elcome New Members
in alphabetical order
Jessica Amorosino, MD, Co-Founder & Co-Owner, Beverly Medical Weight Loss
Deborah Aurianivar, BS-Ed, Licensed Acupuncturist, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)
St. Paul, MN
Anne Bingham, MD, Physician, Crescent Street OB/GYN
Michael Dansinger, MD, Director of Diabetes Reversal Program, Tufts Medical Center
Marsha-Gail Davis, Third Year Medical Student, UCSD School of Medicine
San Diego, CA
Laurie Dodd, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Associates in Nuclear Medicine - Tucson Heart Group
Donald Hensrud, MD, MPH, MS, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine & Medical Director, Mayo Clinic
Melissa Kwak, MD, Family Physician, Edward Hospital
John-Paul Jones, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Centra
Marialina Martell-Gravie, MD, Physician, Private Practice
Carla Mills, BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetic Educator
Laura Morris, MD, MBA, Breast Surgical Oncologist/Medical Director Women's Health, IU Health Goshen Hospital
Michael Nicklawsky, MD, Physician, ACMC
Paige O'Mahoney, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Private Practice
New Albany, OH
Aurea Pascalicchio, MD, PhD, Director, FLAP Consult
São Paulo, Brasil
Elizabeth Phillips, MD, Physician, Health, Wellness & Prevention Institute
Nubia Porras, MD, Physician, Private Practice
Anthony Schifano, Owner, Zen Therapy Spa
Staten Island, NY
Brian Asbill, MD, Director of Wellness and Prevention, Asheville Cardiology Associates
Al Brown, Founder, Inspired 2 Eat Right
Kim Bullock, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University
Eldra Daniels, MD, MPH, Resident Physician, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Silver Spring, MD
Taneev Escamilla, MPH, Medical Student, Wayne State University
Lynnelle Flores, MD, MPH, Physician, Aurora Health Care
Mount Prospect, IL
Maripaz Laigo-Bonus, MD, Medical Consultant, Sante Wellness Center
Pasay City, Philippines
Michael McNett, MD, Medical Director, Horizon Health Center
Jersey City, NJ
Priscilla Tangunan, MD, President, Physician Medical Services, Inc.
Hot Springs, AR
Xaivier Tipler, DC, Chiropractor, Proficient Chiropractic
St. Ann, MO
Islon Woolf, MD, Internist, Baptist Health South Florida
Miami Beach, FL
Aparna Vemuri, MD, Family Physician, UC Davis Family Medicine
Ash Walker, MA, Coordinator/Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Southeastern Health
Tools for Promoting Healthy Change
Change your competence and performance-in-practice by increasing your knowledge of lifestyle medicine.
June 26-27, 2015
Lifestyle Medicine 2015
ACLM's annual conference, featuring 30+ industry leaders and luminaries, along with 35 exhibitors, and 700 healthcare professionals from around the world.
Nov. 1-4, 2015
Lifestyle Medicine in Action
David L. Katz, MD, MPH
Let's Not Eat Our Children's Food!
The U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for 2015 issued what I consider to be a truly stellar, 572-page report. As I write this, the period for public comment has closed- after nearly 30,000 comments were logged. We now wait to see how the diaphanous determinations of public health science survive the rough and tumble of political horse-trading.
In a departure from all prior reports issued by Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committees in the U.S., the committee for 2015 decided to address the sustainability of our diets. Because this is a new topic, there is some feeble basis to say maybe it doesn't belong here. But feeble it is; of course it belongs here.
The reason to address sustainability now, and not before now, is because now we know it is in peril. An analogy may make the case, if it is not immediately self-evident.
We may, heretofore, have been bemused to think of the earth as a titanic cruise ship, offering an endless buffet- with food and drink selected and consumed accordingly. Transition to crowded lifeboats, however, and the same passengers are indisputably obligated to look at water and food supplies quite differently. There can be no attention to nutrition that ignores the relevant supply. Consider how absurd it would be for, say, a preventive medicine specialist in such a lifeboat to insist that he get the optimal nutrition to which he is accustomed, and rationing be damned!
Read complete article at lifestylemedicine.org
Planning Committee Chair, Lifestyle Medicine 2015
It's a privilege to serve as chair of the Planning Committee for ACLM's Lifestyle Medicine 2015 conference, with this year's not-to-be-missed event set for November 1-4, 2015 in Music City USA, Nashville, TN.
As we countdown to the June 15th expiration of our Early Bird registration discount, it's hard to believe that spring is nearly over. The days are getting longer, although there's still never enough time to accomplish all that needs to be done. I find this to be particularly true in the burgeoning field of Lifestyle Medicine. If you're reading this, you have likely already come to the conclusion that the only way to reverse the epidemics of obesity and chronic disease is via comprehensive lifestyle change on a population level. And, if you're like me, you've probably wondered how you can possibly escape the traditional seven minute visit, with the patient leaving your office with nothing more than a pharmaceutical prescription and a three-month follow up. The good news is that there is a true transformation of health care emerging that goes beyond the ACA and insurance reform: Lifestyle Medicine is at the forefront.
All the more reason I want to urge you to attend the CME accredited Lifestyle Medicine 2015 - an event which has doubled in attendance each of the past four years. This year's event will be headlined by ACLM President David Katz, MD, MPH, recently named to the top 25 of the 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness.
Calling Lifestyle Medicine Pioneers
If you are interested in helping us beta test the initial functionality of what will become a wonderful resource in the practice of Lifestyle Medicine, please contact Koua Cha at: email@example.com. Testing begins in June.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
26th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference
Submissions should pertain to the conference theme of what the purpose of health promotion is, whether or not we need to produce a substantial ROI, or focus on engaging people and promoting health.
- Proposals for Breakout sessions: Accepted until July 31
- Proposals for Poster submissions: Will open on Sept. 25
Make sure you can attend before submitting!
Conference Date & Location: April 25-29, 2016 - Orlando, FL
AJLM is also planning to add two feature columns starting in 2016: Lifestyle Medicine Case Studies and The Business of Lifestyle Medicine, showcasing best practices.
If you're interested in serving in an editor capacity for either of these sections, please contact Beth Grady for more info.
Call for Case Studies:
ACLM will be curating case studies submitted by our members who are actively using lifestyle as a therapeutic intervention for the prevention, treatment or even reversal of disease. Your case studies will inspire your fellow practitioners.
Lifestyle Medicine Resource Guide: What tools and resources have you found most effective in your practice of Lifestyle Medicine? What books, documentaries, downloadable apps, workbooks, online programs, and/or community-based programs do you actively use in your practice that you've found to be effective?