Best Health Articles — May 22nd, 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

6 Reasons to Look Forward to Growing Old – Mark Sisson

My kids are always eager to tell others their ages and are oh so proud of their short lives lived here on earth. “I’m a five, he’s a three”, my oldest often says in reference to himself and his younger brother when they are eventually asked their ages. To him being older conveys status and superiority. He, like so many other kids, and perhaps as you remember yourself, can’t wait to be one year older, waiting for it in anticipation until his birthday comes once more.

At what point does this change? At what point does the excitement of growing older become “forever 29”, or a cringe worthy event having you careening down the other side of the hill? The idea of getting older holds little value in our society and is something to ridicule and dread, associated with poor health, limitation, and one foot in the grave.

It doesn’t have to be this way. In our “Best Article of the Week” this week Mark Sisson details the benefits of growing older. History tells a different story about aging, one that highlights wisdom, experience, and status. While many of our clients, and ourselves as well, may bemoan some of the aches and pains that inevitably come with advancing age, looking forward to our future years, especially with the science and support of preventative medicine, can have us meeting new age milestones with the excitement we once had. This way you won’t see yourself as being over the hill but rather every year you’ll find yourself at the top of it!


General Health

The Plan to Avert Our Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse – Ed Yong: The Atlantic

Should You Map Your Microbiome – The Atlantic

The Sunday Routine To Have A Rocking Work Week – Dr. Katie Rothwell, ND



Higher Potato Consumption Assoicated With Increased Risk of High Blood Pressure – BMJ: Science Daily

What foods can help fight the risk of chronic inflammation? – ScienceDaily: University of Liverpool

New Nutrition Facts Labels to Feature Added Sugars, with Daily Value – Centre for science in the public interest

What’s The Deal With Spelt? – Wellness Mama

Ask The Dietitian: Can You Survive Without Carbs? – Trinh Le



The Face Everything Technique: Why Avoiding Difficulties Doesn’t Work – Leo Babauta: Zen Habits

Depression: It’s Not All In Your Head – Dr. Kelly Brogan: Whole 9

18 Unique Ways to Lose the First 10 Pounds – Ryan Andrews: Precision Nutrition

Most of Us Misunderstand Metabolism. Here Are 9 Facts to Clear That Up. – Julia Belluz: Vox


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

A Topical Remedy For MPV Infection – Razi Berry: NDNR

One Vitamin Improved Damaged Hearts – Angela Salerno

Selenium Improves Cervical Dysplasia – Dr. Tori Hudson, ND

Scientists Gave Depressed Patients Psilocybin in a First for Psychedelic Therapy – Victoria Turk: Vice


Novel Research

Surprise Mechanism of Acid Reflux Damage Identified by Researchers – UT Southwestern Medical Centre: Science Daily

Dietary Intake Differs in Infants Who Follow Baby Led Weaning – University of Otago: Science Daily

Infants Whose Mothers Have Taken SSRI Antidepressants are More Likely To Have Decreased Birth Weight, Gestational Lengths – Oxford Unviersity Press: Science Daily

Common Antimicrobial Agent Rapidly Disrupts Gut Bacteria – Oregon State University: Science Daily

8 Proven Ways To Increase Testosterone Levels Naturally – Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN

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.