Dr. Ruscio

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.

Michael received his BS in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts, his DC from Life West, and is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine through the ANMCB.

Michael founded the Ruscio Institute of Functional Health, a consulting practice and research clinic that helps patients heal a wide range of GI conditions. Michael serves as the Head of Research, rigorously researching complex gastrointestinal disorders as well as their relationship to thyroid health. 

From his clinical research and experience, Michael authored a book Healthy Gut, Healthy You, his Thyroid Self-Management Course, and developed the first ever over-the-counter fully elemental diet formula on the market.

In 2016, Michael started the Dr. Ruscio Radio podcast, which frequently ranks in the top charts for Alternative Health podcasts.

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  • Life West, DC
  • University of Massachusetts, BS Exercise Science


  • Board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine (ANMCB)


  • University of Bridgeport, Adjunct Professor


  • Ruscio, M., Guard, G., Piedrahita, G., & D’Adamo, C. R. (2022). The relationship between gastrointestinal health, micronutrient concentrations, and autoimmunity: A focus on the thyroid. Nutrients 14(17), 3572. doi:10.3390/nu14173572
  • Ruscio, M., Guard, G., & Mather, J. (2022). Symptoms originally attributed to thyroid dysfunction were instead caused by suboptimal gastrointestinal health: A case series and literature review. Integrative Medicine (Encinitas), 21(3), 22–29.
  • Ruscio, M. (2019). Is SIBO a real condition? Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 25(5), 30–38.
  • Ruscio, M. (2018). Healthy gut, healthy you: The personalized plan to transform your health from the inside out. Las Vegas, NV: The Ruscio Institute.
  • Ruscio, M. (2017). Do you really want a hunter-gatherer microbiota? Journal of Evolution and Health, 2(1).
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