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In Case You Missed It
On Monday, we took a look at false positive test results for SIBO and how this is affecting patients attempting to clear SIBO.
On Wednesday’s podcast release, we covered some great tips for how to implement healthy diet and lifestyle changes with the coauthors of Eat well, Move Well, Live Well.
Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Tip
This week we took an even deeper look at false positive SIBO test results and what to do about them.
Low serum calcium (correction magnesium) is associated with increased coronary artery calcification, according to a recent Korean observational study. What’s even more striking is that this association was still present after adjustment for age, sex, BMI, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, systolic BP, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, eGFR, serum calcium and phosphorus, hsCRP, current smoking status, alcohol intake, and vigorous exercise frequency.
Early life infection shown to increase risk of celiac disease. These findings are an important reminder of the complexity of the immune systems and the complex/multifactorial relationship between early life environment and autoimmunity.
A recent review has found that SIBO may be present in anywhere from 2-84% of IBS cases. The microbiota is different in IBS, but no consistent differences have been found. IBS affects between 3-17% of the population. Infections are a common initiator of IBS. Overgrowth of Methanogens is seen in constipation. Rifaximin reduces most symptoms and does not appear to lose effectiveness with repeat treatment.
Paradoxically, outdoor workers have a decreased risk of melanoma compared with indoor workers, suggesting that chronic sunlight exposure can have a protective effect.
Laugh a Little!
Post positive affirmations around your house (on your bathroom mirror, on your fridge, etc.), and say them out loud.
Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable
Be the reason someone smiles today!