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ACA Volunteer Opportunities
Written by Editor   
Thursday, September 07, 2017 05:16 PM

The ACA offers membership opportunities to serve in a volunteer leadership role on its board of governors, various committees, task forces and advisory boards, as well appointments to outside organizations. 

ACA has implemented a web based self referral system.  Applicants must submit their application electronically through the virtual volunteer nomination application center. 

Select the Download Instructions button for detailed instructions on how to submit your application. Or, to begin the submission process immediately, select the Submit Nomination button.

Download Instructions    Submit Nomination

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Huge Diet Study Shows Carbs, Not Fats Are the Problem
Written by Editor   
Thursday, September 07, 2017 05:08 PM

An enormous prospective study of food intake in adults challenges several staunchly held beliefs about dietary components and their association with health risks: finding, for example that diets rich in fats, including saturated fats, don’t increase mortality risk, but high-carbohydrate diets do.

And the study, called PURE (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology), also found that the benefits of fruits, vegetables, and legumes top out at just three to four total servings per day. In sum, the results suggest that nutritional guidelines and conventional wisdom regarding these basic dietary elements may be seriously mistaken.

PURE investigators recorded food intake using questionnaires in 135,000 people in 18 countries, including high-, medium- and low-income nations. PURE found that high carbohydrate intake was associated with a significant increase in the risk of death, while both total fat and saturated and unsaturated fats were associated with a decreased risk of death. However, fat consumption was not associated with cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular mortality, though saturated fat had an inverse association with stroke.

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F4CP Supports DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative
Written by Editor   
Thursday, September 07, 2017 05:05 PM

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) urges consumers to learn the opportunities to dispose of unused Rx drugs for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Take-Back Day

This call-to-action supports initiatives during September Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month and emphasizes the goals to advance public awareness of the value of drug-free chiropractic care.

“We can’t be more supportive of this DEA program which complements our campaign to educate and inform Americans that there are non-pharmacologic options such as chiropractic care to safely and effectively address patients’ spine and joint-related pain,” says Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, F4CP. “Every day, over 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids.”

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Standard Process: 1 Day, 1 Bottle, 1 Meal Event
Written by Jeff Jenkins   
Thursday, September 07, 2017 05:02 PM

On August 17 Standard Process invited its customers, distributors, and employees to join in a one-day opportunity to pay it forward and help feed the hungry in our second annual “One Day, One Bottle, One Meal” event.

In all, 62,203 Standard Process, MediHerb®, and Standard Process Veterinary FormulasTM products were purchased that day. That’s an increase of 17 percent over last year’s one-day event!

As promised, Standard Process will provide a meal for each bottle purchased. In fact, they have decided to round up and donate 63,000 meals to a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks.

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Share F4CP Resources on YOUR Social Platforms
Written by Editor   
Thursday, September 07, 2017 04:51 PM

Recommendations urge doctors to change their approach to back pain -- Avoid painkillers and choose chiropractic first.

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