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From the Desk of the Director
Michael Boutot, ACAM Executive Director
ACAM completes historic moves
After being headquartered in California for over 40 years, the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) has just completed a historic move. While we will continue to maintain a California office and presence, our NEW headquarters have been officially moved to Monroe, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta.
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ACAM NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS


Special Announcement
ACAM
At the ACAM monthly Board of Directors teleconference call on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the ACAM Board of Directors unanimously approved the following:

"ACAM calls for a ban on BPA (bisphenol-A) from consumer products including plastic bottles and food packaging."

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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 you annual membership fee. The following areas are where we are looking for contributors:
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Lye Disease
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Hyperbarics
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Integrative Oncology
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Hormone Replacement
  • Naturopathy
  • General Integrative Medicine Subjects & Issues
If you have interest, please send an e-mail 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 call for speakers
ACAM
As previously reported, the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) has selected the beautiful Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs for our Fall 2013 Conference. The dates will be Wednesday, November 20 - Sunday, November 24. Our Theme is "Discovery in the Desert" where we will be focusing on new and innovative concepts in integrative medicine as a generic theme.
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Votes needed
ACAM
If you are an ACAM member, your VOTE is still needed. We announced this initially last week and 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 partners with Equinox Fitness to host first Medical-Fitness Conference
ACAM
American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) announced today that it will be partnering with Equinox Fitness Clubs to host a first-of-its-kind symposium on October 20th in New York City at The Tribeca Rooftop. The event is titled, Keys to Life Maximization: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Wellness for Health and Fitness Professionals. This one-day event is geared towards doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, registered dieticians and personal trainers.
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Donations welcomed
ACAM
Did you know that ACAM has an Education Fund? The ACAM Educational Foundation (ACAMEF) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. The Foundation was chartered on September 21, 2005, with the purpose of advancing integrative medicine through education and advocacy.

Support for the organization comes by means of charitable donations from individuals, physicians, corporations, as well as volunteer efforts. The income from these endowments is used to support the creation and dissemination of educational resources, professional development for physicians and licensed health care providers, public awareness, and other programs that enhance integrative medicine education.

The ACAM Educational Foundation’s goal is to increase the awareness and practice of integrative medicine by supporting the American College for Advancement in Medicine’s educational programs. Integrative physicians and researchers are shaping the future of conventional medicine by implementing cutting edge research and technologies into their practices. We celebrate and support the triumphs of modern man, our members, and their patients and invite everyone to do the same.

As a 501(c)3 your donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about ACAMEF you can visit us on-line HERE. To donate NOW, you can visit us on-line HERE.

If you have profited from ACAM, would you consider today a donation to the ACAMEF? Every amount helps, even as low as $10.00.

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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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2013 FALL CONFERENCE NEWS


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
  • Allergy Research Group
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • College Pharmacy
  • Cyrex Laboratories
  • Doctor's Data
  • Merit Pharmaceutical
  • OxyHealth
  • T.A. Sciences
  • Women's International Pharmacy
OTHER EXHIBITORS
  • Alliance for Natural Health
  • Biorica International Corp
  • Bio-Tech Pharmacal
  • Biotics Research Corporation
  • Essential Formulas
  • Fairway Physicians Insurance
  • Fry Laboratories
  • Innovision Health Media
  • Natural-Immunogenics
  • ProThera
  • The Biomat Store
  • Supreme Enterprises International

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TESTIMONIALS


Doctors said I had just 2 DAYS to live — 18 months on I'm still here, thanks to holistic therapy
The Sun
As medicines become more advanced, more people in the U.K. are surviving cancer. According to Macmillan Cancer Support, nearly half a million people have survived the disease between ten and 20 years after diagnosis. But with half the population expected to get some sort of cancer in their lifetimes, more patients than ever are turning to alternative medicines to help them through their cancer battle.
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One caregiver's great experience with integrative medicine
Janet Thome
Janet Thome is a private caregiver out of Marlin, Washington who takes care of seniors in their eighties. She is passionate about integrative medicine and she introduces as many people as she can to it that are open to natural medicine and life style changes through diet, exercise and an open mind and heart.

She writes, "I wanted to thank ACAM for your service of listing the integrative doctors by state, it has been invaluable to me. I found ACAM in a resource section in the back of Dr Jonathan Wright's books and also in Dr Julian Whitaker's and Suzanne Somer's books."

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
July 12-14 Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference Estes Park, Colo.
July 13 AANMC Naturopathic Medicine Informational Forum Keystone, Colo.
July 13 CTCA Review 2013 Chicago
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
Oct. 20 First Annual Medical-Fitness Conference New York City
Oct. 26-27 National Student Conference for Integrative Medicine 2013 Chicago, Ill.
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.


AREAS OF INTEREST


AUTISM


Bacteria levels in gut tied to autism in kids?
WebMD
A link may exist between autism and bacteria in a child's digestive tract, a small new study suggests. Researchers analyzed gut bacteria in fecal samples from 20 children with autism and 20 children without the disorder. The children with autism had significantly fewer types of gut bacteria, which potentially could make them more vulnerable to harmful bacteria.
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Alternative treatments for autism, what may work
EmaxHealth
The uncertainties surrounding the treatment of autism and concerns about side effects of prescribed medications have led more than half of parents of children with autism to try complementary and alternative treatments. A review team composed of experts from the University of California, San Francisco, and Ohio State University recently reported that three of 19 alternative treatments for autism could be recommended while a few others warranted further investigation.
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FOOD & NUTRITION


