Best Health Articles — June 19th, 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

High Cholesterol’ Does Not Cause Heart Disease’ New Research Finds, So Treating With Statins a ‘Waste of Time’ – Henry Bodkin: The Telegraph

It seems like what we know about medicine is always changing, and this isn’t a bad thing. Gratefully the medical standards a century ago have evolved to what they are today due to science, enhancing what we know about health and wellness. While change can sometimes be difficult, when new data becomes available that can improve how medicine is practiced it’s important to acknowledge this information and move forward, changing the standards for care to best reflect what science has uncovered.

Our “Best Article of the Week”, by Henry Bodkin of the Telegraph, provides a look at new research published in the British Medical Journal that suggests that elevated LDL cholesterol is not linked to cardiovascular disease, and that Statins are a “waste of time” in some populations.

While this information is not new to some, and there are many variables that should be considered with further research, the medical community will need to take note of the expanding knowledge about cholesterol’s role in cardiovascular health. There are many vested interests when it comes to this corner of wellness, but hopefully medicine can keep moving forward with what it knows today for better healthcare tomorrow.


General Health

Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit Is Not Safe – Neil Z. Miller

Experts Unveil New Sleep Guidelines for Children – Kas Roussy, CBC News

Increased Coronary Calcium In Those With Sedentary Lifestyle – Razi Berry: NDNR



Drinking Coffee Just Got Even More Confusing, Thanks to the WHO – Julia Belluz

Food as Medicine, Food as Poison, Dealing With Food As A (Sweet) Addicition: Part 1 – Dr. Sarah LoBisco, ND

The 15 Best Foods to Eat When You’re Sick – Taylor Jones, RD

Eating For A Healthy Pregnancy – Sarah Cimperman, ND



Having a Regular Schedule Means You’ll Have a Longer, Healtheir Life – Dr. Olisa Mak, ND

Does The Moon Affect Humans’ Sleep – Razi Berry: NDNR

The Key to Starting any Diet or Exercise Plan – Justin Kompf

How Defining Moderation Can Help You Reach Your Health Goals – Mark Sisson


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Folate Supplementations and Cervical Dysplasia – Dr. Tori Hudson, ND

What Every Pregnant Women and Mom (New or Not) Needs to Do For Her Pelvic Floor – Jessie Mundell: Girls Gone Strong

Palpitations: The Most Common Causes – Dr. Justin Gallant, ND

Top Five Home Remedies for Ringworm – Eva Clusters: Natural News


Novel Research

Obesity, Gestational Diabetes In Mothers Linked To Early Onset Of Puberty In Daughters – Dr. Razi Berry

Eating More Whole Grains Linked With Lower Mortality Rates – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Science Daily

A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice – ScienceDaily: Cell Press

Women’s long work hours linked to alarming increases in cancer, heart disease – ScienceDaily: Ohio State University

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.