Functional Foods From the Sea

Series 1 Ep 11
This episode focuses on functional foods from the sea and more specifically, sea vegetables. Your clients may be mineral deprived due to poor dietary choices and demineralized soil, mineral depletion, and even genetic variations that make it harder to absorb minerals. We need to feed ourselves for optimal health and it's important to teach our clients how to eat to balance their hormones, their body systems, support their mitochondria in producing energy and feed their brains. One of the most overlooked food groups that provide an abundance of minerals and ingredients is sea vegetables. Tune in to learn how high sea vegetables are in nutritional value and listen as we discuss recipes that will assist your clients on a road to wellness.


  • [04:00] Sea vegetables served as part of main meals.
  • [08:00] Seaweeds eaten regularly are the best sources of bio molecular dietary iodine.
  • [14:00] Sea vegetables are good for some nervous system disorders like ADHD, insomnia, depression, hostility, and schizophrenia.
  • [18:00] Simple sea vegetable salad recipe.
  • [20:00] Tips to get your clients started on sea vegetables.


  • One of the most overlooked food groups that provide an abundance of minerals and ingredients is sea vegetables.
  • It’s easy to add sea vegetables to your daily diet using powders and simple recipes.
  • Sea vegetables are rich in nutrients and phytochemicals. They’re loaded with chlorophyll, fiber and minerals, including significant amounts of sodium potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and many other trace minerals that are naturally found in the air.
  • Regular dietary consumption of wakame and other browned algae is very useful in breast cancer prevention.


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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.