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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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Jan 16, 2019

A simple test can inform if you are consuming adequate omega-3s to prevent heart disease.  In fact, preliminary evidence shows this test to be more predictive than markers like C-reactive protein, homocysteine or a cholesterol panel.  Today we speak with researcher Dr. Bill Harris on the Omega-3 Index test. https://drruscio.com/?p=27184

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Jan 14, 2019

The best evidence to date shows a significant association between thyroid autoimmunity and depression & anxiety.  But what does this mean and what should you do about it? Let’s discuss the bottom line regarding the best diets and natural treatment options for improving thyroid autoimmunity and mood. https://drruscio.com/?p=27180

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Jan 9, 2019

Shockwave therapy can be used to improve blood flow to the penis and vagina by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels. Today we focus on the male application but everything discussed translates to women’s sexual health also. Perhaps the most important takeaway from this episode is that erectile dysfunction is a proxy for overall health, more often than not, it mirrors coronary health. In this episode, you’ll learn about what to look out for and what may be the cause. https://drruscio.com/?p=27089

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Nigh explains how and why glyphosate could be one of the causes of SIBO.  Glyphosate has a way of interrupting the bodies natural process of converting sulfur into sulfate. The body adapts by calling on bacteria to do the job which can lead to an overgrowth of bacteria otherwise known as SIBO. https://drruscio.com/?p=26949

We touch on gluten sensitivity and the Europe phenomenon – why some people find it easier to consume gluten in Europe than here in the states. We also discuss sulfur sensitivity as a cause of inflammation and digestive distress.  Many healthy foods contain sulfur so while it may be counterintuitive to remove them from your diet, the bottom line is … if you are symptomatic, it’s worth trying a low-sulfur diet for a week to see if you notice an improvement.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Jan 2, 2019

Red light therapy has impressive documentation showing the ability to help with conditions like hypothyroid, skin anti-aging, athletic performance, fatigue, and recovery.  However, some companies would have you believe you need to buy devices that are more expensive than what is actually needed. Today I speak with Ari Whiten, who wrote the book on red light therapy, and provides an impactful, no BS overview of how to use red light therapy, inexpensively. https://drruscio.com/?p=26844

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 31, 2018

The field of functional medicine has become too liberal with how quickly they label someone with a diagnosis of ‘hypothyroid’.  This might sound appealing, “Yes, I finally have a diagnosis”.  However, the hidden danger is that taking unneeded thyroid medication can make your symptoms worse.  Let’s detail how to know if you are or are not hypothyroid. https://drruscio.com/?p=26788

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 26, 2018

We’re answering questions from our listeners. We cover topics like subclinical hypothyroidism, Candida, Blastocystis hominis, SIBO testing, functional medicine training and more. https://drruscio.com/?p=26725

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 24, 2018

Ben Pakulski is a championship bodybuilder who uses his knowledge to help people of all levels get the physique they want.  He focuses on keys to ensure your muscles are activating properly. For example, if you don’t have the glutes you want, it could be because they are not fully turning on.  Let’s discuss how you make sure your weak points are firing. https://drruscio.com/?p=26689

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 19, 2018

Dr. Mercola refers to EMFs as the Tobacco of the 21st century for a good reason. He references strong evidence backed by hundreds of studies that point to the cancerous, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric conditions that are caused by EMF exposure. Sadly this information is kept out of the media due to the trillion dollar telecommunications industry. Finally, we tackle the practical steps you can take to protect yourself and optimize your home to reduce exposure. We hope you’ll try some of these suggestions and keep your phone in airplane mode when not in use! https://drruscio.com/?p=26611

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 17, 2018

Can food allergy testing help Hashimoto’s hypothyroid? The answer is no. Fortunately, you can take steps to improve your digestive health and thus improve your thyroid. Let’s discuss a recent study which found that you don’t need to perform food allergy testing if you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroid. We will also discuss the steps you can take to heal your thyroid through the gut-thyroid connection. https://drruscio.com/?p=26597

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 12, 2018

Do you need healthy carbs to feel your best?  Or, should you be ketogenic and very low carb?  A case can be made for either so I decided to organize a debate between two experts to represent these respective views.  This was a very fun and interesting conversation I am sure you will enjoy. https://drruscio.com/?p=26205

