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‚ÄčThe Melanie Avalon Podcast Episode #19 - Dr. Michael Ruscio

Michael Ruscio is a doctor, clinical researcher and best-selling author whose practical ideas on healing chronic illness have made him an influential voice in functional and alternative medicine. His work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and he speaks at integrative medical conferences across the globe. Dr. Ruscio also runs an influential website and podcast at DrRusio.com, as well as his clinical practice located in northern California.



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


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

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10:05 - Dr. Ruscio's Personal Health History: Rabbit Holes, Over Researching, And The Gut Health Condition  

13:00 - Dietary Dogma: Does Everyone Need To Be Gluten Free? How Much Testing To Do? 

15:15 - Why The Solution Is In The Gut: The Role Of The Immune System And Inflammation

19:25 - ‚ÄčWhat "Qualifies" As A Healthy Microbiome? Should You Try To Change Your Microbiome? 

22:45 - Glycemic Response To Foods

DAYTWO | Glycemic Control

25:25 - Why You Can't Micromanage Your Gut Microbiome 

27:30 - Do We Have A "Natural" Microbiome? : The Role of Genetics And Dietary Interventions

31:00 - The Low FODMAP Diet And Starving The Gut Microbiome 

33:00 - Inflammatory Response To Both "Good" and "Bad" Bacteria 

35:45 - Long Term Restrictive Diets And The Immune Response

38:10 -The Role Of Mindset In GI Health

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43:30 - Implementing The Interventional Pyramid (Diet, Probiotics, Dietary Changes, Etc.): Finding The Simple Change To Catalyze Change After Suffering For Years

49:40 - Fear Of Setbacks 

‚ÄčDr. Ruscio On The Intermittent Fasting Podcast

50:30 - The Role/Order Of Antimicrobials And Probiotics 

54:10 - Which Probiotic Strains To Use: Lactobacilli/Bifidobacterium Blend, Soil Based, Saccharomyces Boulardii

56:40 - Clinical Trials Of Probiotics 

57:20 - Colonizing Vs. Transient Strains 

1:00:30 - What Strains Occur At Birth?

1:02:45 - How Long To Try A Probiotic, And How Should You Judge Reactions?

1:06:30 - Lactobacillus Vs. Bifidobacterium

1:09:55 - The Role Of Histamine 

1:11:45 - How Long To Recovery?

1:13:00 - Limbic Imbalances And Expecting To Be Sick

Dynamic Neural Retraining System

The Gupta Program

1:15:00 - Thoughts On The Placebo Effect 

1:17:20 - What Is A Healthy Approach To A Dietary Plan?

1:19:00 - Why Setbacks Are Ok!

The Roots Of Consciousness: We're Of 2 Minds

One Head, Two Brains

1:24:00 - Trusting The Process: The Importance Of Not Worrying, Overanalyzing, Or Jumping Ship 

1:28:45 - The Importance of Relaxing And Finding Joy


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