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Now displaying: 2023
Dec 21, 2023

Slow thinking, trouble finding words, & poor memory are all signs of brain fog. But what IS brain fog, really? 

Tune in to hear what brain fog is and what's actually causing it, so you can treat and prevent it effectively.

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

02:00 Lifestyle causes

08:10 Nutritional causes 

12:38 Hormonal causes 

15:56 Gut causes 

 

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Dec 18, 2023

Leaky gut symptoms go far beyond digestion. Let’s look at the 8 tell-tale signs of leaky gut that you’re likely overlooking. 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

00:49 What leaky gut is & how it’s measured 

03:08 The digestive symptoms 

06:04 Body-wide (systemic) symptoms  

 

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Dec 14, 2023

If you use the right therapies at the right time, there’s an 85% resolution rate for SIBO. 

I’ll share which SIBO treatments are effective and, most importantly, how and when to do them to get the best results. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:13 What is SIBO?

03:01 Labs and symptoms don’t always match

03:41 The diet to start with

07:55 Probiotics 

11:56 Antibiotics 

12:28 Herbal therapies 

14:06 The elemental diet

17:26 Prokenetics 

 

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Dec 11, 2023

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid. It isn’t the same as hypothyroidism, but it is connected to it.

Learn what Hashimoto’s disease is and what you can do to help prevent it from potentially progressing into hypothyroidism. 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

00:38 Hashimoto’s defined 

02:40 How to diagnose Hashimoto’s

04:11 What to do to improve Hashimoto’s 

05:44 Hashimoto’s symptoms 

07:35 Interpreting lab ranges

 

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Dec 6, 2023

There are some really valuable research updates to gut health therapies. Today I'll break down and simplify the latest studies but, even more importantly, what they mean for your gut health. 

Be sure to tune in to hear about updates for fiber, prebiotics, and gut-healthy diets.  

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:14 Prebiotics DON’T improve IBS

06:21 Leaky gut connects to other conditions

07:47 Best fiber for IBS

10:32 Mediterranean diet NOT best for IBS

12:47 Mediterranean diet GOOD for leaky gut

 

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Dec 4, 2023

Food allergies are an immune issue, food intolerance is a digestive issue—one that you can likely fix. 

Today I'll cover why food reactivity happens in the first place, what the symptoms are, and the simple changes you can make to help improve your food intolerances and expand your diet. 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

00:31 Food allergies vs intolerances

01:38 Indicators of food reactivity 

03:21 Causes of food intolerance

07:57 Food intolerance treatments 

18:49 Food allergy testing

 

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Nov 29, 2023

The exact foods that trigger leaky gut are going to vary from person to person, but there are 10 common culprits you’ll want to keep an eye out for. 

Some of these are pretty intuitive, some counter-intuitive, and some are controversial. So join me to see what the research suggests you keep an eye out for when it comes to offending foods for leaky gut. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:01 What is leaky gut?

03:05 HIGHLY processed foods

05:34 Fats, emulsifiers, & sugars

06:57 Cooking METHODS to look out for

09:00 Pesticides 

09:53 Alcohol 

12:17 Gluten (for SOME)

14:44 Dairy (for some)

15:51 Prebiotics & FODMAPs

19:12 You can gain tolerance back

20:15 Controversial foods

 

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Nov 27, 2023

SIBO stands for "small intestinal bacterial overgrowth," but what does it actually mean for your health? 

We'll cover what SIBO looks like, what it does to your health, and the simple, natural things you can do to improve it.

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

00:35 What is SIBO? 

02:08 SIBO symptoms

02:47 New research: SIBO & the brain 

03:53 SIBO & cortisol 

05:00 SIBO’s surprising symptoms

06:54 What causes SIBO? 

09:39 How to test for SIBO

12:42 SIBO treatments

 

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Nov 22, 2023

If your gut health isn't where you want it to be, today's Q&A will likely be of use to you. 

I'll be covering some great question submissions like: 

-I’ve tried water, prunes, and fiber, and nothing works for my constipation. What should I do? 

-My bloating and constipation are slowly getting better with your protocol, but are not resolved. What else can I do? 

-I have eczema, rosacea, and loose stool. I was wondering if my skin symptoms could be caused by a gut imbalance? 

