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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: November, 2021
Nov 29, 2021

Blood glucose holds keys to many important health markers including metabolic health, insulin levels, and our risk for chronic disease.  The Continuous Glucose Monitoring device provides a simple, non-invasive way to track your blood glucose in real time, and see how your diet, exercise and other lifestyle factors affect your levels.

Kara Collier, co-founder of Nutrisense, discusses this important innovation in personal health tracking.

https://drruscio.com/continuous-glucose-monitoring

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

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Nov 24, 2021

The protozoa Blastocystic hominis, long thought to be a cause of IBS, is receiving renewed attention in the functional and integrative medicine field. A growing body of evidence shows that Blasto may be benign in its impact and, in fact, may not even be a parasite as was previously assumed.

In this podcast episode, I review a sampling of studies that examine the prevalence of Blasto in patients with IBS, and consider the effects of treatment on both Blasto and symptomology.

The takeaway for practitioners is we should always treat the patient rather than the lab result, and even consider a more conservative approach to recommending labs for gut symptoms.
https://drruscio.com/blastocystis-treat-or-not

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/ 
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Nov 22, 2021

Sleep is as important for our overall health as diet and exercise, and yet many people struggle to get a full night’s rest on a regular basis. Prolonged bouts of insufficient sleep can lead to brain fog, mood issues and fatigue.

But when it comes to improving sleep quality, there are many approaches, therapies, and devices to choose from.

In this podcast, I talk sleep medicine with Dr. Nik Hedberg, D.C. We compare our personal experiences with myofunctional therapy, mouth taping, mandibular advancement devices, home sleep tests, and more.
https://drruscio.com/sleep-medicine-advances

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook
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Nov 17, 2021

If you have SIBO, it’s important to choose a diet that will help you get your symptoms under control while you work on healing the bacterial overgrowth that’s at the root of the problem.

But selecting a diet that fits your needs can be challenging.

In this article, I break down the various dietary options for SIBO and explain how to decide which one is right for you.
https://drruscio.com/sibo-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://ruscioinstitute.com
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Nov 15, 2021

Monitoring your progress on a keto diet is essential to helping you meet your health goals, whether you want to lose weight, increase your energy levels, reduce inflammation or improve brain and heart health.

On this episode of the podcast I speak with Jim Howard, developer of the Biosense Ketone Breath Monitor. The Biosense offers a convenient way to measure your blood ketone levels throughout the day without the hassle of finger prick testing.

We discuss different factors that affect ketone measurements, how tracking your ketone levels can help you uncover your physiological responses to diet and lifestyle factors, how to prepare your body for keto, and more.
https://drruscio.com/ketosis-breath-monitor

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
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Nov 10, 2021

Today’s podcast is another in a recurring series devoted to questions from listeners.

We have a diverse batch of questions today. Listeners inquire about the potential relationship between diabetes and thyroid function, whether the COVID vaccine has a negative impact on gut health, whether POTS reactions and headaches are common symptoms of fasting, and more.

There’s something here for everyone. Listen and learn.
https://drruscio.com/questions-thyroid-diabetes

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/
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Nov 8, 2021

The health of the pelvic floor is key to our overall health in important ways. My podcast guest today is pelvic health expert Jandra Mueller, and she explains how gastrointestinal issues such as IBS and SIBO, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, erectile dysfunction and trauma can all impact the health and tone of the pelvic floor, and how stigmas around normal bodily functions can present obstacles to patients seeking the help they need.

Jandra dispels some myths and fears around pelvic floor issues, and discusses a variety of non-surgical interventions for pelvic floor concerns that can improve wellbeing and quality of life for patients.
https://drruscio.com/pelvic-floor-dysfunction

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/
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Nov 3, 2021

Choosing the right kind of exercise is complicated by the number of exercise fads out there and the amount of time that you have to devote to any one method.

In today’s podcast, my guest, exercise expert Sal Di Stefano, makes the case for resistance training and why it’s superior to cardio for helping people lose weight, build muscle mass and bone density, even improve growth hormone levels and stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
https://drruscio.com/resistance-training

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/
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Nov 1, 2021

When it comes to keeping our brains healthy, one of the tools at our disposal is far from new. In fact, it has been around since the beginning of human history.

The health benefits of fasting are well-established, and it turns out that the brain may benefit from the metabolic reset that fasting enables. Keto diets fall into this same category. A combination of the two may be able to help ward off a variety of degenerative conditions and help us maintain brain health as we age.

In this podcast, Dr. Matthew Phillips, a clinical neurologist, talks about his research and experience with using fasting to address Alzheimers, Parkinsons, epilepsy and other conditions. Our discussion offers food for thought on the use of dietary interventions to improve metabolic health.
https://drruscio.com/fasting-brain-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://ruscioinstitute.com/
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

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