Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #168

Dr Ruscio's Wrap Up 168

Dr Ruscio's Wrap Up 168

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed the Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – SIBO Connection

On Wednesday, we spoke with Dr. Tania Dempsey and discussed if Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) could be the cause of your non-responsive symptoms.

Latest Research

Gut dysbiosis and leaky gut may influence several pathways implicated in the biology of major depressive disorder, including but not limited to immune activation, oxidative and nitrosative stress, and neuroplasticity cascades. However, methodological inconsistencies and limitations limit comparisons across studies.

An integrated analysis of six randomized, controlled clinical trials concluded that Prucalopride is an effective and safe treatment for chronic constipation.

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) provides a promising effect for ulcerative colitis with few adverse events. Successful FMT may be associated with an increase in microbiota diversity and richness, similarity, and certain change of bacterial composition.

A comparative analysis shows that both geographic altitude and genetic/cultural background have a significant influence on microbiome composition, and it represents the first attempt to compare stool microbiota of Tibetan and Han populations in relation to altitude.

In a study looking at prevalence of pancreatic autoantibodies in non-diabetic patients with autoimmune thyroid disease and its relation to insulin secretion and glucose tolerance, there was a non-significant trend for higher prevalence of GADA positivity in GD vs HT and there was no significant relation to insulin secretion and glucose tolerance at that moment and stage of autoimmune diseases.

Laugh a Little!

Avocado Cartoon

Healthy Foodie

Heart Beet Kitchen: Beet Deviled Eggs
Cook Eat Paleo: Antipasto Salad with Easy Italian Dressing
Gluten-Free Living: Smoked Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich with Spinach
A Whole New Twist: Paleo Gingersnap Cookies

Happiness Homework 

Give yourself a massage.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”
— Cesare Pavese

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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.


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