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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: October, 2022
Oct 31, 2022

When it comes to recovering from mold exposure, Dr. Joe Mather–the Medical Director at the Ruscio Institute for Functional Medicine–can speak from both personal and clinical experiences. Personally, his healing journey with mold was non-linear, with ups and downs that ultimately taught him how to push past limiting beliefs and find what works best. Clinically, he helps patients at our clinic overcome mold toxicity and its associated symptoms of brain fog, chronic fatigue, GI issues, and more. 

Both experiences have given him unique insights into mold testing and treatment. In the episode, he expands on his story, and we share how protein, exercise, and thiamine and B-vitamin supplementation have particularly helped patients with mold toxicity, SIBO, and other conditions.

https://www.drruscio.com/improving-mold-by-optimizing-protein-and-exercise 

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 

Oct 26, 2022

Like many patients coming into our clinic, Shereen was used to working with functional medicine practitioners who ordered many expensive lab tests immediately to determine her treatment. But the continuous testing didn’t provide symptom relief, prompting her to look to our clinic for additional assistance. 

When she began working with Dr. Ruscio, she was surprised to find his recommendations for healing weren’t based on lab markers; they were instead based on her symptoms. Shereen implemented dietary and lifestyle changes recommended by Dr. Ruscio and ultimately found her gut health, workouts, female hormone imbalances, and food reactions improving. 

Listen in to hear how her health journey began and what got her feeling better.

https://drruscio.com/how-to-improve-gut-health-without-expensive-lab-tests 

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 

Oct 24, 2022

As a pelvic floor physical therapist, Dr. Jandra Mueller digs deeper into the root cause of chronic pelvic pain. For some women, it’s explained by endometriosis—an inflammatory condition where endometrial-like tissue lives outside of the uterus. Other symptoms of endometriosis go beyond the pelvic floor, causing painful periods, gut health issues, infertility, and more. While getting a diagnosis for endometriosis is often complex, Dr. Mueller simplifies what women can do to determine if it is driving their symptoms. 

https://www.drruscio.com/endometriosis-causes-abdominal-pain-bloating-constipation 

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 

Oct 19, 2022

Exciting clinical research on probiotics continues to emerge. In this podcast episode, I review studies that examine the effectiveness of probiotics for improving cognition, female hormones, diarrhea, body fat reduction, and more. I also provide critical information about how to pick a high-quality probiotic and treat symptoms, not just lab values. 

https://www.drruscio.com/probiotics-for-brain-health-gut-health-hormone-balance 

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 

Oct 17, 2022

For a patient of our clinic’s own Dr. Hannah Hamlin, she received two diagnoses from previous practitioners: colitis and hypothyroidism. While the colitis was evident from endoscopic imaging, her hypothyroidism was questionable, especially with her thyroid lab results being in the normal range. Dr. Hamlin followed our clinic’s approach of looking at her symptoms, medical history, previous response to treatment, and lab values to determine the right course of treatment.

 

In the episode, she shares how her patient’s symptoms of diarrhea, fecal incontinence, orthostatic hypertension, anxiety, PMS, and more dramatically decreased when implementing dietary and lifestyle changes necessary to healing the mind and body. Tune in to hear the patient’s full story and how to establish a healthy mindset for a healthy you.

https://www.drruscio.com/colitis-hypothyroid-case-study-importance-of-mindset 

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 

Oct 12, 2022

Diana Rodgers—dietitian, author, and filmmaker—speaks internationally about the intersection of optimal human nutrition, regenerative agriculture, and food justice. In this episode, her expertise in and passion for sustainability comes out as she discusses why it's important to shift away from the anti-meat narrative and instead toward improving our food systems, ecosystem, and health. Listen in to hear why producing and eating meat may do more good than harm.

https://www.drruscio.com/is-meat-bad-for-the-environment 

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

Oct 10, 2022

Jandra Mueller–pelvic health physical therapist at The Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center–is back on the podcast to discuss the surprising connections between pelvic floor health and gut health. This time, she weighs in on the three-step protocol I’ve developed to improve abdominal distension and how posture, breathwork, and emotions all tie into healing the gut and feeling better. Listen in to learn more. 

https://www.drruscio.com/abdominal-distention-dr-ruscio-new-protocol

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

Oct 5, 2022

Questions are in from podcast listeners. Listen in to hear my responses to the following thyroid health questions: 

  • How important is it to look at all the values in a complete thyroid panel and not only TSH?
  • Is 4.5 too high for TSH?
  • Would you be alarmed if the TSH number was the only number that was high, and no other negative symptoms were experienced?
  • Would you recommend someone with subclinical hypothyroidism use meds?
  • What if your TPO antibodies and the rest of your thyroid tests are normal, but your Thyroglobulin Antibodies are through the roof?
  • If someone has SIBO and Hashimoto's but seems to tolerate gluten well, do they absolutely need to avoid gluten?
  • How could improving my gut health improve my thyroid function?
  • Can SIBO lower T3 and sex hormones?

https://www.drruscio.com/tsh-thyroid-antibodies-gluten-common-questions

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 

 

Oct 3, 2022

Dr. Kien Vuu—famously known as Doctor V—is a passionate health and human optimization champion and best-selling author of Thrive State: Your Blueprint for Optimal Health, Longevity, and Peak Performance. He shares how you can get your brain off autopilot mode and thrive physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Tune in to hear how to push past negative beliefs, overcome challenges, and unlock your true potential.

https://www.drruscio.com/gamechanging-strategies-optimal-health-and-longevity 

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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