Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #86

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In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed when SIBO tests are negative but you have IBS symptoms.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we discussed what to do when gluten free doesn’t work.


Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Tip

In this week’s tip, we discussed the SIBO scenario a breath test can’t detect .


Latest Research

Low vitamin D associated with thyroid autoimmunity and elevated TSH. Association doesn’t mean causation, but one preliminary study did show vitamin D supplementation decreased thyroid autoimmunity.

Folate versus folic acid in those with MTHFR mutations. A recent study has shown that neither form of this vitamin affects miscarriage in those with recurrent miscarriage, irrespective of gene polymorphism.  However, those receiving folate did see a greater increase in their blood levels of the vitamin.

Fish oil supplementation during pregnancy and lactation did not improve the child’s cognitive development. However, studies have shown that increased fish consumption does. So maybe stick with dietary sources of omega-3, namely fish, for your child’s brain health.

“In conclusion, the evidence to date strongly supports the efficacy of a low FODMAP diet in the treatment of IBS.”
“Up to 86% of patients with IBS find improvement in overall gastrointestinal symptoms.”

Vitamin D supplementation might enhance the effectiveness of blood thinners.


Laugh a Little!

its not really a diet


Healthy Foodie

Elana Amsterdam: Paleo Mini Bagels
Rebecca Bohl: Raw Chocolate “Candy Cane” Bites with Goji Berries
Sébastien Noël: Ground Beef Tacos
Joel Runyon: Coconut Pumpkin Soup


Happiness Homework 

Get some head space. Disconnect from social media 90 minutes before bed.


Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”
— Carol Burnett

 

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Discussion

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2 thoughts on “Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #86

  1. I am a 78 year old woman with CKD (gfr of 32) due to renal stenosis. I have familial hypercholesterolemia and have been on statin meds for more than 20 years. Also on blood pressure meds. Upon kidney disease diagnosis 3 years ago, I totally changed my diet, giving up all processed foods, and dropped over 40 lbs which I have kept off. I am reasonably active, Tai Chi, yoga, golf and would like to discontinue the statin (20 mg day of Crestor) I have never had a heart attack or even chest pain but because of the genetic variation I’m hesitant to take this action. My doctor does not believe in any natural interventions and is not at all supportive of my desire to come off of the drugs. What advice can you give?

  2. I am a 78 year old woman with CKD (gfr of 32) due to renal stenosis. I have familial hypercholesterolemia and have been on statin meds for more than 20 years. Also on blood pressure meds. Upon kidney disease diagnosis 3 years ago, I totally changed my diet, giving up all processed foods, and dropped over 40 lbs which I have kept off. I am reasonably active, Tai Chi, yoga, golf and would like to discontinue the statin (20 mg day of Crestor) I have never had a heart attack or even chest pain but because of the genetic variation I’m hesitant to take this action. My doctor does not believe in any natural interventions and is not at all supportive of my desire to come off of the drugs. What advice can you give?

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