Dr. Keith McCormick, DC has written a truly comprehensive and organized work in his newly released “The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis.” It is a compelling personal story and a smartly crafted reference guide at the same time.
The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis painstakingly paints the complete picture of what it takes to reach vital skeletal health and how this goal is integrated into the larger journey of total health optimization. The current means of assessing bone health are insufficient; scans cannot detect bone strength or characterize mineralization. Yet, many clinicians assume the bones are normal if the DXA scan is normal. The media touts the importance of calcium and vitamin D for bones. Those of us in the field of nutrition have long known that bone health involves much more than two nutrients. But not until Dr. McCormick’s book have readers had the whole picture at their fingertips.
In his book, Dr. McCormick clearly explains the relationships among organ/system function, inflammatory and other disease processes, metabolic balance, and bone health. He thoroughly weaves biomarker testing into his program, eliminating much of the guesswork around nutritional supplementation and therapy synergy. From impaired digestion to environmental toxin exposures to judicious use of certain pharmaceuticals, this book leaves no stone unturned in the quest for bone strength and durability.
I see lab test reports on malnourished people every day as a clinical consultant for Metametrix. How many of these people have osteopenia and early osteoporosis but don’t know? The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis connects the dots with a universe of questions—and answers!
-Terry Arden Pollock, MS