116 episodes

Reinvent Healthcare is a podcast that provides support, insight, and cutting edge information for health and wellness practitioners passionately committed to transforming our broken, disease-focused, healthcare system.

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, your host and founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, shares her 30 plus years of clinical experience using science-based, nutritional and natural approaches for successfully correcting the imbalances that lead to chronic disease. Her vast knowledge, infectious energy, and love for all things geeky will provide listeners with the kind of insights and information found nowhere else. Her commitment to and success in supporting the body's own ability to heal makes her a proven leader in the field of functional healthcare.

An internationally recognized nutrition and women’s health authority, Dr. Ritamarie’s goal is to provide practitioners with the knowledge and tools needed to guide their clients to optimal, lasting health. Reinvent Healthcare provides that rare opportunity to thoroughly explore complicated issues. Dr. Ritamarie and expert guests will devote an entire month to a complex health topic, focusing on specific aspects each week. In the final episode, she will respond to questions submitted by her listeners, making Reinvent Healthcare a uniquely interactive and personal experience.

Dr. Ritamarie leads the way in the exploration and use of proven, science-backed, restorative therapeutics that go well beyond treating symptoms and get to the root cause of disease. Using diet, exercise, adaptogens, fasting, intermittent fasting, effective and directed supplementation, blood sugar and ketone testing, vitamin and mineral analysis, and herbal therapy, Dr. Ritamarie proves repeatedly that our bodies have an innate wisdom to heal when supported properly.

A self-proclaimed geek with a gift for teaching, Dr. Ritamarie will use nutritional endocrinology, nutrigenomics, epigenetics, functional assessments, and comprehensive lab testing, to take a deep dive into the science behind stubborn, yet common conditions such as inflammation, diabetes, food allergies, parasites, hair loss, hyper and hypo thyroidism, insulin dysregulation, autoimmune disease, Alzheimer's, adrenal fatigue, metabolic imbalance, gluten sensitivity, and microbiome/GI tract issues. She will also explore recognized but lesser known holistic approaches that are moving to the forefront of the wellness industry.

Be sure to join Dr. Ritamarie and Reinvent Healthcare each week, your go-to podcast for finding solutions to a broken system, one success story at a time.

More about your host Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a best-selling author and speaker known for her extensive knowledge, infectious energy, and inspirational message that encourages individuals to become their own best health advocate. She is an internationally recognized nutrition and health authority who specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore hormone balance with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to 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 body's 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’s in Human Nutrition, has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has a master's degree in Computer Science, which contributes to her skills as an ace problem solver.

To explore her life-changing programs and receive a free guide to Hormone Balance, or for more information about Dr. Ritamarie, please visit her website at https://drritamarie.com.

ReInvent Healthcare Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Reinvent Healthcare is a podcast that provides support, insight, and cutting edge information for health and wellness practitioners passionately committed to transforming our broken, disease-focused, healthcare system.

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, your host and founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, shares her 30 plus years of clinical experience using science-based, nutritional and natural approaches for successfully correcting the imbalances that lead to chronic disease. Her vast knowledge, infectious energy, and love for all things geeky will provide listeners with the kind of insights and information found nowhere else. Her commitment to and success in supporting the body's own ability to heal makes her a proven leader in the field of functional healthcare.

An internationally recognized nutrition and women’s health authority, Dr. Ritamarie’s goal is to provide practitioners with the knowledge and tools needed to guide their clients to optimal, lasting health. Reinvent Healthcare provides that rare opportunity to thoroughly explore complicated issues. Dr. Ritamarie and expert guests will devote an entire month to a complex health topic, focusing on specific aspects each week. In the final episode, she will respond to questions submitted by her listeners, making Reinvent Healthcare a uniquely interactive and personal experience.

Dr. Ritamarie leads the way in the exploration and use of proven, science-backed, restorative therapeutics that go well beyond treating symptoms and get to the root cause of disease. Using diet, exercise, adaptogens, fasting, intermittent fasting, effective and directed supplementation, blood sugar and ketone testing, vitamin and mineral analysis, and herbal therapy, Dr. Ritamarie proves repeatedly that our bodies have an innate wisdom to heal when supported properly.

