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In This Issue
W elcome New Members
in alphabetical order 
by month:

APRIL 2015


Jessica Amorosino, MD, Co-Founder & Co-Owner, Beverly Medical Weight Loss

Newburyport, MA

Deborah Aurianivar, BS-Ed, Licensed Acupuncturist, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)

St. Paul, MN


Anne Bingham, MD, Physician, Crescent Street OB/GYN  

Higganum, CT


Michael Dansinger, MD, Director of Diabetes Reversal Program, Tufts Medical Center

Newton, MA


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

Tucson, AZ


Donald Hensrud, MD, MPH, MS, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine & Medical Director, Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN


Melissa Kwak, MD, Family Physician, Edward Hospital

Oswego, IL


John-Paul Jones, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Centra

Lynchburg, VA


Marialina Martell-Gravie, MD, Physician, Private Practice

Miami, FL


Carla Mills, BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetic Educator

Naples, FL


Laura Morris, MD, MBA, Breast Surgical Oncologist/Medical Director Women's Health, IU Health Goshen Hospital

Bristol, IN

Michael Nicklawsky, MD, Physician, ACMC

Willmar, MN

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

Indianapolis, IN


Nubia Porras, MD, Physician, Private Practice

Pompano, FL


Anthony Schifano, Owner, Zen Therapy Spa

Staten Island, NY

MAY 2015


Brian Asbill, MD, Director of Wellness and Prevention, Asheville Cardiology Associates

Asheville, NC


Al Brown, Founder, Inspired 2 Eat Right

Aurora, IL


Kim Bullock, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University           

Stanford, CA


Eldra Daniels, MD, MPH, Resident Physician, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Silver Spring, MD


Taneev Escamilla, MPH, Medical Student, Wayne State University

Montrose, MN


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

Naperville, IL


Ash Walker, MA, Coordinator/Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Southeastern Health

Lumberton, NC

Upcoming Events 


Tools for Promoting Healthy Change

Change your competence and performance-in-practice by increasing your knowledge of lifestyle medicine. 

June 26-27, 2015

Boston, MA


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

Nashville, TN

Lifestyle Medicine in Action
    June  2015
The President's Report  

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



Looking Onward & Upward

Amanda McKinney, MD        
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
Beta Testers Wanted for!

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: Testing begins in June.

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

Submission Process:
Check out the guidelines on their website, and send your abstract to:

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?

Forward your submissions for Case Studies and recommended resources to  
Research Summaries

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

CulinaryRx: How We Treated the Hypertensive Patient 

ZIP Codes and Waistlines: Location, Location, Location 

Workout May Ease Pain in Women With Fibromyalgia 

Obesity Carries Greater Heart Risk for Black Women 

More Evidence for Fiber in Diabetes Prevention 

Ballroom Dance a Boon to MS Patients 

Yoga, Meditation Get Positive Reviews in MS


The following presented by May Clinic

The Healthy Lifestyle Team is Central to the Success of Accountable Care Organizations 


The following presented by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

Developing Local Board of Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Food Access - King County, Washington, 2010-2012

Nutrition-Related Policy and Environmental Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Rural Communities: A Systematic Review of the Literature, 2002-2013


Links to Opinion Articles, Practice Advice and Patient Handouts

The following presented by WebMD

5 Surprising Benefits Your Insurance Plan May Include


The following presented by Medpage Today

Opportunities Abound for Moving Around, Get Active, Wherever You Are 


The following presented by

Can diet help fight prostate cancer?

Better sleep, naturally


Lifestyle Medicine in Action  

Editor-in-Chief: Grace Stillar
Contributing Writers: David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Amanda McKinney, MD
Contributing Editors: Susan Benigas, Lisa Gregory, Lindsey Christensen 

American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Phone: 971-983-5383


PO Box 6432, Chesterfield, MO 63006