Best Health Articles — May 1st, 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 health categories to help you stay up-to-date on the latest information.

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The Top Article of the Week

Why You Shouldn’t Exercise to Lose Weight, Explained With 60+ Studies – Julia Belluz & Javier Zarracina: Vox

Calories in=calories out. The phrase seems to simply roll off the tongue…but if you or your clients have ever tried to lose weight you know that this is easier said than done.  Weight loss is never simple and as science begins to look further into the complexity of the individualistic variables involved in gaining and losing weight we are learning that the calories associated with that “second drink at happy hour” may not be simply balanced by extra 30 minutes on the treadmill.

In our “Best Article of the Week” written by Julia Belluz and Javier Zarracina of Vox, we are presented with current literature regarding the nature of weight loss in relation to diet and exercise.  According to the research, exercise seems to have less impact on weight loss, opposed to diet, and that there are a multitude of individual and interacting factors that can come into play when it comes to shedding the pounds.  Perhaps nothing new for a Naturopathic Doctor who treats the individual as such, but none the less, a great read to remind us how complicated the equation regarding weight loss can be.


General Health

Healthy at Every Size: What Does Healthy Really Look Like? – Kristina LaRue: Hello Healthy

Big tissue wants you to believe bathroom hand dryers spread disease. Here’s what science says. – Julia Belluz: Vox

Costco Fruit Recall: Get Immunized Immediately, Consumers Warned – CBC News

Five Elements – Face Reading – Jennifer Labbienti: Natural Path

7 Ways To Get Your Skin Ready for Summer – Dr. Sarah Cimperman, ND: Natural Path



10 Common Primal Mistakes You Might Be Making – Mark Sissom: Mark’s Daily Apple

Proteinaholic – Denise Minger: Raw Food SOS

The Only Way To Go Is Up: The Problem With Undereating – Jen Comas: Girls Gone Strong



How to Care Less Without Being Careless – Susie Moore: Greatist

Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of 5 decades of research – University of Texas at Austin: Science Daily

The Downward & Upward Spiral of Health & Productivity – Leo Babuata: Zen Habits


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Women Should be Given More Time During Labor – Razi Berry: Natural Path

Is Getting Stronger Your Best Cancer Protection? – Dr. Mark Bubbs, ND: Natural Path

Got Allergies? Your Microbes Could Be Responsible – Chris Kresser

I’m Always Tired! Am I Pushing Myself Too Hard or Is Something Actually Wrong With Me? – Alisa Vitti: Greatest


Novel Research

Gestational exposure to type of antidepressants associated with adolescent offspring depression – Elsevier: Science Daily

Why is visceral fat worse than subcutaneous fat? – University of Illinois at Chicago: Science Daily

Gut feeling: Research examines link between stomach bacteria, PTSD – Office of Naval Research: Science Daily

No Time to Get Fit? Think Again – McMaster University: Science Daily


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.