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Specific Tests and Tips for Detecting a Brain to Gut Problem

49:53 | May 8th

Concussions can damage neural pathways, causing brain to gut problems. If your gut symptoms don’t resolve with gut therapies, answers may lie in the brain. https://drruscio.com/?p=30240 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drru...Show More
3 Game-Changing Probiotics

07:28 | May 6th

You might think you’ve tried probiotics and they didn’t work. But if you try these three classes of probiotics, you just might heal your gut. https://drruscio.com/?p=30235 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgu...Show More
How to Relieve Bloating: An Expert Shares Surprising Facts

1:12:07 | May 1st

If you want to relieve bloating, join this expert interview with Dr. Peter Whorwell. We discuss the types of bloating, IBS, current treatments and more. https://drruscio.com/?p=30016 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drrusci...Show More
When Your Brain is Stuck in Fight or Flight Mode

36:41 | Apr 29th

If your body is hypersensitized or you feel stuck in fight or flight, your limbic system may actually be stuck. But there’s a program that could help... https://drruscio.com/?p=30014 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drrusci...Show More
New IBS Test with IBS & SIBO Researcher Dr. Mark Pimentel

54:41 | Apr 24th

If you’re struggling with IBS- or SIBO-like symptoms, a new blood test can help confirm a diagnosis. Learn more about how to get it and what results mean... https://drruscio.com/?p=29842 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drr...Show More
Naturally Overcoming Anxiety with Healthy Gut, Healthy You

19:49 | Apr 22nd

Tried everything for your brain fog or anxiety? The gut-brain connection is profound: sometimes these and other issues can be driven by gut imbalances. https://drruscio.com/?p=29840 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio...Show More
The Science Behind Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Rhythm

54:30 | Apr 17th

Intermittent fasting is becoming a popular method to promote health and weight loss. Learn the research behind why this works and how to do it optimally.https://drruscio.com/?p=29660 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drrusci...Show More
Genetic Testing & Treatment

1:03:25 | Apr 15th

Tailoring health recommendations to genetic testing is all the rage. But is this really justified or are there still gaps in the science? https://drruscio.com/?p=29658 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is finally available at https://drruscio.com/g...Show More
Taking Care of Your Body’s Energy Source

42:05 | Apr 10th

Your mitochondria are located within cells and produce your energy. But diet and lifestyle can damage them. Learn how to optimize their function. https://drruscio.com/?p=29580 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/g...Show More
Do Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Cancer or Heart Disease?

06:23 | Apr 8th

Vitamin D is sometimes touted as a wonder supplement. But for cancer and heart disease, you shouldn’t turn to a supplement, but to the sun itself. https://drruscio.com/?p=29579 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/...Show More
Retrain Your Brain, Fix Your Gut

1:03:00 | Apr 3rd

The gut-brain connection is powerful. But how do you figure out when your gut issue is really a brain condition, and if it is, how do you solve it? https://drruscio.com/?p=29416 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com...Show More
Which Is Better, Low Fat or Low Carb?

52:08 | Apr 1st

It’s an eternal debate in the health community: is a low-carb diet superior to low-fat? Or vice versa? What if the answer is really… neither? https://drruscio.com/?p=29414 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgu...Show More
Testing To Predict Response To A Low FODMAP Diet

44:23 | Mar 27th

Imagine a test that predicts your gut’s response to a diet (like low FODMAP), without you needing to try it. The GA-Map test may one day play that role... https://drruscio.com/?p=29065 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drrus...Show More
Do Probiotics Cause SIBO? What the Research Shows

08:04 | Mar 25th

A few studies seem to call the benefits of probiotics into doubt. Here’s why you shouldn’t worry about taking probiotics for your SIBO or IBS... https://drruscio.com/?p=29064 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/ge...Show More
Tom Bilyeu on Growth Mindset and Starting a Health Business

54:17 | Mar 20th

Wonder what it takes to start your own health business? Get a glimpse into the mind of serial entrepreneur Tom Bilyeu and learn tips for a growth mindset. My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/ Lookin...Show More
Steps to Lower your Alzheimer’s Risk, with Dr. Dale Bredesen

54:33 | Mar 18th

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating condition, and treatments have been slow to come. But new research shines light into possible preventive measures... https://drruscio.com/?p=29048 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drrusc...Show More
An Easy On-Ramp to the Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe

42:11 | Mar 13th

What is the keto diet? Is it as healthy as some people say, and what are the benefits? Learn what to do and not do on the diet from expert Dr. Josh Axe. https://drruscio.com/?p=28843 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at: https://drrusc...Show More
3 Simple Steps to Naturally Treat PMS

09:15 | Mar 11th

Struggling with PMS symptoms like cramps, mood swings, or menstrual problems? Recent studies show this natural supplement can help balance female hormones… https://drruscio.com/?p=28840 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://dr...Show More
Effective Anti-Aging Treatments for Hair Loss and Skin

57:16 | Mar 6th

It’s hard to know which anti-aging treatments for hair loss or skin health to choose. Which ones work? Which have side effects? Get an overview... https://drruscio.com/?p=28622 My book is available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn mo...Show More
Light and EMFs: Invisible Effects, and Fixes for Your Home

46:01 | Mar 4th

Artificial light and electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are an inescapable reality of city environments. Ways to lessen EMF exposure include putting your phone into airplane mode while sleeping, keeping it away from your body, and avoiding the use of your...Show More
Female Hormone Solutions with Dr. Anna Cabeca

35:25 | Feb 27th

When women enter perimenopause and menopause, estrogen declines and other female hormonal cycles shift. Even younger women can experience female hormone imbalances. Dr. Anna Cabeca’s patients have seen success with a combination of a ketogenic-alkali...Show More
How Your Gut Health Affects Your Hormones

17:06 | Feb 25th

Daffnee was in great physical shape but her gut health was declining. When she began following steps from the HGHY protocol, she started feeling healthy and energetic again. She was able to support her hormones better too, and successfully transition...Show More
Parasites and Your Gut Issues: What To Know

1:00:53 | Feb 20th

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 con...Show More
Listener Questions - Misdiagnosis of Hypothyroidism Is Rampant + Probiotics for SIBO

50:17 | Feb 18th

Today we will cover listener questions, which include: Nigella Sativa for Hashimoto’s; Can inflammation interfere with synthetic hormone absorption; Can eliminating reactive foods cause withdrawal symptoms; Alkalized Water; Is there a correlation bet...Show More
Should You Test For SIBO with Leonard Weinstock

49:13 | Feb 13th

Critics say SIBO tests and treatments don’t work. What are the best methods? Get a balanced, modern take from two clinicians in the field. https://drruscio.com/?p=28107 My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to lear...Show More
Fatty Liver Improves with Probiotics – High-Level Scientific Evidence

06:11 | Feb 11th

An exciting new scientific study has shown that probiotics can bring down inflammation and help you heal from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease… Learn more at https://drruscio.com/?p=28102 My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You...Show More
PRP Injections for Hair Loss, Does It Work?

39:50 | Feb 6th

In the last several years, medical specialists have started using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to address both skin rejuvenation and hair loss for men and women. Hair loss can often be associated with loss of blood flow to the scalp. PRP, wh...Show More
Improving Memory Through Proper Exposure to Light

50:09 | Feb 4th

New scientific findings show that natural light, and light bulbs which closely mimic natural light, are closely tied to optimal memory formation. Light anchors the timing of our circadian rhythms, impacting sleep. The better you sleep, the better you...Show More
Simple Keys for Ending Your Joint Pain Using Regenerative Injection Therapies with Dr. Tyna Moore

47:12 | Jan 30th

While Stem Cell therapy has grown in popularity, it’s older counterparts - prolotherapy and PRP still serve a great deal of purpose when it comes to treating joint pain. Keep an open mind and consider that a lower cost, lower risk, (Prolo or PRP) the...Show More
How To Get Off Thyroid Medication

11:10 | Jan 28th

When you’re sick and want to feel better, options like taking medication seem rather attractive. One thing to be aware of, is the over-prescribing of thyroid medication. Many people do not need to be on Thyroid medication for life or at all. https:/...Show More
How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Food with Chris Sandel

42:45 | Jan 23rd

An unhealthy relationship with food can manifest as being overly fearful about eating certain foods.  This can be problematic for people who have been researching healthy diets because there are different healthy diets, all calling to remove differen...Show More
Cannabis and Cancer with Oncologist Dr. Donald Abrams

36:04 | Jan 21st

Can cannabis improve cancer outcomes?  Does it cause problems with memory? Is hemp-derived CBD as a good as marijuana?  We will answer these questions and more in a very insightful conversation with integrative oncologist, Dr. Donald Abrams. https://...Show More
Are You Getting Enough Omega-3s To Prevent Heart Disease

45:41 | Jan 16th

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 ...Show More
Does Thyroid Autoimmunity Cause Anxiety and Depression – The Scientific Consensus

15:10 | Jan 14th

The best evidence to date shows a significant association between thyroid autoimmunity and depression & anxiety.  But what does this mean and what should you do about it? Let’s discuss the bottom line regarding the best diets and natural treatment op...Show More
Shockwave Therapy for Sexual & Erectile Dysfunction with Judson Brandeis

39:37 | Jan 9th

Shockwave therapy can be used to improve blood flow to the penis and vagina by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels. Perhaps the most important takeaway from this episode is that erectile dysfunction is a proxy for overall health, more often t...Show More
Could Herbicides be Causing SIBO and Gluten Sensitivity with Dr. Greg Nigh

52:27 | Jan 7th

Dr. Nigh explains how and why glyphosate could be one of the causes of SIBO.  Glyphosate has a way of interrupting the bodies natural process of converting sulfur into sulfate. The body adapts by calling on bacteria to do the job which can lead to an...Show More
Red Light Therapy – A No BS Guide On How Get Results with Light Therapy with Ari Whitten

1:02:21 | Jan 2nd

Red light therapy has impressive documentation showing the ability to help with conditions like hypothyroid, skin anti-aging, athletic performance, fatigue, and recovery.  Today I speak with Ari Whiten, who wrote the book on red light therapy, and pr...Show More
Are You Truly Hypothyroid? Caution For Those Seeing a Functional Medicine Provider.