To hear answers to these questions and more, please join me. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:44 “Prunes, fiber…Nothing works for my constipation”

06:38 “I’m 1 month into the protocol, but my symptoms are not resolved”

08:50 “My reflux gets worse with every diet”

11:55 “Can my skin symptoms be a gut issue?”

14:27 “Should I take a motility supplement for SIBO?”



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Nov 20, 2023

Learn what works for Hashimoto's thyroiditis and what doesn't. 

Today I'll walk you through 3 research-backed treatments for Hashimoto's, and the 3 treatments you can avoid. 

Tune in. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

02:04 What Hashimoto’s Is and Isn’t

03:08 A Dietary Process for Hashimoto’s

05:33 Nutrients for Hashimoto’s 

09:45 An Overlooked Supplement for Autoimmunity 

12:25 The WORST Dietary Advice 

13:10 The Truth About Gluten

18:52 Treating the Numbers

20:57 Thyroid Antibodies Don’t Equate to Symptoms 

23:10 Hashimoto’s Becoming Hypothyroidism 

 

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Nov 15, 2023

A Herxheimer reaction (aka die-off) is essentially when a new protocol makes you feel worse before you start to feel better. 

This often gets confused with intolerance, which makes sense when gauging how a new protocol makes you feel. But to make sure you aren’t jumping ship on a protocol that may actually be working for you, it’s important to learn how to recognize the difference between die-off and intolerance. 

Join me to learn how to best navigate Herxheimer symptoms and what you can do to manage them. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

02:37 Symptoms of die off

03:34 The prevalence of die off

05:32 How to distinguish die off from intolerance 

08:16 The protocol 

11:25 Other die off supports

14:46 Antimicrobial die off

 

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Nov 13, 2023

A simple breakdown of new research on probiotics. There are really exciting findings for:

-Depression
-Dysbiosis
-Anxiety
-Stress
-And bloating

I’ve compiled what I feel to be the most valuable and actionable updates into today’s research update episode.

Please join me.

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

02:01 Our probiotic protocol 

02:58 Do probiotics improve depression? 

07: 11 A combination of probiotics & lifestyle changes

08:30 Parkinson’s disease 

09:58 How the gut and brain connect

11:31 A new brain health finding 

13:45 Probiotic protocol recap 

14:29 No studies for bloating? 

19:06 Can probiotics can improve diarrhea? 

19:27 What if you stop probiotics too soon?

22:33 Soil-based probiotics for constipation in kids

23:45 Is there a best probiotic for h. pylori?

 

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Nov 8, 2023

Frequent bloating can feel like a frustrating cycle of discomfort and pressure. Fortunately, there are highly effective natural remedies, pulled straight from the research, that can help relieve persistent bloat. 

Tune in.

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

02:28 The 4 areas to address

07:50 What you can do 

09:11 Leaky gut 

11:28 Evidence-based protocol 

14:19 Dietary changes to make

16:42 Probiotics for motility 

18:01 Why hydration matters

19:05 A simple act that’s more effective than meds

20:27 Addressing pelvic floor dysfunction 

 

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Nov 6, 2023

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory and autoimmune process that affects 1% of the population. It is a kind of inflammatory bowel disease that damages the lining of your intestinal tract. 

If you have it, it can cause painful symptoms. 

Tune in to hear more about what colitis is, how to know if you have it, and, most importantly, how you can treat it.

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:01 What is colitis? 

04:37 What are the symptoms? 

07:02 The prevalance of colitis 

08:38 Risk factors for colitis 

14:07 Testing for colitis 

15:33 Conventional treatment options

16:23 Natural treatments

19:36 Colitis diets

 

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Nov 1, 2023

The latest round of research updates detail the most promising at-home therapeutics for GI conditions and autoimmunity. 

From gas and bloat to joint pain, recent research details the treatments that are both simple and efficacious. 

Join me to learn which treatments the science supports.

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

02:11 SIBO positivity doesn’t correlate with symptom severity 

11:40 Natural therapies for IBS & SIBO

15:52 Probiotic protocol update 

17:47 SIBO & IBS treatments: Recap

18:32 Autoimmunity & fungal overgrowth updates

20:03 Is fungal overgrowth associated with more severe IBD?

20:43 Does antifungal treatment improve IBS symptoms? 

21:30 Do we need testing to use antimicrobials? 

23:07 Is leaky gut common in IBD patients? 

25:38 Can an elemental diet reduce dysbiosis? 

