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Now displaying: June, 2023
Jun 28, 2023

In this episode, I debunk the myth that probiotics are harmful. 

Recently, some thought leaders have been suggesting that lactobacillus probiotics should be avoided in those with SIBO. 

But the problem with this take is the research that was favored versus the data that was dismissed... 

Tune in to hear more. 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

00:26 A myth based on bad science

02:27 What the data ACTUALLY shows

03:59 What data should you trust?

05:34 Keep an eye out for bias

06:22 Data shouldn’t be dismissive

07:17 Probiotics for SIBO: The truth

07:50 Smart doesn’t mean unbiased

08:58 No need to avoid lactobacillus

 

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

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Jun 26, 2023

In this episode, scientific proof comes to light about what works for a leaky gut repair. Leaky gut is when the tight junctions between the cells that line your small intestine loosen. This allows bacterial fragments and undigested food particles to enter your bloodstream, potentially causing an unwanted immune response. 

When the immune response is heightened, there’s a greater chance for chronic inflammation to occur, causing symptoms like diarrhea, brain fog, joint pain, and fatigue. 

This is where probiotics can come into play to help calm down the immune response and heal leaky gut. Listen to the episode to hear what kind of probiotics to use and how often to take them to improve your gut health. 

 

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00:00 Intro 

00:55 What is leaky gut?

03:16 How prevalent IS leaky gut?

04:10 Factors that increase risk

05:58 Symptoms aren’t just digestive

06:39 Can probiotics help leaky gut?

09:35 An important finding

10:57 What’s the best protocol?

13:18 Probiotic formulas

15:37 You don’t have to keep testing

 

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. 

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

 *Full transcript available on YouTube by clicking the “Show transcript” button on the bottom right of the video.

Jun 21, 2023

In this episode, I cover updates to gut research. These updates are grouped into two main categories: gut dysbiosis and immune system. 

Gut health and immune health go hand-in-hand, so it may not be so shocking to hear how lowering gut inflammation can boost immunity.

What exactly works to improve digestive symptoms and immune function? This episode features studies that reveal the power of diet and the pitfalls of lab tests and environmental exposures. 

Listen in to better understand how to build a healthier gut.

 

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00:00 Intro 

00:44 What is dysbiosis? 

02:05 Dysbiosis & IBS

04:50 Surprising causes of dysbiosis

12:07 Disbyosis without symptoms? 

15:13 EoE (Eosinophilic esophagitis) 

18:34 IgG food allergy testing

19:44 Dysbiosis & diet

26:20 Elimination isn’t forever

28:11 Conclusion

 

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

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Jun 19, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Sunjya Schweig—an expert in complex chronic illnesses—speaks about the first responder health program he devised for the Berkeley Fire Department. 

Exposure to extreme stressors leaves first responders prone to many health risks themselves. To date, the top two killers within this profession are cancer and suicide. 

Recognizing the need to help first responders with their physical and mental health, Dr. Schweig built a program that follows many of the best practices we use at our clinic. 

Hear what gut health, nutrition, stress management, and sleep techniques can help improve overall health. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

05:33 What the Right Care Looks Like 

09:30 The First Responder Program

14:00 EMS Stress Management

18:35 Hallmark Symptoms of PTSD

22:00 Effective Stress Tools 

24:27 Useful Apps

26:48 The Impact of Breathwork

29:07 EMS Cancer Risks

32:28 Structuring Shiftwork

37:39 The Conditions Being Seen

39:41 The Tools Being Used

42:30 Ketamine & Psilocybin

45:36 Avoiding Burnout

46:59 Time in Nature

 

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

*Full transcript available on YouTube by clicking the “Show transcript” button on the bottom right of the video.

Jun 14, 2023

Weight loss is a perennial struggle for many people, and it’s not because they haven’t tried every approach available (including counting calories, restricting carbs, and increasing the amount of exercise they get).

Today’s podcast guest, obesity expert Dr. Barbara Corkey, explains that many people have difficulty losing weight due to factors that go beyond behavioral change. These include the changing macronutrient content of food, additives in carbs that may be affecting our metabolism, and the resulting rise in metabolic disease.

We discuss how individual differences affect the ability to lose weight, the role of genetics and heredity, and how to sort through all of the noise to find the weight loss approach that works best for you.

https://drruscio.com/why-some-people-cant-lose-weight

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Jun 12, 2023

In this episode, I share one proven and simple supplement for depression. Depression rates continue to climb, with one out of ten adults and one out of five children experiencing the condition. 

To counteract depression, research reiterates the value of taking probiotics—a supplement widely used for digestive disorders. Having a healthy gut can help balance mood. 

Listen in to discover why probiotics and other simple, non-supplemental interventions are worth adding to your mental health toolkit. 

 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

00:42 What is Depression?

01:59 The Limbic System

06:59 A Word About SSRIs

07:47 Study: Probiotics & Brain Health

11:04 The Protocol 

13:15 Doing the Math on Probiotics

14:42 Non-Supplemental Mood Boosts

16:29 Summary

 

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

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Jun 7, 2023

In this episode, you’ll learn from myself, Dr. Hannah Hamlin, and Dr. Scott Spiridigliozzi about Elemental Protein Bar—our clinic’s protein bar that’s gut friendly. 

I developed the Elemental Protein Bar based on the success of our Elemental Heal meal replacement shake, which helps reduce gut inflammation and symptoms associated with IBS, SIBO, and other digestive disorders. 

Compared to traditional protein bars on the market, our Elemental Protein Bar is made without prebiotic sweeteners that cause gut irritation and blood sugar swings. 

Hear how our protein bar that’s gut-friendly has eased Dr. Scott and I’s digestive woes and helped Dr. Hannah stabilize her blood sugar. 

 

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00:00 Intro 

01:50 Dr. Scott’s Experience with the Bar

04:17 My Experiment - 6 Bars in a Day

05:08 The Ingredients

05:56 Dr. Hannah’s Experience as a Diabetic

07:55 Evolution vs. Other Bars

10:30 Kid-Approved



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

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Jun 5, 2023

In this episode, Kyle—a patient at our clinic—shares his gut healing story from beginning to end. When Kyle first came to the clinic, he was already putting in the work with another clinician to resolve his insomnia, upset stomach, diarrhea, vertigo, SIBO, and heart flutters. 

In working with him, I was able to see he was missing basic gut support and needed to focus more on treating his symptoms rather than lab values. 

Kyle’s gut healing story was a success. Hear from him personally what worked best for him. 

 

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00:00 Intro 

02:35 Kyle and the Road Before

05:52 Kyle’s Prior Symptoms

07:24 Probiotics, Antimicrobials, & SIBO

16:26 Antimicrobials Aren’t First

17:32 The “Most Normal” Kyle’s Felt

19:50 Why Probiotics Didn’t Work Before

25:48 Fish Oil & Atrial Fibrillation

30:28 “Well This is Just Normal” 

33:53 The Problem with Biohacking

40:15 Almost Out of the Woods

 

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment.

 

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

 

*Full transcript available on YouTube by clicking the “Show transcript” button on the bottom right of the video.

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