Dr. Michael Ruscio

Dr. Michael Ruscio

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Regarding step 1: modified fasting. What if someone can't have bone broth because of a histamine intolerance with IBS, and they can't go without caffeine because of migraines per a doctor's order(according to them). They also don't like maple syrup in anyway and don't think they can tolerate it. Thanks
How is Elemental Heal different from Enteragram???
Hello everyone...I'm a 16 years girl...I think am suffering from brain fog... because I forget what the teacher teachs me...when I write exams I forget all those things I've read before...please help...what steps should I take??.
Any reason why the Whey Free Elemental has so much sugar? I am aware low carb does offer low sugar.
What is difference between Elemental Heal and Whey Free Elemental?
hi Dr Ruscio
I was wondering if I could have a question.
ASCA AgG - If a patient has level 44, but everything is normal (including colonoscopies, endoscopy, C-reactive protein, sedimentation rate), would you worry about a) leaky gut b) gluten intolerance (no Celiac though) c) Crohn's ? Thank you - I wasn't sure if you'd be able to respond but I'd be curious about your opinion.
Starting a 3 week Elemental Heal on Monday. I can't begin to express how excited and hopeful I am!
Hello Dr. Ruscio,

Do you have any suggestions for a substitute for your Biota Clear 2a as you do not have the item in stock. I am worried about starting the Remove step without having all the supplements you recommend.

Thanks!
Hi doctor hope you are having a good day? Make a good use of the day Please remain blessed and understand that people around you also love you
Good morning, Dr. Ruscio
My wife has IBS and when she has a bad episode, she finds that her cramps and pain goes away after eating plain potato chips, do you have any idea as to why that is?
we follow a Keto and low fodmap
What can you recommend for EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency)? How to people find out they have it? I'm starting to think that I may have something other than gas and bloating from "eating a healthy diet with natural foods and lots of fiber" as my P*P says. It's a lot of gas, pain, and irregularity no matter how much water I drink and soluble fiber I avoid....Is there something I can do to support my digestive enzymes on top of pre and probiotics?

Is there an OTC digestive supplement you would recommend?
I have ordered sequentially three times and each time I am told that they are out-of-stock. Can you recommend an alternative brand? I am so disappointed, as your probiotics have made such a big difference. But three times is unacceptable for any product.

Get Healthy - and Get Back to Your Life! Dr. Michael Ruscio is a doctor, clinical researcher, and author working fervently to reform and improve the fields of functional and integrative medicine.

With his clinical and research teams, Dr. Ruscio scours existing studies to inform his ongoing clinical research, patient care, and guidance for health seekers and fellow clinicians around the world. His primary focus is digestive health and its impact on other facets of health, including energy, sleep, mood, and thyroid function and optimization. Dr. Ruscio’s research has been published in peer-r

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REBALANCE your gut ecosystem >>>

Sometimes, gut microbiota imbalances persist despite healthy inputs like diet, better sleep, and probiotics.

This is where a gentle nudge with herbal antimicrobials can help to rebalance the gut.
My Biota Clear antimicrobial series provides powerful, botanical support for gut and immune function.

Here’s how…
✅ Helps to restore gut microbiome balance
✅ Exerts antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and anti-biofilm activity
✅ Reduces inflammation
✅ May promote healthy motility
✅ May reduce pain
✅ Fights bad bugs

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… Based on published research and clinical experience, and formulated with the highest quality ingredients.

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Ready to MASTER your sleep cycle? >>>

Challenges with your sleep schedule can leave you feeling tired, foggy, and irritable. 😴

Lack of sleep has also been linked to several different health conditions.

And I can confirm from my personal experience just how significantly your quality of life can improve when your sleep cycle does.

So how can you improve your own sleep schedule and quality?

Today, we’re sharing an audio read of our advice-packed article on getting better sleep with six key tips. ✅

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Ready to MASTER your sleep cycle? >>>

Challenges with your sleep schedule can leave you feeling tired, foggy, and irritable. 😴

Lack of sleep has also been linked to several different health conditions.

And I can confirm from my personal experience just how significantly your quality of life can improve when your sleep cycle does.

So how can you improve your own sleep schedule and quality?

Today, we’re sharing an audio read of our advice-packed article on getting better sleep with six key tips. ✅

Listen on the go, and start getting better sleep tonight. 💤

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Dr. Michael Ruscio updated their address. 07/28/2021

Dr. Michael Ruscio updated their address.

