Best Health Articles — Sept 25th, 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

I Used To Be A Human Being – Andrew Sullivan: New York Magazine

Believe it or not, I just got a cell phone. I’ve had different devices for a number of years now, however, this is my first full-fledged, internet accessing anywhere, portable computer.

I wanted to be available on the go if my sons’ school called. Although I do have a sense of relief knowing that I can be tracked down in an emergency, having gone from internet blackout to wired in 24/7 has definitely had an impact.

I used to routinely go long periods of time without checking my email, or look up directions in advance of venturing somewhere new, even go for a walk unattached for some peace and quiet.

Don’t get me wrong, having a cell phone does make life easier in many ways, however I think I mourn the days when I didn’t have it strapped to me at all hours of the day. Maybe you feel the same?

Our “Best Article of the Week” by Andrew Sullivan for New York Magazine eloquently brings into focus the ways in which our cell phones can inhibit the beneficial silence in our lives. We are connected by a continuous stream of information and data, both informative and distracting, keeping us in the know, but also taking us farther from the conversations in our head that are necessary for growth and understanding of the precious thing we call life.

I encourage you to take 10 minutes to read this excellent article and contemplate putting your phone down, take a walk, and embrace the silence in your life. It has much to say.


General Health

What To Expect From Today’s UN Meeting On Antibiotic Resistance – Julia Belluz: Vox

Signal Hill Suicide Attempt Was Cry For Help: Survivor Of Crash Takes Her Life – Meghan McCabe: CBC News

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



Healthy Fall And Winter Eating – Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND

Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand Food – Dr. James Hamblin, MD: The Atlantic

6 Science-Based Health Benefits Of Eating Vegan – Alina Petre, MS, RD

Are Sprouted Grains Healthier? – Alexis Joseph, MS, RD, LD: Hello Healthy

Fat Grams: How Much Fat Should You Eat Per Day? – Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE



Why I Put Myself First – Erin Brown: Girls Gone Strong

How To Figure Out What Your Boundaries Are – Miri Mogilevsky: Everyday Feminism

6 Secrets To Healthy Travel – Dr. Kate Whimster, ND


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Where There Is Mental Illness, There Is Poor Digestion – Dr. Talia Marcheggiani, ND

Preventing Gestational Diabetes: Evidence-Based Recommendation – Dr. Tanya Lee, H.BSc, ND

Fungus In Humans Identified For The First Time As Key Factor In Crohn’s Disease – Case Western Reserve University: Science Daily

Fenugreek Seed Tea Improves Breast Milk Sufficiency in Infants – Dr. Tori Hudson, ND

What It’s Like To Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Ann McGovern: The Atlantic


Novel Research

Link Between Aspartame And Lymphoma & Leukemia Risk – Razi Berry: NDNR

Autism Severity Linked To Genetics And Ultrasound Exposure – Razi Berry: Natural Path

Young Children’s Antibiotic Exposure Associated With Higher Food Allergy Risk – Razi Berry: Natural Path


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.