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In Case You Missed It
On Monday, we asked if a low-FODMAP diet could help with small intestinal inflammation and autoimmunity and discussed a recent study where two groups were fed either a high- or a low-FODMAP diet, expand on what happened to gut bacteria, and more importantly the effect on symptoms.
On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Neil Stollman, MD. He was involved in the very first FMTs performed under medical supervision and was involved in establishing the first-ever protocol used.
Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Tip
Often times, we hear about the low-FODMAP diet in relation to SIBO—small intestinal bacteria overgrowth. However, in this week’s tip we talk about the potential benefits of a low-FODMAP diet for other digestive conditions, specifically those conditions resulting in inflammation and autoimmunity in the small intestine.
Taking liquid thyroid hormone requires less of a dose increase when a women becomes pregnant.
Various types of breath testing may become an important way for assessing problems with the small intestine.
Calcitriol (aka 1, 25 vitamin D) and not regular vitamin D may be a marker of autoimmune disease.
Rifaximin may reset the small intestinal microbiota.
A cleaner, greener vaccination is available – mercury and adjuvant free.
Food intolerances increase after having a gut infection, with giardia. One mechanism here might be infections causing damage to intestinal motility, which then allows for SIBO; SIBO can cause food reactions/intolerances. An important note, these will not show up on food allergy test–another reason why I am not a strong supporter of food allergy testing.
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Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable
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– Franklin Roosevelt