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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Today we discuss what the most common causes and treatments are for fatigue with Dr Carri Drzyzga. We also take an interesting turn into brain health and brain autoimmunity’s role in fatigue.
Addressing hormonal imbalances is one of the most important actions a women can take towards well-being. I have also found this to be one of the most effective treatments in the functional medicine arsenal. Today we discuss hormones with gynecologist Dr. Anna Cabeca.