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Spotlight: Community: The Heart of Lifestyle Medicine
REGISTER NOW! Lifestyle Medicine 2013
Free Clinical Nutrition DVD
NEW CME Opportunities
ACPM Headlines
Welcome New Members
in alphabetical order:

Adelowo Abiodun, MD, Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner and Wellness Coach, Lagos State Health Service Commission
Lagos, Nigeria
Abigail Crine, PhD, Marriage and Family Therapist, Boomer Vitality
Natick, MA
David Grellmann, MD, MPH, Practitioner, Memorial Health System
Granger, Indiana
Douglas Heldreth, MD, Oncologist
Naples, FL

Soram Khalsa, MD, Holistic Medicine Practitioner, Khalsa Medical Clinic
Beverly Hills, CA

Christopher Koke, DO, Family Practitioner, South Hampton Hospital
Sagaponack, NY

Aboi Madaki, MBBS, Family Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH)
Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

Jasmin Jiji Miranda, MD, Miranda Family Hospital
Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Philippines     
Timothy Rittenour, MD, Family Practitioner, Altra Care
Thief River Falls, MN

Nate A. Stalnaker, BS, Certified Lifestyle Educator, Anderson Compounding Pharmacy's Lifestyle Medicine and Nutrition Center
Bristol, TN

David Wenzel, MD, Practitioner, The Marino Center for Integrative Health,
Wellesley, MA

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Events Calendar


Preventive Medicine 2013

February 20-23
Phoenix-Scottsdale, AZ


ACSM's Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition

March 12-15 

Las Vegas, NV


23rd Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference

March 18-22
Hilton Head Island, SC


The 10th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
October 20 - 22 

Vancouver, BC, Canada 



Lifestyle Medicine 2013, The "Treat the Cause" Movement Begins!

October 28-30 

Washington D.C.  

Now Available Online:
Calling all 2012 event attendees:

ACLM is looking to create ample networking time during meals and other functions at LM2013. Have ideas? We'd love to hear from you on this and more.

Click here to submit your input. 
Lifestyle Medicine in Action
  January 2013
The President's Report
Liana Lianov, MD, MPH
Looking Forward


As we begin the new year, the lifestyle medicine community has a lot of exciting developments ahead that will advance our goals. Key to our success is to promote awareness of, demand for, and participation in services that align with empirically based lifestyle medicine. We can achieve this through research, publication, traditional and social media releases, and implementing training and practice tools.  A few activities that are progressing along these lines are summed up here.

ACLM has collaborated with the Global Lifestyle Medicine Alliance and experts in the field to draft an article that demands change to prioritize lifestyle medicine in healthcare. We are hopeful for expedient publication in 2013. Many thanks go to the European College of Lifestyle Medicine who initiated this venture. We are looking forward to additional collaborations with our international colleagues. 

The Medical Board of California is collecting nominees for an expert workgroup to guide the process and content of lifestyle medicine training included in chronic disease management CME programs. Pursuant to legislation which was passed in 2011, all chronic disease CME must include LM training. When this process is implemented successfully, other states may follow suit.

In February, the American College of Preventive Medicine, which secured a grant from the Ardmore Institute with the assistance of the ACLM, will convene a panel to discuss the next steps for the lifestyle medicine competencies. When the competencies were published in JAMA in July 2010, it quickly became clear that the next step would be to develop training, tools and assistance for providers to achieve these competencies.  



Community: The Heart of
Lifestyle Medicine

Marc Braman, MD, MPH
ACLM Executive Director / Past President   


I have always been fascinated with that fact that one's lifestyle habits are categorized into the "Social History" section of a medical history -- smoking, drinking, relationships, etc.  I think this is simply an acknowledgement that our lifestyles occur in the context of, and are very strongly impacted by, "social" factors.  Another way of saying this is "community".  Those people that one associates with, considers themselves similar to, and identifies with are one's "community".  And it is those positive relationships that creative meaning, purpose, and motive force for the health and disease decisions we make in day to day life.  This is the heart of effective Lifestyle Medicine. 


"Community," and its impact on us, is also a fundamental truth for health care professionals.  One of the more profound milestones I have observed in the professional development of Lifestyle Medicine was the "community" at our Denver conference a few months ago.  And apparently I wasn't the only one who was struck by this.  Lisa Gregory, ACLM's new Event Manager was also very impressed.  This is significant in that Lisa has been doing conferences and events all around the world for many years.  When I hear her continually say that she has "never" been around a group of people at a conference so engaged in helping others and sincere, that is impressive. 


As we start a New Year, and many are determining what they want 2013 to hold for them, I think it appropriate that we share this wonderful, developing "community".  I have asked Lisa to share what she was sharing with me, as well as some of what those at the conference shared with us in writing.  Know that you are not alone in seeking to provide a better kind of care to those you serve.  You are part of the Lifestyle Medicine "community."  May it bring joy, meaning, and purpose to you throughout 2013 (and help shape your life choices in positive directions)! 


October 28-30, 2013 
Washington, D.C.
Click here to learn more and register. 
Free Clinical Nutrition DVD offer to ACLM Members and Non-Members is pleased to offer members and non-members a free copy of the Latest in Clinical Nutrition - a new DVD to help resolute your resolutions.    


