Episodes
Poor sleep can happen for many reasons. Maybe it’s due to a new supplement, high-stress levels, or not eating or drinking enough throughout the day. When I experienced a week of insomnia, I pinpointed the cause fairly quickly: my air purifier stopped working. Air purifiers can help lighten allergen load, filter harmful chemicals, and remove mold spores from the air. Tune in to hear how fixing my air purifier and ensuring my house had good air quality got me back to sleeping through the...
Published 09/28/22
How does using T3 affect your heart health? How can you spot the truth behind a catchy, clickbait headline? What’s new in probiotics research? Don’t miss out on the many discussion points in this episode, all of which can help you interpret true clinical findings and use the information to better your health. Tune in now. https://drruscio.com/thyroid-hormone-harm-news-on-probiotics My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook If you're in need of...
Published 09/26/22
Eric Hinman–endurance athlete (5x Ironman)–knows a thing or two about training and recovering from workouts in a healthy way. In this episode, he shares what did (and didn’t) help him achieve his fitness goals and how he eventually found a routine that fueled his body and mind. Listen in to hear the power of sauna therapy, cold exposure, strength training, and daily movement for reaching peak athletic performance and optimizing health. ...
Published 09/21/22
Earlier this year, Dr. Stasha Gominak–neurologist and creator of RightSleep®–was on Dr. Ruscio Radio, sharing her research findings that showed a connection between vitamin intake, gut health, and sleep. Now, she’s back on the podcast to elaborate more on the surprising link between gut health and sleep health. That’s right: your gut microbiome plays a bigger role in a good night’s sleep (or two) than you may think. Listen in to learn how you can optimize your gut health and get back to...
Published 09/19/22
A deep dive into the use of FMT for improving the gut microbiota, reducing sugar cravings, and healing other non-digestive symptoms with Enid Taylor Over 15 years ago, Enid Taylor founded the Taymount Clinic, which originally focused on gut health and colonic hydrotherapy. Flash forward to 2011, her clinic became the first in the northern hemisphere to specialize in Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT). In this episode, Enid Taylor shares how FMT became a main staple in her practice, what...
Published 09/14/22
There are many research-backed ways to increase quality of life and slow or prevent age-related diseases. In this episode, Dr. Greg Kelly–naturopathic physician and author of Shape Shift–expands on senolytics, a class of drugs that show positive effects on aging, brain and skin health, and anabolic resistance. Hear how senolytics, along with strength and resistance training, walking, perfecting your circadian rhythm, and consuming protein, can help you age and feel well. ...
Published 09/12/22
Should you follow the Autoimmune-Paleo, Paleo, or low FODMAP diet to optimize your thyroid health? Are iron and HCL supplements needed to improve your thyroid symptoms? In my new thyroid course, I’ll be providing answers to these questions based on your labs, symptoms, health history, and previous response to treatment. https://drruscio.com/thyroid-course/  In this episode, I outline how the modules in my thyroid course will help you avoid over-supplementation, broaden your diet, and...
Published 09/07/22
Did you know that gut health is more likely to be a problem than thyroid health? What’s tricky is that gut and thyroid symptoms often overlap. In my new thyroid course, I make it simple. I’ll explain how to interpret thyroid lab results, improve gut and thyroid symptoms, and reduce or wean off of thyroid medication. https://drruscio.com/thyroid-course/  In this episode, I cover the power of dietary and lifestyle interventions for a healthier gut and thyroid. Listen in to learn how you can...
Published 09/05/22
I’m so excited to announce that I have finally put together a course on thyroid health. I developed this course because of what I see in my clinical practice every single week: patients who have seen conventional doctors and alternative or functional medicine doctors, who have done their own research, and who still have symptoms. My clinical team and I have learned so much by obsessing over all of the latest thyroid, gut, and autoimmunity research, and by working with patients every day. I’m...
Published 08/31/22
For many years, Dr. Hedberg has been a speaker in the functional medicine arena, presenting on autoimmune disease and the connection between infections and chronic illness. In this podcast, he speaks about why long COVID affects some more than others and what nutritional, herbal, and lifestyle interventions can help improve symptoms. Listen in to hear more. https://drruscio.com/long-covid-natural-treatment-strategies  My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at...
Published 08/29/22
Today we will cover listener questions, including: Do you hear about GI symptoms after COVID Vaccine often? Can Berberine help with different forms of SIBO? Does intermittent fasting make reflux worse? Is it ok to use antimicrobials along with probiotics at the same time? How to take probiotics on a budget? How to apply your hormone balance supplements with menstrual status? Why can some people eat a lot of food and not feel full? ...
Published 08/24/22
While there is a subset of people who feel better by taking T3 and T4 together, the study featured in this episode reveals potential negative side effects. This finding reiterates the importance of using therapies that work best for treating symptoms, not just lab work. Our clinic’s very own Dr. Scott went through a process of trial-and-error to find relief for his food sensitivities and heal from mold exposure. Tune in to the podcast to hear interesting insights about limbic retraining, the...
