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Dr. Ruscio Radio: Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine

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

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

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Love the health learning

By Christian Yves - Jul 02 2019
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Good content and great sensible studies.

Super Informative Show

By Trevor_Hotlanta_2 - Jun 19 2019
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I love this show - great topics, easy to listen to and just plan good content

iTunes Ratings

353 Ratings
Average Ratings
293
35
9
5
11

Love the health learning

By Christian Yves - Jul 02 2019
Read more
Good content and great sensible studies.

Super Informative Show

By Trevor_Hotlanta_2 - Jun 19 2019
Read more
I love this show - great topics, easy to listen to and just plan good content
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Dr. Ruscio Radio: Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Updated 9 days ago

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

Rank #1: Red Light Therapy – A No BS Guide On How Get Results with Light Therapy with Ari Whitten

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Red light therapy has impressive documentation showing the ability to help with conditions like hypothyroid, skin anti-aging, athletic performance, fatigue, and recovery.  However, some companies would have you believe you need to buy devices that are more expensive than what is actually needed. Today I speak with Ari Whiten, who wrote the book on red light therapy, and provides an impactful, no BS overview of how to use red light therapy, inexpensively. https://drruscio.com/?p=26844

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

Jan 02 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #2: Carbs vs. Keto Debate with Dr. Eric Westman and Dr. Mike Nelson

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Do you need healthy carbs to feel your best?  Or, should you be ketogenic and very low carb?  A case can be made for either so I decided to organize a debate between two experts to represent these respective views.  This was a very fun and interesting conversation I am sure you will enjoy. https://drruscio.com/?p=26205

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

Dec 12 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #3: Fasting and Gut Health, Finding Your Right Diet, Inflammation, and More with Melanie Avalon and Gin Stephens

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I was recently on the Intermittent Fasting Podcast hosted by Melanie Avalon and Gin Stephens. We discussed how to fix your gut, find your right diet, SIBO, IBS, low-FODMAPs, gluten, inflammation, gut microbiome, functional practitioners, tackling food fears & more!

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

Oct 17 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #4: The Science Behind Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Rhythm

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Intermittent fasting (or time-restricted feeding) is a method of limiting the time window you eat each day to a consistent number of hours and a consistent time each day. Between 8-10 hours of eating window is considered optimal in humans, which leaves 14-16 hours for your body to fast. This period allows your organs a break from digesting so they can heal. This can reduce leaky gut and improve blood sugar and blood pressure. Early studies showed that genetically identical mice fed the same number of calories became unhealthy when allowed to “free feed” (eat at any time) but lost weight when their feeding hours were restricted. Studies on humans have shown the same response. As a general rule of thumb, stay within a 10-hour eating window for at least 12 weeks to see best results, and stop eating at least 2-3 hours before sleeping. https://drruscio.com/?p=29660

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Apr 17 2019
54 mins
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Rank #5: How to Relieve Bloating: An Expert Shares Surprising Facts

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Bloating may be largely ignored by most doctors, but this uncomfortable symptom is common and deserves more attention. Dr. Peter Whorwell, a specialist clinician and researcher, shares his insights into bloating and reveals some surprising facts. Why do only half of the patients with bloating pain show signs of abdominal swelling? What is a bloatometer? How is bloating with constipation different from bloating with diarrhea? When is bloating a sign of a more serious disease? What are the most current treatments? Join us for a detailed look at this important topic. https://drruscio.com/?p=30016

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

May 01 2019
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #6: Brain Fog, Fatigue, Female Hormone Issues & Bloating GONE

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The cost of care, especially in the realm of functional medicine, can be an unknown for a suffering layperson. It may feel to weary patients like their only option is to sign away many thousands of dollars. Julie’s story shows that this does not need to be the case. After her general practitioner was not able to treat her myriad symptoms—including brain fog, fatigue, female hormone issues, bloating, and loose stools—Julie turned to functional medicine. The first functional medicine doctor she turned to quoted her an unreasonably expensive and lengthy package. Fortunately, she looked for a second opinion and found that our clinic, and Dr. Ruscio, a functional medicine expert in gut health, were able to get to the root of her issues quickly and cost-effectively. She was symptom-free within five visits. https://drruscio.com/?p=31076

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Jun 03 2019
10 mins
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Rank #7: The Thyroid-Gut Connection, Plus Healing Mechanisms Of a Low FODMAP Diet, A Case Study

