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In This Issue
The President's Report
Spotlight Article
Save the Date: Lifestyle Medicine 2014
Submit a Research Abstract
Call for Members: European Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Help build the go-to consumer website for Lifestyle Medicine!
Research Summaries
ACPM Headlines
Welcome New Members
in alphabetical order 
by month:



Kari Allen-Hammer, MS, Owner, Sacred Intentions

West Sacrmento, CA


Noel Boyland, President, Boyland Associates

Centerport, NY


Yamileth Cazorla-Lancaster, DO, MPH, Pediatrician, Yakima Pediatric Associates

Yakima, WA


Amy Chappell, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, Indiana University Medical Center

Indianapolis, IN


Kathryn Collins, MD, Author/self-employed, Dr. Kathryn Collins

Teton Village, WY


Catherine Dingman, MD, Physician, Woman Care of Raleigh

Raleigh, NC


Kerry Graff, MD, Physician, Lake Country Family Medicine

Canandaigua, NY


Laura Greci, MD, MPH, FACP, Concierge Physician, UC San Diego Health System       

Encinitas, CA


Alberto Intebi, MD, Director, Instituto argentino de Psico Neuro Inmuno Endocrinologia

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Jennifer Johnson, DrPH, Physical Therapist, Loma Linda University

Arcadia, CA


Salvatore Lacagnina, DO, VP of Health & Wellness, Lee Memorial Health System

Estero, FL


Kathleen O'Keeffe, MS, Owner, KOK Consulting & Coaching

Columbia, SC


Karl Ordelheide, MD, Hospitalist, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

Lincoln City, OR


Luiz Sella, MD, Medical Director, CEVISA

Engenheiro Coelho, Brazil


Michael Shea, MD, Physician, Southwestern Palliative Care Associates

Yuma, AZ


Luke Wilson, MBChB, BA, MSc, House Officer, Tairawhiti District Health

Gisborne, New Zealand


Nicholas Wright, MbChB, House Officer, Tairawhiti District Health

Gisborne, New Zealand


MARCH 2014


Deborah Bucci, MA, RN, Doctoral Student, Fielding Graduate University

Naples, FL


Dale Buckman, BSN, SNP, Student NP, Boston College

Newton, MA


Alice Dowling, MD, MPH, Practitioner, University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT


Caren Ferris, MD, Physician, Family Care Counseling

Amherst, MA


Ian Gillespie, MD, Proprietor, Fair Solutions

British Colunbia, Canada


Janet Kirby, MD, President, Janet Kirby MD

Frisco, TX


Lucas Medeiros, MD, Professor, Escola de Medicina Souza Marques

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Phaisit Trakulkongsmut, MD, MSc, Practitioner, Samitivej Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Mary Wendt, MD, Founder & Physician, Get Waisted / Essentia Health

Duluth, MN


Kerri Zemko, BPh, BSN, Nutrition Consultant, Vital Veg

Calistoga, CA
Events Calendar


Practicing Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Healthy Change

June 20 - 21, 2014

Boston, MA 

[Save $50 w/ discount code: 



Doctors 2.0

June 5 - 6, 2014

Paris, France


Northwest VEG

September 26, 2014

Portland, OR


Lifestyle Medicine 2014 

October 19 - 22, 2014

San Diego, CA


Personalized Medicine 2014

November 3 - 5, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Lifestyle Medicine in Action
    April 2014
The President's Report
Intro by Past President, Liana Lianov, MD, MPH:

I am honored to introduce and welcome David Katz as our new ACLM President. I am certain David will advance our organization's visibility and standing in the broader medical community, as well as expand awareness and engagement in the public's eye about lifestyle medicine. Under his leadership, we can promote, as he likes to say, the need for "lifestyle in medicine" and "lifestyle as medicine." Welcome, David!


Health Care: From Reform, to Revolution

David L. Katz, MD, MPH


Heart disease is not the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States.  Cancer, stroke, pulmonary disease, diabetes, and dementia are not the other leading causes of early mortality and/or chronic malady either.


Don't get me wrong- these are the very diseases immediately responsible for an enormous loss of years from life, and an even greater loss of life from years. In that context, heart disease is indeed the most common immediate precipitant of early death among women and men alike.  Cancer, stroke, and diabetes do indeed follow close behind. It's just that these diseases aren't really causes. They are effects.


