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The Link: March 2015 Issue

Thursday, March 5, 2015  
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The American College for Advancement in Medicine is now offering The Link, a newsletter completely for the health minded consumer. Each month we will provide information on hot topics, give you the opportunity to Ask the Expert any questions you may have, as well as 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!
How Dentistry Concerns More Than Your Teeth
There is a changing paradigm in dentistry, not completely new, but one that fits the time. Forward thinking dentists are redirecting their focus from the repair of teeth to oral health conditions effecting the entire body. These issues include chronic infections, mercury and other heavy metal toxicities, periodontal disease, TMJ and chronic pro-facial pain, and sleep disordered breathing. Increasing evidence links these conditions to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, poor performance and learning, dementia, and even cancer. LEARN MORE

FIBER: Just One of Those Health Topics That Won't Go Away
The heart of my first article is self-acceptance, a tool that will serve you well once you learn to embrace it. As we head into a new year, give yourself this precious gift and see what a difference it can make in your life. We humans fall short of our goals for as many reasons as the mind can comprehend. I like to attribute shortfalls to "life getting in the way," my umbrella term for missed opportunities.

Is Hormone Replacement Safe?
My physician says hormone replacement is not safe. Why does he not feel they are safe? I heard bioidentical hormones are safer than pharmaceutical hormones. What's the difference?
A: First of all the human body makes many hormones and we depend on them for virtually every system in the body. Our sex hormones, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone help us to feel young, vibrant, energetic, and sexual, among other things, and when they start to fall people generally just don't feel well.  READ MORE

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BPA and Autism - Study by Rowan, Rutgers researchers shows link - South Jersey Times 
Bisphenol-A - also known as BPA - is a controversial chemical found in items such as water bottles, soda cans, and even some paper products. It has long been suspected that BPA is somehow linked to autism in children, but, until now, has not been documented. READ MORE 
McDonald's says it will begin using chicken free of most antibiotics - Chicago Tribune
McDonald's USA said Wednesday it will start using chicken raised without certain antibiotics and sell milk from cows not treated with an artificial growth hormone, its latest overhauls as it tries to appeal to more health-conscious customers. READ MORE
ZERO U.S. Measles Deaths in 10 Years, But Over 100 Measles Vaccine Deaths Reported - Health impact News
With the measles and measles vaccine debate reaching a near frenzy on the Internet, it is always nice to throw some cold hard facts on the firestorm currently raging in the measles debate. READ MORE
Your Shower Is Wasting Huge Amounts of Energy and Water. Here's What You Can Do About It - Washington Post 
You know that moment well: You've turned on the shower, but there's no way you're getting into it quite yet. The water's not hot enough. So you start your routine, whatever it is - doing some chores, answering some e-mails - while the water runs and runs, much of it already hot. READ MORE  
Organic Food Reduces Pesticide Exposure - Science Daily
While health-conscious individuals understand the benefits of eating fresh fruits and veggies, they may not be aware of the amount of pesticides they could be ingesting along with their vitamin C and fiber. A new study to be published in the Feb. 5 edition of Environmental Health Perspectives is among the first to predict a person's pesticide exposure based on information about their usual diet. READ MORE
Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Womb Linked to Eczema in Childhood - Science News
Children born to mothers who were exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke during pregnancy face an elevated risk of eczema and other skin problems in childhood. READ MORE

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