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Link Newsletter: May 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017  
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INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE NEWS

With synthetic mucus, researchers take aim at antibiotic resistance.

Genes associated with resilience against brain pathology identified.  
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Tumor marker for aggressive ovarian cancer identified. READ MORE
Vitamin A and a High-fat diet increasing risk for obesity, diabetes. 
One step closer to an "exercise pill". 
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Scientists unravel how protein impacts intellectual disability. READ MORE
"Diet" products can make you fat. READ MORE
Low sodium diet might not lower blood pressure.  
GIVE BIG ON MAY 4-5, 2017
ACAM's Education Foundation is participating in the nation-wide "Day of Giving". Beginning at 6PM MDT May 4th until 6PM MDT May 5th, we are asking our most loyal supporters and champions of Integrative Medicine to support our mission. We hope that today you will consider contributing to the Integrative Medicine community through a tax deductible donation. LEARN MORE
ACAM MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Kenneth A. Bock, MD  |  Bock Integrative Medicine  |  Red Hook, New York   
 
Kenneth A. Bock, M.D. graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973 and went on to receive his M.D. degree with Honor from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1979.  He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, a certified clinical nutrition specialist, and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, the American College of Nutrition and the American College for Advancement in Kenneth A. Bock, M.D., graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973 and went on to receive his M.D. degree with Honor from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1979. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, a certified clinical nutrition specialist, and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, the American College of Nutrition and the American College for Advancement in Medicine, of which he is a former President. He is also a faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
Dr. Kenneth Bock: Healing Childhood Epidemics - AS, ADHD, Ashtma, Allergies
CLICK TO WATCH: Dr. Kenneth Bock: Healing Childhood Epidemics - AS, ADHD, Ashtma, Allergies

For more than three decades, he has dealt with complex medical problems by integrating "alternative" modalities with conventional medicine into a comprehensive integrative medicine practice. His expertise lies in tackling problems that have been difficult to diagnose and/or treat. These include complex multisymptom, multisystem disorders such as immune disorders, including chronic and/or recurrent infections, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease and other tick borne disorders as well as multiple childhood disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, asthma and allergies. LEARN MORE
 
DOCTORS DISAGREE...88% OF THE TIME
Get a second opinion and you'll get confused. That could be the 
new motto for a healthcare industry characterized by dueling diagnoses. According to a new study by the Mayo Clinic, nine out of ten people who seek a second opinion after receiving an initial diagnosis form a doctor get either a somewhat different or a completely new diagnosis from the second doctor. Only in 12% of cases did the second doctor simply confirm the initial diagnosis. LEARN MORE
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO BAN AMALGAM FOR CHILDREN
By an overwhelming 663 to 8, the European Parliament voted last week for a comprehensive package to reduce mercury use, as required by the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Under this new European Union regulation:
  • Amalgam use in children under age 15 will be banned on 1 July 2018.
  • Amalgam use in pregnant women will be banned on 1 July 2018.
  • Amalgam use in breastfeeding mothers will be banned on 1 July 2018.
  • Each country in the European Union will be required to develop a national plan by 1 July 2019, laying out how it will reduce its amalgam use.
  • The European Commission must decide by mid-2020 whether to move forward with plans to phase out dental amalgam completely in the European Union.

 LEARN MORE: Is the United States next to vote in this regulation?

CAROL'S CORNER: HEALTHY LIVING, HEALTHY EATING
"Oh, the sun shines bright...."
On the first Saturday in May, the "longest two minutes in sports" takes place at Churchill Downs. This weekend on May 6th will be the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. Truly, there is nothing quite like it in the racing world, as it has evolved into the premier race of the year. Whether you love the beauty and power of the magnificent horses in the field, the splendor and vibrancy of Southern charm, the signature feature of colorful hats and mint juleps or the prospect of choosing the winner, there is something for everyone. In addition, the Barnstable Brown Gala is a charity event that in the last 10 years has donated $13 million to the University of Kentucky's Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center.
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Kentucky Derby Pie
Create the perfect (and healthy) Kentucky Derby Pie for this weekend! ACAM member Carol Hunter, PhD, PMHCNS, CNP brings you healthy and amazingly tasty recipes each month, along with her Carol's Corner article! CLICK HERE for the entire delicious recipe!

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