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May 31, 2023

In this episode, you’ll learn the best way to take probiotics. Probiotics are a staple for many in their gut-healing journey—and for good reason. They have been shown to help improve digestive and non-digestive symptoms, ranging from diarrhea to brain fog. 

While the benefits of probiotics are known, there remains uncertainty about how long to take them for, if they should be taken with or without food, and how often to take them. 

Tune in to the episode to get clarity on how to take probiotics to improve your health. 



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00:00 Intro 

01:05 How Often Should You Take Probiotics?

03:02 With or Without Food?

06:39 How Long to Take Probiotics

16:57 Formulas & Dosing

21:42 Recommended Doses

22:54 What Type Should You Take?

26:19 Why Use Multiple Strains? 

28:18 Summary of Recommendations



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DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment.

Music featured in this video: "Modern Technology" by Andrew G, https://audiojungle.net/user/andrew_g 

*Full transcript available on YouTube by clicking the “Show transcript” button on the bottom right of the video.

May 29, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Lucy Mailing answers the question, “Does exercise impact gut health?” Inspired by her journey with chronic eczema, Dr. Mailing started looking into the gut-skin connection to improve her symptoms.  Seeing this connection spurred her research and career in gut health, the microbiome, and nutrition science. 

When it comes to improving gut health, evidence shows exercise can help. But, how much exercise is needed? What type of exercise intensity is most effective? What diets and supplements can be paired with exercise to enhance gut health? 

Join the discussion with Dr. Mailing and me as we discuss fine-tuning your exercise regime to benefit your gut microbiome. 

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00:00 Intro 

04:31 If You’re Not Exercising Enough

09:42 If You’re Exercising Too Much

18:30 Exercise Benefits on the Microbiota

24:20 Optimal Frequency, Intensity, & Duration

25:22 Fiber: Overhyped?

31:36 Diets

34:30 Butyrate

38:50 Results Take Time

42:16 Fungus Isn’t Always Bad

44:18 The Best Fungal Testing

 

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment.

Music featured in this video: "Modern Technology" by Andrew G, https://audiojungle.net/user/andrew_g 

*Full transcript available on YouTube by clicking the “Show transcript” button on the bottom right of the video.

 

May 24, 2023

In this episode, I answer the question, “Is your thyroid diagnosis correct?” Surprisingly, this question is asked more commonly than you think. Even in the functional medicine sphere, thyroid issues are overdiagnosed and overtreated, often leading patients down the wrong treatment path. 

Rather than being shoehorned into a thyroid diagnosis, it’s important to look at the scientific evidence that explains why it may not be your thyroid causing symptoms of fatigue, digestive issues, or brain fog. Listen in to hear when thyroid medication and interventions are necessary, what TPO and TSH levels indicate a thyroid issue, and what steps you can take to discover the true root cause of your health issues.

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00:00 Intro 

00:23 Overprescribed Hormone - The Data

02:18 Symptom Confusion

03:47 TSH Levels

06:24 Why You Should Look Elsewhere

10:09 What About Sluggish Thyroid?

12:07 Thyroid Autoimmunity & TPO Levels

17:29 What You Can Do Now

 

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Music featured in this video: "Modern Technology" by Andrew G, https://audiojungle.net/user/andrew_g 

*Full transcript available on YouTube by clicking the “Show transcript” button on the bottom right of the video.

May 22, 2023

In this episode,  the spotlight is on Sally’s successful gut healing story. While Sally tried a low histamine diet and other remedies on her own, she didn’t find relief of her chronic GI and histamine-related symptoms until working with Dr. Hannah Hamlin from our clinic. 

Taking note of Sally’s symptoms, labs, medical history, and previous treatments she’s tried, Dr. Hamlin devised a plan with two of our clinic’s most effective therapies: triple therapy probiotics and an elemental diet. 

Hear how these remedies helped Sally feel more confident about what she can eat and provided her with the healing she was looking for. 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:12 Sally’s Gut Symptoms

06:49 Sally’s Treatment Plan

16:42 How Sally’s Feeling Now

22:42 Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Music featured in this video: "Modern Technology" by Andrew G, https://audiojungle.net/user/andrew_g 

*Full transcript available on YouTube by clicking the “Show transcript” button on the bottom right of the video.

May 17, 2023

In this episode, I run through a series of high-quality studies that provide insight to: what is the best type of exercise for depression? 

It’s no secret that there are many ways that exercise benefits your physical health, from improving your heart health to reducing the risk of disease. 

Knowing its power to improve physical health, it’s worth hearing if it could be as effective or even more effective than drug therapies and other interventions to improve your mental health, and how to tap into those benefits. 

Tune in to the episode to hear how you can use exercise to optimize your mood.

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:49 Why Exercise Impacts Mood

03:28 Ideal Frequency & Intensity 

05:03 How to Find Your Intensity  

06:57 A Word of Caution

07:58 Exercise: The Physiological Explanation 

09:55 How to Start AND Fine-Tune

 

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment.

Music featured in this video: "Modern Technology" by Andrew G, https://audiojungle.net/user/andrew_g 

*Full transcript available on YouTube by clicking the “Show transcript” button on the bottom right of the video.

May 15, 2023

In this episode, I talk with Dr. David Jockers about what really works for healing leaky gut syndrome. When your gut is “leaky,” symptoms from diarrhea to joint pain to brain fog can occur. 

These symptoms point to a larger issue of an overreactive immune response, which can be calmed down with the right tools in place. 

At the clinic, we follow the scientific evidence and listen to how our patients respond to various treatments. With healing leaky gut, we’ve found one supplement that works across the board for patients. We’ve also found what doesn’t work, despite the hype around these modalities. 

Listen to the episode to hear the best ways to get a healthier gut and you.

https://www.drruscio.com/leaky-gut-inflammation 

 

 



 

May 10, 2023

In this episode, I share how one of our patients, Amy, struggled to find success with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for symptoms of anxiety and depression and instead found relief with probiotics. 

As she worked through these issues with our clinic’s Dr. Scott, she was able to see the connections between her mood, hormones, and gut health. Amy’s other symptoms were gas, bloating, loose stools, and insomnia. 

While there’s not one magic bullet that resolves everyone’s symptoms, probiotics made a substantial difference in Amy’s overall health. 

Tune in to hear more about her health journey and how probiotics improve cortisol, gut dysbiosis, sleep, and more.

https://www.drruscio.com/hrt-for-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

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May 8, 2023

This episode covers updates in probiotic research related to children’s health, oral health, and infections. By listening in, you’ll get answers to the following questions:

  • Does strain-specificity matter when using probiotics for kids?

  • Do probiotics improve tolerance to infant formula?

  • Do probiotics reduce the risk of infants developing allergies?

  • Do probiotics improve GI symptoms in children?

  • Do probiotics help with bad breath?

  • Do probiotic lozenges improve oral health?

  • Can probiotics improve post-surgical, COVID-19, and upper respiratory tract infection outcomes?

Hear how these updates in probiotic research can help you know how to use probiotics best for children, oral health, and infections.

https://www.drruscio.com/updates-in-probiotic-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://ruscioinstitute.com

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May 3, 2023

https://drruscio.com/coffee-and-gut-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

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May 1, 2023

For many people, coffee serves as a go-to energy source. Besides its ability to keep us awake through a long day, is coffee good for you? Listen in to learn how it can help with a wide range of disorders from diabetes to depression.

https://www.drruscio.com/is-coffee-good-for-you

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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