A self-proclaimed geek with a gift for teaching, Dr. Ritamarie will use nutritional endocrinology, nutrigenomics, epigenetics, functional assessments, and comprehensive lab testing, to take a deep dive into the science behind stubborn, yet common conditions such as inflammation, diabetes, food allergies, parasites, hair loss, hyper and hypo thyroidism, insulin dysregulation, autoimmune disease, Alzheimer's, adrenal fatigue, metabolic imbalance, gluten sensitivity, and microbiome/GI tract issues. She will also explore recognized but lesser known holistic approaches that are moving to the forefront of the wellness industry.

Be sure to join Dr. Ritamarie and Reinvent Healthcare each week, your go-to podcast for finding solutions to a broken system, one success story at a time.

More about your host Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a best-selling author and speaker known for her extensive knowledge, infectious energy, and inspirational message that encourages individuals to become their own best health advocate. She is an internationally recognized nutrition and health authority who specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore hormone balance with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to 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 body's 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’s in Human Nutrition, has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has a master's degree in Computer Science, which contributes to her skills as an ace problem solver.

To explore her life-changing programs and receive a free guide to Hormone Balance, or for more information about Dr. Ritamarie, please visit her website at https://drritamarie.com.

    From Carnivore to Herbivore: Exploring the Science Behind Diet Choices

    From Carnivore to Herbivore: Exploring the Science Behind Diet Choices

    In this episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we explore the difference in protein in various diets. So many people are debating which type of diet is best, but what are they actually comparing? We'll explore the various aspects of different diets, what we should be looking at when discussing diets and the needs of our clients, and considerations to use in order to get the best results for our patients and clients. Listen to the full episode to learn more. 
    Key Points:
    Nutritional Superiority of Plant-Based Proteins
    Plant-based proteins offer a denser nutritional profile compared to animal-based proteins. They provide a broader range of essential nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals per calorie, supporting overall health and disease prevention.
    Environmental Impact and Sustainability
    Plant-based proteins are more environmentally friendly and sustainable than animal-based proteins. They contribute to a lower environmental footprint by reducing land use, resource consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions, highlighting their ecological benefits.
    Customization and Health Considerations
    There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to protein intake. Although animal-based proteins are not discouraged, plant-based diets are a great source of proteins, vitamins, and minerals for optimal health. Personalized dietary approaches prioritize whole, organic plant foods as well as the health needs and culture to ensure adequate nutrient intake and address individual health needs.
    Important ReInvent Healthcare Links 
    Sign up to access Dr. Ritamarie's FREE Functional Food Guide here.Access Additional Resources for Practitioners ready to improve clinical outcomes through our Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner TrainingVisit the ReInvent Healthcare site to check out other podcast episodes and resources to support you in empowering your clients health recovery journeys

    • 23 min
    Navigating Protein Facts and Fiction

    Navigating Protein Facts and Fiction

    In this episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we examine the world of proteins and their role in human health. From building tissues to supporting immune function and enzyme activity, proteins are indispensable for our well-being. We'll explore the various aspects of proteins, including their sources, essential amino acids, and considerations to use in order to get the best results for our patients and clients. Listen to the full episode to learn more. 
    Key Points:
    The Role of Proteins in the Body
    Proteins serve as the fundamental building blocks of the human body, playing a myriad of vital roles in health and function. They are needed for the construction and repair of various tissues, including muscles, bones, skin, and the lining of the digestive system. Moreover, proteins form the foundation of enzymes, necessary  for biochemical reactions crucial for digestion. Additionally, proteins contribute to the synthesis of hormones, neurotransmitters, and transport molecules, underscoring their diverse and indispensable functions in maintaining overall health and bodily processes.
    Understanding Amino Acids
    Proteins, constructed from a complex array of amino acids, encompass 20+ identified variants, categorized into essential, non-essential, and conditionally essential types. While essential amino acids must be consumed in the diet due to the body's inability to produce them, non-essential amino acids are synthesized internally. Understanding individual amino acid requirements is important, accounting for factors such as impaired metabolic pathways, genetic predispositions, and overall health conditions, allows us to create nutritional strategies to optimize well-being and address specific needs effectively.

