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Now displaying: 2022
Apr 27, 2022

Are you looking for the most relevant scientific research to understand how the right nutrition can improve pregnancy and childbirth outcomes? Sarah Thompson, functional medicine practitioner, acupuncturist, and author of Functional Maternity: Using Functional Medicine and Nutrition to Improve Pregnancy and Childbirth Outcomes, has got you covered. Listen in as she sheds light on how to eat a nutrient-dense diet, exercise safely, reduce toxic exposures, and balance out hormones during pregnancy.

https://drruscio.com/functional-medicine-and-nutrition-for-a-healthy-pregnancy 

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 25, 2022

The possibility to breathe, sing, speak, sleep, and swallow pills and food better may become a reality with the EMST150—the most clinically validated expiratory muscle strength trainer. Listen in as speech language pathologist Jenny Opalinksi provides more information about how it works and who may benefit from it.

https://www.drruscio.com/clinically-proven-breath-device-for-sleep-speech-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 

 

Apr 20, 2022

The latest research offers important insights into what health conditions may benefit from probiotics and how probiotics measure up to other therapies like antibiotics and steroids. Listen in to hear if probiotics may reduce symptoms and inflammation associated with H. Pylori, migraines, type 1 diabetes, asthma, COVID, IBS, and more.

https://drruscio.com/latest-in-probiotics-for-kids-covid-stress-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 

Apr 18, 2022

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? How does it aid in the recovery of traumatic brain injuries, strokes, chronic fatigue, Lyme Disease, and other conditions? What other treatments can you do in conjunction to fully optimize your health? All of these questions and more are answered by Dr. Scott Sherr, the director of Integrative Hyperbaric Medicine and Health Optimization at Hyperbaric Medical Solutions.

https://drruscio.com/is-oxygen-healing-why-consider-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy 

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 13, 2022

Marty Kendall, engineer and founder of Optimising Nutrition, and Aimee Gallo, Health Coach at the Ruscio Institute of Functional Medicine, bring their unique backgrounds to this discussion about why what, how, and when we eat matters for our health. Listen in as we discuss approaches to ensure your diet is nutrient-dense and steering you in the right direction to achieve your health goals.

https://www.drruscio.com/how-to-optimize-your-nutrition-and-enjoy-nutrient-dense-foods 

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 11, 2022

New research reveals how the supplements and medications you take—along with the current status of your gut and cardiovascular health—impacts your thyroid health. Don’t miss out on hearing what is effective for keeping your thyroid healthy and your sleep, mood, hormones, and digestion regulated. Listen to the podcast now.

https://www.drruscio.com/do-supplements-natural-remedies-work-thyroid-health-updates 

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 6, 2022

While the nutritional value of vegetables continues to go down, Farmer Lee Jones is dedicated to bringing it up. On a mission to naturally enhance the flavor and quality of food, his farm is focused on “working in harmony with nature rather than trying to outsmart it.” To him, that means steering clear from the use of GMOs, rotating crops, testing the soil for mineral deficiencies, and ultimately creating nutrient-dense produce. Listen in to hear him discuss his process and passion for making a positive impact on the health of the people and the environment.

http://drruscio.com/what-does-soil-have-to-do-with-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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Apr 4, 2022

Today we will cover listener questions, including…

  • Trouble losing weight even with a raw vegan diet and juicing, what to try next?
  • Can probiotics help prevent food poisoning when traveling?
  • Is hair mineral testing accurate?
  • Does SIBO cause lower T3 and sex hormones?
  • What causes random acute throat tightening when eating?

https://drruscio.com/listener-questions-weight-loss-sibo-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 

Mar 30, 2022

New gut health research is here and is providing insights into what may (or may not) help reduce the symptoms of GI conditions like Crohn’s disease, IBS, ulcerative colitis, SIBO, and colon cancer. Now is the time to hear what the evidence shows about interventions like the low FODMAP diet, Vitamin D, prebiotics, curcumin, and rifaximin. Listen to the podcast.

https://www.drruscio.com/latest-gut-health-research-sibo-ibs-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 

Mar 28, 2022

Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that commonly causes digestive symptoms like abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and appetite loss.

