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Now displaying: 2023
Mar 27, 2023

As an endurance athlete, Eric Hinman knows the commitment, drive, and hard work needed for athletic training. But as he and I have experienced, training too much places your body and mind under extreme stress and can interfere with achieving fitness goals. While detailing my own experience with overtraining, Eric shares what foods, supplements, gentle exercises, and other functional health approaches can help improve exercise recovery, prevent exercise burnout and injuries, and get you back on track with your fitness goals. Listen in.

https://www.drruscio.com/how-to-know-overtraining  

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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Mar 22, 2023

While there’s a world of bacteria that live in your gut, they have far-reaching effects on your skin, liver, bone, and other organs. Listen in to learn what diets can help you improve your gut bacteria and how to choose which one ultimately works best for you. 

https://www.drruscio.com/gut-health-and-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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Mar 20, 2023

Probiotics are emerging as one of the most effective gut health supports. And the new research I reveal in this podcast highlights new and exciting research about how they can improve non-digestive symptoms. Listen in to learn their effects on women’s health, children’s health, body composition, muscle recovery, and more. 

https://www.drruscio.com/benefits-of-probiotics-beyond-the-gut 

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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Mar 15, 2023

If your probiotics get warm, does that mean they’re less effective? This episode answers this question once and for all and reiterates why probiotics are one of the go-to therapies used in our clinic.

https://www.drruscio.com/warm-probiotics-still-effective 

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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Mar 13, 2023

This episode takes a deeper look at how medications, diets, and behavioral changes impact irritable bowel syndrome and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth symptoms. Hear what research-backed therapies are worth exploring to take control of your own gut health.

https://www.drruscio.com/studies-reveal-sibo-and-ibs 

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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Mar 8, 2023

When overdone or done unnecessarily, functional health tests can impact patients financially and emotionally. Take Jane—a patient at our clinic who spent over $7,000 in total on treatment with a different doctor only to develop an eating disorder and experience worsening symptoms. In this episode, I break down evidence that explains why adrenal, glucose breath, micronutrient, gut dysbiosis, and food allergy tests didn’t help her case—and why they aren’t always necessary to do for treatment.

https://www.drruscio.com/consequences-overtesting-overtreatment 

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


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Mar 6, 2023

Supporting your amygdala—your brain’s fear response center—could be the key to reducing anxiety, inflammation, and reactions to foods, environmental triggers, and supplements. Listen in to hear how meditating and spending time in nature can quiet an overactive amygdala.

https://www.drruscio.com/natural-treatments-improve-mental-health-immunity 

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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Mar 1, 2023

Combining her professional experience with clinical and functional medicine and personal experience with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, Dr. Terry Wahls created the Wahls Protocol®. This protocol, which is a modified Paleo diet, personally helped Dr. Wahls go from surviving to thriving with multiple sclerosis. Learn more about how she designed the protocol, what foods are a part of the protocol, and what successful outcomes she’s seen from it on healthy aging and chronic health conditions.

https://www.drruscio.com/wahls-protocol-autoimmune-disease-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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Feb 27, 2023

Did you know that altered stress hormones, poor sleep, fatigue, anxiety, and depression all intersect with gut health? There have been many studies that have shown these connections, and the one that I feature in this episode continues to confirm that the benefits of probiotics go beyond the gut. Listen in for a rundown of the study and answers to how long probiotics should be taken and if cortisol testing is necessary.

https://www.drruscio.com/healthy-gut-lower-cortisol-levels 

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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Feb 22, 2023

With a study looking at the effects of an elemental diet on Crohn’s Disease comes the question, “Could it offer symptom relief for other gastrointestinal disorders?” In this episode, learn about the study’s promising findings, what an elemental diet is, why it could be an effective gut-healing tool for IBS, ulcerative colitis, and GERD, and how to begin following one to improve your gut health.

https://www.drruscio.com/elemental-diet-crohns-ibs-and-more 

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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Feb 20, 2023

This episode, our clinic’s very own Dr. Scott and I get personal about our own health journeys, talking about what has worked and what hasn’t. Dr. Scott opens up about how he approached his mold toxicity symptoms of brain fog, fatigue, and loose stools with several remedies — only to find that mold may not be the underlying cause. We also dive deep into the mental and physical health benefits of exercise and two patient success stories who found relief by doing less, not more.

https://www.drruscio.com/fine-tuning-your-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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Feb 15, 2023

In this episode, I run through a series of new research studies that aim to solve these questions: 

  • Does exercise improve fatigue, obsessive-compulsive thinking, cognitive function, and migraines?

  • Is sauna therapy more effective when exercise is also in the mix?

  • If weight loss is the goal, does intermittent fasting or caloric restriction work better? 

  • What kind of diet can help reduce pain associated with fibromyalgia? 

  • Can cold immersion and sauna therapy boost longevity?

  • And more.

