Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #137

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed important updates re: gluten sensitivity.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Heidi Turner and discussed sulfur intolerance and how to navigating the sea of available diets.

Latest Research

This study is the first to report an improvement in leaky gut using an available drug in humans. The result suggests that lubiprostone (a drug used to treat chronic constipation) may prevent and ameliorate “leaky gut syndrome”.

This study presents a rationale basis to a possible specific therapeutic intervention in restoring gut homeostasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

This study found that there was an increase in highly sensitive C-reactive protein levels in bipolar patients (BD) are more related to childhood trauma, especially sexual abuse, age and BMI than to a diagnosis of BD per se. These data suggest that peripheral inflammation may underpin the well-known detrimental effects of childhood maltreatment and obesity in the course of BD.

This study concluded that the decision whether to treat or not to treat subclinical hypothyroidism should be made after careful consideration of the patient’s age, the presence of symptoms, the presence of thyroid antibodies and other risk factors such as cardiovascular disease.

There were no consistent results in the clinical, immunological, microbiological, and epidemiological studies that investigated the relationship between schizophrenia and celiac disease. This presents a need for a larger scale study to confirm the presence of this suggested correlation between schizophrenia and celiac disease.

Laugh a Little!

Healthy Foodie

Sébastien Noël: Shrimp Taco Cucumber Bites
Sébastien Noël: Beef, Tomato And Red Bell Pepper Soup
Taste Team: Speedy Turkey And Root Vegetable Pie
Sébastien Noël: Chocolate Hazelnut Balls

Happiness Homework 

Sleep, doze or power nap as much as you need to!

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
— Malcolm X


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