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Clinician, researcher, and gut-geek Dr. Michael Ruscio DC covers the ever-changing world of functional health science. From debunking trends to research deep dives to practical takeaways, Dr. Ruscio DC Radio is health science made digestible

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Clinician, researcher, and gut-geek Dr. Michael Ruscio DC covers the ever-changing world of functional health science. From debunking trends to research deep dives to practical takeaways, Dr. Ruscio DC Radio is health science made digestible

    New Science Discovered for Balancing Thyroid & Female Hormones

    New Science Discovered for Balancing Thyroid & Female Hormones

    The latest science on tackling hormone imbalances. 
    I’d love to know what you thought about the episode in the comments!
    Watch/Read Next… How to Use Thyroid Supplements: https://drruscio.com/thyroid-supplements/ 
    Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause: https://drruscio.com/bioidentical-hormone-replacement-therapy/ 
    How Being in Nature Reduces Stress: https://drruscio.com/nature-reduces-stress/ 
    Reduce Stress Inflammation in 5 Steps: https://drruscio.com/reduce-stress-inflammation/ 
    Improve Your Sleep Efficiancy: https://drruscio.com/improve-sleep-efficiency/ 
    EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database: https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ 
     
    Timestamps 01:13 Gluten-free dieting 
    09:19 How chemicals impact thyroid function
    11:40 Balancing risks with benefits 
    15:15 Heavy metal exposure on thyroid 
    16:20 Vitamin D for thyroid autoimmunity 
    17:51 Selenium supplementation for Hashimoto’s
    18:53 Cordyceps for Hashimoto’s
    20:39 Black cohosh for menopause 
    21:37 Meditation & mindfulness for sleep & stress
     
    Featured Studies  Effect of gluten-free diet on autoimmune thyroiditis progression in patients with no symptoms or histology of celiac disease: a meta-analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37554764/ 
    An Italian prospective multicenter survey on patients suspected of having non-celiac gluten sensitivity: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24885375/ 
    Exposure to pesticides and the risk of hypothyroidism: a systematic review and meta-analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37752464/ 
    Dietary Intake of Endocrine Disrupting Substances Presents in Environment and Their Impact on Thyroid Function - PMC: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7998837/ 
    Associations between exposure to phthalates and subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnant women during early pregnancy: A pilot case-control study in China: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36642176/ 
    Systematic Review of the Effects of Blueberry on Cognitive Performance as We Age: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30941401/ 
    The effect of blueberry interventions on cognitive performance and mood: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30999017/ 
    Fish intake, n-3 fatty acid body status, and risk of cognitive decline: a systematic review and a dose-response meta-analysis of observational and experimental studies: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34605891/  
    Impact of lead exposure on the thyroid glands of individuals living in high- or low-lead exposure areas: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36961188/ 
    Therapeutic effect of vitamin D in Hashimoto's thyroiditis: a prospective, randomized and controlled clinical trial in China: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37969187/ 
    Effects of vitamin D supplementation on autoantibodies and thyroid function in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis: A systematic review and meta-analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38206745/ 
    Clinical efficacy of selenium supplementation in patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis: A systematic review and meta-analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37335715/ 
    Efficacy and safety of Ophiocordyceps sinensis in the treatment of Hashimoto's thyroiditis: a systematic review and meta-analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37854714/
    Black cohosh extracts in women with menopausal symptoms: an updated pairwise meta-analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37192826/ 
    Omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids as a potential treatment for reducing dysmenorrhoea pain: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37545015/ 
    Behavioral interventions for improving sleep outcomes in menopausal women: a systematic review and meta-analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36067398/ 
    Mindfulness and emotion regulation--an fMRI study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23563850/ 



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    Clear Candida & SIFO in 4 Steps

    Clear Candida & SIFO in 4 Steps

    If you have or suspect you have candida & SIFO, let’s break down what it is, why it happens, and 4 simple strategies for relief. 
    If you have any additional questions you would like answered in the future, let me know in the comments!
     
