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  • 00:30

    Joe Tatta : Interview with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

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    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. 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.

  • 00:41

    Radio Show: Tying Together the Old and the New

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    The big picture of how all the pieces fit together for your life
    How to let go of what doesn’t serve you and embrace what does
    Tips on putting it all together


    The Winter Solstice is a magical season . . . one that marks the journey from this year to the next, journeys of the spirit from one world to the next, and the magic of birth, death, and rebirth. The longest night of the year (December 21 in the Northern hemisphere), is reborn as the start of the solar year and accompanied by festivals of light to mark the rebirth of the Sun.


    Join Dr. Ritamarie as she weaves the fates together to share how you can journey from this magical season into a rebirth of your new life.

  • 00:46

    Radio Show: Healthy Holiday Q&A: Dining with Others when Your Eating Habits Have

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    How to eat well while staying jolly
    Mindfulness tips to combat holiday stress
    The importance of remaining consistent with  holiday choices


    With holiday parties starting to be in full swing, many people are staying busy and eating on the go, or overindulging in sweet party treats.  And then there’s grandma’s sweet potato casserole or the family’s favorite gravy.  The holidays are filled with memories, but there are other things that fill those spaces.  The average person gains 5-10 pounds over the holiday season. But it doesn’t have to be that way…


    Join Dr. Ritamarie as she answers your questions on how to make smart food and drink decisions for yourself during the holidays.


    Dr. Ritamarie is the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, and has over 23 years of clinical experience as a functional medicine practitioner and clinical nutritionist.


     


     

  • 01:00

    Radio Show: The 7 Essentials for Achieving Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    What to eat and why for balanced blood sugar control
    The essentials of understanding how insulin effects your blood sugar levels
    The Essentials of Mindset and Lifestyle


    When you master your blood sugar, you’ll feel full of energy, cravings will subside, your weight will be controlled, your mood will stabilize, your memory will be better, and you will balance your hormones. Also, when you learn to balance your blood sugar you minimize your risk of blood sugar-related diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease.


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Dr. Jody Stanislaw as they discuss the food and lifestyle to help you balance your blood sugar, as well as the things you can do to avoid feeling moody, irritable, hungry, have cravings, experience poor concentration, or gain weight from imbalanced blood sugar.


    Dr. Jody Stanislaw received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from one of the best holistic medical schools in the country, Bastyr University in Seattle. She works entirely via phone with patients all around the country.

  • 01:14

    Radio Show: An Interview with Donna Gates: Gene Smart Diet [Encore Presentation]

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    The impact of your genes on your gut flora
    Why the one-size-fits-all diet doesn’t work, and how to customize yours based on your genetics
    The alphabet soup of genes that impact digestion and food effects – NERF-2, FUT, VDR, NAT, TAS1r3, MTHFR, and much more


    When it comes to choosing what to eat, the literature is fraught with confusing research, statistics, and recommendations.  Proponents of a variety of diet “religions” purport to have the perfect diet for all of human kind.  Studies contradict themselves, and hot-under-the-collar debates separate diet factions. Confusion and overwhelm abounds, and, for many, it results in just giving up and eating what tastes good.


    But what if instead of following a particular diet religion, you could, based on factors in your genetics, make smart food choices based on what’s best for your unique biochemistry?


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Donna Gates, of The Body Ecology Diet, as they help you understand about genetics with relationship to food choices.  This is what a brand new science called nutrigenomics is all about.

  • 01:11

    Radio Show: What the Gut Microbiome Has to Do With Anxiety

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     In this show you'll learn:



    What gut microbes have to do with anxiety
    What the direct evidence is these gut microbes affect the brain
    How we can affect the gut microbiome and the immune system


    The gut and brain have a steady ability to communicate via the nervous system, hormones, and the immune system. Some of the microbiome can release neurotransmitters, just like our own neurons do, speaking to the brain in its own language via the vagus nerve.


    Join Dr. Ritamarie as she discusses that the gut is a terrific place to start helping you be as healthy, resilient, and robust as you have evolved to be.


