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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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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/

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Aug 31, 2020

Meditation is proven to help improve physical and mental health. In today’s podcast, Josephine Atluri helps you understand how to use deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness of the present moment to feel well, whether you’re new to meditation, or already experienced. https://drruscio.com/meditation-advanced-techniques

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

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Aug 26, 2020

Fertility is only important when you need it. In this podcast, renowned fertility expert Dr. Shahin Ghadir discusses infertility causes and reasons, infertility rates, and how to preserve female and male fertility. https://drruscio.com/fertility-dos-and-donts

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

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Aug 24, 2020

After time spent in Asia led to chronic stomach pain and brain fog, Mark used the Healthy Gut, Healthy You protocol to heal. Learn how Mark recovered using diet, probiotics, antimicrobials and more in the right order at the right time. https://drruscio.com/how-mark-healed-brain-fog-and-stomach-pain

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Aug 19, 2020

Cell phone radiation and EMFs are now ubiquitous, and they can cause numerous health impacts. In today’s podcast, Daniel DeBaun, a former telecommunications engineer and executive, shares what you need to know about the health effects of EMF radiation and how to minimize your risk. https://drruscio.com/cell-phone-radiation-emf-electrical-pollution/

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

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Aug 17, 2020

Probiotics need to be used properly to get their intended benefit. In today’s podcast, I talk about the 3-for-Balance protocol I recommend in the clinic and explain why using three probiotics together is best. I also share a case study from Phyllis, who used the 3-for-Balance protocol to dramatically improve her SIBO. https://drruscio.com/the-most-effective-probiotic-protocol-on-the-market

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Aug 12, 2020

Mold toxicity and mold illness can be very difficult to heal and treat. In this podcast, mold expert Dr. Neil Nathan shares his wisdom gleaned from treating thousands of patients with mold toxicity about how to succeed. https://drruscio.com/navigating-mold-toxicity-treatment

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

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Aug 10, 2020

Meet George, who is using an elemental diet to relieve his C. difficile symptoms of chronic diarrhea and food intolerance. George shares his story, we discuss FMT and probiotics for C. diff, and I answer his question about how to reintroduce food after an elemental diet. https://drruscio.com/elemental-dieting-provides-relief-from-c-diff

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

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Aug 5, 2020

The modified paleo diet called the Wahls protocol, developed by Dr. Terry Wahls to address her multiple sclerosis, can be a powerful diet for autoimmune and gut healing. In this episode, Dr. Wahls shares what really helps patients change their diet, what to include and avoid on the protocol, and whether adapting the protocol for gut health is ok. https://drruscio.com/a-nutrient-dense-paleo-diet-for-autoimmunity

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

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Aug 3, 2020

Did you know that joint pain and arthritis can be related to your gut health? Meet Ron, who used the protocol in Healthy Gut, Healthy You, and resolved his shoulder pain, plus low-grade digestive discomfort within a few short months. https://drruscio.com/relief-from-shoulder-pain

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

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Jul 29, 2020

How do you find true health? In this episode, Paul Chek explores how unapologetically being yourself, facing your true stress, and living a life of purpose can help you reach your full healing potential, whether you’re a patient or practitioner.
https://drruscio.com/god-medicine-and-being-yourself

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

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Jul 27, 2020

The benefits of probiotics for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), for babies and pregnant mothers, and for histamine intolerance and allergies have been shown in high quality research. Learn what the research says, and how to best use probiotics supplements.
https://drruscio.com/probiotic-benefits-for-motherchild-histamine-intolerance

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

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Jul 22, 2020

You may think calcium supplementation is important for your bone health and it is. But it turns out, it may increase your risk for bone fractures, and cardiovascular disease events, such as heart attack and stroke. In this episode, Chris Kresser shares what the research says about calcium and how to supplement safely. https://drruscio.com/calcium-supplementation-does-not-improve-bone-health

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

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Jul 20, 2020

What if you could take a simple stool test that accurately predicted what you should eat to manage your blood sugar? The Day Two test does this, and provides you with a personalized diet plan to keep your blood sugar under control. In today’s podcast, I met with Lihi Segal from Day Two, to learn more about the test, and how it can help you with diabetes, weight loss, performance, and even IBS. https://drruscio.com/day-two

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

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Jul 15, 2020

Any amount of exercise can leave Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients exhausted or even bedridden. In today’s podcast, my guest is Dr. Nancy Klimas, ME/CFS researcher and clinician. She shared exercise tips for patients with CFS and Gulf War Syndrome, as well as a treatment strategy to improve fatigue and other symptoms. https://drruscio.com/how-to-exercise-if-you-have-chronic-fatigue

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

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Jul 13, 2020

For people with chronic diarrhea, the stool test markers steatocrit and elastase can quickly distinguish between two treatable GI disorders: bile acid malabsorption and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. In today’s podcast, Dr. Ilana Gurevich fills us in on the value of these two stool markers for helping patients with diarrhea. https://drruscio.com/the-value-of-stool-testing

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

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Jul 8, 2020

Can a stool test really give you clear, actionable results? While results always need to read with finesse, the new Doctor’s Data GI 360 test is one of the most scientifically validated stool tests to date. In today’s episode, I meet with Dr. David Quig from Doctor’s Data to learn about the new test, and what stool testing can really tell us. https://drruscio.com/validated-dna-stool-testing

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

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Jul 6, 2020

According to a 2018 study, safe sun exposure appears to increase vitamin D levels and reduce depression symptoms in vitamin D deficient people. In today’s podcast, I review the study, share the best way to practice sun exposure, and suggest how to get adequate sun during the winter months. https://drruscio.com/sun-exposure-reduces-depression

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

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Jul 1, 2020

Join SIBO expert Dr. Allison Siebecker to hear key advice for SIBO patients, the surprising results of the latest SIBO studies, and hear her answers to listener questions about SIBO. Also, learn more about her widely appreciated SIBO courses for both patients and practitioners. https://drruscio.com/updates-on-sibo

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

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Jun 29, 2020

Holly was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and hyperthyroidism and her symptoms continually got worse during her 30s. Using guidance from Healthy Gut, Healthy You, she focused on improving her gut health. She no longer needed her bipolar medication, and she’s been able to significantly reduce her hyperthyroidism medication. Learn more about Holly’s story. https://drruscio.com/bipolar-hyperthyroid-vastly-improved-by-optimizing-gut-health

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

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Jun 24, 2020

Is the risk of coronavirus infection as serious as we’ve been led to believe? In today’s podcast, I talk with Dr. Kirk Parsley, who thinks the relative risk is lower than we think, and that the case fatality rate will end up being similar to influenza. Hear his thoughts about coronavirus testing, coronavirus data, and public health strategies to move us forward from COVID-19. https://drruscio.com/assessing-coronavirus-covid19-risk

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

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