Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Wrap Up – #33

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In case you missed it

On Monday,  we checked in with a past patient, Debbie, who had a Taenia solium-or pork tapeworm- infection at the root cause of her weight gain, stress, food allergies, constipation, and insomnia.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we looked at whether or not  lowering homocysteine into the normal lab ranges by taking B-vitamins is truly a way to lower cardiovascular risk.

Latest Research

No whey?!  A recent meta-analysis shows whey protein with creatine is best for muscle mass and strength when compared to getting equal calories from other sources.

Thyroid hormones and your heart – This paper has some interesting thoughts on how subclinical hypothyroidism might increase risk of cardiovascular disease.

Ultra violet exposure decreases surgery rate in Crohn’s disease.

Is non-Celiac gluten sensitivity related to infertility? There is not much data on this but one case report was just published suggesting a possible association.

Pediatricians pushing for middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 because of the sleep deprivation early start times have on children’s sleep.  “Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight; not engage in daily physical activity; suffer from depressive symptoms; engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such as drinking, smoking tobacco, and using illicit drugs; and perform poorly in school.”

Introducing oral microbiota transplant therapy – a potential therapy for periodontitis.

Worm in a pill? Researchers are starting to isolate and experiment with immune balancing compounds released from worm colonization.

Laugh a Little!

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Healthy Foodie

PaleOMG: Beef Fajita Kabobs

Paleo Hacks: Creamy Chicken Marsala

Autoimmune Paleo: Smoked Clam Linguini

A Clean Plate: Bananas and Cream

Happiness Homework 

Get a pet: Whether it’s a dog or a smaller pet like a bird or hamster, pets can provide entertainment, laughter, and love.

Ruscio’s Quotable

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you everybody but yourself means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight- and never stop fighting.

E. E. Cummings

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