Show Notes Episode 63 – Dr. Michael Ruscio: Healthy Gut – Healthy You

The gut microbiome is one of many factors that affect our health, but where and how is still up for lots more debate and research.

Like Paul, Dr. Michael Ruscio, author of Healthy Gut, Healthy You, is no fan of dogmas or set answers to complicated health problems as you’ll learn very quickly in this lively Living 4D conversation.

Michael describes finding the right balance between evidence-based and evidence-limited information to create a patient-centric model that’s helped him develop a very reputation for treating problems related to the human gut.

Learn more about Michael’s work on his website and on Facebook and Instagram. If you think you’re experiencing gut problems, take a free quiz on Michael’s site.

Show Notes

  • Why Michael wrote his paper about small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). (2:43)
  • The dogmas in natural medicine. (14:14)
  • The trouble with patients applying non-clinically applicable academic information in a clinical setting. (28:21)
  • Michael doesn’t do adrenal testing at his clinic. (32:03)
  • How the human microbiome has become harmed early in life. (38:35)
  • Biases in scientific studies. (48:57)
  • Do you have problems with orthorexia? (50:30)
  • What is living in a “too clean” environment mean? (56:23)
  • One way to clear up dry skin or body odor: Stop using soap when showering. (1:01:21)
  • “Often, people follow the results of gene testing at the expense of listening to their own experience.” (1:07:39)
  • Focusing on lifestyle interventions alone may not solve a specific health problem. (1:17:19)
  • A well-constructed probiotic protocol may be a good intervention after evaluating various diets. (1:23:34)
  • Eating foods high in histamine and gut health may affect brain fog and mental health too. (1:32:09)
  • Michael is no proponent of food allergy testing. (1:36:23)
  • Some people are so afraid of not following their diet plan all the time, they create health problems for themselves due to that fear. (1:53:16)
  • The ties that bind artificial sweeteners to obesity and gut health. (1:56:21)
  • The gut-brain connection to restless leg syndrome. (2:01:39)