Dr. Ruscio Radio: Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine

By Dr. Michael Ruscio

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

Episode Date
Sun Exposure Reduces Cancer Risk, And Thoughts On Tanning Beds with Researcher Dr. Marianne Berwick
39:23

We have recently discussed the array of benefits provided by sun exposure. Today, we speak with researched Dr. Marianne Berwick who authored one of my favorite papers detailing the health benefits of sun exposure. She also provides some simple guidelines for how much sun you should obtain. And we broach on some of the contentious issues regarding tanning beds. https://drruscio.com/sun-exposure-reduces-cancer-risk-dr-marianne-berwick/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Jun 20, 2018
All Things Gut Health, Plus A Few Laughs with the Mind Pump Crew
01:10:57

I recently went back on the Mind Pump podcast and we had an informative and entertaining discussion regarding all things gut health. https://drruscio.com/gut-health-with-the-mind-pump-crew/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Jun 13, 2018
Functional Medicine Tests, “Which Should I Do?” – Listener Question
11:31

Here is a great question from our audience.  To paraphrase, “My new functional medicine doctor has recommended 7 tests, costing over $5,000.  Which of these tests do I really need to do?” Let’s discuss the specific tests recommended and identify which to run and which to avoid. https://drruscio.com/functional-medicine-tests/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Jun 11, 2018
4 Practical Tips for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis & Hypothyroid Symptoms
36:05

Hypothyroidism and thyroid autoimmunity are shrouded in fear and confusion, but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are simple, evidence-based and practical strategies that can help you determine if you actually have hypothyroid or thyroid autoimmunity. It’s important to know if you have either of these, so you can act. It’s equally as important to know if you do not, so you can prevent unnecessary fear, testing and treatment. https://drruscio.com/4-practical-keys-identify-hypothyroidism-thyroid-autoimmunity/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Jun 06, 2018
Fatty Foods Causing Gut Pain, Remedies – Listener Question
12:15

Let’s discuss what can cause gut pain from fatty foods and steps you can take to treat the cause. https://drruscio.com/fatty-foods-causing-gut-pain-remedies/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Jun 04, 2018
Listener Questions; Arthritis, Trustworthy Supplement Brands, HCl Causing SIBO, Thyroid Antibodies, Adrenal Fatigue And Phage Therapy
52:30

Let’s cover some listener questions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Trustworthy Supplement Brands
  • HCl Causing SIBO
  • Thyroid Antibodies
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • and Phage Therapy

https://drruscio.com/listener-questions-may-2018/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

May 30, 2018
Dieting Can Lead to Eating Disorders in Children – Quality Study Finds
05:44

A systematic review of high quality data, has recently found that dieting increases the risk of eating disorders in children.  How do we help ill children improve their health through diet without causing psychological damage? Let’s discuss. https://drruscio.com/dieting-can-lead-to-eating-disorders/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

May 28, 2018
How To Feed Your Brain with Cavin Balaster
33:42

Today we speak with my good friend and traumatic brain injury survivor, Cavin Ballaster.  After his injury Cavin dedicated his life to improving care in brain rehab and optimization.  He has compiled his brain-optimizing findings into his book entitled ‘How to Feed a Brain’. https://drruscio.com/feed-your-brain-with-cavin-balaster/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

May 23, 2018
Tips for Recurring SIBO
10:53

Today I answer a listener question regarding what causes recurring SIBO and tips for if this is you. The good news here is if you understand some key fundamentals you can overcome recurring SIBO and digestive symptoms. https://drruscio.com/recurring-sibo/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

May 21, 2018
Guidelines for Sun Exposure and Vitamin D Levels with World Authority Dr. Michael Holick
37:31

Sun exposure offers health benefits that cannot be obtained from vitamin D supplementation. However, most won’t be able to obtain all the vitamin D they need via sun exposure. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Holick provides us with guidelines on how to strike the optimum balance of sun exposure and vitamin D supplementation. https://drruscio.com/sun-exposure-and-vitamin-d-levels-with-dr-michael-holick/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

May 16, 2018
Celiac Disease & Gluten Intolerance Increase the Risk of SIBO
08:54

A systematic review (high level scientific evidence) recently found those with celiac may be at increased risk for SIBO. This SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) might be the reason why some people don’t feel better after a gluten free diet. Fortunately there are some simple steps you can take to feel better if this is you. https://drruscio.com/celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance-increase-risk-sibo/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

May 14, 2018
Health News Updates On: H. Pylori Treatment, Tanning Beds, Intermittent Fasting, Vitamin D Supplementation, Iodine & Thyroid, Coffee & Autoimmunity, Intestinal Yeast, and More….
49:20

Another edition of health news with updates on: H. Pylori treatment, tanning beds, intermittent fasting, Vitamin D supplementation, iodine & thyroid, coffee & autoimmunity, intestinal yeast, and more. https://drruscio.com/health-news-updates-may-2018/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

May 09, 2018
Success with Graves’ Disease Using Functional & Conventional Medicine
07:22

