Best Health Articles — June 26th, 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

The Problem With Breastfeeding Compensations for Tongue/ Lip Tie – Bobby Ghaheri

To me, one of the most influential aspects of Naturopathic medicine is its focus on preventative medicine and its ability to see the “whole picture”. These attributes are highlighted in our “Best Article of the Week” this week in an editorial by Bobby Ghaheri, which speaks to the need to identify certain feeding compensations, the result of the structural constraints of tongue-tie, in the infant population.

For those of us who are familiar with the condition, we know that resolving a tongue-tie can be essential to the infant’s latch and subsequent weight gain, helping them progress along a normal growth curve.

According to Ghaheri, however, resolving a tongue-tie goes beyond this, and that while an infant with an unresolved tongue-tie may follow a normal growth pattern, the compensations they develop in order to maintain their growth may also put them at risk of potential intraoral restrictions.

Definitely an interesting read that keeps in mind the preventative and global developmental picture that is a cornerstone of Naturopathic medicine and crucial to the long term health of our smallest clients.


General Health

Why Do We Get Sick When We are Stressed? – Dr. Kaleigh Coolsaet ND: Yaletown Naturopathic

The Benefits Of Mindfulness Therapy – Aaron Van Gaver ND

Are Cell Phones and EMFs Really Harming Your Health? – Mark’s Daily Apple

Feed Me, Pharma: More Evidence That Industry Meals are Linked To Costlier Prescribing – Charles Ornstein: ProPublica



3 Reasons You Didn’t Lose Weight Going Paleo – Brooke Kalanick ND, MS, LAc

Will Whole Grains Make You Live Longer? – Zoë Harcombe

Cambridge Study Reveals Simple Trick to Control Drinking – Angela Salem



Lack Of Sleep Affects How Others See You – Dr. Andrew Weil

What Is The Expereince of Awe and Why Does it Matter – Mark Sisson

How Distraction Is Rewiring Our Brains, and How Mindfulness Can Help – Chris Kresser


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

When The Body Attacks the Mind – Moises Velasquez-Manoff

Keep Cool this Summer with Ayurveda – Dr. Leena Athparia, ND

Constipation and Understanding The 6-F Model – Dr. Jade Teta, ND


Novel Research

Maple Syrup Can Kill Cancer Cells – Razi Berry: NDNR

Is “When We Eat” As Important As “What We Eat”? – King’s College London: Science Daily

Diabetes Raises Risk Of Heart Attack Death by 50% – ScienceDaily: University Of Leeds

Seaweed Could Help Eliminate Food Allergies – Razi Berry: NaturalPath

Researchers offer new theory on how climate affects violence – 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.