Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #119

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed healing leaky gut with a low FODMAP diet.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Josh Trent and discussed using technology to improve healthy and fitness.


Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Tip

In this week’s tip, we discussed 3 benefits of the low FODMAP diet .


Latest Research

Considering the effects of probiotic supplementation on the reduction of glycemic and inflammatory indices in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), consumption of probiotics is recommended as a complementary therapy in these patients.

A study found testing for hydrogen sulfide in a breath test is a viable test for small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), as well as tracking the evolution and eradication of SIBO.

Multispecies probiotic supplementations were found to be effective in subjects with irritable bowel syndrome associated with constipation. These probiotics induced a different assessment in the composition of intestinal microbiota.

E.coli eliminates substrates of the Fenton reaction, which inhibits hydroxyl radical formation and affects the initiation and/or prolonged remission stages of ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammatory bowel disease).

Parasites may cause chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) even in non-tropical countries, and remission may only be possible with the treatment of the parasitic infection. The occurrence of abdominal pain points to parasitic infection in patients with CSU. Therefore, we suggest that parasites should be investigated routinely, especially if the patient has gastrointestinal symptoms of CSU in childhood.


Laugh a Little!


Healthy Foodie

Taste Team: Barbecued Tuscan sweet potato
Loren Cordain: Calamari Salad
Gina Homolka: Grilled Salmon Kebabs
Jason Glaspey, Founder: Homemade Electrolyte Drink


Happiness Homework 

Do a juice cleanse for the day.


Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you.”
― Joseph B. Wirthlin

 

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Discussion

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12 thoughts on “Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #119

    1. I would love to know the same thing. My doctor has determined that I have H2S SIBO mainly with constipation, based on false negative hydrogen breath tests, my symptoms, and his own process of testing and treatments. But I don’t have a confirmed diagnosis. Would love to know if there is a real test for H2S SIBO.

      thanks,
      Michelle

      1. Michelle,
        No available test as of yet. If you have been treated for SIBO you have been treated for H2S SIBO. There may be some nuance where the addition of Bismuth may help enhance the effectiveness of antimicrobials/antibiotics in H2S SIBO treatment, but I’m not sure if the effect is significant. If you’ve been treated for SIBO and not responded the issue might not be SIBO. My book should help. Just remember not to only think about SIBO with your doctor. Sometimes its something else. See my two recent in-depth podcasts on constipation.

    2. Hi Carol,
      I’m not sure we know enough about H2S to really be able to say. The good news is that H2S appears to respond to the many Abx the same way regular SIBO does, at least according to the one good study we have on this.

    1. I would love to know the same thing. My doctor has determined that I have H2S SIBO mainly with constipation, based on false negative hydrogen breath tests, my symptoms, and his own process of testing and treatments. But I don’t have a confirmed diagnosis. Would love to know if there is a real test for H2S SIBO.

      thanks,
      Michelle

      1. Michelle,
        No available test as of yet. If you have been treated for SIBO you have been treated for H2S SIBO. There may be some nuance where the addition of Bismuth may help enhance the effectiveness of antimicrobials/antibiotics in H2S SIBO treatment, but I’m not sure if the effect is significant. If you’ve been treated for SIBO and not responded the issue might not be SIBO. My book should help. Just remember not to only think about SIBO with your doctor. Sometimes its something else. See my two recent in-depth podcasts on constipation.

    2. Hi Carol,
      I’m not sure we know enough about H2S to really be able to say. The good news is that H2S appears to respond to the many Abx the same way regular SIBO does, at least according to the one good study we have on this.

  1. Have you ever heard of Sibo, parasites, or a worm infestation causing Cushing’s like symptoms and high cortisol? Or causing a Lyme Disease test to be positive according to the CDC standards? Or causing a high Rheumatoid factor? Or the TPO thyroid antibody test to be slightly positive?

  2. Have you ever heard of Sibo, parasites, or a worm infestation causing Cushing’s like symptoms and high cortisol? Or causing a Lyme Disease test to be positive according to the CDC standards? Or causing a high Rheumatoid factor? Or the TPO thyroid antibody test to be slightly positive?

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