Episode 217 – Dr. Michael Ruscio


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  1. Lissa
    March 20, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Is it possible to share the link the the article Dr. R spoke about regarding recent findings in a popular diagnostic testing lab?

  2. Brett
    March 21, 2014 at 8:10 am

    I might be blind, but I can’t find the show notes/transcripts. If I’m not blind, is it possible to get them?

    • Squatchy
      March 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      You’ll notice a link that says “Download a transcript of this episode here” below the download episode link, usually sometime between a few days to a week after the episode is released. Once the episode is complete and uploaded I send it to the transcription service, and it usually takes them a little while to send the transcript back.

  3. Amy B.
    March 21, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Very cool to hear Dr. Ruscio mention Jeff Moss. Dr. Moss was one of my professors in grad school! He was talking about the potential dangers of oversupplementation with calcium and folic acid years before I heard it from anyone else. He was up on the latest research and ahead of the curve on more than one important issue that has since come to light in nutrition science.

  4. Sean L Miran
    March 24, 2014 at 7:01 am

    I’m fairly certain from a couple of quick google searches that the articles on using N-Acetylcysteine as an anti-biofilm agent are all as topical preparations, not orally administered.

    • Michael Ruscio
      March 25, 2014 at 11:21 am

      Sean, that is not correct. There have been clinical trials using it orally.

      • Michael Ruscio
        March 25, 2014 at 11:25 am

        I am very careful to only state what is fact, if it is speculation I always make that known. Like I said in the interview, it has been uses in clinical trials http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23478248

        • Sean L Miran
          April 16, 2014 at 9:41 am

          I was not clear enough with my statement- The uses all appear to be through topical application-either orally to affect Pathogens in the GI tract or as topical preparations in vitro, or as an inhaled preparation for use on the respiratory mucosa( and that was a a mucolytic, not as an anti-biofilm agent). I wished to clarify those uses as distinct from NAC being absorbed through the GI tract in into the bloddsteream, and subsequently delivered to the affected tissues through the circulation.

  5. Bryce Lee
    March 25, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for a great discussion, gents. I’d love to get my hands on your source material regarding microvilli thickness being influenced by the presence of pathogens during development. Grazzi!

  6. Dave Mayo
    March 31, 2014 at 4:10 am

    This was a great episode, listened to it twice and went back to the older one and listened to that twice. Love it when Functional Medicine Docs are on the podcast.

  7. TNchickens
    April 8, 2014 at 5:39 am

    In your research/experience how does Biocidin act on biofilms?

    • Michael Ruscio
      April 10, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      Looks like a decent anti-microbial, but not many heavy hitters for biofilms. I dont use it in the clinic so I can’t comment first hand.

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