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Health nutrition and functional healthcare; practical, evidenced-based and cost-effective information for optimum digestive, thyroid, immune and hormonal health. Dr Michael Ruscio, DC shares the most effective and efficient techniques for using diet, nutrition and functional healthcare to improve digestive, thyroid, immune, hormonal and overall health.
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Feb 1, 2023

Emily said it best: complex symptoms don’t need complex treatments. Within a couple of weeks of working with Dr. Scott, Emily experienced complete relief of her long-standing symptoms, such as headaches, bloating after every meal, mood swings, fatigue, and heavy periods. Dr. Scott’s recommendations were simple: avoid over-supplementation and focus on gut therapies, such as triple therapy probiotics and a low FODMAP diet. Hear what else Emily did to invest in her health (and feel better) long-term.

https://www.drruscio.com/simple-plan-for-balancing-female-hormones 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

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Jan 30, 2023

15–20% of the population suffers from IBS symptoms like bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. While drug therapies such as Rifaximin and Plecanatide may be prescribed to provide symptom relief, is there a place for probiotics? New research shows how probiotics and drugs each play a role in improving IBS. Hear the latest findings and how to use them to make the best decisions for your health.

https://www.drruscio.com/medications-probiotics-for-ibs-treatment 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

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Jan 25, 2023

Does taking a cold shower or dunking into an ice water bath seem crazy? Cold water therapy has proven health benefits for your metabolism, immune system, stress tolerance, and fat metabolism. After listening to Dr. Mike T. Nelson explain what cold exposure is good for and how to use it in this episode, you just might find yourself taking the plunge. https://drruscio.com/cold-exposure-therapy-wim-hof-breathing

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://austinfm.com/

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Jan 23, 2023

Thyroglobulin test results can be tricky to understand, especially ones that are positive. While it may be easy to attribute Grave’s disease or Hashimoto’s based on a positive result, there’s more to explore to truly rule it out and determine your thyroid health status. Listen in to learn how to properly analyze test results, what to do when symptoms don’t improve, and why it’s important to not just treat lab values.

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

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Jan 18, 2023

Heating pads and ibuprofen may provide short-term pain relief for menstrual cramps, but what’s the long-term solution? This is where specific dietary choices, lifestyle modifications, and supplements come into the picture, including chaste tree berry, chamomile, calcium, and more. Find out how these tools can help balance hormones and reduce period pain.

https://drruscio.com/natural-remedies-for-menstrual-cramps/ 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

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Jan 16, 2023

Fatigue is the hot topic on another series of “Listener Questions.” Hear my answers to these questions from podcast listeners and learn how to apply recommendations to improve your own energy levels:

  • If you complete an elimination diet like the AIP and identify some trigger foods, but it doesn't resolve post-meal fatigue, what next steps would you recommend?  
  • Low carb makes me really tired and has negatively impacted my sleep. I'm worried about eating more carbs. What should I do? 
  • What do you think I should focus on to heal and improve fatigue and thyroid lab markers? 
  • My local functional medicine practitioner put me on 20 supplements, and it’s made me feel worse than when I began. What are your thoughts?
  • When I work out (weight lift) 2x/week, I feel good, but if I do more than that, I feel more tired. What should I do?
  • Can too much thyroid hormone cause fatigue? 
  • If you could make only 1 recommendation to someone to improve their energy levels, what would it be? 
  • What’s the best thing you did to improve your own energy? 
  • What is one thing you thought would improve energy and didn’t?

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

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Jan 11, 2023

Healing from hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s or other thyroid issues can be overwhelming. What if you had a thyroid community cheering you on to meet your health goals? Ginny Mahar and Danna Bowman of Thyroid Refresh have created just that, inspired by their own experiences with thyroid conditions. They’ve also put together “the eight Rs,” a series of eight daily rituals designed to make your health practices fun and sustainable. In this episode, we discuss the rituals, common pitfalls, and your best mindset for healing! https://drruscio.com/?p=47963

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

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Jan 9, 2023

It can be tough to stay in the know about gut health research, especially with new findings being released regularly. To make things easier, I break down recent studies and offer insights into what they mean for your own gut health. Tune in to this episode to hear what interventions can support your digestion, cognition, endocrine function, skin and joint health, and more.

https://www.drruscio.com/new-gut-health-research 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

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Jan 4, 2023

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

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Jan 2, 2023

Probiotic research is growing—what’s the latest now? Listen in to learn about studies that analyze how the following conditions respond to probiotic supplementation: 