27:06 Recap

 

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Oct 30, 2023

Dr. Bianco recently published the book, Rethinking Hypothyroidism: Why Treatment Must Change and What Patients Can Do. 

Today I'll be speaking to Dr. Bianco, whom I deeply respect,  about his approach to thyroid health—and mine. 

While we already had a lot of overlap in our approaches,  I walked away with new, incredible insights on hypothyroidism. 

I think you'll feel the same way. 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

03:33 Diagnosis is pretty straightforward 

08:00 2 ways to diagnose hypothyroidism 

12:20 Hypothyroidism prevalence 

24:13 1 in 3 might be on meds they don’t need

29:15 TSH is 6. Should we treat or not? 

33:25 TPO values & risk

35:16 Normal labs, but there’s symptoms

38:32 The misuse of T3 levels 

45:15 Should patients start with combination therapy? 

52:41 What to do step-by-step 

55:10 What about liquid T4? 

58:12 Side effects & risks of adding T3



Dr. Bianco received his MD from Santa Casa Medical School and a PhD in human physiology at the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. He’s the former president of the American Thyroid Association (2015-2016) and author of the book "Rethinking Hypothyroidism" . 

Currently, he’s a Professor of Medicine at University of Chicago in the research unit called the Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition which focuses on thyroid hormone metabolism, more specifically, how certain enzymes called deiodinases control thyroid hormone action & metabolism. This research forms the basis for his understanding of the variable response to thyroid hormone replacement among individuals. 

He has been published in over 200 peer reviewed papers

Learn more about his work at www.deiodinase.org 

 

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Oct 25, 2023

Probiotics can help improve IBS and leaky gut, especially when used correctly. 

Today, I'll walk you through: 

-How probiotics work to help improve IBS
-How probiotic improve gut barrier function (leaky gut)

-A simple yet effective at-home probiotic protocol 

-And tips for troubleshooting if you feel some probiotics don't sit well with you. 

Please join me. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:33 What IBS looks like

03:26 Even 60 Minutes got this wrong 

09:04 The causes of IBS

13: 56 The probiotic-small intestine myth

20:20 The positive impact on mental health

24:11 Dietary triggers  

25:47 Leaky gut & immune function

27:27 The protocol 

 

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Oct 23, 2023

This Q&A is answers to your questions about probiotics, like:

-Do you need to rotate probiotics? 

-What's the best way to take probiotics? 

-What if probiotics make me feel worse? 

-Do I have to worry about probiotics if I have SIBO?

-And more. 

If you have any questions about probiotics, please join me for what I hope are helpful insights.



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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:40 The simple solution is usually best

04:29 Are probiotics worth taking without a diet change?  

07:04 Should you rotate probiotics? 

11:19 Can you take probiotics long-term? 

14:39 Do you need the probiotic capsule? 

18:17 Are probiotics that were left out still good? 

19:12 Probiotics with/without food? 

21:55 What if a probiotic makes me feel worse? 

23:47 Should I avoid lactobacillus? 

31:25 Can probiotics help reduce med side effects? 

32:38 Recap

 

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Oct 18, 2023

Maintaining good gut health for kids and teens is crucially important to overall health. 

Today my guest, Dr. Elisa Song, explains how the developing gut impacts other body systems that are also in development like: 

-Immunity

-The brain

That means that however we support (or don’t) kids’ gut health may have profound effects on their current and future health.  

Please join us for a fascinating conversation about the significance of good gut health for infants, children, and teens. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

03:46 Setting the stage for health

07:41 Childhood antibiotics & mental health

13:00 Considering antibiotic alternatives 

17:58 Probiotics 

27:30 Prebiotics

31:44 Mom’s diet & health matters

36:50 Infant formula

46:20 Adult vs. infant elemental formulas

50:15 Meeting kids where they’re at

1:02:44 Teenage mental health



Dr. Elisa Song, MD is a Stanford-, NYU-, UCSF-trained integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine

expert, and mom to 2 thriving children. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness

(www.wholefamilywellness.org), she’s helped 1000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns

and empowered parents to help their children thrive – body, mind, and spirit – by integrating conventional

pediatrics with functional medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. Dr. Song

created Healthy Kids Happy Kids (www.healthykidshappykids.com) as an online holistic pediatric resource

to help practitioners and parents bridge the gap between conventional and integrative pediatrics with an

evidence-based, pediatrician-backed, mom-approved approach.

