Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #82

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In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed the sun, blood pressure, and vitamin D.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt to discuss simple steps to wellness with autoimmunity.

Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Tip

In this week’s tip, we discussed practical tips to live well with autoimmunity.

Latest Research

Amazing recent findings regarding the microbiota Trusted SourcePubMedGo to source

“suggests that at least 50-60% of the bacterial genera from the intestinal microbiota of a healthy individual produce resilient spores, specialized for host-to-host transmission. Our approach unlocks the human intestinal microbiota for phenotypic analysis and reveals how a marked proportion of oxygen-sensitive intestinal bacteria can be transmitted between individuals, affecting microbiota heritability.”

Translation: there is a bunch of bacteria in your gut that you transmit to others and they transmit to you. Get healthy friends!

Does triclosan, a common antibacterial agent found in cosmetics, effect the microbiota?  A recent study suggests it does not.

Prolonged sitting may have a negative impact on nighttime heart rate variability, irrespective of how much you exercise.

No surprise here, but a recent study found that higher glycemic index and glycemic load diets, coupled with lower fiber intake, significantly increase risk of polycystic ovarian syndrome.

A large study examining observational data regarding subclinical hypothyroid and cardiovascular disease shows the higher one’s TSH goes, the higher the risk for CVD.  However, the extent to which treatment with thyroid hormone decreases this risk is still unclear.


Laugh a Little!


Healthy Foodie

Gluten Free School: Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Coconut Almond Bark
Monica Bravo: Grain Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
Andrea Beaman: Dandelion Fennel & Apple Salad with Toasted Milk Thistle Seeds
Jackie Ritz: Asian Lettuce Wraps with Coconut Cauli-Rice

Happiness Homework 

Connect with a friend or significant other through conversation, even if it’s just for 5 minutes of your day.

Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.
— Yoko Ono

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