For Kyle, his main symptom was abdominal pain with everything he ate. He also was experiencing constipation, bloating, low energy, headaches, and low back pain that traveled down his legs.

After trying different remedies on his own and seeing no improvement, he sought the help of Dr. Joe, the Clinical Director of the Ruscio Institute for Functional Medicine.

Listen in as they discuss Kyle’s health journey and how triple therapy probiotics, abdominal massage, and the Gupta Program ultimately helped him feel better.

https://www.drruscio.com/how-to-manage-crohns-disease-and-optimize-gut-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 

Mar 23, 2022

Podcast guest Richard Jacobs has done his own exploration into viruses by interviewing several virologists on his Finding Genius podcast and for his book, Finding Genius: Understanding Viruses: 30 Questions, 25 Geniuses, 100 Amazing Insights. The data collected provides insights that may be familiar, like how viruses are connected to various conditions and diseases. However, some information in this podcast may be new to your ears. Listen in to our discussion and prepare to hear new information about viruses.

https://www.drruscio.com/what-we-do-and-dont-know-about-viruses 

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 21, 2022

New IBS research presents interesting findings that may help both patients and providers identify the true underlying cause of IBS symptoms. Listen to the podcast to hear about the common types of misdiagnoses of IBS and how our clinic will integrate this data into our treatment model.

https://www.drruscio.com/underlying-causes-of-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 16, 2022

Though it’s often overlooked or misunderstood, there is a strong gut-thyroid connection. This may make it tricky for patients to pinpoint what’s causing their symptoms of brain fog, fatigue, gas, bloating, and anxiety.

In this podcast, I walk through the treatment of a patient of mine, Beth, whose labs showed she had hypothyroidism, but despite taking thyroid medication and trying a variety of diets like autoimmune paleo and low FODMAP, she still wasn’t feeling relief. Tune in to learn how we helped her feel better by looking at the whole picture: her labs, symptoms, health history, and her response to treatment.

https://www.drruscio.com/thyroid-disorder-gut-issue 

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 14, 2022

Are you thinking of taking digestive enzymes for your digestive symptoms? Digestive enzymes are one of the most frequently recommended supplements in the wellness industry for digestive health, but does research support their use for IBS?

There isn’t a lot of research to go by, but what’s there does suggest that enzymes improve IBS symptoms like bloating and abdominal pain. Let’s explore what digestive enzymes are, what research actually shows about their effectiveness for IBS symptoms, and how to choose and use them.

https://drruscio.com/digestive-enzymes-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 

Mar 9, 2022

When stress, chronic pain or illness, a sleep disorder, or an imbalance in gut bacteria are present, a good night’s sleep can be difficult to achieve. Knowing that sleep is imperative for our emotional and physical wellbeing, it’s crucially important to uncover what can help those experiencing poor sleep. In this podcast, I speak with neurologist Dr. Stasha Gominak about her research about the connections between gut health, vitamin intake, and sleep. Listen in now.

https://www.drruscio.com/vitamins-for-sleep-does-it-work 

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 7, 2022

When Julie came into the clinic, she was doing many things right - like cutting out certain inflammatory foods and managing stress levels. However, her symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal pain, and distention were disrupting her life.

Dr. Joe Mather, medical director of The Ruscio Institute for Functional Medicine, focused on finding the root causes of her symptoms to help formulate a treatment plan and help her feel better.

Some of these treatments included eating an anti-inflammatory diet, incorporating a gut-healing supplement powder, and beginning a binder protocol to detox from mercury and mold exposure.

If you’re trying everything to heal and are still not feeling better, you may, like Julie, need to trust what your gut is telling you and dig deeper to find the root cause of your symptoms.

Watch Julie’s story and learn how the specific dietary, supplemental, and environmental changes we recommended improved her digestion and overall well-being.

https://www.drruscio.com/unexplained-gut-symptoms

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 2, 2022

Advances in epigenetics show exciting potential for helping to treat disease and slow the aging process.

Podcast guest Dr. Kara Fitzgerald has made an important contribution to this field with a new study of epigenetics and aging. Her groundbreaking clinical trial found that biological age can be reversed by more than 3 years by introducing simple diet and lifestyle modifications. In short, genetics do not necessarily determine our health destiny.