07:09 | Dec 31st, 2018

The field of functional medicine has become too liberal with how quickly they label someone with a diagnosis of ‘hypothyroid’.  This might sound appealing, “Yes, I finally have a diagnosis”.  However, the hidden danger is that taking unneeded thyroid...Show More
Listener Questions – Treating Candida Krusei, Stress and More

59:31 | Dec 26th, 2018

We’re answering questions from our listeners. We cover topics like subclinical hypothyroidism, Candida, Blastocystis hominis, SIBO testing, functional medicine training and more. https://drruscio.com/?p=26725 My new book is finally available: Heal...Show More
How To Build Muscle with Body Building Champion Ben Pakulski

45:19 | Dec 24th, 2018

Ben Pakulski is a championship bodybuilder who uses his knowledge to help people of all levels get the physique they want.  He focuses on keys to ensure your muscles are activating properly. For example, if you don’t have the glutes you want, it coul...Show More
How To Avoid The Invisible Damage From EMF Exposure

1:03:20 | Dec 19th, 2018

Dr. Mercola refers to EMFs as the Tobacco of the 21st century for a good reason. He references strong evidence backed by hundreds of studies that point to the cancerous, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric conditions that are caused by EMF exposur...Show More
Can Food Allergy Testing Help Hashimoto’s Hypothyroid

09:19 | Dec 17th, 2018

Can food allergy testing help Hashimoto’s hypothyroid? The answer is no. Fortunately, you can take steps to improve your digestive health and thus improve your thyroid. Let’s discuss a recent study which found that you don’t need to perform food alle...Show More
Carbs vs. Keto Debate with Dr. Eric Westman and Dr. Mike Nelson

1:15:48 | Dec 12th, 2018

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 interestin...Show More
Keys To Avoid Buying Junk Supplements with Mike Matthews

1:06:27 | Dec 10th, 2018

Today we speak with supplement industry insider, Mike Matthews.  He provides some great tips for spotting junk supplements and sketchy supplement companies.  We also discuss the business of healthcare and supplements. Finally, we cover strategic tips...Show More
Keys for Brain Health and Cognitive Function with Ben Greenfield

44:24 | Dec 5th, 2018

There are many tools available for optimizing brain health and cognitive performance. Let’s discuss key dietary, lifestyle and nutritional supplement strategies for optimum neural function. My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy Y...Show More
You CAN Overcome A Foggy Brain & Depression By Healing Your Gut – Harman Shares Her Story

07:57 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Harman’s case is one that really pulls at your heartstrings. At only 24 years old, she came into my office debilitated by brain fog, to the point she had to take medical leave from her job. While we had to personalize her treatment to avoid reactions...Show More
A Different Type of Gene Testing Which Might Outperform Current Testing with Dr. Joe Veltmann

1:05:42 | Nov 28th, 2018

I have not been impressed with the data supporting gene testing, so I was curious to speak with a specialist in this area to air my concerns. Dr. Joe Veltmann piqued my curiosity with his approach. He makes an interesting critique that much of today’...Show More
Reducing Dietary Fiber Intake Can Improve Constipation

08:31 | Nov 26th, 2018

Dietary fiber can either help or harm your gut. A recent study found that reducing dietary fiber actually improved constipation, which is a somewhat surprising finding. Let’s discuss this study, what it means and how you can determine your ideal diet...Show More
How to Make Disease Disappear with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

47:25 | Nov 21st, 2018

Sometimes the key to overcoming symptoms is not a new diet or a fancy test. Sometime the solution is addressing a fundamental pillar of health. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee has done a wonderful job in laying out simple and highly accessible steps to ensure ...Show More
Solutions for Gas, Bloating and Loose Stools Using the Healthy Gut, Healthy You Protocol

24:19 | Nov 19th, 2018

Today I speak with Travis who experienced improvement in his gas, bloating and loose stools from the Healthy Gut, Healthy You protocol. Travis also made a couple mistakes that are great learning experiences for those who are using the book protocol. ...Show More
The Good News About Bad Behavior with Katherine R. Lewis

42:19 | Nov 14th, 2018

Bad behavior in children might actually be a good thing. Today I speak with investigative journalist, and author of The Good News About Bad Behavior, Katherine R Lewis. Katherine details where bad behavior comes from and how it can be used as a tool ...Show More
Foods That Heal with Vicky Rolfe

25:55 | Nov 12th, 2018

I was recently on an interview series called Foods That Heal: How To Eat To Prevent And Cure Health Conditions So You Can Live A Healthier Longer Life. We all want to be around longer, with the energy and vitality to spend more time with our loved on...Show More
Testing & The Gut-Autoimmune Connection with Dr. David Brady

54:18 | Nov 7th, 2018

Your gut contains the highest density of immune cells in your entire body, so gut health is very import for those looking to prevent or treat autoimmune conditions. Today we discuss ways to test for imbalances in the gut that may contribute to autoim...Show More
Preventing and Reversing Damage from Acid Lowering Medications

08:30 | Nov 5th, 2018

Acid lowering medications have a known list of side effects. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to both protect against and even reverse the damage they cause. https://drruscio.com/preventing-damage-from-acid-lowering-medications/ My new bo...Show More
Treating SIBO with a High FODMAP Diet & Higher Carb Intake – How Hydrogen Sulfide SIBO Breaks The Rules with Dr. Nirala Jacobi

44:50 | Oct 31st, 2018

A certain type of SIBO, hydrogen sulfide, may be treated opposite to how we traditionally treat SIBO.  Eating more carbs, less fat and more FODMAPs might be better for this type of SIBO. This is one reason why listening to your body is so important. ...Show More
Healthy Gut, Healthy You Protocol Produces Results Where Numerous Diet Books and Functional Doctors Fail

20:16 | Oct 29th, 2018

Ryan had been suffering with digestive upset (gas, bloat, loose stools…), fatigue, anxiety and depression. He turned to numerous diet books, with no results. He even saw a functional medicine doctor who could not help him. Fortunately, Ryan is now sy...Show More
Proven Therapies for Autism with Researcher Dr. James Adams

35:53 | Oct 24th, 2018

Dr. James Adams is an autism researcher and father of an autistic child. He has published a wealth of research on diet, vitamin and gut-bacteria therapies for autism. Today we expand upon what steps you can take to help someone you love with autism. ...Show More
Gut Healing Often Involves Ups & Downs, Matt’s Story with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

13:42 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Today we speak with Matt who has seen remarkable improvements in the symptoms of his inflammatory bowel disease. There were 2 keys to Matt’s success; addressing overgrown bacteria in his gut and balancing his immune system. His case teaches us that u...Show More
Fasting and Gut Health, Finding Your Right Diet, Inflammation, and More with Melanie Avalon and Gin Stephens

1:10:39 | Oct 17th, 2018

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 foo...Show More
An Affordable & Effective Electric Toothbrush

11:53 | Oct 15th, 2018

Today I speak with dentist and nutritionist Dr. Mitali Hariawala about Quip’s electric toothbrush and the holistic dentistry experience they offer. We discuss how good oral care practices can lead to a healthy mouth. We also discuss certain signs in ...Show More
Could Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Be the Cause of Your Non-Responsive Symptoms? Simplified Assessment and Treatment Recommendations with Dr. Tania Dempsey.

59:23 | Oct 10th, 2018

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) is something to consider when you haven’t responded to anything else. Let’s discuss simple methods of treatment and assessment which may make a big difference in improving how you feel if you haven’t responded to ...Show More
The Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – SIBO Connection

07:19 | Oct 8th, 2018

A healthy gut is crucial for optimal thyroid health.  The first study of its kind has shown those with SIBO have an increased risk of thyroid autoimmunity.  This is good news and suggests that by improving your gut health you can have a healthier thy...Show More
Peptide Therapy for Anti-Aging, Gut Healing, Tissue Repair & Immune Function

1:05:52 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Peptides are an exciting area of medicine and can be used for anti-aging, immune function, gut healing and tissue repair. If this sounds like another language don’t worry, today we speak with one of the leading pioneers in peptide therapy in the worl...Show More
Brain Fog? Why You Need to Heal Your Gut with Sal Di Stefano from Mind Pump

10:05 | Oct 1st, 2018

In this interview on Mind Pump TV, Sal Di Stefano and I discuss how healing your gut can reduce brain fog. https://drruscio.com/brain-fog-heal-your-gut/ My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://...Show More
Choosing the Right Thyroid Medication – An Evidenced-Based Algorithm and a SIBO Study

39:08 | Sep 26th, 2018

What is the best thyroid medication? You may have heard that you require a special medication that combines T4 and T3, but this isn’t true for most. Let’s discuss this and a SIBO case study illustrating why less treatment is often more effective. htt...Show More
Using the Liquid Elemental Diet to Heal Your Gut, SIBO, IBS and Methylation – Q&A

19:44 | Sep 24th, 2018

The elemental diet is one of the most effective therapies for improving gut health. This simple liquid diet can be used for SIBO, IBS and joint pain amongst others. Lets cover a few question today regarding the elemental diet and methylation and dige...Show More
Probiotics Work BETTER if You Have SIBO & An Elemental Diet – Case Study