    Watch/Read Next… What is the Strongest Candida Killer? https://drruscio.com/strongest-candida-killer/ 
    Do You Need a Candida Test? https://drruscio.com/candida-overgrowth-test/
    SIFO with Dr. Satish Rao: https://drruscio.com/sifo-small-intestinal-fungal-overgrowth/ 
    Make it Yours—Daily Gut Health Routine to Fit Your Lifestyle: https://drruscio.com/daily-gut-health-routine/ 
    How to Heal Your Gut Naturally: https://drruscio.com/how-to-heal-your-gut-naturally/ 
     
    Timestamps 00:00 Intro 
    01:04 What IS candida? 
    03:38 The causes of candida 
    07:01 Candida testing 
    12:08 The role of oral health 
    14:21 How to gauge candida levels
    17:05 How to balance the WHOLE microbiome
    22:15 Supplements AS effective as meds
    27:55 Herbal antifungals 
     
    Featured Studies  Candidiasis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32809459/ 
    Candida albicans- The Virulence Factors and Clinical Manifestations of Infection: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33499276/ 
    Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Improve the Gut Microbiota and Help Combat Fungal Infection: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37375058/  
    Intestinal candidiasis and antibiotic usage in children: case study of Nsukka, South Eastern Nigeria: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29937890/ 
    Investigating Colonization of the Healthy Adult Gastrointestinal Tract by Fungi: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29600282/ 
    Fungal feelings in the irritable bowel syndrome: the intestinal mycobiome and abdominal pain: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36723172/ 
    Dysmotility and proton pump inhibitor use are independent risk factors for small intestinal bacterial and/or fungal overgrowth: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23574267/ 
    Beyond Just Bacteria: Functional Biomes in the Gut Ecosystem Including Virome, Mycobiome, Archaeome and Helminths: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32231141/ 
    What is the Healthy Gut Microbiota Composition? A Changing Ecosystem across Age, Environment, Diet, and Diseases: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30634578/ 
    Commensal Fungi in Health and Disease: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28799901/ 
    Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Improve the Gut Microbiota and Help Combat Fungal Infection - PMC: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10302699/ 
    Archaea and fungi of the human gut microbiome: correlations with diet and bacterial residents: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23799070/ 
    The dietary modification and treatment of intestinal Candida overgrowth - a pilot study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30166063/ 
    Manipulation of Host Diet To Reduce Gastrointestinal Colonization by the Opportunistic Pathogen Candida albicans: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27303684/ 
    Comparison of the therapeutic effects of Garcin(®) and fluconazole on Candida vaginitis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26512149/ 
    Biocompatibility and Effectiveness of a Novel, Organic Olive Oil-Based Denture Adhesive: A Multicenter Randomized and Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33805975/ 
    Vitamin D-supplemented yogurt drink reduces Candida infections in a paediatric intensive care unit: a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30773722/  
    Investigating Colonization of the Healthy Adult Gastrointestinal Tract by Fungi - PMC: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5874442/  
    Comparing the Effect of Probiotic and Fluconazole on Treatment and Recurrence of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis: a Triple-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36198994/  
    Effect of Probiotics on Oral Candidiasis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31615039/  
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    • 37 min
    New Research Shows How to Improve Sleep, Mood & Fatigue

    New Research Shows How to Improve Sleep, Mood & Fatigue

    The latest research has new strategies for how to improve sleep. There are also important findings on improving fatigue and mood. Tune in to hear research-backed methods to improve your health.
    If you have any additional questions you would like answered in the future, let me know in the comments!
     
    Watch/Read Next… How to Improve Sleep Efficiency: https://drruscio.com/improve-sleep-efficiency/
    The Missing Link Between Stress and Gut Health? Gut Bacteria: https://drruscio.com/stress-and-gut-health/
    Can Stress Cause Bloating? https://drruscio.com/can-stress-cause-bloating/
    Exercise for Depression: https://drruscio.com/exercise-for-depression/
    Natural Mood Enhancers: How to Improve Anxiety Without Medication https://drruscio.com/natural-mood-enhancers/
    Do You Have These Surprising High-Funcitoning Anxiety Symptoms? https://drruscio.com/high-functioning-anxiety-symptoms/ 
     
    Featured Resources Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1572246278?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
    CBT for Insomnia: https://www.cbtforinsomnia.com/
    Behavioral Sleep Medicine Memebers Directory: https://www.behavioralsleep.org/index.php/united-states-sbsm-members 
     
    Timestamps 00:00 Intro 
    01:23 Can exercise offset too little sleep? 
    03:26 How to improve post-infection fatigue
    05:21 An effective strategy for insomnia
    06:35 Does blue-light blocking actually help sleep? 
    09:42 The importance of caffeine timing 
    11:40 Supports for chronic fatigue  
    14:21 Ways to improve mood & stress