Listen to our discussion and prepare to have your assumptions about aging and disease challenged.

https://drruscio.com/epigenetics-and-aging-study 

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 28, 2022

Recent clinical trials on the use of probiotics with children found evidence of effectiveness for colic, intestinal infection, atopic dermatitis, and upper respiratory infection. New benefits were identified for adults, as well.

The studies include a look at the benefits of dead vs. live probiotics, which should be of interest to anyone who has ever forgotten to put the bottle back in the fridge.

Evidence continues to mount for the potential of probiotic supplements to address a wide variety of health conditions in people of all ages.

https://drruscio.com/probiotics-respiratory-infection-studies 

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 23, 2022

If you’re facing a diagnosis of autoimmune skin disease, like psoriasis or scleroderma, you may want to start paying attention to your gut and take action. One of the first steps you can take is to switch to an anti-inflammatory diet and make simple lifestyle changes. Studies show that steering clear of gluten, getting exercise or movement, and being outside in the sun absorbing Vitamin D can reduce inflammation and intestinal permeability. This can also reduce symptoms like lesions, rashes, and blisters that are commonly associated with autoimmune skin diseases. Continue reading to find out more about the surprising autoimmune skin disease-gut health connection.

https://drruscio.com/autoimmune-skin-disease/ 

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 21, 2022

While there are a few ways to assess the presence of Hashimoto’s, thyroglobulin (Tg) antibody tests, in particular, can suffer from false positives. This may mislead patients into thinking they have Hashimoto’s. It's crucially important to move over to a model of treating patients and not treating only labs. In this podcast, I speak about a patient who was told he had Hashimoto's disease, but his symptoms, health history, and response to treatment were telling a different story. Listen in now to hear the outcome.

https://drruscio.com/hashimotos-disease-testing-treating 

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 16, 2022

There are many symptoms associated with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Some directly affect the digestive system, such as diarrhea, bloating, and indigestion, while others like fatigue, brain fog, and joint pain can seem vague with no evident cause. Here’s an overview of why SIBO causes so many symptoms, what the treatment is, and how poor gut health may be the root cause of your fatigue and other non-digestive symptoms.

https://drruscio.com/sibo-fatigue/ 

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 14, 2022

When Jeff came into the clinic, his primary symptom was chronic, non-responsive brain fog. The strategies we used to finally clear this fog included improving Jeff’s breathing, modifying his fitness program, and making his diet LESS restrictive by increasing his carb intake.

This case study is a great example of a personalized diet making a huge difference. If you’ve been following a strict low FODMAP or low carb diet and you’re not noticing an improvement in symptoms, you may, like Jeff, be someone who actually feels better with more carbs in your diet.

We also integrated a few key supplements which were NOT “brain supplements,” but which helped to regulate some of the imbalances that were likely leading to Jeff’s brain fog and digestive symptoms.

Watch Jeff’s story and learn exactly how we were able to improve his sleep, energy, digestion, and cognition without restrictive diets or brain boosting supplements.

https://drruscio.com/restrictive-diet-pitfalls 

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 9, 2022
A scientifically validated tool for diagnosing gut dysbiosis has recently appeared on the market.

Developed by a pair of researchers in Norway, the GA-map® test enables clinicians to quantify a diagnosis of IBS or IBD based on lab markers rather than relying on symptom reporting. This makes it possible to determine appropriate treatment for gut issues with a greater degree of specificity and accuracy than ever before.

https://drruscio.com/ga-map-test-for-dysbiosis 

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 7, 2022

It’s an all-too-common experience in healthcare for patients to feel unheard and unseen by healthcare providers, who can sometimes prioritize lab results over their patient’s experience. And this isn’t limited to conventional medical doctors or specialists. It happens in functional medicine, too.

And when it happens, the patient is profoundly underserved.

In this video, I speak with Danielle, a former patient who explains how her gut symptoms resolved when all the pieces (including the psychological one) came together in her treatment. It’s an eloquent example of how treating the whole patient leads to optimal results.

https://drruscio.com/limbic-retraining-helps-resolve-gut-symptoms 

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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