Best Health Articles — February 14th, 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

The #1 Way to Take Control of your Environment (and Why It’s So Important) – Tanner Baze

As Naturopathic Physicians we know that there are multiple factors that influence our health, including our genes, nutrition, exercise, and stress levels. It might not be the first thing we think of when we consider the variables that influence health, however, one of the strongest contributors, and one that might often go unnoticed, is the effect our environments play on the health of our clients.

We might suggest a certain supplement, diet, or exercise protocol, but, if we don’t take into account our client’s everyday environments, these suggestions might not lead to the success we hope for. We constantly embed ourselves in environments that may hinder and support healthy decisions and these environments, whether consciously or not, influence our decisions in most everything we, and our clients, do.

This week, Tanner Baze, in the Best Article of the Week, emphasizes the importance our environments play on our health and that learning to take some control over this important variable can have a profound influence on our healthy endeavours. Getting our clients on the road to better health is an exciting, but sometimes overwhelming mission. Giving patients all the tools, including an understanding of their environments and behaviours, may be just the recommendation you’re been missing.


General Health

Lowering Blood Pressure & SPRINT – Zoë Harcombe

B12 deficiency A Concern in Long Term Care – Natural Path Editor, University of Waterloo

Canadian Pediatric Society says hold off on antibiotics for ear infections – Dr. Dina Kulik, Pediatrician

He Broke the Law to Build a Better Nursing Home – Josh Walker



Reducing Salt Intake Might Harm Heart Failure Patients, Study Claims – Dr. Joseph Mercola, MD

Why Weight Loss is More Than Counting Calories: The Role of the Digestive System – Dr. Shelly Reitkop, ND

How to Avoid the Serial Whole30 – Dr. Brooke Kalanick, ND, MS, LAc

Cheat Your Way to Fat Loss – Dr. Natasha Turner, ND



How to be a Healthy Lover – Dr. Justin Gallant, ND

The Flower that Defeats Stress – Dr. Al Sears, MD

Can You Die of a Broken Heart – Dr. Jen Cisternino, ND


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Brain Recovery: 5 Factors to Prevent Decline – Dr. Teri Jaklin, ND

Five Hormonal Imbalances That Could be Affecting Your Libido – Dr. Natasha Turner, ND

Inositol Compounds: Effects on Fertility, Ovarian Function, & Insulin -Dr. Jillian Stansbury, ND

Hormone Therapy for Menopause – Dr. Cheryl Hamilton, NMD

What I Tell my Patients about Endometriosis + How to Manage it Naturally – Dr. Aviva Romm, MD

Topical Tumeric Extract Gel Improves Psoriatic Lesions – Dr. Tori Hudson, ND


Novel Research

Antidepressant Drug Linked to Risk of Birth Defects in Early Pregnancy -NatualPath Editor

Chicken Pox, Shingles Vaccine can Cause Eye Inflammation -NatualPath Editor

Brain Maker Review – Dr. Negin Misaghi, ND – Total Health Naturopathy

More Early Social Interaction Equals Better Health – NatualPath Editor

Diesel Exhaust Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk – NatualPath Editor

Sugar in Western Diets Increases Risk of Breast Cancer and Lung Metastisis – Editor, Natural News

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.