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Stem cell research yields Down syndrome breakthrough
Boston Herald
Two UMass Medical School researchers used a naturally occurring "off switch" to shut down the chromosomes that cause Down syndrome during laboratory experiments that used human stem cells, according to a press release from the school. This discovery could lead to treatment and therapy based on the chromosome that causes the condition, rather than treatment based on its symptoms, the researchers said.
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ACAM NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS


Natural Standard database training session for members of the ACAM
ACAM
The Natural Standard database is now available to all members of the ACAM. Join us for an interactive database demonstration hosted live by Natural Standard, Member Services Director, Charles Parsow. This quick and effective webinar will provide you with an overview of the database, various features and tools that are available and also quick points of reference for additional support.
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Votes still needed
ACAM
If you are an ACAM member, your VOTE is still needed. We are still shy of our required quorum. The Bylaws Committee, Executive Committee and Directors of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) have approved the following bylaws for changes and in accordance with our current bylaws. We now present these to the current voting membership of ACAM for ratification and approval. There are five (5) changes being proposed. These proposed changes are being presented in the order in which they appear in our bylaws. The survey will remain on-line for 30 days in accordance with our by-laws, when we will then share the results.

An attempt was made to present these live at our Spring Conference, however, per the by-laws, we did not have the required 10% minimum in attendance for a quorum and as such we were unable to present. The by-laws allow for an electronic vote in such conditions.

If you have NOT already voted, please do so now. Each member is asked to go online to our free online survey and take just 10 minutes to complete this five question survey which deals with five proposed changes. To complete the survey, click HERE.

Thank you for voting and exercising your ACAM membership rights.

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ACAM seeks writers and contributors
ACAM
With the increased popularity of our newsletter we are looking for regular writers and contributors. If this is something of interest to you, we are looking for a few good prospects in exchange for a discount on your annual membership fee. The following areas are where we are looking for contributors:
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Lyme Disease
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Hyperbarics
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Integrative Oncology
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • General Integrative Medicine Subjects & Issues
If you have interest, please send an email to ACAM's Executive Director Michael Boutot at michael.boutot@acam.org or call him at 949.309.3526 if you have questions.

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ACAM CONFERENCE NEWS


Order your Spring Conference DVD sets now!
ACAM
ACAM is pleased to announce that ALL sessions from the Spring 2013 Conference in Hollywood, Florida May 30 - June 2 are now available on-line for purchase. Whether you missed the conference, want to provide a session or two as a gift to a friend or associate, or you just want to have a keepsake for what you learned at the conference, NOW is the time to place your order.

Here is the direct link:
http://digivisionmedia.com/lectures/acam/2013-hollywood-florida-conference/

Prices are as follows:
  • Full conference set - $499.00
  • General Sessions on Mitochondria (16 sessions) - $249.00
  • Basic Chelation Therapy Training (11 sessions) - $199.00
  • Lyme Disease (10 sessions) - $199.00
  • Integrative Psychiatry (13 sessions) - $199.00

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Vote for YOUR favorite Conference activities
ACAM
We are wanting the ACAM Fall Conference to be the BEST ever, to include activities never seen before. We also are making efforts to include family members.

As such, we have put together a simple on-line survey for you to assist us with completing. Even if you are not sure you can attend the Fall conference, your opinion is valuable to us. Please click HERE and visit our free on-line survey and let us know what activities would interest you, even if you are not sure you can attend. Your opinions matter to us for the planning of this exciting conference.

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Exhibitors committed for Fall Conference
ACAM
The following exhibitors have committed to exhibit at the ACAM Fall 2013 Conference at the Westin Mission Hills in Palm Springs:

CORPORATE ALLIANCE PARTNERS (12)
  • Allergy Research Group
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • College Pharmacy
  • Cyrex Laboratories
  • Doctor's Data (2)
  • ForeverHealth
  • McGuff Company
  • Merit Pharmaceutical
  • OxyHealth
  • T.A. Sciences
  • Wellness Pharmacy
  • Women's International Pharmacy
OTHER EXHIBITORS (21)
  • A.C. Grace
  • Alliance for Natural Health
  • American Association of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry
  • BioAdvantex Pharma
  • Biorica International Corp
  • Bio-Tech Pharmacal (2)
  • Biotics Research Corporation (2)
  • Designs for Health
  • DigiVision
  • Essential Formulas
  • Fairway Physicians Insurance
  • Fry Laboratories
  • Ilhwa NA
  • Immunosciences Lab
  • Innovision Health Media
  • Med-Chem Laboratoroes
  • National Health Federation
  • National Practitioner Magazine
  • Natural-Immunogenics
  • NeuroScience
  • PEMF Systems
  • Perfect Balance
  • ProThera
  • Quincy Bioscience
  • The Biomat Store
  • The Great Plains Laboratories
  • SEI Corp/Healing Institute of Beings
  • Wiley Compounding

