Gut Health Doctor - Dr. Michael Ruscio, DC

Gut Health Doctor

Gut Health Doctor

Gut health and healthy digestion are arguably the foundations of good overall health. Research increasingly points to important connections between your gut health and the health of your brain, your heart, your immune system, your hormonal balance, and more.

Symptoms like bloating, constipation, and heartburn, or conditions like IBS, SIBO, and colitis, are clear signs that something is amiss with your gut. But what many people don’t realize is that a whole slew of other issues, from fatigue and brain fog to joint pain and hypothyroidism, can also be caused by an underlying gut imbalance.

Our team at the Ruscio Institute for Functional Medicine is here to help you restore your gut health so you can feel healthy and empowered all around.

The Gut Affects Everything

Your digestive tract impacts your entire body. When things in your gut are off balance, it can create inflammation, immune system dysregulation, autoimmunity, and negatively impact your body’s ability to absorb nutrients.

Common symptoms of an unhealthy gut include:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Acne
  • Brain fog
  • Slowed metabolism
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • Female hormone imbalances
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Joint Pain
  • Plus many more uncomfortable

Our Goal is to
Help You

Our team at the Ruscio Institute of Functional Medicine is here to help you in three key ways:

  1. Get Healthy: You will get better. Our number one goal is to create a plan that will be effective in resolving your chief complaints.
  2. Be Efficient: With our effective processes and protocols, we will help you achieve health without the overuse and over-prescription of unnecessary supplements and lab tests. One of our missions is to debunk fad diets and recommendations and stick to the science of what works, saving you time and money.
  3. Feel Empowered: We want you to feel empowered, confident, happy, and healthy (instead of worried and fearful).

What To Expect During Your Appointments

Our team of practitioners at the Ruscio Institute of Functional Medicine will develop a personalized protocol to take your gut health to the next level.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, you’ll connect with one of our highly trained intake specialists to review your case and individual circumstances in preparation for your doctor visits. Our team will focus on the key pieces of information that our doctors use to make decisions: your history, symptoms, labs, and response to previous treatments.

Follow-Up Appointments & Treatment

We will apply our proven and effective Gut Health Model to come up with a personalized care plan. Your doctor will thoroughly discuss your care plan with you, answering any questions you might have about our approach.

We’ve spent decades learning from both our patients and scientific research, and we have the experience to understand which treatments make a difference, and which do not. Let us guide you through the practical steps that help to improve your gut health.

Gut Health Experts:
Frequently Asked Questions

Improving your gut health naturally requires considering a variety of lifestyle factors. These include diet and nutrition, the amount of sleep you are getting on a consistent basis, the status of relationships in your life (with friends, family, and community), exercise, stress, mental health, and many other key elements.

Beyond diet and lifestyle factors, there are many natural treatments that can help to support a healthy gut. The key is knowing where to start, and how and when to use these treatments.

Dr. Ruscio and his team will listen to your concerns and create a customized plan that is proven and effective to help restore your gut health naturally.

On the surface, gut health refers to the health of your digestive system, including the balance of bacteria living in your gut microbiome, the integrity of your intestinal lining, the presence of inflammation, and more.

But gut health also plays a crucial role in your overall health. Research points to several important connections between the gut and virtually all other organs and systems, from the brain to the heart to the thyroid to the immune system. That’s why an imbalance, infection, or other issues in your gut can (and often do) lead to seemingly unrelated symptoms including fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, anxiety, hypothyroidism, and more.

Focusing on your gut health can help you to resolve these and other symptoms naturally, and get you back to living your healthiest, happiest life. At the Ruscio Institute for Functional Medicine, our experienced gut doctors can help you start feeling better. Speak with a gut health specialist today.

At the Ruscio Institute for Functional Medicine, we focus on minimally invasive, scientifically validated, predominantly natural solutions for gut health. We improve your gut health through diet and lifestyle changes and other natural treatments, all introduced at the right time, and personalized to you.

Our recommendations come from a combination of real-life experiences with patients and a dedication to scientific research. Our holistic gut health doctors and care team look beyond symptoms and treat the root cause so you can restore your gut health and feel better, faster. Get competent care today.

We’ve found that a surprising number of symptoms and problems resolve when the gut is healed. This includes symptoms of brain fog, anxiety, food digestive issues, female hormone imbalances, and many more uncomfortable symptoms patients report experiencing. Research shows that your gut has the power to influence your cognitive function, mood, energy levels, heart health, thyroid function, hormonal balance, and more. In other words, having a healthy gut means you can have a healthy life.

There are many simple steps you can take to improve your gut health, including determining your ideal diet, reducing stress levels, optimizing sleep, and supporting your microbiome with tools like probiotics or antimicrobials as needed.

Although these steps are not necessarily complicated, getting your gut health where you want it to be on your own can be a challenge. Our team of gut health experts can support you in figuring out exactly what needs to be done to improve your symptoms. Our patients typically experience the following:

  • Improved mood
  • Increased energy
  • Decreased feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Clearer thinking
  • Balanced hormones
  • Reduced digestive symptoms

The best doctor to see for improving gut health is one who takes a whole-person, holistic approach to addressing your concerns and improving your health. Our team at the Ruscio Institute for Functional Medicine has spent years interviewing experts, analyzing scientific data, and organizing the most effective treatments that consistently help our patients. Ready to see a doctor for gut health? Work with our qualified team today.

In order to truly heal your gut and improve your symptoms, it’s important to work with a doctor who looks beyond just your lab results, and identifies practical solutions for you, specifically.

The team at the Ruscio Institute for Functional Medicine are motivated and determined to help you feel better and get your gut to a healthy state. Focusing on simple, cost-effective, minimally invasive strategies first, we take pride in being able to treat even the most challenging cases by looking at the big picture, finding areas or treatments that may have been overlooked, and helping you implement them.

Our goal is to provide you with the tools you need to maintain your health and get back to the life you enjoy. 

Transform your health

Work with our qualified team and start feeling better today.