Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #215

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In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we spoke with Dr. Robert Abbott & Dr. Joe Mather discussed the over-diagnosis of hypothyroidism.

On Wednesday, we discussed clinical insights on how to treat thyroid issues effectively.

Latest Research

This study suggests that bacteria from probiotics and foods with bacterial cultures like yogurt may colonize the small bowel in some, leading to SIBO, brain fog, fatigue after eating, and other symptoms.  Lactobacilli can cause d-lactic acidosis by fermenting carbohydrates in the food. Researchers concluded that high lactate levels in subjects explained their neuropsychological symptoms like brain fog/fatigue.


This comparative study found that patients with euthyroid Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (not caused by thyroid function abnormality) and euthyroid goiter had a higher predisposition to major depression and anxiety disorders than the healthy control group.


Patients with multinodular goiter and impaired acid secretion (either with H. pylori-related gastritis, atrophic gastritis, or both) required a higher dose of oral thyroxine than the control. This suggests normal gastric acid production is necessary for effective absorption of the hormone.

Laugh a Little!

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Healthy Foodie

Camille Styles: Pistachio Coconut Almond Pulp Granola
Sébastien Noël: Shrimp, Bacon And Avocado Salad
Taste Team: Asparagus Quiche With Kale Pesto
Gina Homolka: Turmeric Golden Milk Popsicles

Happiness Homework 

Chop veggies / make dinner to music that you love.

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

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Discussion

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6 thoughts on “Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #215

  1. I don’t see many comments or suggestions about parathyroid issues and high calcium,
    is there a good source for information?

  2. I don’t see many comments or suggestions about parathyroid issues and high calcium,
    is there a good source for information?

  3. Thought you might be interested in the possible mechanisms for how berberine might work to relieve IBS symptoms.

    “Berberine prevents stress-induced gut inflammation and visceral hypersensitivity and reduces intestinal motility in rats”
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6689801/

    It’s in rats, but several of the findings around visceral hypersensitivity were noted in human studies I believe.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5056566/

    It was interesting that they mention it inhibiting motility, but I don’t understand enough of the terms to know what that might mean. My guess is that it’s more about the inflammatory related increased motility and not necessarily inhibiting the normal MMC pattern related to the normal cleaning process. Though I am curious if it might mean it also might inhibit normal MMC cleansing patterns. Though again it only seems to mention rats here.

    1. One thing I forgot to mention is that my visceral hypersensitivity type symptoms seemed to have mostly resolved. It’s hard to say what exactly I’ve done to make it lessen but I suppose I’ll find out when a few of the things I’m taking that might be helping run out.

      I’m taking a low dose of Nortriptyline (that I am not happy about needing to take but wanted some relief from my IBS and anxiety vicious cycle) along with being in the step 2 phase of the gut book protocol.

      Also being a bit more careful about making sure my home/kitchen is more clean since I do appear to be producing anti-vinculin antibodies and so want to be a bit more careful about food poisoning myself, which I think I may have been doing for a while. :/

      Also making sure to get daily exercise and being more mindful and also trying out an IBS hypnosis CD I bought ages ago.

      As an engineer I don’t like changing so many variables at once as it then gets hard to tell what is helping or not and what I might need to continue, but I gave up and decided I just want to feel better. LOL

      I’m pretty sure something in the combination of what I’m doing is helping as I have not been having as many IBS symptoms lately which seemed to come and go quite often in the past. That said I have had periods where things were going well for a while and then went backwards. I’m fairly certain that it has a lot to do with the anti-vinculin antibodies given that not a lot of what I do can help to control that until those in the medical field get a better understanding of this aspect as I’ve not been able to get much information on what to do with the IBS Smart test results yet.

  4. Thought you might be interested in the possible mechanisms for how berberine might work to relieve IBS symptoms.

    “Berberine prevents stress-induced gut inflammation and visceral hypersensitivity and reduces intestinal motility in rats”
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6689801/

    It’s in rats, but several of the findings around visceral hypersensitivity were noted in human studies I believe.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5056566/

    It was interesting that they mention it inhibiting motility, but I don’t understand enough of the terms to know what that might mean. My guess is that it’s more about the inflammatory related increased motility and not necessarily inhibiting the normal MMC pattern related to the normal cleaning process. Though I am curious if it might mean it also might inhibit normal MMC cleansing patterns. Though again it only seems to mention rats here.

    1. One thing I forgot to mention is that my visceral hypersensitivity type symptoms seemed to have mostly resolved. It’s hard to say what exactly I’ve done to make it lessen but I suppose I’ll find out when a few of the things I’m taking that might be helping run out.

      I’m taking a low dose of Nortriptyline (that I am not happy about needing to take but wanted some relief from my IBS and anxiety vicious cycle) along with being in the step 2 phase of the gut book protocol.

      Also being a bit more careful about making sure my home/kitchen is more clean since I do appear to be producing anti-vinculin antibodies and so want to be a bit more careful about food poisoning myself, which I think I may have been doing for a while. :/

      Also making sure to get daily exercise and being more mindful and also trying out an IBS hypnosis CD I bought ages ago.

      As an engineer I don’t like changing so many variables at once as it then gets hard to tell what is helping or not and what I might need to continue, but I gave up and decided I just want to feel better. LOL

      I’m pretty sure something in the combination of what I’m doing is helping as I have not been having as many IBS symptoms lately which seemed to come and go quite often in the past. That said I have had periods where things were going well for a while and then went backwards. I’m fairly certain that it has a lot to do with the anti-vinculin antibodies given that not a lot of what I do can help to control that until those in the medical field get a better understanding of this aspect as I’ve not been able to get much information on what to do with the IBS Smart test results yet.

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