In Case You Missed It
On Monday, we discussed if leaky gut could be to blame for your brain fog & depression.
On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Ilana Gurevich and discussed the best & worst gut function tests.
This objective of this study was to understand the plant-animal subsistence ratios and macronutrient energy estimations in worldwide hunter-gatherer diets.
The findings suggest that whenever and wherever it was ecologically possible, hunter-gatherers consumed high amounts of animal food; 45-65% of their energy. 73% of the worldwide hunter-gatherer societies derived greater than 50% of their subsistence from animal foods, whereas only 14% of these societies derived greater than 50% of their subsistence from gathered plant foods.
Concern for those on a gluten free diet. Rice is a primary substitute in gluten-free products. Emerging evidence suggests rice-based products can contain high levels of toxic metals; rice is a recognized source of arsenic and methylmercury exposure.
This study found higher concentrations of urinary total arsenic, estimated total arsenic 1, estimated total arsenic 2, dimethylarsonic acid, urinary cadmium, and blood total mercury among those on a gluten-free diet.
This phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial concluded that repeat treatment with Rifaximin is safe, efficacious, and well tolerated in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome.
Laugh a Little!
Elana Amsterdam: Paleo Tortilla Chips
Taste Team: Rainbow Slaw with Tahini Dressing
Sébastien Noël: Irish-Style Shepherd’s Pie
Monica Bravo: Quick Banana Soft Serve
Have a spa day (alone or with a friend).
Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable
Perfectionism is a twenty-ton shield that we lug around, thinking it will protect us, when in fact it’s the thing that’s really preventing us from taking flight.
— Brene Brown
What do you think? I would like to hear your thoughts or experience with this.
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