31:59 | Sep 19th, 2018

Did you know that probiotics have been shown to work better if you have SIBO? A recent study provides insight on how to use probiotics when you have SIBO. We will also detail a case study using the elemental diet to provide relief when all other trea...Show More
When Gluten Free Is Harmful: How Eating Grains and Gluten Improved Energy, Sleep and Pain – A Patient Conversation

09:42 | Sep 17th, 2018

Once Randy’s gut was healthier we increased his intake of carbs, namely grains, some of which were gluten containing grains. Find out what happened...https://drruscio.com/when-gluten-free-is-harmfu/ Get access to the Future of Functional Medicine ...Show More
The Most Accurate Thyroid Tests & How Healing Your Gut Can Fix Your Thyroid: A Case Study

33:30 | Sep 12th, 2018

If you are using the wrong thyroid test you could miss the fact that you are hypothyroid because your labs say you are normal. It’s also important to understand when your thyroid-like symptoms are being caused by your gut, not your thyroid. https://d...Show More
How to be Good at Functional Medicine with Dr. Joe Mather

43:07 | Sep 10th, 2018

It’s not difficult to become proficient in functional medicine if one is being taught a sound model. The key is finding and learning this model. We speak with Dr. Joe Mather who has “built the foundation of [his] practice on this approach”. https://d...Show More
The Thyroid-Gut Connection, Plus Healing Mechanisms Of a Low FODMAP Diet, A Case Study

32:40 | Sep 5th, 2018

Let’s cover a case study from my office. This case 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 pro...Show More
Natural IBS Treatments – A Low FODMAP Diet Versus Yoga, Which is Better?

05:59 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Which is better for IBS, yoga or a low FODMAP diet? A recent trial has found they both yield similar improvements for those with IBS. Let’s discuss how you can most efficiently use this information to improve your gut health. https://drruscio.com/nat...Show More
Integrative Cancer Care – Extremely Helpful Tips from Leading Expert Oncologist Dwight McKee

52:05 | Aug 29th, 2018

This was a fantastic call with oncologist Dwight McKee who really showcased his mastery of this subject by providing a handful of simple yet profound tips regarding integrative cancer care. https://drruscio.com/integrative-cancer-care-oncologist-dwig...Show More
Your Diet is Fine, Your Lifestyle Sucks with Tom Bilyeu of Impact Theory

46:22 | Aug 27th, 2018

Recently I joined Tom on Impact Theory to discuss gut health, finding purpose, and why stress may be the real root of your health problems. https://drruscio.com/diet-lifestyle-with-tom-bilyeu/ My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy Y...Show More
Histamine Intolerance & Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) with Dr. Jill Carnahan

32:19 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Today Dr. Jill Carnahan and I expand on how to identify histamine intolerance and/or mast cell activation syndrome and some simple steps you can take to address these issues. https://drruscio.com/histamine-intolerance-mcas-with-dr-jill-carnahan/ M...Show More
Best Diet to Improve Your Gut Health with Mind Pump

10:01 | Aug 20th, 2018

In this interview on Mind Pump TV, we answer the question “What is the best diet if I’m looking to improve my gut health?” https://drruscio.com/best-diet-improve-gut-health-mind-pump/ My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Cli...Show More
3 Simple Keys for Using Low Carb, High Carb & Intermittent Fasting for Optimum Metabolism with Dr. Mike T. Nelson

1:05:42 | Aug 15th, 2018

Opinions regarding carb intake vary widely. Fortunately, Dr. Mike T. Nelson draws upon not only his research background, but also his experience in advising clients, to provide us with simple recommendations that can allow you to improve your metabol...Show More
How Vitamin D Heals Your Gut and Improves IBS

08:20 | Aug 13th, 2018

Recent evidence is suggesting that vitamin D can help reduce inflammation in and heal your gut. This can lead to a healthier microbiota (the world of bacteria in your gut). Importantly, these changes lead to improvement of digestive symptoms as seen ...Show More
How Can You Get Healthier Faster by Starting with Your Gut? with Aliky Kouroupis

29:45 | Aug 8th, 2018

Recently, I was interviewed by Aliky Kouroupis for the Healthy Gut Experts Summit 2.0 and I wanted to share it with you. During the summit, we talked about what you need to know about healing your digestion, living better, and feeling your absolute b...Show More
Heart Disease Might Start in Your Gut – A Recent Discovery

09:16 | Aug 6th, 2018

Intestinal bacterial overgrowth has been shown to increase the risk of coronary artery disease.  The good news is there may be a simple way to protect against this by utilizing probiotics which have anti-bacterial overgrowth effects.  Let’s elaborate...Show More
Is Your Mitochondrial Function Causing Fatigue and Brain Fog? A Proven Supplement Can Help

54:16 | Aug 1st, 2018

Age-associated mitochondrial dysfunction can cause fatigue, brain fog, impaired cognition and more serious neurological involvement including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Fortunately, one supplement has clinical trial documentation to protect against...Show More
Diving Into the Elemental Diet (and Mixing Some Up)

11:14 | Jul 30th, 2018

Shivan Sarna and I recently sat down to discuss the elemental diet, how it benefits the gut, and why this particular blend is the best tasting one on the market. What’s the difference between these and others? It’s all in the protein molecules! https...Show More
Listener Questions – Rotating Prokinetics for SIBO, Finding Your Ideal Carb-Fat Ratio, Tips for Healthy Skin & The F/B Ratio for Weight Loss

41:13 | Jul 25th, 2018

Today I will answer more listener questions regarding: Rotating Prokinetics for SIBO; Finding Your Ideal Carb-Fat Ratio; Tips for Healthy Skin; The F/B Ratio for Weight Loss; and more. https://drruscio.com/listener-questions-july-2018/ My new book...Show More
Can Probiotics Cause SIBO?

07:49 | Jul 23rd, 2018

SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is a condition of excess bacteria in the small intestine.  Can taking a probiotic make this condition worse? One study suggested yes. However, this study is very misleading.  Let’s discuss an accurate summ...Show More
4 Novel Bacillus Probiotics That Can Help Heal Your Gut

40:00 | Jul 18th, 2018

Certain bacillus probiotics can help to heal your gut. We have all likely heard of lactobacillus probiotics, but there are four less commonly discussed probiotics that you should include in your probiotic regimen. https://drruscio.com/bacillus-probio...Show More
Is Gluten Bad For YOUR Health? with Mind Pump

12:35 | Jul 16th, 2018

In this interview on Mind Pump TV, Sal Di Stefano and I answer the question “Is gluten bad for your health?” https://drruscio.com/gluten-bad-health-mind-pump/ My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: ht...Show More
Medical Cannabis – CBD Reduces Inflammation, Is Immunomodulatory and The Effect Can be Obtained Without “Getting High”, with Dr. Chris Meletis

59:49 | Jul 11th, 2018

Medicinal marijuana may provide anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and pain reducing benefits. Fortunately, one can obtain this benefit without ‘getting high’. Today we speak with researcher and clinician, Dr. Chris Meletis, on how we can safely and...Show More
“Is SIBO real?” An Evidence Based Response and Conversation with Shivan Sarna and Dr. Allison Siebecker

33:15 | Jul 9th, 2018

I wanted to share with you today an interview that was performed between Shivan Sarna, Dr. Allison Siebecker, and myself regarding the article I wrote a few weeks ago entitled “Is Sibo a Real Condition?” This was my response to a number criticisms of...Show More
Why Flossing Could Be Ruining Your Gums & The Profound Connection Between Your Mouth, Your Mitochondria and Your Blood Pressure with Dr. Al Danenberg

1:06:10 | Jul 4th, 2018

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 s...Show More
Gluten Sensitivity – Prevalence & Association with Thyroid Autoimmunity

11:20 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Let’s discuss prevalence of gluten sensitivity, and how often it is associated to autoimmunity, including thyroid autoimmunity. The information we will discuss will help to counter-balance the overzealous dialogue that permeates gluten discussion. ht...Show More
The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Michael Ruscio

35:52 | Jun 27th, 2018

Check out my interview with Dr. David Perlmutter where we discuss how gut health relates to just about everything else in the body, how changes in gut health can manifest as disease, and what we can do to fix the problem — the ultimate goal. https://...Show More
Squatting – Simple Tips for Good Form

13:52 | Jun 25th, 2018

The other day at the gym I was watching a trainer coach her client into terrible squat form that will unquestionably lead to back pain. Today I speak with the guys over at Mind Pump who will demonstrate what good squat form is and provide some helpfu...Show More
Sun Exposure Reduces Cancer Risk, And Thoughts On Tanning Beds with Researcher Dr. Marianne Berwick

39:23 | Jun 20th, 2018

We have recently discussed the array of benefits provided by sun exposure. Today, we speak with researched Dr. Marianne Berwick who authored one of my favorite papers detailing the health benefits of sun exposure. She also provides some simple guidel...Show More
All Things Gut Health, Plus A Few Laughs with the Mind Pump Crew

1:10:57 | Jun 13th, 2018

I recently went back on the Mind Pump podcast and we had an informative and entertaining discussion regarding all things gut health. https://drruscio.com/gut-health-with-the-mind-pump-crew/ My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy Yo...Show More
Functional Medicine Tests, “Which Should I Do?” – Listener Question

11:31 | Jun 11th, 2018

Here is a great question from our audience.  To paraphrase, “My new functional medicine doctor has recommended 7 tests, costing over $5,000.  Which of these tests do I really need to do?” Let’s discuss the specific tests recommended and identify whic...Show More
4 Practical Tips for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis & Hypothyroid Symptoms

36:05 | Jun 6th, 2018

Hypothyroidism and thyroid autoimmunity are shrouded in fear and confusion, but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are simple, evidence-based and practical strategies that can help you determine if you actually have hypothyroid or thyroid autoimmu...Show More
Fatty Foods Causing Gut Pain, Remedies – Listener Question