Published 08/22/22
It may be easy to gloss over simple, cost-free lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health, especially when the latest new gadgets or health crazes appear. It’s important to look at what the research says. In this case, spending time in nature and developing (and sticking to) a sound sleeping routine has been proven to increase longevity, reduce stress levels, and improve sleep quality. Listen to the studies that support this evidence and how you can benefit from quality sleep and...
Published 08/17/22
Patients often come to our clinic wondering why they’re still experiencing symptoms despite taking thyroid medication. Come to find out, their labs and symptoms don’t correlate with a thyroid diagnosis. Instead, they find relief by discontinuing thyroid medication and improving their gut health. I've been down a similar path before—following a lab result, taking a thyroid hormone, and feeling worse, to then discovering a thyroid misdiagnosis. Listen in as I share my experience and how...
Published 08/15/22
David Tomen is the founder of Nootropics Expert–an online source featuring research on nootropics and neuroscience and tips for better brain health. In this episode, he shares his knowledge of nicotine and other brain-boosting supplements. To your surprise, you will hear how nicotine, when used occasionally in low doses, can help improve mood, memory, cognitive performance, reaction time, and concentration. Listen in to hear the science behind it all and what may help you enhance your...
Published 08/10/22
This podcast episode covers a wide range of research topics, inviting you to learn about the potential connections between: Iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism Vitamin D and erectile dysfunction Sleep apnea and anxiety and depression Subclinical hypothyroidism and bone health Low carb diets and kidney disease Omega 3s and blood pressure Mold exposure and fatigue Tune in to hear what the research reveals. https://drruscio.com/iodine-thyroid-hashimotos-sleep-research-updates My book...
Published 08/08/22
Think of myofunctional therapy as physical therapy, but only focusing on mouth, tongue, and face muscles. Sarah Hornsby—a registered dental hygienist and orofacial myofunctional therapist—explains how muscular imbalances in these areas may result in breathing problems, which have a great impact on our sleep quality, cognitive function, joint health, and energy levels. In the podcast, she offers a simple 30-second assessment you can do to determine if you’re sleeping efficiently throughout...
Published 08/03/22
When looking for a way to heal your gut, it’s important to listen to what the research says. In this episode, the latest gut health studies feature the following interventions: Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) Butyrate The low FODMAP diet Probiotics Prokinetics Meditation Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) Listen in to discover more about the efficacy of these interventions on IBS, SIBO, acid reflux, and more. ...
Published 08/01/22
When your brain is functioning at its finest, you may find it easier to solve problems, make decisions, retain information, and concentrate. For better brain health, all it may take is a change in your morning routine. Learn what three things you can do every morning to keep you and your brain healthy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENj0ppNoHaU My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook  If you're in need of clinical support, please visit...
Published 07/27/22
When Damien came into the clinic, he expressed how he had tried various diets, including gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, and carnivore only to still wind up with constant, severe diarrhea. He was aware that other factors, such as excessive drinking and emotional trauma, contributed to his flare-ups. Our focus was to find what worked best for him. In his case, it was a combination of probiotics, a low FODMAP diet, and our Gut Rebuild Nutrients formula. Damien discusses how following this...
Published 07/25/22
Heart disease is one of the most common causes of death worldwide, but it’s not inevitable. 90% of the risks can be prevented. Wondering how? This video identifies the four signs of heart disease you shouldn’t ignore and how to address them for optimal heart health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmdu0C-XbJg  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...
Published 07/20/22
Many gut health related questions came in from listeners, which prompted responses about the benefits of triple therapy probiotics, limbic retraining, digestive enzymes, and Elemental Heal for acid reflux, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), gastritis, and other gastrointestinal conditions. Outside of the gut health discussions, a few other questions were asked: How does dysbiosis affect bladder health? If stevia is an irritant, what’s another healthy sweetener to use? Is there a...
Published 07/18/22
Knowing whether or not gluten is an issue for you is important. If it is, it can cause inflammation and uncomfortable digestive issues. If not, your diet may be more limited than it needs to be. In this video, I cover how to eliminate and then reintroduce gluten in your diet as well as when to consider other potential culprits of your symptoms, like FODMAPs and prebiotics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDnnkNUCgo4  My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at...
Published 07/13/22
If you haven’t heard about muscle-centric medicine, you might be surprised to hear that skeletal muscles may be the key to longevity. Here to elaborate more on this is Dr. Gabrielle Lyon–a functional medicine physician specializing in this innovative approach. In her practice, she emphasizes building muscle to improve metabolic health, combat diseases, and long-term wellness. Listen in to learn the science behind muscle-centric medicine and how you can benefit from consuming adequate protein...
Published 07/11/22