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Jul 5, 2017

Today Ben Greenfield is back to discuss methods for preventing overtraining and adrenal fatigue. He shares some valuable tips and insights on how to both monitor for overtraining and techniques to maximize performance. 

Jun 28, 2017

Let’s jump into another edition of Health News Reviews! Today we will discuss gluten and brain fog, stomach autoimmunity, ketogenic diets and performance, probiotics and depression, probiotics and diabetes, sun exposure and gluten intolerance, and more…

Jun 21, 2017

SIBO breath testing can be an incredibly valuable tool for those suffering with gas, bloating, abdominal pain, loose stools, and/or constipation.  However, there is debate on what the best test is and how to interpret the test results.  Today Dr. Allison Siebecker and I discuss the new North American Consensus statement regarding SIBO breath testing. We also discuss an upcoming SIBO summit Dr. Siebecker is organizing.

Jun 14, 2017

Today let’s dig into the mail bag with listener questions. Here is what we’ll cover: The massive difference between saying “the evidence shows” versus “there is evidence showing”; Are vegetarian diets really best for rheumatoid arthritis?; Addressing criticism of my ‘cost effective functional medicine’ approach; Can your stool test results help you determine the probiotic for your gut?; Thoughts on the best stool testing; What to do for bad breath; What to do if your vitamin D levels are always low; Testing for nutrient deficiencies.

Jun 7, 2017

I recently went down to San Jose and did an interview with the guys from Mind Pump Media.  We had a very candid conversation about the health and the exercise industry.  We then jumped around different topics regarding the gut and thyroid.  They are a fun group and this should be a very enjoyable read or listen!

May 31, 2017

Another episode of listener questions! Today we will discuss a smart phone app to fine tune your diet, iodine & goitrogens, SIBO & H. Pylori, T3 levels, gluten avoidance, and more.  I will also provide some updates on the book and answer questions from a recent lecture I gave for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. 

May 24, 2017

The health of your gut has a massive impact on the health of your brain.  Today we speak with doctor and author David Pelmutter to elaborate on this connection and expand upon strategies for optimizing your brain health. 

May 17, 2017

Today I spoke with Dr. Susan Blum on her 4-component plan for healing autoimmunity. We emphasize the importance of gut health, of course, but also get into an interesting debate regarding what type of diet is best for autoimmunity. We also cover the importance of stress and toxins.

May 10, 2017

Here we go with Health News Updates - Episode 2. Today we will discuss: the thyroid-SIBO connection, probiotics and H. Pylori, vitamin D and fatigue, iodine and thyroid autoimmunity, CoQ10 and fatigue, viruses and hypothyroid, and more…

May 3, 2017

Today I spoke with Dr. Jill Carnahan and we had a great conversation about mold, mycotoxins, and CIRS (chronic immune response syndrome). Oftentimes this topic is made out to be overly complicated, but today’s conversation pierced through to the practical core on this issue. This is an important topic to be aware of for those who have not responded to other therapies.

Apr 26, 2017

What do you do if nothing has worked to fix your gut?  One option is to get a new gut microbiota.  A fecal transplant is a technique wherein you can replace your gut bacteria with the gut bacteria of a healthy donor. Today we speak with a pioneer in fecal transplant therapy, Glenn Taylor of the Taymount clinic. 

Apr 19, 2017

Today we speak with co-founder of Paleo f(x), Keith Norris. I like to call Paleo (f)x the spring break of health conferences, where you binge on an assortment of health and wellness information.  In today’s podcast we discuss important aspects of the paleo movement.  We also delve into some interesting tangents, like women and carbs, and exciting new technologies that can help improve your health.

Apr 12, 2017

Today I would like to try something a little different. This podcast will contain a brief summary of the most important research that has been published over the last few weeks. We will cover some important updates regarding SIBO, vitamin D, thyroid autoimmunity, probiotics, gluten-free diets, ulcerative colitis, autoimmunity, heart disease, and leaky gut.

