Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #183

WrapUp 183

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we spoke with Dr. Donald Abrams and discussed cannabis and cancer.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Chris Sandel and discussed how to cultivate a healthy relationship with food.

Latest Research

Long-term follow-up of patients with celiac disease is necessary because many patients with celiac disease who are adherent to a gluten-free diet have persistent gastrointestinal symptoms.

This meta-analysis indicates that a higher intake of whole grain is associated with a reduced risk of all-cause mortality. The findings support current recommendations for increasing whole grain consumption to promote health and overall longevity.

Researchers sought to determine whether there was an association between subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Data suggests that only plasma TSH levels above 10 mU/L may have an increased risk of CVD, however, age affects TSH levels and thus SH, so drawing associations between SH and CVD is controversial.

In the treatment of chronic constipation, 2 mg of Prucalopride daily was found to be tolerable and efficacious across a mixed gender randomized controlled trial of 2,484 patients.

Researchers found that “gut dysbiosis and leaky gut may influence several pathways implicated in the biology of major depressive disorder, including but not limited to immune activation, oxidative and nitrosative stress, and neuroplasticity cascades”. Given the strong pathophysiological link between intestinal dysbiosis and leaky gut to MDD, this opens up an expanded perspective of potential therapeutic and preventative measures.

Laugh a Little!

Healthy Foodie

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald: Leaky Gut Bone Broth
Monica Bravo: Paleo Tomato Basil Soup
Joyful Healthy Eats: Asian Chicken Mason Jar Salad
Jill Carnahan: Paleo Lemon Sponge Custard

Happiness Homework 

Spend a day at a museum or art gallery.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

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