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In This Issue
The President's Report
Spotlight Article
Save the Date: Lifestyle Medicine 2014
LMF: Moving Lifestyle Medicine Forward
TCBI: Healthcare Unbound
Become a CHIP Facilitator
Research Summaries
ACPM Headlines
Welcome New Members
in alphabetical order 
by month:

AUGUST 2014 


Saul Bautista, Medical Student, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Newark, NJ


Brad Biskup, MHS, MA, Physician Assistant, University of Connecticut Health Center

Simsbury, CT


Rebecca Brown, BSW, Wellness Director, L.R. Lifestyle Associates Inc.

London, Ontario


DuWayne Carlson, MD, Physician, Dignity Health

Lincoln, NE


Kathryn Cornella, PhD, MPH, Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic AZ

Carefree, AZ


Heather Darling, MSN NP, Intermountain Healthcare

Park City, UT


Ingrid de Baintner, MD, Retired

Dover, MA


Thomas Fox, MD, Physician, EPIC

Columbus, IN


Richard Gelbe, MD, FAAP, Physician, Cornerstone Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Cary, NC


Dionna Hearn, BS, Renal Dietitian, Howard University Hospital Dialysis Center

Washington, D.C.


Lucy Hoblitzelle, BSN, RN Health Coach

St. Louis, MO


Susan Hull, DO, Physician, Mercy Medical Group

Chesterfield, MO


Elena Ibe, MD, Physician, Novant Health

Charlotte, NC


Kari Jacobson, BSN, RN/Health Educator, Carmichael SDA Church

Carmichael, CA


Coralia Jigau, General Practitioner, Oakpine Pty Ltd

Victoria, Australia


Michael Kitchen, MHA, Chief Operating Officer, Marshall Lifestyle Medicine, PSC

Cincinnati, OH


Reiner Kremer, DC, NMD, MPH, Chiropractor & PA-C, Integrative Medicine Center

Franktown, CO


Erica Leazenby, MD, Physician, St. Vincent Medical Group

Carmel, IN


Teresa Mirabito, MPH, MSN, Nurse Practitioner

Boston, MA


J. Kurt Mueller, MD, Physician, J. Kurt Mueller MD

Flagstaff, AZ


Carl Myers, MD, MBA, VP Medical Affairs/CMO Yuma Medical Center

Yuma, AZ


Andy Ng, DrPH, CEO, Pangkor Island Wellness Center

Pangkor Island, Malaysia


Julia Nordgren, MD, Physician & Chef, Culinary Medicine Specialists        

Guilford, CT


Brittany Penner, MD, Family Medicine Resident, Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Residency

Broad Brook, CT


Hutapea Rindu, MPH, President Jakarta Local Coference, SDA, Indonesia

Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia


Dorothy Serna, MD, Physician, North Cypress Wellness

Cypress, TX


Jeni Shull, MD, Resident Physicia, Loma Linda Family Preventive Medicine

Loma Linda, CA


Epistel Simatupang, MD, Physician, Siloam Hospital Kebon Jeruk

Jakarta Barat, Indonesia


Marisa VanDyke, OTD, Student, Creighton University

Anchorage, AK


Marshall Wakat, MD, PhD, Retired

Charleston, SC


Daniel Berhane, MD, Hopsitalist, Atlantic General Hospital

Ocean City, MD


Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, Neurologist, Neurology Care

Englewood, CO


Jennifer Brackett, MSN, MPH, Nurse Practitioner, Yale Health

New Haven, CT


Kevin Burns, MD, Resident, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Tucson, AZ


Doug Cluff, MD, Family Physician, HealthTexas

Flower Mound, TX


Joanne Fritsche, MSN, CNP, Nurse Practitioner, Matix Medical Network

North Canton, OH


Thomas Harvey, MD, FAAFP, Physician, Family Medical Group Northeast, PC

Portland, OR


Elizabeth Keida, Student, St. John Fisher College

Camillus, NY


Joseph Madamba, MD, Physician, Joseph Ryan Madamba, MD Inc.

Honolulu, HI


Boyd Myers, MD, FAAFP, Family Physician, Gateway Medical Associates (Retired)

West Chester, PA


Quinn Pauly, MD, Family Physician, Renown Health

Reno, NV


Bryan Sinclair, BSc Pharmacy, Pharmacist, Ford's Family Pharmacy & Wellness Centre

New Brunswick, Canada


Virginia C. Stoffel, PhD, MS, BA, President, American Occupational Therapy Association

Bayside, WI


Cheryl Thomas Peters, DCN, Director Center for Health, St. Helena Center for Health

Middletown, CA


Phil Velderman, MD, Rheumatologist, Bronson HCMW Rheumatology

Schoolcraft, MI

Events Calendar


Lifestyle Medicine 2014 

October 19-22, 2014

San Diego, CA


Inaugural International Lifestyle Medicine Conference 

October 24, 2014

Kaunas, Lithuania


Personalized Medicine 2014 

November 3-5, 2014

Las Vegas, NV


Medical Fitness Association Conference 

November 12, 2014

Orlando, FL

Healthcare Unbound 

December 3-4, 2014

San Diego, CA

Lifestyle Medicine in Action
    October 2014
The President's Report 

David L. Katz, MD, MPH


Only Enough is Enough


In my prior column here, I made the case that lifestyle medicine can be an utterly transformative force; but only if we do enough. Studies of what lifestyle medicine CAN'T do, based on assessments of too little, too late, are not meaningful.

I am writing this on the eve of our annual meeting in San Diego, and suspect you will see it afterwards. That timing is good to revisit the theme of enough. This time, I want to make the case that we know enough- but must do a far better job of using what we know.