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 10, 2018

Today we speak with supplement industry insider, Mike Matthews.  He provides some great tips for spotting junk supplements and sketchy supplement companies.  We also discuss the business of healthcare and supplements. Finally, we cover strategic tips for optimal body composition, which is Mike’s area of specialty. https://drruscio.com/?p=26201

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 5, 2018

There are many tools available for optimizing brain health and cognitive performance. Let’s discuss key dietary, lifestyle and nutritional supplement strategies for optimum neural function.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 3, 2018

Harman’s case is one that really pulls at your heartstrings. At only 24 years old, she came into my office debilitated by brain fog, to the point she had to take medical leave from her job. At our first visit, she broke down with tears in her eyes in frustration and fear regarding her health. While we had to personalize her treatment to avoid reactions, ultimately she was free of all her symptoms in only 3-4 months. How? By healing her gut. This is a shining example of the gut-brain connection.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 28, 2018

I have not been impressed with the data supporting gene testing, so I was curious to speak with a specialist in this area to air my concerns. I must admit that Dr. Joe Veltmann piqued my curiosity with his approach. He makes an interesting critique that much of today’s gene testing is more entertainment than it is informational. Fortunately, he does offer a testing option for those who want to pursue gene testing which he feels to be truly informational and able to impact one’s health. https://drruscio.com/?p=25808

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 26, 2018

Dietary fiber can either help or harm your gut. A recent study found that reducing dietary fiber actually improved constipation, which is a somewhat surprising finding. Let’s discuss this study, what it means and how you can determine your ideal dietary fiber intake. https://drruscio.com/?p=25806

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 21, 2018

Sometimes the key to overcoming symptoms is not a new diet or a fancy test. Sometime the solution is addressing a fundamental pillar of health. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee has done a wonderful job in laying out simple and highly accessible steps to ensure you have these pillars in place. https://drruscio.com/eliminate-disease-rangan-chatterjee

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 19, 2018

Today I speak with Travis who experienced improvement in his gas, bloating and loose stools from the Healthy Gut, Healthy You protocol. Travis also made a couple mistakes that are great learning experiences for those who are using the book protocol. https://drruscio.com/solutions-for-gas-and-bloating/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 14, 2018

Bad behavior in children might actually be a good thing. Today I speak with investigative journalist, and author of The Good News About Bad Behavior, Katherine R Lewis. Katherine details where bad behavior comes from and how it can be used as a tool to help raise happier, healthier children. https://drruscio.com/good-news-about-bad-behovior/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 12, 2018

I was recently on an interview series called Foods That Heal: How To Eat To Prevent And Cure Health Conditions So You Can Live A Healthier Longer Life. We all want to be around longer, with the energy and vitality to spend more time with our loved ones , see our kids and grandkids grow, travel the world, retire healthy and enjoy life. Listen as we discuss some tips to help achieve this. https://drruscio.com/foods-that-heal-vicky-rolfe/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 7, 2018

Your gut contains the highest density of immune cells in your entire body, so gut health is very import for those looking to prevent or treat autoimmune conditions. Today we discuss ways to test for imbalances in the gut that may contribute to autoimmunity, including leaky gut and bacterial imbalances. https://drruscio.com/gut-autoimmune-dr-david-brady/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 5, 2018

Acid lowering medications have a known list of side effects. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to both protect against and even reverse the damage they cause. https://drruscio.com/preventing-damage-from-acid-lowering-medications/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Oct 31, 2018

A certain type of SIBO, hydrogen sulfide, may be treated opposite to how we traditionally treat SIBO.  Eating more carbs, less fat and more FODMAPs might be better for this type of SIBO. This is one reason why listening to your body is so important.  Today I speak with Dr. Nirala Jacobi to elaborate. https://drruscio.com/hydrogen-sulfide-sibo-treatment/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Oct 29, 2018

Ryan had been suffering with digestive upset (gas, bloat, loose stools…), fatigue, anxiety and depression. He turned to numerous diet books, with no results. He even saw a functional medicine doctor who could not help him. Fortunately, Ryan is now symptom free and feeling great. How? The protocol from Healthy Gut, Healthy You! https://drruscio.com/protocol-results-where-others-fail/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Oct 24, 2018

Dr. James Adams is an autism researcher and father of an autistic child. He has published a wealth of research on diet, vitamin and gut-bacteria therapies for autism. Today we expand upon what steps you can take to help someone you love with autism. https://drruscio.com/autism-therapy-james-adams/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

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