Dr. Michael Ruscio updated their address.

Dr. Michael Ruscio updated their address. 07/28/2021

Dr. Michael Ruscio updated their address.

Dr. Michael Ruscio updated their address.

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Do YOU practice mindfulness? >>>

Mindfulness practices can be incredibly powerful for healing and wellbeing. 🧘
Mindfulness is usually associated with meditation…

… but there are all kinds of different techniques.

Whether it’s regular meditation, visualization, or just taking a few seconds to focus on your breath, I want to know…

… do you have a mindfulness practice?
Has it helped you?
In what ways?

Let me know in the comments 👇👇👇👇

Do YOU practice mindfulness? >>>

Mindfulness practices can be incredibly powerful for healing and wellbeing. 🧘
Mindfulness is usually associated with meditation…

… but there are all kinds of different techniques.

Whether it’s regular meditation, visualization, or just taking a few seconds to focus on your breath, I want to know…

… do you have a mindfulness practice?
Has it helped you?
In what ways?

Let me know in the comments 👇👇👇👇

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Does chiropractic care WORK? >>>

On today’s podcast episode, I speak with Dr. Devin Waterman, the chiropractor I actually see for my own aches and pains.

He helps to answer some common questions about chiropractic care…

… and we share our thoughts about the field as a whole.

We cover…
👉 What to look for (and avoid) in a chiropractor
👉 What the research says & research challenges
👉 How chiropractic and musculoskeletal care works
👉 Common imbalances that chiropractic care can help with
👉 And more

If you’ve been considering pursuing chiropractic care, give this episode a listen for some helpful insights and tips.
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Does chiropractic care WORK? >>>

On today’s podcast episode, I speak with Dr. Devin Waterman, the chiropractor I actually see for my own aches and pains.

He helps to answer some common questions about chiropractic care…

… and we share our thoughts about the field as a whole.

We cover…
👉 What to look for (and avoid) in a chiropractor
👉 What the research says & research challenges
👉 How chiropractic and musculoskeletal care works
👉 Common imbalances that chiropractic care can help with
👉 And more

If you’ve been considering pursuing chiropractic care, give this episode a listen for some helpful insights and tips.
https://buff.ly/3kPs0r7

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Did you know a combo of THESE gut supplements can help IBS-D?

A recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (the highest quality kind of study) found that a mix of probiotics was effective at helping people with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D).

The study included 31 females and 17 males between 26 and 57 years old. All of them had moderate to severe IBS-D.

For eight weeks, about half of the participants took a placebo while the others took a probiotic containing 5 billion CFU of these 3 types of bacteria:
👉 Lactobacillus (multiple species)
👉 Bifidobacterium (multiple species)
👉 Streptococcus thermophilus

At the end of the trial, the probiotic group had greater improvements than the placebo group in:
✅ Total IBS symptoms
✅ Abdominal pain
✅ Quality of life

Both groups had a few events of headaches and gassiness, but these may have been related to IBS itself.
Therefore, the probiotic supplement was considered both safe and effective for treating IBS-D.

If you suffer from IBS-D, this research is good news! If you’d like more support, check out an article I wrote describing a step-by-step treatment plan for IBS-D that includes probiotics.
Learn more: https://buff.ly/3epqJ6f

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Is colon hydrotherapy EFFECTIVE? >>>

Colon hydrotherapy is a popular alternative treatment aimed at improving digestion, detox, and overall health.

So how does colon hydrotherapy work… and should you try it?

In today’s article, we answer these and more questions about colonics, colon cleanses, and colon hydrotherapy.

We’ll cover…
👉 How colon hydrotherapy works
👉 What the research says about colonics
👉 Potential risks and downsides of colon hydrotherapy
👉 Other science-based treatments to improve digestive health and overall wellness

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Is colon hydrotherapy EFFECTIVE? >>>

Colon hydrotherapy is a popular alternative treatment aimed at improving digestion, detox, and overall health.

So how does colon hydrotherapy work… and should you try it?

In today’s article, we answer these and more questions about colonics, colon cleanses, and colon hydrotherapy.

