Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis

The only cure is in your willingness to get involved.

Let me talk to you about osteoporosis, about "getting older", and about your need to think and act to protect your health and the health of your children.

Are your bones healthy? Never been tested? Well, either way, whether you have osteoporosis, or you think that your bones are healthy, you need to be engaged in learning about your body, and living in harmony with it.

I want to introduce you to The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis by R. Keith McCormick, DC; published by New Harbinger Publications, Inc. I have only read some of the book, but can tell you that it is a wealth of knowledge and a source of protection for you and your family.

Please read this one paragraph from page 2 of the introduction and see if you aren't drawn to the wisdom.

"Osteoporosis is a chronic disorder. It's not a condition you can fix by swallowing a daily or weekly pill, or even by a yearly intravenous infusion of an extremely powerful bone-specific medication. Unfortunately, in our country the same approach used to treat acute conditions is also used with chronic disorders such as osteoporosis. For example, in crisis care management, the doctor visually examines a patient, possibly scrapes for a culture or analyzes the patient's blood, and then prescribes a pill or a shot to reduce the symptoms. The underlying physiological vulnerability is usually never questioned-let alone assessed. The patient feels better,
the crisis is satisfactorily averted, and yet the nutrient deficiency or physiological dysfunction that might eventually damage his or her long-term health is not addressed and stays unchanged."

Dr. McCormick is talking about the necessity for engagement in ones own health. The central theme of his book is osteoporosis, but the broad theme is living a healthful life.

I am considering organizing a book group here in Ventura, CA to read and discuss this book. But the group would be more; it would be a vehicle for each of us to engage more fully with our lives and our health. Send me an e-mail if you would be interested in being a participant in a The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis - book group.

To purchase The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis go to Dr. McCormick's website at:

Practicing health,
Dr. Young

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Locavore Lite 2010 Update March 18, 2010

Here is some of what is happening in the Locavore Lite 2010 world in Ventura County.

Current Locavore Restaurant Meals that are scheduled:
March 20th – The Farmer & the Cook in Ojai
April 8th – Main Course California in Ventura
May 6th – The Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura
September 16th – The Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura

Presentations on Locavore Lite 2010 by Kristofer and Joanne Young:
April 18th – Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

Community Leaders who are Participants in Locavore Lite 2010

Please consider hosting an all-local-food potluck.
Please consider inviting a community leader to participate in Locavore Lite 2010.
Please consider inviting a local restaurant to offer one all-local-food meal in 2010.

Thank you!
Kristofer Young, DC

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Farmer & the Cook, an organic cafe, market and farm in Ojai, CA, in association with Locavore Lite 2010, will host a Ventura County historic first all-local-food restaurant meal at 6:30 PM on Saturday the 20th.

All media welcome! This story of current pioneers of Ventura County Agriculture is hot.

Press inquiries to: Steve Sprinkel @
     Kristofer Young @  or 798-1858

Check out the evening’s menu and the listing of the local sources of the ingredients at:

No pitch needed for supporting local food. Everyone is in favor of improving our local economy; supporting our local farmers; recovering our health with fresh, local produce; and protecting our open and agricultural spaces.

Join us for a first in Ventura County’s history! But be sure to get a reservation @ or 646-0960. Seating is limited.

During this great celebration of local food, expect a few comments from hosts, The Farmer aka Steve Sprinkel and The Cook aka Olivia Chase, and from special guests, Kristofer and Joanne Young, co-founders of Eat Local One Year and Locavore Lite 2010.