Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #128

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In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed gastroesophageal reflux with Dr. Ben Weitz.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Travis Zigler and discussed how dysbiosis and nutrient deficiencies impair eye health.

Latest Research

A systematic review found small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO) and celiac disease (CD) could be associated when symptoms do not improve after a gluten-free diet (GFD).

An analysis of 18 trials revealed that probiotics in patients with Ulcerative colitis (UC) in different conditions have significant effects.  Combination of Lactobacillus probiotic and prebiotics had significant effect only in patients with UC. Combination of Saccharomyces boulardii, Lactobacillus, and VSL#3 probiotics in Crohn’s disease also had a trend for efficiency. In children with IBD, the combination of Lactobacillus with VSL#3 probiotics had significant effect. Probiotics are beneficial in IBD, especially the combination ones in UC.

Serum anti-tissue transglutaminase immunoglobulin-A (tTGA) levels can be used to predict villous atrophy (a characteristic of celiac disease), which means a biopsy may be avoided in strongly suspected cases with more than 9 times of cut-offs.

Fecal microbiota transplantation in patients with blood disorders is safe and promotes eradication of antibiotic-resistant bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract.

Reduction in waist circumference, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol on the lower fat, higher carbohydrate group were greater than those observed on the other two diet groups.

Laugh a Little!

Healthy Foodie

Taste Team: Cauliflower Mash
Hannah Klinger:  Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
Sébastien Noël: Creole Butter Chicken Wings
Jason Glaspey, Founder: Paleo Creamsicle

Happiness Homework 

Rearrange your wardrobe.

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