Best Health Articles — February 7th, 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 categories: General health, Nutrition, Lifestyle, Specific health conditions/ treatment protocols, and Novel research.

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The Top Article of the Week

New Concerns about the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine – Dr. Scott S. Field, MD

The conversation surrounding vaccinations is a hot one, with so many different opposing views, both scientific and not.  As Naturopathic Physicians it is imperative that we enable our clients to make informed choices about their health, and being up to date on the latest research can help our clients make important decisions, especially when it comes to the safety and efficacy of treatments.

This week our best article is doing just that.  According to the American College of Pediatricians “it has recently come to the attention of the College that one of the recommended vaccines [Gardasil] could possibly be associated with the very rare but serious condition of premature ovarian failure”.  Along with this finding, the report details that a number of concerns regarding this vaccination should be addressed, including long-term ovarian function, physician adverse case reporting, and potential mechanisms of action involved in this health finding.

While vaccination will likely stay a polarizing topic, being informed about the benefits and risks of these medical treatments will always be the best way in which we can help our clients.  They  turn to us for advice and support in making health choices that have profound effects both now and in the far reaching future.  After all, as the fifth principle states, “Doctor as Teacher”.


General Health

Reduce your risk of cancer at home – Globe and Mail

Hearing “Don’t Eat That!” Might Have the Opposite Effect – Alyssa Raiola

Cell Harm Seen in Lab Tests of E-Cigarettes – Editor, Natural Path

Whole Wellness for our Children: “Happy and Healthy” – Dianne Imabeppu



Why Breakfast is not the Most Important Meal of the Day – Adam Bornstein

Very High Protein Diet for Fat Loss? Science Says Bodybuilders Were Right – Dr. Marc Bubbs, ND

The 5 Most Common Supplement Mistakes – Dr. Chris Bjorndal, ND

A Magneficiant & Marvelous Mineral, Magnesium – Dr. Jodi Vingelen, ND

Eating for Meaning: A Paradigm Shift into Individual Nutrition – Dr. Millie Lytle, ND, MPH, CNS



The Science of Healing Thoughts – Dr. Mercola, MD

Being Too Hard on Yourself? You Need to Watch This – Jeff Cattel

Yoga Lessening Side Effects in Men Being Treated for Prostate Cancer – Editor, Natural Path

The Dirty Little Secret About Motivation – Nia Shanks


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Cinnamon Reduces Symptoms of Menstrual Cramps and Associated Symptoms – Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D.

Detoxification and Cancer – Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BSc (Hons)

Constipation: Getting Things Moving – Robin DiPasquale, ND, RH (AHG)

How to Naturally Treat Laryngitis – Dr. Thomas Kruzel, ND

Evidence for novel, therapeutic, natural options in Thyroid disease – Rochelle Fernandes (MSc., ND (cand)) Peer reviewed by Jason Boxtart (ND), Hannah Lemke (ND (cand)), Marie-Jasmine Parsi (ND (cand))

A Natural Cough Remedy You Don’t Need to Swallow – Dr. Archer Atkins, ND

Novel Research

New Concerns about the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine – Dr. Scott S. Field, MD

The IBS within the IBD – Dr. Gary Weiner, ND, LAC

Not the weaker sex: Estrogen protects women against the flu, study finds – Science Daily

Marijuana Derivative used to Treat Treatment-Resistant Seizures – Editor, Natural Path

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.