Graves’ disease is a condition in which the body produces too much thyroid hormone, essentially the opposite of Hashimoto’s hypothyroid.  However, both Hashimoto’s and Graves’ have an underlying immune component thus making functional medicine a management consideration.  Today we speak with Zenaida who has overcome Graves’ with a combination of functional and conventional medicine care, and is now off all medication.  Her case illustrates that both can be used together quite successfully. https://drruscio.com/graves-disease-using-functional-conventional-medicine/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

May 07, 2018
Vitamin K2 for Heart Health and GABA for Anxiety with Beverly Meyer
50:26

Vitamin K2 may help prevent cardiovascular disease by preventing and even decreasing calcium deposition into arteries, thus making arteries less stiff. GABA, which can be increased by the herb passionflower, may work to combat anxiety and aid in sleep. https://drruscio.com/vitamin-k2-heart-health-gaba-anxiety-beverly-meyer/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

May 02, 2018
How Irritable Bowel Syndrome Could Be Causing Your Fatigue
04:49

In the clinic I often see problems in the gut as the true underlying cause of fatigue and/or adrenal fatigue.  Let’s review a recent study that found IBS was associated with fatigue, depression and brain fog. The good news here is if you can improve your gut health you can overcome many cases of fatigue, brain fog and/or depression. https://drruscio.com/the-gut-commonly-overlooked-cause-of-fatigue/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Apr 30, 2018
Loneliness Is As Bad As Smoking with Dr. Bryan Walsh and Dr. Mike Nelson, Live From Costa Rica
50:02

Today I had a fascinating discussion with Drs. Walsh and Nelson regarding lifestyle.  Did you know that being lonely is as harmful as smoking? We also talked about the importance of life purpose, the damage that unnecessary fear of food can inflict and other important aspects of connection, purpose and happiness. View full transcript at https://drruscio.com/loneliness-with-dr-bryan-walsh-and-dr-mike-nelson/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Apr 25, 2018
Is SIBO a Real Condition?
07:26

Recently some have suggested that SIBO is not a real condition. In light of this I wanted to provide an updated account of what SIBO is, what it is not, how we can test for it, and what testing pitfalls should be avoided.  https://drruscio.com/sibo-real-condition/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Apr 23, 2018
Mast Cell Activation, Part 2 with Dr. Lawrence Afrin
01:25:14

We recently discussed Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with Dr. Lawrence Afrin.  Today we dive into part 2 of this discussion and tackle mostly audience questions in the diagnosis, treatment and troubleshooting of MCAS. https://drruscio.com/mast-cell-activation-part-2-dr-lawrence-afrin/

Please take a moment to help me better understand our audience and take this 30 second survey, https://www.drruscio.com/survey.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Apr 18, 2018
Important Advice for Functional Medicine Patients
05:54

There is one key strategy you can use, as a functional medicine patient, to make visits with your clinician more efficient and effective. Let’s discuss. https://drruscio.com/advice-for-functional-medicine-patients/

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Apr 16, 2018
The Best Soil-Based Probiotics
30:12

Soil-based probiotics are probiotics that are often found in soil and that confer a health benefit to humans. Remember, we evolved with constant contact with soil and the bacteria soil contains. However, there is confusion regarding what soil-based probiotics are safe and effective.  Let’s discuss the best soil-based probiotics based upon what the scientific evidence shows. https://drruscio.com/best-soil-based-probiotics/

Please take a moment to help me better understand our audience and take this 30 second survey, https://www.drruscio.com/survey.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Apr 11, 2018
What is the Best Diet for SIBO
08:35

What is the best diet for SIBO? There is none, but there are a few key strategies to help you find the best diet for you and the needs of your gut.  Let’s discuss how you can quickly find the best diet for optimal gut and overall health. https://drruscio.com/best-diet-sibo/

Please take a moment to help me better understand our audience and take this 30 second survey, https://www.drruscio.com/survey.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Apr 09, 2018
How to Give Birth Naturally Without Unnecessary Medical or Surgical Intervention with Nurse Anne Margolis
48:59

Is it safer to have a child in the hospital or at home?  What about using a midwife? Today I speak with nurse midwife Anne Margolis and we outline what the evidence shows regarding best practices for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.  The good news is that there are a few simple techniques that can reduce risk, ease stress and improve the health of you and your newborn baby.

Full transcript available at https://drruscio.com/give-birth-naturally-with-nurse-anne-margolis/

Please take a moment to help me better understand our audience and take this 30 second survey, https://www.drruscio.com/survey.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Apr 04, 2018
Should You Perform Food Allergy Testing
10:44

Food allergy testing is not all it’s cracked up to be.  In fact, there are some important aspects regarding foods you should avoid that food allergy testing does not assess.  Let’s discuss what these are so that you can find the best diet for you.

