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The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis: How to Improve Bone Strength and Reduce Your Fracture Risk (The New Harbinger Whole-Body Healing Series) Paperback – May 1, 2009
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—Richard L. Gerstein, MD, chief medical officer at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, MA
“To build better bones, you’ll need to do way more than pop calcium pills and take walks. Now you can get inside information from the bone health guru. If you are planning on living a long life, you will need great bones. Don’t hesitate—grab this book and take action!”
—JJ Virgin, Ph.D., CNS, CHFI, nutritionist, fitness expert, and author of The Art of Losing It
“A savvy and practical self-help approach to osteoporosis. This necessary manual is crafted by a healer keenly attuned to the subtle interdependencies between bone health and exuberant, whole-body health.”
—David Abram, author of The Spell of the Sensuous
“Who would have thought that a reference guide on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis could be such a page-turner? This delightful gem of a book is truly a masterfully crafted, informative, and deeply satisfying read. It is most certainly destined to become a classic in the field of bone health.”
—Martha Stark, MD, clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
“McCormick has written a clear and concise guide to achieving optimal bone health. You will come away with a deep understanding of the complex causes of osteoporosis. Most importantly, the wide variety of practical tools and solutions he provides will empower you to live your very best life.”
—Liz O’Dair, MD, MPH, integrative medicine physician at Northampton Wellness Associates in Northampton, MA
“McCormick has done a masterful job at informing the reader about the ‘big picture’ of maintaining optimal bone health. Control of the osteoporosis epidemic will require more than reflexive prescribing of osteoporosis medications and calcium supplements. His recommendations, including advice on medications, nutritional supplements, diet, and lifestyle, are right on the money.”
—David M. Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN, director of the Human Nutrition Institute and associate professor of clinical sciences at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT
“Having traversed the wilderness of osteoporosis himself, McCormick now provides us with an invaluable guidebook in a very accessible format. I have no doubt many individuals with osteoporosis and their clinicians will benefit greatly from the wisdom presented here.”
—Kara Fitzgerald, ND, clinician, Advanced Diagnostic, Yale-New Haven at Longwharf; consultant at Metametrix Institute
“Faced with severe osteoporosis and multiple fractures at age 45, Keith McCormick, a chiropractor and athlete, undertook the formidable task of understanding the complex nature of bone weakness and its healing. This book provides the public with the most updated, advanced, and comprehensive approach to bone health regeneration available today.”
—Susan E. Brown, Ph.D., author of Better Bones, Better Body and director of the Center for Better Bones in East Syracuse, NY
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More About the Author
Sports have always played a vital part in Dr. McCormick's life. At Stanford, he competed on the varsity cross-country and fencing teams. As a junior, he was the silver medalist in the Modern Pentathlon World Championships. Then in 1975 he won the North American Championship and the following year was a member of the United States Olympic Modern Pentathlon Team competing in the XXI Olympiad in Montreal. Dr. McCormick continues to compete in triathlons of all distances including Ironmans. Most recently he competed in the 2005 Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, and finished 7th, 9th, and 12th respectively in his age group at the 2010, 2011, and 2014 70.3 Ironman Triathlon World Championships; all this after recovering from multiple osteoporosis-related fractures over a period of five years.
Current publications by Dr. McCormick include Osteoporosis: Integrating Biomarkers and Other Diagnostic Correlates into the Management of Bone Fragility published in Alternative Medicine Review, June 2007, and The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis released by New Harbinger Publications in May 2009.
Top Customer Reviews
Unlike many books on alternative therapies, McCormick encourages the reader to work with his/her doctor. By considering a patient's Dexascan, blood/urine test results and physical symptoms, the book allows the reader to assemble a program of medicine and nutrition to heal and strengthen bones through various complementary methods.
The book is presented as a balanced combination of case studies, explanations and instructions for the reader.
I highly recommend this for anyone looking to take control and treat their osteoporosis with more than the usual bisphosphonates.
Maggie Frank O'Connor
I have begun recommending it to my patients.
Thank you Dr. McCormick for an easy to understand approach to the control and prevention of bone loss.
Anthony W. Hamm, DC, FACO
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for those who have or want to understand osteoporosis and ways to cope.Published 1 month ago by Sheryl Preston
Too difficult to follow these from descriptions and photo provided, and I'm honestly not sure they are safe for osteoporosis. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sailor Shirley
Interesting but I'm not sure how reliable some of the information is.Published 1 month ago by Marge
This is an important read for anyone fighting osteoporosis - Dr. McCormick's story is so compelling!! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Annie
Best information I've found on osteoporosis. Worth many times its price!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I’m postmenopausal, losing bone density but not quite at osteoporosis. McCormick’s book is one of several I have read on the subject and by far the most valuable in understanding... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kat Durham
This is an excellent source for anyone with osteoporosis. Dr. McCormick is extremely dedicated in sharing his knowledge with those struggling to find a whole body approach to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cyan
Incredible book which tells you everything you need to know about your bone health. The entire book is set up in the most logical way and gives you clear explanations of how your... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lynn Raichelson
The real thing. The author did his research and shares it. This is the book you need to digest if you are likely to encounter bone density problems.Published 7 months ago by W. James D. Easton