Best Health Articles — July 17th, 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

Fibromyalgia: Proper Diagnosis is Half the Cure – NDNR: David M. Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN

In the past few years Fibromyalgia (FM) has becomes a more accepted diagnosis, to the relief of those suffering its associated symptoms. While the recognition of this condition is of utmost importance, according to Dr. David M Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN in our “Best Article of the Week”, often this diagnosis is given without thorough investigation by the medical professional, potentiating unnecessary and incorrect treatment.

In order to counter this error Dr. Brady does an excellent job not only providing information pertaining the typical FM presentation but also what conditions may be confused with FM, helping the clinician gather a better understanding as to the origin of symptoms and consequently a more informed clinical assessment and treatment prescription. Definitely a great read for those looking to deepen their understanding of FM in order to better serve the health of their clients.


General Health

For the Want of Hair: Where, Oh Where, Has My Dear Hair Gone? – Sussanna Czeranko, ND, BBE: NDNR

If Your Sucked Your Thumb as a Kid, You’ll Love This News – Zack Watson: Greatist

Risk Factor Involved In Initiation Of Adolescent Alcohol Use – NDNR: Razi Berry

Videos of Police Brutality are Everytwhere: What Does Watching Them Do To Us? – Caleb Lewis: Vox



We Need To Call American Breakfast What It Is: Dessert – Alan Levinovitz: Vox

Ceylon vs Cassia: Not All Cinnamon Is Created Equal – Joe Leech, Dietitian

7 Portable Snacks for Healthier Midday Munching – Ambitious Kitchen



Early Preschool Bedtimes Cut Risk Of Obesity Later On – ScienceDaily: Ohio State University

Can This App Make Me Happier – Julie Beck: the Atlantic

A Mindful Shift of Focus – Leo Babauta: Zen Habits


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

How to Eat If You Have PCOS – Dr. Brooke Kalanick

3 Essential Oils That Can Soothe Your Allergies – Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS


Novel Research

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection: A Review Of Their Use In Lateral Epicondylitis – Dr. Colin MacLeod ND

Hops Estract Studied to Prevent Breast Cancer – University of Illinois at Chicago: Science Daily

Self-Prescribing Antibiotics is a Big Problem – American Society for Microbiology: Science Daily

Consuming Probiotics Promotes Weight Loss, Reduces BMI – Taylor & Francis: Science Daily

A Better Way to Predict Diabetes – Razi Berry: NDNR

Red Meat Consumption Linked With Increased Risk Of Developing Kidney Failure – ScienceDaily: American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

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.