Evaluating Energy Metabolism on the DUTCH Test

Ep 30
In this episode, we delve into the DUTCH Test. What is it and how will it assist our energy and wellness? DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones. This functional testing dives deeper into identifying imbalances and using nutrition and lifestyle to restore clients’ health. Tune in to learn how to support your clients to build their energy levels, by encouraging patients to use these functional tests to identify imbalances. By using nutrition and lifestyle to restore your patients’ health, you will empower your clients to achieve their health and wellness goals.


  • [03:00] Some doctors will test blood cortisol levels, usually in the morning. That doesn’t give you an idea of how well cortisol levels are faring throughout the day.

  • [10:00] The DUTCH test website and the videos to assist you to understand the benefits of taking the test.

  • [13:00] On the male side, we need to review the alpha reductase activity.

  • [16:00] The sex hormone report and methylation.

  • [22:00] Oxidative stress is tiring as the body spends a lot of liver energy to try to detox.

  • [24:00] Once you empower patients to use these tests, to restore their health the more success you’ll have in your practice.


  • The DUTCH Test is beneficial as it has the advantage of the dried urine where you can measure the metabolites, and the cortisol awakening response allows us to see very precise measurements of when the cortisol’s going up.

  • By digging deeper into each individual’s health and by supporting the mitochondria, will further support your clients to build and maintain their energy levels.

  • Encouraging patients to use these functional tests to identify imbalances and using nutrition and lifestyle to restore their health, will empower your clients to achieve their health and wellness goals.



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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.