    Dr. Ritamarie is the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, and has over 23 years of clinical experience as a functional medicine practitioner and clinical nutritionist.

  • Radio Show: Specific Benefits of Five Probiotic Bacteria and the Best Ways to Us

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    What are ‘probiotic’ bacteria
    Are the same bacteria good for everyone
    What are some examples of bacteria that are particularly helpful for certain people


    Background:


    For most people, the mention of probiotics conjures up images of yogurt. But don’t dismiss the microbes as a marketing gimmick or food fad. The latest probiotic research suggests that live-active cultures of these friendly bacteria can help to prevent and treat a wide variety of ailments.


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Steph Jackson as they discuss what bacteria are right for you and the best ways for you to use them.


    If you are ready to go deep with your digestive health and you need more than slippery elm, you will enjoy working with Steph Jackson. Steph loves customizing balancing programs for the microbiome, working with fermented foods and looking at how the body systems work together.

  • 00:30

    Radio Show: There's Nothing Sexy About Digestive Problems [Encore Presentation]

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    Digestive problems are practically an epidemic in today’s world of fast food, antibiotics, and hormone-fed meat. Low energy, digestive troubles, brain fog, and sinus problems are just a few of the many health woes people suffer. Health starts and is maintained in the gut.


    According to Hippocrates, ‘the father of medicine’, “All disease begins in the gut.”  Digestive disorders are more than just a nuisance. They are downright dangerous. Chronic gut issues can contribute to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, suicide, and a host of other serious conditions.


    So how do you know if you have digestive issues that need attention?  If you’re bloated, gassy, or have gut pain, it’s obvious.


    This week, Dr. Ritamarie reveals the less subtle symptoms of digestive issue and the root cause behind them. It's not what you think!

  • Radio Show: Gut Hormones and the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of the Nervous System

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    How leptin has an effect beyond appetite control
    Fat cells on fire—how to tame the inflammation
    Why practices like meditation HeartMath are key for weight loss


    Background:


    Many people who have struggled to lose weight and keep it off suspect there’s more to it than simply eating less, and resist the notion that failure is simply a matter of not trying hard enough. The fact that two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese suggest it’s a more complex situation.  One component of the complexity is the influence of appetite hormones. During the past few decades, researchers have identified numerous hormones that play a role in overall appetite control


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Mike Mutzel as they discuss how brain and gut hormones impact eating behavior and weight loss efforts.


    Mike has an B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University and is completing his M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP)

  • Radio Show: You Change Your Body Chemistry Every Time You Eat [Encore Presentati

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    What does food have anything to do with pain
    Why not to just use drugs to manage pain
    How to manage your pain


    Background:


    Chronic pain is a growing problem, one that affects more people than before, with increasing severity; and now there are new types of pain that are unresponsive to conventional therapies. There is a growing body of scientific literature explaining the mechanisms of pain and how we experience it. But despite more research and knowledge, there are still people with a confusing collections of symptoms that defy explanation. For these people, chronic pain is just one piece of a complex puzzle that is the healthy human body.


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Heather Tick, MD, as they discuss ways to seek to help people get through the ins and outs of pain treatment and management
     

  • 00:56

    Radio Show: How Your Gut May Guide the Workings of Your Brain

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    How bacteria in your digestive system may influence your moods, behavior, and feelings
    The real truth about how the way you digest your food influences your brain
    How your stomach acid affects the chemical communication system in your brain


    Background:


    If you’ve ever “gone with your gut” to make a decision or felt “butterflies in your stomach” when nervous, you’re likely getting signals from an unexpected source: your second brain.  Hidden in the walls of the digestive system, this “brain in your gut” is revolutionizing medicine’s understanding of the links between digestion, mood, health, and even the way you think.


    Scientists call this little brain the enteric nervous system (ENS). And it’s not so little. The ENS is two thin layers of more than 100 million nerve cells lining your gastrointestinal tract from esophagus to rectum.


    Dr. Ritamarie is the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, and has over 23 years of clinical experience as a functional medicine practitioner and clinical nutritionist