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Today let’s cover a case study from my office. This case study provides valuable insight regarding the gut-thyroid connection. I will detail the specific tests and treatments that allowed this patient to obtain results after not improving with numerous other providers. https://drruscio.com/the-thyroid-gut-connection/

Get access to the Future of Functional Medicine Review, Clinical Newsletter at: https://drruscio.com/review/

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

Sep 05 2018
32 mins
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Rank #8: An Easy On-Ramp to the Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe

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The ketogenic (or keto) diet emphasizes high fat, low carbohydrates, and medium protein intake. In some studies, the keto diet has been shown to benefit sufferers of epilepsy, insulin regulation, polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility, glioblastoma, and more. One common misconception is that you must be on the diet forever for it to be valuable. Beginners to the diet may want to start slow, replacing some of their carb intake with healthy fats. Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine have lessons to offer about the value of herbs, synergistic effects, and the overall body environment. On any diet, whether paleo, keto, Mediterranean, or another type, it’s important to emphasize high-quality whole foods. https://drruscio.com/?p=28843

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Mar 13 2019
42 mins
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Rank #9: Healing the Gut & Autoimmune Symptoms with the Elemental Diet

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Juan was facing an autoimmune arthritis condition, gut issues, and infertility. After trying a prescription drug that made him feel worse, he turned to healing his gut and mixed fasting with the elemental diet. In taking these steps, Juan was able to eliminate his symptoms—like joint pain, fatigue, and inflammation—and his wife became pregnant. The elemental diet is a liquid diet in which the contents are broken down into essential elements that can be quickly absorbed by the gut. Elemental Heal is the elemental diet formula that Juan used. If you’ve already tried diet, lifestyle, probiotics, and other interventions and still have lingering symptoms, personalizing the elemental diet (explained below) may be a good option to explore. https://drruscio.com/?p=32206

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Jul 15 2019
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Rank #10: Parasites and Your Gut Issues: What To Know

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Parasites were once a trendy topic to discuss in gut health, now small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a buzzword. Both still play a real role and should be considered if you are struggling with dysbiosis, inflammation, or other chronic conditions. Parasites may fuel changes in the microbiome, but can also take advantage of an already compromised gut. Holistic solutions and supporting the gut terrain are key. Frank pathogens should always be treated. Testing and treatment options are advancing, but still imperfect, so diagnoses and protocols still rely on a medical professional’s best judgment. https://drruscio.com/?p=28269

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Feb 20 2019
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Rank #11: Retrain Your Brain, Fix Your Gut

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Sometimes the limbic brain can become stuck in a negative cycle conditioned by trauma or stress. When this happens, mysterious conditions like chronic illness and gut imbalances can take hold in the body. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to, bloating, headaches, and an inability to relax, but also more severe symptoms like chronic fatigue, IBS, inflammation, or chronic pain. To break the cycle and restore homeostasis, extended meditation is highly recommended. As well, an anti-inflammatory diet, restorative sleep, and exercise can help. Guided protocols and tools are available for more severe circumstances. https://drruscio.com/?p=29416

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Apr 03 2019
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #12: The Most Accurate Thyroid Tests & How Healing Your Gut Can Fix Your Thyroid: A Case Study

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If you are using the wrong thyroid test you could miss the fact that you are hypothyroid because your labs say you are normal. The best test to use is known as the dialysis/LC-MS (I will explain what that means momentarily). It’s also important to understand when your thyroid-like symptoms are being caused by your gut, not your thyroid. I will share a case study where 100% of thyroid-like symptoms cleared after improving the patient’s gut health. https://drruscio.com/thyroid-tests-healing-your-gut-can-fix-your-thyroid/

Get access to the Future of Functional Medicine Review, Clinical Newsletter at: https://drruscio.com/review/

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

Sep 12 2018
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Rank #13: Flex Your Metabolism & Add Endurance Training for Performance

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It can be useful for all of us to have nutrition and fitness guidance every now and then, to pull us out of ruts and encourage greater breadth and balance in our routines. Those who have adopted a paleo-style diet may trend towards a too high fat intake and may be surprised to learn that there are situations where high carbs lead to higher performance. For those who lift weights only, adding endurance/cardio may contribute to greater longevity. Varying one’s nutritional intake and types of activity can also increase metabolic flexibility (the body transitions between using macronutrients more flexibly). Dr. Mike T. Nelson takes us through an optimized hierarchy of the top eight diet and lifestyle interventions. https://drruscio.com/?p=32209

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Jul 17 2019
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #14: Peptide Therapy for Anti-Aging, Gut Healing, Tissue Repair & Immune Function

