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In This Issue
Spotlight: The Lifestyle Medicine "Movement" Begins with ACLM Leading the Way!
Food Day
Lifestyle Medicine Textbook Discount for Members
CME Opportunities
Employment Opportunities
Research Summaries
Opinion Articles & Resources
ACPM Headlines
Welcome New Members
in alphabetical order:

Thomas Bottiglieri, DO, Sports Medicine Specialist
Staten Island, NY  

Diane Diehn, ND
, Integrative Medical Specialists
Olathe, KS

Jordan Keys, DO,
Practitioner, NY Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
Southampton, NY

David Kroska, MD,
St. Cloud, MN 

Anne Marie McDonagh, MD,
General Psychiatry Practice, Private Practice
Lebanon, NH

Osteopath, Southampton Hospital
Southampton, NY

Nse Onyebuchi, MBBS,
Student of pathology and microbiology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital
Lagos, Nigeria

John Schmitz, MD,
General Adult Psychiatrist, St. Cloud Hospital
St. Cloud, MN

Joel Spalding, MD,
Behavioral Health/Psychiatry, St Cloud Hospital
St Cloud, Minnesota

Lorraine Abaro Thomas, BA,
Preventive Care Intern, Student, Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

Albert Tsai, MD, FACOG, FACS 
Consultant to Life Management, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital
Hong Kong, China 
Event Calendar


Active Lives

Nov 9-10

Waltham, MA


National Strategic Summit: Roadmap for Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Comparative Effectiveness Research
Nov 17

Phoenix, AZ  


Medical Fitness Association 21st Annual Conference

Nov 28-Dec1

New Orleans  


New ACLM Twitter Handle

ACLM is pleased to announce our updated Twitter handle, ACLifeMed.    

Follow us, visit

Thank You Conference Volunteers

ACLM would like to extend a special thank you to our many Lifestyle Medicine 2012 conference volunteers;  

Joyce Benson-Fox, Wellness Coach & Trainer

Lori Braman

Ed Dodge, MD

Ingrid Edshteyn, DO

Leti Fanning, Nutritional Consultant

Steven Jacobs

Kathleen Jones, MA

Claudia Morales, MPH, CPH

Janel Schrader, MS, CHES


Lifestyle Medicine in Action
  October 2012 
The President's Report
Liana Lianov, MD, MPH 


Our recent ACLM conference and practice management workshop were a smashing success! Both were attended by an amazing group of providers, as well as our first consumer/advocate participant--all bringing tremendous energy and passion for learning high quality Lifestyle Medicine (LM). Attendance doubled since last year! And early returns on the evaluations are very positive.

The meeting kicked off with a keynote address by the luminary Dean Ornish. His 35 year dedication to LM and successful research is awe inspiring. Not only was he a pioneer in showing how LM can reverse heart disease, but also how LM can treat early prostate cancer and influence gene expression. He reminded us of the message of hope offered only through LM--that our genes do not need to be our destiny! 

Dr. Ornish pursued nationalDean Ornish legislators for 16 years in order to get the act of Congress passed that was literally required to secure Medicare reimbursement for LM in treating heart disease. His story shows the kind of persistence it sometimes takes to promote what is best for our patients. He reviewed how physicians can receive reimbursement by offering intensive cardiac rehabilitation to eligible patients. He is continuing to work to change reimbursement by advocating to broaden eligibility to patients with prostate cancer and diabetes.



Lifestyle Medicine "Movement"

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

"Our time has come!" proclaimed Dean Ornish in his keynote address at ACLM's annual conference, Lifestyle Medicine 2012, "Treating The Cause."  He was saying that the circumstances are finally coming together such that evidence-based lifestyle medicine has opportunity to come out of the shadjogows and fringes and enter the mainstream.  While his words resonated with the health care professionals in attendance, it was more than just a concept we agreed with or that we believed in.  There was a palpable passion and sense of excitement that was translating into action. 

