Dr. Ruscio Radio: Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Dr. Ruscio Radio: Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine

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

Episodes

June 23, 2022 18 min

Are your symptoms coming from your gut or somewhere else? Gut issues like Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) can cause digestive and non-digestive symptoms, making it tricky to understand what to treat and how to find relief. To help you identify if SIBO is the root cause of your fatigue, brain fog, bloating, and thyroid and mood issues, I provide the main signs and symptoms to look out for. Watch the video now to learn m...

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Typically, this podcast segment covers thyroid and female hormonal health research updates, but this episode also includes updates relevant to diet and lifestyle. Don’t miss out on hearing the unique relationships between:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and heavy metals
  • Graves Disease and long-term antithyroid drug supplementation
  • Phytoestrogens and peri/post menopause
  • Meditation and depression
  • Fish intake and cognition
  • Sauna therapy ...
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    What started as a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis as a teenager resulted in Dr. Hannah Hamlin from our clinic studying nutritional science and pursuing a career in functional medicine. Through her studies and personal experiences, Hannah explored various lifestyle and nutrition strategies to improve her blood sugar levels, sleep, and fatigue. Listen in to hear what ultimately stuck through the process of trial and error and other ways yo...

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    It’s crucial to correct high thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, but even more important to understand what is considered a high level. To make this process simpler for you to navigate, I provide information about the lab value cutoffs, the benefits of consuming selenium and inositol in supplement or food form, and the optimal timing for retesting levels. Watch the video to learn more about how to improve your thyroid health.

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    Are two therapies better than one? The latest probiotics research covers a wide range of health conditions, from SIBO to psoriasis, and shows the outcomes of combining probiotics with other therapies like antimicrobials and antihistamines. Listen to the podcast to learn more about what may be beneficial for treating symptoms of depression, allergic rhinitis, IBS, SIBO, asthma, and other health conditions.

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    Your mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of a cell for a reason. Their job is to power nearly every function and biochemical process that happens in your body. With a lot of tasks to perform, it’s important to keep your mitochondria healthy. Ari Whitten—author of Eat for Energy: How to Beat Fatigue, Supercharge Your Mitochondria, and Unlock All-Day Energy—provides nutrition and lifestyle strategies that can be a gamechanger f...

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    Did you know that excessive fear of the sun might be leading to more than 40% of the population being vitamin D deficient? Overcoming this fear, plus paying attention to the signs of a vitamin D deficiency, can benefit your immunity, mood, energy levels, metabolism, and so much more. Watch the video to learn the 10 signs of a vitamin D deficiency and what you can do about them.

    https://drruscio.com/10-vitamin-d-deficiency-symptoms...

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    Another podcast about gut health research is in the books. This episode, I present findings about how health conditions like hydrogen SIBO, Crohns, Celiac Disease, skin rosacea, and allergic rhinitis respond to SIBO CBD oil, a gluten-free diet, glutamine, probiotics, the low FODMAP diet, vitamins B12 and D, and other interventions. Listen in to hear what the latest research says.

    https://drruscio.com/the-latest-gut-health-research...

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    Growing up in an abusive household, being homeless, and contemplating suicide, Michael Unbroken decided to do whatever it takes to have the life he wanted to have. Today, he’s a successful entrepreneur, life coach, speaker, and best-selling author for adult survivors of childhood trauma. Listen in as he shares what allowed him to push past these traumatic experiences to reach physical and mental well-being and learn which technique...

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    Getting the right diagnosis of any condition is critical in order to heal. With thyroid conditions, 30-60% of patients have been incorrectly diagnosed and are instructed to take lifelong medication. Not only does this lead someone down the wrong path, but it also often leaves them with unresolved symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, and anxiety. In this video, I break down the five most reliable signs of hypothyroidism, offer what to ...

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    This podcast episode covers the latest research about a wide range of health conditions and potential treatments. Listening in provides you with the opportunity to learn more about the value of Vitamin D supplementation, Wim Hof Method, herbal remedies, low carb diets, cognitive behavioral therapy, high potassium, and nerve stimulation. Could these methods be something you add to your toolbox? Tune in to hear what the studies show ...

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    In this episode, the latest probiotics research shows how H. Pylori, IBS, depression, vaginal candidiasis, gastroenteritis, and other health conditions respond to probiotic supplementation. Are you curious if multi-strain probiotics like Triple Therapy Probiotics and soil-based probiotics are more effective in treating symptoms of IBS? Do you want to know if taking probiotics can help improve clinical outcomes of patients with colo...

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    There are a number of updates in gut health—and knowing about them may be able to give you an idea of what approaches may be useful for your own healing. Listen in to hear the effects that gluten, the low FODMAP diet, the elemental diet, aspirin, and long-term use of rifaximin have on your gut and overall health.

    https://drruscio.com/new-gut-health-research-fodmaps-gluten-elemental-diet 

    My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is availab...

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    The latest thyroid health findings are in and are about hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s. This research reveals what medications—either taken solo or combined—are effective at reducing symptoms of brain fog, fatigue, and pain. Listen in to learn more about what each study shows, how to accurately interpret a thyroid lab, and how to best treat your thyroid with diet, lifestyle modifications, and gut health interventions.

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    On the search for answers about joint pain and stiffness in her hands, Susie came across functional medicine and our clinic. While she was aware of anti-inflammatory diets and other evidence-based interventions, she was struggling to find the right combination that worked best for her. By treating her—not her labs—we were able to provide her with answers to her initial questions, an actionable and effective plan, and get her sympto...

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    Did you know that there are over 100 healthy foods rich in prebiotics? Prebiotics help feed the good bacteria in our gut and have been shown to reduce inflammation, repair leaky gut syndrome, bolster short-chain fatty acid production, improve constipation and mood, prevent migraines, and so much more. While I advise to eat the widest array possible from the food list we provide, I also exercise caution as consuming too many prebiot...

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    Dr. Joe Mather, Medical Director at the Ruscio Institute for Functional Medicine, and I cover a number of questions related to small intestinal bacterial growth (SIBO) and food intolerances. Listen in to get your answers about how to know if you do or don’t have SIBO (according to the breath test), treat hydrogen-sulfide SIBO and leaky gut syndrome, and expand your diet and improve food intolerances.

    https://drruscio.com/read-sibo...

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    Today we cover listener questions. We go over:

  • Why food allergy tests may not accurately reflect your symptoms.
  • Whether Elemental Heal is helpful for histamine intolerance, possible mold illness, and gut problems.
  • The hype around the lectin-free diet—and if it’s warranted.
  • Reframing your health path to focus on your symptoms, not lab markers.
  • The difference between the two Intestinal Support Formula formulations.
  • Why low fecal elastase ...
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    Struggling with brain fog (brain inflammation) or chronic fatigue (which tends to go hand-in-hand with brain fog)? One of the often missed causes is gut health, and the overlooked brain gut connection. When struggling with brain fog symptoms like fatigue, trouble focusing, forgetfulness, and haziness in your thought processes, it's likely stemming from problems in your gut and related to the blood brain barrier. What does gut h...

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    Optometrist and nutrition specialist Dr. Neda Gioia of Integrative Vision believes that healthy eyes start with a healthy body. So what are some healthy foods and habits you can adopt to protect and preserve your eye health? Dr. Neda not only shares why it’s critical to eat well, reduce screen time, perform eye exercises, and choose the right supplements, but also how you can begin making these necessary dietary and lifestyle chang...

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