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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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May 10, 2017

Here we go with Health News Updates - Episode 2. Today we will discuss: the thyroid-SIBO connection, probiotics and H. Pylori, vitamin D and fatigue, iodine and thyroid autoimmunity, CoQ10 and fatigue, viruses and hypothyroid, and more…

May 3, 2017

Today I spoke with Dr. Jill Carnahan and we had a great conversation about mold, mycotoxins, and CIRS (chronic immune response syndrome). Oftentimes this topic is made out to be overly complicated, but today’s conversation pierced through to the practical core on this issue. This is an important topic to be aware of for those who have not responded to other therapies.

Apr 26, 2017

What do you do if nothing has worked to fix your gut?  One option is to get a new gut microbiota.  A fecal transplant is a technique wherein you can replace your gut bacteria with the gut bacteria of a healthy donor. Today we speak with a pioneer in fecal transplant therapy, Glenn Taylor of the Taymount clinic. 

Apr 19, 2017

Today we speak with co-founder of Paleo f(x), Keith Norris. I like to call Paleo (f)x the spring break of health conferences, where you binge on an assortment of health and wellness information.  In today’s podcast we discuss important aspects of the paleo movement.  We also delve into some interesting tangents, like women and carbs, and exciting new technologies that can help improve your health.

Apr 12, 2017

Today I would like to try something a little different. This podcast will contain a brief summary of the most important research that has been published over the last few weeks. We will cover some important updates regarding SIBO, vitamin D, thyroid autoimmunity, probiotics, gluten-free diets, ulcerative colitis, autoimmunity, heart disease, and leaky gut.

Apr 5, 2017

My good friend and best-selling author, Robb Wolf, is back on the podcast to discuss his new book entitled Wired to Eat. Robb lays out a great holistic plan to find a personalized diet that is right for you.  We also tackle some interesting aspects of a healthy relationship with food, “cheating,” and finding one’s ideal carb intake.

Mar 29, 2017

I was supposed to discuss carbs, IBS, metabolism, and thyroid on Ben Greenfield’s podcast, but Ben and I had to reschedule our recording, so I thought we could cover this today. Let’s discuss some important aspects of how carbs affect IBS, metabolism, and thyroid and provide guidelines to make sure you are using carbs to your advantage and not your detriment.

Mar 22, 2017

We often think of nutrition as things like protein, carbs, and fats. However, movement is an important nutrient also. We need the right balance of movement nutrients (cardio, strength training, and stretching) to maintain optimum health.  Additionally, we are now learning that movement is required on a cellular level for healthy cell function. Today we speak with movement specialist, Katy Bowman, to elaborate.

Mar 15, 2017

I'm turning over a new leaf in 2017 to answer our listener questions monthly. Today I’ll answer some January questions, and here is what we will cover. Is paleo healthy? Fasting, good or bad? What to do when gluten free doesn’t work. Constipation being caused by prokinetics.

Mar 8, 2017

Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that functional medicine is infallible; unfortunately, this is not the case.  Today we will discuss how a fairly popular functional medicine lab was found to falsify lab ranges, a change which led to increased treatment recommendations, which were serviced by their sister company’s supplements.  This story provides a good example for both clinicians and patients as to why a more conservative outlook on functional medicine is important.

Mar 1, 2017

You’ve likely heard something about methylation as it’s an area of functional medicine that is ‘hot’ right now.  I’ve been very cautious regarding ‘methylation testing and treatment’ recommendations for a number of reasons.  In today’s episode we speak with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald and I share some of my concerns.  Dr. Kara provides an excellent overview of how we can optimize methylation and do so reasonably and safely.  Things you should know: testing is way overhyped, and over supplementation can actually harm you.

Feb 22, 2017

Today we speak with Dr. Steven Lin regarding the oral microbiota and the mouth-gut axis.  We cover some very important topics, especially for those with fatigue, cavities, or who have any type of oral/dental disease like mouth lesions or bleeding gums.  Dr. Lin also shares some simple techniques that can improve the health of one’s oral airway, and therefore improve sleep.

