Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Wrap Up – #21

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In case you missed it

On Monday, Dr. Ruscio reviews a previous patient conversation about treating candida and how weight loss can be achieved by improving gut health.

In Wednesday’s podcast, Doctor Ruscio reviews a very thought provoking conversation with Dr. Alan Levinovitz regarding his book “The Gluten Lie.”

Latest Research

Eating fish linked to less depression.

Increased endotoxin Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source (dirt/bacteria) exposure protects against allergy in children but worsens allergy in adults.  We sometimes think its best to ‘get dirtier’ because we are too sterile.  However some evidence, like this study, suggests increased exposure has most of its benefit for the developing immune system of children and may actually cause problems for the developed adult immune system.

Depression and inflammation Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source are strongly intertwined.

Folate Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source may help migraines.

Meta-analysis finds probiotics Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source enhance success of antibiotic treatment for H. Pylori.

Probiotics helpful for prevention of UTI’s Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source according to recent literature review.

If your TSH is higher than normal Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source is this a major concern?  A recent study found that most women with TSH between 4.5-10 do not progress to overt hypothyroid.  The level of elevation of TSH was more powerful in predicting progression to hypothyroid than antibodies.  This is a very interesting study, which challenges the importance of antibodies.

Laugh a Little!

Healthy Foodie

PaleOMG: Tomato Dill Frittata

Paleo Hacks: Homemade Paleo Cornbread

PaleOMG: Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potatoes

Autoimmune Paleo: Cranberry Glazed Chicken

Happiness Homework

Practice deep breathing exercises for at least 3 minutes during your day. Breathe in for a count of four, hold for a count of four, breathe out for a count of four. Repeat.

Ruscio’s Quotable

I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life!
– Louise Hay

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