Dr. Michael Ruscio: Is Your Favorite Food Destroying Your Gut?- Ep. 26


How Food May Affect Your Body


“Using antibiotics instead of natural medicine is like dropping a bomb when you could have sent in a sniper team. Your immune system in the gut has been in red alert for so long that it ends up attacking everything, which can make you hyper sensitive and can even lead to an autoimmune disease.” – Dr. Michael Ruscio 


Many people spend years, even decades, suffering from symptoms like depression, heartburn and fatigue that can be traced back to the foods they eat. On today’s podcast with Dr. Michael Ruscio, we talk about how elimination diets and natural medicine can knock out these symptoms, as well as serious infections, while helping restore balance to your body.

Consuming foods you’re intolerant to can cause inflammation and damage to the lining of your intestines. Thankfully, the lining can be rebuilt after just a few days. But the rest of the body can take months to heal.


What Foods You Should Avoid


“Dietary interventions should always come first. If the symptoms are still present after 30 days, then it’s the right time to do some testing and find out if the infection is being adequately treated.” – Dr. Michael Ruscio


Dr. Ruscio, a practitioner of functional medicine, likes to put his patients on restricted diets to see which foods are causing trouble. He typically starts with telling patients to restrict these foods:

  • Gluten-containing grains.
  • Buckwheat, millet, and rice
  • Dairy
  • soy
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Nut shaped vegetables
  • High sugar foods, high processed foods

While encouraging them to eat more:

  • Meats + fish (that are low on the mercury chain)
  • Veggies
  • Fruits

If you think you might be intolerant to certain foods, or if you’d like to try an elimination diet just to see, you’re not going to want to miss this episode.




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