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Now displaying: October, 2023
Oct 30, 2023

Dr. Bianco recently published the book, Rethinking Hypothyroidism: Why Treatment Must Change and What Patients Can Do. 

Today I'll be speaking to Dr. Bianco, whom I deeply respect,  about his approach to thyroid health—and mine. 

While we already had a lot of overlap in our approaches,  I walked away with new, incredible insights on hypothyroidism. 

I think you'll feel the same way. 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

03:33 Diagnosis is pretty straightforward 

08:00 2 ways to diagnose hypothyroidism 

12:20 Hypothyroidism prevalence 

24:13 1 in 3 might be on meds they don’t need

29:15 TSH is 6. Should we treat or not? 

33:25 TPO values & risk

35:16 Normal labs, but there’s symptoms

38:32 The misuse of T3 levels 

45:15 Should patients start with combination therapy? 

52:41 What to do step-by-step 

55:10 What about liquid T4? 

58:12 Side effects & risks of adding T3



Dr. Bianco received his MD from Santa Casa Medical School and a PhD in human physiology at the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. He’s the former president of the American Thyroid Association (2015-2016) and author of the book "Rethinking Hypothyroidism" . 

Currently, he’s a Professor of Medicine at University of Chicago in the research unit called the Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition which focuses on thyroid hormone metabolism, more specifically, how certain enzymes called deiodinases control thyroid hormone action & metabolism. This research forms the basis for his understanding of the variable response to thyroid hormone replacement among individuals. 

He has been published in over 200 peer reviewed papers

Learn more about his work at www.deiodinase.org 

 

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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.

Oct 25, 2023

Probiotics can help improve IBS and leaky gut, especially when used correctly. 

Today, I'll walk you through: 

-How probiotics work to help improve IBS
-How probiotic improve gut barrier function (leaky gut)

-A simple yet effective at-home probiotic protocol 

-And tips for troubleshooting if you feel some probiotics don't sit well with you. 

Please join me. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:33 What IBS looks like

03:26 Even 60 Minutes got this wrong 

09:04 The causes of IBS

13: 56 The probiotic-small intestine myth

20:20 The positive impact on mental health

24:11 Dietary triggers  

25:47 Leaky gut & immune function

27:27 The protocol 

 

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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 

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Oct 23, 2023

This Q&A is answers to your questions about probiotics, like:

-Do you need to rotate probiotics? 

-What's the best way to take probiotics? 

-What if probiotics make me feel worse? 

-Do I have to worry about probiotics if I have SIBO?

-And more. 

If you have any questions about probiotics, please join me for what I hope are helpful insights.



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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:40 The simple solution is usually best

04:29 Are probiotics worth taking without a diet change?  

07:04 Should you rotate probiotics? 

11:19 Can you take probiotics long-term? 

14:39 Do you need the probiotic capsule? 

18:17 Are probiotics that were left out still good? 

19:12 Probiotics with/without food? 

21:55 What if a probiotic makes me feel worse? 

23:47 Should I avoid lactobacillus? 

31:25 Can probiotics help reduce med side effects? 

32:38 Recap

 

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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.

Oct 18, 2023

Maintaining good gut health for kids and teens is crucially important to overall health. 

Today my guest, Dr. Elisa Song, explains how the developing gut impacts other body systems that are also in development like: 

-Immunity

-The brain

That means that however we support (or don’t) kids’ gut health may have profound effects on their current and future health.  

Please join us for a fascinating conversation about the significance of good gut health for infants, children, and teens. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

03:46 Setting the stage for health

07:41 Childhood antibiotics & mental health

13:00 Considering antibiotic alternatives 

17:58 Probiotics 

27:30 Prebiotics

31:44 Mom’s diet & health matters

36:50 Infant formula

46:20 Adult vs. infant elemental formulas

50:15 Meeting kids where they’re at

1:02:44 Teenage mental health



Dr. Elisa Song, MD is a Stanford-, NYU-, UCSF-trained integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine

expert, and mom to 2 thriving children. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness

(www.wholefamilywellness.org), she’s helped 1000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns

and empowered parents to help their children thrive – body, mind, and spirit – by integrating conventional

pediatrics with functional medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. Dr. Song

created Healthy Kids Happy Kids (www.healthykidshappykids.com) as an online holistic pediatric resource

to help practitioners and parents bridge the gap between conventional and integrative pediatrics with an

evidence-based, pediatrician-backed, mom-approved approach.

 

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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.

Oct 16, 2023

Are your probiotic side effects a positive sign, or should you make a modification? 

It’s all too common that when people take a probiotic and experience some kind of side effect, they take it to mean that probiotics aren’t right for them. And that’s understandable.

But more often than not, these side effects can be signaling something good (that they’re going to work in your gut) or simply that a small adjustment needs to be made. 

Here’s how to know which side effects mean what. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

02:21 Side effects 

04:10 Research on probiotic side effects

05:42 What are probiotics doing in the body? 

07:20 4 causes of probiotic reactions

09:26 Symptom durations

10:29 Probiotics that may contain dairy 

12:19 Probiotic misconceptions

17:27 Adjustment reaction vs. a real intolerance 

18:27 Different probiotic types 

21: 25 Some respond to 3 probiotics better than 1

23:25 How do you dose? 



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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.

Oct 11, 2023

In today’s podcast episode, I talk with Dr. David Jockers about how intermittent fasting can improve gut health, including by increasing bacterial diversity in the microbiome. We also cover how to incorporate fasting into your life in a balanced and effective way.
https://drruscio.com/fasting-improves-bacterial-diversity 
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 

Oct 9, 2023

A recap of the most exciting and tangible research updates, including findings for: 

-Ketamine therapy 

-Fish oil

-Yoga

-Cold water therapy 

-Collagen 

-And more

Please join me to stay up to date on the latest health science updates.



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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

00:48 Ketamine therapy 

04:41 Fish oil for depression

06:27 Yoga for depression

07:46 Exercise for depression

11:58 How exercise impacts depression
13:48 Cold immersion for muscle recovery

15:13 No evidence for cold therapy? 

20:20 Collagen for muscle soreness   

21:15 Which exercise improves longevity most? 

23:38 Can lifestyle reverse biological aging? 

 

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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.

Oct 4, 2023

What causes leaky gut and how do you treat it? Today I’ll answer these questions and give you the 4 most effective ways to help heal leaky gut. 

Join me. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:04 What is leaky gut? 

03:30 Causes of leaky gut

05:35 Leaky gut prevalence 

06:16 The first step

09:10 Foods to eliminate & reintroduce

15:47 The second step 

20:20 The importance of sleep

21:45 The third step

25:37 Evidence-based probiotic protocol

27:29 The final step

 

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

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Oct 2, 2023

Let's discuss the latest research in oxidative stress, allergies, kids' health, and gut health, all through the lens of probiotics. 

We'll cover how effective probiotics are for: 

-Inflammation

-Immunity 

-Asthma

-Allergies 

-Acute diarrhea in kids

-Allergic rhinitis in kids

-IBS

-Constipation

-H. pylori 

By covering the latest research, I hope to take the stress out of trying to stay up to date on the science on your own. Please join me.



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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:27 Oxidative stress

07:01 Asthma 

08:39 Seasonal allergies

10:22 Probiotics for kids

15:38 Jaundice in premature babies

18:26 Probiotic dosing for kids

20:38 Respiratory infections in infants

22:04 IBS

24:48 Chronic constipation

28:15 H. pylori

 

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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.

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