Jun 11, 2019
Gut health symptoms can look like thyroid hormone symptoms but
they're actually gut-driven symptoms. The challenge is that so many
symptoms are non-specific. You can be fatigued and depressed from a
gut issue or hypothyroidism. - Dr. Michael
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Are your gut health issues actually a thyroid
On Wellness Force Radio episode 278, doctor, clinical researcher
and best-selling author of Healthy Gut, Healthy
You, Dr. Michael Ruscio, returns
for the fourth time, to discuss the differences between thyroid
health and gut health, why there are so many misdiagnoses when it
comes to thyroid and dysbiosis, gut health testing and whether or
not some are necessary, and the first steps you can decipher
whether you have a gut or a thyroid problem with Dr. Ruscio's simple gut
Listen as Dr. Ruscio explains the deep misunderstanding
between systematic approaches and root healing causes of thyroid
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Listen To Episode 278 As Dr. Ruscio Uncovers:
- Differences between the gut and thyroid health.
- Why there are so many misdiagnoses when it comes to the thyroid
and the gut.
- How to tell whether or not someone has hyperthyroidism.
- The impact of over-diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and what the
problem could actually be instead.
- How diets such as Paleo and
Keto can impact the thyroid's health.
- Why taking TSH and 3T4 tests are the best way to know if you
truly have a problem with your thyroids if you're not on hormone
- The impact of nutrition on your body and how to begin really
tuning in and listening to what it's telling you.
- His stance against completely useless microbiome
mapping tests such as those from uBiome.
What publication bias is and why we should wait 6 months to a
year to collect data and understand the real effect of a new
The concerns of over-supplementation and why it might be good
to take a break from them from time to time.
- First steps you can take to decide whether or not you have a
gut or a thyroid problem including taking the gut quiz that Dr. Ruscio
offers on his website.
- Why it's so important for women to take their hormone balance into account if
they're experiencing thyroid problems and how natural, herbal
medicines can help.
- What the amino acid protein structures, MK 677 and BCP 157 are,
how they can help trigger different hormones to support the body,
and which sources are the best ones to buy from.
- The remarkable improvements he and his team have seen for
patients who had prior high levels of anxiety and depression
once they improved their gut health.
- How professionals can come together and respect one another
despite opposing viewpoints.
Josh Trent and Dr. Michael Ruscio
at Paleo f(x) 2019
Power Quotes From The Show
"I don't think there are certain foods that would just cause
thyroid dysfunction compared to inflaming your gut and just making
you generally unwell. However, there have been some completed
studies that show simply going on a Paleo diet can improve thyroid
function and immunity." - Dr. Michael Ruscio
"The primary cause of hyperthyroidism is autoimmunity. So, if
the primary regulator of your immune system, your small intestine,
and the primary cause of hyperthyroidism is autoimmunity and immune
imbalance, there's your connection. If you eat foods that irritate
your small intestine, that will likely rev up your immune system
and will make the autoimmune symptoms worse or conversely, if
you're eating foods that are healthy for your gut, you can see a
decrease." - Dr. Michael Ruscio
"If you're on a medication and you suspect that you were not
correctly diagnosed; especially if you saw an integrative,
progressive, or alternative provider, most models of misdiagnoses
are from these providers. These providers are not doing it with any
bad intention but you should always check your lab work from before
you went on thyroid hormone medication and if the lab range didn't
flag you high TSH and low T4, then there's a very high probability
that you don't need the medication that you're on. Now, don't do
anything else before the first meeting with a clinician who can
walk you through this and a conventional endocrinologist will
probably do a very good job with helping you discover what support
is best for you." - Dr. Michael Ruscio
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About Dr. Michael Ruscio
Dr. Ruscio’s best-selling book, Healthy Gut, Healthy
You, has paved the way for a ‘start with the gut’ philosophy
which has enabled doctors and patient to obtain improved outcomes
with minimal expense and effort.
He is leading the charge to make alternative medicine more
affordable, effective and practical, through a pragmatic
application of evidence-based therapies. Dr. Ruscio’s ability to
objectively analyze medical literature has made him a trusted voice
of reason, a voice he shares on his top-rated podcast and
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