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WELCOME TO THE LINK: JANUARY 2016!
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 features 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 firstname.lastname@example.org today and we will have an expert ACAM member answer!
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DON'T DEPEND ON SALT TO GET ENOUGH IODINE
Everywhere you turn in the media, in published guidelines from professional medical associations, from private health and governmental organizations, from your own physician and from family members, we are told to restrict the use of salt. These public and private warnings are given to mainly avoid elevated blood pressures and the risks of cardiovascular events and cerebrovascular accidents or strokes.
There is also a movement among naturalists to only use sea salt which contains little to no iodine. It comes in a variety of colors: pink, light gray and light blue and even black and is easy to find today in any health store. Kosher salt is also a pure form which also lacks iodine. With the public campaign to decrease animal fats in the diet and thereby reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, people are eating more vegetables which contain less iodine than animal sources. Iodine is also lost in sweat while exercising.
TO BOLSTER A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION ASK, DON'T TELL
''Will you exercise this year?' That simple question can be a game-changing technique for people who want to influence their own or others' behavior, according to a recent study spanning 40 years of research. READ MORE
SCIENTISTS DETECT INHERITED TRAITS TIED TO SLEEP, WAKE, AND ACTIVITY CYCLES
A dozen inherited traits related to sleep, wake, and activity cycles that are associated with severe bipolar disorder have been identified by an international team of researchers. READ MORE
PERIODONTAL DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASE BREAST CANCER RISK IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN Periodontal disease is a common condition that has been associated with heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Previous research has found links between periodontal disease and other cancers, so the researchers wanted to see if there was any relationship with breast cancer. READ MORE
STUDY: RISING LAKE TEMPERATURES MAY WORSEN ALGAE BLOOMS
Some of the world's biggest temperature drops are happening in lakes-suggesting that problems such as algae blooms and low-oxygen zones hazardous to fish will get worse, a new report says. READ MORE
PANIC ATTACKS AND ANXIETY LINKED TO LOW VITAMIN B6 AND IRON LEVELS
A human scientific study from Japan has found significant correlation between panic / anxiety attacks, vitamin B6 and iron levels in the blood. READ MORE
TEFLON'S TOXIC LEGACY
For more than half a century DuPont hid information that a chemical it was using to make Teflon might be making people sick. READ MORE
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