Which supplements for weight loss and performance are actually worth the money? This is an area where the internet is permeated with outrageous claims and snake oil sales. Fortunately, Dr. Nelson looks at the clinical studies and provides us a summary of what some of the most popular supplements can and cannot do.
There are a handful of healthy diets that are commonly mentioned in the Paleo and functional medicine realm. One of these is the SCD diet, or Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Today we speak with Steven Wright, who provides easy steps to get started with the SCD diet and how you can use it to improve your gut health.
Over 95% of adults have evidence of viruses in their blood, and many of these viruses have been shown to correlate with autoimmunity. But how do you know if this is something that requires treatment or not? Today we delve into a responsible approach to viruses with Dr. Nick Hedback to answer this question.
Today we speak with Dr. Neil Stollman, MD. He was involved in the very first FMTs performed under medical supervision and was involved in establishing the first-ever protocol used. Since then Dr. Stollman has gone on to perform hundreds of FMTs and published several research papers on this topic. He shares his insights with passion and enthusiasm in this episode.
A great conversation with Dr. Chris Keroack, MD. Dr. Keroack shifted from a conventional weight loss doctor to functional medicine. We discuss some of the best medicines for weight loss and what type of person might be a “super responder.” We also cover new weight loss devices and surgeries, weighing the pros and the cons. We wrap up with how Dr. Keroack is currently integrating functional and conventional medicine.
Movement is essential for optimum health. Time in nature is also essential and has been shown to combat many diseases. Today we speak with Rafe Kelley who specializes in obtaining exercise from natural environments while replicating key ancestral movement patterns with play-like approaches. This yields a great return on investment because you simultaneously get exercise, time in nature, and play.
Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders with Psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan. We detail very important information regarding anti-depressant medications, what common causes of depression and anxiety are, and cover highlights from Dr. Brogan’s new book.
Do you have even more questions on Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) that we didn’t cover in our recent podcast? In this episode, we bring you Dr. Nathan Connelly all the way from the Moonee Valley Specialist Centre in Australia to discuss more great information on FMT.
Do you think eating fat makes you fat? Are you confused about cholesterol? What does a health diet really look like? We answer all this and more this week with Dr. Mark Hyman, a practicing family physician, a nine-time No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of the Huffington Post, and has been a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, the Today Show, CNN, The View, the Katie Couric show, and The Dr. Oz Show.
It is estimated that 12% of people will have a thyroid problem in their lifetime. This week we’ll take a look at three supplements that could help or harm your thyroid.
We’ve focused often on SIBO and IBS on the podcast so we’re going to take a look at another gastrointestinal disorder – Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This week, Dr. Ruscio interviews Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND who specializes in the treatment of IBD.
In the functional medicine community, we’ve been taught that lowering homocysteine into the normal lab ranges by taking B-vitamins is one way to lower cardiovascular risk. But is it? Let’s take a look at what the research really shows.
Subclinical Hypothyroidism is an often over-treated or mistreated condition. This week, Dr. Ruscio takes a look into the research to determine the best way to treat this misunderstood condition.
Do you have questions about men’s health? Many times medicine focuses on women’s health and we know how men hate to go to the doctor! Dr. Ruscio has men covered with this episode as he interviews Dr. Geo Espinosa, Naturopathic Urologist, on all topics men’s health.
Were you disappointed you couldn’t make it to London for Dr. Ruscio’s recent Functional Medicine seminar? Well, don’t worry because this week, we bring you three of the best topics of the seminar!
Confused about the Autoimmune Paleo Diet? Not sure what foods to eat or not to eat? Think it’s impossible to do because it’s so strict? Mickey Trescott from Autoimmune-Paleo.com joins us to answer those questions and more on this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio.
Dr. Ruscio is off this week teaching his London (re)Find Health Symposium. He didn’t want everyone who could not attend the seminar to miss out, so this week’s show is a recording of what he intends to present in London. Answering all your burning questions about the gut, thyroid and microbiota.
Confused about the treatment of gut and intracellular infections? We answer a listener question this week about treating Blasto, and h. pylori and when intracellular infections should be looked for.
Dr. Ruscio presented on The Gut; Diet, Flora, Health and Disease at the Ancestral Health Society's 2014 symposium at UC Berkeley. He reviews the impact hygiene has on our health, hunter gather versus westernized microbiotas and what the science actually says about manipulating our microbiotas with probiotics, prebiotics and fiber.