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In case you missed it
On Monday, Dr. Ruscio examined how administering bacteria-killing agents can achieve increased microbiota diversity.
On Wednesday’s podcast release, the Doc welcomed Dr. Jolene Brighten, where she discussed the thyroid’s role during pregnancy and how pregnancy often accompanies autoimmunity.
Heart rate variability and cognitive function improves with a multi-vitamin/herbal supplement.
Sleep quality may contribute to obesity.
Less REM sleep means poorer cognitive performance.
Acupuncture does not appear to help with insomnia in those who are depressed.
Vitamin D supplementation increased both pro and anti-inflammatory molecules in a recent trial. This only occurred in those with low vitamin D. Dr. R’s note: this might be because those with low vitamin D can have infections and/or inflammation causing low vitamin D. Some pathogens can use vitamin D to suppress your immune system. This is speculative but interesting. If your vitamin D does not respond to sun or supplementation then you may want to see a good Functional Medicine practitioner.
Something comforting for those who are celiac according to a recent population study in England. – “Overall, people with CD have no major excess risk of cancer, digestive disease or respiratory disease related or cardiovascular mortality compared with the general population. These findings should be reassuring to patients with CD.”
SIBO can cause damage to the intestines similar to that seen in celiac disease.
Laugh a Little!
Paleo Hacks: Paleo Pumpkin Bread
PaleOMG: Bacon Braised Collard Greens
Autoimmune Paleo: Sweet Potato Tarts with Caramel Drizzle
Jen Broyles: Roasted Vegetable Salad with Horseradish Dressing
Practice meditation. Try a meditation app, like Headspace.
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
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