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From the Desk of the Director
Michael Boutot, ACAM Executive Director
ACAM Prepares for Fall 2013 Conference
This is a very exciting time of year for ACAM as we prepare for our Fall Conference at the beautiful Westin Mission Hills Golf & Spa Resort in Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs. For those who have been with ACAM for some time, you will remember we were there in 2006. But do not be mistaken. This conference will have many more "bells and whistles."
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ACAM welcomes Dr. James Rosenberg, DC, to ACAM Board of Advisors
The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), a leading provider of integrative medicine, today announced that Dr. James Rosenberg, DC has agreed to serve on the Board of Advisors for ACAM.

"We are excited to have Dr. Rosenberg as an Advisor to our Board of Directors" stated Michael Boutot, Executive Director of ACAM. "Dr. Rosenberg brings his level of chiropractic expertise into our organization at a time wherein we are reaching out to more and more chiropractors and we believe his presence will be of great value" concluded Boutot.

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ACAM seeks writers and contributors
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
  • 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 or call him at 949.309.3526 if you have questions.

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  Best Way to Sell Supplements

“Outsourcing” is more than a buzzword. Learn how it can transform your supplement sales, reduce headaches in your office and improve your bottom line. These days patients demand convenience and value, and now you can deliver without doing any of the work!

Votes still needed
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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Natural Standard database training session for members of the 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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  Prevagen Professional Improves Memory

Prevagen Professional® is a unique memory supplement that has shown to improve short-term memory and word recall as early as 30 days. Only Prevagen contains the ingredient apoaequorin, a calcium-binding protein originally found in jellyfish. Prevagen Professional is exclusive to healthcare practitioners and has 4 times the apoaequorin than consumer strength Prevagen.

ACAM welcomes our newest members
Each week ACAM welcomes new integrative practitioners to the organization. We're happy to introduce our newest members to you!

Ellen Antonie, DO, FACEP - Carmel, Ind.
Suruchi Chandra, MD - Belmont, Calif.
Stephen Bernardi, PaC - Waltham, Mass.
Daniel Silverstein, MD - New York City
Margot Longenecker, ND - Boulder, Colo.
Richard Pooley, MD - Ridgefield, Conn.
Holly Jensen, student - Hanover Park, Ill.
Justin Rutt, student - Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.
Xavier Ernst, student - Kirkwood, Mo.
Daniel Angerbauer, student - Bountiful, Utah
Victor Valpuesta, MD - Huixquilucan, Mexicao

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ACAM welcomes the following member renewals
ACAM would like to recognize the following professionals who have decided to renew their membership.

Jennifer Rabenhorst, MD - Columbia, Md.
Joseph Sciabbarrasi, MD - Los Angeles, Calif.
Kristine Gedroic, MD - Morristown, N.J.
Maria Sulindro, MD - Pasadena, Calif.
Dorothy Merritt, MD - Texas City, Texas
Diane Culik, MD - Sterling Heights Mich.
Patrick Scott, MD - La Crosse, Wis.
Pritam Tapryal,MD - Honolulu, Hawaii
Cathie-Ann Lippman, MD - Beverly Hills, Calif.
Louis Spagnoletti, MD - Marlton N.J.
David Brownstein, MD - West Bloomfield, Mich.
Jeffrey Nusbaum, MD - West Bloomfield, Mich.
Thomas Ringenberg, DO - Huntington, Ind.
Al Sears, MD - Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
Michael Kostenko, DO - Daniels, W.Va.
Daniel Watts, MD - Sarasota, Fla.
Charles Turner, MD - Lafayette, Ind.
Mercedes Schaafsma, DO - Miami, Fla.

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  Increase accuracy, add iSpot Lyme

Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose. 50-70% of patients go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed due to low sensitivity of traditional antibody-based testing. iSpot Lyme™ is a new breakthrough cellular immune diagnostic tool that can detect the bacterial infection of Lyme disease with 84% sensitivity and 94% specificity.


