Lab Testing for Identifying Imbalances Related to Fatigue

Ep 25
In this episode, we discuss imbalances related to fatigue and the in-depth testing needed to truly diagnose where a client's fatigue is coming from. It's important for practitioners to know how to identify the underlying causes of fatigue. Some of the main causes of low energy, including anemia, neurotransmitter, imbalances, hormone imbalances, mitochondrial dysfunction and nutrient insufficiencies. Tune in to learn how you can support your clients to build their energy levels and the functional testing needed to locate the underlying root cause of a patients’ fatigue.


  • [03:00] It’s important to start with a comprehensive blood chemistry panel and to know how to read it from a functional perspective.

  • [08:00] What to do when there are different balances in iron, ferritin and melatonin.

  • [15:00] Insulin is usually elevated early on in the process of blood sugar and insulin dysregulation.

  • [21:00] If a client’s B12 function is high, oftentimes, they may have methylation issues.

  • [23:00] The three functional tests to use to find out if there’s an underlying root cause of a person’s fatigue.


  • It’s important to begin with a comprehensive blood chemistry panel and to know how to read it from a functional perspective.

  • There are many factors which may lead to fatigue, from nutrient deficiencies, low or high amounts of vitamins and testing which is too basic.

  • By completing in depth testing and considering additional factors, you will be able to better locate the root issue for a clients’ fatigue.


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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.