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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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Now displaying: September, 2020
Sep 30, 2020

Overuse of herbal antimicrobials in a quest to get SIBO breath test results to normalize can cause bad effects for patients. I share a case study illustrating how this practice led the patient to develop C. difficile infection. I also share the results of two studies comparing probiotics to the antibiotic Rifaximin for IBS and SIBO that suggest probiotics are similarly effective. https://drruscio.com/overuse-of-herbal-antimicrobials-probiotics

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

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Sep 28, 2020

Today’s podcast reviews a Future of Functional Medicine Review issue, a case study of a woman who was inappropriately diagnosed as hypothyroid. I also review study comparing probiotics to rifaximin for treatment of constipation and IBS, and a study that erroneously linked probiotics with brain fog. https://drruscio.com/questioning-incorrect-hypothyroid-diagnosis

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

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Sep 23, 2020

Thyroid and SIBO health challenges are often overmanaged in functional medicine practices, which costs patients unnecessary money. In today’s podcast, I share two case studies that show why it’s important to be circumspect when treating thyroid health challenges and gut health challenges. https://drruscio.com/gut-thyroid-and-sibo-case-studies

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

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Sep 21, 2020

In today’s podcast, I answer listener questions about the connection between gut health and hair regrowth, how increased stress from the COVID crisis could affect gut symptoms, whether immunoglobulins can bind mold and mycotoxins, and other questions about die off reactions, the elemental diet, and soil based probiotics. https://drruscio.com/listener-questions-hair-regrowth-reducing-covid-stress-mycotoxins

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

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Sep 16, 2020

In this podcast episode, I summarize the March 2020 issue of the Future of Functional Medicine Review clinician newsletter. This includes a summary of a systematic review on the low FODMAP diet, a case study that showcases the all-too-common wasteful application of functional medicine testing and treatment, and important studies that should guide the clinical approach to hypothyroidism. https://drruscio.com/functional-medicine-testing-waste

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

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Sep 14, 2020

Birth control pills are one of the most commonly used forms of contraception, but they have clearly documented risks. In today’s podcast, Harvard-trained gynecologist Dr. Sara Gottfried shares the risks and side effects of oral contraception, and healthier birth control options. https://drruscio.com/what-is-the-safest-form-of-birth-control

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

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Sep 9, 2020

Which is more environmentally friendly: an omnivorous or vegetarian diet? In today’s podcast, I meet with Robb Wolf, Paleo diet advocate and Greg Schwartz, political ecologist and vegan to discuss. In a discussion that ranged from sustainable food systems and regenerative farming to greenhouse gases, we discovered more common ground than you might imagine. https://drruscio.com/climate-change-debate-carnivorous-vs-vegan-diet

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

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Sep 7, 2020

I’m constantly following the new probiotics research, and updating my articles and resources. In today’s podcast, I review the most recent relevant probiotics studies. I’ve also had some recent health issues that have taught me some new lessons, and have moved my clinic to Austin, TX, so I share my latest personal news. https://drruscio.com/probiotic-research-updates

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

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Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Aseem Desai calls atrial fibrillation the Afib epidemic, as 1 in 4 people over age 40 will develop the disease. In today’s podcast, we discuss Afib causes and risk factors, Afib triggers, and how early intervention and detection can improve outcomes. https://drruscio.com/atrial-fibrillation

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

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

 

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