Best Health Articles — Aug 14th, 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

More and More Women Are Dying in Childbirth, But Only in America – Sarah Frostenson: Vox

According to Sarah Frostenson of Vox in our “Best Article of the Week” more women are dying in childbirth in the US than in any other developed country, with experts indicating the problem is likely to keep getting worse.

While hemorrhage, pregnancy induced blood pressure spikes and other immediate emergent health concerns were previously, and in many areas of the world, were and are the leading cause of death among pregnant women, the story is different for those in North America.

Diabetes, underlying heart disease, as well as other chronic diseases are now the concerns of pregnancy, a true reflection of the state of Western health.

A focus on health during pregnancy is integral to the health of our future generations but this stage of a woman’s life is not simply an isolated phase. We are now possibly seeing the implications of long term poor health choices, highlighting the imperative role the Naturopathic Doctor can play in maternal and infant outcomes well before motherhood.


General Health

The Weight Of The World In All Its Confusion – Dr. Sarah LoBisco, ND

5 Ways Doctors Violate HIPAA Regulations Without Knowing It – Matthew: NDNR

9 Mistakes You’re Making on Your Weight-Loss Journey – Macaela Mackenzie



Time Delayed Eating Leads To Better Food Choices – RONI CARYN RABIN: The New York Times

9 Foods To Eat If You Want To Quit Sugar For Good – Katie Haines: Mind Body Green

Why I Started Eating Meat After 21 Years as a Vegetarian – Lilly O’Donnell: Greatist

Are Avocados Useful for Weight Loss, or Fattening? – Taylor Jones, RD

Is Coffee Good For Your Brain? – Hrefna Palsdottir, MS



Stress Almost Ruined Everything I’d Worked For: But It Also Taught Me How to Take Control – Tara Fuller

How I Stay Calm When I Feel Like I’m About to Lose It – Susie Moore: Greatist

Removing Ourselves From the Centre of Everything – Leo Babauta: Zen Habits

The One Must-Do Extracurricular Activity For Every Child – Dr. Catherine Clinton, ND


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Cyclospora Outbreak: Canadian Health Officials Warn Of Parasite Causing Illnesses – Carmen Chai: Global News

Soy For Women With PCOS-It’s A Good Thing! – Dr. Tori Hudson, ND

Dealing With Child Eczema, New Insights – Razi Berry: NDNR

Scientists: This Fruit Promise to Reverse Aging – Angela Salerno

Pesticides And Diabetes – Dr. Andrew Weil’s


Novel Research

Research Reveals Patient Can Have More Than One Breast Cancer, Points At Treatments – Baylor College of Medicine

Probiotics Could Help With Weight Loss – Razi Berry: Natural Path

Needle Biopsies For Noninvasive Breast Cancer: Routine Analysis Wastes Millions – John Hopkins Medicine: Science Daily

Study Of Brain Activity Shows That Food Commercials Influence Children’s Food Choices – ScienceDaily: Elsevier Health Sciences

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.