Listen in to hear what strategies to implement in your health regime for better health.

https://www.drruscio.com/6-strategies-boost-longevity-energy 

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

 

Feb 13, 2023

Tests can be helpful to rule out a serious condition or when the data provided treats the individual. So, what tests are worth doing for IBS? Let’s take a deep dive into the research together to learn what can help assess and treat the root cause of IBS—and what diets can keep symptoms under control.

https://www.drruscio.com/best-diets-tests-for-ibs 

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

Feb 8, 2023

As I reveal the latest studies in female hormones, thyroid health, and menopause, the research findings speak for themselves. Let’s look at what the data says about effective (or not so effective) ways to normalize TSH levels, reduce the risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hypothyroidism, improve sleep during menopause, increase the absorption of the thyroid hormone, and make use of selenium, probiotics, and inositol for thyroid health. Listen in to hear what strategies you can apply to improve your hormonal health.

https://www.drruscio.com/hormonal-health-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

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Feb 6, 2023

Probiotics have many powers, from restoring the gut microbiome to improving joint pain to boosting mood. When it comes to how they work for IBS and SIBO, there’s a lot of confusion about if they truly do provide symptom relief. In this podcast episode, the featured findings provide clarity about the effectiveness of probiotics for IBS and SIBO and how probiotic supplementation measures up to other drug therapies. Listen in.

https://www.drruscio.com/should-you-take-probiotics-for-ibs-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

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Feb 1, 2023

Emily said it best: complex symptoms don’t need complex treatments. Within a couple of weeks of working with Dr. Scott, Emily experienced complete relief of her long-standing symptoms, such as headaches, bloating after every meal, mood swings, fatigue, and heavy periods. Dr. Scott’s recommendations were simple: avoid over-supplementation and focus on gut therapies, such as triple therapy probiotics and a low FODMAP diet. Hear what else Emily did to invest in her health (and feel better) long-term.

https://www.drruscio.com/simple-plan-for-balancing-female-hormones 

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

Jan 30, 2023

15–20% of the population suffers from IBS symptoms like bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. While drug therapies such as Rifaximin and Plecanatide may be prescribed to provide symptom relief, is there a place for probiotics? New research shows how probiotics and drugs each play a role in improving IBS. Hear the latest findings and how to use them to make the best decisions for your health.

https://www.drruscio.com/medications-probiotics-for-ibs-treatment 

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

Jan 25, 2023

Does taking a cold shower or dunking into an ice water bath seem crazy? Cold water therapy has proven health benefits for your metabolism, immune system, stress tolerance, and fat metabolism. After listening to Dr. Mike T. Nelson explain what cold exposure is good for and how to use it in this episode, you just might find yourself taking the plunge. https://drruscio.com/cold-exposure-therapy-wim-hof-breathing

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

 

Jan 23, 2023

Thyroglobulin test results can be tricky to understand, especially ones that are positive. While it may be easy to attribute Grave’s disease or Hashimoto’s based on a positive result, there’s more to explore to truly rule it out and determine your thyroid health status. Listen in to learn how to properly analyze test results, what to do when symptoms don’t improve, and why it’s important to not just treat lab values.

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

Jan 18, 2023

Heating pads and ibuprofen may provide short-term pain relief for menstrual cramps, but what’s the long-term solution? This is where specific dietary choices, lifestyle modifications, and supplements come into the picture, including chaste tree berry, chamomile, calcium, and more. Find out how these tools can help balance hormones and reduce period pain.

https://drruscio.com/natural-remedies-for-menstrual-cramps/ 

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

Jan 16, 2023

Fatigue is the hot topic on another series of “Listener Questions.” Hear my answers to these questions from podcast listeners and learn how to apply recommendations to improve your own energy levels:

  • If you complete an elimination diet like the AIP and identify some trigger foods, but it doesn't resolve post-meal fatigue, what next steps would you recommend?  
  • Low carb makes me really tired and has negatively impacted my sleep. I'm worried about eating more carbs. What should I do? 
  • What do you think I should focus on to heal and improve fatigue and thyroid lab markers? 
  • My local functional medicine practitioner put me on 20 supplements, and it’s made me feel worse than when I began. What are your thoughts?
  • When I work out (weight lift) 2x/week, I feel good, but if I do more than that, I feel more tired. What should I do?
  • Can too much thyroid hormone cause fatigue? 
  • If you could make only 1 recommendation to someone to improve their energy levels, what would it be? 
  • What’s the best thing you did to improve your own energy? 
  • What is one thing you thought would improve energy and didn’t?

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

Jan 11, 2023

Healing from hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s or other thyroid issues can be overwhelming. What if you had a thyroid community cheering you on to meet your health goals? Ginny Mahar and Danna Bowman of Thyroid Refresh have created just that, inspired by their own experiences with thyroid conditions. They’ve also put together “the eight Rs,” a series of eight daily rituals designed to make your health practices fun and sustainable. In this episode, we discuss the rituals, common pitfalls, and your best mindset for healing! https://drruscio.com/?p=47963

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

Jan 9, 2023

It can be tough to stay in the know about gut health research, especially with new findings being released regularly. To make things easier, I break down recent studies and offer insights into what they mean for your own gut health. Tune in to this episode to hear what interventions can support your digestion, cognition, endocrine function, skin and joint health, and more.

https://www.drruscio.com/new-gut-health-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

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Jan 4, 2023

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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Jan 2, 2023

Probiotic research is growing—what’s the latest now? Listen in to learn about studies that analyze how the following conditions respond to probiotic supplementation: 

  • H. Pylori
  • Eczema 
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Prostate infections
  • Diabetes 
  • Arthritis 
  • Respiratory infections 
  • Allergic rhinitis 
  • Prediabetes/diabetes 
  • IBS-Diarrhea 
  • Ulcerative colitis

https://www.drruscio.com/probiotic-updates-gut-skin-disorders

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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