Best Health Articles — March 13th, 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

When the Church Abandons You in Your Grief – Dr. Archer Atkins, ND

We’ve all been there at some point in our lives; where things haven’t turned out quite how we expected, or it just wasn’t our day.  What was it that helped you through those tough times?  Perhaps it was a best friend that let you cry on their shoulder, or a family member who was ready to listen?  Maybe you sought the help of a therapist to find some clarity, or did you find you were alone, without anyone to support you?

Our “Best Article of the Week”, written by Dr. Archer Atkins, ND, details a time where she and her family were adjusting to some difficult changes in their lives and her feelings of being without the support of her community.  In this deeply personal composition  Dr. Archer provides insight into the minds of those dealing with tough situations without the support of their community or loved ones.

Having others show up for you in your grief is a basic human need for healing”.  As a Naturopathic Doctor I have always found that the most beneficial treatment I could provide was not found in a pill or tincture but rather was the support and compassion of a listening ear.  Reminders, such as this memoire, help to highlight the simple healing powers we have as Naturopathic Doctors that don’t require a protocol or prescription, but rather include a dry shoulder and an understanding of the healing properties of just being there.


General Health

Positive Psychology: Helping Your Patients Make Lasting Behavioral Change – Dr. Jennifer Kaltunas, ND LAc

Why You’re Peeing 20 Times a Day – Dr. Brooke Kalanick ND, MS, LAc

Antibiotic Resistant “Superbugs” in Meat – Michael Greger, M.D.

Weighty Matters: Canada’s Senate Set to Tackle the Food Industry – Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD



Peanut Allergy Theory Backed Up by New Research – Dominic Howell

Consuming Iron With Green Tea May Lessen Tea’s Benefit – Marie Ellis

Fasting Diets are Gaining Acceptance – Anahad O’Connor



How to Come Up With a Kick-Ass Personal Mantra – Susie Moore

Get to the Root of Work Stress – Leo Babauta

Attention husbands. Women need more sleep than men. Science says so. – Shauna Anderson

Why Feeling Awe Is Important For Our Mental Health – Alyssa Raiola


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Signs of Depression: Am I Depressed of Just Sad – Locke Hughes

Landmark Editorial Identifies Microbe as Major Cause of Alzheimer ‘s Disease – Editor Medical News Today

Fighting Cancer by Putting Cancer Cells on a Diet – Bret Stetka

Sensitive, Hot, & Passionate: Homeopathic Medicine for Extreme Sensitivity – Dr. Tara Peyman, ND

Gut microbiome gives anticancer treatments a boost – Razi Berry


Novel Research

FDA warns: This common pain reliever can give you a heart attack – Angela Salerno

Lead exposure changes gut microbiota, increases chance for obesity – University of Michigan

Nothing to Sneeze at: Battling Mucus to Beat Cancer – University of Oklahoma

Coffee Could Reduce Suicide Risk – Razi Berry

Oral Contraceptives May Triple Risk for Crohn’s Disease – Razi Berry

Quality of Life Not Notably Better for Women Choosing Double Mastectomy – Duke University Medical Centre

The Effects of Antiperspirant on Your Skin – Razi Berry

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.