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May 23, 2018

Today we speak with my good friend and traumatic brain injury survivor, Cavin Ballaster.  After his injury Cavin dedicated his life to improving care in brain rehab and optimization.  He has compiled his brain-optimizing findings into his book entitled ‘How to Feed a Brain’. https://drruscio.com/feed-your-brain-with-cavin-balaster/

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

May 21, 2018

Today I answer a listener question regarding what causes recurring SIBO and tips for if this is you. The good news here is if you understand some key fundamentals you can overcome recurring SIBO and digestive symptoms. https://drruscio.com/recurring-sibo/

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

May 16, 2018

Sun exposure offers health benefits that cannot be obtained from vitamin D supplementation. However, most won’t be able to obtain all the vitamin D they need via sun exposure. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Holick provides us with guidelines on how to strike the optimum balance of sun exposure and vitamin D supplementation. https://drruscio.com/sun-exposure-and-vitamin-d-levels-with-dr-michael-holick/

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

May 14, 2018

A systematic review (high level scientific evidence) recently found those with celiac may be at increased risk for SIBO. This SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) might be the reason why some people don’t feel better after a gluten free diet. Fortunately there are some simple steps you can take to feel better if this is you. https://drruscio.com/celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance-increase-risk-sibo/

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

May 9, 2018

Another edition of health news with updates on: H. Pylori treatment, tanning beds, intermittent fasting, Vitamin D supplementation, iodine & thyroid, coffee & autoimmunity, intestinal yeast, and more. https://drruscio.com/health-news-updates-may-2018/

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

May 7, 2018

Graves’ disease is a condition in which the body produces too much thyroid hormone, essentially the opposite of Hashimoto’s hypothyroid.  However, both Hashimoto’s and Graves’ have an underlying immune component thus making functional medicine a management consideration.  Today we speak with Zenaida who has overcome Graves’ with a combination of functional and conventional medicine care, and is now off all medication.  Her case illustrates that both can be used together quite successfully. https://drruscio.com/graves-disease-using-functional-conventional-medicine/

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

May 2, 2018

Vitamin K2 may help prevent cardiovascular disease by preventing and even decreasing calcium deposition into arteries, thus making arteries less stiff. GABA, which can be increased by the herb passionflower, may work to combat anxiety and aid in sleep. https://drruscio.com/vitamin-k2-heart-health-gaba-anxiety-beverly-meyer/

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

Apr 30, 2018

In the clinic I often see problems in the gut as the true underlying cause of fatigue and/or adrenal fatigue.  Let’s review a recent study that found IBS was associated with fatigue, depression and brain fog. The good news here is if you can improve your gut health you can overcome many cases of fatigue, brain fog and/or depression. https://drruscio.com/the-gut-commonly-overlooked-cause-of-fatigue/

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

Apr 25, 2018

Today I had a fascinating discussion with Drs. Walsh and Nelson regarding lifestyle.  Did you know that being lonely is as harmful as smoking? We also talked about the importance of life purpose, the damage that unnecessary fear of food can inflict and other important aspects of connection, purpose and happiness. View full transcript at https://drruscio.com/loneliness-with-dr-bryan-walsh-and-dr-mike-nelson/

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

Apr 23, 2018

Recently some have suggested that SIBO is not a real condition. In light of this I wanted to provide an updated account of what SIBO is, what it is not, how we can test for it, and what testing pitfalls should be avoided.  https://drruscio.com/sibo-real-condition/

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

Apr 18, 2018

We recently discussed Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with Dr. Lawrence Afrin.  Today we dive into part 2 of this discussion and tackle mostly audience questions in the diagnosis, treatment and troubleshooting of MCAS. https://drruscio.com/mast-cell-activation-part-2-dr-lawrence-afrin/

Please take a moment to help me better understand our audience and take this 30 second survey, https://www.drruscio.com/survey.

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

Apr 16, 2018

There is one key strategy you can use, as a functional medicine patient, to make visits with your clinician more efficient and effective. Let’s discuss. https://drruscio.com/advice-for-functional-medicine-patients/

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

Apr 11, 2018

Soil-based probiotics are probiotics that are often found in soil and that confer a health benefit to humans. Remember, we evolved with constant contact with soil and the bacteria soil contains. However, there is confusion regarding what soil-based probiotics are safe and effective.  Let’s discuss the best soil-based probiotics based upon what the scientific evidence shows. https://drruscio.com/best-soil-based-probiotics/

Please take a moment to help me better understand our audience and take this 30 second survey, https://www.drruscio.com/survey.

