Dr. Ruscio's Wrap Up #127

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Dr. Ruscio’s, DC Wrap Up #127

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In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed how probiotics improve gas and constipation by decreasing bad bacteria in the gut.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we discussed red meat & ill health, probiotics for weight loss, thyroid autoimmunity and quality of life, low carb and leaky gut, elimination diets and dysbiosis in autism, and more in another health news update.

Latest Research

This meta-analysis showed that serum vitamin D levels were lower in atopic dermatitis patients and vitamin D supplementation could be a new therapeutic option for atopic dermatitis.

The meta-analysis suggested that adding neither topical calcineurin inhibitors nor topical vitamin-D3 analogs on narrow band ultraviolet B can yield significantly superior outcomes than narrow band ultraviolet B monotherapy for treatment of vitiligo (a condition that causes the loss of skin color in blotches). However, the addition of topical calcineurin inhibitors to NB-UVB may increase treatment outcomes in vitiligo affecting the face and neck.

This review updates current evidence on the association between thyroid dysfunction and cardiovascular disease, as well as on screening and treatment of subclinical thyroid dysfunction. Recommendations on screening are discordant, but most guidelines advocate that thyroid function should be checked in those at risk for hypothyroidism, those over 60, and those with known coronary heart disease and heart failure.

Levothyroxine (LT4) supplementation showed beneficial effects in pregnancy outcomes among patients with thyroid dysfunction. Thus, LT4 should be recommended to improve clinical pregnancy outcomes in women with thyroid dysfunction.

This study found probiotics can improve glucose control and lipid metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Laugh a Little!

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Healthy Foodie

Jason Glaspey, Founder: Pigs In a Blanket
Gina Homolka: Stuffed Pepper Soup
Sara Tane: Paleo Spaghetti Squash Shakshuka
Loren Cordain: Plantain Paleo Cakes w. Cacao Frosting

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