We’ll cover…
👉 How colon hydrotherapy works
👉 What the research says about colonics
👉 Potential risks and downsides of colon hydrotherapy
👉 Other science-based treatments to improve digestive health and overall wellness

Check out the article now to learn more:
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LAST call… reset your gut today >>>

Last chance to save 15% OFF Elemental Heal…

… Any variation, any flavor.

Choose from whey free, low-carb, original, chocolate, vanilla, and peach. ✅

If you’re struggling with symptoms related to your gut, Elemental Heal is a great place to start and something I regularly recommend for my patients.

PS: Peach is a huge hit, try it today! 🍑

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LAST call… reset your gut today >>>

Last chance to save 15% OFF Elemental Heal…

… Any variation, any flavor.

Choose from whey free, low-carb, original, chocolate, vanilla, and peach. ✅

If you’re struggling with symptoms related to your gut, Elemental Heal is a great place to start and something I regularly recommend for my patients.

PS: Peach is a huge hit, try it today! 🍑

Shop now:
https://buff.ly/3ikbNY8

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Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? >>>

Because he didn’t have the guts! 😅

Don’t be like this skeleton.

Have the guts. The really healthy and optimized guts.

Nurture your gut and optimize your health today.

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Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? >>>

Because he didn’t have the guts! 😅

Don’t be like this skeleton.

Have the guts. The really healthy and optimized guts.

Nurture your gut and optimize your health today.

Take 15% OFF our scientifically supported gut healing shake today.

Available in delicious tasting peach as well as chocolate and vanilla. 🍑

👉 Whey-free, low-carb, and original are all available to you by popular demand to best support your needs.

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We’re HIRING 🎉>>>
Are you highly organized and interested in joining our team?

We’re excited to be hiring for the following roles…
👉Web Content Supervisor (Remote)
👉Customer Service Agent (Remote)
👉Communications Specialist (Remote)

Why work with us?
✅ Your voice is valued and important. Your feedback will be encouraged and acted upon.
✅ Each team member contributes to the landscape and productivity of our team through creativity and enthusiasm.
✅ Our mission is reflected in all of the work we do. We are working to improve functional and integrative medicine to be more effective and accessible for people across the globe. Your work and presence are an integral part of this mission.

We’re looking for self-starters who are intimately familiar with what we do and who are excited to join us.

If this sounds like you, apply now at the links below!
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Performance strategies for YOUR life >>>

On today’s podcast, I’m excited to share my fascinating conversation with coach PJ Nestler from XPT (@xptlife).

At XPT, breath, movement, mindset, nutrition, and connection are integrated into a holistic lifestyle training system for anyone and everyone.

When you hear “performance”, you may think of elite athletes. 🏋️‍♂️

But PJ shares how you can look at everything in your life as performance…

… and actively improve your wellbeing with performance habits and principles no matter where you’re starting from and what your goals are. ✅

We talk about…
👉 The importance of breath, mindset, connection, movement, and nutrition for overall health
👉 Strategies for adapting your response to fear and anxiety
👉 How to use extreme stressors like heat and cold therapy… without overdoing it
👉 The role of self-talk and self-compassion
👉 Tips for recovery

Listen to the episode now to learn more:
https://buff.ly/3wNEp1g

Performance strategies for YOUR life >>>

On today’s podcast, I’m excited to share my fascinating conversation with coach PJ Nestler from XPT (@xptlife).

At XPT, breath, movement, mindset, nutrition, and connection are integrated into a holistic lifestyle training system for anyone and everyone.

When you hear “performance”, you may think of elite athletes. 🏋️‍♂️

But PJ shares how you can look at everything in your life as performance…

… and actively improve your wellbeing with performance habits and principles no matter where you’re starting from and what your goals are. ✅

We talk about…
👉 The importance of breath, mindset, connection, movement, and nutrition for overall health
👉 Strategies for adapting your response to fear and anxiety
👉 How to use extreme stressors like heat and cold therapy… without overdoing it
👉 The role of self-talk and self-compassion
👉 Tips for recovery

Listen to the episode now to learn more:
https://buff.ly/3wNEp1g

Dr. Michael Ruscio updated their information in their About section. 07/20/2021

Dr. Michael Ruscio updated their information in their About section.

Dr. Michael Ruscio updated their information in their About section.

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Take 15% OFF Elemental Heal >>>

By now, many of you have successfully implemented Elemental Heal as part of your health regimen.

