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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 27, 2017

In another edition of health new updates, we will discuss:

  • Red meat & ill health
  • Probiotics for weight loss
  • Thyroid autoimmunity and quality of life
  • Low carb and leaky gut
  • Elimination diets and dysbiosis in autism
  • And more…

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Looking for more resources from Dr. Ruscio? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, a free gut health e-book, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 25, 2017

A recent study has shown that probiotics can help reduce gas and improve constipation by decreasing levels of certain bacteria in the gut.  These bacteria include the organism responsible for methane SIBO (technically not a bacteria, it’s an archaea).  Was this a ‘special’ probiotic?  Not really.  Let’s discuss the details.

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Dec 20, 2017

Today I speak with one of the founding fathers of probiotic research, Professor Gregor Reid.  We talk about the current state of probiotic research, what probiotics have been shown most helpful for vaginal infection, how probiotics can help with environmental toxins, and more…

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Dec 18, 2017

A very exciting study was just published showing supplementation with vitamin K2 caused a 12% increase in cardiac output.  How does vitamin K2 improve cardiac output?  Well, vitamin K2 is needed for energy production via what’s known as the electron transport chain.  Let’s discuss what these results mean and if you should consider using vitamin K2.

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Dec 13, 2017

Today I speak with my good friend Chris Kresser.  We discuss his new book, Unconventional Medicine, which lays out a plan to reinvent healthcare and thus allow us to solve our healthcare crisis.  This was a great discussion and I am sure you will enjoy it!

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Dec 11, 2017

Depending on what you read, and where you read it, you can get very different opinions on SIBO.  Some paint SIBO as a condition one can never recover from, while others call it a fad.  Let’s discuss a reasonable and evidence-based take on SIBO recovery.

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Dec 6, 2017

Worm therapy might be the missing link for gut health. This is because most of our hunter-gatherer ancestors were colonized by worms, and these worms appear to have an anti-inflammatory effect. Modern day, we are missing these worms and their anti-inflammatory benefits. Today I speak with Duke researcher Dr. William Parker.  We discuss how worm therapy might be able to help IBS, IBD, depression, anxiety, allergy, and even autism. 

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Dec 4, 2017

We’ve discussed two studies that have shown that vitamin D supplementation can lower thyroid antibodies, but a recent study found that vitamin D did not lower antibodies.  What does this mean and how to we interpret these finding?  Let’s discuss.

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Nov 29, 2017

Hygge is a key ingredient missing in many people’s lives.  It may account for why Denmark consistently ranks in the top 3 for happiness worldwide.  Today I speak with happiness researcher Meik Wiking.  We discuss what Hygge is and how you can cultivate more Hygge in your life. 

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Nov 27, 2017

Disorders in immune function are a modern day epidemic which manifest as a litany of immune and autoimmune conditions like hypothyroidism, celiac disease, IBD, RA, IBS, and depression. The gut is possibly the most impactful organ influencing the immune system. By understanding how to optimize gut health and gut immune function, we can unlock a powerful method for improving this array of immune and autoimmune conditions. However, what was healthy for our ancestor’s immune systems may not be healthy for a Western immune system. This talk will outline where we should replicate the ancestral environment for optimum immune health, but also where we should make important modifications to better suit the modern-day immune system.

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Nov 22, 2017

Another listener Questions podcast!  Today we will discuss

  • What the Health
  • Low FODMAP Diets
  • Gene Tailored Diets
  • MegaSpore Probiotic
  • Probios & Constipation
  • Alternative prescription antibiotics and antifungals
  • And more…

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Nov 20, 2017

We have discussed how most cases of sub-clinical hypothyroidism (SCH) do not require treatment with thyroid hormone. However, there is one notable exception – pregnancy. High level scientific evidence suggests that treating SCH can reduce the risk of miscarriage. Let’s discuss.

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Nov 15, 2017

Depending on who you ask, gluten-free could be described as anything from a fad all the way through an absolute essential. Today we speak with nutritionist Jennifer Fugo for a balanced and practical approach to going gluten-free. Jen also provides some helpful tips for eating out.  


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Nov 13, 2017

You may have heard that “coffee cross-reacts as gluten.” Is this actually true? Well, yes and no. This appears to only be true for instant coffee. Let’s discuss.  

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Nov 8, 2017

This was a fantastic discussion with clinician and researcher in Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Dr. Lawrence Afrin.  MCAS is something to consider when you haven’t responded to anything else: diet, lifestyle, gut treatments, thyroid….  And, here is the kicker… it doesn’t require extensive lab testing nor expensive treatments for many cases.

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Nov 6, 2017

We recently discussed a study in which selenium & CoQ10 supplementation reduced cardiovascular death.  Today, let’s discuss a follow up analysis that found that this protective effect was only seen in those with a baseline selenium deficiency and what values to look for on your lab work.

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Nov 1, 2017

Today I had a great conversation with Josh Trent of Wellness Force Radio about how to use technology to improve health.  Technology, like tracking apps and wrist devices, can be intimidating and overwhelming.  We focused on the simple yet powerful devices and how they can be used to guide awareness and inspire change.

Looking for more resources from Dr. Ruscio? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, a free gut health e-book and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Oct 30, 2017

The low FODMAP diet can be very helpful for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  It has been shown to decrease gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may also help constipation.  Some have expressed concern that a low FODMAP diet decreases intestinal bacteria, which is debatable.  However, exciting evidence shows a low FODMAP diet can reduce leaky gut, calm the immune system, and even repair the intestines.  Let’s discuss. 

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Oct 25, 2017

Another episode of health news reviews, including updates on:

  • Low FODMAP diet
  • Exercise and your microbiota
  • Fasting and metabolism
  • Gene-tailored diets
  • Paleo versus Mediterranean diets
  • Fat and leaky gut
  • Worms and intestinal health
  • Parasites and probiotics

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Oct 23, 2017

IBS and SIBO are common and can interfere with quality of life.  Symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, and altered bowel function (constipation or diarrhea).  As we are learning more about IBS and SIBO, we are learning that alterations in the intestines may be a cause.  Excitingly, recent evidence suggests that certain dietary changes may help repair the intestines in those with IBS and SIBO.  Looking for more resources from Dr. Ruscio? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, a free gut health e-book and more. https://drruscio.com/resources/

Oct 18, 2017

Today we discuss adrenal testing, mitochondrial health, testosterone, stress, calories, body comp, and much more with Dr. Ben House. Dr. House knows his stuff, and this conversation was extremely insightful. 

Oct 16, 2017

Exercise has been shown to improve your microbiota, and being sedentary has been shown to have a negative impact on your microbiota.  Let’s discuss a recent study which uncovered this, and let’s also discuss how this pertains to testing and weight loss. 

Oct 11, 2017

We have discussed several examples of how we can make functional medicine more efficient and cost-effective.  Oftentimes we look to science to help us understand what testing and treatment is not needed and which ones we should focus on.  Today I was very impressed with Menno Henselmans as he outlined how we can do the same thing with rehab for musculoskeletal problems. 

Oct 4, 2017

Organic acid testing is very popular in some functional medicine circles. I am open to it, but have had some reservations. Dr. Jeff Moss comes on the podcast today to discuss organic acid testing and provides some very important insights that satisfy my reservations and some key insights regarding how and when to use this test.

Sep 27, 2017

Today I had a fascinating discussion on why a low lectin diet is the evolution of the gluten-free diet with Dr. Steven Gundry. If you see the plausibility in humans not being ideally suited to digest grains, then you will deeply enjoy this conversation.

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