Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #174

Dr. Ruscio's Wrap-Up #174

Dr. Ruscio's Wrap-Up #174

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed solutions for gas, bloating and loose stools using the Healthy Gut, Healthy You protocol.

On Wednesday, we spoke with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee and discussed how to make disease disappear.

Latest Research

In people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, sprint intervals and moderative-intensity exercise are shown to rapidly improve the skeletal muscle metabolism. Both forms of exercise had marked improvements in insulin sensitivity highlighting that exercise could be a useful tool in rapidly restoring impaired skeletal muscle metabolism in those with impaired glucose metabolism.

A novel study exploring the impact of diet on the microbiota diversity and gut inflammation in Crohn’s-like mice, demonstrated that the incorporation of plant-derived “good” fats, such as coconut oil or cocoa butter, resulted in a marked reduction of bacterial diversity and small intestinal inflammation. Altering or adding sources of dietary fat, in humans, could help quell Crohn’s symptoms.

Exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome” is defined by disturbances of gastrointestinal integrity and function in response to exercise. A systematic review establishes that exercise stress of 2 hours at 60% VO2max appears to be the threshold whereby significant gastrointestinal perturbations are expressed, regardless of fitness status.

This meta-analysis shows that the low FODMAP diet is beneficial for reducing gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with quiescent IBD.

When comparing the efficacy of a Low carb diet vs Low-fat diet in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, this Korean study (RCS) concludes:

“A low-carbohydrate diet program is more realistic and effective in reducing total energy intake and hepatic fat content.”

Laugh a Little!

Sore Knee Comic

Healthy Foodie

The Cozy Apron: Crispy Tofu
Paleo Grubs: Warm Moroccan Avocado and Roasted Vegetable Salad
Paleo Gluten Free Eats: Whole30 Greek Turkey Burgers with Mint Avocado Sauce
Our Paleo Life: Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Happiness Homework 

Make a gratitude list.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

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