Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #178

Wrap Up 178

Wrap Up 178

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed if food allergy testing can help with Hashimoto’s hypothyroid.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Joe Mercola and discussed how to avoid the invisible damage from EMF exposure.

Latest Research

In those affected with PCOS, a systematic review and meta-analysis presented that vitamin D supplement significantly reduced serum total testosterone while it is not effective in improving other markers of androgenic profile.


Prebiotics seem to be an increasingly appealing treatment modality in pediatrics to aid in the alleviation of eczema in atopic children, absorption of minerals, poor weight gain in preterm infants and constipation. Nonetheless, larger and more well-designed, and controlled clinical trials are needed before healthcare providers can make prebiotic recommendations specific to a condition.


In a randomized placebo-controlled study, no significant benefit was found when patients with consistent migraines, associated with several gastrointestinal disorders, were treated with probiotics. The hypothesis was that probiotics could reduce migraines through an effect on intestinal permeability and inflammation.


This meta-analysis explores the efficacy of test protocols currently used in screening patients for celiac disease and monitoring patients on a gluten-free diet. It’s known that celiac disease can lead to villous atrophy (an erosion of small intestine lining) however, current tests for serum tTG-IgA and EMA IgA levels via biopsy were found to have a low sensitivity (below 50%) in the detection of sustained villous atrophy.  Improvement of non-invasive markers of mucosal damage is needed in celiac-based tests.


The aim of this study was to summarize the evidence from 17 Cochrane systematic reviews on interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders ASDs.

“Acupuncture, gluten and casein-free diets, early intensive behavioral interventions, music therapy, parent-mediated early interventions, social skill groups and the Theory of Mind cognitive model seem to have benefits for patients with autism spectrum disorders (very low to low-quality evidence). Aripiprazole, risperidone, tricyclic antidepressants and SSRI (this last only for adults) also showed some benefits, although associated with higher risk of adverse events. High-quality long-term clinical trials are needed.”

Laugh a Little!

Healthy Foodie

Dr. Jill Carnahan: Cinnamon Paleo Zucchini Bread
The Healthy Apple: Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad with Creamy Chickpea Garlic Sauce
Andrea Beaman: Baked Beef Stew in a Clay Pot
Gluten Free School: Vegan Eggnog Smoothie

Happiness Homework 

Travel or do a day trip.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path.”
— Zen Proverb

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Discussion

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4 thoughts on “Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #178

  1. I do appreciate your focus on vegan nutrition. Well intentioned, yet I find your recipes are way too complicated and not laid out in a simple way. (We aIl have way too much info. thrown at us these days. I personally have a system for recipes to make preparation clear, with as little writing/explanation as possible). I was looking forward to your roasted cauliflower recipe, then find I need to purchase some fancy ‘coconut pineapple dressing’ in addition to combining numerous ingredients! I then signed up for the three day cleanse, and again rather complicated.(I also eat cleaner than that normally!..maybe a ‘cleanse for SAD dieters?) My guess is that newbies would find it all rather intimidating. Me, I’ve been eating this way of 30+ years. I just like things tasty and simpler, with less combinations/ingredients : ) That said, all the best to you!

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks so much for the feedback. The recipes and the cleanse are through other sites and weren’t put together by us, but we appreciate your input and will do our best to link to more simple recipes in the future.

  2. I do appreciate your focus on vegan nutrition. Well intentioned, yet I find your recipes are way too complicated and not laid out in a simple way. (We aIl have way too much info. thrown at us these days. I personally have a system for recipes to make preparation clear, with as little writing/explanation as possible). I was looking forward to your roasted cauliflower recipe, then find I need to purchase some fancy ‘coconut pineapple dressing’ in addition to combining numerous ingredients! I then signed up for the three day cleanse, and again rather complicated.(I also eat cleaner than that normally!..maybe a ‘cleanse for SAD dieters?) My guess is that newbies would find it all rather intimidating. Me, I’ve been eating this way of 30+ years. I just like things tasty and simpler, with less combinations/ingredients : ) That said, all the best to you!

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks so much for the feedback. The recipes and the cleanse are through other sites and weren’t put together by us, but we appreciate your input and will do our best to link to more simple recipes in the future.

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