Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #139

Dr. Ruscio Wrap Up 139

Dr. Ruscio Wrap Up 139

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed vitamin D, thyroid autoimmunity & pregnancy.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Kevin Wallace and discussed peptides – a medical breakthrough for anti-aging and immune health.

Latest Research

Levothyroxine/liothyronine combination therapy has a relatively mild effect on sexual functioning in levothyroxine-treated men with normal thyrotropin and thyroid hormone levels experiencing clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Kynurenine metabolites are generated by tryptophan catabolism and regulate biological processes that include host-microbiome signaling, immune cell response, and neuronal excitability. This article discusses the peripheral mechanisms of tryptophan-kynurenine metabolism and their effects on inflammatory, metabolic, oncologic, and psychiatric disorders.

Patients with heart failure who used coenzyme Q10 had lower mortality and a higher exercise capacity improvement than the placebo-treated patients with heart failure.

The SIBO-IBS hypothesis lacks convincing evidence but remains under scrutiny. The mechanism resulting in symptom improvement after rifaximin treatment in some IBS individuals requires exploration. Novel molecular techniques provide an exciting and challenging opportunity to explore the host-gut microbiota interaction.

There is no high quality evidence to support the effectiveness of nutritional supplements and herbal medicine for women with PCOS and evidence of safety is lacking.

Laugh a Little!

Healthy Foodie

Taste Made: Turmeric Garlic Cauliflower Rice
Our Paleo Life: Dairy-Free Copycat Zuppa Toscana
Sébastien Noël: Dry Rub Ribs
Dessert for Two: Vegan Brownies

Happiness Homework 

Journal and declare your dreams.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
— Milton Berle


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