healthcare pioneer, Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, and medical anthropologist and certified clinical nutritionist Susan Brown, PhD, CCN, have guided thousands of individuals to build and maintain lifelong bone strength, while at the same time maximizing overall health using this “Physiology First” principle of the Alkaline Way approach, which dictates that every action taken to strengthen bone should be of benefit to the entire fabric of human biology. They, along with co-contributors Jayashree Mani, MS, CCN and Marcy Jaffe, MPA, MBA, share the science behind and the details of their approach to overcome the challenges of the 21st century and improve bone and total body health.

"Natural Bone Health is a quick read that it is chock-full of information that provides an easy three-step plan to maintain a healthy skeleton from birth until death."
Michael Holick, Ph.D, MD

"I feel that the authors have written the most comprehensive resource specifically addressing bone health that is available today."
Kevin Steele, Ph.D, Exercise Physiology, Health and Fitness Expert


The 21st century has brought with it unprecedented challenges such as reduced life expectancy, reproductive health, quality of life, quality of soil, immune defense and repair, and digestive function. Despite many challenges, there are remarkable opportunities for those who choose more wisely. This book is a guide to recon- necting and rediscovering your unique healing capacities and in- corporating life-changing habits and rituals that will add life to years and years to life. Starting with today’s scientific evidence and incorporating Eastern practices, Dr. Jaffe invites the reader on a journey of self-assess- ment, self-discovery,and self-awareness. You are unique. Your chemistry, your relationships, and your history all interconnect to make you who you are. Dr. Jaffe explains what to measure, what the measurements mean functionally, and what actions to take to achieve thriving health.

“Russ Jaffe never ceases to astonish me, from the day he walked into my lab, to his sterling contributions as a young pathologist to this marvelous compelling book on "How to thrive in the 21st century.” The book weaves the story of his own lifestyle and recommendations for everyone to consider in defining a lifestyle that if followed leads to a more productive and satisfying life. It is a "must read."
Carl Franzblau, PhD

“Dr. Russell Jaffe synthesizes all the multi-disciplinary research in this holistic critique of medical education, research, science and practice, embedded in planetary evidence of the unsustainable, toxic technological trajectories of Western economies, lifestyles and ideologies of “progress.” This book should be required reading for all in science policy, politicians, educators, financial and business leaders, as well as aware citizens worldwide concerned with our common human future on Earth."
Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA

“Dr. Russell Jaffe helps reintegrate a medical system that too often defines health as the absence of symptoms, not the presence of vitality and resilience, and measures success by pills and procedures, not quality of life. Distilled from a lifetime of medical innovation and global insight, his practice reveals effective paths to healing that put physiology before pharmacology, the body’s wisdom before risky interference, informed choice before standard of care, and your own needs before vendors’ interests."
Amory B. Lovins, Adjunct Professor, Stanford University

“This book is written with you the consumer in mind and is not filled with overtly unpronounceable words like many other health books. Dr. Jaffe keeps it on a more basic level for all readers to enjoy. This book provides easy to do suggestions and guidance to make simple changes in your life that can have a positive impact on how you feel over time. Dr. Jaffe is a refreshing and insightful author that speaks from decades of experience and wisdom in this book. He speaks of how while working with the National Institute of Health, NIH) his goal was to "debunk" complimentary medicine and natural health and how his journey led him to do exactly the opposite. In the Appendix there are suggestions on how to make those changes with checklists that provide help to you along the way. Enjoy!”
Chris Greenman, Naturopath


Health is a matter of balance. Our bodies need to balance acid and alkaline properties in our cells: more acid cells leads to loss of cell resilience and increased illness. The Alkaline Way helps you choose foods and activities that will tip the scale toward a healthier and more alkaline state.

Joy in Living: The Alkaline Way is a complete guide to implementing this program. This guide provides everything you need to know to support your body’s own immune defense and repair, as well as your optimal digestive, detox and neurohormonal functions.

For over 20 years, world-renowned researcher Russell Jaffe MD, PhD, CCN and his team have offered this outstanding program to help people progress to sustainable optimal health. Follow the Alkaline Way and discover a healthier, happier you.