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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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Jul 28, 2021

Adjusting your sleep schedule can lead to huge improvements in your overall health. Learn how your sleep cycle and circadian rhythm works, what can disrupt your sleep schedule, and get 6 key tips for how to get better sleep.
https://drruscio.com/how-to-fix-sleep-schedule/ 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Devin Waterman, the chiropractor I see for my own aches and pains, helps to answer some common questions about chiropractic care. Learn what to look for (and avoid) in a chiropractor, what the research says, and common imbalances that musculoskeletal or chiropractic care can help with. Plus: Our thoughts on the field as a whole.
https://drruscio.com/does-chiropractic-care-work/ 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 21, 2021

Coach PJ Nestler and I talk about the integration between breath, movement, mindset, nutrition, and connection. Learn how you can look at everything in your life as performance, and actively improve your wellbeing with high performance principles and habits no matter where you’re starting from or what your goals are. Plus: How to use extreme stressors like ice baths and sauna therapy without overdoing it, and strategies for adapting your response to fear.
https://drruscio.com/high-performance-principles-for-your-life-and-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://austinfm.com/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 14, 2021

Today we will cover listener questions, including…

  • What should I do if I think my supplements for hormone balance are causing depression?
  • Is there a connection between vertigo and SIBO?
  • If I see giardia on a patient's GI MAP test, is it worth targeting and treating separate from other gut issues?
  • Where in your hierarchy would you test for chronic infections and viruses like Lyme, herpes virus, and Epstein Barr?
  • Should urine mycotoxin tests be provoked or unprovoked? I'm hearing mixed messages in the field.
  • Is there a risk to staying on a low FODMAP diet for longer than 3-6 months? 
  • Is it ok to eat nutritional yeast?
  • How should I protect my gut before, during, and after taking an antibiotic?

https://drruscio.com/pcos-vertigo-giardia-testing-for-chronic-infections/

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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Jul 12, 2021

Antimicrobial agents include broad spectrum plant-based ingredients that are an option in tackling gut-related health problems. https://drruscio.com/antimicrobial-agents 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 7, 2021

On today’s episode, I’m excited to introduce Dr. Hannah and Dr. Omar, the two newest doctors at our functional medicine center. It has been a true privilege to be able to grow this team with sharp, thoughtful clinicians and other individuals who are really committed to providing a more methodical, balanced, and cost-effective approach to patient care. Get to know Dr. Hannah and Dr. Omar, their backgrounds, what led them to this team, and their perspectives on the field of functional medicine and our clinical model. https://drruscio.com/meet-our-new-functional-medicine-doctors/ 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 5, 2021

Autoimmune gastritis causes reduced stomach acid and malabsorption of nutrients, but improving gut health and correcting vitamins deficiencies helps.
https://drruscio.com/autoimmune-gastritis 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 30, 2021

On today’s episode of the podcast, I’m sharing a conversation I had with Josh Trent about his personal experience being erroneously diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Unfortunately, Josh’s story is very similar to the stories we hear in the clinic every week. Hypothyroidism is a real condition, but it’s frequently misdiagnosed in functional medicine because of a theory about what TSH and T4 lab ranges should be-- even though research and clinical experience continue to disprove this. If you’re wondering about your own hypothyroid diagnosis, lab results, thyroid medication, or how to really get to the bottom of your symptoms and improve your health, I hope you’ll listen to this episode.
https://drruscio.com/the-epidemic-of-false-hypothyroidism-diagnoses 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 28, 2021

Randy shares how he used Elemental Heal to finally recover from ongoing SIBO, fatigue, reflux, inflammation, joint pain, and more. He had tried all kinds of things including diets, medications, and supplements, but results were either minimal, temporary, or would improve one set of symptoms while seeming to trigger another. But when he gave his gut a reset with Elemental Heal, he experienced significant improvements in energy, gut symptoms, and joint pain within days. Hear Randy’s story in his own words, and our whole conversation, in this video.
https://drruscio.com/how-to-improve-fatigue-sibo-and-joint-pain-in-3-days 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 23, 2021

