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

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