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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 582 Ratings

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

    Patient Questions: Probiotics, Emotional Trauma, and More

    Patient Questions: Probiotics, Emotional Trauma, and More

    The first installment of our monthly patient support call covers a lot of ground. We discuss:
    The use of probiotics vs. yogurt for treating SIBO Addressing emotional trauma to help patients find relief from physical symptoms Time frames for using antimicrobials to improve gut health Constipation as a symptom, and the role of antimicrobials in addition to diet and other approaches A case study describing how a single symptom led to a diagnosis of mold illness in a 73-year-old man (and a motorcycle chase!) Questions from patients allow us to showcase the clinic’s research arm, put progressively more resources into making sure that our diagnostic and treatment process is sound, and ensure that science is thoroughly integrated into our clinical model.
    Join us every second Friday with your questions, or just listen in.
    https://drruscio.com/clinic-podcast-probiotics-emotional-work-suicidal-thoughts 
    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 

    • 52 min
    Updates On Leaky Gut, Low FODMAP Diets, and IBS

    Updates On Leaky Gut, Low FODMAP Diets, and IBS

    Today’s podcast episode features the latest gut health research, my thoughts on how these studies fit into what we’re doing at the clinic, and how I use the information in the studies to consider whether we’re practicing in accordance with current science or if we need to consider modifying our approach.
    This latest batch of studies examines:
    The impact of low FODMAP diets on IBS A meta-analysis of the efficacy of rifaximin in treating SIBO A prospective study of IBS patients who derived benefits from a gluten-free diet even though they were not strictly compliant with the diet The relationship between the oral microbiota and SIBO A study of patients with leaky gut whose symptoms improved 3,000% with a low FODMAP diet as compared to a gluten-free diet …and more. Listen and learn.
    https://drruscio.com/gut-health-updates-leaky-gut-low-fodmap-sibo-gluten-free 
    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 

    • 36 min
    The Impact of Lifestyle Factors on Glucose Levels

    The Impact of Lifestyle Factors on Glucose Levels

    Health technology tools such as the Continuous Glucose Monitoring Device can help you improve your metabolic health by providing a picture of how your lifestyle factors – including diet, exercise, alcohol consumption, and sleep – affect your blood glucose levels.
    However, these tools are only as good as the user’s mindset and basic understanding of the science behind the numbers.
    Dr. Ronesh Sinha explains how to regard the CGM as an opportunity to learn about your body rather than getting stressed about single data points, and how to cultivate healthy glucose levels through a balanced lifestyle.
    https://drruscio.com/glucose-levels-and-lifestyle-factors 
    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 2 min
    What Functional Medicine Tests to Avoid

    What Functional Medicine Tests to Avoid

    There are a lot of incentives in the functional health marketplace to rely on lab testing to make treatment decisions. Unfortunately, this model often serves the bottom lines of lab companies better than it serves patients.
    At the clinic, we use a science-guided framework that is oriented to improving clinical outcomes rather than just focusing on lab results.
    Our patient-centered approach speaks for itself. Listen in as Dr. Joe, Gavin and I discuss.
    https://drruscio.com/which-functional-medicine-tests-to-avoid 
    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 

    • 50 min
    Listener Questions About Hunger, Satiety, Pea Protein, DHEA

    Listener Questions About Hunger, Satiety, Pea Protein, DHEA

    Today we will cover listener questions including:
    What is the role of hunger and satiety in digestive problems? Do elemental diets help gastritis or ulcers? What are your thoughts about taking probiotics while doing immunotherapy cancer treatment? Is pea protein ok on a low sulfur diet? Does frequent nausea mean I have gut issues? What is a good starting dose for DHEA? Does taking HCL stop normal acid production? https://drruscio.com/listener-questions-hunger-pea-protein-probiotics-dhea
    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 

    • 46 min
    Hidden Effects of Mold Toxicity (And How to Deal With Them)

    Hidden Effects of Mold Toxicity (And How to Deal With Them)

    Anyone who’s dealt with symptoms of mold toxicity such as brain fog, insomnia, fatigue and digestive disturbances has likely also experienced the fear and worry that often arises in response. These psychological symptoms can make an already distressing situation even more stressful.
    In this podcast episode, I provide an update for listeners about what happened after mold was discovered in a second home in Austin. I describe how I navigated my way through a variety of related concerns and how this process mirrors the diligence and analytic scrutiny that I bring to helping patients at the clinic.
    https://drruscio.com/personal-mold-updates 
    My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
    If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
    Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
582 Ratings

582 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Dr. Ruscio, host of the podcast, highlights all aspects of health, nutrition and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Kate-O-NP ,

Recommend to all functional medicine clinicians

I deeply respect Dr Ruscio’s pragmatic and evidence based approach to the practice of functional medicine. It’s very refreshing. This podcast is a source of reliable evidence based information and very well done. As a clinician, I find his review of the most recent research and interviews with leaders in the field informative and well balanced. If I could give this podcast 10 stars, I would. I would love to work with Dr Ruscios team some day as I believe they are leading the field of functional medicine in the right direction. Thanks you de Ruscio and team for all you do to put out such a high quality and informative show!

annav14 ,

Wide range of health topics

I enjoy the breadth of information on this podcast. The guests are really interesting and well respected health professionals. I’ve found the topics to be interesting and new.

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