Dr. Titus Chiu breaks down how prior head trauma-- including mild trauma that you may not even have paid much attention to-- can lead to fatigue, depression, insomnia, IBS, food reactivity, and more. He also shares a number of insights into how to heal from prior trauma and post concussion syndrome, the connection between exercise intolerance and the brain, and how to optimize cognitive performance.
https://drruscio.com/how-to-heal-from-post-concussion-syndrome-naturally 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 21, 2021

Looking for a faster and better way to stay up to date on the cutting edge in functional medicine research? If so, this is for you. FFMR Plus consists of a weekly written brief on the newest and most impactful functional medicine studies, and a corresponding audio read with Gavin Guard. This free preview covers new and relevant research on multi-strain probiotics for IBS, parasitic infection as a cause of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, berberine for GI disorders, and more.
https://drruscio.com/how-effective-are-multi-strain-probiotics-for-ibs 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 16, 2021

If you’re looking for a faster and better way to stay up to date on the cutting edge in functional medicine research, this is for you. FFMR Plus consists of a weekly written brief on the newest and most impactful functional medicine studies, and a corresponding audio read with Gavin Guard. This free preview covers new and relevant research on guidelines for non-pharmacological IBS therapy, association between the parasite blastocystis hominis and IBS, rose oil for GERD, thyroid and obesity, diabetes and dementia, and more.
https://drruscio.com/does-this-parasite-influence-IBS 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 14, 2021

On today’s episode of the podcast, we decided to do something a little different and have Dr. Joe from the clinic interview me. We covered some great questions from listeners, patients, and our own clinical team, and really dug deep into the motivation and thinking behind what I do. We also had some fun talking about morning routines, childhood memories, and pet peeves, all while sitting at a coffee shop.
If you’re curious about how I operate behind the scenes, what motivates us and what we aspire to at the clinic and within the functional medicine field, or if you just want to learn about my morning routine, give this a listen.
https://drruscio.com/my-answers-functional-medicine-my-morning-routine-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://austinfm.com/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 9, 2021

When it comes to mold exposure, toxicity and health, what’s really problematic, and what’s not? I learned a lot while going through my own health struggle with brain fog and trouble sleeping related to mold in the home I was living in, and Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) Michael Schrantz has been one of the most valuable sources of balanced information throughout that journey. On today’s podcast episode, Michael Schrantz is back to share his expert advice and insights on mold testing, mold removal, and health. 
https://drruscio.com/how-im-getting-mold-out-of-my-home 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 7, 2021

I’m so excited to announce the beginning of FFMR Plus, which consists of a weekly written brief on the most impactful and relevant functional medicine studies (summarized concisely), and a corresponding audio read. This represents 7-10 hours of reading and filtering to find the most useful and clinically relevant information on SIBO, probiotics, IBS, IBD, cognition, sleep apnea, diets (low FODMAP, Paleo, etc), hypothyroidism, and more. On today’s podcast, listen to a free preview of FFMR Plus in which Gavin Guard of the Ruscio Institute covers new research on guidelines for IBS treatment, selenium for thyroid health, probiotics for the improvement of metabolic markers, and much more.
https://drruscio.com/new-research-on-ibs-probiotics-selenium-thyroid-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://austinfm.com/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 2, 2021

Functional medicine stool testing can be a helpful tool when it comes to uncovering gut health issues or imbalances in bacteria that might be contributing to bloating, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, brain fog, and everything in between. But are functional medicine stool tests validated, and how do they compare to traditional stool tests?
Dr. David Brady and Tony Hoffman from Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory, which is the lab that provides the popular GI-MAP stool test, help to answer these questions and clear up some of the confusion surrounding functional medicine stool test methodology.
We also talk about the importance of contextualizing test results, and how clinicians can combine the information they get from a functional medicine stool test with an individual’s symptoms, history, and other test results to make better decisions about treatment.
https://drruscio.com/is-functional-medicine-stool-testing-validated 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

