Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #204

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Dr. Ruscio’s, DC Wrap Up #204

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In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed a study linking pesticides to hypothyroidism.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Kelly McCann and discussed a new approach to mold and CIRS.

Latest Research

In a study conducted to determine the remission rate of SIBO using either the antibiotic rifaximin or herbals in a gastroenterology practice, results show that herbal therapies are at least as effective as rifaximin for resolution of SIBO by Lactulose Breath Test.

“Herbals also appear to be as effective as triple antibiotic therapy for SIBO rescue therapy for rifaximin non-responders.”

An elemental diet is highly effective in normalizing an abnormal Lactulose Breath Test (LBT) in IBS subjects, with a accompanying improvement in clinical symptoms. 80% of the participants had a normal LBT on day 15 of the elemental diet. Some participants continued to 21 days and the result of that group was five additional participants normalized the breath test (85%).

In patients who demonstrate a deficiency of migrating motor complex and suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) it was found that Tegaserod significantly prevents the recurrence of IBS symptoms after antibiotic treatment compared to erythromycin or no prevention.

Laugh a Little!

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Healthy Foodie

Elana Amsterdam: Carrot Banana Muffins
Sébastien Noël: Polish-Style Pork Cabbage Soup
Rebecca Bohl: Eggplant Bolognese with Zucchini Noodles
Gluten Free School: Paleo Strawberry Mousse Pie

Happiness Homework 

Take a new fitness class.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“The universe is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to become sharper.”
—Eden Phillpotts

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