Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #187


In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we answered some listener questions on the misdiagnosis of hypothyroidism + probiotics for SIBO.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Ilana Gurevich and discussed parasites and your gut issues.

Latest Research

Lactobacillus are more often the dominant and only colonizers in postmenopausal women who are taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT). These women also seem to have significantly fewer bacteria with pathogenic potential than those women who are not treated with HRT.

The results of this study fill the gap in research regarding the effects of modified intermittent fasting (IF) protocol during resistance training in healthy males. IF, where all calories were consumed in 8 hrs each day, in combination with resistance training, could improve health-related biomarkers, decrease fat mass, and maintain muscle mass in resistance-trained males.

While there are many studies that cover histamine function in animals, distribution of histamine receptors (HR) within the human gastrointestinal tract are unclear. This study concludes that  …

“H1R, H2R and, to some extent, H4R, are expressed in the human gastrointestinal tract, while H3R is absent, and we found that HR expression was altered in patients with gastrointestinal diseases.”

Laugh a Little!


Healthy Foodie

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald: Gluten-Free Zucchini-Banana Muffins
The Healthy Apple: Acorn Squash Bowl with ‘Creamy’ Cider and Spice Dressing
PaleoLeap: Shrimp Ceviche with Tostones
Dr. Jill Carnahan: Paleo Carrot Cake with Vanilla Icing

Happiness Homework 

Write a postcard or a short note to someone you haven’t contacted in a while.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two breaths.”
— Etty Hillesum

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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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