michael-ruscio-Lecture1Dr. 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…

The Best Medical Tests for Managing IBD or IBS

7 thoughts on “The Best Medical Tests for Managing IBD or IBS

  • Hi Jini,

    I was wondering if you could provide us with a transcript of this interview. I am sometimes having a hard time hearing and understunding what the Dr. Says. Especially being a non-native English speaker. It would be really helpful!

    1. Hi S,

      Sorry for the trouble but we won’t be able to provide a transcript for this particular interview. However, here’s a brief summary of the tests that Dr. Ruscio does:

      1. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
      2. C-Reactive protein
      3. Lactoferrin

      He also recommends the SIBO Breath Test and a general parasitology stool test. I hope this helps!

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

    1. Hello Ws,

      The audio recording does not talk about treatment for SIBO, but rather the best medical tests for IBD and IBS. However, you can search on his website for his treatment recommendations: http://drruscio.com/
      Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.

      Kind Regards,
      Customer Care

  • Hi JIni,

    This was a fascinating listen. My first order of Absorb Plus arrived yesterday YAY!
    I am kicking off the IBD remission diet now and had a question around the Blastocystis Hominis parasite. Is there recommended 3 x 10 drops of Wild Oregano Oil enough to tackle this or do you recommend something else more targeted.

    Many thanks

    1. Hello Mark,

      Great to hear you got the Absorb Plus, we would love to hear how it goes for you. As for the parasite, we cannot say for on that particular parasite as we are not medical professionals. However, here is Jini’s recommendations for parasites: http://www.listentoyourgut.com/symptoms/27/intestinal-bleeding.html
      Jini does definitely recommend the good probiotics to build up the good bacteria when using the Wild Oregano Oil. We will actually have the Natren probiotics for sale within Australia soon. You can sign up on this site, if you have not already, for notification when our shoppe has opened in Australia: http://www.listentoyourgut.com.au/
      Please let us know if you have any other questions.

      Kind Regards,
      Customer Care

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