Meet Dr. Ruscio.

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.

Learn more about Dr. Michael Ruscio

Michael Ruscio

Our Mission

Dr. Ruscio’s mission is to empower people on their journey to optimal health through accessible and evidence-based information. Every piece of content is focused on demystifying complex concepts, breaking down cutting-edge research, and providing actionable insights.

Learn about how we ensure this with our Scientific Review and Editorial Process.


The Ruscio Institute for Functional Medicine is a virtual health consulting practice where Dr. Michael Ruscio and his team help clients with gut-centric issues achieve optimal health with uncomplicated care.

The clinic’s approach to healthcare stands out for its dedication to ensuring clients receive comprehensive care from the outset. The thorough intake and two-appointment service model allows Dr. Ruscio and his team to accurately assess patient needs, identify underlying issues, and create tailored treatment plans for a one-time, transparent fee.

The Ruscio Institute only directs resources towards interventions that have been rigorously researched and proven effective, reducing wasteful expenses on speculative or unproven methods. By refining what works in conventional and functional care—and shedding what doesn’t—the Ruscio Institute provides care that finally moves the needle towards better health.

From Google Reviews

“I've been working with Dr. Hamlin and it has been a very good experience so far. My gut dysbiosis is finally starting to heal after dealing with it for 12 years. Where other traditional methods have failed me this is working. I recommend the Ruscio Institute for anyone who is tired of being sick”

- R. Lewellen

“I experienced a lot of messing around and wasted money by other health professionals for many many years previous. I rarely felt understood and so often the consultations were just another rushed appointment in their day…Not the case at The Ruscio Institute, you can tell that the people there really care.”


“I felt like I was this chronic, super special case that must have some type of wild, hidden disease or genetic defect. Talk about a mental toll…I finally took yet another leap and invested in myself. I started working with Dr. Scott, and in 6 weeks, I saw more improvement than I did in the 12+ years with all these other doctors…It's almost unbelievable. It's WORTH what they charge. Simple and easy instructions with care and great customer service.”

–Brandon Williams

Consumers generally may not be expected to achieve the same or similar results as others who have used our services and who have subsequently written or recorded video testimonials and endorsements. We make no guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding your health or about the completeness, reliability, or accuracy of the information. All testimonials are presented “as is”. Use at your own risk and make your own health and wellness decisions.

Dr. Ruscio, DC Radio

Cutting edge information in health, nutrition and functional health distilled into practical advice you can use to improve your health.