  • H. Pylori
  • Eczema 
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Prostate infections
  • Diabetes 
  • Arthritis 
  • Respiratory infections 
  • Allergic rhinitis 
  • Prediabetes/diabetes 
  • IBS-Diarrhea 
  • Ulcerative colitis

https://www.drruscio.com/probiotic-updates-gut-skin-disorders

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

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Dec 28, 2022

A recent study showing that serotonin and depression are not linked has seemingly set the world ablaze, and it is quickly changing the conversation around mental health. However, there's more to the story. Let’s look at exactly what serotonin is and how it works, the validity of this new serotonin research, and what this means for treating depression moving forward. (Hint: the study did NOT show that any therapies or treatments modulating serotonin, like Saint John's Wart or SSRIs, are therefore ineffective)

https://drruscio.com/serotonin-and-depression 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

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Dec 26, 2022

An unhealthy relationship with food can manifest as being overly fearful about eating certain foods.  This can be problematic for people who have been researching healthy diets because there are different healthy diets, all calling to remove different foods.  It’s important to understand how to eat healthy while also maintaining a healthy relationship with food. Let’s expand upon how to cultivate this healthy relationship. https://drruscio.com/?p=27368

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

Dec 21, 2022

It can be challenging to navigate food intolerances, allergies, or sensitivities. But the process can be made easier by skipping the food allergy test kits and following an elimination diet. An elimination diet allows you to know if a food is truly harmful or if it can be reintroduced later when inflammation has calmed down. Listen in to learn how temporarily removing the most common inflammatory foods from your diet can help you identify food triggers and know what you can safely eat.

https://www.drruscio.com/gold-standard-food-allergies 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

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Dec 19, 2022

Fasting has health benefits for metabolic health, blood sugar, sleep, longevity, and your immune system, but it’s not always easy to know where to start. In this podcast, Mike Mutzel shares tips on how to create a personalized intermittent fasting plan, an optimal intermittent fasting schedule, and how exercise and fasting work together. https://drruscio.com/fasting-finding-the-right-protocol-for-you

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 14, 2022

If you haven’t heard about muscle-centric medicine, you might be surprised to hear that skeletal muscles may be the key to longevity. Here to elaborate more on this is Dr. Gabrielle Lyon–a functional medicine physician specializing in this innovative approach. In her practice, she emphasizes building muscle to improve metabolic health, combat diseases, and long-term wellness. Listen in to learn the science behind muscle-centric medicine and how you can benefit from consuming adequate protein and performing resistance training exercises.

https://drruscio.com/protein-intake-is-crucial-for-your-health 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Dec 12, 2022

Another podcast episode dedicated to gut health updates is here, providing a unique opportunity to hear about new findings and if they can help you better your health. While the featured studies shine the spotlight on how gut health conditions like SIBO, IBS, IBD, and travelers’ diarrhea respond to various treatments, they also show what we’ve known for a while: your gut bacteria speaks volumes about your mood, fatigue, and other non-digestive symptoms. Tune in to hear if Rifaximin, sodium butyrate, 5-HTP, vitamin D, the low FODMAP diet, and fecal microbiota transplantation at reducing symptoms for a wide range of health conditions.

https://www.drruscio.com/exciting-gut-health-updates-buytrate-rifxamin

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 7, 2022

Protein helps repair and build your body’s tissues, keep your immune system strong, and transport and store nutrients. Since it’s critical to your health, it’s important to know how to optimize your protein intake. Are animal-based foods superior to plant-based foods? Can you obtain all the nutrients you need from only plant-based foods? Nutrition scientist Dr. Stephan van Vliet shares the latest research findings that provide answers to these questions.

https://www.drruscio.com/optimizing-protein-intake-plant-based-meats 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Dec 5, 2022

Fatigue, brain fog, and GI disturbances are symptoms that some of our practitioners have both clinically treated and personally experienced. If you’re wondering how to get better and achieve optimal health, hear it first from me, Dr. Joe Mather, and Dr. Scott Spiridigliozzi that strength training, saunas, cardio, cold exposure therapy, and "supplement holidays" may do more wonders than you can imagine. Learn how to push past limiting beliefs and implement healthy lifestyle behaviors while listening to your body and treating your symptoms.

https://www.drruscio.com/overcoming-obstacles-fitness-health-journey 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 30, 2022

Everyone has dry skin every once in a while, but if it’s constantly dry, itchy, red, and sore, eczema may be the culprit. Dr. Stephanie Davis is no stranger to eczema — she battled it herself and now empowers children to do the same. Listen in as she discusses how the everyday air we breathe and the food we consume impacts eczema and what natural solutions provide relief.

https://www.drruscio.com/overlooked-causes-of-eczema 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 28, 2022

