Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Wrap Up- #50

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In Case You Missed It

On Monday,we discussed how chaste tree herbal supplement can have a positive effect on thyroid function and female hormones.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Mike T. Nelson to discover which supplements for weight loss and performance are actually worth the money.

Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Tip

Chaste tree, or vitex, is native to Greece and Italy and has a long history of use for supporting fertility and hormone balance. This week we discover how chaste tree can have a positive effect on thyroid and PMS and support both systems at the same time.

Latest Research

Probiotics Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source help reduce viral diarrhea in children.

Taking thyroid medication Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source before breakfast works better than taking it before dinner.

A recent trial showed resistant starch helped lower Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source inflammation, triglycerides, and hemoglobin A1c, but did not help with fasting blood glucose, cholesterol, or CRP.

A recent paper Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source discussing parvovirus B19s association with autoimmunity. We test this in the clinic but its clinical utility is questionable to me at this point.

A recent study Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source suggests an upper cut off point of 18 and 14 are ideal for predicting hypothyroid and subclinical hypothyroid. But I would not go crazy in attempting to get your TPO levels this low.

Healthy Foodie

Autoimmune Paleo: Bistro Chicken Salad with Garlic-Thyme Vinaigrette
The Paleo Mom: Pineapple and Lychee Granita (AIP)
Comfy Belly: Banana Coca Ice Cream (No Churn)
Kate Scarlata: BBQ Wings (Low-FODMAP)

Happiness Homework 

Find some bubbles and take them to a park or the seashore to enjoy!

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.

-Oscar Wilde

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