This week I’m chatting with Dr. Michael Ruscio, functional medicine doctor, gut health expert, and the author of Healthy Gut, Healthy You. In this episode, Dr. Ruscio shares his personal story of how he became interested in gut health and functional medicine. He talks about why it’s so important to start with the gut when addressing health concerns, the dangers of strict dietary protocols, and how to mitigate the effects of antibiotics. He also explains all about probiotics – the different types, what to look for, and his favorite brands. We discuss SIBO and its causes, the low FODMAP diet and keto, and what “low carb” means. We also discuss hydrogen sulfide SIBO and sulfur intolerance, histamine intolerance, and how to know if you have SIFO. Dr. Ruscio explains the connection between exercise and gut health, as well as how fertility is linked to gut health.
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I’m so excited to be partnering with Just Thrive Probiotic & Antioxidant to bring you this podcast episode! Just Thrive Probiotic & Antioxidant is the first 100% spore-forming probiotic that arrives alive in the intestines naturally. It helps to support optimal gut health, digestive health, immune health, and delivers antioxidants. I’ve noticed a huge difference in both my digestion and overall health since using it regularly, and I recommend it to all of my clients. The strains in Just Thrive were recently proven in a published study to begin to heal leaky gut in just 30 days! Head to bit.ly/justthrivecrw to learn more about this research-based probiotic and to place an order!
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Ready to dive into the paleo diet and lifestyle as a woman? Christina’s Paleo Women Lifestyle Program is now available as a SELF-STUDY course! If you’re looking to finally reach your health and wellness goals and optimize your health as a woman, this is the answer for you. Modules cover the basics of nutrition, the paleo diet, macronutrients, and building balanced meals, cooking and grocery shopping hacks, the top health mistakes women make, balancing hormones, and getting the rest of your healthy lifestyle in check when it comes to stress, fitness, sleep, body image, and more. If you choose to sign up for the self-study version of the program, you’ll get access to all course modules and PDFs, but you won’t have access to the private FB group or the live video calls. You can upgrade to the full version of the course that includes the FB group and live video coaching calls any time a new group is running! Head to bit.ly/paleowomenlifestyle to learn the details!
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Christina’s latest ebook, #NoSugarNoProblems: A Lovely Collection of Paleo Sweetener-Free Desserts, is now available! This ebook is filled with 30 paleo desserts (with plenty of vegan options) that are free of all sugar and sugar substitutes – cookies, brownies, cupcakes, puddings, milkshakes, cheesecake, cream pie, and more! No sugar, no stevia, no xylitol, no maple syrup, no honey, no erythritol, no bananas, and no dates! This is perfect for anyone who is on the Candida diet, ketogenic, low-carb, diabetic, low-FODMAP, paleo, primal, vegetarian, vegan, or just looking to limit their sugar intake! You can get your copy at christinathechannel.com under “ebooks” or at bit.ly/nosugarnoproblems. Use the code “wellnessrealness” for 20% off!
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