Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #179

In Case You Missed It On Monday, we spoke with Ben Pakulski and discussed how to build muscle.

Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #179

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we spoke with Ben Pakulski and discussed how to build muscle.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we answered some listener questions about Candida Krusei, treating Blasto, stress & thyroid antibodies, laxatives & the SIBO Breath Test, and more.

Latest Research

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is prevalent within western culture, though the potential and frequency can be modified via an individual’s avoidance of certain foods. Some foods that are more inclined to induce a reflux episode include fats, coffee, chocolate, spicy foods, beer and wine. Meanwhile, the Mediterranean diet and a very low carbohydrate diet have been shown to protect against reflux.

Gluten-degrading bacteria are present in the human small intestine of celiac and non-celiac patients. The aim of this study was to characterize which small intestinal microbiota strains of bacteria or their gluten-degrading enzymes have the potential to improve gluten hydrolysis.

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of rheumatoid arthritis patients dosed with various strains of probiotics found Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Bifidobacterium bifidum to be beneficial. After 8 weeks of trial, patients experienced an improved Disease Activity Score (DAS-28), and a significant decrease in serum insulin levels, homeostatic model assessment-B cell function (HOMA-B) and serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels.

In an exploration of whether dietary supplementation during pregnancy could have an effect on an offsprings chances of developing an autoimmune disease, such as celiac disease (CD), researchers found that ratios from the study did not suggest a statistically significant association between the intake of vitamin D, n-3 FA or Fe, and risk for CDA or CD.

When looking at the association between vitamin D intake and circulating levels of 25(OH)D with gut microbiota composition, inflammatory markers and biochemical profile in healthy individuals, this study found that …

“The role of vitamin D in the maintenance of immune homeostasis seems to occur in part by interacting with the gut microbiota. The attenuation of association of bacterial genera by inflammatory markers suggests that inflammation participate in part in the relationship between the gut microbiota and vitamin D concentration”

Laugh a Little!

I'm strengthening my core

Healthy Foodie

Taste Team: Cauliflower Mash
Andrea Beaman: Cinnamon and Nutmeg Spiced Squash Soup
Adam Hickman: Pomegranate-Curry Chicken
Joel Runyon: Peppermint Macaroons

Happiness Homework 

Treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinate possibility.” 
— Victoria Moran

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