Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Wrap Up- #58

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In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed whether you should avoid fish while pregnant and have thyroid autoimmunity.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we talked with Dr. Chris Masterjohn about optimum vitamin D levels.

Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Tip

In this week’s tip, we continue our discussion on thyroid autoimmunity and the types of fish that are best during pregnancy.

Latest Research

Flax seed improved lipid profiles in a recent RCT. Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source

Bile acid diarrhea Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source

  • 25% to 50% of patients with functional diarrhea or diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) also have evidence of BAD.
  • There are several methods of diagnosing BAD, such as (75)selenium homotaurocholic acid test retention, serum C4, FGF-19, and fecal BA measurement; presently, therapeutic trials with BA sequestrants are most commonly used for diagnosis.

Enrichment of microbiota groups that are often considered “healthy” (F. Prausnitzii) predicted response to a low-FODMAP diet Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source.

Systematic review Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source discussing probiotics in inflammatory bowel disease. The results look promising.

Pain in the gut tied with psychiatric problems. Again no surprise for those who work with the gut, but nice to see this being published Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source.

Laugh a Little!

Healthy Foodie

Comfy Belly: Apple Salsa and Chips

Minimalist Baker: My Go-To Smoothies Bowl (5 Minutes!)

Paleo Mom: AIP Katchumber Salad

The Domestic Man: Sous Vide Salmon

Happiness Homework 

Keep a gratitude journal. Each day, write down at least one thing you are grateful for.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Og Mandino

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