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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. 

Apr 15, 2015

In this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio, the doc asks the question: "Should you be gluten-free?" There has been a lot of talk lately that gluten-free is the fad and gluten-sensitivity doesn't exist. As usual, the doc has you covered with the science! Dr. Ruscio starts by defining what Non-Celiac Gluetn Sensitivity actually is. Then he selves into what the research says about gluten sensitivity, strategies if you are sluten sensitive, lab tests available for NCGS, and what to do after being exposed to gluten.

Apr 7, 2015

An introduction to Dr. Ruscio Radio.

Apr 7, 2015

How much vitamin D should you take? Does having higher vitamin D levels lead to better health? In this episode, Dr. Ruscio investigates and explains the science behind vitamin D recommendations. He also answers the questions why taking more vitamin D might not be better and why we should all get out into the sun more often.

Apr 7, 2015

In this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio, we bring you Part 2 in a series on Thyroid and Iodine. Dr. Ruscio tackles fluoridated water, treating hypothroidism with iodine, the importance of selenium, his preferred form of iodine, iodine in a healthy diet, what iodine levels look like in the US, and why you might want to try a low iodine diet.

Apr 7, 2015

In Part 1 in this series on Thyroid and Iodine, Dr. Ruscio delves into the immense body of research available today on the topic. He goes into depth on what the research tells us on thyroid, hyposthyroidism and thyroid autoimmunity, why halogens might not be that important, and the importance of the Sodium/Iodide Symporter and the recommended lab tests for thyroid health and iodine sufficiency.

Apr 7, 2015

In this episode of Dr. Ruscio Rado, Dr. Ruscio discusses dietary interventions, prokeinetics, methane's relationship to obesity, and answers questions in Part 2 of this series on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

Apr 7, 2015

In this edition of Dr. Ruscio Radio, Dr. Ruscio discusses the symptoms, causes, testing, and treatment in Part 1 of this series on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

Apr 6, 2015

In this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio, Dr. Ruscio delves into the gut microbiota andhow it can affect weight loss and obesity. He looks at current research to see if we can determine risk factors for obesity, and if popular interventions actually work - ir ifthey are just hypotheses that didn't pain out in actual human research.

Jan 1, 1970

Adrenal testing is one of the most recommended tests in functional medicine, but unfortunately, most of the tests recommended are antiquated.  Furthermore, most test results are not used correctly.  Today Dr. Nick Hedberg joins us to discuss which adrenal tests make sense and, more importantly, how to use them.

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