Scientific Review Board

About Our Scientific Review Process

DrRuscio.com is committed to providing you with only the most rigorously researched health information. Through multiple processes, we scientifically review all of our content for accuracy and relevance. But it goes beyond simply making sure the data is correct—it’s making sure that we convey that data with important context and nuance so you can navigate the science as meaningfully as possible.

Our Scientific Review Board is a team of specialists with extensive experience in a range of medical specialties. The review board, along with the editorial team, strives to make DrRuscio.com one of your most trusted sources of health and wellness information.

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Our Experts

Michael Ruscio
Dr. Michael Ruscio, DC DC, Clinician, Lead Researcher

Dr. Michael Ruscio is a DC, Naturopathic Practitioner, researcher, and clinician. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport and has published numerous papers in scientific journals as well as the book Healthy Gut, Healthy You. He also founded the Ruscio Institute of Functional Health, where he helps patients with a wide range of GI conditions and serves as the Head of Research.

Dr. Michael Ruscio is a DC, Naturopathic Practitioner, researcher, and clinician. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport and has published numerous papers in scientific journals as well as the book Healthy Gut, Healthy You. He also founded the Ruscio Institute of Functional Health, where he helps patients with a wide range of GI conditions and serves as the Head of Research.

Robert Abbott
Robert Abbott MD, Co-Author of the FFMR

Rob Abbott, M.D. is an integrative and lifestyle medicine physician who practices at his clinic Resilient Roots: Functional and Evolutionary Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Rob Abbott, M.D. is an integrative and lifestyle medicine physician who practices at his clinic Resilient Roots: Functional and Evolutionary Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Noora Alakulppi
Noora Alakulppi PhD

Dr. Noora Alakulppi is a human geneticist and Precision Nutrition Level 2 nutrition coach with expertise in nutrition, autoimmune, gastrointestinal, and hormonal diseases.

Dr. Noora Alakulppi is a human geneticist and Precision Nutrition Level 2 nutrition coach with expertise in nutrition, autoimmune, gastrointestinal, and hormonal diseases.

Kellie Blake
Kellie Blake RDN, LD, IFNCP

Kellie Blake, RDN, LD, IFNCP, is a registered dietitian specializing in functional nutrition. In addition to her work as a psychiatric dietitian, Kellie co-owns a private practice, NutriSense Nutrition Consulting, LLC.

Kellie Blake, RDN, LD, IFNCP, is a registered dietitian specializing in functional nutrition. In addition to her work as a psychiatric dietitian, Kellie co-owns a private practice, NutriSense Nutrition Consulting, LLC.

Aimee Gallo Health Coach

Aimee Gallo is a Certified Nutritionist specializing in functional nutrition and fitness. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nutrition with a minor in Exercise Science from Bastyr University and her Master’s in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from University of Western States.

Aimee Gallo is a Certified Nutritionist specializing in functional nutrition and fitness. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nutrition with a minor in Exercise Science from Bastyr University and her Master’s in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from University of Western States.

Hannah Hamlin
Dr. Hannah Hamlin DO

Dr. Hamlin is a general practitioner who specializes in Functional Medicine and Diabetes. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University before attending medical school at William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Hamlin is a general practitioner who specializes in Functional Medicine and Diabetes. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University before attending medical school at William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Mike Nelson
Mike T. Nelson PhD, MSME, CSCS, CISSN

Mike T. Nelson, PhD, MSME, CSCS, CISSN, is a research fanatic who specializes in metabolic flexibility and heart rate variability, and is an online trainer, adjunct professor, faculty member at the Carrick Institute, presenter, and creator of the Flex Diet Cert.

Mike T. Nelson, PhD, MSME, CSCS, CISSN, is a research fanatic who specializes in metabolic flexibility and heart rate variability, and is an online trainer, adjunct professor, faculty member at the Carrick Institute, presenter, and creator of the Flex Diet Cert.

Heidi Turner
Heidi Turner MS, RDN

Heidi Turner has been an Integrative Registered Dietitian for over 14 years. She spent 12 years as the Medical Nutrition Therapist at the Seattle Arthritis Clinic at Northwest Hospital/University of Washington Medicine specializing in autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.

Heidi Turner has been an Integrative Registered Dietitian for over 14 years. She spent 12 years as the Medical Nutrition Therapist at the Seattle Arthritis Clinic at Northwest Hospital/University of Washington Medicine specializing in autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.

Hilary Watts
Hilary Watts MA

Hilary is a medical content researcher and editor for writers and clinicians with a vested interest in what health research means for life on the ground. She compiles high-quality medical studies and summarizes them in everyday language, and she edits health-related articles for accuracy and accessibility.

Hilary is a medical content researcher and editor for writers and clinicians with a vested interest in what health research means for life on the ground. She compiles high-quality medical studies and summarizes them in everyday language, and she edits health-related articles for accuracy and accessibility.

Scott Spiridigliozzi
Dr. Scott Spiridigliozzi ND

Dr. Scott is a naturopathic doctor who focuses on helping clients improve their GI health, as well as naturally supporting hormonal and metabolic imbalances. He completed his naturopathic training at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.

Dr. Scott is a naturopathic doctor who focuses on helping clients improve their GI health, as well as naturally supporting hormonal and metabolic imbalances. He completed his naturopathic training at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.

Angela Dowden
Angela Dowden Angela Dowden

Angela Dowden is a British nutritionist, journalist and author with a long and varied career in print and digital media. She believes healthy eating can be enjoyable, not a chore, and is a whiz at creating nutritious and tasty diet plans.

Angela Dowden is a British nutritionist, journalist and author with a long and varied career in print and digital media. She believes healthy eating can be enjoyable, not a chore, and is a whiz at creating nutritious and tasty diet plans.

Trusted Sources

PubMed
PubMed Trusted Source

PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health maintain the database as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval.

PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health maintain the database as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval.

NCBI
NCBI Trusted Source

The National Center for Biotechnology Information is part of the United States National Library of Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information is part of the United States National Library of Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health.

BMC
BMC Trusted Source

BMC has an evolving portfolio of some 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

BMC has an evolving portfolio of some 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

FDA
FDA Trusted Source

The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, dietary supplements, and more.

The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, dietary supplements, and more.

Nature
Nature Trusted Source

Nature Research is here to serve the research community by publishing its most significant discoveries.

Nature Research is here to serve the research community by publishing its most significant discoveries.