12:15 | Jun 4th, 2018

Let’s discuss what can cause gut pain from fatty foods and steps you can take to treat the cause. https://drruscio.com/fatty-foods-causing-gut-pain-remedies/ My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: htt...Show More
Listener Questions; Arthritis, Trustworthy Supplement Brands, HCl Causing SIBO, Thyroid Antibodies, Adrenal Fatigue And Phage Therapy

52:30 | May 30th, 2018

Let’s cover some listener questions, including: Arthritis; Trustworthy Supplement Brands; HCl Causing SIBO; Thyroid Antibodies; Adrenal Fatigue; and Phage Therapy. https://drruscio.com/listener-questions-may-2018/ My new book is finally available:...Show More
Dieting Can Lead to Eating Disorders in Children – Quality Study Finds

05:44 | May 28th, 2018

A systematic review of high quality data, has recently found that dieting increases the risk of eating disorders in children.  How do we help ill children improve their health through diet without causing psychological damage? Let’s discuss. https://...Show More
How To Feed Your Brain with Cavin Balaster

33:42 | May 23rd, 2018

Today we speak with my good friend and traumatic brain injury survivor, Cavin Ballaster.  After his injury Cavin dedicated his life to improving care in brain rehab and optimization.  He has compiled his brain-optimizing findings into his book entitl...Show More
Tips for Recurring SIBO

10:53 | May 21st, 2018

Today I answer a listener question regarding what causes recurring SIBO and tips for if this is you. The good news here is if you understand some key fundamentals you can overcome recurring SIBO and digestive symptoms. https://drruscio.com/recurring-...Show More
Guidelines for Sun Exposure and Vitamin D Levels with World Authority Dr. Michael Holick

37:31 | May 16th, 2018

Sun exposure offers health benefits that cannot be obtained from vitamin D supplementation. However, most won’t be able to obtain all the vitamin D they need via sun exposure. Dr. Holick provides us with guidelines on how to strike the optimum balanc...Show More
Celiac Disease & Gluten Intolerance Increase the Risk of SIBO

08:54 | May 14th, 2018

A systematic review (high level scientific evidence) recently found those with celiac may be at increased risk for SIBO. This SIBO might be the reason why some people don’t feel better after a gluten free diet. Fortunately there are some simple steps...Show More
Health News Updates On: H. Pylori Treatment, Tanning Beds, Intermittent Fasting, Vitamin D Supplementation, Iodine & Thyroid, Coffee & Autoimmunity, Intestinal Yeast, and More….

49:20 | May 9th, 2018

Another edition of health news with updates on: H. Pylori treatment, tanning beds, intermittent fasting, Vitamin D supplementation, iodine & thyroid, coffee & autoimmunity, intestinal yeast, and more. https://drruscio.com/health-news-updates-may-2018...Show More
Success with Graves’ Disease Using Functional & Conventional Medicine

07:22 | May 7th, 2018

Both Hashimoto’s and Graves’ have an underlying immune component thus making functional medicine a management consideration.  Today we speak with Zenaida who has overcome Graves’ with a combination of functional and conventional medicine care, and is...Show More
Vitamin K2 for Heart Health and GABA for Anxiety with Beverly Meyer

50:26 | May 2nd, 2018

Vitamin K2 may help prevent cardiovascular disease by preventing and even decreasing calcium deposition into arteries, thus making arteries less stiff. GABA, which can be increased by the herb passionflower, may work to combat anxiety and aid in slee...Show More
The Gut – A Commonly Overlooked Cause of Fatigue

04:49 | Apr 30th, 2018

In the clinic I often see problems in the gut as the true underlying cause of fatigue and/or adrenal fatigue.  Let’s review a recent study that found IBS was associated with fatigue, depression and brain fog. The good news here is if you can improve ...Show More
Loneliness Is As Bad As Smoking with Dr. Bryan Walsh and Dr. Mike Nelson, Live From Costa Rica

50:02 | Apr 25th, 2018

Today I had a fascinating discussion with Drs. Walsh and Nelson regarding lifestyle.  Did you know that being lonely is as harmful as smoking? We also talked about the importance of life purpose, the damage that unnecessary fear of food can inflict a...Show More
Is SIBO a Real Condition?

07:26 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Recently some have suggested that SIBO is not a real condition. In light of this I wanted to provide an updated account of what SIBO is, what it is not, how we can test for it, and what testing pitfalls should be avoided.  https://drruscio.com/sibo-r...Show More
Mast Cell Activation, Part 2 with Dr. Lawrence Afrin

1:25:14 | Apr 18th, 2018

We recently discussed Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with Dr. Lawrence Afrin.  Today we dive into part 2 of this discussion and tackle mostly audience questions in the diagnosis, treatment and troubleshooting of MCAS. https://drruscio.com/mast-cell-ac...Show More
Important Advice for Functional Medicine Patients

05:54 | Apr 16th, 2018

There is one key strategy you can use, as a functional medicine patient, to make visits with your clinician more efficient and effective. Let’s discuss. https://drruscio.com/advice-for-functional-medicine-patients/ My new book is finally available...Show More
The Best Soil-Based Probiotics

30:12 | Apr 11th, 2018

Soil-based probiotics are probiotics that are often found in soil and that confer a health benefit to humans. Remember, we evolved with constant contact with soil and the bacteria soil contains. However, there is confusion regarding what soil-based p...Show More
What is the Best Diet for SIBO

08:35 | Apr 9th, 2018

What is the best diet for SIBO? There is none, but there are a few key strategies to help you find the best diet for you and the needs of your gut.  Let’s discuss how you can quickly find the best diet for optimal gut and overall health. https://drru...Show More
How to Give Birth Naturally Without Unnecessary Medical or Surgical Intervention with Nurse Anne Margolis

48:59 | Apr 4th, 2018

Is it safer to have a child in the hospital or at home?  What about using a midwife? Today I speak with nurse midwife Anne Margolis and we outline what the evidence shows regarding best practices for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.   Learn mor...Show More
Should You Perform Food Allergy Testing

10:44 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Food allergy testing is not all it’s cracked up to be.  In fact, there are some important aspects regarding foods you should avoid that food allergy testing does not assess.  Let’s discuss what these are so that you can find the best diet for you. Le...Show More
Health News, Updates On; Depression, Gluten & Heart Disease, Thyroid & Weight, Probiotics & IBS, and more…

55:38 | Mar 28th, 2018

Today we cover important health news, including updates on: Natural treatment for depression; Gluten consumption and heart disease; Thyroid levels and body weight; Vitamin D and heart disease; and more. Please take a moment to help me better underst...Show More
The Health Benefits of Sun Exposure

14:20 | Mar 26th, 2018

Let’s go through an evidence based review of what the science says regarding sun exposure and your health.  We will answer questions including: Does sun exposure really increase skin cancer risk; What are guidelines for healthy sun exposure; When to ...Show More
Peptides – Medical Breakthrough for Anti-aging and Immune Health with Dr. Kevin Wallace

56:39 | Mar 21st, 2018

Today I speak with Dr. Kevin Wallace on the topic of peptides which have very promising potential for anti-aging and for immune system health.  We discuss this exciting field and how these simple amino acid sequences can help you feel more vital, ene...Show More
Vitamin D, Thyroid Autoimmunity & Pregnancy

06:38 | Mar 19th, 2018

Pregnancy is one factor that can initiate thyroid autoimmunity. Let’s discuss the impact vitamin D can have on thyroid autoimmunity postpartum. My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.co...Show More
Integrative Cancer Care with Dr. Paul Anderson

1:09:41 | Mar 14th, 2018

Today I had a fantastic discussion with Dr. Paul Anderson regarding integrative cancer care. Dr. Anderson did a great job providing a reasonable, balanced overview on this topic. We cover topics including cancer screening, diets, natural medicines an...Show More
Probiotics for Weight Loss

08:26 | Mar 12th, 2018

Problems with the good bacteria in the intestines have been correlated with everything from obesity to cardiovascular disease. However, correlation does not mean causation, and certainly does not mean we have successful treatments. So what about micr...Show More
Efficiently Navigating the Available Diets & Sulfur Intolerance with Heidi Turner

1:04:53 | Mar 7th, 2018

This was a great discussion with Heidi Turner. Heidi and I first discuss how to efficiently navigate the sea of available diets. We also detail what I think may be the most important diet to consider after one has tried paleo, autoimmune paleo and l...Show More
Gluten Sensitivity – IMPORTANT Updates

18:39 | Mar 5th, 2018

A well performed study has recently provided answers to pressing questions like: What symptoms are associated with gluten sensitivity; How long after ingestion does it take for symptoms to occur; Can lab testing diagnose gluten sensitivity; What is t...Show More
Guidelines for Self-administering Helminth Therapy with Dr. Nancy O’Hara

41:01 | Feb 28th, 2018

Healthy helminths may be an important, and missing, part of our gut microbiota communities. By restoring these to our intestinal tract it may be possible to reduce inflammation, balance the immune system and more. Today we speak with Dr. Nancy O’Hara...Show More
Resetting the Microbiota of the Small Intestine

04:57 | Feb 26th, 2018

Increased diversity of the intestinal microbiota (world of bacteria) generally appears to be a good thing. Can we achieve increased diversity by administering agents that kill bacteria? Can antibiotics or antimicrobial herbs increase diversity? Let’s...Show More
Listener Questions: Tests for Autoimmunity, How to Become a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Thyroid Antibodies & Eating Worse but Feeling Better

53:31 | Feb 21st, 2018

Today I will answer more listener questions, including: Tests for Autoimmunity; How to Become a Functional Medicine Practitioner; Thyroid Antibodies; and Eating Worse But Feeling Better. My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Cl...Show More
Flu Vaccine is More Effective with Probiotics

06:17 | Feb 19th, 2018

Can a flu vaccine damage your gut health? Let’s discuss this question and the role probiotics have in relation to vaccinations. My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/...Show More
Biofilms Can Cause Infections That Won’t Clear - What to Do About It with Dr. Paul Anderson

1:08:30 | Feb 14th, 2018

Biofilms are protective coatings that bacteria and fungus form to protect themselves from antibiotics and herbal treatment. Biofilms may be at the root of infections that won’t go away like Candida, fungus, H. pylori and SIBO. Today I speak with Dr. ...Show More
SIBO Tips; Low FODMAP Diet and Not Responding to SIBO Treatments – Audience Questions.

