Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #181

Wrap Up 181

Wrap Up 181

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we spoke with Dr. Greg Nigh and discussed if herbicides could be causing SIBO and gluten sensitivity.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Judson Brandeis and discussed shockwave therapy for sexual & erectile dysfunction.

Latest Research

The treatment of diverticular disease, which is one of the most common conditions in the Western world, has seen a recent shift based on aggregate research. That being

“the pathogenesis of diverticular disease is thought to be multifactorial and include both environmental and genetic factors in addition to the historically accepted etiology of dietary fiber deficiency.”

The most common treatments include Mesalamine, rifaximin, probiotics, antibiotics, and elective prophylactic resection surgery.

In an effort to determine whether having autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) increased one’s risk of being diagnosed with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) this population-based study followed 3,659 Korean men and women over the course of ~10 years. Results lead researchers to believe individuals diagnosed with AITD have a significantly higher rate of CSU compared to those who do not.

While investigating the effects of fish oil vs. olive oil supplementation during lactation in pregnant women, researchers found intake of fish oil to have an association with reduced height in early adolescence males. The same association was not found in females. Researchers speculate the height difference may have its root in a delayed pubertal maturation with ties to the fish oil consumption.

While the cause of Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not specifically known it is commonly associated with the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Those with RA and EBV should be aware of these compounded risk factors and their potential to induce chronic immune complex disease and lymphoproliferative disorder.

Zonulin, which regulates tight junctions between enterocytes and is a physiological modulator controlling intestinal permeability, was found to be significantly higher in patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Based on findings among 32 patients with ASD, researchers concluded zonulin plays a role in the development of ASD symptoms.

Laugh a Little!

Healthy Foodie

Emma Swanston: Roasted Almond & Jalapeno’ Pesto
Joyful Healthy Eats: Winter Fruit Avocado Salad
Gimme Some Oven: Apple Cider Baked Chicken
Loren Cordain: Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Happiness Homework 

Volunteer for a local non-profit.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“Do not judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”
— Robert Louis Stevenson

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