Solving Functional Food Facts Confusion

Series 2 Ep 15
This episode focuses on solving functional food facts confusion. We’ll explore the most common questions I receive from practitioners about how to guide their patients and clients to adopting healthy food choices. We'll also discuss the food phobia that's developed as a result of the availability of so many summits, podcasts and blogs that profess their own food religion, which creates a fear of eating and confusion in people. Tune in to learn how to guide your clients and patients in adopting healthy food choices.


  • [02:00] One of the most common questions from practitioners.
  • [08:00] A predisposing to some of the symptoms and imbalances that are causing hormones to be out of whack.
  • [12:00] Why it’s really important for us to ask the right questions.
  • [18:00] Being specific in your questions with clients.
  • [24:00] When the microbiome is off, it makes people’s digestion a little bit wonky.
  • [30:00] Starting with adding things rather than subtracting.


  • It’s very important to ask your clients and patients the right questions to get a strong idea of what next steps to take in their food journey.
  • Be as specific as possible when asking your clients questions such as what foods they are eating, the preferences they have, and the timing of their food.
  • Explaining to your clients which tests you’re asking them to take and why will educate them and support their own health journey.


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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.