Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Wrap Up – #35

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In case you missed it

On Monday, we looked into a commonly overlooked cause of chronic diarrhea: bile acid malabsorbtion.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we discussed how to train for size, strength, fat loss, endurance and more with one of the world’s leading personal trainers and wellness consultant Ben Greenfield

Latest Research

Air pollution Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source effects on the gut microbiota: a link between exposure and inflammatory disease.

Sucralose Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source has bacterial killing effect on various species of environmental bacteria.

Urban Chinese more inflamed Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source than rural Chinese, even after controlling for diet.  Dr. R’s note: this suggests your environment is as, if not more, important than diet in controlling inflammation.  

Early exposure to microbes Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source (in utero and in early infancy) decreased inflammation later in life.

Great visual from a recent publication Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source 

First study to show that oral supplementation with glutathione increases glutathione stores.  Dr. R’s note: This is nice to see.  Something even better would be correlating this with a clinical outcome; increased energy, less CRP, improved quality of sleep, decreased blood sugar, etc…

Laugh a Little!

Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings. – Robert Bloch

Healthy Foodie

The Paleo Mom: Easter Paleo Crème Eggs
PaleOMG: Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes
Paleo Hacks: Dark Chocolate Lava Cake
Autoimmune Paleo: Hawaiian Salmon

Happiness Homework 

Write down 3 things you’re grateful for today and say them aloud.

Ruscio’s Quotable

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.

– George Santayana

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