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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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Dec 2, 2020

Nature bathing, forest bathing, time in nature, and living in blue or green zones has been shown to improve health. In today’s podcast, Abel James from Fat Man Burning shares his thoughts on the health benefits of time in nature, social media diets, and connecting with real people. https://drruscio.com/nature-solitude-thought

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

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Nov 25, 2020

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams shares his personal story of recovery from diabetes and chronic disease by changing his diet and lifestyle. His own success led him to champion the fight to redefine chronic disease care and encourage a healthy future. Learn about his advocacy for a change in medicine. https://drruscio.com/the-power-of-personal-change-reforming-medicine

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

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Nov 18, 2020

Until recently, there hasn’t been a reliable way to test for hydrogen sulfide SIBO, and SIFO (small intestinal fungal overgrowth) can complicate the clinical picture. In today’s podcast, Dr. Preet Khangura, a SIBO and SIFO expert, shares about a new test for hydrogen sulfide SIBO, key clinical signs and symptoms of hydrogen sulfide SIBO and SIFO, and how to manage treatment for patients with these disorders. https://drruscio.com/updates-on-hydrogen-sulfide-sibo-sifo

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

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Nov 16, 2020

Kacheena has had IBS for most of her adult life, and recently developed severe PMS symptoms that flare her IBS. Kacheena supplemented her normal diet with one meal a day of an elemental diet and saw her IBS symptoms and PMS symptoms dramatically improve. Learn more about her success in today’s video. https://drruscio.com/elemental-dieting-resolves-chronic-ibs

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

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Nov 11, 2020

As mold expert Dr. Jill Crista says on today’s podcast, there isn’t yet much objective data about which mold tests are the best for identifying and tracking mold illness. In today’s episode, Dr. Crista and Dr. Joe Mather discuss what we know about mold testing, it’s strengths and limitations.
https://drruscio.com/deep-dive-into-mold-testing

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

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Nov 9, 2020

Jen used Elemental Heal, my elemental diet product, for her constant bloating, abdominal pain, and gas. Within 3 days, she felt 95% better, which really improved her quality of life and her ability to do her job. Listen to Jen’s experience with the elemental diet, and learn how she’s handling food reintroductions.
https://drruscio.com/elemental-diet-rapidly-improves-bloating-gas-abdominal-pain

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

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Nov 4, 2020

Single drug treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia haven’t been successfully found, but Dr. Dale Bredesen’s 36 point plan has reversed cognitive decline for some patients. In today’s podcast, Dr. Bredesen shares how to prioritize key brain health markers to improve cognitive function and reduce risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer’s. https://drruscio.com/keys-for-preventing-cognitive-decline

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

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Nov 2, 2020

Did you know that gut health problems can be a huge contributor to thyroid symptoms? Though it’s often overlooked or misunderstood, there is a strong gut-thyroid connection. In this video, I discuss several research studies that demonstrate the gut-thyroid connection, and share how you can improve your thyroid function by focusing on your gut health. https://drruscio.com/the-often-overlooked-gut-thyroid-connection

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

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Oct 28, 2020

Your questions about what to do after SIBO clears but symptoms persist, intestinal worms, is Elemental Heal dairy-free, how probiotics work in the gut and more … https://drruscio.com/answers-on-sibo-testing-worms-imodium-elemental-diet

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

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Oct 26, 2020

Did you know that healthy foods may harm you? Despite common advice, dietary fiber for constipation isn’t always the right thing, and if you have histamine intolerance, high histamine foods may increase your digestive symptoms. In today’s video, I discuss why perfectly healthy foods sometimes aren’t right for an individual, and how you should look at elimination diets. https://drruscio.com/healthy-foods-may-harm-you

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

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Oct 21, 2020

The GI MAP stool test is widely used in functional medicine and integrative medicine practices, but how should it be best interpreted? In today’s podcast, Dr. Tom Fabian from Diagnostic Solutions Lab — the home of the GI MAP — explains how to use the GI MAP in practice, and shares several important clinical correlations of key GI MAP markers and how to use those results for appropriate action. https://drruscio.com/how-to-interpret-the-gi-map-stool-test

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

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Oct 14, 2020

Lack of deep breathing can contribute to distention, bloating, gut pain, and other GI symptoms. In this podcast, UCSF Professor and researcher Erik Peper explains the profound power of deep breathing and biofeedback, how shallow breathing increases the stress response, and how to improve your gut health through good breathing technique. https://drruscio.com/an-overlooked-cause-of-distention-bloating

