Best Health Articles — June 12th, 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

A Whole Body Approach to Healing Anxiety – Dr. Talia Marcheggiani, ND

While we all have had times in our lives where we would describe ourselves as anxious, such as before an important examination, or during audience presentation, but for those suffering with an anxiety disorder, these fleeting feelings of anxiety can pale in comparison to the pervasive and overarching sensations that negatively influence the health of the “18% of the population” who are dealing with an anxiety disorder.

Our “Best Article of the Week” comes to us from Dr. Talia Marcheggiani, ND, who describes the causal relationships between anxiety disorders and variables such as stress, malnutrition, digestive concerns as well as hormonal balance. In addition she also presents holistic treatment solutions she finds most effective in practice. Definitely valuable information for any clinician treating the “most common mental health condition in North America.”


General Health

Stop Client Excuses and Change Their Mindset to Help Them Succeed – Mike Howard

Confessions of a Doctor on The Brink of Burnout – Nadia Alam: Huffington Post

5 Steps to Forming a Healthy Habit (and Actually Sticking to It) – Macaela Mackenzie

Naturopathic Medicine Should be a First Resort, Not a Last Resort – Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic



“A Little Bite Won’t Hurt”: The Failure of Moderation – Diana Rodgers, RD

Smoothies 101: The Good, the Bad, And The Ugly – Dr. Kelsey Asplin, ND

Is Sugar Really Bad For You? It Depends – Anahad O’Connor: The New York Times

Why Coconut Oil is Good for Your Teeth – Kayla McDonell, RD

Diet lacking in zinc is detrimental to human, animal health – ScienceDaily: Technical University of Munich



A Whole Body Approach to Healing Anxiety – Dr. Talia Marcheggiani, ND

How I Finally Quite Making Excuses and Got Healthy Habits to Stick – Jamie Varon: Greatist

Regret is the Price of Free Will – Julie Beck: The Atlantic

Melatonin: More Than Just A Sleep Aid – Jennifer Johnson, ND


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Loneliness Is An Essential Human Feeling That Rises and Falls ThroughoutOur Lives – Brian Resnick: Vox

The Pros and Cons of the Hormonal IUD (Mirena). A Natural Health Perspective – Dr. Lara Briden, ND

Severe Anxiety in New Mothers Outpaces Depression – Erin Ellis: Vancouver Sun

New drug clears psoriasis in clinical trials – ScienceDaily: Northwestern University

Tea + Popsicle Recipes to Treat Fevers in Children – Dr. Sheila Kingsbury, ND, RH (AHG): Natural Path

Stress and Diabetes linked – Razi Berry:


Novel Research

Pubertal Timing Strongly Linked To Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health – University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences: Science Daily

Calorie Restriction May Have Positive Outcomes In Normal Weight Adults – Razi Berry: NDNR

Why Children Are More Likely To Develop Food Allergies – Razi Berry: NDNR

Autism is not just a disease of the brain, mouse study suggests – ScienceDaily: Cell Press

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.