Dr. Michael Ruscio, DNM, DC

DNM, DC

Dr. Ruscio is your leading functional and integrative doctor specializing in gut related disorders such as SIBO, leaky gut, Celiac, IBS and in thyroid disorders such as hypothyroid and hyperthyroid. For more information on how to become a patient, please click here. Serving the Austin, TX area and distance patients via Zoom.

Michael Ruscio

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How to protect yourself from brain injury

How to protect yourself from brain injury

Brain injury prevention goes beyond whether you wear a helmet. Two people with the same injury can have two wildly different reactions—one mild, one debilitating—based on the health of their brain prior to injury. Although we can’t necessarily control whether a brain injury happens from a fall, a car accident, or a blow to the

Are you working out too much?

Are you working out too much?

Past studies have found exercising vigorously almost every day causes some people to be less physically active overall compared to those who exercise less.

Control insulin resistance to prevent chronic disease

Control insulin resistance to prevent chronic disease

Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s — chronic diseases are the most common and costly health problems in the United States. What’s worse is they are largely lifestyle diseases, meaning they often can be prevented through changes to the diet. Many Americans today eat diets that throw their blood sugar out of balance and cause inflammation. Along with lack

Protect your body from disease with glutathione

Protect your body from disease with glutathione

Modern life inflicts constant assaults on our bodies in the way of industrialized foods, environmental toxins, chronic stress, lack of sleep, and even electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) from cell phones and computers. Our best defense to protect health is to shore up glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant. Although the body naturally makes and recycles glutathione, modern

Lesser known causes of infertility

Lesser known causes of infertility

The failure to conceive can be very distressing, and rates of infertility in both women and men are on the rise, affecting between 10 to 15 percent of couples

Include cultured veggies on a leaky gut diet

Include cultured veggies on a leaky gut diet

Embarking on a diet to repair leaky gut, or intestinal permeability, can be a daunting task. But with cultured vegetables on the gut-healing menu, the diet can also be fun and inventive. Culturing, or fermenting, is an ancient art of preserving various vegetables that not only imparts a zesty flavor but also creates beneficial enzymes, probiotics, and

Lack of sleep can make you fat

Lack of sleep can make you fat

Finding it hard to lose weight? Although many factors can hinder weight loss, one of the sneakier is sleep deprivation. Research shows people who regularly sleep five hours or less a night can gain as much as two pounds in a week. One study showed women who slept five or fewer hours were more likely

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