Video and full transcript available at https://drruscio.com/food-allergy-testing/

Please take a moment to help me better understand our audience and take this 30 second survey, https://www.drruscio.com/survey.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Apr 02, 2018
Health News, Updates On; Depression, Gluten & Heart Disease, Thyroid & Weight, Probiotics & IBS, and more…
55:38

Today we cover important health news, including updates on:

  • Natural treatment for depression
  • Gluten consumption and heart disease
  • Thyroid levels and body weight
  • “Leaky mouth” and depression
  • The low FODMAP diet and your immune system
  • Vitamin D and autism
  • Probiotics and IBS
  • Vitamin D and heart disease

Full transcript available at https://drruscio.com/health-news-updates-march-2018/

Please take a moment to help me better understand our audience and take this 30 second survey, https://www.drruscio.com/survey.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Mar 28, 2018
The Health Benefits of Sun Exposure
14:20

Let’s go through an evidence based review of what the science says regarding sun exposure and your health.  We will answer questions including:

  • Does sun exposure really increase skin cancer risk?
  • Or, might sun exposure decrease risk of certain cancer, including skin cancer?
  • What are guidelines for healthy sun exposure?
  • When to use or not use sunblock.
  • Can vitamin D supplementation be used in place of sun exposure?

Let’s jump in.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more  https://drruscio.com/resources

Mar 26, 2018
Peptides – Medical Breakthrough for Anti-aging and Immune Health with Dr. Kevin Wallace
56:39

Today I speak with Dr. Kevin Wallace on the topic of peptides which have very promising potential for anti-aging and for immune system health.  We discuss this exciting field and how these simple amino acid sequences can help you feel more vital, energetic and even help dampen an overzealous immune system.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Mar 21, 2018
Vitamin D, Thyroid Autoimmunity & Pregnancy
06:38

Pregnancy is one factor that can initiate thyroid autoimmunity. Let’s discuss the impact vitamin D can have on thyroid autoimmunity postpartum.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more  https://drruscio.com/resources

Mar 19, 2018
Integrative Cancer Care with Dr. Paul Anderson
01:09:41

Today I had a fantastic discussion with Dr. Paul Anderson regarding integrative cancer care. Dr. Anderson did a great job providing a reasonable, balanced overview on this topic. We cover topics including cancer screening, diets for cancer, natural medicines for cancer and why integrative cancer care is a marriage of both conventional and natural medicine rather than an either/or scenario.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Mar 14, 2018
Probiotics for Weight Loss
08:26

Gut microbiota is the newest health craze. Problems with the good bacteria in the intestines have been correlated with everything from obesity to cardiovascular disease. However,correlation does not mean causation, and certainly does not mean we have successful treatments. So what about microbiota and weight gain? Can we manipulate the microbiota with probiotics or prebiotics to achieve weight loss? The answers might surprise you.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more  https://drruscio.com/resources

Mar 12, 2018
Efficiently Navigating the Available Diets & Sulfur Intolerance with Heidi Turner
01:04:53

This was a great discussion with Heidi Turner. Heidi and I first discuss how to efficiently navigate the sea of available diets. We also detail what I think may be the most important diet to consider after one has tried paleo, autoimmune paleo and low FODMAP – the low sulfur diet. The good news is that you can run this experiment in just a few days.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more  https://drruscio.com/resources

Mar 07, 2018
Gluten Sensitivity – IMPORTANT Updates
18:39

A well performed study has recently provided answers to pressing questions like;

  • What symptoms are associated with gluten sensitivity
  • How long after ingestion does it take for symptoms to occur
  • Can lab testing diagnose gluten sensitivity
  • What is the association to autoimmune conditions
  • What percentage of the population suffers with gluten sensitivity

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more  https://drruscio.com/resources

Mar 05, 2018
Guidelines for Self-administering Helminth Therapy with Dr. Nancy O’Hara
41:01

Helminth therapy essentially refers to using health-promoting worms in a very similar manner to how we use probiotics. Healthy helminths may be an important, and missing, part of our gut microbiota communities. By restoring these to our intestinal tract it may be possible to reduce inflammation, balance the immune system and improve autoimmunity. Today we speak with Dr. Nancy O’Hara who has been using helminths in her clinical practice for years.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Feb 28, 2018
Resetting the Microbiota of the Small Intestine
04:57

Increased diversity of the intestinal microbiota (world of bacteria) generally appears to be a good thing. Can we achieve increased diversity by administering agents that kill bacteria? Can antibiotics or antimicrobial herbs increase diversity? Let’s discuss an important but often overlooked concept.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Feb 26, 2018
Listener Questions: Tests for Autoimmunity, How to Become a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Thyroid Antibodies & Eating Worse but Feeling Better
53:31

Today I will answer more listener questions, including:

  • Tests for Autoimmunity
  • How to Become a Functional Medicine Practitioner
  • Thyroid Antibodies
  • Eating Worse But Feeling Better

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Feb 21, 2018
Flu Vaccine is More Effective with Probiotics
06:17

Can a flu vaccine damage your gut health? Let’s discuss this question and the role probiotics have in relation to vaccinations.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Feb 19, 2018
Biofilms Can Cause Infections That Won’t Clear - What to Do About It with Dr. Paul Anderson
01:08:30

Biofilms are protective coatings that bacteria and fungus form to protect themselves from antibiotics and herbal treatment. Biofilms may be at the root of infections that won’t go away like Candida, fungus, H. pylori and SIBO. Today I speak with Dr. Paul Anderson on how to identify if biofilms are affecting you and what you can do about it.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Feb 14, 2018
SIBO Tips; Low FODMAP Diet and Not Responding to SIBO Treatments – Audience Questions.
09:32

Let’s discuss two audience questions regarding SIBO tips. Specifically, if a low FODMAP can diagnose SIBO and what to do when you are not responding to SIBO treatments.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Feb 12, 2018
A Low FODMAP Diet Can Heal Your Intestines with Researcher Dr. Tarek Mazzawi
50:26

A low FODMAP diet can help with IBS and the gas, bloating, abdominal pain and bowel irregularity that occur in IBS.  We have previously discussed how a low FODMAP diet can heal your intestines by normalized intestinal cells, like intestinal
serotonin cells.  Today we speak with a researcher who has been publishing these findings.  This is an extremely interesting episode which helps covers; 

  • understanding how the low FODMAP diet works
  • when to use the low FODMAP diet
  • who might want to avoid the low FODMAP diet
  • special modifications to make if you have IBS with constipation.

