The Metabolic Health Sweet Spot

Ep 103
In this episode of "Reinvent Healthcare'', we look at the critical importance of metabolic health for long-term well-being. I go in-depth on the impact of diet and lifestyle, particularly sugar consumption in the US, as a major contributor to insulin resistance. The importance of blood sugar control and regulation is also covered since this ties into various health issues from blindness to diabetes to cardiovascular disease. These are all discussed in my “Sweet Spot Solution” where practical strategies, including a 30-day metabolic reset, are explored in order to help you guide your clients in achieving optimal metabolic health. Listen to the full episode to learn more.


Metabolic Health Epidemic
A survey conducted between 2006 and 2016 revealed that 88% of the population was metabolically unwell. Subsequently, after the pandemic, a follow-up survey in 2022 indicated that 93% of the population was metabolically unwell. This data underscores the severity of the metabolic health epidemic, surpassing the attention given to other health crises, that is why it is important to be familiar with metabolic health and how to properly assess your clients. 

Impact of Diet and Lifestyle
The primary contributors to metabolic unwellness are identified as diet and lifestyle choices. Excessive sugar intake, averaging around 150 pounds per person annually in the U.S., is pinpointed as a major factor leading to insulin resistance. High sugar intake, hydrogenated oils, lack of consistent movement, poor sleep, and high stress all lead to metabolic imbalances.

Blood Sugar Control Matters
Insulin resistance is a key factor, and the detrimental effects of elevated blood sugar levels are highlighted, including complications such as blindness, neuropathy, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Practical steps, including testing foods to create personalized menus and lifestyle adjustments, are recommended to help clients stabilize blood sugar levels and achieve metabolic wellness in order to better support them so they can lead healthy, optimal lives. 


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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.