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

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Oct 12, 2020

If you have high TSH levels, what should you do? Many functional providers mistakenly misdiagnose patients as hypothyroid unnecessarily. In today’s video, learn the truth about elevated TSH levels, and how to tell if you need thyroid medication or not. https://drruscio.com/high-tsh-levels-what-should-you-do

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

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Oct 7, 2020

Your questions answered: FMT for C. diff, coughing after eating, Rifaximin dose, red-light therapy for fatigue, spore-based probiotics and their effects on SIBO. http://drruscio.com/listener-questions-on-fmt-for-c-diff-coughing-after-eating

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

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Oct 5, 2020

Adrian had constant brain fog, joint pain, and fatigue. He used the recommendations in Healthy Gut, Healthy You to restore his gut health. Learn more about how Adrian used probiotics, the elemental diet, and targeted dietary changes to feel better. https://drruscio.com/chronic-brain-fog-joint-pain-and-fatigue-resolved

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

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Sep 30, 2020

Overuse of herbal antimicrobials in a quest to get SIBO breath test results to normalize can cause bad effects for patients. I share a case study illustrating how this practice led the patient to develop C. difficile infection. I also share the results of two studies comparing probiotics to the antibiotic Rifaximin for IBS and SIBO that suggest probiotics are similarly effective. https://drruscio.com/overuse-of-herbal-antimicrobials-probiotics

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

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Sep 28, 2020

Today’s podcast reviews a Future of Functional Medicine Review issue, a case study of a woman who was inappropriately diagnosed as hypothyroid. I also review study comparing probiotics to rifaximin for treatment of constipation and IBS, and a study that erroneously linked probiotics with brain fog. https://drruscio.com/questioning-incorrect-hypothyroid-diagnosis

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

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Sep 23, 2020

Thyroid and SIBO health challenges are often overmanaged in functional medicine practices, which costs patients unnecessary money. In today’s podcast, I share two case studies that show why it’s important to be circumspect when treating thyroid health challenges and gut health challenges. https://drruscio.com/gut-thyroid-and-sibo-case-studies

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

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Sep 21, 2020

In today’s podcast, I answer listener questions about the connection between gut health and hair regrowth, how increased stress from the COVID crisis could affect gut symptoms, whether immunoglobulins can bind mold and mycotoxins, and other questions about die off reactions, the elemental diet, and soil based probiotics. https://drruscio.com/listener-questions-hair-regrowth-reducing-covid-stress-mycotoxins

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

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Sep 16, 2020

In this podcast episode, I summarize the March 2020 issue of the Future of Functional Medicine Review clinician newsletter. This includes a summary of a systematic review on the low FODMAP diet, a case study that showcases the all-too-common wasteful application of functional medicine testing and treatment, and important studies that should guide the clinical approach to hypothyroidism. https://drruscio.com/functional-medicine-testing-waste

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

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Sep 14, 2020

Birth control pills are one of the most commonly used forms of contraception, but they have clearly documented risks. In today’s podcast, Harvard-trained gynecologist Dr. Sara Gottfried shares the risks and side effects of oral contraception, and healthier birth control options. https://drruscio.com/what-is-the-safest-form-of-birth-control

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

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Sep 9, 2020

Which is more environmentally friendly: an omnivorous or vegetarian diet? In today’s podcast, I meet with Robb Wolf, Paleo diet advocate and Greg Schwartz, political ecologist and vegan to discuss. In a discussion that ranged from sustainable food systems and regenerative farming to greenhouse gases, we discovered more common ground than you might imagine. https://drruscio.com/climate-change-debate-carnivorous-vs-vegan-diet

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

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Sep 7, 2020

I’m constantly following the new probiotics research, and updating my articles and resources. In today’s podcast, I review the most recent relevant probiotics studies. I’ve also had some recent health issues that have taught me some new lessons, and have moved my clinic to Austin, TX, so I share my latest personal news. https://drruscio.com/probiotic-research-updates

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

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Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Aseem Desai calls atrial fibrillation the Afib epidemic, as 1 in 4 people over age 40 will develop the disease. In today’s podcast, we discuss Afib causes and risk factors, Afib triggers, and how early intervention and detection can improve outcomes. https://drruscio.com/atrial-fibrillation

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

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Aug 31, 2020

Meditation is proven to help improve physical and mental health. In today’s podcast, Josephine Atluri helps you understand how to use deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness of the present moment to feel well, whether you’re new to meditation, or already experienced. https://drruscio.com/meditation-advanced-techniques

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

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

 

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