Best Health Articles — April 24th, 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

Is Cancer Preventable? Research Says Yes. – Razi Berry, Natural Path

We all feel out of control at times.  Driven by our wants and needs, desires and cravings, it can become difficult to maintain control over our lives to best achieve the goals we set for ourselves.

Perhaps many of your clients have expressed that their health feels largely out of their control , influenced by their genes, lack of willpower, or a simple failure to recognize the impact that their choices have in the direction of their own well being.

One of the biggest life lessons I’ve learned is about control.  Learning that while there will always be things that I cannot control, I CAN control my actions and reactions.  At the risk of sounding cliché, I am in charge of my own destiny!

Our “Best Article of the Week”, by Razi Berry of Natural Path, speaks to the control over which we have in the fight against cancer.  There are definitely things that we cannot control when it comes to this fight, however, fight is an active word.  We are not passive participants in the direction of our health, especially when it comes to this devastating condition.

“We are not condemned by our genetics, but in fact, we often have the ability to make the right choices to reduce our risk for cancer. We can choose a healthy diet, exercise, lose weight, stop smoking, reduce alcohol levels, reduce stress levels, and avoid environmental pollution and carcinogen-containing products.”

Reminders to our clients that stress the control they have in their health, even for a condition that might otherwise seem out of their control,  is important and empowering.

Destiny awaits!


General Health

Big Science is Broken – Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week

Europe bans two endocrine-disrupting weedkillers – Arthur Nelson in Brussels, The Guardian

PCSK9 Inhibitors & Statins – Zoë Harcombe

Think you’ve got asthma? Expert says you may be wrong – Staff, CTV News



The Breakfast Battle in Teens – Dr. Kelsey Asplin, ND, Natural Path

New label soon for grass-fed milk and yogurt – Dr. Mercola

Problems and Perks of Protien Shakes: Especially If You Have Hashimoto’s – Brooke Kalanick ND, MS, LAc, Better By Dr. Brooke



The most powerful thing you should know about Comfort Foods – Darya Rose, Hello Healthy

Master Your Habits, Achieve Your Dreams – Dr. Kate Whimster, ND

A Mini-Guide to Not Being Frusturated All the Time – Leo Babauta, Zen Habits

Why Saying “NO” is Important – Mark Sisson, Mark’s Daily Apple

This Stage of Life? It’s Hard. – Hayley Hangst, Austin Moms Blog


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Berberine Improve Menstrual Pattern and Ovulation in Wome With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Dr. Tori Hudson, ND

EPA and DHA for ADHD – Dr.Chris Bjorndal, Natural Terrain

A Pain in the Butt – Dr. Alethea Fleming, ND, Natural Path


Novel Research

Transfer of gut bacteria affects brain function, nerve fiber insulation – The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Science Daily

Biomonitoring of Industrial Pollutants – Razi Berry, NDNR

Strength Training Helps Older Adults Live Longer – Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Science Daily

Common allergy and cold medicines shrink brain, could lead to Alzheimer’s, study finds – Douglas Perry: The Oregonian, Oregon Live

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.