We had begun developing the concept of a lifestyle medicine "movement" internally prior to the conference.  The conference solidly confirmed this concept.  Many amazing opportunities,
convegsnections, resources, volunteered expertise, etc., was pouring out of those in attendance.  Things have definitely started  "moving" in ways that they had not thus far.  There are many forces pushing things toward filling the vacuum that exists for Lifestyle Medicine.  What is needed is a professional body to lead and serve as the nidus to coalesce these forces into a productive process -- ACLM.

While it is too soon to announce many of these, we can announce one of the primary events we are formally engaging on: a Lifestyle Medicine Movement Event.  Next year, instead of just a professional conference, ACLM will convene a professional and public "event" with the theme of "The Lifestyle Medicine Movement".  Our Advisors will be the core and have indicated a strong level of support.  We will invite other leading health care  professionals and professional health care organizations, engage major media, invite the multiple documentary fcoupleilms calling attention to the need for better health care (and their audiences), politicians, etc.  There will be a national spotlight and dialogue about fundamentally changing the substance of health care in this country to something that makes sense -- "treating the cause" as the basis of health care.

Food Day
ACLM is pleased to help promote Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

Food Day - Get Involved How You Can Get Involved?   

Be a cornerstone of the Real Food movement: Host an event at your organization! Bring the celebration to your community by holding a Food Day event on October 24.

Want to attend a Food Day event? You can become part of the celebration with just a few clicks of a mouse.To search for events in your area visit

Help spread Food Day's message!  They depend on people like you to spread Food Day's message far and wide via social media.

Learn More!
For more information, visit their new website,
Lifestyle Medicine Textbook  
Discount for ACLM Members


CRC Press has offered ACLM members a 20% discount
on the purchase of Dr. Rippe's upcoming book,  

Lifestyle Medicine

(second edition). 

The retail price is $149.95. The price with the 20% discount will be $119.95.


ACLM Members: to order the discounted textbook, log in to ACLM's website and go to the members-only section to locate the discount code.  

CME Opportunities
CME, CEU, CEC Opportunity:
Nov 28-Dec 1 2012 
New Orleans 

MFA is offering a special discount to ACLM members: Use this form to register at the ACLM member price. 
Harvard Medical School presents...

Tools for Promoting Healthy Change
Transforming Ourselves and Our Patients

November 9-10, 2012
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA
Employment Opportunities

Seeking: Nurse Practitioner or Physician versed in Integrative/Functional Medicine to join our growing practice.

Begin Your Dream Lifestyle Medicine Practice
Turnkey health and wellness facility in an affluent community in
Dallas, Texas is available for lease.

Want to place an Employment Opportunity?
Employment listings are free for ACLM members, and are also posted on our website. Others may post opportunities for a modest fee.
Research Summaries

The following presented by MedlinePlus

Teen Girls Need Bone Health Advice to Stave Off Osteoporosis
Meditation May Help Fight Loneliness
Vitamin D May Thwart Kids' Winter Colds
Less chronic disease in store for fit 50-year-olds
Exercise may temporarily ease cigarette cravings
Obesity Might Lower Teens' Thinking Skills
Few Doctors Discuss Exercise With Cancer Patients
Tobacco smoke tied to flu complications in kids
Vitamin D supplements may not improve heart health
Hookah Effects as Harmful as Cigarettes
"Food environment" in schools getting a bit better
Cranberry juice may beat kids' bladder infections
Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers
Shoppers Who Read Food Labels Are Thinner
Positive Outlook Boosts Likelihood of Healthier Lifestyle
Poor Sleep May Make High Blood Pressure Worse
Can it! Soda studies cite stronger link to obesity
Active Video Games Have Exercise-Like Effects in Kids
Exercise May Prevent Stress and Anxiety

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

Work Stress May Strain Coronary Arteries
Yogurt Linked to Lower BP

The following presented by National Institutes of Health

The following presented by Berkeley Wellness Alerts

Links to Opinion Articles, Practice Advice and Patient Handouts

The following presented by WebMD

The following presented by American Medical News  

Soda ban gives doctors entry point for talks about weight issues 

The following presented by Berkeley Wellness Alerts


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

1. HRSA announces 12 integrative medicine program grantees
2. ACPM et al alerts Congress to sequestration impact on health professions
3. CDC reports long-term decrease in teen drinking and driving
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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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