Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Wrap Up – #31

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In case you missed it

On Monday, we took a look at new information that suggests it may be possible to stop or even reverse the most common cause of hypothyroid: progressive damage caused to the thyroid gland caused by autoimmunity.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we helped answer all of your men’s health questions in an interview with Dr. Geo Espinsoa, Naturopathic Urologist.

Latest Research

Poor sleep quality Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source found to be an independent risk factor for obesity – even after controlling for confounding factors, like exercise.

Silent celiac Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source is increased in children with Type 1 Diabetes and their siblings. Both of these groups should be monitored for celiac.

Those who respond Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source poorly to thyroid hormone should be screened for celiac disease, specifically those requiring ≥125mcg/day of levothyroxine.

Emerging evidence Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source show Parvovirus B19 plays a role in Hashimoto’s thyroid autoimmunity.

Does fruit consumption cause weight gain? Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source A recent systemic review shows whole fruit does not but fruit juice does.

Gut dysbiosis Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source was recently reported in Japanese subjects with type 2 diabetes and high levels of gut bacteria were seen in the blood stream.

Sleeping on your stomach Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source, with the aid of a special pillow and mattress, may improve sleep quality for those with sleep apnea.

Healthy Foodie

Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind: Reese’s Cheesecake

Nom Nom Paleo: Baked Kale Chips

Minimalist Baker: Quinoa-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

PaleOMG: Chocolate Coffee Protein Chia Bowls

Happiness Homework 

Visit free museums. Check local museum websites to see when their free visitation times are. Many also offer free nighttime events for adults too.

Ruscio’s Quotable

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Oprah Winfrey

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