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

Apr 9, 2018

What is the best diet for SIBO? There is none, but there are a few key strategies to help you find the best diet for you and the needs of your gut.  Let’s discuss how you can quickly find the best diet for optimal gut and overall health. https://drruscio.com/best-diet-sibo/

Please take a moment to help me better understand our audience and take this 30 second survey, https://www.drruscio.com/survey.

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

Apr 4, 2018

Is it safer to have a child in the hospital or at home?  What about using a midwife? Today I speak with nurse midwife Anne Margolis and we outline what the evidence shows regarding best practices for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.  The good news is that there are a few simple techniques that can reduce risk, ease stress and improve the health of you and your newborn baby.

Full transcript available at https://drruscio.com/give-birth-naturally-with-nurse-anne-margolis/

Please take a moment to help me better understand our audience and take this 30 second survey, https://www.drruscio.com/survey.

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

Apr 2, 2018

Food allergy testing is not all it’s cracked up to be.  In fact, there are some important aspects regarding foods you should avoid that food allergy testing does not assess.  Let’s discuss what these are so that you can find the best diet for you.

Video and full transcript available at https://drruscio.com/food-allergy-testing/

Please take a moment to help me better understand our audience and take this 30 second survey, https://www.drruscio.com/survey.

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

Mar 28, 2018

Today we cover important health news, including updates on:

  • Natural treatment for depression
  • Gluten consumption and heart disease
  • Thyroid levels and body weight
  • “Leaky mouth” and depression
  • The low FODMAP diet and your immune system
  • Vitamin D and autism
  • Probiotics and IBS
  • Vitamin D and heart disease

Full transcript available at https://drruscio.com/health-news-updates-march-2018/

Please take a moment to help me better understand our audience and take this 30 second survey, https://www.drruscio.com/survey.

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

Mar 26, 2018

Let’s go through an evidence based review of what the science says regarding sun exposure and your health.  We will answer questions including:

  • Does sun exposure really increase skin cancer risk?
  • Or, might sun exposure decrease risk of certain cancer, including skin cancer?
  • What are guidelines for healthy sun exposure?
  • When to use or not use sunblock.
  • Can vitamin D supplementation be used in place of sun exposure?

Let’s jump in.

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

Mar 21, 2018

Today I speak with Dr. Kevin Wallace on the topic of peptides which have very promising potential for anti-aging and for immune system health.  We discuss this exciting field and how these simple amino acid sequences can help you feel more vital, energetic and even help dampen an overzealous immune system.

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

Mar 19, 2018

Pregnancy is one factor that can initiate thyroid autoimmunity. Let’s discuss the impact vitamin D can have on thyroid autoimmunity postpartum.

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

Mar 14, 2018

Today I had a fantastic discussion with Dr. Paul Anderson regarding integrative cancer care. Dr. Anderson did a great job providing a reasonable, balanced overview on this topic. We cover topics including cancer screening, diets for cancer, natural medicines for cancer and why integrative cancer care is a marriage of both conventional and natural medicine rather than an either/or scenario.

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

Mar 12, 2018

Gut microbiota is the newest health craze. Problems with the good bacteria in the intestines have been correlated with everything from obesity to cardiovascular disease. However,correlation does not mean causation, and certainly does not mean we have successful treatments. So what about microbiota and weight gain? Can we manipulate the microbiota with probiotics or prebiotics to achieve weight loss? The answers might surprise you.

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

Mar 7, 2018

This was a great discussion with Heidi Turner. Heidi and I first discuss how to efficiently navigate the sea of available diets. We also detail what I think may be the most important diet to consider after one has tried paleo, autoimmune paleo and low FODMAP – the low sulfur diet. The good news is that you can run this experiment in just a few days.

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

Mar 5, 2018

A well performed study has recently provided answers to pressing questions like;

  • What symptoms are associated with gluten sensitivity
  • How long after ingestion does it take for symptoms to occur
  • Can lab testing diagnose gluten sensitivity
  • What is the association to autoimmune conditions
  • What percentage of the population suffers with gluten sensitivity

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

Feb 28, 2018

Helminth therapy essentially refers to using health-promoting worms in a very similar manner to how we use probiotics. Healthy helminths may be an important, and missing, part of our gut microbiota communities. By restoring these to our intestinal tract it may be possible to reduce inflammation, balance the immune system and improve autoimmunity. Today we speak with Dr. Nancy O’Hara who has been using helminths in her clinical practice for years.

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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