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The Link Newsletter - September 2015

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WELCOME TO THE LINK: SEPTEMBER 2015!
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 marketing@acam.org today and we will have an expert ACAM member answer!
For the last 30+ years, Dr. Russell Jaffe has been rethinking healthcare.  As a physician and scientist who aspired to be comprehensive, objective, empiric, and experiential, Dr. Jaffe started his career searching for deeper understanding, wisdom, evidence, and insight into mechanisms of health.
Through intense curiosity and learned skepticism, Dr. Jaffe sought to debunk the best-known advocates of a variety of health promotion and healing systems. What started as a journey to disprove holistic forms of care became a rich educational experience that transformed Dr. Jaffe into a student and then researcher in such areas a Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, active meditation, systems biology, and manipulative arts.
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TYPE 2 DIABETES: A Toxic Epidemic
Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- reprinted with permission from Natural Practitioner

The epidemic of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which is striking Western nations and the United States in particular, has elicited somewhat of a muted reaction. "Diabesity" may affect as many as 100 million Americans and nearly a billion people around the world, but compare the public health response to previous epidemics-polio for example. It doesn't come close. Perhaps this is because it's a silent, insidious epidemic, developing over years with debilitating symptoms that seriously impact a person's quality of life. READ MORE

EVERYTHING TOMATO!
Carol L Hunter, PhD, PMHCNS, CNP
Is there anything more luscious tasting than a ripe, red tomato? August is the month when tomato plants mature and are laden with the weight of their fruit. That's right, tomatoes come from flowers and contain seeds, the scientific definition of a fruit. This growing season, like every other, brings some learning along with the delicious produce. And I just have not quite mastered the successful growing of tomatoes, yet. The plants have grown well and are robust , all except for one that has been savaged by the mighty tomato worm. The worm(s), that I have not yet managed to find, are working their way down from the top and when I use the word "decimation" I am talking green stalks with no leaves. READ MORE
  
CAROL'S GAZPACHO
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Tougher testing sought to detect asbestos in talc
We use talc in many up close and personal ways: to powder babies' bottoms, as an ingredient in cosmetics, a filler in capsules and pills-even as a food additive. In a world of ominous, unpronounceable chemicals, could anything be less scary than talc? READ MORE
Chemical levels in children's blood tests higher than unexposed peers
The aggregate pediatric test results from children exposed to contaminated Portsmouth water are higher than those from a Texas study, State Epidemiologist Benjamin Chan said in a teleconference Wednesday night. Portsmouth Herald, New Hampshire. READ MORE
Bioidentical Hormones Threatened
Will the FDA allow massive drug companies to eliminate your access to compounded bioidentical hormones? Action Alerts! READ MORE
 
Are Your Casual Clothes Toxic?
What to look out for, and how to protect yourself. Action Alert! READ MORE
 
Crony Dentistry Once Again Puts Children at Risk
Medical device companies appear to be trying to buy dentists, exposing children to high levels of unnecessary radiation. READ MORE

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