Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #152

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed what you can do to clear SIBO.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with researcher Dr. Marianne Berwick and discussed whether sun exposure reduces caner risk, and thoughts on tanning beds.


Dr. Ruscio’s Featured Article

In this week’s featured article, we discussed SIBO, FODMAP & The Alphabet Soup of Your Gut during an interview I had on The Dr. Taz MD Show.


Latest Research

In a systematic review and meta-analysis, researchers looked for the effect of probiotics on body weight, body mass index, fat mass and fat percentage in subjects that were overweight or obese. The findings suggest that the effect of probiotics on fat mass was non-significant.

There is a high prevalence of thyrotoxicosis and hypothyroidism which have remarkable effects on testicular function and fertility. A considerable portion of infertile patients may be harboring thyroid disease or subclinical thyroid disease.

A monthly high-dose of vitamin D does not prevent cardiovascular disease. The effect of daily or weekly dosing is unknown, more study is required.

In a systematic review and meta-analysis, there was no evidence that adding pure/uncontaminated oats to a Gluten Free Diet, in patients with Celiac Disease, affected symptoms, histology, immunity, or serologic features. They caution that more rigorous studies, double-blind, placebo-controlled, and randomized controlled trials, are needed.

Vitamin D status is linked to musculoskeletal pain associated with statin use. Evidence suggests a statistically significant association of vitamin D deficit in patients with musculoskeletal pain on statin therapy.


Laugh a Little!


Healthy Foodie

Skinny Taste: Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
PaleoLeap: Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Soup
Pale OMG: Super Easy Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Our Paleo Life: Low-Carb Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink


Happiness Homework 

Make a list of how you want to feel.


Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
— Willie Nelson

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Discussion

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8 thoughts on “Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #152

  1. Hi, Dr. Ruscio.

    My name is Miles Waier, I’m 20 years old and currently recovering from a C. Diff infection that occurred in April. Prior to this I had not encountered or experienced any of the factors that would appear to leave one at risk for this infection (Antibiotics, Exposure to health care facitility etc..). While I was fit on the outside with a Paleo style diet, clearly something was out of balance internally. Two courses of antibiotics later (Flagyl and Vancomycin) I’m feeling much better but still have ocassional symptoms. I recently discovered your wonderful book and had a couple questions regarding my particular circumstance. Do you believe your eight step plan would be still be appropriate to follow and are there any medical tests or any other actions you might personally recommend (Sibo test, Gut Biomarkers etc.)? I’m hoping to schedule an appointment with you soon but any help you might be able to provide until then would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Miles Waier (Newport Beach, CA)

    1. Hi Miles,
      The book protocol can be very helpful for repairing someone’s gut, including those recovering from dysbiosis. I would check in with your doctor, and as long as he OKays it, go through the protocol. Testing can help, but in my opinion is very overrated.

  2. Hi, Dr. Ruscio.

    My name is Miles Waier, I’m 20 years old and currently recovering from a C. Diff infection that occurred in April. Prior to this I had not encountered or experienced any of the factors that would appear to leave one at risk for this infection (Antibiotics, Exposure to health care facitility etc..). While I was fit on the outside with a Paleo style diet, clearly something was out of balance internally. Two courses of antibiotics later (Flagyl and Vancomycin) I’m feeling much better but still have ocassional symptoms. I recently discovered your wonderful book and had a couple questions regarding my particular circumstance. Do you believe your eight step plan would be still be appropriate to follow and are there any medical tests or any other actions you might personally recommend (Sibo test, Gut Biomarkers etc.)? I’m hoping to schedule an appointment with you soon but any help you might be able to provide until then would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Miles Waier (Newport Beach, CA)

    1. Hi Miles,
      The book protocol can be very helpful for repairing someone’s gut, including those recovering from dysbiosis. I would check in with your doctor, and as long as he OKays it, go through the protocol. Testing can help, but in my opinion is very overrated.

  3. Would you recommend estro-harmony or progest-harmony for hot flashes. I have low testosterone and low estrogen and progesterone my Dr says she doesn’t mess around with bio identical prescriptions and I won’t take hormones so I’ve just been taking my vitamin supplements Remag and Remyte and keto for 15 months/ gluten free for the past 8 years. I’m feeling healthy but still having hot flashes albeit milder now on keto woe. Thanks for your podcast and IG videos

  4. Would you recommend estro-harmony or progest-harmony for hot flashes. I have low testosterone and low estrogen and progesterone my Dr says she doesn’t mess around with bio identical prescriptions and I won’t take hormones so I’ve just been taking my vitamin supplements Remag and Remyte and keto for 15 months/ gluten free for the past 8 years. I’m feeling healthy but still having hot flashes albeit milder now on keto woe. Thanks for your podcast and IG videos

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