Best Health Articles — August 7th, 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

Childhood Infections and Injuries: Topical Herbal Formulas – Dr. Jillian Stansbury, ND

As a mom of three I am ever so familiar with the accidental scrapes and bruises that invariably come with the adventure of childhood. While we all want to keep our little ones safe from harm and injury, I know from experience that all the precaution in the world cannot always prevent that tears that will be shed after a fall from a bike, a stumble on the sidewalk, or a tumble town a hill. The best thing we can do is be prepared for the inevitable!

Our “Best Article of the Week” comes to us from Dr. Jillian Stansbury, ND, and the NDNR who provides the practitioner with a very concise and valuable resource on how to treat the infections and injuries that so often accompany childhood.   From first aid staples to pink eye formulas, and even treatment for warts, having some tricks up your clinic coat sleeves for the mishaps of childhood is truly essential. Childhood happens, be ready for it!


General Health

The Infant Microbiome: How Environmental and Maternal Factors Influence Its Development – Carly Wendler, ND

Is Flossing Bullshit? – Mike Pearl: Vice

Why ‘Useless’ Surgery Is Still Popular – Gina Kolata: New York Times

My Daughter Has Down Syndrome. Would I “Cure” Her If I Could? – Amy Julia Becker: Vox



Dairy Removal in Kids: Rewards and Risks – Lindsay Self, BA (Hons), ND, Mary MacDonald, ND, BSc, BComm: NDNR

Top Foods for Men’s Health – Dr. Kirsten Singler, NMD

Wow Butter! Yes or No? – Dr. Thalia Charney, MA, ND



Health Secrets of the Amish – Moises Velasquez-Manoff: The New York Times

The Primal Competitive Instinct: What Is It Good For? – Mark Sisson

Recovery Trends: Ease Away the Pain with Flotation Therapy – Bernadette Marchand de Garment


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

Melatonin and Migraines – Dr. Tori Hudson, ND

Nutrition and Breastfeeding: Does Your Diet Affect The Milk You Make? – Dr. Laura Kent-Davidson, ND, IBCLC

How Exercise Helps Your Mental Health – Dr. Chris Bjorndal, ND

Pediatric Hypertension: An Integrative Approach – Krystal Plonski, ND, EAMP: NDNR


Novel Research

Breast microbiome/bacterial differences identified between healthy, cancerous tissue – Mayo Clinic: Science Daily

Breastfeeding Helps Protect Mother Against Diabetes – Razi Berry: NDNR

Pregnancy procedure may be associated with increased risk of premature birth and neonatal loss – Imperial College London

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.