Best Health Articles — Sept 11th, 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

The New Science of Disease Recovery – Emily Singer: The Atlantic

As Naturopathic Doctors, we know the importance of looking at the whole picture when it comes to disease and illness. This gives us a wide perspective on the health of our clients.

Our best “Article of the Week” this week, written by Emily Singer of the Atlantic, highlights this philosophy, and discusses the current state of knowledge and research about why we get sick, and the reasons why we get better.

“We spend a lot of our time figuring out how to stop disease, but the real focus should be on how to get better and recover”. While, getting better isn’t only doing the reverse of what makes people sick.

We all want to feel better when we’re sick and treating the illness is an essential part of our client’s wellbeing. But treating the body ‘s natural defenses when we’re on the mend is just as important.


General Health

Time To Rethink Tylenol With Childhood Vaccinations – Dr. Catherine Clinton, ND

When The “Miralce of Life” Doesn’t Happen – Julie Beck: The Atlantic

8 Health Risks of Low Cholesterol – Dr. Chris Bjorndal, ND

Should You Work Out While You’re Sick? – Jessica Smith: HelloHealthy



You’re Secretly Eating A Ton Of Sugar At Lunch – Jeremy Glass

Spirulina Benefits: 7 Reasons to Try It (& 1 Major Caution) – Wellness Mamma

Fenugreek: A Herb With Impressive Health Benefits – Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN



The Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be Happier Right Now – Susie Moore

The Problem With Living A Good Life Without Purpose – Sydne Acton

Salt Room Therapy; Can’t Sleep After Training – Mark Sisson: Mark’s Daily Apple


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

How to Deal with Chronic Pain: Psychological Causes and Treatments – Mark Sisson: Mark’s Daily Apple

Comparing Exercise Methods On Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Razi Berry: Natural Path

Is This Spice The Fix For Muscle Soreness? – Alex Hutchinson: The Globe and Mail

An Overlooked Cause Of Back Pain – Kevin Cann: RobbWolf


Novel Research

Gut Bacteria Affect Immune Recover In HIV Patients, Study Finds – Asociación RUVID: Science Daily

New Hope For New Crohn’s Disease Treatment – University of British Columbia: Science Daily

Diabetes Screening Sometimes Misses High-Risk Patients – Razi Berry: NDNR


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.