#068 - Dr. Michael Ruscio & Gut Health: Fix Your Gut, Find YOUR Right Diet, SIBO, IBS, Low-FODMAPs, Gluten, Inflammation, Gut Microbiome, Functional Practitioners, Tackling Food Fears & More!

August 6, 2018

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We're SO honored to have Dr. Michael Ruscio on the podcast!! Dr. Ruscio is a superstar expert on gut health in the functional medicine world. He intensely researches, studies, and can provide guidance on #allthethings about gut health, digestive issues, SIBO, IBS, probiotics, food choices, eliminating food fears, and so much more!!!

Check out his AMAZING book Healthy Gut, Healthy You: The Personalized Plan to Transform Your Health from the Inside Out, to learn how address a myriad of health conditions and embrace resilient health by addressing the health of your gut. It's includes SO much fascinating information about the gut, and provides invaluable guidance to determine the best diet for YOU.  

Healthy Gut Healthy You: The Personalized Plan to Transform Your Health from the Inside Out

2:00 - About Dr. Ruscio

3:00 - How Dr. Ruscio Came To Functional Medicine

7:20 - Where Should Someone Start When They're Experiencing Health Issues?

10:00 - Getting To A Broader Diet After Healing The Gut

Gluten Sensitivities - Can You Maybe Actually Eat Gluten? 

14:30 - Finding Your Unique, Individual Inflammatory Foods 

LOW-FODMAP Diets And Inflammation 

17:05 - Listener Q&A: Marike  - How Can Following A LOW FODMAP Diet Help Gut Issues?

17:50 - Is Long Term low FODMAP OK?

Prioritizing Diet To Minimize Inflammation

Finding Root Causes For Sensitivies 

The Importance Of Not Getting Obsessed With A Diagnosis 

23:10 - Clinical Evidence Supporting The Low FODMAP Diet

Melanie's LOW FODMAP guide

24:55 - Listener Q&A: Jennifer  - Can IF Help Heal The Gut And Reduce Microbial Load Or Do You Need A Longer Fast?

IF Can Help IBS, Motility, And Reduce Stress

Using Probiotics For Gut Health - Should You Use Them With SIBO?

Antimicrobial Therapy And AntiBiofilm Agents

On NOT Talking Yourself Out Of Therapies... Trusting Approaches

34:40 - How To Find A Good Functional Medical Doc?

39:00 - The Healthy Gut Healthy You Protocol 

40:30 - Listener Q&A: Jennifer  - Do Restrictive Diets Hurt The Gut Microbiome?

45:50 - The Three Probiotic Categories 

48:00 - Avoiding Information Overload, Knowing What Is Accurate Vs. Noise

49:20 - The Significance Of The Placebo Effect

52:20 - How Does IF Affect Gut Health?

55:15 - How To Find The Right Diet/ Health Intervention For YOU (Listening To Your Body!)

57:15 - How Long Should You Try A Dietary Approach Before Evaluating? 

1:00:20 - How To Address Your Relationship To Food In A Healthy Way? (Fears, Binging, Rescitrciton, Acceptance, Etc.?)