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In Case You Missed It
On Monday, we discussed how the treatment of a gut infection can help with hypothyroidism and thyroid autoimmunity.
On Wednesday’s podcast release, we talked with Norman Robillard, Ph.D., about the real causes of GERD and IBS, what “Fermentation Potential” is, how it works and how to choose between the different SIBO diets. We discussed gut-friendly practices you can put in place, and how to troubleshoot persistent symptoms
Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Tip
How do you know if you have a gut infection? The only way to know for sure is to test for infections. In this week’s tip we cover a couple of the most common diagnostic tests used to determine whether you have an infection and, if you do, what type you have.
The downside of parasites. Many of us may have heard how those in 3rd world countries have less autoimmune disease because of having less hygienic environments. However there is a trade off as reported in a recent study. Many children in 3rd world countries have stunted growth due to the GI bugs that accompany their less hygienic environment.
Inflammatory bowel disease is more common in those with celiac disease.
A recent study found folate increases skin cancer. Maybe mega-dosing with methylated folate supplements is a bad idea? That being said this is just one study, so we have to be careful with what we extrapolate.
Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms associated with autoimmune thyroid disease.
Pylori might protect against Crohn’s disease, but remember that H. Pylori can also be a proxy for a ‘dirtier’ environment and this might be where the protection comes from.
Preventing celiac disease – A recent systemic review with meta-analysis concluded that timing of gluten introduction and breast-feeding had no impact on developing celiac disease. We reviewed this issue recently here.
Antioxidants – helpful or harmful? This study reviews the issue. Also, a podcast listener asked about this, and a podcast that will review the evidence on this is coming soon!
Laugh a Little!
Get a relaxing massage over your lunch break.
Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable
Being grateful for the things you already have in life can be a wonderful way to bring out a positive attitude.