Dr. Michael Ruscio is a functional medicine doctor who specializes in treating SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and balancing hormones. He has literally hundreds of clients with IBS or IBD, and he is an avid researcher.
Combine these aspects with the fact that he has walked his own healing journey of recovery from gut issues and imbalanced hormones and you have someone who is really focused on what works.
In this interview, I talk with Dr. Ruscio about which of the medical tests (blood, urine, saliva, stool) give you the biggest bang for your buck. And which ones may be interesting, but won’t really change your course of treatment, or make an impact on your efforts to heal yourself.
Dr. Ruscio provides you with detailed information you can then take to your own doctor, and important questions to ask when looking for a good doctor.
My favorite part of this teleseminar is when Dr. Ruscio talks about using certain tests to monitor the effectiveness of food reintroduction, or your attempts to expand your diet. These tests can give you a reliable indicator of whether you’ve moved too far, too fast, or whether all is good with your body and the changes you’re making.
Enjoy! And if you have any questions, or need clarification on anything, please post them below…