Whether you use it as a short term reset (2-4 days) to give your gut a break and a chance to heal…

… or longer term to address SIBO…

… Elemental Heal is the most effective, scientifically supported, and best tasting way to help your gut get on track and heal. ✅

Elemental Heal is pre-digested and serves as a complete meal replacement to give your gut a break and reduce the exposure of harmful irritants.

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Take 15% OFF Elemental Heal >>>

By now, many of you have successfully implemented Elemental Heal as part of your health regimen.

Whether you use it as a short term reset (2-4 days) to give your gut a break and a chance to heal…

… or longer term to address SIBO…

… Elemental Heal is the most effective, scientifically supported, and best tasting way to help your gut get on track and heal. ✅

Elemental Heal is pre-digested and serves as a complete meal replacement to give your gut a break and reduce the exposure of harmful irritants.

Shop now for 15% OFF:
https://buff.ly/3wNF1ni

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What health trend are you TIRED of? >>>

Trends pop up in health, wellness, and Functional Medicine all the time.

From specialized diets and supplements to fitness protocols and lab tests, there’s always something getting attention.

But these trends are not always rooted in evidence or reason, and they can sometimes distract from the big picture.

I want to hear from you… which health and wellness trends are you tired of hearing about?

Let me know in the comments 👇👇👇👇

What health trend are you TIRED of? >>>

Trends pop up in health, wellness, and Functional Medicine all the time.

From specialized diets and supplements to fitness protocols and lab tests, there’s always something getting attention.

But these trends are not always rooted in evidence or reason, and they can sometimes distract from the big picture.

I want to hear from you… which health and wellness trends are you tired of hearing about?

Let me know in the comments 👇👇👇👇

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Do COLONICS really work? >>>

Anecdotally, some people have found that colonics can help to improve constipation and other digestive issues.

But the benefits of colonics are not supported by research, and this approach might miss the mark when it comes to gut health. ❌

In today’s new article, we break down everything you need to know about colonics…

… and what you can do to improve constipation, dysbiosis, SIBO, and other digestive issues.

NEW: Prefer to listen? 🎧
The complete article is also available as an audio read so that you can listen and learn on the go.

Read OR listen to the article now:
https://buff.ly/3ew9TT7

Do COLONICS really work? >>>

Anecdotally, some people have found that colonics can help to improve constipation and other digestive issues.

But the benefits of colonics are not supported by research, and this approach might miss the mark when it comes to gut health. ❌

In today’s new article, we break down everything you need to know about colonics…

… and what you can do to improve constipation, dysbiosis, SIBO, and other digestive issues.

NEW: Prefer to listen? 🎧
The complete article is also available as an audio read so that you can listen and learn on the go.

Read OR listen to the article now:
https://buff.ly/3ew9TT7

Photos from Dr. Michael Ruscio's post 07/18/2021

Do you know how to treat THIS common gut disorder without using pharmaceutical drugs?

A recent study listed the following evidence-based guidelines for treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) naturally:
✅ Try a low FODMAP diet but stop if symptoms don’t improve in 4 weeks.
✅ If symptoms improve, slowly reintroduce higher FODMAP foods.
✅ Try probiotics for at least 8 weeks and stop if they don’t help.
✅ For mild to moderate IBS with constipation, try soluble fiber (oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus, carrots, barley, and psyllium).
✅ They could neither recommend nor oppose a gluten-free diet.
✅ Gluten sensitivity testing (HLA DQ) is NOT helpful for determining whether to try a gluten-free diet.
✅ Neither breath testing for lactose malabsorption nor avoiding lactose are recommended.
✅ If you think you’re lactose-intolerant but tested negative for it, try a milk-free trial to find out whether something other than the lactose in milk is an issue.
✅ Taking lactase enzymes is NOT recommended.
✅ Try peppermint oil to improve overall symptoms and abdominal pain.
✅ Exercise regularly to improve symptoms, especially constipation.
✅ If you’ve tried pharmaceuticals for a year but they don’t help, or if your IBS causes mental distress, try gut-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or hypnotherapy.
✅ F***l material transplantation is NOT recommended.

If you struggle with IBS and are exploring alternative treatments, including CBD products, take a look at an article I wrote to explain the research and safety of CBD for IBS.
Learn more: https://buff.ly/3qXRSCm

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