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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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Jun 13, 2018

I recently went back on the Mind Pump podcast and we had an informative and entertaining discussion regarding all things gut health. https://drruscio.com/gut-health-with-the-mind-pump-crew/

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

Jun 11, 2018

Here is a great question from our audience.  To paraphrase, “My new functional medicine doctor has recommended 7 tests, costing over $5,000.  Which of these tests do I really need to do?” Let’s discuss the specific tests recommended and identify which to run and which to avoid. https://drruscio.com/functional-medicine-tests/

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

Jun 6, 2018

Hypothyroidism and thyroid autoimmunity are shrouded in fear and confusion, but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are simple, evidence-based and practical strategies that can help you determine if you actually have hypothyroid or thyroid autoimmunity. It’s important to know if you have either of these, so you can act. It’s equally as important to know if you do not, so you can prevent unnecessary fear, testing and treatment. https://drruscio.com/4-practical-keys-identify-hypothyroidism-thyroid-autoimmunity/

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

Jun 4, 2018

Let’s discuss what can cause gut pain from fatty foods and steps you can take to treat the cause. https://drruscio.com/fatty-foods-causing-gut-pain-remedies/

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 30, 2018

Let’s cover some listener questions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Trustworthy Supplement Brands
  • HCl Causing SIBO
  • Thyroid Antibodies
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • and Phage Therapy

https://drruscio.com/listener-questions-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 28, 2018

A systematic review of high quality data, has recently found that dieting increases the risk of eating disorders in children.  How do we help ill children improve their health through diet without causing psychological damage? Let’s discuss. https://drruscio.com/dieting-can-lead-to-eating-disorders/

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 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

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