Functional Food and Metabolic Healing

Series 1 Ep 7
In this episode, Dr Ritamarie explores the effects of food on metabolic health, and how nutrients can support insulin receptors in people with metabolic disorders. This episode delves into functional food and various ways of increasing the metabolic system. By focusing on insulin sensitivity and increasing nutrients like chromium, magnesium, and DHA docosahexaenoic, you can learn how to support insulin resistance in diabetes, balance blood sugar by healing insulin receptors, and to return your client to metabolic wellness.


  • [02:00] How to start the process of resetting the metabolism.
  • [03:00] Hibiscus as a good source of chromium, which escorts insulin attached to sugar across the cell membranes.
  • [08:00] Taking magnesium in natural forms assists overall health.
  • [11:00] Almost everyone in the Western world has imbalanced omega-6 to omega-3.
  • [19:00] Foods for metabolic healing are broccoli, avocado, alfalfa, and Bolivia, but you need to be careful with people who are extremely insulin resistant.


  • Food can support reversing insulin resistance in diabetes, balance blood sugar by healing insulin receptors, and can return your client to metabolic wellness.
  • The three nutrients Dr. Ritamarie uses the most are chromium, magnesium, and DHA docosahexaenoic.
  • Disruptors of metabolic processes include trans fats, pesticides, and processed carbs.


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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.