31 days of juices and smoothies: Are you IN?
Integrative Nutrition
As we move into the heart of the summer season, our bodies crave light, colorful fruits and vegetables and refreshing beverages. What's better for a hot day in July than a healthy juice or smoothie? Not only are they delicious and satisfying, but they also provide nutrients that support our health and prevent illness. That's why here at Integrative Nutrition, we're committing to one juice or smoothie each day for the entire month of July. This is a great way to ensure a daily intake of fruits and vegetables; plus, having a fun challenge makes it easier to stick to a healthy routine!
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40 tons of GMO crops TORCHED in America, media blackout
Salem News
Though the controlled corporate media apparatus is suppressing the story, 40 tons of GMO crops were torched, prompting an FBI investigation. There has been a complete media blackout. It was only reported locally live on KXL Radio and echoed by the Oregonian, where the ONLY web mention exists, hard to find because the headline wording carefully avoids the most likely keywords for a search.
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Pro-vegan website outs apostate meat-eaters
Dr. Ron Hoffman
Lapsed followers of a particularly devout form of vegetarianism—veganism—have been singled out for punishment by a singularly vindictive vegan group, whose identity remains obscure. They are "outing" meat-eaters on the extremist website www.exvegans.com. On this site—which is the electronic version of those pillories and stocks that used to be used to punish miscreants in Colonial America—you can enter the name and personal data of a former orthodox vegan who has gone to the dark side.
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HORMONE REPLACEMENT


Hormone replacement may prevent Alzheimer's disease
News Fix
Women who take long-term hormone replacement therapy are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. It has long been argued that the estrogen in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can protect the brain from dementia – but research has given conflicting results. In what may be the most definitive study to date, researchers in the US now reveal that long-term HRT is protective.
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HYPERBARICS


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat PTSD
WABC-TV
It's an unusual treatment for a common disorder among our veterans; using a barometric chamber to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. "I used to be a very easy going, carefree type of guy," said Jesse Prince, veteran. But after serving more than two years in Iraq with the U.S. Army, Jesse Prince was among the thousands of soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.
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NATUROPATHY


Naturopathic medical doctors are REAL doctors
Seven Directions
Naturopathic Medical doctors are REAL doctors, despite what many would think. I know what people say about Naturopathic doctors, I have heard it from friends, and friends of friends, have seen comments on blog posts, and message boards, suggestions of: "Why don't you see a real doctor." There is even a site called quackwatch that labels ND's as absolute quacks. I also know that when people set out to explore natural medicine, sometimes their family becomes certain that they have lost their mind.
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STEM CELL THERAPY


New stem cell transplant center opens in Philadelphia
PR Newswire via The Wall Street Journal
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center proudly opened its new stem cell transplant center to patients with hematologic malignancies today. The 17,000 square foot center includes eight state-of-the-art inpatient rooms, along with a dedicated infusion suite and apheresis and stem cell collection unit.
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Breakthrough stem cell treatment reduces bone healing time by 75 percent
Shalom Life
Researchers at Hadassah Hospital's Department of Orthopedics have found conclusive evidence that using stem cells to treat severe fractures can speed up the healing process. The clinical trials that were conducted found that the new treatment shortened the recovery process that normally takes six to 12 months down to two to three months.
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Scientists aim to regrow teeth using stem cells
Business Standard
No more painful root canals? Scientists are close to developing a new and effective way to treat tooth decay that fully restores the tooth rather than requiring it to be filled, capped or extracted. The method, which uses stem cells, could prove especially useful in treating the kinds of cavities leading to most dreaded and painful procedure - the root canal.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE CORNER


JAPAN


FDA bans 8 beauty products from Japan
The Philippine Star
Eight Japanese beauty products containing substances that can cause uneven skin coloring have been banned. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled the market authorization for Kanebo-manufactured Kanebo Blanchir Superior, Suisai, Twany, Impress, Aqualeaf, Lissage, E'quipe and Suqqu and their 24 variances for containing rhododenol or 4HPB.
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HAWAII


New GMO bill introduced in Hawaii county
AG Professional
A new bill in Kauai County, Hawaii was introduced to allow the county to govern the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms on the island. The Kauai County Council voted to move the bill forward and it will now be sent to a public hearing on July 31. Bill 2491 calls for agricultural corporations—DuPont Pioneer, Syngenta, Dow AgroSciences, BASF and Kauai Coffee—to disclose the use of pesticides and the presence of GMO crops, according to TheGardenIsland.com.
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MAINE


GMO labeling bill to become law...eventually
The Free Press
In a letter dated June 28 to the sponsors of LD 718, Maine Sen. Chris Johnson (D-Lincoln County) and Rep. Lance Harvell (R-Farmington), Governor Paul LePage promised to sign the measure that would trigger a requirement for food producers to label their products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) once four other Northeast, contiguous states signed onto a compact.
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OREGON


Autism bill sails through legislature without opposition
The Lund Report
The Oregon House and the Senate have unanimously approved the landmark autism bill that Sen. Alan Bates, D-Medford, ushered toward a consensus agreement between child advocates and health insurance companies. The bill paves the way for all public and private health plans to cover applied behavioral analysis over the next three years.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Dr. Stuart H. Garber elected president of the California Homeopathic Medical Society
PRWeb
Dr. Stuart H. Garber believes in giving back. An early advocate of homeopathy, Dr. Garber has maintained a position on the Board of Directors for the California Homeopathic Medical Society for the past ten years. By unanimous vote, he was recently selected to take the reigns of acting president. Founded in 1877, The California Homeopathic Medical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the highest standards for homeopathy, the encouragement of homeopathic practice, maintaining the principles of ethics in homeopathic practice and fellowship and personal growth of its members.
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