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ACAM FEATURED WRITERS AND ARTICLES


Something fishy this way comes...
By Ron Hoffman, MD
Yet another viral news story recently has spooked many of my listeners and patients. This time it's about an alleged association between fish oil and prostate cancer. It spread like wildfire this week after being headlined on the Drudge Report. There is a reason that a recent survey showed that journalists are among the least respected professionals in the country.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


ALZHEIMER'S


How Carolyn reversed her alzherimer's by disobeying her doctor
Natural Health Insiders
If you or someone you care about is suffering from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer's then you know how cruel these diseases can be: The ever-increasing small frustrations and memory lapses. The gradual loss of cherished independence. The shocking changes in behavior. And eventually, the heartbreak of not even remembering loved ones, or how to perform basic functions like eating, going to the bathroom or getting dressed.
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ANTI-AGING


Snails crawl on faces in Japanese anti-aging treatment
New York Daily News
What's the secret to eternal youth? Apparently, it's letting a live snail slime its way all over your face. That's the claim from a Japanese beauty salon, which says mollusk mucus contains anti-aging properties crucial in the fight against looking older. Bosses at the Clinical Salon in Tokyo say its potent mix of proteins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid helps skin retain moisture, soothes inflammation and removes dead skin.
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AUTISM


New therapy for autism being explored after RNA code gets cracked
Zeenews
Researchers have cracked the universal RNA code, which could lead to new treatment for autistic patients. The discovery cracks the "RNA control code," which dictates how RNA - a family of molecules that mediates DNA expression - moves genetic information from DNA to create proteins.
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Full genome sequencing can help identify autism risk
DNA India
A new research has found a full genome sequencing examining the entire DNA code of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members – a finding that could provide a definitive look at the wide ranging genetic variations associated with ASD. The study reports on full genome sequencing on 32 unrelated Canadian individuals with autism and their families, participants in the Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE).
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Ben Kingsley and the 'Outlook' team develop new alternative medicine programs for public television
PRWeb
Each year, groundbreaking new discoveries and developments are made in the battle against disease. However, in recent years the growth of the natural and homeopathic remedies, coupled with advancements in massage therapy, acupuncture, and other holistic approaches are providing patients options when attempting to cure illness.
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FOOD & NUTRITION


5 health foods that aren't so healthy
Refinery29
Strolling through the grocery store aisles nowadays can feel a bit like food shopping with Richard Simmons — every product is blaring encouraging catchphrases about its good-for-you potential. Problem is, not everything that claims to be healthy actually is.
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Organic foods pioneer Sno Pac Foods marks 70th anniversary
LaCrosse Tribune
The Gengler family and its Sno Pac Foods Inc., founded in 1943, are pioneers in frozen organic food. In fact, the Caledonia business says it was the world's first grower/processor of frozen organic vegetables. Today, it also sells frozen fruit and frozen juice concentrate. This summer, the 70-year-old company is expanding into a new addition to its offices and processing plant. The new 27,000-square-foot structure houses additional freezers and soon will house packaging operations, which are moving from another building in Caledonia, Wis.
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GMO ISSUES


Organic Consumers Association calls for Safeway boycott
The Chronicle
The Organic Consumers Association is calling on its million-plus network of consumers to boycott Safeway's O Organics brand until the supermarket chain withdraws from the Grocery Manufacturers Association and contributes financially to Initiative 522, a Nov. 5 ballot measure that would require labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms in Washington state.
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HEALTH & WELLNESS


Beware of the 8 germiest public places
Prevention.com via Newsmax Health
An average adult can touch as many as 30 objects within a minute, including germ-harboring, high-traffic surfaces such as light switches, doorknobs, phone receivers, and remote controls. At home, you do all that you can to keep the germs at bay. But what happens when you step out the door to go to dinner, do some grocery shopping, or visit the doctor's office? It's not pretty.
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HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR


Heartburn drugs can cause heart disease: Study
Newsmax Health
Drugs that effectively ease acid reflux may result in a life-threatening side effect — cardiovascular disease. That’s the conclusion of a disturbing new report by researchers from Houston Methodist Hospital, Stanford University and Imperial College London. The researchers found the drugs — known as proton pump inhibitors or PPIs — can cause the constriction of blood vessels.
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HOLISTIC DENTISTRY