A must listen/read. 

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Feb 07, 2018
How to Resolve Chronic Hives – Audience Question
08:39

Today I answer an audience question regarding hives aka urticaria.  We’ll discuss what causes urticaria and how it can be treated both naturally and with medications. There is a gut and autoimmune component to urticaria, and the treatments are applicable to many other gut and autoimmune conditions.

My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, how to pick up a copy of my new book, how to sign up for my clinical training newsletter, and more. https://drruscio.com/resources

Feb 05, 2018
Healthy Worms to Repair the Gut & Immune System with Garin Aglietti
49:35

Today we follow up on our recent conversation on helminth therapy, aka intestinal worms.  We speak with Garin Aglietti, who is a worm farmer and works first-hand in helping people rebalance their gut ecology with worms.  As weird as it sounds, intestinal worms used to be the norm and the current day absence of them may open the door for inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.

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Jan 31, 2018
Taking Probiotics with Antibiotics or Antimicrobial Herbs
06:45

Should you take probiotics while being treated with antibiotics or antimicrobial herbs? Or should you take probiotics after treatment to “re-seed” or “re-populate” the gut? Let’s dispel a few common misconceptions around these two questions.

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Jan 29, 2018
Toxins & Detoxification – Mind Blowing Information with Dr. Bryan Walsh
01:08:14

Dr. Bryan Walsh seriously impressed me in today’s conversation on detoxification.  Long story short, you might be wasting your money with detox testing and treatment.  Fortunately, you can reduce toxins in your body with a very simple and effective protocol.  This is a must-listen episode. 

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Jan 24, 2018
Black Cumin – A New Herbal Treatment for Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Autoimmunity
06:55

Let’s review an interesting study regarding the ability of black cumin, a medicinal spice, to improve hypothyroidism and thyroid autoimmunity.

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Jan 22, 2018
SIBO and Thyroid Q&A with Nathan Rose
59:13

I recently spoke at the International Congress on Natural Medicine in Hunter Valley, Australia.  There were lots of questions from the audience on gut and thyroid, which I did not have time to answer.  Today, I answer these questions with Nathan Rose, an organizer from the conference.  I think you will enjoy these questions, which get to the bottom line regarding what to do for improving gut and thyroid health.

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Jan 17, 2018
Is Red Meat Bad For You?
10:52

Red meat is often vilified as being unhealthy, artery clogging, cancer promoting, etc.… However, a recent meta-analysis has found that it might be unhealthy behaviors that accompany red meat consumption that are responsible and not the red meat itself.  Let’s discuss. 

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Jan 15, 2018
Mapping Your Microbiota – Health Miracle or Hyperbole, with Professor Rob Knight
29:19

The impact of the gut on one’s overall health is quite remarkable.  Knowing this leads to a very tempting proposition – map the world of bacteria in your gut and then treat imbalances to prevent and reverse disease.  Sounds reasonable, but there are some major errors with this assumption.  Understanding what to do and what not to do can prevent hundreds of dollars in useless testing and treatment.  Today we speak with one of the leading researchers in the world in this area, professor Rob Knight.

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Jan 10, 2018
Are You Gluten or FODMAP Sensitive?
07:51

Gluten free diets can certainly be helpful, no question. However, there are some people who go gluten free and don’t feel fully improved.  There is a well identified and somewhat simple answer that may help these people, a low FODMAP diet. Let’s discuss a recent study that found that FODMAP avoidance was more effective for those with self-diagnosed non-celiac gluten sensitivity than was gluten avoidance.

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Jan 08, 2018
How Dysbiosis and Nutrient Deficiencies Impair Eye Health and Cause Everything from Dry Eye to Vision Problems with Dr. Travis Zigler
39:49

Today we speak with ophthalmologist Dr. Travis Zigler regarding all things eye health.  Dr. Zigler details how dysbiosis in the eye and nutrient deficiencies impair eye health and cause everything from dry eye to vision problems.

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Jan 03, 2018
Gastroesophageal Reflux with Dr. Ben Weitz
38:02

I wanted to share with you today a recent interview I did with Dr. Ben Weitz on his podcast, the Rational Wellness Podcast, where we talked all about GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. I think you’ll like it. It’s a little bit longer than our normal videos, but we get pretty deep into GERD and there’s a lot to say here. We haven’t talked about it much in the past, so I’m hoping you’ll find the information both insightful, interesting, and above all else, hopefully useful.

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Jan 01, 2018
Health News Updates: Red Meat & Ill Health, Probiotics for Weight Loss, Thyroid Autoimmunity and Quality of Life, Low Carb and Leaky Gut, and Elimination Diets and Dysbiosis in Autism
44:59

In another edition of health new updates, we will discuss:

  • Red meat & ill health
  • Probiotics for weight loss
  • Thyroid autoimmunity and quality of life
  • Low carb and leaky gut
  • Elimination diets and dysbiosis in autism
  • And more…

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Dec 27, 2017
Probiotics Improve Gas and Constipation by Decreasing Bad Bacteria in the Gut
07:41

A recent study has shown that probiotics can help reduce gas and improve constipation by decreasing levels of certain bacteria in the gut.  These bacteria include the organism responsible for methane SIBO (technically not a bacteria, it’s an archaea).  Was this a ‘special’ probiotic?  Not really.  Let’s discuss the details.

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Dec 25, 2017
All About Probiotics with Founding Father of Probiotic Research, Professor Gregor Reid
51:59

Today I speak with one of the founding fathers of probiotic research, Professor Gregor Reid.  We talk about the current state of probiotic research, what probiotics have been shown most helpful for vaginal infection, how probiotics can help with environmental toxins, and more…

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Dec 20, 2017
Vitamin K2 Improves Energy & Cardiac Output
08:03

A very exciting study was just published showing supplementation with vitamin K2 caused a 12% increase in cardiac output.  How does vitamin K2 improve cardiac output?  Well, vitamin K2 is needed for energy production via what’s known as the electron transport chain.  Let’s discuss what these results mean and if you should consider using vitamin K2.

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Dec 18, 2017
Unconventional Medicine – Reinventing Healthcare with Chris Kresser
46:32

Today I speak with my good friend Chris Kresser.  We discuss his new book, Unconventional Medicine, which lays out a plan to reinvent healthcare and thus allow us to solve our healthcare crisis.  This was a great discussion and I am sure you will enjoy it!

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Dec 13, 2017
SIBO- Can You Recover?
07:21

Depending on what you read, and where you read it, you can get very different opinions on SIBO.  Some paint SIBO as a condition one can never recover from, while others call it a fad.  Let’s discuss a reasonable and evidence-based take on SIBO recovery.

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Dec 11, 2017
Are Worms the Next Probiotic? - with Duke Researcher Dr. William Parker
54:07

Worm therapy might be the missing link for gut health. This is because most of our hunter-gatherer ancestors were colonized by worms, and these worms appear to have an anti-inflammatory effect. Modern day, we are missing these worms and their anti-inflammatory benefits. Today I speak with Duke researcher Dr. William Parker.  We discuss how worm therapy might be able to help IBS, IBD, depression, anxiety, allergy, and even autism. 

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Dec 06, 2017
Vitamin D Does Not Improve Thyroid Autoimmunity
07:48

We’ve discussed two studies that have shown that vitamin D supplementation can lower thyroid antibodies, but a recent study found that vitamin D did not lower antibodies.  What does this mean and how to we interpret these finding?  Let’s discuss.

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Dec 04, 2017
Hygge - A Key Missing Ingredient to Happiness, with Meik Wiking
28:32

Hygge is a key ingredient missing in many people’s lives.  It may account for why Denmark consistently ranks in the top 3 for happiness worldwide.  Today I speak with happiness researcher Meik Wiking.  We discuss what Hygge is and how you can cultivate more Hygge in your life. 

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Nov 29, 2017
Gut Immune Function: How to Balance Our Ancestral Genome with Our Modern Day Environment for Optimum Gut and Immune Health
37:50

Disorders in immune function are a modern day epidemic which manifest as a litany of immune and autoimmune conditions like hypothyroidism, celiac disease, IBD, RA, IBS, and depression. The gut is possibly the most impactful organ influencing the immune system. By understanding how to optimize gut health and gut immune function, we can unlock a powerful method for improving this array of immune and autoimmune conditions. However, what was healthy for our ancestor’s immune systems may not be healthy for a Western immune system. This talk will outline where we should replicate the ancestral environment for optimum immune health, but also where we should make important modifications to better suit the modern-day immune system.

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Nov 27, 2017
Listener Questions – What the Health, Low FODMAP Diets, Gene Tailored Diets, MegaSpore Probiotic, Probios & Constipation, and More…
41:16

Another listener Questions podcast!  Today we will discuss

  • What the Health
  • Low FODMAP Diets
  • Gene Tailored Diets
  • MegaSpore Probiotic
  • Probios & Constipation
  • Alternative prescription antibiotics and antifungals
  • And more…

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Nov 22, 2017
Hypothyroidism and Miscarriage
03:40

We have discussed how most cases of sub-clinical hypothyroidism (SCH) do not require treatment with thyroid hormone. However, there is one notable exception – pregnancy. High level scientific evidence suggests that treating SCH can reduce the risk of miscarriage. Let’s discuss.

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Nov 20, 2017
Going Gluten-Free Without Going Crazy – Simple Tips and Tricks with Jennifer Fugo
58:16

Depending on who you ask, gluten-free could be described as anything from a fad all the way through an absolute essential. Today we speak with nutritionist Jennifer Fugo for a balanced and practical approach to going gluten-free. Jen also provides some helpful tips for eating out.  


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Nov 15, 2017
Does Coffee Contain Gluten?
06:25

You may have heard that “coffee cross-reacts as gluten.” Is this actually true? Well, yes and no. This appears to only be true for instant coffee. Let’s discuss.  

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Nov 13, 2017
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with Clinician and Researcher Dr. Lawrence Afrin
01:05:54

This was a fantastic discussion with clinician and researcher in Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Dr. Lawrence Afrin.  MCAS is something to consider when you haven’t responded to anything else: diet, lifestyle, gut treatments, thyroid….  And, here is the kicker… it doesn’t require extensive lab testing nor expensive treatments for many cases.

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Nov 08, 2017
Selenium & CoQ10 Reduce Cardiovascular Death
05:37

We recently discussed a study in which selenium & CoQ10 supplementation reduced cardiovascular death.  Today, let’s discuss a follow up analysis that found that this protective effect was only seen in those with a baseline selenium deficiency and what values to look for on your lab work.

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Nov 06, 2017
Using Technology to Improve Health and Fitness, with Josh Trent
58:43

Today I had a great conversation with Josh Trent of Wellness Force Radio about how to use technology to improve health.  Technology, like tracking apps and wrist devices, can be intimidating and overwhelming.  We focused on the simple yet powerful devices and how they can be used to guide awareness and inspire change.

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Nov 01, 2017
Healing Leaky Gut with a Low FODMAP Diet
09:37

The low FODMAP diet can be very helpful for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  It has been shown to decrease gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may also help constipation.  Some have expressed concern that a low FODMAP diet decreases intestinal bacteria, which is debatable.  However, exciting evidence shows a low FODMAP diet can reduce leaky gut, calm the immune system, and even repair the intestines.  Let’s discuss. 

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Oct 30, 2017
Health News Reviews: Updates on Low FODMAP Diets, Fasting, Gene-Tailored Diets, Leaky Gut, Parasites, and Paleo Versus Mediterranean Diet
48:36

Another episode of health news reviews, including updates on:

  • Low FODMAP diet
  • Exercise and your microbiota
  • Fasting and metabolism
  • Gene-tailored diets
  • Paleo versus Mediterranean diets
  • Fat and leaky gut
  • Worms and intestinal health
  • Parasites and probiotics

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Oct 25, 2017
Healing the Cause of IBS and SIBO
06:49

IBS and SIBO are common and can interfere with quality of life.  Symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, and altered bowel function (constipation or diarrhea).  As we are learning more about IBS and SIBO, we are learning that alterations in the intestines may be a cause.  Excitingly, recent evidence suggests that certain dietary changes may help repair the intestines in those with IBS and SIBO.  Looking for more resources from Dr. Ruscio? Check out our resource page that includes how to become a patient, a free gut health e-book and more. https://drruscio.com/resources/

Oct 23, 2017
Adrenal Testing, Mitochondrial Health, Testosterone, Stress, Calories, Body Comp, and Much More with Dr. Ben House
01:33:11

Today we discuss adrenal testing, mitochondrial health, testosterone, stress, calories, body comp, and much more with Dr. Ben House. Dr. House knows his stuff, and this conversation was extremely insightful. 

Oct 18, 2017
Exercise Improves Your Microbiota
08:32

Exercise has been shown to improve your microbiota, and being sedentary has been shown to have a negative impact on your microbiota.  Let’s discuss a recent study which uncovered this, and let’s also discuss how this pertains to testing and weight loss. 

Oct 16, 2017
Cost-Effective Rehab – Why You Don’t Need Fancy Rehab Programs, with Menno Henselmans
52:23

We have discussed several examples of how we can make functional medicine more efficient and cost-effective.  Oftentimes we look to science to help us understand what testing and treatment is not needed and which ones we should focus on.  Today I was very impressed with Menno Henselmans as he outlined how we can do the same thing with rehab for musculoskeletal problems. 

Oct 11, 2017
Organic Acid Testing for Gut Dysbiosis and Beyond, with Dr. Jeff Moss.
53:42

Organic acid testing is very popular in some functional medicine circles. I am open to it, but have had some reservations. Dr. Jeff Moss comes on the podcast today to discuss organic acid testing and provides some very important insights that satisfy my reservations and some key insights regarding how and when to use this test.

Oct 04, 2017
Why a Low Lectin Diet is the Evolution of the Gluten-Free Diet, with Dr. Steven Gundry
51:36

Today I had a fascinating discussion on why a low lectin diet is the evolution of the gluten-free diet with Dr. Steven Gundry. If you see the plausibility in humans not being ideally suited to digest grains, then you will deeply enjoy this conversation.

Sep 27, 2017
Dietary Oxalates – When “Healthy” Foods Harm You, with Sally Norton
01:12:55

Sometimes foods we think are healthy actually harm us. High FODMAP foods are a good example, as they can be harmful for those with IBS and IBD. High oxalate foods can also be a problem and are contained in some seemingly healthy foods. Today we dig into the details regarding oxalates with Sally Norton, who is an authority on this topic.

Sep 20, 2017
Getting a Better Workout with Clean Pre & Post-Workout Supplements, with Dr. Anthony Gustin
01:29:31

What do you get when a functional medicine doctor creates a clean pre and post workout supplement line? Well, first you get a good story as to how shady supplement companies can be in trying to add in non-healthy fillers. Second, you get the line that Dr. Gustin has created. Add a few drinks and the funny guys from Mind Pump (Sal, Andrew, and Justin) to this interview and you’ve got one heck of a show! Enjoy!

Sep 13, 2017
Constipation — Beyond the Basics with Gastroenterologist Dr. Leonard Weinstock
01:01:37

Today Dr. Leonard Weinstock is back to discuss all things constipation.  We go way beyond magnesium, fiber, and vitamin C.  This episode digs into what you can do for constipation if some of the basics fail, from the perspective of a practicing holistic MD gastroenterologist. 

Sep 06, 2017
Strategies for Optimum Body Composition with the Mind Pump Crew
01:41:05

Today the crew from Mind Pump (Sal, Adam, and Justin) come on the show to discuss dietary and exercise strategies for optimum body composition.  This episode was not only funny but very informative, especially if you are struggling to lose that last few pounds. 

Aug 30, 2017
Health News Reviews. Updates On The Paleo Diet, Adrenal Fatigue, Weight Loss, UTIs And Yoga For Weight Loss.
57:32

Health news reviews.  Today let’s discuss updates on;

  • adrenal fatigue – is it a myth?
  • weight loss on a high carb diet
  • when not to use the paleo diet
  • urinary tract infections
  • probiotics in IBD
  • yoga and body comp.
  • and more…
Aug 23, 2017
Constipation: What to Do When Nothing Else Works with Dr. Satish Rao
55:51

What should you do when you’ve done everything for your constipation but nothing has worked? First, we have to better understand what type of constipation you have, then select from the advanced therapies for your constipation type. These therapies go beyond fiber, probiotics, magnesium, and herbal laxatives.  Today I speak with clinician and researcher Dr. Satish Rao to help you understand how to overcome your constipation once and for all.

Aug 16, 2017
Female Hormone Health with Dr. Lo
48:49

Today I speak with Dr. Lo about female hormone health. We detail what causes female hormone imbalances, testing to quantify imbalances, and what the available treatment options are.

Aug 09, 2017
Pros and Cons of a Vegetarian Diet with Kristie Middleton
46:00

Today I speak with vegetarian diet advocate Kristie Middleton. I think many of us criticize, or are not welcoming of, a plant-based diet. However, in my continued attempts to be objective, I wanted to give someone from this dietary camp a chance to make their argument.

Aug 02, 2017
Listener Questions: Antioxidants, Gene-Tailored Diets, Joint Pain and Gut Health, Hydrogen Sulfide SIBO, Probiotics During a Hospital Stay, and More…
51:38

Today we will cover listener questions, which include antioxidants, gene-tailored diets, joint pain and gut health, hydrogen sulfide SIBO, probiotics during a hospital stay, and more…

Jul 26, 2017
Tools for Getting Past Diet and Health Obsession with Kevin Geary
59:47

What do you do if you fear eating off-plan food or you can’t go a day without supplements? Or, alternatively, if you can’t seem to make any healthy changes stick?  You may need to reexamine your relationship with food and health.  Today we speak with Kevin Geary, who has developed a great program to help you self-assess where this might be coming from and, more importantly, what you can do to overcome it. 

Jul 19, 2017
Health News; Hypothyroid vs Thyroid HRT, Vanity & Health, Iodine & Thyroid, CoQ10 & Skin, FODMAPs Gut Health, Paleo Diet & Heart Disease and more….
50:58

Another edition of Health News Updates!  Today we discuss:

  • Hypothyroid vs Thyroid HRT
  • Vanity & Health
  • Iodine & Thyroid
  • CoQ10 & Skin
  • FODMAPs & Gut Health
  • Paleo Diet & Heart Disease
Jul 12, 2017
How to Prevent Overtraining and Adrenal Fatigue, Plus Tips for Optimum Performance with Ben Greenfield
55:13

Today Ben Greenfield is back to discuss methods for preventing overtraining and adrenal fatigue. He shares some valuable tips and insights on how to both monitor for overtraining and techniques to maximize performance. 

Jul 05, 2017
Health News Reviews – Updates On: Gluten and Brain Fog, Stomach Autoimmunity, Ketogenic Diets and Performance, Probiotics and Depression, Probiotics and Diabetes, and Sun Exposure and Gluten Intolerance
38:20

Let’s jump into another edition of Health News Reviews! Today we will discuss gluten and brain fog, stomach autoimmunity, ketogenic diets and performance, probiotics and depression, probiotics and diabetes, sun exposure and gluten intolerance, and more…

Jun 28, 2017
SIBO Breath Testing – Review of the North American Consensus with Dr. Allison Siebecker
01:01:28

SIBO breath testing can be an incredibly valuable tool for those suffering with gas, bloating, abdominal pain, loose stools, and/or constipation.  However, there is debate on what the best test is and how to interpret the test results.  Today Dr. Allison Siebecker and I discuss the new North American Consensus statement regarding SIBO breath testing. We also discuss an upcoming SIBO summit Dr. Siebecker is organizing.

