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Cutting edge information in health, nutrition and functional medicine distilled into practical advice you can use to improve your health.

Dr. Ruscio Radio: Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine Dr. Michael Ruscio

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 620 Ratings

Cutting edge information in health, nutrition and functional medicine distilled into practical advice you can use to improve your health.

    Overcoming Common Obstacles in Your Fitness and Health Journey

    Overcoming Common Obstacles in Your Fitness and Health Journey

    Fatigue, brain fog, and GI disturbances are symptoms that some of our practitioners have both clinically treated and personally experienced. If you’re wondering how to get better and achieve optimal health, hear it first from me, Dr. Joe Mather, and Dr. Scott Spiridigliozzi that strength training, saunas, cardio, cold exposure therapy, and "supplement holidays" may do more wonders than you can imagine. Learn how to push past limiting beliefs and implement healthy lifestyle behaviors while listening to your body and treating your symptoms.
    https://www.drruscio.com/overcoming-obstacles-fitness-health-journey 
    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

    • 1 hr
    Lesser-Known Causes of Childhood Eczema—and What You Can Do

    Lesser-Known Causes of Childhood Eczema—and What You Can Do

    Everyone has dry skin every once in a while, but if it’s constantly dry, itchy, red, and sore, eczema may be the culprit. Dr. Stephanie Davis is no stranger to eczema — she battled it herself and now empowers children to do the same. Listen in as she discusses how the everyday air we breathe and the food we consume impacts eczema and what natural solutions provide relief.
    https://www.drruscio.com/overlooked-causes-of-eczema 
    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

    • 58 min
    Chronic Fatigue: When to Consider Viruses

    Chronic Fatigue: When to Consider Viruses

    Patients of Dr. Jenny Tufenkian–Naturopathic Physician and Functional Medicine Educator–often seek her expertise to solve and overcome complex chronic illnesses. By listening to their symptoms and interpreting lab markers, Dr. Tufenkian can determine if a current or reactivated virus like Epstein-Barr or herpes simplex is what’s causing chronic pain, fatigue, and frequent infections. Listen in to learn how to connect the dots between symptoms and viruses, and how to use natural remedies for relief.
    https://www.drruscio.com/chronic-fatigue-and-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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Listener Questions: Testing, Treating, and Healing SIBO

    Listener Questions: Testing, Treating, and Healing SIBO

    For optimal healing, a patient needs their symptoms, not their lab test results, to be treated. In this episode, I offer dietary and lifestyle solutions for people looking to improve their gut microbiome and overcome digestive and non-digestive symptoms caused by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and gut dysbiosis. 
    Listen in to hear the answers to these specific questions: 
    What test do you recommend for gut dysbiosis, even if you've already been tested for SIBO and it was negative? I have SIBO-related symptoms. Can I do treatments without getting tested for SIBO?  What are your thoughts on using the Food Marble for monitoring the efficacy of SIBO treatment and food intolerances?  I have had chronic SIBO for 10 years which was not diagnosed until approximately 4 years ago. I feel like I have to stay on antimicrobials indefinitely. I react to most foods when I add them in, therefore my diet is extremely limited. Why am I so reactive to food?  I understand that Dr. Ruscio likes to try the triple probiotic therapy first with SIBO before trying antibiotics or antimicrobials. However, from what I learned you want to avoid lactobacillus species since they are hydrogen-producing and like to live in the small intestine. For that reason, should I just try S. boulardii, bifidobacterium, and soil based?  How long should I take herbal antimicrobials when treating SIBO? I have tested positive for SIBO, methane predominant, and I tried Rifaximin and neomycin. These improved my SIBO breath test but had major gas and belching, brain fog, and fatigue after treatment. I then tried antimicrobial herbs, and SIBO test results were much worse. However, since I’ve stopped herbals, my brain fog and fatigue are much better, but I’m having indigestion/belching with really smelly stools. What is going on?  I’m currently experiencing symptoms of dysbiosis and leaky gut, and I’m not entirely sure if herbal antimicrobials would help my dysbiosis or make it worse. Do antimicrobial herbs kill good bacteria as well? My goal is to rebalance my microbiome in favor of the beneficial bacteria. https://www.drruscio.com/listener-questions-healing-sibo-dysbiosis-food-reactions
    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

    • 55 min
    Track Sleep Quality and Boost Your Health with the Oura Ring

    Track Sleep Quality and Boost Your Health with the Oura Ring

    From the start, Oura—a Finnish health technology company—has capitalized on the latest technological advances, designing the Oura Ring that helps people measure, understand, and improve their sleep habits. 
    Now, Shyamal Patel—Head of Science at Oura—speaks about how this wearable technology now has the ability to predict periods, track fitness performance, detect sleep breathing disturbances, and measure heart rate throughout the day and during workouts.
    https://www.drruscio.com/new-oura-ring-features-to-track-sleep-quality-hormones-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

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Brain Energy: A Theory To Improve Mental Health and Metabolism

    Brain Energy: A Theory To Improve Mental Health and Metabolism

    Developed by Harvard psychiatrist and researcher, Dr. Chris Palmer, the brain energy theory of mental illness highlights the connection between mental health and metabolism. Its basis is that mental disorders are actually metabolic disorders of the brain. This new understanding opens the door to new, safer treatments for depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. Hear how Dr. Palmer has put his theory into action for his psychiatric patients and what dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to improve your mood, energy, and quality of life.
    https://www.drruscio.com/brain-energy-a-model-for-improving-mental-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

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
620 Ratings

620 Ratings

hemingwayhalfdozen ,

Highly RECOMMENDED!

I would highly recommend this podcast to anyone who is trying to improve their health!!

LisaIsHereForIt ,

Dr. Ruscio is amazing! 💥

It’s obvious Dr. Ruscio puts extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in health - the insights they bring to bear are both insightful and actionable.🙌🏻

FunctionalHealthGuy ,

Really solid

I really appreciate Dr Ruscios effort to provide this information to his listeners. Great guests with great content. I would like less plugging of his products but hey the podcast is free to us so whatever.

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