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The Top Article of the Week
Why So Many Entrepreneurs Struggle With Mental Illness – Chris Gory, Globe and Mail
Naturopathic doctors sometimes exist in a contradictory world.
On one side of the coin we express to our clients the need to reduce stress, nurture one’s self, and step away from the rat race.
On the flip side, however, for those of us in the entrepreneurial aspect of complementary health care, many times long hours and days are necessary to keep your business afloat. At the end of the day it can all rest on your shoulders and taking a back seat in the business world is rarely an option.
I love working and am one of those people who has a hard time sitting still. In clinical practice I often found myself moving a million miles an hour. I would push myself to accomplish all that needed to be done both at the office as well as at home, stretching myself thin, all the while telling my clients to make efforts at reducing their stress and responsibilities. There was little time for rest, or myself.
Our “best article of the week” comes to us from the Globe and Mail and speaks to the need for entrepreneurs to seek out the health resources they so desperately need. According to the author Chris Gory, mental illness is of a particular concern among entrepreneurs, who often have little time and few resources to devout to their own care.
As Naturopathic practitioners we have intimate knowledge of the effects of stress on health, but such as with my own case, this knowledge can go unheeded in order to maintain the status quo in a business world that can be very un-Naturopathic.
Remember that self-care is essential and can be the bridge between the worlds of Naturopathic principles, and success in the business world. It can help you not only be a better practitioner, but a healthier one as well.
The Health Paradox Paradox – Mark Sisson
Foods That Cause and Reduce Bloating – Dr. Natasha Turner ND
My New Diet: Exactly How I Eat Each Day – Molly Galbraith: Girls Gone Strong
9 Healthy Foods That Are High in Vitamin D – Taylor Jones, RD
Lycopene is in for Skin! – Natural Partners
Walnuts may improve your colon health – ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
Yoga May Be Good For the Brain – Gretchen Reynolds: The New York Times
How To Make Your Flaws Work in Your Favor – Susie Moore: Greatist
Let Go of Stress: Nothing to Cling To – Leo Babauta: Zen Habits
5 Reasons Why Water is Good for Weight Loss – Hello Healthy by Cindy Ma
Why You Still Probably Need More Rest (and 23 Ways to Get It) – Mark’s Daily Apple by Mark Sisson
Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols
Vitamin D Levels and Decrease in Menstrual Pain – Dr. Tori Hudson, ND
Trying to quit smoking? Women might want to time it with their period, study suggests – Nicole Mortillaro: Global News
12 Proven Health Benefits of Ashwagandha – Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE:Authority Nutrition
The Latest on SIBO with Expert Dr. Allison Siebecker – Dr. Lo Radio Show
Brainwaves could be the next health vital sign – Simon Fraser University: ScienceDaily
Brain Structure that Tracks Negative Events Backfires in Depression – University College London: Science Daily
One Third of Children Have Higher Levels of Cardiovacular Risk Factors Due to Family History – Diabetologia: Science Daily
Even Light Drinking May Increase Breast Cancer Risk – Research Society on Alcoholism: Science Daily
Vitamin D and androgen receptor-targeted therapy—novel treatment for aggressive form of breast cancer – Integrated Health Practitioners