Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #148

Get help using this information to become healthier. Get your personalized plan for optimizing your gut health with my

Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #148

Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #148

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed tips for recurring SIBO.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Cavin Balaster and discussed how to feed your brian.


Latest Research

Single fecal microbiota transplantation by colonoscopy was performed safely in all patients, but sufficient clinical efficacy and microbial restoration were not confirmed in patients with mild to moderately active ulcerative colitis.

There is yet inadequate evidence – especially in humans – to support any particular prebiotic in the clinical management of ulcerative colitis. However, due to the bulk of evidence supporting the effect of the microbiota on colonic inflammation, there is enough potential to justify further high-quality clinical trials investigating this subject.

We have verified that a diagnosis of celiac disease can be reliably made in a high proportion of adults based on serology alone using the IgA-tissue transglutaminase antibody method specified. These results add to the body of evidence that small bowel biopsy should no longer be considered mandatory for the diagnosis of celiac disease.

We found a high prevalence of antibodies against TG6 in patients with gluten neuropathy. This suggests that TG6 involvement is not confined to the central nervous system. The role of transglutaminase 6 in peripheral nerve function remains to be determined but TG6 antibodies may be helpful in the diagnosis of gluten neuropathy.

The present study suggests that a clinically helpful TSH cut-off value for hypothyroidism should be based on associated symptoms, not just in population studies. Based on the assessment of depression, our study concludes that a TSH cutofff value of 2.5 mIU/L is optimal.


Laugh a Little!


Healthy Foodie

Pale OMG: Almond Joy Bars
PaleoLeap: Creamy Broccoli and Carrot Soup
Joyful Healthy Eats: Steak Fajita Burrito Bowls
Pale OMG: Orange Creamsicle Collagen Smoothie


Happiness Homework 

Do a brain dump by painting, drawing, sketching, or writing.


Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.”
— Tom Peters

What do you think? I would like to hear your thoughts on the research, recipes and other info above.

I care about answering your questions and sharing my knowledge with you. Comment below with any health question you may have and I will incorporate it into our new monthly podcast just for you!

Dr. Ruscio is your leading functional and integrative doctor specializing in gut related disorders such as SIBO, leaky gut, Celiac, IBS and in thyroid disorders such as hypothyroid and hyperthyroid. For more information on how to become a patient, please contact our office. Serving the San Francisco bay area and distance patients via phone and Skype.

Discussion

I care about answering your questions and sharing my knowledge with you. Leave a comment or connect with me on social media asking any health question you may have and I just might incorporate it into our next listener questions podcast episode just for you!

16 thoughts on “Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #148

  1. Hi Doctor Ruscio,
    You said you would talk about which probiotics were good for sibo in your podcast on Monday. I didn’t see them…
    Thank You

  2. Hi Doctor Ruscio,
    You said you would talk about which probiotics were good for sibo in your podcast on Monday. I didn’t see them…
    Thank You

  3. Can a FMT help those patients with postinfectious IBS? Can FMT restore the microbiome to assist patients with postinfectious IBS or IBS? Thank you

      1. Dr. Ruscio, Thank you. I have been suffering with digestive issues for the past several years now. following a bout of antibiotic induced c-diff. Do you know if medical insurance will cover a FMT via a colonoscopy for IBS? Thank you.

  4. My grandson is suffering from strep throat that has also manifested itself in tics. Do you have dietary suggestions for this? He is presently being treated with anti/biopics.. I am concerned about the long term use of antibiotics.
    Many thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Sallie,
      You might want to have him go through the protocol in Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Some patients get sick less often after improving their gut health. PRobiotics can help mitigate imbalances from antibiotics. Make sure to keep his doctor in the loop also.

  5. Can a FMT help those patients with postinfectious IBS? Can FMT restore the microbiome to assist patients with postinfectious IBS or IBS? Thank you

      1. Dr. Ruscio, Thank you. I have been suffering with digestive issues for the past several years now. following a bout of antibiotic induced c-diff. Do you know if medical insurance will cover a FMT via a colonoscopy for IBS? Thank you.

  6. My grandson is suffering from strep throat that has also manifested itself in tics. Do you have dietary suggestions for this? He is presently being treated with anti/biopics.. I am concerned about the long term use of antibiotics.
    Many thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Sallie,
      You might want to have him go through the protocol in Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Some patients get sick less often after improving their gut health. PRobiotics can help mitigate imbalances from antibiotics. Make sure to keep his doctor in the loop also.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *