Best Health Articles — July 24th, 2016

by Dr. Allison Galan 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

18 Foods and Drinks That Are Surprisingly High in Sugar – Helen West, RD

For the past 7 months I have really made an effort to watch the amount of sugar I consume. While the decisions about the foods that I eat are now second nature, when I first started calculating my intake I was amazed at the sugar content of many of the foods that I and my family would eat regularly, most of which I assumed were somewhat healthy.

For some this comes as no surprise, but for many who are unaware of exactly what they are eating, monitoring their daily sugar intake may be a valuable exercise, one that gets them one step closer to achieving better health, now and down the road.

Our “Best Article of the Week” this week by Helen West, RD, from Authority Nutrition, is all about the sugar content of foods that, for many of our clients, may seem healthy, or at least nutritious, but might actually be contributing to their risk of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Food is medicine and helping our clients really see what they eat everyday may just be the catalyst to better choices and better health. Knowledge is power!


General Health

Weight Benefits Of Standing – Dr Andrew Weil

3 Ways Pokemon Go is Going To Change The Fitness Industry – Dean Somerset

What Exactly Happens to Your Brain When You Exercise? – Macaela Mackenzie



Is ‘Gluten-Free’ Good for Weight Loss? – Cindy Ma

What You Need To Know About Fat If You Have PCOS – Dr. Brooke Kalanick ND, MS, LAc

Is Eating Raw Eggs Safe and Healthy? – Hrefna Palsdottir, MS



It’s More Important To Teach Your Kids to Cook Than to Play Soccer – Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

8 Experiments in Motivation – Leo Babauta

How The Immune System Controls Social Behavior – Julie Beck: The Atlantic


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Is Low Progesterone To Blame For You PMS? – Dr Natasha Turner

Tea Tree Topically, for Acne Vulgaris – Dr. Tori Hudson, ND

Helping Autistic Children Transfer Communication Skills From Home To School – NDNR: Razi Berry


Novel Research

Phosphatidylserine: The Supplement For Everyone – Dr. Olisa Mak, ND

Infantile memory study points to critical periods in early-life learning for brain development – ScienceDaily: New York University

How Salmonella Could Be Used to Kill Cancer – Ed Yong: The Atlantic

Mental, physical exercises produce distinct brain benefits – ScienceDaily: Center for BrainHealth

About the Author
Dr. Allison Galan ND and Dr. Louise Wilson ND (inactive)

Dr. Allison Galan, ND is a graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta. In her practice, she focuses on empowering her patients to be their own catalyst for change, in order to optimize their health. 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.