Jun 21, 2017
Listener Questions: Vegetarian Diets, Cost-Effective Functional Medicine, the Best Stool Testing, Testing to Determine What Probiotics You Should Use, Low Vitamin D, and More…
46:51

Today let’s dig into the mail bag with listener questions. Here is what we’ll cover: The massive difference between saying “the evidence shows” versus “there is evidence showing”; Are vegetarian diets really best for rheumatoid arthritis?; Addressing criticism of my ‘cost effective functional medicine’ approach; Can your stool test results help you determine the probiotic for your gut?; Thoughts on the best stool testing; What to do for bad breath; What to do if your vitamin D levels are always low; Testing for nutrient deficiencies.

Jun 14, 2017
Dr. Ruscio’s Interview On Mind Pump Media
01:21:19

I recently went down to San Jose and did an interview with the guys from Mind Pump Media.  We had a very candid conversation about the health and the exercise industry.  We then jumped around different topics regarding the gut and thyroid.  They are a fun group and this should be a very enjoyable read or listen!

Jun 07, 2017
Listener Questions – Smart Phone App to Fine Tune Your Diet, Iodine & Goitrogens, SIBO & H. Pylori, T3 Levels, Gluten Avoidance, and More….
56:43

Another episode of listener questions! Today we will discuss a smart phone app to fine tune your diet, iodine & goitrogens, SIBO & H. Pylori, T3 levels, gluten avoidance, and more.  I will also provide some updates on the book and answer questions from a recent lecture I gave for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. 

May 31, 2017
The Gut-Brain Connection with Dr. David Perlmutter
43:05

The health of your gut has a massive impact on the health of your brain.  Today we speak with doctor and author David Pelmutter to elaborate on this connection and expand upon strategies for optimizing your brain health. 

May 24, 2017
Healing Autoimmunity with Dr. Susan Blum
54:53

Today I spoke with Dr. Susan Blum on her 4-component plan for healing autoimmunity. We emphasize the importance of gut health, of course, but also get into an interesting debate regarding what type of diet is best for autoimmunity. We also cover the importance of stress and toxins.

May 17, 2017
Health News Updates: the Thyroid-SIBO Connection, Probiotics & H. Pylori, Vitamin D & Fatigue, Iodine & Thyroid Autoimmunity, CoQ10 & Fatigue, Viruses & Hypothyroid, and More
48:34

Here we go with Health News Updates - Episode 2. Today we will discuss: the thyroid-SIBO connection, probiotics and H. Pylori, vitamin D and fatigue, iodine and thyroid autoimmunity, CoQ10 and fatigue, viruses and hypothyroid, and more…

May 10, 2017
Mold, Mycotoxins, and CIRS with Dr. Jill Carnahan
42:03

Today I spoke with Dr. Jill Carnahan and we had a great conversation about mold, mycotoxins, and CIRS (chronic immune response syndrome). Oftentimes this topic is made out to be overly complicated, but today’s conversation pierced through to the practical core on this issue. This is an important topic to be aware of for those who have not responded to other therapies.

May 03, 2017
Getting a New Gut Microbiota via Fecal Transplant with Glenn Taylor
50:29

What do you do if nothing has worked to fix your gut?  One option is to get a new gut microbiota.  A fecal transplant is a technique wherein you can replace your gut bacteria with the gut bacteria of a healthy donor. Today we speak with a pioneer in fecal transplant therapy, Glenn Taylor of the Taymount clinic. 

Apr 26, 2017
Paleo (f)x and the Paleo Movement with Keith Norris
42:28

Today we speak with co-founder of Paleo f(x), Keith Norris. I like to call Paleo (f)x the spring break of health conferences, where you binge on an assortment of health and wellness information.  In today’s podcast we discuss important aspects of the paleo movement.  We also delve into some interesting tangents, like women and carbs, and exciting new technologies that can help improve your health.

Apr 19, 2017
Health News Review - Updates Regarding SIBO, Vitamin D, Thyroid Autoimmunity, Probiotics, Gluten-Free Diets, Ulcerative Colitis, Autoimmunity, Heart Disease, and Leaky Gut
39:53

Today I would like to try something a little different. This podcast will contain a brief summary of the most important research that has been published over the last few weeks. We will cover some important updates regarding SIBO, vitamin D, thyroid autoimmunity, probiotics, gluten-free diets, ulcerative colitis, autoimmunity, heart disease, and leaky gut.

Apr 12, 2017
Wired to Eat with Robb Wolf
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My good friend and best-selling author, Robb Wolf, is back on the podcast to discuss his new book entitled Wired to Eat. Robb lays out a great holistic plan to find a personalized diet that is right for you.  We also tackle some interesting aspects of a healthy relationship with food, “cheating,” and finding one’s ideal carb intake.

Apr 05, 2017
Carbs, IBS, Metabolism, and Thyroid
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I was supposed to discuss carbs, IBS, metabolism, and thyroid on Ben Greenfield’s podcast, but Ben and I had to reschedule our recording, so I thought we could cover this today. Let’s discuss some important aspects of how carbs affect IBS, metabolism, and thyroid and provide guidelines to make sure you are using carbs to your advantage and not your detriment.

Mar 29, 2017