Order your Spring Conference DVD sets now!
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:

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

  • 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
  • A.C. Grace
  • Alliance for Natural Health
  • BioAdvantex Pharma
  • Biorica International Corp
  • Bio-Tech Pharmacal
  • Biotics Research Corporation
  • DigiVision
  • Essential Formulas
  • Fairway Physicians Insurance
  • Fry Laboratories
  • Innovision Health Media
  • National Health Federation
  • Natural-Immunogenics
  • PEMF Systems
  • Perfect Balance
  • ProThera
  • Quincy Bioscience
  • The Biomat Store
  • The Great Plains Laboratories
  • Supreme Enterprises International
  • Wiley Compounding

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Homeopathy and Midwifery — Help with pregnancy and childbirth
Steven J. Brynoff, Traditional Naturopath, ND, OMD
It takes around 42 weeks to create a new human being. It is one of the most natural processes in the world, and one of the few experiences that can be truly life-changing and sacred if intentionally and purposefully experienced. It is unfortunate that Western medicine tends toward treating this as a medical 'condition.' It is normal for the expectant mother to experience a vast array of new sensations.
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ASTAXANTHOL: Powerful, "Internal" Sun Protection
Mitchell A. Fleisher, M.D., D.Ht., D.A.B.F.M.
ASTAXANTHOL is a uniquely designed, nutriceutical formulation that is an extremely potent, highly bio-available, broad spectrum, anti-inflammatory complex that provides significant, anti-aging protection for the brain, eyes, heart, blood vessels, joints, skin, and all cells, tissues and organs from injury by free radical-induced oxidative stress, esp. that produced by toxic chemicals, and ultraviolet (UV) solar radiation.
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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
Sept. 13 American Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Spa Conference San Diego, Calif.
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.


A national assessment of unconventional medical laboratory tests
Yale University
Yale University researchers are conducting an anonymous survey regarding interests, practice patterns, and reimbursement status of unconventional medical laboratory testing. The survey is administered online and takes about 20 minutes to complete. Any person involved in clinical care in the United States is eligible. One participant will be randomly selected to win an iPad mini.

Further details and the survey can be found at any one of these links:

Click here to take the survey.

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Autism tied to air pollution, brain-wiring disconnection
Researchers seeking the roots of autism have linked the disorder to chemicals in air pollution and, in a separate study, found that language difficulties of the disorder may be due to a disconnect in brain wiring. Researchers from Harvard University's School of Public Health found that pregnant women exposed to high levels of diesel particulates or mercury were twice as likely to have an autistic child compared with peers in low-pollution areas.
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Autism Speaks collaborative releases first full genome sequencing for autism
Science Codex
A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, has found full genome sequencing examining the entire DNA code of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members to provide the definitive look at the wide ranging genetic variations associated with ASD.
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Omega-3 fatty acid levels associated with prostate cancer risk
Natural Standard
Blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids may be associated with prostate cancer risk, a new study reports. Fish oil contains two omega-3 fatty acids called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Some nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which may be converted to DHA and EPA in the body. Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to provide a wide range of health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease and improvement in cholesterol.
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How acupuncture may help during cancer treatment
Did you know that many doctor recommend having acupuncture as a complementary therapy for people undergoing cancer? While acupuncture does not treat cancer directly, it can aid in relieving the side of treatment. Learn more about acupuncture and how it can help you during treatment.
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Acupuncture wakes up coma patients — New research
A new study concludes that acupuncture helps to arouse coma patients with severe brain injuries. Acupuncture wakes up coma patients using GV20 and GV26. Electroacupuncture applied to acupuncture GV20 (Baihui), GV26 (Shuigou) and related acupuncture points accelerated a return to consciousness for coma patients and promoted neurological recovery. The acupuncture group was measured against two other groups in this randomized clinical trial.
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Charlottesville honored for health and wellness efforts
On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Kristin Szakos and 39 other elected leaders from around the country at the White House, celebrating their outstanding efforts to complete health and wellness goals over the past year for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC calls upon local elected officials to adopt sustainable and holistic strategies that improve access to healthy, affordable food and opportunities for physical activity - especially for children.
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