May 31, 2021

On today’s podcast episode, I had an eye-opening conversation with Jeff Chilton about the world of medicinal mushrooms, and how to know that you’re getting a good quality product. Jeff shares the benefits of reishi, lion’s mane, chaga, and other mushrooms for brain health, immune system function, energy, and more, as well as tips for cooking with mushrooms and what to look for in mushroom products. Listen to the episode to learn more.
https://drruscio.com/the-best-medicinal-mushrooms-for-your-brain-and-immune-system 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

May 26, 2021

On today’s podcast, we will cover listener questions, including…

  • Will an oral antifungal medication destroy my gut?
  • Do you recommend bismuth thiol biofilm disruptors for hydrogen sulfide SIBO?
  • Does curcumin really help with inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis? Is there enough research to support this?
  • What should I do if I suffer from burning pain in my stomach, and HCl, apple cider vinegar, and digestive enzymes don't help?
  • How do I get off of the PPI I'm taking when I have reflux and EOE?
  • My eczema of 10 years cleared up while I was on the modified fast and diet from Healthy Gut, Healthy You, but it’s starting to come back as I add foods back in. What should I do?
  • Do you recommend the peptide BPC-157 for gut issues?

https://drruscio.com/answers-on-oral-antifungal-medication-bismuth-thiols-curcumin-stomach-acid 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

May 24, 2021

On today’s episode of the podcast, I’m taking you behind the scenes to talk about some of the exciting new things we’re doing at the clinic. We know that more tests, more supplements, more money, and more time spent in appointments don’t lead to better results. At ACFM, we’re actively doing and publishing research in order to document what does work, including upcoming research on triple probiotic therapy for SIBO.
Listen for details on this and other exciting updates, reflections on the field of functional medicine, and some thoughts on what I’ve learned throughout my own health optimization journey.
https://drruscio.com/how-we-plan-to-be-the-best-functional-medicine-clinic 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

May 19, 2021

On today’s podcast episode, I caught up with Dr. Kevin Wallace on the use of peptides for sleep, energy, performance, immune system function, and more. Dr. Wallace shares his insights from clinical experience with various peptides, and provides guidance on my own personal experimentation. . If you’re curious about peptides and how they work, I encourage you to listen to this episode to learn more.
https://drruscio.com/peptides-and-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://austinfm.com/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

May 17, 2021

On today’s podcast episode, Dr. Susan Blum takes us behind the scenes of her functional beverage formulations, and shares some of the most powerful nutrients for brain function, heart health, and the immune system. We also talk about strategies for rotating ingredients and increasing the density and quality of nutrients you consume.
https://drruscio.com/nutrition-and-your-immune-system 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

May 12, 2021

Can ozone therapy help with the treatment of autoimmune disease, chronic pain, and inflammation? On today’s podcast, I had a conversation with Dr. Akbar Khan to help answer these questions. While I remain apprehensive about recommending ozone therapy for conditions I treat based on the amount of evidence in support of its use, I appreciated this discussion and am open to the potential benefits, including those that may come to light with further research. If ozone therapy is something you’re curious about, I encourage you to listen to this episode.
https://drruscio.com/ozone-therapy 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

May 10, 2021

On today’s episode of the podcast, I talk with Dr. Ronesh Sinha about the importance of balancing blood sugar, misconceptions about insulin resistance, and the best ways to eat, exercise, and sleep for blood sugar optimization. We also talk about the problem with overdoing keto diets and fasting, and how to determine your ideal carb allocation.
https://drruscio.com/glucose-monitoring-insulin-resistance-sleep-diet
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/
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

May 5, 2021

Today on the podcast, Aaron Alexander and I go deep into the connections between physical mobility and emotional flexibility. Aaron’s approach to health combines the musculoskeletal with the psychospiritual, and he shares a number of insights into how everything is connected within our bodies and minds. This episode is also packed with simple strategies for improving mobility, function, and overall health.
https://drruscio.com/physical-mobility-emotional-flexibility 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

May 3, 2021

On today’s podcast episode, I talk with Dr. Ken Adolph about how ketamine, a legal psychedelic, can be used as a tool to help break the cycle of ruminations for those with depression, anxiety, PTSD, past trauma, and maybe even for those with food or environmental reactivity.
https://drruscio.com/ketamine-breakthroughs-in-brain-health-emotions 
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/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

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