Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #200

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we spoke with Dr. Mieke Thomeer and discussed living longer with healthy relationships.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. William Irvine and discussed how to become happier and more appreciative.

Latest Research

Patients with serum anti-gastric parietal cell antibody (GPCA) positivity may have a vitamin B12 deficiency. This study assessed the changes in serum GPCA titer in GPCA-positive patients after effective vitamin B12 treatment.

“Regular and continuous effective vitamin B12 treatment can reduce the relatively higher serum GPCA titers to significantly lower levels in GPCA-positive patients.”


This systematic review and meta-analysis sought to examine the efficacy of prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).

The conclusion states that probiotics are effective treatments for IBS, though it is unclear which probiotics are the most beneficial.

“Further evidence is required before the role of prebiotics or synbiotics in IBS is known. The efficacy of all three therapies in CIC is also uncertain.”


An important scientific rationale has emerged for the use of probiotics in irritable bowel syndrome, although the data regarding different species are still limited.

Not all probiotics are created equally. There are different strains and what may work for some, may not work for others. It’s best to do a short trial on different probiotics to see what works for you. Also, look for reputable brands with well-sourced ingredients.

Laugh a Little!

Healthy Foodie

Elana Amsterdam: Rochel’s Cashew Bread
Loren Cordain: Chicken and Mushroom Ramen Soup
Sébastien Noël: Ground Beef Tacos
Rebecca Bohl: Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates

Happiness Homework 

Visit a local cafe (alone or with a friend).

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“If you’re happy living what some may call a mediocre life, then you’re not living a mediocre life at all.”
—Mark Burdrant

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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2 thoughts on “Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #200

  1. Perhaps this is a more appropriate location for my ask. Any thoughts or news you plan on sharing post Digestive Disease Week convention? Especially the information you were chatting with Dr. Mark Pimentel about that he couldn’t go into specifics.

    I didn’t notice any podcasts or blog posts related to DDW, but perhaps I missed them.

  2. Perhaps this is a more appropriate location for my ask. Any thoughts or news you plan on sharing post Digestive Disease Week convention? Especially the information you were chatting with Dr. Mark Pimentel about that he couldn’t go into specifics.

    I didn’t notice any podcasts or blog posts related to DDW, but perhaps I missed them.

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