Best Health Articles — March 6th, 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

Satisfying the Sweet Tooth and Sugar Cravings  – Sushma Shah ND

We’ve all been there; the 2:00pm lull between lunch and dinner, craving something sweet to get us through until our next meal time.  Perhaps you’re one of the organized few that is ready with healthy snacks in hand during this inevitable moment, munching happily on your apple slices and raw almonds.  Alternatively, maybe you fall under the category of the hopelessly unprepared, reaching for the closest refined sugar product within arm’s reach?

Reducing sugar in our diets is an essential undertaking when it comes to health.  Preparing for these inevitable “cravings” can be just as essential as even the best  diet recommendations can be derailed by that snickers bar in the office break room.  Having strategies up our sleeves for the client who reports “I just need something sweet” are essential if we hope to foster lasting diet changes, but can be a challenge for even the most seasoned health care practitioner.

Dr.Sushma Shan, ND, in our Best Article of the Week, takes the guess work out of these recommendations, providing knowledgeable strategies aimed at reducing sugar cravings for our clients.   As the famous saying goes   “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”; strategies aimed at preparing for the inevitable sweet tooth can be pivotal for the client who is attempting to eat better…and how sweet is that?


General Health

4 Huge Coaching Mistakes That Trainers and Nutritionists Make Every Day – John Berardi, Ph.D.

The Fate of Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions – NDNR Editor

These Are The Real Signs of Smartphone Addiction – Alyssa Raiola

America’s Baby Catastrophe – Dr. Mercola

The Grain Deficiency Syndrome – Dr. Davis

Toxic Moss in Portland, Ore., Shakes City’s Green Ideals – Kirk Johnson



Senate committee report takes aim at fruit juice in Canada’s Food Guide – Canada Press

8 Strategies to Stop Wasting Food – Liz Sanders MPH, RDN

Is Stevia Safe? – Alexis Joseph MS, RD, LD

How One Dairy Stock Became a Cash Cow – Emma O’Brien



7 Primal Ways to Be a Better Leader – Mark Sisson

The Zen Habits Guide to Letting Go of Attachments – Leo Babauta

How to Overcome the 5 Most Common Beginner Fitness Excuses – Jessica Smith

How to Tell Someone You Have an STD – Rachel Schultz

8 Inspiring Blogs to Read Whenever You Feel Alone – Heidi Pashman


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Light Therapy Is More Effective Than Prozac In Major Depression – Dr. Michael Murray

IBS Treatment and Causes – Dr. Justin Gallant, ND

Natural Treatments For Childhood Diarrhea – Dr. Thomas A Kruzel, ND

Heartburn Can Be Easily Eliminated Without Hazardous, Habit Forming Drugs – Dr. Mercola, MD

Safe Sex for Seniors – Dr. Alethea Fleming, ND

Are You Concerned About Your Memory? – Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND


Novel Research

Common Genetic Variant in a tumor supressor gene linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes -The Wistar Institute

Female Heart Reacts More Sensitively to Stress – Medical University of Vienna

Barley Helps Improve Blood Sugar Levels, Reduce Appetite – NDNR editor

The Link Between Light Exposure and Kids Weight – NaturalPath editor


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.