Best Health Articles — Sept 18th, 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 The Sugar Industry Shifted Blame To Fat – Anahad O’Connor: New York Times

I’ve done my best to cut out much of the added sugar in my diet. It hasn’t been easy, however, I find that the longer I go the easier it gets. That was until yesterday.

I decided to bake some cookies for my little guys who, just like many other kindergartners, have had a pretty rude awakening this week after a wonderfully unscheduled summer break. Feeling that I should at least try a cookie myself I jumped off the bandwagon and had one.

I couldn’t just stop at one; it seemed to set off a cascade of need for more. Just like a drug, I found it incredibly hard to stop. Amazing the effect that a little (or a lot) of sugar can have.

Our best article of the week, by Anahad O’Connor from the New York Times, highlights new information pertaining to how the sugar industry has been deceptive about the health of sugar in our diets.

While Naturopathic Medicine has long been aware of sugar’s harmful and addictive qualities, our clients are just getting up to date on this chemical’s negative influence and editorials such as this help to solidify our stance regarding excess sugar.

Emphasizing the health consequences of too much sugar in our diets is essential, and while stopping at just one cookie may be hard, it’s a challenge worth taking for your health.


General Health

You Don’t Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day. Eat These Foods Instead – Julia Belluz: Vox

Artificial Sweeteners Are Turning Sour – Dr. Mercola

Many Women Are Still Super Confused About Which Kind Of Birth Control Is Most Effective – McKenzie Maxson

7 Health Benefits of Biotin – Hrefna Palsdottir, MS



15 Health Conditions That May Benefit From A Ketogenic Diet – Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Which Is Healthier: Skim, Low-Fat Or Full-Fat Milk – Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN

If You Swap Sugar For Artificial Sweeteners, Will You Eat More? – Yoni Freedhoff

Casein Protein Is Whey Underrated. Here’s The Proof – Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN

What The Cheerios Protein Lawsuit Means For Consumers – Cindy Ma: HelloHealthy



The Healing Power Of Communication – Dr. Jody Stanislaw, ND

7 Simple Ways To Create Your Abundant Life – Francesca Matteini

Not Doing All the Things We Want to Do – Leo Babauta: Zen Habits


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Folate Doesn’t Cause Autism But Folic Acid Might! – Dr. Kendra Becker, ND: Natural Path

Coffee And Diabetes Risk – Dr. Andrew Weil

How Much Vitamin D Is Enough? – Dr. Olisa Mak, ND: Natural Path

Does Fiber Relieve Or Cause Constipation? A Critical Look – Helen West, RD: Authority Nutrition


Novel Research

Impact Of Crohn’s Disease On Brain Function – Razi Berry: Natural Path

New Mosquito-Borne Disease Detected In Haiti – UF Health: Science Daily

Lowering Systolic Blood Pressure Would Save More Than 100,000 Lives Per Year, Study Finds – Loyola University Health System: Science Daily


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.