Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #189



In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we spoke with Dr. Robert Brown and discussed 2 things in your home that can make you sick, light and EMFs, and simple tips to fix them.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Amy Killen and discussed effective anti-aging treatments for hair loss and skin.

Latest Research

This study investigated whether Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) negatively affects the natural course of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) in pediatric patients without concomitant diseases. They found that underlying HT significantly increased the risk for levothyroxine medication, especially with high titers of anti-thyroglobulin antibodies (TGAbs).

Knowledge about the association of small intestine (SI) microbiota with IBS is limited so this study’s aim was to investigate the gut microbiota composition of the small intestine and stool in IBS patients. These were the findings …

“Higher abundance of colonic Veillonellaceae and small intestine Prevotellaceae, and lower amount of oral cavity normal flora in proximal small intestine were found in IBS patients.”

Hashimoto’s is defined as merely having elevated serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This study was conducted to determine the upper limit of the reference range for TSH, which has been debated recently. A significant increase in the prevalence of Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) among individuals with a TSH of 2.6-2.9 mU/L made it possible to determine the cutoff value of the normal upper limit of TSH.

Laugh a Little!


Healthy Foodie

Dr. Jill Carnahan: Breakfast Cookies
Andrea Beaman: Baby Spring Greens with Horseradish and Honey Dressing
Monica Bravo: Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Vine Healthcare: Fully Functional Lunchtime Smoothie

Happiness Homework 

Take a 5-minute break from electronics to walk outside

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two breaths.”
— Etty Hillesum

What do you think? I would like to hear your thoughts or experience with this.

Dr. Ruscio is your leading functional and integrative doctor specializing in gut related disorders such as SIBO, leaky gut, Celiac, IBS and in thyroid disorders such as hypothyroid and hyperthyroid. For more information on how to become a patient, please contact our office. Serving the San Francisco bay area and distance patients via phone and Skype.


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