09:32 | Feb 12th, 2018

Let’s discuss two audience questions regarding SIBO tips. Specifically, if a low FODMAP can diagnose SIBO and what to do when you are not responding to SIBO treatments. My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to lear...Show More
A Low FODMAP Diet Can Heal Your Intestines with Researcher Dr. Tarek Mazzawi

50:26 | Feb 7th, 2018

A low FODMAP diet can help with IBS and the gas, bloating, abdominal pain and bowel irregularity that occur in IBS.  We have previously discussed how a low FODMAP diet can heal your intestines by normalizing intestinal cells, like intestinal serotoni...Show More
How to Resolve Chronic Hives – Audience Question

08:39 | Feb 5th, 2018

Today I answer an audience question regarding hives aka urticaria. We’ll discuss what causes urticaria and how it can be treated both naturally and with medications. There is a gut and autoimmune component to urticaria, and the treatments are applic...Show More
Healthy Worms to Repair the Gut & Immune System with Garin Aglietti

49:35 | Jan 31st, 2018

Today we follow up on our recent conversation on helminth therapy, aka intestinal worms. We speak with Garin Aglietti, who is a worm farmer and works first-hand in helping people rebalance their gut ecology with worms. My new book is finally avai...Show More
Taking Probiotics with Antibiotics or Antimicrobial Herbs

06:45 | Jan 29th, 2018

Should you take probiotics while being treated with antibiotics or antimicrobial herbs? Or should you take probiotics after treatment to “re-seed” or “re-populate” the gut? Let’s dispel a few common misconceptions around these two questions. My new ...Show More
Toxins & Detoxification – Mind Blowing Information with Dr. Bryan Walsh

1:08:14 | Jan 24th, 2018

Dr. Bryan Walsh seriously impressed me in today’s conversation on detoxification. Long story short, you might be wasting your money with detox testing and treatment. Fortunately, you can reduce toxins in your body with a very simple and effective p...Show More
Black Cumin – A New Herbal Treatment for Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Autoimmunity

06:55 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Let’s review an interesting study regarding the ability of black cumin, a medicinal spice, to improve hypothyroidism and thyroid autoimmunity. My new book is finally available: Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Click here to learn more: https://drruscio....Show More
SIBO and Thyroid Q&A with Nathan Rose

59:13 | Jan 17th, 2018

I recently spoke at the International Congress on Natural Medicine in Hunter Valley, Australia. There were lots of questions from the audience on gut and thyroid, which I did not have time to answer. Today, I answer these questions with Nathan Rose...Show More
Is Red Meat Bad For You?

10:52 | Jan 15th, 2018

Red meat is often vilified as being unhealthy, artery clogging, cancer promoting, etc.… However, a recent meta-analysis has found that it might be unhealthy behaviors that accompany red meat consumption that are responsible and not the red meat itsel...Show More
Mapping Your Microbiota – Health Miracle or Hyperbole, with Professor Rob Knight

29:19 | Jan 10th, 2018

The impact of the gut on one’s overall health is quite remarkable. Knowing this leads to a very tempting proposition – map the world of bacteria in your gut and then treat imbalances to prevent and reverse disease. Sounds reasonable, but there are ...Show More
Are You Gluten or FODMAP Sensitive?

07:51 | Jan 8th, 2018

Gluten free diets can certainly be helpful, no question. However, there are some people who go gluten free and don’t feel fully improved. There is a well identified and somewhat simple answer that may help these people, a low FODMAP diet. Let’s disc...Show More
How Dysbiosis and Nutrient Deficiencies Impair Eye Health and Cause Everything from Dry Eye to Vision Problems with Dr. Travis Zigler

39:49 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Today we speak with ophthalmologist Dr. Travis Zigler regarding all things eye health. Dr. Zigler details how dysbiosis in the eye and nutrient deficiencies impair eye health and cause everything from dry eye to vision problems. Please take a momen...Show More
Gastroesophageal Reflux with Dr. Ben Weitz

38:02 | Jan 1st, 2018

I wanted to share with you today a recent interview I did with Dr. Ben Weitz on his podcast, the Rational Wellness Podcast, where we talked all about GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. I’m hoping you’ll find the information both insightful, in...Show More
Health News Updates: Red Meat & Ill Health, Probiotics for Weight Loss, Thyroid Autoimmunity and Quality of Life, Low Carb and Leaky Gut, and Elimination Diets and Dysbiosis in Autism

44:59 | Dec 27th, 2017

In another edition of health new updates, we will discuss: Red meat & ill health, Probiotics for weight loss, Thyroid autoimmunity and quality of life, Low carb and leaky gut, Elimination diets and dysbiosis in autism, And more… Please take a momen...Show More
Probiotics Improve Gas and Constipation by Decreasing Bad Bacteria in the Gut

07:41 | Dec 25th, 2017

A recent study has shown that probiotics can help reduce gas and improve constipation by decreasing levels of certain bacteria in the gut. These bacteria include the organism responsible for methane SIBO (technically not a bacteria, it’s an archaea)...Show More
All About Probiotics with Founding Father of Probiotic Research, Professor Gregor Reid

51:59 | Dec 20th, 2017

Today I speak with one of the founding fathers of probiotic research, Professor Gregor Reid. We talk about the current state of probiotic research, what probiotics have been shown most helpful for vaginal infection, how probiotics can help with envi...Show More
Vitamin K2 Improves Energy & Cardiac Output

08:03 | Dec 18th, 2017

A very exciting study was just published showing supplementation with vitamin K2 caused a 12% increase in cardiac output. How does vitamin K2 improve cardiac output? Well, vitamin K2 is needed for energy production via what’s known as the electron ...Show More
Unconventional Medicine – Reinventing Healthcare with Chris Kresser

46:32 | Dec 13th, 2017

Today I speak with my good friend Chris Kresser. We discuss his new book, Unconventional Medicine, which lays out a plan to reinvent healthcare and thus allow us to solve our healthcare crisis. This was a great discussion and I am sure you will enj...Show More
SIBO- Can You Recover?

07:21 | Dec 11th, 2017

Depending on what you read, and where you read it, you can get very different opinions on SIBO. Some paint SIBO as a condition one can never recover from, while others call it a fad. Let’s discuss a reasonable and evidence-based take on SIBO recove...Show More
Are Worms the Next Probiotic? - with Duke Researcher Dr. William Parker

54:07 | Dec 6th, 2017

Worm therapy might be the missing link for gut health. This is because most of our hunter-gatherer ancestors were colonized by worms, and these worms appear to have an anti-inflammatory effect. Modern day, we are missing these worms and their anti-in...Show More
Vitamin D Does Not Improve Thyroid Autoimmunity

07:48 | Dec 4th, 2017

We’ve discussed two studies that have shown that vitamin D supplementation can lower thyroid antibodies, but a recent study found that vitamin D did not lower antibodies. What does this mean and how to we interpret these finding? Let’s discuss. ...Show More
Hygge - A Key Missing Ingredient to Happiness, with Meik Wiking

28:32 | Nov 29th, 2017

Hygge is a key ingredient missing in many people’s lives. It may account for why Denmark consistently ranks in the top 3 for happiness worldwide. Today I speak with happiness researcher Meik Wiking. We discuss what Hygge is and how you can cultiva...Show More
Gut Immune Function: How to Balance Our Ancestral Genome with Our Modern Day Environment for Optimum Gut and Immune Health

37:50 | Nov 27th, 2017

Disorders in immune function are a modern day epidemic which manifest as a litany of immune and autoimmune conditions like hypothyroidism, celiac disease, IBD, RA, IBS, and depression. The gut is possibly the most impactful organ influencing the immu...Show More
Listener Questions – What the Health, Low FODMAP Diets, Gene Tailored Diets, MegaSpore Probiotic, Probios & Constipation, and More…

41:16 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Another listener Questions podcast!  Today we will discuss: What the Health, Low FODMAP Diets, Gene Tailored Diets, MegaSpore Probiotic, Probios & Constipation, Alternative prescription antibiotics and antifungals, And more… Looking for more resou...Show More
Hypothyroidism and Miscarriage

03:40 | Nov 20th, 2017

We have discussed how most cases of sub-clinical hypothyroidism (SCH) do not require treatment with thyroid hormone. However, there is one notable exception – pregnancy. High level scientific evidence suggests that treating SCH can reduce the risk of...Show More
Going Gluten-Free Without Going Crazy – Simple Tips and Tricks with Jennifer Fugo

58:16 | Nov 15th, 2017

Depending on who you ask, gluten-free could be described as anything from a fad all the way through an absolute essential. Today we speak with nutritionist Jennifer Fugo for a balanced and practical approach to going gluten-free. Jen also provides so...Show More
Does Coffee Contain Gluten?