We got this message loud, clear, and first- at least in the modern era- in what really should have been a culture-changing research paper published in JAMA in 1993 entitled 'Actual Causes of Death in the United States.' In that analysis, two leading epidemiologists, Drs. William Foege and J. Michael McGinnis, looked into the factors that accounted for the chronic diseases and other insults that immediately preceded premature deaths. When they were done crunching numbers, they had a list of ten factors that accounted for almost all of the premature deaths in our country every year.


Let's digress to note we cannot 'prevent' death. But what makes death tragic is not that it happens- we are all mortal- but that it happens too soon. And even worse, that it happens after a long period of illness drains away vitality, capacity, and the pleasure of living. Chronic disease can produce a long, lingering twilight of quasi-living, before adding to that injury the insult of a premature death. And that, we can prevent. We can preserve vitality, and we can postpone death to its rightful time, at the end of our full life expectancy. 


Read complete article at 

A Can't Miss Keynote Line-up for Lifestyle Medicine 2014

Mark Faries, PhD                      
Chair, Lifestyle Medicine 2014 Planning Committee


The American College of Lifestyle Medicine continues to cultivate and engage the optimal conference experience. In October, healthcare professionals from around the world will gather in San Diego, CA for Lifestyle Medicine 2014, Treat the Cause: Evidence-based Practice


First and foremost, we are beyond thrilled to experience our extraordinary lineup of internationally recognized keynote speakers. These experts, who need no introduction, continue to revolutionize the practices and philosophies of lifestyle medicine, and are a must-see for any healthcare professional. They are the giants on whom shoulders we stand and we are honored to announce their commitment to Lifestyle Medicine 2014.

To further support our conference theme, ACLM 2014 will also include the first ever addition for research poster submissions. If you are interested in submitting your own research, the submission deadline is June 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Click here to submit a poster.


Lifestyle Medicine 2014 will also offer a unique opportunity to all potential sponsors to gain exposure, network and get in front of the brightest minds in lifestyle medicine. But you want to act fast because only a limited number of opportunities and exhibitor positions are available! To request our sponsor prospectus, click here.  


Read the entire article on our website - click here

Save the Date!
 October 19-22, 2014, San Diego, CA 
Special Discounts 
starting at $549!
Don't miss 
Early Bird savings, 
receive up to 45% off!

Learn more and register, visit our event website.

Lifestyle Medicine 2014 
Call for Research Poster Abstracts
Research Poster Abstracts for Lifestyle Medicine 2014 "Treating the Cause: Evidence-Based Practice" are now being accepted. Submissions are due by June 30, 2014.

View a list of topics, the research guidelines, and the evaluation criteria, visit our event website.

ACLM's partner and fellow Global Lifestyle Medicine Alliance organization, The European Society of Lifestyle Medicine, 
has officially opened up their organization for membership and they want you to join!
Apply for membership now through July 1, 2014 and receive special reduced rates and be a founding member! 
To learn more about ESLM, visit their website
Help build the go-to consumer 
website for Lifestyle Medicine! 
The Lifestyle Medicine Foundation (LMF) is in the process of developing a new website that LMF envisions as the premier  resource for people who want to attain optimum health by using lifestyle as medicine.

LMF is developing a parallel scientific database to become a central repository for the science of Lifestyle Medicine that can be accessed by all persons in the medical field. LMF would like your help and input on this project! Continue reading...
Research Summaries
Links to Opinion Articles, Practice Advice and Patient Handouts

The following presented by WebMD

Staying Positive in Adversity

Health Benefits of Green Tea


The following presented by Medpage Today (May require log-in)


The following presented by The American Heart Association

Medication or Lifestyle for Pre-diabetes


ACPM Headlines 

Here are some of the stories found in the recent issue of ACPM's newsletter:  


Lifestyle Medicine in Action  

Editor-in-Chief: Grace Stillar
Contributing Writers: David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Mark Faries, PhD
Contributing Editors: Lisa Gregory, Lindsey Christensen 

American College of Lifestyle Medicine
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