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Peptides are an exciting area of medicine and can be used for anti-aging, immune function, gut healing and tissue repair. The most effective peptides are Ipamorelin, CJC-1295, BPC-157 and Thymosin Beta 4.  If this sounds like another language don’t worry, today we speak with one of the leading pioneers in peptide therapy in the world, Dr. William Seeds. He helps us see an easy outline of what peptides work best for anti-aging, compared to gut healing, compared to tissue repair compared to autoimmunity.  I think you will really enjoy it! https://drruscio.com/peptide-therapy-anti-aging-immune-function/

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

Oct 03 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #15: How Your Gut Health Affects Your Hormones

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It can be frustrating if you’ve followed all the right advice on being healthy, and your gut and hormones are still acting up. Daffnee was in great physical shape, with several exercise classes a week, on the paleo diet, sleeping well, and taking birth control. Her existing IBS and celiac were under control. But her gut health was mysteriously declining, giving her bloating, brain fog, fatigue and more. When she began following steps from the Healthy Gut, Healthy You protocol, like targeted probiotics and adrenal support, she started feeling healthy and energetic again. She was able to support her hormones better too, and successfully transitioned off 10 years of birth control with no side effects. https://drruscio.com/?p=28605

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is finally available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out  https://drruscio.com/resources

Feb 25 2019
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Rank #16: The Autoimmune Paleo Diet for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

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The autoimmune paleo (or AIP) diet and community support together can benefit patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, according to a landmark study. AIP removes nightshades, eggs, nuts, seeds, ghee, and caffeine, in addition to standard paleo restrictions. The study’s community support (which included online health coaching) contributed to 90-100% adherence to this diet. Interestingly, multiple participants improved symptomatically and/or were able to reduce thyroid medication, while their antibody levels didn’t change. This suggests that caution is warranted when drawing conclusions about one’s health status from thyroid antibody levels. In this podcast, Dr. Robert Abbott—third-time guest on the show and researcher on the study—discusses other health lessons, and insights on beneficial clinical models. https://drruscio.com/?p=32044

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

Jul 10 2019
56 mins
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Rank #17: How to Move Toward Holistic Health, with Steph Gaudreau

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Eating healthy, sleeping well, having the right attitude, and exercising seem like obvious health habits. But what isn’t so obvious are ways people can sometimes ignore their intuition and signals from their bodies, in order to follow a protocol to the letter. Weight training may be a big win, especially for women, to build confidence and strength. And it’s also important to know why you’re making a change. Nutrition therapy consultant and author Steph Gaudreau shares insights on how to strengthen four key pillars of your holistic health picture, while listening to your own body’s feedback. https://drruscio.com/?p=32418

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Jul 22 2019
41 mins
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Rank #18: Effective Anti-Aging Treatments for Hair Loss and Skin

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When considering your options for anti-aging treatments for skin or hair loss therapy, know that individuals respond differently to different treatments. Together with your doctor, you’ll want to consider the possible causes of your hair loss or skin health to determine the best course of action. Some of the main drugs on the market like Rogaine (minoxidil), which stimulates blood flow to hair follicles, and Propecia (finasteride), an oral dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blocker, are designed to treat the most common cause of hair loss in men and women, androgenetic alopecia. However, causes may not be as clear-cut for all women. PRP injections, dermarolling, low-level light therapy and stem cells offer fairly natural ways to stimulate your body’s own healing responses, for skin rejuvenation and hair loss reversal. No magic bullet exists, but these therapies may also be used in combination, potentially yielding synergistic, better results. https://drruscio.com/?p=28622

My book is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Mar 06 2019
57 mins
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Rank #19: Your Questions on Supplements, Probiotics, Elemental Diet

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Today we will cover listener questions, including: Magnesium while fasting; Is the elemental diet and fasting okay if you are underweight?; Probiotics; Is the inulin in the probiotic okay?; Noticing white tongue while on the elemental diet; Dosing for NAC; and more. https://drruscio.com/?p=30674

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

May 15 2019
43 mins
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Rank #20: Are You Getting Enough Omega-3s To Prevent Heart Disease

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A simple test can inform if you are consuming adequate omega-3s to prevent heart disease.  In fact, preliminary evidence shows this test to be more predictive than markers like C-reactive protein, homocysteine or a cholesterol panel.  Today we speak with researcher Dr. Bill Harris on the Omega-3 Index test. https://drruscio.com/?p=27184

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

Jan 16 2019
45 mins
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