Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #162

Dr Ruscio's Wrap Up 162

Dr Ruscio's Wrap Up 162

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed your diet and lifestyle with Tom Bilyeu from Impact Theory.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dwight McKee and discussed integrative cancer care.

Latest Research

One study found that the low FODMAP diet reduced pain and improved daily life in fibromyalgia patients. Larger studies are needed to confirm this.


A mixture of beta-glucan, inositol, and digestive enzymes reduces bloating, flatulence and abdominal pain, improving the overall clinical condition of IBD-IBS patients.


We now know that gut bacteria plays a far-reaching role and can affect distant tissue and overall health.

“A prototype probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri has been found to up-regulate hormone oxytocin and systemic immune responses to achieve a wide array of health benefits involving wound healing, mental health, metabolism, and myoskeletal maintenance.”


A preliminary study was done to evaluate the effect of a water-soluble form of CoQ10, at a dose of 200 mg ×2/day, in 22 female subjects affected by fibromyalgia. The results confirm the considerable role of CoQ10.

“Compared to a control group, administration of CoQ10 significantly improved most pain-related outcomes by 24-37%, including fatigue (by ~22%) and sleep disturbance (by ~33%).”


Forest bathing as medicine! Could time in the forest, also known as Shinrin-yoku, decrease blood pressure? Twenty trials involving 732 participants were reviewed in this meta-analysis. Results of the meta-analysis show that systolic blood pressure of the forest environment was significantly lower than that of the non-forest environment. Additionally, diastolic blood pressure of the forest environment was significantly lower than that of the non-forest environment. They also controlled for groups that were walking and non-walking, a significant reduction was seen in the non-walking group as well.  So the effect is not exercise-dependent.

Laugh a Little!

puffer fish meme

Healthy Foodie

Skinny Taste: Waffled Vegetable Latkes
PaleoLeap: Keto Salmon Chopped Vegetable Salad
Taste Made: Broccoli Tortillas
PaleOMG: Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream Collagen Iced Coffee

Happiness Homework 

Light a candle, take a relaxing bath.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”
— Unknown

What do you think? I would like to hear your thoughts or experience with this.

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

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4 thoughts on “Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #162

  1. Hi Dr.Ruscio, I was wondering what would be your recommendation for using B12 to help with APCA. From searching your site it seems you were experimenting with subcutaneous (or intramuscular) injection of methylcobalamin, 2500mcg 2x/week for the treatment phase & 1x/week for the maintenance phase. Is that protocol still the most effective one? PS.I’m a patient, not a practitioner. Thank you so much doctor!

  2. Hi Dr.Ruscio, I was wondering what would be your recommendation for using B12 to help with APCA. From searching your site it seems you were experimenting with subcutaneous (or intramuscular) injection of methylcobalamin, 2500mcg 2x/week for the treatment phase & 1x/week for the maintenance phase. Is that protocol still the most effective one? PS.I’m a patient, not a practitioner. Thank you so much doctor!

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