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Oct 20, 2015

In this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio, the doc and Susan answer a listener question about the timing and feasibility of gluten introduction in babies and children.

Oct 13, 2015

In this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio, the doc takes a deep dive into the topic of diabetes with Dr. Mona Morstein. Dr. Morstein has been a naturopathic doctor for 24 years and is considered an expert on obesity, pre-diabetes/insulin resistance, and all types of diabetes.

Oct 6, 2015

In this episode, Dr. Ruscio introduces a condition called stomach autoimmunity and it’s effect on overall health and, in particular, thyroid autoimmunity. He also discusses a new treatment involving vitamin B12 shots that might  be useful in the treatment of stomach autoimmunity.

Sep 29, 2015

Dr. Ruscio interviews Melissa Hartwig, co-creator of The Whole 30, in this episode of the podcast. Melissa specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits.

Sep 23, 2015

In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Ruscio interviews Dr. Allison Siebecker on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Dr. Siebecker is the Medical Director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NCNM Clinic in Portland, OR, where she specializes in the treatment of SIBO.

Sep 9, 2015

The Doc interviews Mike T. Nelson in this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio. They dig deep into the subject of Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Dr. Mike T. Nelson has spent 18 years of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier.

Sep 1, 2015

Dr. Ruscio finishes tackling a listener question in the second part of this two part series on thyroid and weight loss. In this episode, he delves into how carbohydrate levels can affect thyroid function and weight loss.

Aug 25, 2015

Dr. Ruscio tackles a listener question in this first part of a two part series on thyroid and weight loss. He explains why lab values and ranges might not be the best way to evaluate thyroid function and how thyroid hormone can affect weight loss.

Aug 18, 2015

Dr. Ruscio interviews Dan Pardi, CEO of Dan’s Plan, in this episode of the podcast. Dan is an entrepreneur and researcher with the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at Stanford, and the Departments of Neurology and Endocrinology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Dan and Dr. Ruscio discuss circadian rhythms and how sleep affects the immune system, the gut and may contribute to autoimmunity.

Aug 11, 2015

In this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio, the doc interviews Dr. Dan Kalish, DC, pioneer of The Kalish Method, which solves patient challenges through a proven lab based mentorship program addressing the three key areas of Hormones, GI and Detoxification. Many people suffer from depression, anxiety, fatigue, focus problems and other brain related issues because they have an inflamed brain. Inflammatory mediators can be triggered from a variety of sources including the food we eat, environmental toxins, and GI tract problems. They discuss what you can do to reverse low neurotransmitter levels using natural and safe non-drug treatments.

Aug 4, 2015

Dr. Ruscio interviews Moises Manoff, author of Epidemic of Absence, in this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio. Moises has written extensively, mostly on science and environment, for The Christian Science Monitor. They discuss a new way to look at autoimmune disease by combining information from our past with 21st century scientific research.

Jul 28, 2015

In this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio, the doc takes you through his process to find your ideal diet. There are so many diets to choose from and we’re bombarded day in and day out on the Internet and TV on what is good and what is bad. Dr. Ruscio simplifies it so you can find that ideal diet that’s waiting for you.

Jul 21, 2015

This week Dr. Ruscio interviews Stephen Olmstead, MD, Chief Science Officer for ProThera® Inc., who directs the company’s technical services and clinical trials. Dr. Olmstead earned his residency at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. They discuss such topics as the gut/brain connection and mental health and the microbiota.

Jul 15, 2015

In this week’s episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio, the doc interviews Dr. Peter Ungar. 

Peter S. Ungar is an American paleoanthropologist and evolutionary biologist. He is Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas. Before arriving at Arkansas, he taught at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Duke University Medical Center. Ungar is known primarily for his work on the role of diet in human evolution.

Jul 7, 2015

In his continuing series on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, Dr. Ruscio covers the importance of the ileocecal valve and the interstitial cells of Cajal, as well as answers a listener question on Bile Acid Malabsorption in this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio.

Jun 30, 2015

Dr. Ruscio recently attended the SIBO Symposium at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. In this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio, he brings you all the major takeaways from this information packed symposium.

Jun 23, 2015

Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN, founder of Moss Nutrition, joins Dr. Ruscio for this episode to tackle the topics of muscle mass, protein intake and aging.

Jun 9, 2015

As usual, Dr. Ruscio stays on the cutting edge of functional medicine by digging into a new laboratory test just released for SIBO/IBS. He breaks down, in easy to understand terms, the main utility for this test and the type of patient that should get this test done.

Jun 2, 2015

In this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio, the doc interviews Professional comedian turned natural health practitioner, T.C. Hale (aka Tony), producer of the upcoming documentary “Why Am I So Fat?” and author of the Kick it in the Nuts series of guides to natural health. They discuss how Tony went from being a stand up comedian to producing documentaries and writing books on natural wellness.

May 26, 2015

Steve Wright from SCD Lifestyle joins Dr. Ruscio and Susan McCauley for this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio to discuss cost effective lab testing. Is more lab testing better or should we be looking at how to get the most bang from our patient’s limited budgets? 

May 19, 2015

Dr. Ruscio answers a listener question in this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio! Are expensive liver detox programs really necessary for overall health or thyroid problems in particular? The doc tells us what the research says, as well as, his past and current approaches to detoxification. He touches on topics such as: the gut-liver connection, iron overload and functional medicine pricing models.

May 12, 2015

In this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio, the doc brings us information on hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease. We tend to focus on the hypothyroid conditions by hyperthyroidism can be deadly. He discusses symptoms of hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease, medications and supplementation to manage the symptoms and treating the underlying causes of Graves’ Disease and hyperthyroidism.

May 5, 2015

Dr. Ruscio interviews UCLA professor Dr. Aaron Blaisdell, Ph. D. They discuss controversies in gut evolution in attempts to determine your ideal carbohydrate consumption. Dr. Blaisdell provides a very interesting account of evolution of the gut. Dr. Ruscio proposes a theory that connects gut types with risk of SIBO after eating Neolithic foods.

Apr 28, 2015

The one and only Robb Wolf stops by to talk with Dr. Ruscio. Robb shares valuable information about work he is pioneering at Specialty Health in the areas of cardiac and metabolic health. Dr. Ruscio and Robb also discuss politics and medicine and ways we can improve the state of our current medical system. And of course there is some discussion of the gut and some great banter!

Apr 21, 2015

Dr. Ruscio continues his informative series on Thyroid and Iodine with this episode covering thyroid goiters and nodules. He digs into the research on the probable causes, as well as the testing and treatment for each of these conditions. 

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