06:25 | Nov 13th, 2017

You may have heard that “coffee cross-reacts as gluten.” Is this actually true? Well, yes and no. This appears to only be true for instant coffee. Let’s discuss. Looking for more resources from Dr. Ruscio? Check out our resource page that include...Show More
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with Clinician and Researcher Dr. Lawrence Afrin

1:05:54 | Nov 8th, 2017

This was a fantastic discussion with clinician and researcher in Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Dr. Lawrence Afrin.  MCAS is something to consider when you haven’t responded to anything else: diet, lifestyle, gut treatments, thyroid….  And, he...Show More
Selenium & CoQ10 Reduce Cardiovascular Death

05:37 | Nov 6th, 2017

We recently discussed a study in which selenium & CoQ10 supplementation reduced cardiovascular death.  Today, let’s discuss a follow up analysis that found that this protective effect was only seen in those with a baseline selenium deficiency and wha...Show More
Using Technology to Improve Health and Fitness, with Josh Trent

58:43 | Nov 1st, 2017

Today I had a great conversation with Josh Trent of Wellness Force Radio about how to use technology to improve health.  Technology, like tracking apps and wrist devices, can be intimidating and overwhelming.  We focused on the simple yet powerful de...Show More
Healing Leaky Gut with a Low FODMAP Diet

09:37 | Oct 30th, 2017

The low FODMAP diet can be very helpful for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  It has been shown to decrease gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may also help constipation.  Some have expressed concern that a low FODMAP diet decreases intestin...Show More
Health News Reviews: Updates on Low FODMAP Diets, Fasting, Gene-Tailored Diets, Leaky Gut, Parasites, and Paleo Versus Mediterranean Diet

48:36 | Oct 25th, 2017

Another episode of health news reviews, including updates on: • Low FODMAP diet • Exercise and your microbiota • Fasting and metabolism • Gene-tailored diets • Paleo versus Mediterranean diets • Fat and leaky gut • Worms and intestinal healt...Show More
Healing the Cause of IBS and SIBO

06:49 | Oct 23rd, 2017

IBS and SIBO are common and can interfere with quality of life. Symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, and altered bowel function (constipation or diarrhea). As we are learning more about IBS and SIBO, we are learning that alterations in the in...Show More
Adrenal Testing, Mitochondrial Health, Testosterone, Stress, Calories, Body Comp, and Much More with Dr. Ben House

1:33:11 | Oct 18th, 2017

Today we discuss adrenal testing, mitochondrial health, testosterone, stress, calories, body comp, and much more with Dr. Ben House. Dr. House knows his stuff, and this conversation was extremely insightful.
Exercise Improves Your Microbiota

08:32 | Oct 16th, 2017

Exercise has been shown to improve your microbiota, and being sedentary has been shown to have a negative impact on your microbiota. Let’s discuss a recent study which uncovered this, and let’s also discuss how this pertains to testing and weight lo...Show More
Cost-Effective Rehab – Why You Don’t Need Fancy Rehab Programs, with Menno Henselmans

52:23 | Oct 11th, 2017

We have discussed several examples of how we can make functional medicine more efficient and cost-effective. Oftentimes we look to science to help us understand what testing and treatment is not needed and which ones we should focus on. Today I was...Show More
Organic Acid Testing for Gut Dysbiosis and Beyond, with Dr. Jeff Moss.

53:42 | Oct 4th, 2017

Organic acid testing is very popular in some functional medicine circles. I am open to it, but have had some reservations. Dr. Jeff Moss comes on the podcast today to discuss organic acid testing and provides some very important insights that satisfy...Show More
Why a Low Lectin Diet is the Evolution of the Gluten-Free Diet, with Dr. Steven Gundry

51:36 | Sep 27th, 2017

Today I had a fascinating discussion on why a low lectin diet is the evolution of the gluten-free diet with Dr. Steven Gundry. If you see the plausibility in humans not being ideally suited to digest grains, then you will deeply enjoy this conversati...Show More
Dietary Oxalates – When “Healthy” Foods Harm You, with Sally Norton

1:12:55 | Sep 20th, 2017

Sometimes foods we think are healthy actually harm us. High FODMAP foods are a good example, as they can be harmful for those with IBS and IBD. High oxalate foods can also be a problem and are contained in some seemingly healthy foods. Today we di...Show More
Getting a Better Workout with Clean Pre & Post-Workout Supplements, with Dr. Anthony Gustin

1:29:31 | Sep 13th, 2017

What do you get when a functional medicine doctor creates a clean pre and post workout supplement line? Well, first you get a good story as to how shady supplement companies can be in trying to add in non-healthy fillers. Second, you get the line tha...Show More
Constipation — Beyond the Basics with Gastroenterologist Dr. Leonard Weinstock

1:01:37 | Sep 6th, 2017

Today Dr. Leonard Weinstock is back to discuss all things constipation. We go way beyond magnesium, fiber, and vitamin C. This episode digs into what you can do for constipation if some of the basics fail, from the perspective of a practicing holis...Show More
Strategies for Optimum Body Composition with the Mind Pump Crew

1:41:05 | Aug 30th, 2017

Today the crew from Mind Pump (Sal, Adam, and Justin) come on the show to discuss dietary and exercise strategies for optimum body composition. This episode was not only funny but very informative, especially if you are struggling to lose that last ...Show More
Health News Reviews. Updates On The Paleo Diet, Adrenal Fatigue, Weight Loss, UTIs And Yoga For Weight Loss.

57:32 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Health news reviews. Today let’s discuss updates on: adrenal fatigue – is it a myth; weight loss on a high carb diet; when not to use the paleo diet; urinary tract infections, probiotics in IBD; yoga and body comp; and more…
Constipation: What to Do When Nothing Else Works with Dr. Satish Rao

55:51 | Aug 16th, 2017

What should you do when you’ve done everything for your constipation but nothing has worked? First, we have to better understand what type of constipation you have, then select from the advanced therapies for your constipation type. These therapies g...Show More
Female Hormone Health with Dr. Lo

48:49 | Aug 9th, 2017

Today I speak with Dr. Lo about female hormone health. We detail what causes female hormone imbalances, testing to quantify imbalances, and what the available treatment options are.
Pros and Cons of a Vegetarian Diet with Kristie Middleton

46:00 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Today I speak with vegetarian diet advocate Kristie Middleton. I think many of us criticize, or are not welcoming of, a plant-based diet. However, in my continued attempts to be objective, I wanted to give someone from this dietary camp a chance to m...Show More
Listener Questions: Antioxidants, Gene-Tailored Diets, Joint Pain and Gut Health, Hydrogen Sulfide SIBO, Probiotics During a Hospital Stay, and More…

51:38 | Jul 26th, 2017

Today we will cover listener questions, which include antioxidants, gene-tailored diets, joint pain and gut health, hydrogen sulfide SIBO, probiotics during a hospital stay, and more…
Tools for Getting Past Diet and Health Obsession with Kevin Geary

59:47 | Jul 19th, 2017

What do you do if you fear eating off-plan food or you can’t go a day without supplements? Or, alternatively, if you can’t seem to make any healthy changes stick? You may need to reexamine your relationship with food and health. Today we speak with...Show More
Health News; Hypothyroid vs Thyroid HRT, Vanity & Health, Iodine & Thyroid, CoQ10 & Skin, FODMAPs Gut Health, Paleo Diet & Heart Disease and more….

50:58 | Jul 12th, 2017

Another edition of Health News Updates!  Today we discuss: Hypothyroid vs Thyroid HRT Vanity & Health Iodine & Thyroid CoQ10 & Skin FODMAPs & Gut Health Paleo Diet & Heart Disease
How to Prevent Overtraining and Adrenal Fatigue, Plus Tips for Optimum Performance with Ben Greenfield

55:13 | Jul 5th, 2017

Today Ben Greenfield is back to discuss methods for preventing overtraining and adrenal fatigue. He shares some valuable tips and insights on how to both monitor for overtraining and techniques to maximize performance.
Health News Reviews – Updates On: Gluten and Brain Fog, Stomach Autoimmunity, Ketogenic Diets and Performance, Probiotics and Depression, Probiotics and Diabetes, and Sun Exposure and Gluten Intolerance

38:20 | Jun 28th, 2017

Let’s jump into another edition of Health News Reviews! Today we will discuss gluten and brain fog, stomach autoimmunity, ketogenic diets and performance, probiotics and depression, probiotics and diabetes, sun exposure and gluten intolerance, and mo...Show More
SIBO Breath Testing – Review of the North American Consensus with Dr. Allison Siebecker

1:01:28 | Jun 21st, 2017

SIBO breath testing can be an incredibly valuable tool for those suffering with gas, bloating, abdominal pain, loose stools, and/or constipation.  However, there is debate on what the best test is and how to interpret the test results.  Today Dr. All...Show More
Listener Questions: Vegetarian Diets, Cost-Effective Functional Medicine, the Best Stool Testing, Testing to Determine What Probiotics You Should Use, Low Vitamin D, and More…

46:51 | Jun 14th, 2017

Today let’s dig into the mail bag with listener questions. Here is what we’ll cover: The massive difference between saying “the evidence shows” versus “there is evidence showing”; Are vegetarian diets really best for rheumatoid arthritis?; Addressing...Show More
Dr. Ruscio’s Interview On Mind Pump Media

1:21:19 | Jun 7th, 2017

I recently went down to San Jose and did an interview with the guys from Mind Pump Media.  We had a very candid conversation about the health and the exercise industry.  We then jumped around different topics regarding the gut and thyroid.  They are ...Show More
Listener Questions – Smart Phone App to Fine Tune Your Diet, Iodine & Goitrogens, SIBO & H. Pylori, T3 Levels, Gluten Avoidance, and More….

