Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #192

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In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed whether probiotics cause SIBO.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Sean Bennet and discussed testing to predict response to a low FODMAP diet.

Latest Research

An important update, with new evidence, has been made to the use of thyroid hormone therapy for subclinical hypothyroidism.

“Among non-pregnant adults with subclinical hypothyroidism, the use of thyroid hormone therapy was not associated with improvements in general quality of life or thyroid-related symptoms. These findings do not support the routine use of thyroid hormone therapy in adults with subclinical hypothyroidism.”


A pilot study was conducted to evaluate the impact of oral serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate (SBI) on gastrointestinal symptom scores and quality of life in subjects with diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-D). The study showed that nutritional therapy with either 10 g/day or 5 g/day of SBI in 30 patients was well tolerated and resulted in statistically significant improvements within these groups.


There is a large subset of people with celiac disease who continue to suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders even when on a gluten-free diet. This study shows that a short term low FODMAP diet regimen helps to improve the psychological health, well-being, and gastrointestinal symptoms in celiac disease patients with persisting gastrointestinal issues.

Laugh a Little!

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Healthy Foodie

Gluten Free School: Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Coconut Almond Bark
Rebecca Bohl: Paleo Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
PaleoLeap: Sweet Garlic Chicken
Elana Amsterdam: Paleo Chai Latte

Happiness Homework 

Put on relaxing music and unwind.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“Life is a beautiful thing. Pack a bag, make a playlist. Watch the world. Don’t speak. Just listen.”
— John Mayer

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.

Discussion

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8 thoughts on “Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #192

  1. Would Intestinal Repair Formula help someone with SIBO methane-dominant (during remission) or individuals with constipation?

    1. Hi Sue,

      Published data here are lacking, but Dr Ruscio still thinks it would be worth a trial.

  2. Just getting into the podcasts. The content is really brilliant. Very interested in topics and approaches. The audio quality however, is so poor it hurts my ears and I can’t listen for long. Ironic as its a health and well being based podcast. Listening via player FM. Please improve and I would listen and recommend more.

    1. Hi Tim,

      Thanks for the feedback! If you’re listening to podcasts before April of 2018, the sound quality could have been better. Since then, we’ve upgraded our equipment so everything after that date should be good. Thanks for listening!

  3. Just getting into the podcasts. The content is really brilliant. Very interested in topics and approaches. The audio quality however, is so poor it hurts my ears and I can’t listen for long. Ironic as its a health and well being based podcast. Listening via player FM. Please improve and I would listen and recommend more.

    1. Hi Tim,

      Thanks for the feedback! If you’re listening to podcasts before April of 2018, the sound quality could have been better. Since then, we’ve upgraded our equipment so everything after that date should be good. Thanks for listening!

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