Dr. Michael Ruscio (Author of Healthy Gut Healthy You and Host of Dr. Ruscio Radio) sits down with Mikhaila to discuss conventional vs. natural medicine and therapies, the functional benefits of probiotics, the microbiome and its effects on multiple health systems and parasites.
Find Dr. Michael Ruscio at https://drruscio.com and on Twitter @DrRuscio
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[5:00] Challenges with insomnia and food-related brain fog
[6:00] Turning to functional medicine when conventional medicine failed
[10:00] Dr. Ruscio’s personal experience with Entamoeba histolytica
[11:00] “you can be really healthy and then an infection can really knock you off the track”
[13:00] where to start when you are dealing with different disorders
[16:00] Three Different strains of Probiotics
[18:00] Personalizing protocols to someone who has reactions to a specific type of probiotic
[20:00] In regard to probiotics, “they’ve been shown to be able to attenuate an overzealous immune response, reduce leaky guts, and the other thing that I think is really under-appreciated about probiotics-is they exert pretty powerful antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic activity”
[23:30] Taking probiotics with a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
[27:30] The algorithm Dr. Ruscio uses in his book, Healthy Gut, Healthy You: Step 1: Diet, Step 2: Probiotics, and Step 3: Antimicrobial
[29:30] Recommendations on treating
[32:00] “We do know inflammation in the gut encourages dysbiosis, it kinda feeds bad players and poisons the good players”
[34:00] “Testing promises that if we just know what’s going on we can fix you. Testing delivers-we’re not sure what this means, we’re not sure if this is accurate, we’re not sure what to do. That is the sad truth, but it is the truth.”
[38:00] Feeling bloated while eating just meat? Work with a clinician or try following the Healthy Gut, Healthy You protocol
[40:00] “Natural Medicine is awesome, but we could be way better if we got rid of what didn’t work and then we really, really focused on what did.”
[45:30] “there is definitely an ability to improve, now some people will be able to improve more than others but I think everyone can get to at least to a position where they feel like they have a reasonable quality of life”
[47:30] Dampening the immune response with immunoglobulins
[54:00] “It’s important not to try and force a dietary solution to what might not be a dietary problem”
[57:30] Raw milk vs. Pasteurized milk
[1:00:00] blood sugar spikes with different diets
[1:02:30] Probiotics have been shown to reduce lactose and tolerance in those who have lactose intolerance