Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #218

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In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we spoke with Josh Trent and discussed breathwork techniquesto reduce stress & improve cognition.

On Wednesday, we discussed a gut health case study from the Future of Functional Medicine Review Clinical Newsletter.

Latest Research

Disorders of Thyroid function are being over-diagnosed and prescribed. Often times due to pressure from the patient demanding Thyroid medication or from extensive Thyroid testing that is not clinically necessary. This study concludes that

“TSH is still the best, and often only, thyroid function test that is needed in the assessment of most patients.”


There are two newly discovered biomarkers for diagnosing IBS-D and now IBS-M (but not IBS-C) – antiCdtB and anti-vinculin. These biomarkers provide patients with validation of their disease and according to one study they could save more than $500 per patient in healthcare costs.

“The use of this test has led to IBS becoming a diagnosis of inclusion based on a pathophysiological mechanism that includes post-infectious IBS and SIBO”


This study suggests that physicians should be mindful that thyroiditis and other thyroid disorders can be induced by diverse adjuvants. Providers should reconsider non-essential vaccination in genetically predisposed individuals for autoimmune diseases.

Laugh a Little!

Healthy Foodie

Elana’s Pantry: Egg-Free Keto Crackers
Jason Glaspey, Founder: Curry Roasted Cauliflower and Arugula Salad
Hannah Klinger: Beef and Broccoli Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Sébastien Noël: Baked and Fried Apples

Happiness Homework 

Give yourself a facial massage.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“When we scratch the wound and give in to our addictions we do not allow the wound to heal.”
Pema Chodron

What do you think? I would like to hear your thoughts or experience with this.

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.

Discussion

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