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Dr. Ruscio Radio: Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Health nutrition and functional medicine; practical, evidenced-based and cost-effective information for optimum digestive, thyroid, immune and hormonal health. Dr Michael Ruscio shares the most effective and efficient techniques for using diet, nutrition and functional medicine to improve digestive, thyroid, immune, hormonal and overall health.
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Dec 9, 2019

Today we will cover listener questions, including…

  • Protocol suggestions for redundant colon
  • IBS – Smart test
  • Acid blockers
  • Heidelberg test
  • SIBO and the ileocecal valve
  • SIBO and histamine

https://drruscio.com/?p=47950

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Dec 4, 2019

Conventional weight loss advice often revolves around counting calories. However, although caloric intake does have a high correlation with weight gain—or loss—the counting approach hasn’t proven effective for most people. Neuroscientist Dr. Stephan Guyenet shares what is more likely to work: shifting your food quality and food environment. By understanding common craving triggers and how your brain causes you to feel full, you can painlessly lower your caloric intake. Get his tips for best results in this episode. https://drruscio.com/?p=47207

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Dec 2, 2019

Valerie was diagnosed with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and her doctors said it was forever. She felt discouraged but kept looking. After trying a few unsuccessful protocols, she discovered Healthy Gut, Healthy You and followed the steps. She noticed digestive improvements after taking the three key categories of probiotics, and was able to add in new foods using Intestinal Support Formula! Best of all, she learned how to rebound from setbacks. Hear her story in today’s video. https://drruscio.com/?p=47204

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Nov 27, 2019

The CBD industry is booming. But which claims about its benefits are grounded in solid evidence? In this episode, my guest Dr. Alex Capano—who received the first doctorate ever in cannabinoid science—is our guide to CBD for health. She’ll walk us through important definitions, the differences between isolate, full-spectrum and broad-spectrum, whether CBD is effective for healing your gut, and more. https://drruscio.com/?p=46745

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Nov 25, 2019

Today we will cover listener questions, including…

  • Sun Exposure
  • Probiotics and long-term antibiotics
  • What probiotics to take for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Probiotic research Anemia

https://drruscio.com/?p=46743

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Nov 20, 2019

How do you optimize your health using data? In this episode, Dr. Dan Stickler shares how he and his team use data to help patients overcome their health obstacles and maximize performance. Genetics and other forms of testing, health tracking devices, and highly individualized service all come into play. You’ll also learn about peptides—molecules from the body that can be introduced for targeted outcomes—that he’s finding the most useful for gut health, cognition, and anti-aging. https://drruscio.com/?p=44101

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Nov 18, 2019

The elemental diet is a proven way to starve bacterial overgrowths and give your gut a chance to rest. It also likely starves fungal overgrowths. Our new Elemental Heal formula tastes better than ever and has less carbs per serving. In this video, learn why the elemental diet works and easy, flexible ways to get started with it. Also, get the details on a great addition to the Elemental Heal shake, MCT oil powder. https://drruscio.com/?p=44099

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Nov 13, 2019

Anything we can do to improve our gut health through lifestyle is a big win. Guest Dr. Sarah Ballantyne a.k.a. the Paleo Mom shares her research-backed tips to support your microbiota, like optimal light exposure, sleep, and vegetable diversity. Hear her clever way to (manageably!) cook 30+ vegetables in a single week, and what nutrients your healthy gut bacteria love. https://drruscio.com/?p=44093

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Nov 11, 2019

Paige had always been full of energy, and it was perfect for her firefighter career. Then she noticed more fatigue and lack of sharpness. Luckily, her department happened to be doing a health program that revealed Paige’s hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s. But thyroid medication didn’t seem to be helping, and she was already on the paleo diet. What more could she do? With further luck, Paige came across the Healthy Gut, Healthy You protocol. Hear the simple steps she took to heal her gut and get her energy back. https://drruscio.com/?p=44077

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Nov 6, 2019

Conventional health literature often focuses on a supposed connection between sodium intake and blood pressure. But sodium plays an important role in our health and even regulation of other electrolytes. Join me and my guest Robb Wolf as we discuss recent research, why sodium may be unfairly villainized, and guidelines on salt intake to shoot for. https://drruscio.com/?p=41555

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Nov 4, 2019

Many factors can contribute to hair loss in women—from genetic predisposition to hormonal changes—and can show up differently than in men. In this episode, Dr. Alan Bauman, a hair restoration physician, shares his top three hair loss treatments for women that go beyond nutrition, and many more details. A key point: Whether you’ve pinpointed the exact cause of the loss or not, you can still begin to test these treatments. Treating an underlying issue may not reverse the hair loss. It’s important to act as early as possible with hair-loss specific treatment for the best chance to stop the progression. https://drruscio.com/?p=40610

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 30, 2019

Is Roundup—a popular herbicide that contains glyphosate—safe to have in your food? Probably not. In this episode, we go in depth on what the evidence shows, with returning guest and research microbiologist Kiran Krishnan. The good news is, there are simple steps you can take to build resilience in your health, even if you can’t avoid consuming it completely. https://drruscio.com/?p=40612

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My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 28, 2019

We know the effects of gut damage can manifest as a wide array of symptoms. From constipation to bloating to fatigue and brain fog, a damaged gut can create a domino effect of not feeling well. In this video, you’ll hear the story of how I resolved my digestive issues after a parasitic infection, and what I do daily for gut health maintenance. https://drruscio.com/?p=41566

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 23, 2019

Several key psychedelics—MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine—are being actively studied as therapeutic aids in conditions like depression and PTSD. Others, like marijuana and ayahuasca, also show promise. In this episode, Dr. Will Siu and I discuss psychedelics as healing agents. We cover their effects, the latest research, important points to be aware of, and their potential future in mental health care and beyond. https://drruscio.com/?p=40604

