The 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.
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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 - What "Qualifies" As A Healthy Microbiome? Should You Try To Change Your Microbiome?
22:45 - Glycemic Response To Foods
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
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
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!
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