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Love & Guts

Mar 29, 2020

#147 Firstly, how are you? It's a rather surreal time in our world at the moment and I hope that you are keeping safe and sane. As mentioned in the last episode I will not dedicate all of my upcoming podcast episodes to Covid - 19. I feel it's important to have platforms where we can fill our brains, mind and body with content other than Covid-19.

If you are after some informative podcasts and webinars on covid-19 I recommend Chris Kresser, Gregg Braddon and even Patrick Mckeown. They have some practical and easily accessible tools to help keep the calm and support the self, mind and body during these times.

So on that note, let me introduce my podcast guest. Dr Micheal Ruscio. Michael Ruscio is a doctor of natural medicine, Doctor of Chiropractic, clinical researcher and author whose practical ideas on healing chronic illness have made him an influential voice in functional and alternative medicine. His work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and he speaks at integrative medical conferences across the globe. Dr. Ruscio also runs an influential website and podcast at, in addition to his clinical practice located in northern California.

In this episode we cover

  • If SIBO exists
  • What is SIBO not
  • How do we currently test for SIBO
  • What are the testing pitfalls and how do we avoid them
  • Why is SIBO treatment not necessary for all who have SIBO
  • Are SIBO treatments effective
  • Dr Ruscio’s recommendation to practitioners who may be overzealous with SIBO investigation
  • It’s always interesting to get a different view from practitioners and while at times I was challenged personally I do appreciate having these conversations and the different insight. Make sure you listen to next week’s podcast (or the one after) where some of these views may yet again be challenged.