Adrenal Dysfunction and Sex Hormone Interaction

Ep 64
In this week’s episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we talk about the interactions between sex hormones and adrenal glands, what tests can be done and how to assess for dysfunctions so that we, as practitioners can recommend the best course of action that our clients can take in order to help them get well.


Cholesterol and Pregnenolone Steal
Not very many people are aware or remember that Cholesterol helps create the sex hormones. Cholesterol needs Vitamin B5 in order to get to the next step which is Pregnenolone. So what exactly is Pregnenolone Steal? Learn more in this episode.

Sex Hormone Imbalance and Adrenal Dysfunction
Sex Hormone Imbalance is very much related to Adrenal Dysfunction. That is why when you approach a client with a Sex Hormone Imbalance, you need to assess cortisol levels and get their stress and adrenal function under control.

The Importance of Cortisol
Cortisol plays an important role in stress response. If one is under a lot of stress, pregnenolone is going to be converted to cortisol, and lead to imbalances in sex hormones.  So it is  important to get stress under control in order to control libido and menstrual cycles. 


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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.