Patients of Dr. Jenny Tufenkian–Naturopathic Physician and Functional Medicine Educator–often seek her expertise to solve and overcome complex chronic illnesses. By listening to their symptoms and interpreting lab markers, Dr. Tufenkian can determine if a current or reactivated virus like Epstein-Barr or herpes simplex is what’s causing chronic pain, fatigue, and frequent infections. Listen in to learn how to connect the dots between symptoms and viruses, and how to use natural remedies for relief.

https://www.drruscio.com/chronic-fatigue-and-viruses

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 23, 2022

For optimal healing, a patient needs their symptoms, not their lab test results, to be treated. In this episode, I offer dietary and lifestyle solutions for people looking to improve their gut microbiome and overcome digestive and non-digestive symptoms caused by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and gut dysbiosis. 

Listen in to hear the answers to these specific questions: 

  • What test do you recommend for gut dysbiosis, even if you've already been tested for SIBO and it was negative?
  • I have SIBO-related symptoms. Can I do treatments without getting tested for SIBO? 
  • What are your thoughts on using the Food Marble for monitoring the efficacy of SIBO treatment and food intolerances? 
  • I have had chronic SIBO for 10 years which was not diagnosed until approximately 4 years ago. I feel like I have to stay on antimicrobials indefinitely. I react to most foods when I add them in, therefore my diet is extremely limited. Why am I so reactive to food? 
  • I understand that Dr. Ruscio likes to try the triple probiotic therapy first with SIBO before trying antibiotics or antimicrobials. However, from what I learned you want to avoid lactobacillus species since they are hydrogen-producing and like to live in the small intestine. For that reason, should I just try S. boulardii, bifidobacterium, and soil based? 
  • How long should I take herbal antimicrobials when treating SIBO?
  • I have tested positive for SIBO, methane predominant, and I tried Rifaximin and neomycin. These improved my SIBO breath test but had major gas and belching, brain fog, and fatigue after treatment. I then tried antimicrobial herbs, and SIBO test results were much worse. However, since I’ve stopped herbals, my brain fog and fatigue are much better, but I’m having indigestion/belching with really smelly stools. What is going on? 
  • I’m currently experiencing symptoms of dysbiosis and leaky gut, and I’m not entirely sure if herbal antimicrobials would help my dysbiosis or make it worse. Do antimicrobial herbs kill good bacteria as well? My goal is to rebalance my microbiome in favor of the beneficial bacteria.

https://www.drruscio.com/listener-questions-healing-sibo-dysbiosis-food-reactions

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 21, 2022

From the start, Oura—a Finnish health technology company—has capitalized on the latest technological advances, designing the Oura Ring that helps people measure, understand, and improve their sleep habits. 

Now, Shyamal Patel—Head of Science at Oura—speaks about how this wearable technology now has the ability to predict periods, track fitness performance, detect sleep breathing disturbances, and measure heart rate throughout the day and during workouts.

https://www.drruscio.com/new-oura-ring-features-to-track-sleep-quality-hormones-and-more

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 16, 2022

Developed by Harvard psychiatrist and researcher, Dr. Chris Palmer, the brain energy theory of mental illness highlights the connection between mental health and metabolism. Its basis is that mental disorders are actually metabolic disorders of the brain. This new understanding opens the door to new, safer treatments for depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. Hear how Dr. Palmer has put his theory into action for his psychiatric patients and what dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to improve your mood, energy, and quality of life.

https://www.drruscio.com/brain-energy-a-model-for-improving-mental-health 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Nov 14, 2022

We all want to maintain the sharpest brain possible, especially as we age. And now, new research is showing that probiotics may be able to play a role in doing so. A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's disease looked at the relationship between probiotics, cognitive function, and brain atrophy. While I dive deep into the study’s outcomes, I also speak on why multi-strain probiotics are preferred and how else probiotics benefit gut, brain, immune, and liver health. Listen in to learn more about the power of probiotics.

https://www.drruscio.com/probiotics-prevent-brain-atrophy-and-improve-cognition 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Nov 9, 2022

When Reid–a father to two children and sports enthusiast–continued to get injuries and feel fatigued, he decided to make dietary and lifestyle changes to improve his own health and inspire his kids to adopt similar habits. By transitioning to eating a whole-foods anti-inflammatory diet alone, his energy, chronic pain, and mood improved. His 1 and 3-year-old eventually caught onto the craze of these healthier foods, which caused noticeable positive changes in their temper, sleep, and energy. In the episode, he speaks about what foods he and his kids now eat and how (to his own surprise) ice baths played a major role in his healing.

https://www.drruscio.com/the-power-of-diet-resolving-chronic-pain-and-helping-kids-thrive

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook

If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

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