    Featured Studies   
    Joint association of physical activity and sleep duration with risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality: a population-based cohort study using accelerometry: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36990109/ 
    Positive Effects of Probiotic Therapy in Patients with Post-Infectious Fatigue: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37233680/  
    Comparative Effectiveness of Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Medication Therapy Among Patients With Insomnia: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37040111/  
    Blue-light filtering spectacle lenses for visual performance, sleep, and macular health in adults: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37593770/  
    Restricting short-wavelength light in the evening to improve sleep in recreational athletes - A pilot study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30427265/ 
    Awakening effects of blue-enriched morning light exposure on university students' physiological and subjective responses: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30674951/ 
    The effect of caffeine on subsequent sleep: A systematic review and meta-analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36870101/ 
    Coenzyme Q10 + alpha lipoic acid for chronic COVID syndrome: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35994177/ 
    Effectiveness of physical activity interventions on reducing perceived fatigue among adults with chronic conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37666869/ 
    The Effects of Dose, Practice Habits, and Objects of Focus on Digital Meditation Effectiveness and Adherence: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37725801/ 
    Mindfulness and emotion regulation--an fMRI study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23563850/  
     
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    • 23 min
    Study Finds IBS Improvement with Long-Term Low FODMAP Diet

    Study Finds IBS Improvement with Long-Term Low FODMAP Diet

    New research shows that a long-term low FODMAP diet can be used effectively for IBS. This is huge as there have been many theoretical concerns about using a low FODMAP diet long-term, such as negative impacts to the gut microbiota, nutrition levels, and quality of life. 
    However, we’ll cover each common criticism and answer them with science. 
    And if you have any additional questions about low FODMAP that you would like answered in the future, let me know in the comments!
     
    Watch/Read Next… How to Heal Your Gut with the Low FODMAP Diet: https://drruscio.com/low-fodmap/ 
    A Step-By-Step Guide to the Low FODMAP Diet: https://drruscio.com/low-fodmap-diet/ 
    Low FODMAP Downloadable Guide: https://drruscio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/5bStandard-Low-FODMAP-Diet-2020-5.pdf 
    Monash App: https://www.monash.edu/monash-innovation/news/success-stories/fodmap 
    How to Build an Elimination Diet Plan for Healing: https://drruscio.com/elimination-diet-meal-plan/ 
    How to Heal Your Gut Without Lab Tests: https://drruscio.com/heal-your-gut-without-labs/ 
     
    Timestamps 00:00 Intro 
    00:59 What are FODMAPs? 
    02:24 New study 
    04:22 “Low FODMAP hasn’t been studied long-term”
    05:26 “Low FODMAP is bad for the gut”
    06:36 “Low FODMAP leads to nutrient deficiencies” 
    09:30 “Low FODMAP is too difficult to do” 
    11:08 “Low FODMAP leads to food fear” 
    12:45 The study’s conclusion 
    13:48 Recommendations
     
    Featured Studies  The Long-Term Effects of a Low-Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Management: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37807975/ 
    Is a low FODMAP diet beneficial for patients with inflammatory bowel disease? A meta-analysis and systematic review: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28587774/ 
    An anti-inflammatory and low fermentable oligo, di, and monosaccharides and polyols diet improved patient reported outcomes in fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36091254/ 
    Psychological and Gastrointestinal Symptoms of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Undergoing a Low-FODMAP Diet: The Role of the Intestinal Barrier: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34371976/ 
    The Relationship between Low Serum Vitamin D Levels and Altered Intestinal Barrier Function in Patients with IBS Diarrhoea Undergoing a Long-Term Low-FODMAP Diet: Novel Observations from a Clinical Trial: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33801020/ 
    Influence of low FODMAP-gluten free diet on gut microbiota alterations and symptom severity in Iranian patients with irritable bowel syndrome: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34261437/ 
    Impact of Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 on Bacterial Overgrowth and Composition of Intestinal Microbiota in Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients: Results of a Randomized Pilot Study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36630947/ 
    Effect of diet and individual dietary guidance on gastrointestinal endocrine cells in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (Review): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28849091/ 
    Long-term personalized low FODMAP diet improves symptoms and maintains luminal Bifidobacteria abundance in irritable bowel syndrome: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34431172/ 
    Long-Term Effects of a Web-Based Low-FODMAP Diet Versus Probiotic Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Including Shotgun Analyses of Microbiota: Randomized, Double-Crossover Clinical Trial: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34904950/ 
    Long-term impact of the low-FODMAP diet on gastrointestinal symptoms, dietary intake, patient acceptability, and healthcare utilization in irritable bowel syndrome: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28707437/ 
    Long-term irritable bowel syndrome symptom control with reintroduction of selected FODMAPs: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28740352/  
     
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    • 31 min
    Do Your Thyroid Levels Actually Require Medication?

