Best Health Articles — April 17th, 2016

by Dr. Ana Jones ND and Dr. Louise Wilson ND (inactive)

From Alison: Each Sunday theNDDC publishes a list of the top articles from around the web in 5 different health categories to help you stay up-to-date on the latest information.

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The Top Article of the Week

Why Hobbies are an Important Part of Primal Living – Mark Sisson, Marks Daily Apple

We are all so busy.  Between work and kids, groceries, preparing meals, and patient care, who has time for hobbies?  I have been so busy for the past few years I often draw a blank on what I would do if I had any spare time.  In fact, what do I like to do?

I was having a discussion with a friend where the topic of hobbies came up and she offered some advice that has always stuck with me:  What did you like to do when you were a child?  Most all of us can remember the activities of our youth, engaged in without restraint and distraction.  You sought them out because you enjoyed them, because they interested you, because they helped to define what you liked to do, who you were, and who you are now.

“What do you do?”  It’s such a simple question.  As explained by Mark Sisson in our Best Article of the Week, it’s usually spoken in reference to one’s occupation, or “what you do to make a living”.   While one’s occupation is important for many reasons, we all know that to define ourselves merely by our employment is limiting.  We are all so much more than that.  Developing hobbies and fostering activities, such as those we loved in our childhood, fosters a more balanced sense of self that focuses not only what we do, but also what we like to do, for our clients and ourselves.  I think your inner child would agree.


General Health

What Naturopathic Pediatric Care Really Looks Like – Dr. Archer Atkins, ND, Archer Friendly

The Steam Bath in Bed – Sussanna Czeranko, ND, BBE, NDNR

How Can Integrative Oncology Prevent Cancer – Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc, Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic

It’s not Cancer: Doctors Reclassify a Thyroid Tumor – Gina Kolata, The New York Times



New Fruit Tops “Dirty Dozen” List of Most Contaminated Produce – Ashley Welch, CBS News

Drinking Low Fat or Skim Milk Might Not Be Healthier After All – Megan Friedman, Delish

FDA sued over genetically-engineered salmon – Razi Berry, NDNR



The Role of Emotions in Health: Part 2 – Iva Lloyd, ND, RPP, NDNR

7 Foolproof Ways to Win Friends and Influence People – Susie Moore, Greatist


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome – Katherine Hampilos, Wendy Hodsdon, ND, NDNR

Salicylate Sensitivity: The Otherer Food Intolerance – Donna Beck, ND, NDNR

What’s Up With Your Weird Sweating? – Brooke Kalanick ND, MS, LAc, Better by Dr. Brooke

Herbal Remedies for Pediatric Rashes – Dr. Sheila Kingsbury, ND, RH (AHG), Natural Path

Microbial Origins of Fibromyalgia – Alex Vasquez, DC, ND, DO, FAC, Natural Path

Astragalus: Use of the herb in the treatment of Allergy & Autoimmunity – Jillian Stansbury, ND, NDNR


Novel Research

Broccoli May Offer Protection Against Liver Cancer – Razi Berry, Natural Path

Splenda Manufacturer Gets Facts Wrong on Cancer Study – Center for Science in the Public Interest

Flaxseed May Relieve Hot Flashes – Razi Berry, Natural Path

Being an Overweight Teen Could Come Back to Haunt Your Health – Julia Belluz, Vox


About the Author
Dr. Ana Jones ND and Dr. Louise Wilson ND (inactive)

Dr. Ana Jones, N.D. specializes in women’s health and environmental medicine at her private practice in Tempe, AZ. She enjoys volunteering with Naturopaths Without Borders in Rocky Point, Mexico. Her passion is to help others discover optimal health. Join her adventure on Facebook and Twitter.    Dr. Louise Wilson, ND (inactive) is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a specialist honors degree in psychology in 2006. In 2010 she graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Since graduation she has been in private practice in Bolton, Ontario, with a clinical focus on establishing the foundations of health.