    The Power of balanced Protein Intake
    While animal proteins are commonly perceived as complete sources of protein, plant-based alternatives offer substantial nutritional advantages. Foods like lentils, lupini beans, broccoli, and kale not only provide notable protein content but also contribute additional essential nutrients to a balanced diet from vitamins and minerals to fiber. Functional practitioners should evaluate protein requirements considering individual factors such as activity level, body weight, metabolic health, recent illnesses or injuries, and dietary preferences, striving for an intake that is optimal without being excessive. By incorporating diverse plant protein sources into clients' nutritional plans, practitioners can promote overall health and wellness effectively.

    Important ReInvent Healthcare Links 
    Sign up to access Dr. Ritamarie's FREE Functional Food Guide here.Access Additional Resources for Practitioners ready to improve clinical outcomes through our Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner TrainingVisit the ReInvent Healthcare site to check out other podcast episodes and resources to support you in empowering your clients health recovery journeys

    • 36 min
    DNA to Diet: Crafting Personal Nutrition Plans with Joe Cohen of SelfDecode

    DNA to Diet: Crafting Personal Nutrition Plans with Joe Cohen of SelfDecode

    In this episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we dive into the world of personalized genetics with Joe Cohen, the founder and CEO of SelfDecode. SelfDecode empowers clients to understand their unique DNA and unlock its potential for optimizing personalized health and wellness. Join us as we explore the exciting world of genetic testing, learn how SelfDecode can help you take control of your health, and discuss the future of personalized medicine.
    Key Points:
    The Importance of Genetic Testing
    Genetic testing holds immense promise for revolutionizing healthcare. A personalized approach to precision health that includes genetic insights,could transform medicine from a reactive system to a proactive one. With the right tools and knowledge, genetic testing has the potential to empower clients to take charge of their health, optimize their well-being, and pave the way for a future of preventive and personalized medicine.
    Methodology of Polygenic Risk Scoring in Understanding Health Conditions
    Many diseases aren't caused by a single faulty gene, but rather a combination of smaller genetic variations. Polygenic risk scoring tackles this complexity by analyzing numerous genetic markers across your DNA. By considering these variations together, it creates a score that estimates your overall genetic susceptibility to a particular health condition. This approach provides a more nuanced picture than traditional genetic testing and can help identify clients at higher risk, allowing for earlier intervention, preventive measures, and personalized strategies.
    Analyzing Genes To Make Effective Health Recommendations
    Genetic testing offers a wealth of information, and translating it into actionable health advice requires validation. Environmental factors, lifestyle choices, and even interactions between different genes can significantly influence how genetic codes play out. To make effective recommendations, we have SelfDecode to validate these genetic predictions. 
    Important ReInvent Healthcare Links 
    Sign up to access Dr. Ritamarie's FREE Guide to Using Genetic Testing to Optimize Patient Outcomes here.For our invaluable genetics charts and video trainings, check out our Nutrigenomics Bundle here.And to go even more in-depth on Functional Nutrigenomics in Clinical Practice we suggest the digital videos and materials form our 3-day 2023 event which you can access here. Access Additional Resources for Practitioners ready to improve clinical outcomes through our Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner TrainingVisit the ReInvent Healthcare site to check out other podcast episodes and resources to support you in empowering your clients health recovery journeys
    Joe Cohen Links
    Visit the SelfDecode website here. Subscribe to Joe Cohen's YouTube channel here.Follow Joe Cohen on a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/65SXPB27auc7siWFOhZ5DK?si=03afd43b8b3a4b" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 58 min
    Why Understanding Physiology and Biochemistry Is Critical For Health Practitioners

    Why Understanding Physiology and Biochemistry Is Critical For Health Practitioners