    Do Your Thyroid Levels Actually Require Medication?

    Wondering what the thyroid levels from your thyroid lab test mean? I’ll break down what the different thyroid hormones indicate and dispel some misconceptions about which levels actually require medication. 

    If you have any additional questions you would like answered in the future, let me know in the comments!
    Watch/Read Next… Optimal Thyroid Levels: https://drruscio.com/optimal-thyroid-levels 
    Hyperthyroidism vs Hypothyroidism: https://drruscio.com/hyperthyroidism-vs-hypothyroidism/ 
    Early Signs of Thyroid Problems: https://drruscio.com/what-are-early-warning-signs-of-thyroid-problems/ 
    How to Get Off Thyroid Medication Naturally: https://drruscio.com/how-to-get-off-thyroid-medication/ 
    Thyroid & Hair Loss: https://drruscio.com/thyroid-hair-loss/ 
    Why Your Thyroid Diagnosis Might Be a MISDiagnosis: https://drruscio.com/thyroid-diagnosis/ 
     
    Timestamps 00:00 Intro to the thyroid  
    03:57 TSH
    05:02 Free T4 
    05:59 Free T3 
    07:07 TPO (thyroid antibodies) 
    08:13 Hashimoto’s 
    10:00 TG (thyroglobulin) 
    12:58 Defining hypothyroidism
    13:27 Defining hyperthyroidism 
    13:48 The grey area “Sluggish thyroid”
    18:07 Treatments 
    20:20 Where symptoms can come from
    24:25 Thyroid lab interpretation guide
     
    Featured Studies  Physiology, Thyroid: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30137850/ 
    Serum TSH, T(4), and thyroid antibodies in the United States population (1988 to 1994): National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11836274/ 
    Serum thyrotrophin and circulating thyroglobulin and thyroid microsomal antibodies in a Finnish population: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/760358/ 
    The prevalence of undiagnosed thyroid disorders in a previously iodine-deficient area: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14558922/ 
    Hypothyroidism Prevalence in the United States: A Retrospective Study Combining National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and Claims Data, 2009-2019: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36466005/ 
    Correlation between sonography and antibody activity in patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24154902/ 
    Laboratory Testing in Thyroid Conditions - Pitfalls and Clinical Utility: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30215224/ 
    Hashimoto thyroiditis: an evidence-based guide to etiology, diagnosis and treatment: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35243857/ 
    Anti-Thyroperoxidase Antibody Levels >500 IU/ml Indicate a Moderately Increased Risk for Developing Hypothyroidism in Autoimmune Thyroiditis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27607246/ 
    Hyperthyroidism: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32206604/ 
    Subclinical Hypothyroidism: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30725655/ 
    Transient high thyroid stimulating hormone and hypothyroidism incidence during follow up of subclinical hypothyroidism: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34879182/ 
    Association of Thyroid Hormone Therapy With Quality of Life and Thyroid-Related Symptoms in Patients With Subclinical Hypothyroidism: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30285179/ 
    Treating hypothyroidism is not always easy: When to treat subclinical hypothyroidism, TSH goals in the elderly, and alternatives to levothyroxine monotherapy: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34766382/ 
    Symptoms Originally Attributed to Thyroid Dysfunction Were Instead Caused by Suboptimal Gastrointestinal Health: A Case Series and Literature Review: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35999903/ 
    The Relationship between Gastrointestinal Health, Micronutrient Concentrations, and Autoimmunity: A Focus on the Thyroid: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36079838/ 
    Combined treatment with Myo-inositol and selenium ensures euthyroidism in subclinical hypothyroidism patients with autoimmune thyroiditis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24224112/ 
    Effects of vitamin D on thyroid autoimmunity markers in Hashimoto's thyroiditis

    • 34 min
    Gut Health Q&A: Akkermansia & Probiotic Misconceptions

    Gut Health Q&A: Akkermansia & Probiotic Misconceptions

    Tune in for an installment of my gut health Q&A, where I answer your questions about all things gut health.