56:43 | May 31st, 2017

Another episode of listener questions! Today we will discuss a smart phone app to fine tune your diet, iodine & goitrogens, SIBO & H. Pylori, T3 levels, gluten avoidance, and more.  I will also provide some updates on the book and answer questions fr...Show More
The Gut-Brain Connection with Dr. David Perlmutter

43:05 | May 24th, 2017

The health of your gut has a massive impact on the health of your brain.  Today we speak with doctor and author David Pelmutter to elaborate on this connection and expand upon strategies for optimizing your brain health.
Healing Autoimmunity with Dr. Susan Blum

54:53 | May 17th, 2017

Today I spoke with Dr. Susan Blum on her 4-component plan for healing autoimmunity. We emphasize the importance of gut health, of course, but also get into an interesting debate regarding what type of diet is best for autoimmunity. We also cover the ...Show More
Health News Updates: the Thyroid-SIBO Connection, Probiotics & H. Pylori, Vitamin D & Fatigue, Iodine & Thyroid Autoimmunity, CoQ10 & Fatigue, Viruses & Hypothyroid, and More

48:34 | May 10th, 2017

Here we go with Health News Updates - Episode 2. Today we will discuss: the thyroid-SIBO connection, probiotics and H. Pylori, vitamin D and fatigue, iodine and thyroid autoimmunity, CoQ10 and fatigue, viruses and hypothyroid, and more…
Mold, Mycotoxins, and CIRS with Dr. Jill Carnahan

42:03 | May 3rd, 2017

Today I spoke with Dr. Jill Carnahan and we had a great conversation about mold, mycotoxins, and CIRS (chronic immune response syndrome). Oftentimes this topic is made out to be overly complicated, but today’s conversation pierced through to the prac...Show More
Getting a New Gut Microbiota via Fecal Transplant with Glenn Taylor

50:29 | Apr 26th, 2017

What do you do if nothing has worked to fix your gut?  One option is to get a new gut microbiota.  A fecal transplant is a technique wherein you can replace your gut bacteria with the gut bacteria of a healthy donor. Today we speak with a pioneer in ...Show More
Paleo (f)x and the Paleo Movement with Keith Norris

42:28 | Apr 19th, 2017

Today we speak with co-founder of Paleo f(x), Keith Norris. I like to call Paleo (f)x the spring break of health conferences, where you binge on an assortment of health and wellness information.  In today’s podcast we discuss important aspects of the...Show More
Health News Review - Updates Regarding SIBO, Vitamin D, Thyroid Autoimmunity, Probiotics, Gluten-Free Diets, Ulcerative Colitis, Autoimmunity, Heart Disease, and Leaky Gut

39:53 | Apr 12th, 2017

Today I would like to try something a little different. This podcast will contain a brief summary of the most important research that has been published over the last few weeks. We will cover some important updates regarding SIBO, vitamin D, thyroid ...Show More
Wired to Eat with Robb Wolf

57:00 | Apr 5th, 2017

My good friend and best-selling author, Robb Wolf, is back on the podcast to discuss his new book entitled Wired to Eat. Robb lays out a great holistic plan to find a personalized diet that is right for you.  We also tackle some interesting aspects o...Show More
Carbs, IBS, Metabolism, and Thyroid

40:25 | Mar 29th, 2017

I was supposed to discuss carbs, IBS, metabolism, and thyroid on Ben Greenfield’s podcast, but Ben and I had to reschedule our recording, so I thought we could cover this today. Let’s discuss some important aspects of how carbs affect IBS, metabolism...Show More
Movement as Nutrition with Katy Bowman

39:59 | Mar 22nd, 2017

We often think of nutrition as things like protein, carbs, and fats. However, movement is an important nutrient also. We need the right balance of movement nutrients (cardio, strength training, and stretching) to maintain optimum health.  Additionall...Show More
Listener Questions: Is Paleo Healthy? Is Fasting Good or Bad? What to Do When Gluten Free Doesn’t Work

33:51 | Mar 15th, 2017

I'm turning over a new leaf in 2017 to answer our listener questions monthly. Today I’ll answer some January questions, and here is what we will cover. Is paleo healthy? Fasting, good or bad? What to do when gluten free doesn’t work. Constipation bei...Show More
The Dark Side of Functional Medicine

24:54 | Mar 8th, 2017

Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that functional medicine is infallible; unfortunately, this is not the case.  Today we will discuss how a fairly popular functional medicine lab was found to falsify lab ranges, a change which led to increase...Show More
Finally, a Reasonable Dialogue on Methylation with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

49:23 | Mar 1st, 2017

You’ve likely heard something about methylation as it’s an area of functional medicine that is ‘hot’ right now.  I’ve been very cautious regarding ‘methylation testing and treatment’ recommendations for a number of reasons.  In today’s episode we spe...Show More
Oral Microbiome & the Mouth-Gut Axis with Dr. Steven Lin

46:59 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Today we speak with Dr. Steven Lin regarding the oral microbiota and the mouth-gut axis.  We cover some very important topics, especially for those with fatigue, cavities, or who have any type of oral/dental disease like mouth lesions or bleeding gum...Show More
Simple Steps to Wellness with Autoimmunity with Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt

51:44 | Feb 15th, 2017

Autoimmunity is a process wherein your immune system attacks healthy tissue and can cause conditions like hypothyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. Today we speak with Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt to cover simple steps t...Show More
The Far Reaching Medicinal Effects of Bone Broth with Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

33:41 | Feb 8th, 2017

Bone broth has many medicinal properties and is something I frequently recommend to my patients. Today we speak with Dr. Kellyann Petrucci on how to best use this powerful healing tool.
Dr. Ruscio Releases “The Future of Functional Medicine” Review

35:00 | Feb 1st, 2017

I am very excited to announce that Future of Functional Medicine Review is here! If you are looking to become a better functional medicine provider or learn more about a better model of functional medicine, this is what you have been waiting for. Thi...Show More
An Inside Look Into a Day in My Functional Medicine Practice with Medical Student Robert Abbott

1:00:01 | Jan 25th, 2017

I recently had Robert, who just completed his 4th year of medical school, shadowing in my office. Robert has also been fervently studying functional medicine and seemed to be quite taken with how we are doing things differently in my office than much...Show More
LDN, Autoimmunity and How SIBO Causes Symptoms Outside of the Gut with Dr. Leonard Weinstock

1:01:10 | Jan 18th, 2017

Today we speak with researcher and gastroenterologist Dr. Leonard Weinstock. We cover how SIBO can be the underlying cause of non-digestive issues like skin conditions, pain and others. We also cover his research and recommendations regarding low dos...Show More
Addressing the Root Cause of Fatigue with Dr. Carri Drzyzga

59:17 | Jan 11th, 2017

Today we discuss what the most common causes and treatments are for fatigue with Dr Carri Drzyzga. We also take an interesting turn into brain health and brain autoimmunity’s role in fatigue.
Women’s Health & Hormones with Dr. Anna Cabeca

1:03:24 | Jan 4th, 2017

Addressing hormonal imbalances is one of the most important actions a women can take towards well-being.  I have also found this to be one of the most effective treatments in the functional medicine arsenal.  Today we discuss hormones with gynecologi...Show More
How To Extend A Healthy Diet To The Entire Family With Allison Schaaf

29:22 | Dec 28th, 2016

By failing to plan you are planning to fail – and this certainly holds true for healthy eating.  Today we speak with Allison Schaaf for tips and techniques on how to meal plan.
How To Find A Good Functional Medicine Doctor

29:03 | Dec 21st, 2016

Functional medicine providers are becoming increasingly sought after.  However, people also have concerns about working with a functional medicine provider – mainly cost and excessive treatment.  Let’s discuss some tips for finding a good functional ...Show More
What Your Mouth Can Tell You About Your Sleep with Dr. Mark Burhenne

39:33 | Dec 14th, 2016

The health of your gut is very important for your overall health. Your mouth is the first section of your gut and is therefore very important also. But the mouth doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Did you know that problems in the mouth can be an...Show More
Natural and Alternative Treatments to ADD & ADHD with Dr. Phil Carson

36:19 | Dec 7th, 2016

ADD and ADHD affect many children, and unfortunately these conditions are often treated with drugs that contain powerful amphetamines. Fortunately, there are simple and powerful natural treatment options. Today we speak with pharmacist Dr. Phil Carso...Show More
How to overcome inconsistency, end failure and frustration, and make your healthy habits stick for life — with Kevin Geary

1:08:09 | Dec 1st, 2016

Do you have a hard time making healthy dietary and lifestyle changes stick? If so, this is one conversation you will not want to miss. Kevin Geary and I dissect what underlies things like cravings, bad habits and the inability to stick with a health ...Show More
How to Fix Your Fibromyalgia with Dr. David Brady, Author of the Fibro-Fix

52:22 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Fibromyalgia typically includes the symptoms of fatigue and pain, but the challenge is that many other conditions also cause fatigue and pain.  So how do you know whether you have fibromyalgia and should peruse treatments for fibromyalgia or if you h...Show More
The First Clinical Microbiota Test Was Just Released. Is It Worth Doing?