Beyond the Mouth: Two DC holistic dentists innovate dentistry
Asian Fortune
Felix Liao, D.D.S, is not a dentist. He is a whole mouth doctor. The holistic practitioner sees thousands of patients in his pristine office in Falls Church, Va. and performs various treatments, some of which push the borders of traditional dentistry, such as mercury filling removal and jaw expansion. All procedures focus on the health of the entire mouth — and by extension, the entire body.
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BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY


Oestrogen a lifesaver in US women
Health24
Widespread discontinuance of hormone replacement therapy in the past decade possibly contributed to the deaths of nearly 50,000 U.S. women who had had a hysterectomy, a new analysis contends. The findings refer only to women who've had a hysterectomy and then experience menopausal symptoms, the researchers emphasized.
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LYME DISEASE


Louis A. Magnarelli, prominent Connecticut tick researcher, dies at 68
New Haven Register
onnecticut has lost one of its top researchers in tick-borne diseases, as well as one of its leading scientific advocates with the death of Louis A. Magnarelli, director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station. Magnarelli, 68, who lived in Durham, died Thursday after a long illness. He was the husband of Sharon Dishaw Magnarelli.
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STEM CELL THERAPY


US company announces delivery of stem cell therapy in Slovakia
Massachusetts Newswire
Blue Horizon International (BHI) along with its local partner, Medissimo Hospital, announced to press, media and guests, the opening of their new stem cell research and treatment laboratory in Bratislava, Slovakia on July 12, 2013.
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Getting closer to a stem cell therapy for Parkinson's disease
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
HSCI scientists have developed new ways to identify, grow, sort, and transplant the dopamine-producing cells that are lost in Parkinson's disease. Additionally, they have learned how to identify and remove unwanted cells prior to transplantation, such as cells that produce cerebrospinal fluid.
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Researchers 'training' cells to repair heart damage
WBBH-TV
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are close to a medical breakthrough for heart patients. They're working on ways to erase heart damage and add years to your life. A trial called Cardiopoetic Stem Cell Therapy in Heart Failure, or C-CURE, is based on Mayo Clinic innovation in regenerative medicine and sponsored by CARDIO3 Biosciences.
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Sacramento startup gets FDA approval to sell stem cell therapy products
The Modesto Bee
SynGen Inc., the midtown Sacramento medical device startup that develops stem cell harvesting systems, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to market three related products to process cord blood. All three products are related to the company's SynGenX-1000 system, which harvests stem and progenitor cells from units of collected cord blood.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS


AUSTRIA


Bahrainis to experience regenerative medicine in Austria
Zawya
Group of Bahrainis are going to be part of a health retrieving trip in Austria next September, in a totally new experience of raising the quality of life and working to acquire better life style. The trip is collaborated with Park hotel Igls, a medical center specialized in New Mayer Medicine. The center that is located near to the Alps is one of the most designated destinations for medical tourism in Austria, and run by physicians specialized in different fields of Mayer Medicine.
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EUROPE


Monsanto abandons applications to grow GMO crops in Europe
New York Daily News
GMO seed producer Monsanto Inc. has had enough. The St. Louis-based company announced that it was withdrawing eight of its nine applications in the European Union to allow it to grow genetically modified crops there.Brandon Mitchener, a Monsanto spokesman, told the LA Times that the applications "have been going nowhere fast for several years."
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INDIA


UBM India to organize Nutraceuticals 2013 Conference
SME Times
The nutraceuticals market in India is expected to grow tremendously in the next five years. Indian nutraceuticals market revenues are expected to reach approximately $4.2 Billion in 2017. The market is being strongly driven by the increasing health consciousness, rising disposable incomes, increasing number of people being affected by lifestyle diseases resulting in greater healthcare spending.
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ITALY


Italian police uncover organic food fraud
Xinhua
A major fraud in which fake organic grain products were sold at very high prices both in the national and European markets was uncovered in Italy. According to L'Unione Sarda newspaper, Italian police detained 16 people throughout the country and found more than 100,000 tonnes of non-organic grain products sold as organic.
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JAPAN


Japan green-lights trial of stem cell therapy for eye disease
FierceBiotech
Japanese researchers have won permission to embark on a pioneering clinical study of a stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration, a major cause of vision loss in aging patients. The planned trial is being hailed as the first human test of a stem cell therapy made from patients' own cells.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE CORNER


