Practical Answers To Common Metabolic Questions

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Dr. Ritamarie answers some of the most common metabolic questions. This episode is full of clarifying information, such as how long it takes to reverse metabolic imbalance, how to find the best eating and fasting windows for your clients, and various ways to test blood sugar. There is no one-size-fits-all answer, because every body is different. Tune in as Dr. Ritamarie helps practitioners better understand the complexities of metabolic health.


  • [00:52] How long does it take to reverse metabolic imbalance?  
  • [04:07] Dr. Ritamarie discusses the dangers of being told that an A1C level of 5.6 is normal.  
  • [06:34] Does intermittent fasting need to be paired with a keto-like diet in order to be successful?  
  • [09:06] How to know the ideal eating and fasting windows for your clients.  
  • [11:31] Should you really eat breakfast within an hour of waking up?  
  • [14:06] Dr. Ritamarie shares different ways to test blood sugar.  
  • [20:22] How important is it to test ketones?   
  • [23:00] How often should blood sugar be tested and how high can it safely go?  
  • [26:35] Dr. Ritamarie discusses the potential of falling in the danger zone when intermittent fasting.  


  • As practitioners, it is important to stress that your clients follow your instructions to become metabolically well.  
  • Someone doesn’t have to eat a low carb diet in order for intermittent fasting to have positive benefits.  
  • The key components of the meal that should break your fast are: fiber, fat, protein, greens, and probiotics.  


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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.