Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #115

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In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed fatigue and female hormone balancing.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Jeff Moss and discussed organic acid testing for gut dysbiosis.


Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Tip

In this week’s tip, we discussed if organic acid testing can tell me how healthy you are.


Latest Research

The mode of delivery affects the diversity and colonization pattern of the gut microbiota during the first year of infants’ life: a systematic review.

  • “The diversity and colonization pattern of the gut microbiota were significantly associated to the mode of delivery during the first three months of life, however the observed significant differences disappears after 6 months of infants life.”
  • R’s note: since cesarean birth is correlated with disease later in life, this shows the 6 month effect is enough to cause long term effects in the immune system.

FMT improves Autism.

Yet another study showing low FODMAP helps IBS.

Low FODMAP shown safe and efficacious for IBS and IBD in 16 month follow up study.

  • *Note: combine this with fact that high FODMAP diet has been shown to flare quiescent Crohn’s, and we see a picture emerge that a lower prebiotic diet is likely better for IBD in the long term.

More sets equal more muscular gains, finds a recent meta-analysis.


Laugh a Little!


Healthy Foodie

Taste Team: Paleo multi-seed bread
Jason Glaspey, Founder: Italian Sausage Stew
Loren Cordain: Weekend Warrior Omelette
Sébastien Noël: Chocolate Strawberry Hearts


Happiness Homework 

Cook something that you have never made before.


Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
― Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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Discussion

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12 thoughts on “Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #115

  1. Really enjoy your podcasts and a very grateful for the huge amount of effort you put into them.
    Stellar job– you are my hero.
    Do you have any thoughts about CVID being a diagnosis secondary to inflammation caused by something like parasites? The allopathic world says parasites are a result of CVID.
    Just got diagnosed w/ CVID.
    I wonder if FMT would be good for it?
    Or– if FMT works when parasites are not completely eradicated?

    I would imagine the Autistic kids who had the FMT still had some parasites when they started the program– even though they had antibiotics. The meds can’t hit everything.
    It would be wonderful if FMT could be documented to improve total Immunoglobulins.
    Something for the wishlist. I am sure there are plenty of people out there who are chronically ill w/ poor gut function who have IGG’s so low they would qualify for CVID. But– no one tests unless they have upper respiratory infections. Yet 60% of pts w/ CVID have gut issues– and GERD being the most common.
    Why don’t more docs run total immunoglobulins? Seems like this test would give some answers. My IGA is tanked (all are– even IGE) and if the IGA controls the mucosal surfaces of the entire digestive tract– it seems like we should be looking at this with pts with long standing gut issues. It took me 32 yrs to get a diagnosis. Now I understand I have to get the IGA’s up to improve my gut function. The IVIG treatments (4 so far) have improved only the IGG’s.
    You are the Doc who is most likely to comment on testing. Any thoughts?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Thank you! Unfortunelty I don’t know much about CVID. But, optimizing your gut health is never a bad idea and certainly couldn’t hurt. I would be careful with FMT or at least consult an FMT specialist. Its possible but might be more risky for CVID patients. Im open to IgA, but it doesn’t really tell you how to fix the problem.
      Hope this helps!

  2. Really enjoy your podcasts and a very grateful for the huge amount of effort you put into them.
    Stellar job– you are my hero.
    Do you have any thoughts about CVID being a diagnosis secondary to inflammation caused by something like parasites? The allopathic world says parasites are a result of CVID.
    Just got diagnosed w/ CVID.
    I wonder if FMT would be good for it?
    Or– if FMT works when parasites are not completely eradicated?

    I would imagine the Autistic kids who had the FMT still had some parasites when they started the program– even though they had antibiotics. The meds can’t hit everything.
    It would be wonderful if FMT could be documented to improve total Immunoglobulins.
    Something for the wishlist. I am sure there are plenty of people out there who are chronically ill w/ poor gut function who have IGG’s so low they would qualify for CVID. But– no one tests unless they have upper respiratory infections. Yet 60% of pts w/ CVID have gut issues– and GERD being the most common.
    Why don’t more docs run total immunoglobulins? Seems like this test would give some answers. My IGA is tanked (all are– even IGE) and if the IGA controls the mucosal surfaces of the entire digestive tract– it seems like we should be looking at this with pts with long standing gut issues. It took me 32 yrs to get a diagnosis. Now I understand I have to get the IGA’s up to improve my gut function. The IVIG treatments (4 so far) have improved only the IGG’s.
    You are the Doc who is most likely to comment on testing. Any thoughts?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Thank you! Unfortunelty I don’t know much about CVID. But, optimizing your gut health is never a bad idea and certainly couldn’t hurt. I would be careful with FMT or at least consult an FMT specialist. Its possible but might be more risky for CVID patients. Im open to IgA, but it doesn’t really tell you how to fix the problem.
      Hope this helps!

  3. When you show research and explain what I think I am reading I get so much more from your work and I feel the information can apply or not to my situation.

  4. When you show research and explain what I think I am reading I get so much more from your work and I feel the information can apply or not to my situation.

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