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Episode Info: Joining us today is Dr. Michael Ruscio, author of his new book Healthy Gut, Healthy You. In this episode Ben and Tom dive into all things gut health. They talk in depth on how he diagnoses gut issues in his patients, lifestyle factors that contribute to GI distress & dietary approaches one should start with. He goes into detail on what leaky gut syndrome is and 3 things everyone should know about the microbiome. Find out why you should aim for a broad diet and listen to your body. Timestamps How does he first go about diagnosing potential gut issues for new patients coming to his practice? [1:05] What lifestyle factors contribute to GI distress and inflammation? [3:27] What dietary approaches does he recommend people start with? [7:50] Depending on someone’s symptoms, does he recommend a different intervention secondary to changing the diet? [11:36] How do you distinguish between leaky gut vs. microbiome dysbiosis? Should we be testing ourselves? [18:12] What is leaky gut and the causes of it? [24:03] If under a mass amount of stress, does the type of foods you eat matter? [30:39] What 3 things should EVERYONE know about the microbiome? [34:02] The differences between candida symptoms/protocol and a microbiome protocol. [38:45] [41:00] What is his favorite example of antimicrobial supplements? [43:37] Do we have an ideal scenario for what a healthy microbiome looks like? [44:33] What strategies can people with histamine levels implement to heal their gut? [47:52] What supplements are beneficial to one’s gut health? [50:41] How much is glyphosate playing a role in our microbiome health? [51:35] Are there daily strategies to mitigate your gut dysbiosis? [53:30] What supplements can alleviate high anxiety? [55:50] Do fermented foods add any value to one’s diet? [58:51] Featured Guest Dr. Michael Ruscio (@drruscio) • Instagram Website Book Related Links/Products Mentioned Controversies and Recent Developments of the Low-FODMAP Diet Starting the Low FODMAP Diet GA-map technology principle Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Gut microbiota role in irritable bowel syndrome: New therapeutic strategies Can probiotics help treat depression and anxiety? Probiotic use linked to improved symptoms of depression Herbal Therapy Is Equivalent to Rifaximin for the Treatment of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Shinrin-Yoku Forest Medicine Your Gut Bacteria Doesn't Like Junk Food—Even If You Do - Blue Zones Kids Who Grew Up on Farms Have Fewer Allergies: Study Low-Histamine Diet & Histamine Intolerance Guide Allergies? Probiotic combination may curb your symptoms, new study finds People Mentioned Robb Wolf (@dasrobbwolf) • Instagram  ...
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