The Truth About Adrenal Fatigue

Ep 61 (2)
In this week’s episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we tackle a new topic all about Adrenal Health. We go over its function, how the adrenals work, symptoms, how to test and assess the adrenal glands, and related hormones. We need to know all of these in order to give our clients the proper lifestyle, diet, tests, and nutrients they need for their adrenals, so they can live a fully optimized life.


Why is the Adrenal Gland Important?
It is a part of the Sympathetic Nervous System which produces hormones that help the ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ reflex to keep you safe when in danger or under stress. The adrenals mobilize resources required to keep us safe and then recover and repair.

‘Adrenal Fatigue’
I look at it as “Adrenal Dysfunction” or HPA Axis Dysfunction (Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Axis). It is found that with better testing, we can analyze the adrenals on a deeper level to evaluate our clients and what we can do to support and normalize their adrenals.

Factors that can Affect the Adrenals
Chronic stress, inflammation, autoimmune condition, food sensitivities, obesity or low-grade infections trigger the body and lead to imbalance. This can make way for chronic viral infections or bacterial infections in the body. Physiological changes can also trigger the adrenals – Toxins found in the air, water, our food, and even the day-to-day products we use like make-up and body care products. It is important to know about all these details so we can get stress off our clients’ adrenals.



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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.