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The Link: June 2015 Issue

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Each month the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) provides information on hot topics, gives you the opportunity to Ask the Expert any questions you may have, and feature articles written by ACAM members.This newsletter was created with YOU in mind - please provide us with any feedback you may have. What do you want more information on? What questions do you have? What products would you like to see featured specials on? Send them to today and we will have an expert ACAM member answer!
Julian Whitaker, MD, is medical director of the Whitaker Wellness Institute, one of the country's largest and most comprehensive integrative medicine clinics. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he received his medical degree in 1970 from Emory University Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia. After completing a surgical internship at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital, he continued his training at the University of California in San Francisco.

Dr. Whitaker ultimately chose to forgo a surgical career in favor of integrative medicine. From 1976 to 1977, he was on the medical staff of the Pritikin Longevity Center, and in 1979, he opened the Whitaker Wellness Institute. Since then, more than 50,000 patients have come to the clinic for treatment of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, autoimmune disorders, and other chronic diseases. LEARN MORE 

Recently, I subscribed to, an independent testing lab for nutritional supplements and natural products. There is a subscription fee but the information on laboratory testing results is very interesting. In addition, consumers can write in with their personal questions and get them answered. One recent query was in regard to the side effect of nausea from various multi vitamin/mineral supplements. I could easily relate and remembered years ago being hit with a bout of severe nausea while in the middle of a therapy session. I felt like I would fall off my chair, but as horrible as it was, it rapidly passed and I was able to continue. My resolution after that experience was to find a new supplement. Today the problem isn't as difficult to remedy because the new food based multis are tolerated much better and can be taken with or without food. We'll look at the ingredients in some of these multiple vitamin/mineral preparations shortly. But first should we even be bothered with them at all? READ MORE  


If you've never been in a health food store before, it's an interesting experience. Try to go with a knowledgeable person who can show you the ropes. Staff can be helpful and some are experts in their kno  wledge base, so don't hesitate to ask. While you're there pick up a bag of PureVia, a natural raw cane sugar and stevia blend sweetener with half the calories of sugar but with the same great taste. As soon as you can find fresh peaches, try out this wholesome recipe, courtesy of You can substitute with your favorite fresh fruit. READ MORE
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One band of entrepreneurs and scientists plan to help individuals fight poor air quality with data-tracking technology that fits comfortably on your backpack. Triple Pundit
The central food safety regulator on Monday ordered testing of noodles, pasta and macaroni brands, including Top Ramen, foodles and Wai Wai, manufactured by seven companies, to check compliance following the Maggi controversy involving Nestle. Press Trust of India
The number of South Koreans infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome increased to 87 on Monday after the government identified additional cases. New York Times
When better corrections for various sources of biars are applied to the data, the authors of a new paper published in Science say, the so-called global warming hiatus vanishes - and in fact, they argue, global warming may have sped up. Science

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