Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #176

Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #176

Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #176

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed how you can overcome a foggy brain & depression by healing your gut.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Ben Greenfield and discussed keys for brain health and cognitive function.

Latest Research

In a novel examination between celiac disease (CD) and heavy metal blood levels in the general US population, it was found that children with CD had lower levels of lead and mercury, however, this was not found to be true in adults.

Several studies are using patients genetics and nutritional statuses to predict stroke risk. Here is an example of two studies [1] [2] in particular that are exploring the use of folic acid as a potential risk modifier in various genotypes.

The therapeutic potential for Saccharomyces cerevisiae and/or boulardii yeasts on acute-stress-induced intestinal dysmotility was found to positively affect gut motility in this study using adult mice.

In the exploration of minocycline as a treatment for major depressive disorder it was found that at the applied dose of (200 mg/day) along with treatment as usual, there was no significant difference in Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale scores, however, there was improvement in “global experience, functioning and quality of life”.  More research must be done to determine if minocycline has the potential to significantly optimize treatment outcomes.

The effectiveness of standard eradication therapy (ET) regimens for Helicobacter pylori infection is declining – thus research into both enhancing and optimizing treatment protocols is underway. A Russian study found an associated efficiency of ET regimes via the addition of a bismuth agent (by 10-20%), the use of rebamipide (by 11.9%), adjuvant therapy with probiotics (by 8.1-13%), and/or double-dose proton pump inhibitors (by 8%).

Laugh a Little!

Laugh A Little

Healthy Foodie

Loren Cordain: Garlicky Saffron Clams
Joyful Healthy Eats: Winter Fruit Avocado Salad
Paleo Grubs: Spinach Crepes with Creamy Mushroom Filling
Paleo Gluten Free Eats: Healthy Vegan Vanilla Ice-Cream

Happiness Homework 

See a film at the cinema.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”
— Dolly Parton

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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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