Medications that Impact Energy Metabolism With Dr. Mihaela Gruita

Series 4 Episode 29
In this episode, we’ll go over the best ways to determine whether our client's medications are impacting their energy levels. Our special guest is Dr. Mihaela Gruita, a clinical pharmacist with extensive experience in hospital and research pharmacy. We'll discuss the fact that we're not trained as pharmacists, and we may not completely understand the impact of common medications and antibiotics on our client’s energy. Tune in to learn how you can teach your clients to build their energy levels and support their mitochondrial function.


  • [03:00] Drug nutrient interactions and how they can impact energy production.

  • [10:00] The side effects of beta blockers and tiredness in some clients.

  • [13:00] Current resources to ascertain certain drug side effects.

  • [16:00] The two things we should do with clients who are on a plethora of medications.

  • [22:00] Mihaela’s history and what prompted her to join the nutritional endocrinology program.

  • [30:00] A new app for drug nutrient interaction via


  • Many drugs and medications may have side effects causing energy loss.

  • We should review drug interactions to see how they affect the mitochondria and then assist people to replenish the nutrients via food.

  • There are current and new resources to assess drug interactions including Mihaela’s new app.



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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.