Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Wrap Up – #28

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In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we took a look at a landmark study that demonstrates promise for those dealing with thyroid autoimmunity.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we talked with Mickey Trescott about her unique approach to the Autoimmune Paleo Diet 

Latest Research

If you are planning on becoming pregnant Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source – a recent meta-analysis (very high level data) showed women with preeclampsia had lower zinc compared to healthy controls.  Thanks to Dr. Jeff Moss for sharing.

Interesting article by Moises Velasquez-Manoff discussing the use of fecal banking.

Severity of psoriasis Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source (an autoimmune condition of the skin) is associated with vascular inflammation.  Dr. R’s Note: this underscores why treating an autoimmune condition is preferential over just medicating the symptoms.  A common example would be Hashimoto’s.  Using a thyroid medication does not generally treat the underlying cause of autoimmunity. A medication may be needed, but taking steps to lower your antibodies is also important.

People who have sleep problems Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source and sadness in the winter are more likely to use tanning as a treatment.

A small study recently found the low FODMAP diet Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source to be equally as effective for digestive symptoms as a wheat, diary, soy and egg free diet.

Creatine Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source may lower homocysteine levels.

Duodenal aspirates Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source may diagnose more cases of SIBO than breath test – 45% versus 27%.  So we might be under-diagnosing SIBO via breath test.  I am currently looking into this.

Laugh a Little!

Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

Dave Barry

Healthy Foodie

Paleo Hacks: Pumpkin Chicken Curry
PaleOMG: “Peanut Butter” Cream Pie
Nom Nom Paleo: Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Jen Broyles: Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happiness Homework 

Watch Wildlife: Heading out to a local park, or into the countryside, is a free way to see nature in action.

Ruscio’s Quotable

The first step toward getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are.

J. Pierpont Morgan

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