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CME Opportunities
March 18-22, 2012 
Hilton Head Island, SC

Applications for CEUs, CMEs, and CECs  will be submitted to for the professionals listed on their website - click here.
Lifestyle Medicine 2012,
"Treating the Cause" was held in Denver, Colorado last fall and is now available for online CME.

Earn up to 26.5 hours of Online CME

With top experts presenting highly valuable instruction it is no wonder the event received such great reviews. Click here to view the program packages and speakers.

Employment Opportunities
Employed Lifestyle Medicine Development Opportunity
Accomplished Lifestyle Medicine physician is seeking employed opportunity to develop lifestyle medicine in a health care system -- throughout the system, in primary care, and/or as a department or specialty practice.  Physician is also proficient in Integrative Medicine.  Please submit inquiries to and they will be conveyed to the physician.
Want to place an Employent Opportunity?

Employment listings are free for ACLM members, and are also posted on our website. Others may post opportunities for a modest fee.

Contact ACLM
Research Summaries

The following presented by MedlinePlus

Reading, Games May Help Aging Brains Stay Sharp

Upbeat View on Old Age May Help Seniors Bounce Back From Disability

Secondhand Smoke Very Unhealthy for Kids in Cars

Colorful Fruits, Vegetables May Be Key to Cancer-Fighting Diet

Soy-Rich Diets May Not Prevent Hot Flashes in Most Menopausal Women

Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol

Even Women Who Exercise Sit Too Much

Despite More 'Healthy' Options, Little Change in Fast-Food Calorie Counts

Supplements of Red Wine Antioxidant Don't Help Obese Men

Study links relaxation method to reduced hot flashes

Most Seniors Get a Good Night's Sleep

To Get More Fit, Find a Stronger Workout Partner

U.S. kids getting recommended amount of sleep

Healthy Diet May Prevent Additional Heart Trouble

Extra Sleep May Help You Withstand Pain

U.S. diets not up to U.S. standards

Nutrients in Fruits, Vegetables May Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Thinking You Ate a Lot May Help You Feel Full

Can Teens' Lack of Sleep Lead to Diabetes?

Teen Girls Who Smoke May Up Risk for Future Bone Disease

Regular Exercise May Add Years to Life

U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress

Mind-body education helps irritable bowel syndrome

Yo-Yo Dieting Can Hurt the Heart

Aerobic Exercise Seems Best for Weight, Fat Loss

Coffee May Lower Risk of Death From Mouth Cancer

Intensive Lifestyle Changes Keep Type 2 Diabetes at Bay

Whole grains linked to lower prediabetes risk

Omega-3s in Formula Can Help Baby's Eyesight

Fish Oil Supplements Won't Prevent Irregular Heart Beat


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

Good Diet May Prevent Further Heart Events

Facebook and Twitter May Help Fight Obesity in Kids

States Spend Anti-Smoking $$ on Other Things

WCIR: It Takes a Team to Control Diabetes

Salty Foods Make Kids Want Sugary Drinks

People Living Longer but Not Healthier Lives

Weight Loss? There's an App for That

Coaching, DVDs Help Patients Lose Weight

Healthy Snacks Help Kids Feel Full Faster

Healthy Living Not the Norm for HCPs

Snacks Boost Colon Cancer Gene Risk

Kids' Diet: Two Cup Limit for Milk

Overindulgence May Lower Life Expectancy

Family Dinners Promote Healthier Eating

TV Chef Meals Not So Healthy

Perceived Stress May Be Real Risk for Heart

Soda and Food Ads Aimed at Kids Decline

Aging Is Easier with Endurance Exercise


The following presented by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reducing Sodium Intake at the Community Level: The Sodium Reduction in Communities Program


The following presented by Harvard Medical School

Simple, everyday activities can strengthen balance


The following presented by US Department of Health and Human Services

Calcium from food linked to lower risk for prostate cancer


The following presented by the American Heart Association

Healthy diet may help prevent recurrent heart attacks, strokes


The following presented by Berkeley Wellness Alerts

Sleeping Pills: A Wake-Up Call? 

Links to Opinion Articles, Practice Advice and Patient Handouts

The following presented by WebMD

Juicing: How Healthy Is It? 

9 Excellent Protein Sources 

The Truth About Exercise and Your Weight 

How to Eat to Protect Your Heart 

Which Style of Yoga Is Best for You? 

Change Your Body Image, Not Your Body 

Work it Out: Dealing with Job Stress 

Secrets of Mindful Eating 

Get Kids to Eat More Veggies 

13 Ways to Eat More Greens 


The following presented by MedlinePlus

Kids and Healthy Eating Can Go Together 


The following presented by American Medical News

Free outdoor gyms a new tool in the fight against fat 


The following presented by Harvard Medical School

5 ways to use less salt 

5 foods that fight high cholesterol


The following presented by Berkeley Wellness Alerts

Should You Take This Stinky Bulb [Garlic]? 

The Coconut Water Craze 

Lost Weight? Now Comes the Hard Part 







ACPM Headlines 

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


1. ABPM announces first Clinical Informatics subspecialty exam


2. Preventive medicine resident testifies before IOM GME Committee


3. Being overweight appears associated with slightly lower all-cause mortality

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Lifestyle Medicine in Action  

Editor-in-Chief: Marc Braman, MD, MPH
Contributing Writers: Liana Lianov, MD, MPH
Contributing Editors: Lindsey Christensen, Lisa Gregory 

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