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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: August, 2022
Aug 31, 2022

I’m so excited to announce that I have finally put together a course on thyroid health. I developed this course because of what I see in my clinical practice every single week: patients who have seen conventional doctors and alternative or functional medicine doctors, who have done their own research, and who still have symptoms. My clinical team and I have learned so much by obsessing over all of the latest thyroid, gut, and autoimmunity research, and by working with patients every day. I’m proud to say that we have developed a practical, evidence-based model for treating patients with persistent thyroid problems, and it works. Now, I’m sharing everything we’ve learned with you, to empower you to take back control of your thyroid, your gut, your overall health, and your life.

https://drruscio.com/thyroid-course/ 

In today’s episode, I’ll walk you through the first four modules of my new thyroid course, which focus on the current state of thyroid care, some of the most pervasive myths in the thyroid community, real cases studies from our clinic, how to really define your thyroid condition and interpret your labs, where the gaps are in both conventional and alternative medicine, and more.

Later, we’ll cover the treatments and diets that do and don’t work, and how to properly sequence them and put them into action so that you can feel better.

https://drruscio.com/how-to-diagnose-hypothyroid-and-hashimotos-and-reliable-symptoms 

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 

Aug 29, 2022

For many years, Dr. Hedberg has been a speaker in the functional medicine arena, presenting on autoimmune disease and the connection between infections and chronic illness. In this podcast, he speaks about why long COVID affects some more than others and what nutritional, herbal, and lifestyle interventions can help improve symptoms. Listen in to hear more.

https://drruscio.com/long-covid-natural-treatment-strategies 

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 

Aug 24, 2022

Today we will cover listener questions, including:

  • Do you hear about GI symptoms after COVID Vaccine often?
  • Can Berberine help with different forms of SIBO?
  • Does intermittent fasting make reflux worse?
  • Is it ok to use antimicrobials along with probiotics at the same time?
  • How to take probiotics on a budget?
  • How to apply your hormone balance supplements with menstrual status?
  • Why can some people eat a lot of food and not feel full?

https://drruscio.com/listener-questions-intermittent-fasting-antimicrobials-sibo 

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 

Aug 22, 2022

While there is a subset of people who feel better by taking T3 and T4 together, the study featured in this episode reveals potential negative side effects. This finding reiterates the importance of using therapies that work best for treating symptoms, not just lab work. Our clinic’s very own Dr. Scott went through a process of trial-and-error to find relief for his food sensitivities and heal from mold exposure. Tune in to the podcast to hear interesting insights about limbic retraining, the GUPTA program, and why the sequence of treatments is so important.

https://drruscio.com/major-thyroid-hormone-update-journey-with-mold 

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 

Aug 17, 2022

It may be easy to gloss over simple, cost-free lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health, especially when the latest new gadgets or health crazes appear. It’s important to look at what the research says. In this case, spending time in nature and developing (and sticking to) a sound sleeping routine has been proven to increase longevity, reduce stress levels, and improve sleep quality. Listen to the studies that support this evidence and how you can benefit from quality sleep and time spent outdoors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0dO2J8_-yQ 

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 

Aug 15, 2022

Patients often come to our clinic wondering why they’re still experiencing symptoms despite taking thyroid medication. Come to find out, their labs and symptoms don’t correlate with a thyroid diagnosis. Instead, they find relief by discontinuing thyroid medication and improving their gut health. I've been down a similar path before—following a lab result, taking a thyroid hormone, and feeling worse, to then discovering a thyroid misdiagnosis. Listen in as I share my experience and how important it is to interpret thyroid test results correctly.

https://drruscio.com/i-went-on-thyroid-hormone 

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 

Aug 10, 2022

David Tomen is the founder of Nootropics Expert–an online source featuring research on nootropics and neuroscience and tips for better brain health. In this episode, he shares his knowledge of nicotine and other brain-boosting supplements. To your surprise, you will hear how nicotine, when used occasionally in low doses, can help improve mood, memory, cognitive performance, reaction time, and concentration. Listen in to hear the science behind it all and what may help you enhance your cognition.

https://drruscio.com/nicotine-for-cognitive-enhancement-improved-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 

Aug 8, 2022

This podcast episode covers a wide range of research topics, inviting you to learn about the potential connections between:

  • Iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism
  • Vitamin D and erectile dysfunction
  • Sleep apnea and anxiety and depression
  • Subclinical hypothyroidism and bone health
  • Low carb diets and kidney disease
  • Omega 3s and blood pressure
  • Mold exposure and fatigue

Tune in to hear what the research reveals.

https://drruscio.com/iodine-thyroid-hashimotos-sleep-research-updates

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 

Aug 3, 2022

Think of myofunctional therapy as physical therapy, but only focusing on mouth, tongue, and face muscles. Sarah Hornsby—a registered dental hygienist and orofacial myofunctional therapist—explains how muscular imbalances in these areas may result in breathing problems, which have a great impact on our sleep quality, cognitive function, joint health, and energy levels.

In the podcast, she offers a simple 30-second assessment you can do to determine if you’re sleeping efficiently throughout the night, along with tips on how to improve your breathing for better health. Listen in now.

https://drruscio.com/simple-self-assessment-for-impaired-sleep-quality 

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 

Aug 1, 2022

When looking for a way to heal your gut, it’s important to listen to what the research says. In this episode, the latest gut health studies feature the following interventions:

  • Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT)
  • Butyrate
  • The low FODMAP diet
  • Probiotics
  • Prokinetics
  • Meditation
  • Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Listen in to discover more about the efficacy of these interventions on IBS, SIBO, acid reflux, and more.

https://drruscio.com/dysbiosis-low-fodmap-research-updates 

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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