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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, 2021
Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Anna Cabeca, OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert believes in whole health, powerful immunity, and a great sex life at any age.

In this podcast, Anna shares the tools that she developed through her investigations into balancing female hormones, improving brain health, and improving sexual health in and around menopause. Our wide ranging discussion in the podcast today touches on the advantages of a ketogenic diet for older women, the importance of having more oxytocin in your life, the benefits of bioidentical progesterone, why gratitude is good for your health, and so much more.

Her message about paying attention to your intuition and not accepting suffering as a way of life will resonate with listeners.
https://drruscio.com/how-ketosis-can-benefit-the-brain

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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Sep 27, 2021

Keto diets have become very popular for weight loss, and many people swear by them for addressing a variety of health issues. However, there are pitfalls associated with being on these diets for extended periods of time.

Sara Gottfried, MD, is an expert on women’s hormonal health, and in this podcast she discusses the reasons why a keto diet can be stressful to adrenal balance, the gut microbiome, and overall wellness, as well as the best way for women to approach short-term keto dieting.

Listen as Sara breaks down the importance of moderate carb intake, and the connections between food, hormones, and a seasonal approach to diet.
https://drruscio.com/keto-diet-for-women

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 

Sep 24, 2021

If you live with food intolerances, symptoms such as headaches, GI issues, brain fog, and fatigue may be a source of frustration.

Food intolerances are often linked to underlying gut health or immune issues. They are often short term and can be addressed with diet and lifestyle adjustments.

Learn about some of the most common food intolerances and what causes them, as well as tips to help you start feeling better.
https://drruscio.com/common-food-intolerances/

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 

Sep 22, 2021

The scientific understanding of COVID-19 is evolving rapidly, and the research now tells us that there is a link between gastrointestinal dysbiosis and the symptoms of long haul COVID.

On today’s podcast, I speak with Dr. Leonard Weinstock, a gastroenterologist and clinical researcher. We discuss his latest findings about long COVID, mast cell activation, and the relationship to gut health.

For COVID-19 patients who are suffering with severe chronic symptoms post infection, these findings could change the way this condition is treated by highlighting the role of restoring microbial balance.
https://drruscio.com/how-to-improve-long-haul-covid 

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 

Sep 20, 2021

Probiotics are beneficial for everyone’s gut and immune health, but they hold promise for helping with some conditions that are specific to men. Early data show that probiotics can improve specific male health concerns such as sexual dysfunction and prostatitis, and may even be useful for the increased risk of heart disease faced by men as well as a variety of other conditions such as sleep, depression. and cognitive function. All probiotics products are not created equal, so it’s important to read labels and learn how to distinguish between good, mediocre, and even harmful products. Watch the video and learn more.
https://drruscio.com/best-probiotics-for-men/ 
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 

Sep 17, 2021

We frequently see patients who have tried multiple different treatment combinations for hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, but have not seen improvement in their symptoms. Often, this is because the underlying issue is actually not related to the thyroid, but to the gut. In today’s short video, I’m going to break down one recent example of how treating an imbalance in the gut microbiome helped one of our patients, Kathy, to finally recover from intense fatigue. You’ll see how the gut-focused herbal treatment approach used by Dr. Joe Mather not only led to reduced levels of thyroid antibodies but significantly improved Kathy’s quality of life.
https://drruscio.com/how-to-heal-hashimotos-by-treating-the-gut 
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 

Sep 15, 2021

The benefits of probiotics for gut health are well-established. But did you know that they’re effective for a wide range of other conditions as well?

Today’s podcast is a review of recent research into probiotics, and the findings are exciting: new insights into the benefits of probiotics for health issues as diverse as skin conditions, cognitive impairment, depressive disorders, and prevention of traveler’s diarrhea.

There’s also new information about the advantages of probiotics for babies and young children, including diarrhea prevention and treatment in preterm infants. Probiotics are even effective for treating jaundice, colic, allergies and ear infections. If you’re a parent, you may want to share this information with your probiotics-hesitant pediatrician.
https://drruscio.com/updates-in-probiotics-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://ruscioinsitute.com/ 

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Sep 13, 2021

In today’s podcast, our medical director Dr. Joe Maher and I hold our first clinical roundtable to update our audience about new research and clinical updates. You’ll learn about our clinical model and training program for new doctors and staff.
We touch on treatment advances including:

  • An abdominal massage protocol that is revolutionizing treatment of GI issues
  • The effect of anti-microbial therapy on thyroid antibodies
  • Limbic retraining and improved food tolerance
  • A self-manipulation technique for hiatal hernias

We also discuss implications for the 34% of hypothyroid patients who may have been misdiagnosed, and delve into who may need to discontinue levothyroxine (under the care and supervision of their doctor). 

https://drruscio.com/new-functional-medicine-therapies 

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 

Sep 8, 2021

If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, you may be among the 34% of patients who may be incorrectly diagnosed. Symptoms such as fatigue, constipation, depression and insomnia are often associated with hypothyroidism, but they may actually be related to other causes such as gut issues or female hormone imbalances. In today’s podcast I discuss a new clinical review that investigates outcomes for patients who were prescribed thyroid hormones as a result of a healthcare provider’s misdiagnosis. I also provide recommendations for those who think they may be incorrectly diagnosed, including tips for reading your lab report and how to work with your doctor to discontinue thyroid hormone treatment (if appropriate).
https://drruscio.com/incorrect-hypothyroid-diagnosis 
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 

Sep 6, 2021

If you struggle with symptoms of brain fog such as difficulty concentrating, losing items, making basic decisions or thinking clearly, read this article about its root causes and treatment options.

Brain fog is closely related to gut health and is often caused by brain inflammation. Addressing issues such as food sensitivity, gut imbalances, liver dysfunction and more can help improve symptoms and restore mental clarity.
https://drruscio.com/brain_fog/ 
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 

Sep 1, 2021

Mold toxicity and sensitivity from exposure to moldy food or “sick buildings” can cause chronic illness and be associated with a wide range of symptoms, from allergic reactions to respiratory problems to digestive issues and inflammation. But these symptoms can also be linked to other causes, such as a gut imbalance or thyroid disorder.

Testing and treatment for mold-related illness should be approached with caution, because the wrong test can delay a proper diagnosis.

In today’s article, I review considerations for mold testing and mold-related illness treatment and share my recommendations.

https://drruscio.com/mold-toxicity/

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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