Best Health Articles — Sept 4th, 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

How to Balance the Phases of Your Menstrual Cycle to Get Pregnant: Advice from a Fertility Acupuncturist – Heidi BrockMyer

Becoming pregnant isn’t always as easy as some would hope. While there are a multitude of concerns that can play a role when it comes to infertility, helping women establish a unhealthy menstrual cycle can be the first step needed in their journey to becoming pregnant.

Our Best Article of the Week from Heidi BrockMyer and The Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic speaks about the importance that Chinese medicine can play in the foundations of a healthy menstrual cycle when it comes to fertility concerns.

Fitting with this change of season as we enter Autumn and the cooler months ahead, this editorial is a good reminder for clinician’s to focus on the changes that occur monthly that establish a healthy terrain to support not only a women’s health, but also the health of another.


General Health

7 Ways to Help Your Child Handle Their “After School Restraint Collapse” – Andrea Nair: Yummy Mummy Club

7 Birth Control Options Besides “The Pill” – Dr. Chris Bjorndal, ND

The 8 Best Supplements to Boost Testosterone Levels – Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN

Clear Toxins From Your Home With Plants – Dr. Allison Galan ND



As Students Head To School, Here Are Some Tips On What To Eat, And Avoid, To Minimize Stress – Leslie Beck RD: Global Mail

Are Meal Replacements Good for Weight Loss? – Cindy Ma: Hello Healthy

Best Foods To Eat While You’re Pregnant – Razi Berry: NDNR



It’s Easy To Become Obese An America: These 7 Charts Explain Why – Eliza Barclay

Self-Help List – Leo Babauta: Zen Habits

Sin Boldly – Dr. Charley Cropley, ND

Naps For Better Blood Pressure? – Dr. Andrew Weil


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

L.A. Gene Therapy Restores Leamington, Ont., Boy’s Immune System – Derek Spalding, CBC News

The Role Of Inflammation With Premenstrual Syndrome – Dr. Tori Hudson, ND

The Way We Think About Cancer Is Outdated: Here’s How To Change That – Julia Belluz: Vox

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Lower Mortality Risk With Bowel Cancer – Dr. Allison Galan ND


Novel Research

Wounds From Childhood Bullying May Persist Into College Years, Study Finds – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Decision-making tool may help doctors cut unnecessary antibiotic prescribing – The Lancet

Selenium Status Influence Cancer Risk – ScienceDaily: Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin


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.