24:24 | Nov 16th, 2016

The first clinical microbiota test was just released, but is it worth doing? Let’s discuss this test’s pros and cons and help you determine if it’s right for you.
SIFO - Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth with Dr. Satish Rao

54:47 | Nov 9th, 2016

What do you do if all of your digestive tests are normal but you still have symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea or nausea?  We have spoken a lot about SIBO but today I’m very excited to share with you a conversation with one of the leading research...Show More
Important Techniques For Achieving Happiness with Sean Croxton

56:26 | Nov 2nd, 2016

Sean Croxton has produced some highly influential healthcare documentaries and podcasts, but he has recently made a shift to another important aspect of the health picture – mindset, beliefs and happiness.  In my opinion this is one of the most under...Show More
SIBO Updates with Dr. Allison Siebecker

42:59 | Oct 26th, 2016

Today we talk with Dr. Allison Siebecker on all things SIBO. We discuss biofilms, small intestinal fungal overgrowth, worms and more.
Jen Broyles Shares Her Personal Experience with Undergoing Microbiota Transplant Therapy

31:44 | Oct 19th, 2016

Have you considered undergoing fecal microbiota transplant therapy? We have previously discussed the science behind this process and what conditions this may work best for. Today we speak with Jen Broyles, who recently underwent fecal transplant ther...Show More
Adrenal Testing – When You Should and What It Tells You with Dr. Nick Hedberg

45:45 | Oct 12th, 2016

Adrenal testing is one of the most recommended tests in functional medicine, but unfortunately, most of the tests recommended are antiquated.  Furthermore, most test results are not used correctly.  Today Dr. Nick Hedberg joins us to discuss which ad...Show More
Dr. Ruscio's Book Preview - All About Fiber

46:08 | Oct 5th, 2016

Dr. Ruscio’s reads a few excerpts from his coming book.  We discuss fiber; is it good, is it bad?  Or, is it good for some but not for others, and if so how to know who it will help and who it will harm.  Possibly the most important issue discussed i...Show More
Dr. Ruscio's Book Preview - All About Fiber

46:08 | Oct 5th, 2016

Dr. Ruscio’s reads a few excerpts from his coming book.  We discuss fiber; is it good, is it bad?  Or, is it good for some but not for others, and if so how to know who it will help and who it will harm.  Possibly the most important issue discussed i...Show More
Dr. Rob Knight, co-founder of American Gut, Discusses the Microbiota and Microbiota testing

32:19 | Sep 28th, 2016

Dr. Rob Knight, co-founder of American Gut, Discusses the Microbiota and microbiota testing.  This was a fascinating discussion about the current state of microbiota research.  We cover what the newest breakthroughs are and what place your American G...Show More
Using Blood Tests to Fine-Tune Your Metabolism with Dr. Richard Maurer

48:32 | Sep 21st, 2016

Dr. Richard Maurer, author of The Blood Code, discusses how to use the results from common blood tests to fine-tune your metabolism. If you are having a hard time determining if you should be low carb or higher carb, can’t lose weight, or can’t get y...Show More
The Healthiest Wines I Have Found, A Must Try—Dry Farm Wines

51:03 | Sep 14th, 2016

At this year’s Paleo f(x) I discovered not only great tasting wine but ones that were actually healthy. I didn’t know all the reasons why these wines were healthy, but I felt great while drinking them during the speaker dinner. I reached out to the o...Show More
Abel James on Mastering the 20% of Health Practices That Yield 80% of Your Results

56:07 | Sep 7th, 2016

Abel James, New York Times best-selling author and host of the top podcast Fat-Burning Man, discusses how to master the 20% of health practices that yield 80% of the results. This was a great episode that speaks to common areas of health that we are ...Show More
How to Determine What Your Optimum Level of Vitamin D Is With Dr. Chris Masterjohn, Ph.D.

1:04:50 | Aug 31st, 2016

What is the best level of vitamin D? This can be a tough question to answer because there seems to be conflicting opinions and research. Today we speak with Dr. Chris Masterjohn, who provides a radically different but highly logical approach for dete...Show More
Should You Treat SIBO If You Have the Symptoms But Your Labs Are Negative

20:44 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Should you treat SIBO if you have all the symptoms but your SIBO labs are negative? Let’s discuss an approach for navigating this and close with a few reflections on life.
A Landmark Study Just Published Validates Functional Medicine; Study Author Dr. Dan Kalish Discusses

48:29 | Aug 17th, 2016

Dr. Dan Kalish visits us again to discuss the landmark study he just published in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. This study is a huge step in validating functional medicine. We discuss how patients were treated and the results they achieved. We ...Show More
Fixing Your Head and Improving Your Smile After Braces and Having Teeth Pulled

42:03 | Aug 10th, 2016

Today we speak with Dr. Dean Howell, who specializes in correcting structural problems in the head. If you have chronic eye, ear, nose, throat, or neck issues, this information is for you. However, if you have had teeth pulled or braces, there is som...Show More
Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well Coauthors Discuss Their New Book and the Tips and Tricks It Contains

46:57 | Aug 3rd, 2016

Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well coauthors discuss their new book. We cover some great tips for how to implement healthy diet and lifestyle changes.
What Is the Best Test for SIBO: Lactulose or Glucose Breath Testing?

35:34 | Jul 27th, 2016

What is the best test for SIBO? Is it the lactulose or the glucose breath test? The answer may surprise you. Let’s dig into the details.
Why Dietary Fiber Is a Menace with Konstantin Monastyrsky

40:16 | Jul 20th, 2016

Dietary fiber has a long stereotype of being healthy, but if you have been following our work, you have likely heard a few things that challenge this concept. Today we speak with Konstantin Monastyrsky, author of Fiber Menace, to dig into some of the...Show More
Discussing the Altshift Diet with Jason Seib

54:39 | Jul 14th, 2016

High carb or low carb? Why not go back and forth between the two periodically? This oscillation between different balances of macronutrients is likely what our ancestors did, and this approach seems to be helping many people with stubborn body fat. T...Show More
The AltShift Diet with Jason Seib

54:39 | Jul 13th, 2016

High carb or low carb? Why not go back and forth between the two periodically? This oscillation between different balances of macronutrients is likely what our ancestors did, and this approach seems to be helping many people with stubborn body fat. T...Show More
Supplements for Weight Loss and Performance with Dr. Mike T. Nelson — What to Try and Where to Save Your Money

52:39 | Jul 6th, 2016

Which supplements for weight loss and performance are actually worth the money? This is an area where the internet is permeated with outrageous claims and snake oil sales. Fortunately, Dr. Nelson looks at the clinical studies and provides us a summar...Show More
Getting Started with the SCD Diet with Steven Wright

44:19 | Jun 29th, 2016

There are a handful of healthy diets that are commonly mentioned in the Paleo and functional medicine realm. One of these is the SCD diet, or Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Today we speak with Steven Wright, who provides easy steps to get started with t...Show More
Is A Hidden Virus Making You Sick?

38:43 | Jun 22nd, 2016

Over 95% of adults have evidence of viruses in their blood, and many of these viruses have been shown to correlate with autoimmunity. But how do you know if this is something that requires treatment or not? Today we delve into a responsible approach ...Show More
Dr. Neil Stollman, MD, on Replacing Your Gut Microbiota

51:24 | Jun 15th, 2016

Today we speak with Dr. Neil Stollman, MD. He was involved in the very first FMTs performed under medical supervision and was involved in establishing the first-ever protocol used. Since then Dr. Stollman has gone on to perform hundreds of FMTs and p...Show More
Dr. Chris Keroack on Weight Loss Drugs and Shifting from Conventional to Functional Medicine

52:06 | Jun 8th, 2016

A great conversation with Dr. Chris Keroack, MD. Dr. Keroack shifted from a conventional weight loss doctor to functional medicine. We discuss some of the best medicines for weight loss and what type of person might be a “super responder.” We also co...Show More
Play as Physical Nourishment with Rafe Kelley

40:54 | Jun 1st, 2016

Movement is essential for optimum health. Time in nature is also essential and has been shown to combat many diseases. Today we speak with Rafe Kelley who specializes in obtaining exercise from natural environments while replicating key ancestral mov...Show More
Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD, Discusses Depression and Her New Book

58:24 | May 25th, 2016

Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders with Psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan. We detail very important information regarding anti-depressant medications, what common causes of depression and anxiety are, and cover highlights from Dr. Brogan’s new book.
FMT with Dr. Nathan Connelly

52:36 | May 18th, 2016

Do you have even more questions on Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) that we didn’t cover in our recent podcast? In this episode, we bring you Dr. Nathan Connelly all the way from the Moonee Valley Specialist Centre in Australia to discuss more great...Show More
Dr. Mark Hyman – Eat Fat Get Thin

36:04 | May 11th, 2016

Do you think eating fat makes you fat? Are you confused about cholesterol? What does a health diet really look like? We answer all this and more this week with Dr. Mark Hyman, a practicing family physician, a nine-time No. 1 New York Times bestsellin...Show More
Reducing Fermentation to Heal Your Gut with Dr. Norman Robillard

58:06 | Apr 26th, 2016

Norman Robillard, Ph.D., Founder of the Digestive Health Institute is a leading gut health expert and the author of Fast Tract Digestion book series. In this episode, we talk with Norm about the real causes of GERD and IBS, what the fermentation proc...Show More
Homocysteine Follow Up with Dr. Deborah Gordon

52:57 | Apr 19th, 2016

Do you have high homocysteine or genetic methylation mutations? This week we take a deeper dive into these topics with Dr. Deborah Gordon, MD.
Treating the Root Cause of Chronic Pain and Dysfunction with Dr. Jeff Johnson

42:10 | Apr 13th, 2016

Do you sit all day at work or suffer from chronic pain? This week we speak with Dr. Jeff Johnson, DC to answer all of these questions and more. Dr. Jeff Johnson works with patients to move past their pain by utilizing the best chiropractic, soft tiss...Show More
Dr. Ruscio and Susan Discuss Their Personal Dietary Experiments

38:21 | Apr 1st, 2016

Do you ever wonder what a health professional's diet looks like? This week we take a look at some tinkerings we have made to our diets based on how we look, feel and perform.
Your Thyroid and Iodine, Selenium, and Vitamin D- Episode 57

46:40 | Mar 30th, 2016

It is estimated that 12% of people will have a thyroid problem in their lifetime. This week we’ll take a look at three supplements that could help or harm your thyroid.
Ben Greenfield on Exercise and Nutrition for Optimum Body Composition and Performance

57:58 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Confused on how to train for size, strength, fat loss or endurance? This week Dr. Ruscio welcomes Ben Greenfield to discuss these issues and more. Ben Greenfield is one of the world’s leading personal trainers and wellness consultants and the autho...Show More