Are Rifaximin, Resistant Starch, Gluten, FODMAPs, Aspirin, or the Elemental Diet Helping or Hurting Your Gut?
There are a number of updates in gut health—and knowing about them may be able to give you an idea of what approaches may be useful for your own healing. Listen in to hear the effects that gluten, the low FODMAP diet, the elemental diet, aspirin, and long-term use of rifaximin have on your gut and overall health.
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➕ Dr. Ruscio’s, DC Notes
- Effects of a gluten challenge in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized single-blind controlled clinical trial
- 50 IBS patients
- All patients were treated w/ low FODMAP + gluten free diet (GFD) x 6 weeks, then randomized to either:
- Gradual gluten reintroduction x 6 weeks (with dose-escalation each 2 weeks)
- Unrestricted gluten-containing diet
- Continued low FODMAP + GFD x 6 weeks
- The low FODMAP + GF diet led to improvements in all symptoms
- After 3 months, all groups had similar:
- Abdominal pain
- IBS symptom score
- Quality of life
- Low FODMAP + GFD led to the greatest reduction in anxiety
- Commentary: While a low FODMAP and GFD was effective for improving IBS symptoms, the introduction of gluten did NOT worsen IBS symptoms.
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We will not use copious amounts of supplements. Also, our care is devoid of overzealousness and fear mongering, and we use treatments that are science based and caused focused. That URL again is DrRuscio.com/referrals. And again, more than happy to help, however we can.