 

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Oct 16, 2023

Are your probiotic side effects a positive sign, or should you make a modification? 

It’s all too common that when people take a probiotic and experience some kind of side effect, they take it to mean that probiotics aren’t right for them. And that’s understandable.

But more often than not, these side effects can be signaling something good (that they’re going to work in your gut) or simply that a small adjustment needs to be made. 

Here’s how to know which side effects mean what. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

02:21 Side effects 

04:10 Research on probiotic side effects

05:42 What are probiotics doing in the body? 

07:20 4 causes of probiotic reactions

09:26 Symptom durations

10:29 Probiotics that may contain dairy 

12:19 Probiotic misconceptions

17:27 Adjustment reaction vs. a real intolerance 

18:27 Different probiotic types 

21: 25 Some respond to 3 probiotics better than 1

23:25 How do you dose? 



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Oct 11, 2023

In today’s podcast episode, I talk with Dr. David Jockers about how intermittent fasting can improve gut health, including by increasing bacterial diversity in the microbiome. We also cover how to incorporate fasting into your life in a balanced and effective way.
https://drruscio.com/fasting-improves-bacterial-diversity 
My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/ 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://austinfm.com/ 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Oct 9, 2023

A recap of the most exciting and tangible research updates, including findings for: 

-Ketamine therapy 

-Fish oil

-Yoga

-Cold water therapy 

-Collagen 

-And more

Please join me to stay up to date on the latest health science updates.



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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

00:48 Ketamine therapy 

04:41 Fish oil for depression

06:27 Yoga for depression

07:46 Exercise for depression

11:58 How exercise impacts depression
13:48 Cold immersion for muscle recovery

15:13 No evidence for cold therapy? 

20:20 Collagen for muscle soreness   

21:15 Which exercise improves longevity most? 

23:38 Can lifestyle reverse biological aging? 

 

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Music featured in this video: "Modern Technology" by Andrew G, https://audiojungle.net/user/andrew_g 

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Oct 4, 2023

What causes leaky gut and how do you treat it? Today I’ll answer these questions and give you the 4 most effective ways to help heal leaky gut. 

Join me. 

 

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00:00 Intro 

01:04 What is leaky gut? 

03:30 Causes of leaky gut

05:35 Leaky gut prevalence 

06:16 The first step

09:10 Foods to eliminate & reintroduce

15:47 The second step 

20:20 The importance of sleep

21:45 The third step

25:37 Evidence-based probiotic protocol

27:29 The final step

 

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Oct 2, 2023

Let's discuss the latest research in oxidative stress, allergies, kids' health, and gut health, all through the lens of probiotics. 

We'll cover how effective probiotics are for: 

-Inflammation

-Immunity 

-Asthma

-Allergies 

-Acute diarrhea in kids

-Allergic rhinitis in kids

-IBS

-Constipation

-H. pylori 

By covering the latest research, I hope to take the stress out of trying to stay up to date on the science on your own. Please join me.



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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:27 Oxidative stress

07:01 Asthma 

08:39 Seasonal allergies

10:22 Probiotics for kids

15:38 Jaundice in premature babies

18:26 Probiotic dosing for kids

20:38 Respiratory infections in infants

22:04 IBS

24:48 Chronic constipation

28:15 H. pylori

 

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Music featured in this video: "Modern Technology" by Andrew G, https://audiojungle.net/user/andrew_g 

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Sep 25, 2023

Mast cell activation (MCAS), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) are three often debilitating conditions on their own, but it seems they're likely connected to one another.

Join me and Dr. Weinstock as he explains the symptoms of these conditions, how they're linked, and what the future looks like for treatment. Even if you're only dealing with MCAS or POTS, this episode is worth a listen.



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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:06 What is the “triad”?

02:58 MCAS, POTS, & EDS defined

14:33 What are effective therapeutics for healing?

17:20 Approach to MCAS: Step 1

18:14 The importance of mental health

27:32 How these immune symptoms connect to gut health

33:18 Where Dr. Weinstock starts with stomach distension 

36:32 Immunoglobulins

38:50 Sodium butyrate 

39:42 The low FODMAP diet for dysbiosis

42:30 Effective therapies for POTS & EDS

47:39 Low-dose naltrexone

 

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