Apr 5, 2017

My good friend and best-selling author, Robb Wolf, is back on the podcast to discuss his new book entitled Wired to Eat. Robb lays out a great holistic plan to find a personalized diet that is right for you.  We also tackle some interesting aspects of a healthy relationship with food, “cheating,” and finding one’s ideal carb intake.

Mar 29, 2017

I was supposed to discuss carbs, IBS, metabolism, and thyroid on Ben Greenfield’s podcast, but Ben and I had to reschedule our recording, so I thought we could cover this today. Let’s discuss some important aspects of how carbs affect IBS, metabolism, and thyroid and provide guidelines to make sure you are using carbs to your advantage and not your detriment.

Mar 22, 2017

We often think of nutrition as things like protein, carbs, and fats. However, movement is an important nutrient also. We need the right balance of movement nutrients (cardio, strength training, and stretching) to maintain optimum health.  Additionally, we are now learning that movement is required on a cellular level for healthy cell function. Today we speak with movement specialist, Katy Bowman, to elaborate.

Mar 15, 2017

I'm turning over a new leaf in 2017 to answer our listener questions monthly. Today I’ll answer some January questions, and here is what we will cover. Is paleo healthy? Fasting, good or bad? What to do when gluten free doesn’t work. Constipation being caused by prokinetics.

Mar 8, 2017

Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that functional medicine is infallible; unfortunately, this is not the case.  Today we will discuss how a fairly popular functional medicine lab was found to falsify lab ranges, a change which led to increased treatment recommendations, which were serviced by their sister company’s supplements.  This story provides a good example for both clinicians and patients as to why a more conservative outlook on functional medicine is important.

Mar 1, 2017

You’ve likely heard something about methylation as it’s an area of functional medicine that is ‘hot’ right now.  I’ve been very cautious regarding ‘methylation testing and treatment’ recommendations for a number of reasons.  In today’s episode we speak with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald and I share some of my concerns.  Dr. Kara provides an excellent overview of how we can optimize methylation and do so reasonably and safely.  Things you should know: testing is way overhyped, and over supplementation can actually harm you.

Feb 22, 2017

Today we speak with Dr. Steven Lin regarding the oral microbiota and the mouth-gut axis.  We cover some very important topics, especially for those with fatigue, cavities, or who have any type of oral/dental disease like mouth lesions or bleeding gums.  Dr. Lin also shares some simple techniques that can improve the health of one’s oral airway, and therefore improve sleep.

Feb 15, 2017

Autoimmunity is a process wherein your immune system attacks healthy tissue and can cause conditions like hypothyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. Today we speak with Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt to cover simple steps toward healing your autoimmune condition. We also make an important clarification that autoimmune conditions can often be described with undue fear and help you understand what a healthy perspective on autoimmune conditions is.

Feb 8, 2017

Bone broth has many medicinal properties and is something I frequently recommend to my patients. Today we speak with Dr. Kellyann Petrucci on how to best use this powerful healing tool.

Feb 1, 2017

I am very excited to announce that Future of Functional Medicine Review is here! If you are looking to become a better functional medicine provider or learn more about a better model of functional medicine, this is what you have been waiting for. This is our new practitioner training tool and in today’s podcast we will discuss this tool, which involves case studies, research summaries, the practitioner question of the month, and a practice tip. We will discuss cost effective functional medicine, breakthroughs for thyroid autoimmunity, and much more. Please let me know what you think.

For direct access to the Future of Functional Medicine Review click here www.DrRuscio.com/Review

Jan 25, 2017

I recently had Robert, who just completed his 4th year of medical school, shadowing in my office. Robert has also been fervently studying functional medicine and seemed to be quite taken with how we are doing things differently in my office than much of what his functional medicine education has taught. I thought it would be insightful to have him on the podcast to share what he had learned after a day in the office.

Jan 18, 2017

Today we speak with researcher and gastroenterologist Dr. Leonard Weinstock. We cover how SIBO can be the underlying cause of non-digestive issues like skin conditions, pain and others. We also cover his research and recommendations regarding low dose naltrexone for autoimmune conditions

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