Are you struggling with weight-loss? ACAM is proud to announce a solution!
Available now for purchase: our seven lecture series on medical weight-loss.
Finally, an ANSWER!
ACAM has developed a weight loss strategy that pulls all the loose ends together, helping you make informed decisions on integrative approaches to weight-loss.
Christopher Keroack, MD The Role of Physical Activity and Exercise in Weight Loss What is movement's role in weight loss? This lecture will cover what we know from the literature and clinical experience regarding the type and dose of exercise that best supports weight loss and maintenance. Practical ideas for preservation of lean body mass will be offered. The notion that exercise is sufficient for weight loss will be refuted.
Meal Replacements, Protein Shakes and Bars: Making the Best Choices
After viewing this lecture clinicians will be capable of discriminating between different types of meal replacements and the different qualities of proteins and other ingredients. The evidence regarding meal replacements will be presented. Clinicians will be capable of guiding their clients towards short and long-term use to achieve success in obesity management.
Kristina Spellman, RD, LD Macro-Nutrients and the Glycemic Index - Guides for Weight Loss Understand the merits and limitations of various macronutrient proportions when it comes to daily food intake. Is your patient eating what they should? How could they better benefit? Learn the ins and outs of using the glycemic index and the glycemic load concept to help guide your patients toward better food selections. Is your patient consuming too much sugar and other at-risk nutrients and doesn't realize it? Discussion of the various macro nutrients and their proportion in regard to weight reduction will also be covered.
Mark Tremblay, PhD Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior: What Matters Most in Health Maintenance This fascinating lecture will give clinicians knowledge regarding the toxic effects of sedentary behavior, emphasizing the importance of physical activity and the evidence that the absence of such activity correlates with decreased wellness. Learn how to better guide your clients toward healthy lifestyles while discriminating between the value of intermittent high-intensity exercise and a daily routine of physical activity. A holistic approach for weight management and improving health - help your clients know that going to the gym is NOT a necessary evil they must endure.
Stephen Petteruti,AOA, ABBM, AAAM, DO
Drugs that Contribute to Obesity & the Risks of Rapid Weight Loss Is your patient having difficulty losing weight? Could the answer be hiding in their medicine cabinet? This lecture will provide an overview of commonly prescribed drugs that contribute to obesity, as well as offer alternatives. Over-the-counter drugs that stimulate obesity will be covered. Rapid weight loss and its risks, including loss of muscle mass, loss of bone, compromise of immune system and more will be detailed as well.
Supplements & Nutraceuticals for Weight Loss
This lecture will focused on evidence-based information regarding supplements that work for treating obesity. We will also identify supplements to avoid that have weak evidence for benefit. In addition to addressing nutraceuticals for treating obesity, the use of supplements to support health and to address side effects will be covered. The fund of knowledge acquired from the lecture will get practitioners the option of offering a "non-drug pathway" for treating obesity.
An Overview of Popular and Fad Diets
Raw food diets...Alkaline diets...Blood Type diets...the Werewolf diet? Fad diets are popular in the news, but are they successful? If your clients have experienced with many different attempts at weight reduction, this lecture will enable you to understand the elements of fad diets and why they fail - making it easier to switch them to a healthier solution while empathizing with their situation. Get knowledgeable and help them understand the difference between fad diets that are likely to be futile and your medical approach and has a high probability of success.Knowledge regarding the elements of fad diets will be helpful to us when discussing our clients history. Nearly all of them have tried some form of diet and they will want to know that you are familiar with these diets and how your approach is different.