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Nov 20, 2017

We have discussed how most cases of sub-clinical hypothyroidism (SCH) do not require treatment with thyroid hormone. However, there is one notable exception – pregnancy. High level scientific evidence suggests that treating SCH can reduce the risk of miscarriage. Let’s discuss.

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Nov 15, 2017

Depending on who you ask, gluten-free could be described as anything from a fad all the way through an absolute essential. Today we speak with nutritionist Jennifer Fugo for a balanced and practical approach to going gluten-free. Jen also provides some helpful tips for eating out.  


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Nov 13, 2017

You may have heard that “coffee cross-reacts as gluten.” Is this actually true? Well, yes and no. This appears to only be true for instant coffee. Let’s discuss.  

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Nov 8, 2017

This was a fantastic discussion with clinician and researcher in Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Dr. Lawrence Afrin.  MCAS is something to consider when you haven’t responded to anything else: diet, lifestyle, gut treatments, thyroid….  And, here is the kicker… it doesn’t require extensive lab testing nor expensive treatments for many cases.

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Nov 6, 2017

We recently discussed a study in which selenium & CoQ10 supplementation reduced cardiovascular death.  Today, let’s discuss a follow up analysis that found that this protective effect was only seen in those with a baseline selenium deficiency and what values to look for on your lab work.

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Nov 1, 2017

Today I had a great conversation with Josh Trent of Wellness Force Radio about how to use technology to improve health.  Technology, like tracking apps and wrist devices, can be intimidating and overwhelming.  We focused on the simple yet powerful devices and how they can be used to guide awareness and inspire change.

Looking for more resources from Dr. Ruscio? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, a free gut health e-book and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Oct 30, 2017

The low FODMAP diet can be very helpful for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  It has been shown to decrease gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may also help constipation.  Some have expressed concern that a low FODMAP diet decreases intestinal bacteria, which is debatable.  However, exciting evidence shows a low FODMAP diet can reduce leaky gut, calm the immune system, and even repair the intestines.  Let’s discuss. 

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Oct 25, 2017

Another episode of health news reviews, including updates on:

  • Low FODMAP diet
  • Exercise and your microbiota
  • Fasting and metabolism
  • Gene-tailored diets
  • Paleo versus Mediterranean diets
  • Fat and leaky gut
  • Worms and intestinal health
  • Parasites and probiotics

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Oct 23, 2017

IBS and SIBO are common and can interfere with quality of life.  Symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, and altered bowel function (constipation or diarrhea).  As we are learning more about IBS and SIBO, we are learning that alterations in the intestines may be a cause.  Excitingly, recent evidence suggests that certain dietary changes may help repair the intestines in those with IBS and SIBO.  Looking for more resources from Dr. Ruscio? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, a free gut health e-book and more. https://drruscio.com/resources/

Oct 18, 2017

Today we discuss adrenal testing, mitochondrial health, testosterone, stress, calories, body comp, and much more with Dr. Ben House. Dr. House knows his stuff, and this conversation was extremely insightful. 

Oct 16, 2017

Exercise has been shown to improve your microbiota, and being sedentary has been shown to have a negative impact on your microbiota.  Let’s discuss a recent study which uncovered this, and let’s also discuss how this pertains to testing and weight loss. 

Oct 11, 2017

We have discussed several examples of how we can make functional medicine more efficient and cost-effective.  Oftentimes we look to science to help us understand what testing and treatment is not needed and which ones we should focus on.  Today I was very impressed with Menno Henselmans as he outlined how we can do the same thing with rehab for musculoskeletal problems. 

Oct 4, 2017

Organic acid testing is very popular in some functional medicine circles. I am open to it, but have had some reservations. Dr. Jeff Moss comes on the podcast today to discuss organic acid testing and provides some very important insights that satisfy my reservations and some key insights regarding how and when to use this test.

Sep 27, 2017

Today I had a fascinating discussion on why a low lectin diet is the evolution of the gluten-free diet with Dr. Steven Gundry. If you see the plausibility in humans not being ideally suited to digest grains, then you will deeply enjoy this conversation.

Sep 20, 2017

Sometimes foods we think are healthy actually harm us. High FODMAP foods are a good example, as they can be harmful for those with IBS and IBD. High oxalate foods can also be a problem and are contained in some seemingly healthy foods. Today we dig into the details regarding oxalates with Sally Norton, who is an authority on this topic.

Sep 13, 2017

What do you get when a functional medicine doctor creates a clean pre and post workout supplement line? Well, first you get a good story as to how shady supplement companies can be in trying to add in non-healthy fillers. Second, you get the line that Dr. Gustin has created. Add a few drinks and the funny guys from Mind Pump (Sal, Andrew, and Justin) to this interview and you’ve got one heck of a show! Enjoy!

Sep 6, 2017

Today Dr. Leonard Weinstock is back to discuss all things constipation.  We go way beyond magnesium, fiber, and vitamin C.  This episode digs into what you can do for constipation if some of the basics fail, from the perspective of a practicing holistic MD gastroenterologist. 

Aug 30, 2017

Today the crew from Mind Pump (Sal, Adam, and Justin) come on the show to discuss dietary and exercise strategies for optimum body composition.  This episode was not only funny but very informative, especially if you are struggling to lose that last few pounds. 

Aug 23, 2017

Health news reviews.  Today let’s discuss updates on;

  • adrenal fatigue – is it a myth?
  • weight loss on a high carb diet
  • when not to use the paleo diet
  • urinary tract infections
  • probiotics in IBD
  • yoga and body comp.
  • and more…
Aug 16, 2017

What should you do when you’ve done everything for your constipation but nothing has worked? First, we have to better understand what type of constipation you have, then select from the advanced therapies for your constipation type. These therapies go beyond fiber, probiotics, magnesium, and herbal laxatives.  Today I speak with clinician and researcher Dr. Satish Rao to help you understand how to overcome your constipation once and for all.

Aug 9, 2017

Today I speak with Dr. Lo about female hormone health. We detail what causes female hormone imbalances, testing to quantify imbalances, and what the available treatment options are.

Aug 2, 2017

Today I speak with vegetarian diet advocate Kristie Middleton. I think many of us criticize, or are not welcoming of, a plant-based diet. However, in my continued attempts to be objective, I wanted to give someone from this dietary camp a chance to make their argument.

Jul 26, 2017

Today we will cover listener questions, which include antioxidants, gene-tailored diets, joint pain and gut health, hydrogen sulfide SIBO, probiotics during a hospital stay, and more…

Jul 19, 2017

What do you do if you fear eating off-plan food or you can’t go a day without supplements? Or, alternatively, if you can’t seem to make any healthy changes stick?  You may need to reexamine your relationship with food and health.  Today we speak with Kevin Geary, who has developed a great program to help you self-assess where this might be coming from and, more importantly, what you can do to overcome it. 

Jul 12, 2017

Another edition of Health News Updates!  Today we discuss:

  • Hypothyroid vs Thyroid HRT
  • Vanity & Health
  • Iodine & Thyroid
  • CoQ10 & Skin
  • FODMAPs & Gut Health
  • Paleo Diet & Heart Disease
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