Tue, 17 July 2018
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Stu: This week we welcome Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo to the show. Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is fiercely committed to transforming our current broken disease-care system into a true health care system where each and every practitioner is skilled at finding the root cause of health challenges and using ancient healing wisdom married with modern scientific research to restore balance.
As the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, Dr. Ritamarie specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore balance to hormones with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal, and insulin imbalances. Her practitioner training programs empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health concerns by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the master controller.
Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Computer Science, and she has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program.
Dr. Ritamarie is also a certified living foods chef, instructor, and coach, and she has trained and certified hundreds of others in the art of using palate-pleasing, whole fresh food as medicine. As a certified HeartMath® provider, Dr. Ritamarie is passionate about using HeartMath® techniques to guide clients and reduce the negative impact of stress on their health.
A best-selling author, speaker, and internationally recognized nutrition and women’s health authority with over 23 years of clinical experience, Dr. Ritamarie offers online courses, long-distance coaching and counseling, and deeply empowering and informative live events.
Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Nutritional Perspectives, Natural Awakenings, Purely Delicious, and many other national magazines as well as countless online publications.
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00:44 This week I'm excited to welcome Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo. Dr. Ritamarie has a chiropractor, nutritionist, and nutritional endocrinology specialists. She educates those who want to understand and attack the root cause of their health issues to resolve, rather than take pills or trendy diets to mask the problem. In this episode, we discuss the issues of stress from feeling tired and wired to the tools, tips, and strategies to eliminate brain fog and boost energy. Dr. Ritamarie also shares a 2-minute breathing tip that can really change your day. Anyway enough from me, let's get into the show.
01:25 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo to the show today. Good morning Dr. Ritamarie, how are you?
01:25 Good afternoon.
01:35 Good afternoon. I've said that every single time in different parts of the world. Loving the backdrop as well. I have to say for everybody that's listening or watching us on video version, yeah, it's definitely where we want to be today. First up, for everybody out there that may not be familiar with your work, I would love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, what you do and perhaps why you do it.
02:04 Yeah, absolutely. I am passionate about helping people to regain their energy, their vitality, and to be the best of themselves so that they can live the life they were intended. I so often see people struggling and suffering and saddling basically for not really living the life that they want to because they're exhausted, their brain fogged, they'd just feel out of balance and out of sorts. I also am so passionate about changing the way the system works because I think a lot of it is because we're brainwashed from the time we're little that you have an ache or pain, you go to the doctor, you get a pill, and it takes care of it. As you age, you get frail and slow down and all that kind of stuff, and we expect that so we get it.
02:51 I think that our system needs to change. I also train health practitioners in the art of using nutrition to affect endocrinology and, use holistic and functional medicine techniques, and to do that in a big part is empowering people. It's what I call self-empowered healthcare. Why am I so passionate about that is I lost my own health when I was in my 20s when time of your life when you think you're at your peak. I was able to regain it, not through Western medicine, but through the kind of work that I now do, which is in nutrition and functional medicine.
03:24 I also lost three very close to actually more than three, but three extremely close family members; my mother, my father, and my sister to what I think were preventable illnesses, but their doctors didn't know what to tell them to do to change their diet and lifestyle.
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