Feb 15, 2017

Autoimmunity is a process wherein your immune system attacks healthy tissue and can cause conditions like hypothyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. Today we speak with Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt to cover simple steps toward healing your autoimmune condition. We also make an important clarification that autoimmune conditions can often be described with undue fear and help you understand what a healthy perspective on autoimmune conditions is.

Feb 8, 2017

Bone broth has many medicinal properties and is something I frequently recommend to my patients. Today we speak with Dr. Kellyann Petrucci on how to best use this powerful healing tool.

Feb 1, 2017

I am very excited to announce that Future of Functional Medicine Review is here! If you are looking to become a better functional medicine provider or learn more about a better model of functional medicine, this is what you have been waiting for. This is our new practitioner training tool and in today’s podcast we will discuss this tool, which involves case studies, research summaries, the practitioner question of the month, and a practice tip. We will discuss cost effective functional medicine, breakthroughs for thyroid autoimmunity, and much more. Please let me know what you think.

For direct access to the Future of Functional Medicine Review click here www.DrRuscio.com/Review

Jan 25, 2017

I recently had Robert, who just completed his 4th year of medical school, shadowing in my office. Robert has also been fervently studying functional medicine and seemed to be quite taken with how we are doing things differently in my office than much of what his functional medicine education has taught. I thought it would be insightful to have him on the podcast to share what he had learned after a day in the office.

Jan 18, 2017

Today we speak with researcher and gastroenterologist Dr. Leonard Weinstock. We cover how SIBO can be the underlying cause of non-digestive issues like skin conditions, pain and others. We also cover his research and recommendations regarding low dose naltrexone for autoimmune conditions

Jan 11, 2017

Today we discuss what the most common causes and treatments are for fatigue with Dr Carri Drzyzga. We also take an interesting turn into brain health and brain autoimmunity’s role in fatigue.

Jan 4, 2017

Addressing hormonal imbalances is one of the most important actions a women can take towards well-being.  I have also found this to be one of the most effective treatments in the functional medicine arsenal.  Today we discuss hormones with gynecologist Dr. Anna Cabeca.

Dec 28, 2016

By failing to plan you are planning to fail – and this certainly holds true for healthy eating.  Today we speak with Allison Schaaf for tips and techniques on how to meal plan. 

Dec 21, 2016

Functional medicine providers are becoming increasingly sought after.  However, people also have concerns about working with a functional medicine provider – mainly cost and excessive treatment.  Let’s discuss some tips for finding a good functional medicine provider. 

Dec 14, 2016

The health of your gut is very important for your overall health. Your mouth is the first section of your gut and is therefore very important also. But the mouth doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Did you know that problems in the mouth can be an indicator that you have sleep apnea? Also that inflammation in the mouth can create inflammation throughout your entire body?  Today we speak with Dr. Mark Burhenne DDS to learn more about this often overlooked section of your gut. 

Dec 7, 2016

ADD and ADHD affect many children, and unfortunately these conditions are often treated with drugs that contain powerful amphetamines. Fortunately, there are simple and powerful natural treatment options. Today we speak with pharmacist Dr. Phil Carson about natural approaches to ADD and ADHD.

Dec 1, 2016

Do you have a hard time making healthy dietary and lifestyle changes stick? If so, this is one conversation you will not want to miss. Kevin Geary and I dissect what underlies things like cravings, bad habits and the inability to stick with a health plan. This was one of my favorite conversations, as we burrow down into deeply seated imbalances we all struggle with, the societal problems from which they come, and how to identify and take steps toward addressing them.

Nov 23, 2016

Fibromyalgia typically includes the symptoms of fatigue and pain, but the challenge is that many other conditions also cause fatigue and pain.  So how do you know whether you have fibromyalgia and should peruse treatments for fibromyalgia or if you have something like hypothyroid or arthritis? We speak with Fibro-Fix author Dr. David Brady to answer this question.

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