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My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 21, 2019

Lab test results can seem solid and unquestionable. But what do the lab test ranges of “normal” or “abnormal” really indicate, and where do they come from? Are thyroid lab tests or gut tests indicating abnormal levels always something to be concerned about? Conversely, are all blood lead levels marked “normal” actually out of the danger zone? Dr. Tommy Wood shares his take on when and how to act, along with other health tips for fitness and longevity. https://drruscio.com/?p=36645

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My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 16, 2019

Should the elderly lift weights? How about stage 4 cancer patients? The results Dr. Thomas Incledon has seen say this practice is very likely to improve their quality of life. Being weak from various illnesses is often considered the product of those illnesses, but frailty may in part be fueled by lack of movement. In this episode, he shares his individualized, holistic approach to health, which includes strength training, micronutrient testing, and GI testing. https://drruscio.com/?p=39025

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My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 14, 2019

You may not have expected fish and pregnancy to go together. But it turns out that fish contain a critical fatty acid called DHA. DHA has been shown in numerous studies to lower women’s preterm birth risk, and supplementing with fish oil is an easy way to get enough DHA in your diet (algae is another option). How much is enough? And what about avoiding mercury? Dr. Kristina Harris Jackson, an expert in omega-3s and measuring DHA in blood, shares everything you need to know about safely optimizing your DHA level. https://drruscio.com/?p=39027

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My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 9, 2019

Today we will cover listener questions from Healthy Gut Healthy You, including: Diet for microscopic colitis; Stopping antimicrobials and biofilm removers after one month; Symptoms while fasting; Mixing Elemental Heal with other liquids; Traveling out of the country; Great-in-8 and H. Pylori; and Is the protocol okay for children. https://drruscio.com/?p=36647

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My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 7, 2019

Collagen is a very popular supplement right now for improving skin and joint health, and numerous studies support this. Preliminary evidence also suggests it may reduce dysfunction in your gut lining. If you’ve wondered what the research really says about collagen’s impact on your health—and why you might choose marine collagen over bovine collagen—this episode will give you some quick, practical highlights, and options for how to get more in your diet. https://drruscio.com/?p=39958

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My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 2, 2019

If you’re a goal-oriented, ambitious person, the path to problem-solving and high effectiveness may seem counterintuitive: mix in periods of “unfocus.” In this episode, Dr. Srini Pillay—a psychiatrist, executive coach, brain-imaging researcher, and Renaissance man—shares his strategic techniques for focusing less. Learn how you can tap the power of your unconscious to increase your creativity and tackle your goals from new angles. https://drruscio.com/?p=35974

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My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Sep 30, 2019

Mona was struggling with chronic acid reflux, a bad taste in her mouth, constipation, bloating, and more. She tested negative for H. pylori, and had gone from primary care doctor to specialist, to dentist, even to the ER, with no success. Fortunately, she found my clinic and I took her through a series of simple gut therapies (including the low FODMAP diet and antimicrobials) that resolved her symptoms and got her feeling “100%”. She was even able to eat dairy again! Hear her story—and simple steps you can take—in today’s episode. https://drruscio.com/?p=35969

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Sep 25, 2019

In many cases, thyroid symptoms are the “smoke” and the “fire” is in the gut. In today’s episode, you’ll hear a case study of a patient who had low T3 along with digestive and hormonal symptoms like diarrhea, gas, rashes, and missing periods. After she received natural treatment for her gut health and hormonal health, she was symptom-free and became pregnant within six months. There was no need to treat her T3 directly. You’ll also get a breakdown of why a T4 plus T3 combo treatment should only be used in the minority of cases. https://drruscio.com/?p=35303

The Future of Functional Medicine Review, Clinical Newsletter is available at https://drruscio.com/review

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Sep 23, 2019

We live in a stressful era. Could something as simple as changing your breathing help? The practice of breathwork can not only reduce your stress, it can also improve your memory, lower your body’s fear response, and make you more cognitively effective. There are many modes of breathwork. In this episode, Josh Trent takes us through the powerful benefits, and some simple steps that beginners can try right away. He also discusses the promise of more advanced methods. If you’ve tried meditation and couldn’t stop your brain, breathwork might be an easier practice for you to adopt. https://drruscio.com/?p=34035

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Sep 18, 2019

A patient came to my office with a diagnosis of hypothyroidism by a “famous thyroid doctor” who had written books on the subject. When I checked her lab results, even by a conservative measure, they could not be considered hypothyroid. Yet the patient was put on medication, making her more ill. In this episode, learn more about these clinical case study details—that appeared in the January edition of the Future of Functional Medicine Clinicians Review—and how practitioners can avoid making this harmful mistake. Also, learn which markers can be false positives in two of the most popular functional medicine stool tests. https://drruscio.com/?p=35103

The Future of Functional Medicine Review, Clinical Newsletter is available at https://drruscio.com/review

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Sep 16, 2019

The patients that Heidi Turner typically sees in her practice have done the basics of diet, probiotics, antimicrobials. They have often been through many doctors, elimination diets, supplements, and more, yet inflammatory symptoms persist and are resistant to treatment. They often have some degree of histamine intolerance or mast cell activation. For this highly sensitive population, managing symptoms alone is a challenge. But recently, many of Heidi’s patients have seen significant healing results from an unexpected natural therapy. In this episode, Heidi shares her experience treating this unique group of patients, and explains why targeting the limbic system has been effective. https://drruscio.com/?p=34863

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

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