FEDERAL


NPA endorses GMO labeling legislation
Natural Products Insider
The Natural Products Association (NPA) Board of Directors has endorsed federal legislation that would require FDA to label foods containing genetically-modified ingredients. "Supporting this legislation is the next logical step for the Natural Products Association," NPA Executive Director and CEO John Shaw said today in a statement.
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CONNECTICUT & MAINE


Connecticut, Maine pass GMO labeling laws
Heartland
Connecticut and Maine have enacted legislation requiring labeling of genetically modified foods. In each state, however, the labeling mandate will not take effect until a sufficient number of other states enact similar legislation.
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MASSACHUSETTS


Massachusetts proposes ban on commercial food waste
The Milford Daily News
Massachusetts officials announced a proposed ban on commercial food waste along with $4 million in funding for anaerobic digestion, the process that converts organic waste into energy. The announcement comes a little over a month after the Town Council stymied a zoning proposal for an anaerobic digester facility here.
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OREGON


Oregon county rejects proposed GMO crop ban measure
The Associated Press via The Sacramento Bee
An initiative to ban genetically modified crops in Lane County, Ore., has been rejected as too broad. County Clerk Cheryl Betschart said in a letter to a petitioner the proposed "local food ordinance" violates state requirements that ballot measures address only a single subject.
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WASHINGTON


Prepare for a 'GMO War' in Washington
KEPR-TV
If you think GMO is part of your HMO, you're not alone. GMO's or genetically modified organisms begin in the building blocks of food. Seeds are spliced with herbicides among other things to make plants less susceptible to the elements. Some say Americans need to know when and where they are on their dinner table and it's quickly becoming a multi-million dollar debate with billions at stake.
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Will integrative medicine be driven out of Washington State?
Alliance for Natural Health
The evidence seems clear that the Washington State Medical Board is trying to do just that! This has been going on for nearly two decades, but has intensified lately. Government licenses are not meant to be used to enforce monopolies. Restraint of trade is against the law. It is time to call the Washington state board to account for its illegal targeting.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
July 22 Deepak Chopra discusses integrative medicine at UC San Diego San Diego, Calif.
Aug. 2-4 Scripps 30th Annual Primary Care Summer Conference San Diego, Calif.
Aug. 7-8 Natural Standard Database Training Online Webinars
Aug. 13 How To Safely Wean Patients off Anxiolytics, Antidepressants and Sleep Medications Online Webinar
Sept. 7-8 Amino Acid Therapy: Defeating the Greatest Dietary Crisis of All time New York City
Sept. 13 American Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Spa Conference San Diego, Calif.
Sept. 20-22 Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 21-22 Obesity, Dysmetabolic Syndrome and Weight Management: Naturopathic Solutions to Optimize Clinical Management Pasadena, Calif.
Oct. 14-16 Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa La Jolla, Calif.
Oct. 20 First Annual Medical-Fitness Conference New York City
Oct. 26-27 National Student Conference for Integrative Medicine 2013 Chicago, Ill.
Nov. 12 The Most Common Drug Prescriptions: Clinical Updates, Managing Adverse Effects and Avoiding Drug-Herb Interactions Online Webinar
Nov. 20-24 Save the Date for the ACAM Fall Conference! Westin Mission Hills, Palm Spring, Calif.
Dec. 6-8 11th Annual Dr. Roizen's Preventive Care and Integrative Medicine Conference Focus on Inflammation Las Vegas, Nev.

  For a complete list of upcoming events, click here.


JOB POSTINGS


Well-established integrative medicine practice seeks enthusiastic doctor to join this innovative practice
Opportunity to learn from a well-respected leader in the field. Great staff and a loving patient population of over 8,000. Very comprehensive experience, from holistic family practice to consultative care ranging from autism to autoimmune, from cardiovascular to cancer. Extensive IV therapies, HBOT, oxidative therapies, etc. Office is on the Delaware River, one hour from NYC and Philidelphia. For more information about the practice visit website www.stocktonfp.com and call our office manager, Cheryl at 609-397-8585.
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CLASSIFIEDS


Medical office for lease with furnishings in Las Vegas
Medical office now available. It is approximately 2600+ rentable space for $1.20/square foot. It is located in the upper story of the only two-story building of a medical complex located in southeast area of Las Vegas with a panoramic view of Las Vegas valley and its surrounding mountains. The office can rent furnished with flow hood for IV mixing. Optional flow hood for mixing of oncology drugs for IPT also available. It has 3 exam rooms, 2 offices, lab, pharmacy, nursing station, waiting room, IV room, and storage. Sublease tenant available. For more information, please call Brett Sparks with 210 Medical Management @ (702) 813-7701 or email droyal@royalmedicalclinic.com.
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