Best Health Articles — May 29th, 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

How Overexercising Can Wreck Your Progress – Jen Comas: Girls Gone Strong

“We all know someone that is always pushing their limits. Perhaps it is a client you have, or a friend or family member, or maybe even yourself?   To reach the goals we set for ourselves a certain level of dedication, restriction, and willpower is necessary, and often the more closely to stick to your plans the greater your chances of reaching these goals. But, at the risk of sounding cliché, sometimes it’s the journey, and not the destination, that matters. If we’re always focused on the far off horizon we miss all that surrounds us!

I’m a big proponent of moderation in most everything and believe balance is really the key to not only reaching our goals, but enjoying the ride along the way. Our “Best Article of the Week” by Jen Comas of Girls Gone Strong, highlights the need for moderation, especially when it comes to our fitness goals. While many of our clients may believe that more is always necessary when it comes to health and fitness, finding balance is really the key to overall wellness as well as achieving their goals. After all, sometimes less is more.”


General Health

Why Was The Study Finding 250,000 USA Medical Deaths Published in a British Journal? – John Weeks: Huffington Post

IQ Can Predict Your Risk of Death, and 8 Other Smart Facts About Intelligence – Brian Resnick: Vox

How To PLay Like A Girl – Adrienne Lafrance: The Atlantic



Prenatal fruit consumption boosts babies’ cognitive development – Ali Dotinga and Ross Neitz

Preventing Breast Cancer With Flaxseeds – Dr. Michael Gregor, MD:

Going With The Grain With Dr. Alan Christianson – Dr. Alan Christianson, MD: Dr. Aviva Romm, MD

What is Acesulfame Potassium, and is it Good or Bad For You? – Helen West, RD



10 Benefits to Not Caring About What Other People Think of You – Nia Shanks

Workaholism tied to psychiatric disorders – Kim E. Andreassen

Two Ways To Form Habits Effortlessly – Leo Babauta: Zen Habits


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Is Hormonal Birth Control Right For You? What You Need To Know Before Starting Hormonal Contraceptives – Dr. Sarah King, ND: Natural Path

The Genetic Link Between Autism and Epilepsy – Ingfei Chen: The Atlantic

Fasting-Like Diet Reduces Multiple Scerosis Symptoms – University of Southern California: Science Daily

11 Natural Ways to Reduce Symptoms of Menopause – Mary Jane Brown, PhD, RD


Novel Research

Heartburn Medications Alter the Gut – Razi Berry: NDNR

Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms That Lead to Psoriasis – Hokkaido University: Science Daily

Gut Microbiomes of Infants Have An Impact on Autoimmunity – Razi Berry: Natural Path

New Autism Blood Biomarker– Razi Berry: NDNR

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.