    In today's episode, I talk about why understanding physiology and biochemistry is crucial for functional practitioners as it provides insight into the mechanisms of the human body at both macroscopic and molecular levels. This knowledge enables us to identify root causes of health issues, tailor personalized plans, and empower our clients to make informed decisions about their health journey. Make sure to listen to the full episode to learn more.
    Key Points:
    Cornerstones of Functional Medicine: Physiology and biochemistry serve as the bedrock upon which functional medicine is built. A thorough understanding of how the human body functions at both macroscopic and molecular levels is indispensable for understanding the connections between body systems. Functional Medicine Practitioners understand the “Why and How” these systems are connected to anatomy, emotions, nutrients, and more.. . The practitioners who grasp the intricacies of physiology and biochemistry can identify root causes of health issues and develop tailored, holistic, personalized plans for their clients.
    Personalized Care: One size does not fit all in functional medicine. Generic protocols may provide temporary relief, but true healing requires personalized care based on individual physiology and biochemistry. By understanding the unique biochemical pathways and physiological processes of each client, practitioners can craft customized interventions that address the underlying imbalances driving their symptoms. This personalized approach fosters long-term health and wellness outcomes.
    Empowering Patients: Knowledge is power, and in functional medicine, empowering patients to take control of their health is paramount. By educating clients about their body's physiology and biochemistry, practitioners enable them to make informed decisions about their health journey. Clients gain a deeper understanding of how lifestyle factors, nutrition, and environmental influences impact their health, empowering them to actively participate in their healing process.
    Important ReInvent Healthcare Links 
    Access Additional Resources for Practitioners ready to improve clinical outcomes through our Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner TrainingVisit the ReInvent Healthcare site to check out other podcast episodes and resources to support you in empowering your clients health recovery journeys

    • 20 min
    My Experience with Niacin

    My Experience with Niacin

    In this episode of ReInvent Healthcare, I share my personal journey with niacin supplementation and the things I learned along the way. Use this to grow your understanding of niacin and to better understand its nuanced effects, from its potential benefits in lowering Lipoprotein(a) levels to the unexpected pitfalls of high-dose administration. Make sure to listen to the full episode to learn more. 
    Key Points:
    Caution with High-Dose Niacin - I emphasize  the necessity of caution when considering high-dose niacin therapy. There are potential adverse effects in some people, including increased homocysteine, flushing and itching, and significant drops in blood pressure. This highlights client safety and thorough assessments before recommending niacin supplementation.Individual Health Factors -  I stress the importance of assessing methylation issues, high homocysteine levels, blood pressure irregularities, and other potential risk factors. By tailoring plans to each person’s unique profile, we as practitioners can mitigate potential adverse effects and optimize cardiovascular health outcomes.Holistic Approach to Cardiovascular Health - I advocate for a holistic approach to cardiovascular health, beyond reliance on niacin therapy alone. As a practitioner, beyond basic labs, it is crucial to  look at advanced lipid panels, genetics, electrolyte balance, and lifestyle factors. By adopting a comprehensive strategy, we can address underlying health imbalances and empower clients to achieve lasting wellness.

    Important ReInvent Healthcare Links 
    Access Additional Resources for Practitioners ready to improve clinical outcomes through our Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner TrainingVisit the ReInvent Healthcare site to check out other podcast episodes and resources to support you in empowering your clients health recovery journeysListen to other podcast episodes on Functional Food here

    • 18 min
    Foods For A Healthy Microbiome

    Foods For A Healthy Microbiome

    In this episode of ReInvent Healthcare, I tackle the importance of gut health and how the foods we  eat  affect the microbiome. You’ll learn about  how  probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics are critical to microbiome balance, and what  important foods our clients need in order to keep their gut flora healthy. I also explore how various health conditions can alter our approach to incorporating these foods and supplements. . 
    Interesting points you will learn in this episode:
    What exactly are prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics?What food and supplement changes can be used to support a healthy gut microbiomeWhat is microbiome in a nutshell?
    Important ReInvent Healthcare Links 
    Access Additional Resources for Practitioners ready to improve clinical outcomes through our Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner TrainingVisit the ReInvent Healthcare site to check out other podcast episodes and resources to support you in empowering your clients health recovery journeysListen to my episodes with Steph Jackson - Part 1, Part 2 for more details about microbiome balancing.Listen to other podcast episodes on Functional Food here

    • 23 min

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