At conferences around the country, in print, on air, and in cyberspace, I routinely encounter- as you, no doubt, do- seemingly endless theories and epiphanies about health promotion and disease prevention, competing with endless, alternative theories and epiphanies. There are authors of books about health (and diet in particular) that refute everything in all the other books that in turn refute everything in that one. There are claims, counter-claims, and contentions about this food and that; this nutrient and that; this supplement and that.

Believe it or not, when the parsing and peddling, back-pedaling and back-stabbing are all done - it's a fact established and reaffirmed over a span of decades that we know enough (1-4)! What we know about health promotion, disease prevention, sustainable weight control, and  lifestyle as medicine IS ENOUGH to prevent 80% of all chronic disease and premature death.  We already know enough, and have known enough for literal decades, to add years to life routinely; and add life to those years.


No one refutes this; the evidence is too strong, too consistent, too often replicated. The iconoclasts don't refute it. The renegade geniuses don't refute it. Those with competing theories to sell don't refute it.


They simply ignore it, and pretend that the focus should be on what we don't know; what can be made (to seem, at least) controversial.  They ignore it, and pass on to the one particular thing they want you to believe, buy, or berate.


Read complete article at


Lifestyle Medicine and the Corporate Culture  

Dexter Shurney, MD, MPH        
Executive Director, Cummins, Inc.


Over the last decade, it's become widely appreciated that the leading causes of death for adults in the United States are largely avoidable and related to lifestyle.  Poor diets, lack of physical activity, tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption have led to the majority of chronic diseases that plague our society. Moreover, there is convincing evidence that Lifestyle Medicine, using lifestyle as a treatment, has tremendous capacity to alleviate and even reverse many of our nation's most common chronic illnesses. However, despite this understanding little has changed in how most clinicians go about the practice of medicine on a daily basis.


In 2009, a joint Blue Ribbon panel that included the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) looked into the issue of why physicians were not moving toward a more lifestyle-based approach to care given the evidence. One of the Panel's findings was that a majority of physicians "cited inadequate confidence and lack of knowledge and skill as major barriers to counseling patients about lifestyle interventions."  


To address this situation, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine embarked on a bold initiative to establish standards for the practice of Lifestyle Medicine (LM) and bring the key competencies within the reach of many more physicians and ultimately the patients they serve. Partnering with ACPM at the beginning of this year, ACLM has made major progress in developing the first of its kind LM competencies curriculum for physicians.  


Gaining Momentum

Key segments of Payers, insurance companies and large employers, have started to take notice and support what is happening in the LM space. Following the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) decision to provide reimbursement for programs like the Dean Ornish "Intensive Lifestyle" Program for Cardiac Rehabilitation, commercial payers such as Anthem have made similar coverage decisions.  The Ornish program focuses on reversing heart failure using LM techniques and principles. Through this program, individuals are empowered to reverse their heart disease and other chronic conditions, allowing them to transform their lives for the better in a sustainable fashion. 

It's the last day to save on Lifestyle Medicine 2014
Join us
October 19-22, 2014 in 
San Diego, CA

Final Countdown Discount Expires Today! 
The Lifestyle Medicine Foundation (LMF):
"Moving Lifestyle Medicine Forward"

We look forward to seeing many of you at Lifestyle Medicine 2014 in San Diego!
  • Come prepared to have some fun bidding on great prizes in a silent auction that will benefit ACLM and LMF in the work of advancing the cause of lifestyle medicine.
  • Visit our booth and learn how LMF is moving LM forward and how you can be part of positive change.
  • Stayed tuned for practice tools and resources we are creating, and collaborations with other entities that have real-world solutions for highest quality lifestyle medicine practice that will benefit LMF in the process.

The Center for Business Innovation Presents:
11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference

Date: December 3-4, 2014

Location: Marina Village Conference Center - San Diego, CA

Technology-enabled consumer engagement and behavior change is the focus, including patient digital health platforms, wearable technologies, mHealth, eHealth, social media, and gaming to help manage diseases, promote wellness and facilitate accountable care.

ACLM members are eligible to receive a $100 discount on the registration fee! Please use the discount code ACLM100. 

Visit their website for additional information.

The Medical Fitness Assoication Presents:
23rd Annual International Conference

Date: November 12-15, 2014

 Location: Orange Country  Convention Center - Orlando, FL

 Visit their website for additional  information.

Lifestyle Medicine Director Job Opening

Crossover Health is seeking a Medical Director to lead its newest on-campus, multi-speciality health center in Columbus, IN. Role will include management of the lifestyle medicine care delivery, oversight of the health center operations, and program development for a multi-site, international company. For more information, contact or call (949) 305-7415

Become a CHIP Facilitator
October 22nd, 2014 @ Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel, immediately following Lifestyle Medicine 2014
ACLM Members Receive Complimentary Access to AJLM!
Click here for complimentary access to the 2014 September / October issue of the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
Research Summaries


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

Low Carb Beats Low Fat for Weight Loss, CV Risk 

Food, Drink, and Heart Risk 

Kids' Salt Intake Worries CDC Officials 

Exercise Keeps BP Steady Despite Age 

Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Diabetes Risk 

Lifestyle Study Finds Significant Heart Benefit 


The following presented by WebMD

Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False

Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Vs. French Fries

Is Breakfast Really Your Most Important Meal?

Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer?

Eating More Fruit Cuts Heart Disease Risk

Walking, Biking to Work May Benefit Mental Health


The following presented by American Cancer Society

Adults Take In 200 More Calories Per Day When They Eat Out


The following presented by American Heart Association

An hour of moderate exercise a day may decrease heart failure risk

Links to Opinion Articles, Practice Advice and Patient Handouts


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, Dexter Shurney, MD, MPH
Contributing Editors: Susan Benigas, Lisa Gregory, Lindsey Christensen 

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


PO Box 6432
Chesterfield, MO 63006