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Health nutrition and functional healthcare; practical, evidenced-based and cost-effective information for optimum digestive, thyroid, immune and hormonal health. Dr Michael Ruscio, DC shares the most effective and efficient techniques for using diet, nutrition and functional healthcare to improve digestive, thyroid, immune, hormonal and overall health.
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Apr 24, 2023

According to research, 37–61% of people may not need to be on thyroid medication. Listen in on the studies that show why medication isn't always the answer to support your thyroid and what can help instead.

https://www.drruscio.com/thryoid-medication-may-not-be-needed 

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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Apr 19, 2023

Immersing yourself in a cold shower or an ice bath might sound crazy, but it’s crazy effective, according to research. Hear what health ailments it has shown to benefit and how you can get started doing it yourself.

https://www.drruscio.com/cold-exposure-backed-by-science

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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Apr 17, 2023

When your gut is inflamed, similar to an injury, sometimes rest is the best solution. An elemental diet (short-term, exclusive consumption of a nutrient-dense meal replacement shake) gives your gut a chance to heal. It’s one of the most effective therapies in our clinic, and the research continues to support its ability to help improve symptoms related to a wide variety of digestive conditions. Hear why it works and how to begin implementing it into your everyday routine for better gut health.

https://www.drruscio.com/gut-friendly-meal-replacement-shake 

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

Apr 12, 2023

A healthy gut can translate to better digestion, skin, metabolism, mood, cognition, and more. But what supplements can help keep your gut health in check? On the podcast, I cover the two most effective supplements for your gut microbiome and cover what other remedies seem effective, but ultimately research says otherwise.

https://www.drruscio.com/two-effective-supplements-gut-microbiome 

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

Apr 10, 2023

Challenging yourself in a workout is one thing, but when you ramp up training too much or too hard, it comes with negative side effects. I’ve felt these effects, as have clients of Dr. Mike T. Nelson. In this episode, Dr. Nelson shares how to spot these not-so-obvious signs, overcome them with supplements and adequate rest, and find what exercise intensity works best for you.

https://www.drruscio.com/early-warning-signs-of-over-exercising 

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

Apr 5, 2023

Lab testing done by a previous functional health practitioner told John he had Hashimoto’s and needed to avoid meat. Following the practitioner’s recommendations, he began a vegan diet, which only made him feel worse. When John came to our clinic, we listened more to his symptoms rather than lab values and customized a plan that ultimately led to him feeling better. Listen in to hear what dietary and lifestyle recommendations made the difference.

https://www.drruscio.com/hashimotos-misdiagnosis 

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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Apr 3, 2023

Can testing your genetics improve your health? In this episode, hear the latest evidence that demonstrates why it’s not as helpful as it’s made out to be and what is actually effective for improving mental clarity, weight loss outcomes, digestive issues, and more.

https://www.drruscio.com/genetic-testing-for-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

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

We're hiring! To apply for our video editor and co-producer role, please visit drruscio.com/coproducer.

Mar 29, 2023

In this podcast episode, many natural therapies are under analysis. Can vitamin D improve depression? Does mindfulness relieve long COVID symptoms and ulcerative colitis flares? Are coffee and omega-3s good for your heart? The featured findings can help inform you of tools to use to improve your mood, heart health, immunity, gut health, and more.

https://www.drruscio.com/research-backed-health-remedies 

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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