IBS, Autoimmunity, & Low Vitamin D!
Guest: Dr. Michael Ruscio
Is it me, or does it seem like autoimmunity comes up in just about every episode of the podcast these days?
This week’s autoimmune “discovery” is that the immune system can attack the cells responsible for keeping your digestive tract moving in the right direction — from mouth to the … well, you know what.
When that happens, you end up with a bad case of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, otherwise known as SIBO, responsible for all kinds of not-so-fun digestive complaints including 84% of IBS cases.
The rabbit hole just goes deeper and deeper every week, my friends!
On today’s episode of Underground Wellness Radio, our friend and Digestion Sessions presenter Dr. Michael Ruscio joins me for a fascinating discussion, including:
2:55 – From pre-law to pre-med: Dr. Ruscio shares his story of overcoming his own health challenges.
7:41 – The SIBO Cliffs Notes: a quick review of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
8:50 – The meaning of “motility” and why it might be the most important factor in a healthy gut.
16:42 – The breath test is the best test. How to check for small intestine bacterial overgrowth. Ask your doc!
21:20 – Hope for healing autoimmunity and what our ancestors can teach us about the body’s innate wisdom.
24:28 – The 3 things you need to be aware of if you want to turn off damage, heal your body, and avoid SIBO relapse.
27:17 – Is science “missing the boat” on the brain’s role in SIBO?
30:45 – SIBObesity: a real-life example of how SIBO could be majorly affecting your weight.
35:42 – How hungry bacteria in your gut may be overgrowing, “energy harvesting” and packing on extra pounds.
39:07 – Low Vitamin D levels? You gotta hear this.
47:25 – Dr. Ruscio prescribes some sun and supplementation to help keep you healthy.