    This installment is a probiotic edition, where I’ll touch on probiotic foods, dosing, side effects, and talk about whether the hype around Akkermansia is warranted.

    Be sure to tune in! 
    And if you have any questions you would like answered in a future installment, let me know in the comments!
     
    Watch/Read Next… How Often to Take Probiotics and Other Probiotic Basics: https://drruscio.com/how-often-to-take-probiotics/ 
    The Best Probiotic Protocol? The “Triple Therapy” Approach: https://drruscio.com/triple-therapy-probiotic-protocol/ 
    A Review of Probiotic Research (2023): https://drruscio.com/probiotics-research-updates-2023/ 
    SIBO, Probiotics, and Your Gut Health: A Long-Term Strategy: https://drruscio.com/sibo-probiotics/ 
     
    Timestamps 00:00 Intro
    01:27 Is Akkermansia hype warranted? 
    11:24 What are the best probiotics for IBS? 
    18:20 How long should I take probiotics? 
    22:00 Can probiotic foods be enough? 
    26:06 What if probiotics make symptoms worse? 
    29:04 Probiotics with histamine intolerance?
    33:21 Are lacto-bifido probiotics actually bad for SIBO?
     
    Featured Studies  Akkermansia muciniphila secretes a glucagon-like peptide-1-inducing protein that improves glucose homeostasis and ameliorates metabolic disease in mice: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33820962/ 
    The role of Akkermansia muciniphila in IBD: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36685588/ 
    Strategies to promote abundance of Akkermansia muciniphila, an emerging probiotics in the gut, evidence from dietary intervention studies: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30416539/ 
    Regulation of gut microbiome by ketogenic diet in neurodegenerative diseases: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36313018/ 
    Triggering Akkermansia with dietary polyphenols: A new weapon to combat the metabolic syndrome? : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4856456/ 
    Akkermansia muciniphila abundance is lower in severe obesity, but its increased level after bariatric surgery is not associated with metabolic health improvement: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31265324/ 
    Decreased Abundance of Akkermansia muciniphila Leads to the Impairment of Insulin Secretion and Glucose Homeostasis in Lean Type 2 Diabetes: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34085773/ 
    Outcome-Specific Efficacy of Different Probiotic Strains and Mixtures in IBS: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37686889/ 
    The Efficacy and Safety of Single-Strain Probiotic Formulations Containing Bifidobacterium lactis or Bacillus coagulans in Adult Patients with IBS: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37510953/ 
    A combination of rifaximin and neomycin is most effective in treating IBS patients with methane on lactulose breath test: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19996983/ 
    Probiotics for Preventing and Treating SIBO: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28267052/ 
    The effect of multistrain probiotics on functional constipation in the elderly: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35927504/ 
    Probiotic supplementation improved cognitive function in cognitively impaired and healthy older adults: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36529793/ 
    Lacto-fermented sauerkraut improves symptoms in IBS patients independent of product pasteurisation - a pilot study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30256365/ 
    Fermented Foods: Definitions and Characteristics, Impact on the Gut Microbiota and Effects on Gastrointestinal Health and Disease: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31387262/ 
    Effects of kefir or milk supplementation on zonulin in overweight subjects: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32171508/ 
    Fermented dairy foods consumption and depressive symptoms: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36745637/ 
    Role of Probiotics in Patients with Allergic Rhinitis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36405454/ ,
    Effect and safety of probiotics for treating urticari

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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689 Ratings

Starving in Hotlanta ,

Best of its kind

Dr Ruscio’s podcast is my favorite health podcast I’ve found so far, it’s informative, always based on fact or personal experience ( which is always clarified by him or his guests) and most importantly done with respect for his listeners time.
He doesn’t go on and on with information overload or self-aggrandizing behavior. He presents the information in a way that we can comprehend and absorb.
I recommend the show highly and have shared many episodes with other people.

Bml63 ,

Realistic and doable advice

Have been listening to the podcast ever since I began reading Healthy Gut. Months into working through my gut issues - primarily constipation-I’ve learned a lot, but found contradictions among other authors. On vacation recently I began lowFODMAP eating and within 10 days was feeling much better. Especially appreciate the focus on step by step action, clearly delivered in the book, and not pushing to have lots of tests!

ABC3 girls ,

Love your podcast!

Your podcast on constipation and reflex was super helpful! Thank you for the great advice and sharing all your knowledge!

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