Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Wrap Up – Aug. 23-29

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Latest Research Inflammatory bowel disease that is resistant to treatment may be due to a viral infection Improved sleep patterns help with ADHD Randomized controlled trial shows probiotics make you happier No association found between Hashitmoto’s and thyroid cancer but routine cancer screening should still be performed in those with Hashitmoto’s Vitamin D polymorphism may increase risk of asthma Gluten could be causing depression even if you are not celiac Breast feeding may … [Read more...]

Thyroid Hormones & Weight – Episode 26

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Dr. Ruscio tackles a listener question in this first part of a two part series on thyroid and weight loss. He explains why lab values and ranges might not be the best way to evaluate thyroid function and how thyroid hormone can affect weight loss. Subscribe: Topics: Susan’s gluten story.....0:49 Episode intro.....3:39 Listener question.....4:21 Lab values and clinical outcomes.....5:10 Functional vs. autoimmune thyroid conditions.....7:30 Thyroid antibodies.....11:12 … [Read more...]

An Easy Way To Feed Your Microbiota & Prevent Allergies


Dr. Ruscio discusses a recent study that found an easy and free way to feed your microbiota and help prevent allergies.   Subscribe to Dr. Ruscio’s YouTube account     An Easy Way To Feed Your Microbiota & Prevent Allergies Dr. Michael Ruscio: Hey, everyone. This is Dr. Ruscio. Are dirty dishes good for your microbiota? Recently a study was published showing that children who grow up in households that wash dishes with a sponge have less allergic … [Read more...]

Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Wrap Up – Aug 16-22, 2015

What Is Hypothyroid

Latest Research Long term gluten free diets shown to be healthy and not cause nutrient deficiencies Glutathione boosters -  curcumin, resveratrol, and cinnamon Banana starch aids in glucose tolerance Iodinated contrast media associated with higher risk of thyroid dysfunction. High protein diets helpful for weight loss. 1.2-1.6g of protein per kg body weight or 25-30g per meal. Paleo or vegan, who eats more fiber? Hint: paleo needs to step it up… Significant association between … [Read more...]

Sleep, Autoimmunity & and Your Immune System with Dan Pardi – Episode 25

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Dr. Ruscio interviews Dan Pardi, CEO of Dan’s Plan, in this episode of the podcast. Dan is an entrepreneur and researcher with the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at Stanford, and the Departments of Neurology and Endocrinology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Dan and Dr. Ruscio discuss circadian rhythms and how sleep affects the immune system, the gut and may contribute to autoimmunity. Subscribe: Topics: Episode intro.....2:27 Sleep … [Read more...]

Thyroid Autoimmunity Predicts Thyroid Cancer


Thyroid autoimmunity is the leading cause of hypothyroidism in most westernized countries, but does having thyroid autoimmunity increase your risk of thyroid cancer? Dr. Ruscio reviews a recent study which answers this question.   Subscribe to Dr. Ruscio’s YouTube account   Thyroid Autoimmunity Predicts Thyroid Cancer Dr. Michael Ruscio: Hey, everyone. This is Michael Ruscio. What is the relationship between thyroid autoimmunity and thyroid cancer? Well, your fast … [Read more...]

Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Wrap Up – Aug. 9-15-2015

How To Heal Your Gut

Health News Obese subjects experience more endotoxemia (leaky gut) after ingesting fat than normal weight subjects. However, keep in mind irrespective of this, higher fat/lower carb diets have been shown to be best for weight loss. Sometimes what looks good under a microscope doesn’t look good in the real world. Fish oil decreases arterial stiffness, which is a good thing. Myoinositol and probiotics show promise in treating gestational diabetes. Decreased glutathione and elevated … [Read more...]

Depression, Anxiety, Inflammation & The Brain with Dr. Dan Kalish – Episode 24

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In this episode of Dr. Ruscio Radio, the doc interviews Dr. Dan Kalish, DC, pioneer of The Kalish Method, which solves patient challenges through a proven lab based mentorship program addressing the three key areas of Hormones, GI and Detoxification. Many people suffer from depression, anxiety, fatigue, focus problems and other brain related issues because they have an inflamed brain. Inflammatory mediators can be triggered from a variety of sources including the food we eat, environmental … [Read more...]

Probiotics for Weight Loss

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Probiotics can improve health in a variety of ways, but what effect can they have on weight loss and obesity? Subscribe to Dr. Ruscio’s YouTube account     Probiotics, Microbiota and Weight Loss Dr. Michael Ruscio: Hi, it's Dr. Ruscio, and I want to take a minute to talk about a recent study that looked at the efficacy of probiotics as a treatment for obesity, and then maybe go on a little bit of a rant regarding the microbiota and its implications for potentially being … [Read more...]

Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Wrap Up – Aug. 2-8, 2015

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Latest Research Probiotics and NAC helpful in eradicating H. Pylori infection Infant Campylobacter jejuni infection reduces allergies later in life. Reflects a trade-off we have in hygienic/westernized societies – less infectious disease but more allergies. Supplementing with higher levels of vitamin D may help with Crohn’s disease – note units listed in study need to be converted to ng/mL; US units Administering gluten and casein to children with autism for one week does not increase … [Read more...]