The Insulin Dysregulation Epidemic and the Importance of Intermittent Fasting

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For our first official episode, we're diving straight into a topic that has become an epidemic in the United States. Studies have shown that 88% of our population is metabolically unwell. We discuss the dangers of insulin dysregulation and the roles that intermittent fasting can play in the restoration of metabolic balance. Addressing insulin dysregulation and blood sugar dysregulation is the key to preventing many of the diseases, conditions, and imbalances that so much of our population struggles with. Listen in as we challenge the common practices for testing and diagnosing diabetes, using new research.


  • [01:37] What does it mean to be metabolically unwell?
  • [02:14] What does it take to be metabolically healthy?
  • [05:10] A quick review of insulin  and why it’s so important.  
  • [09:46] Some of the main conditions related to having out of control insulin and blood sugar.  
  • [13:04] Dr. Ritamarie challenges common practices for testing for and diagnosing diabetes.  
  • [19:19] What is intermittent fasting? How does it help regulate glucose and insulin?  
  • [21:05] Dr. Ritamarie shares The Many Faces of Fasting, her top resource for intermittent fasting.  


  • A study conducted from 2006 to 2016 and published in Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders in 2018, found that 88% of the population is metabolically unwell.  
  • Addressing insulin dysregulation and blood sugar dysregulation is the key to preventing so many of the diseases, conditions, and imbalances that 88% of the population struggle with.  
  • Intermittent fasting is proven to help regulate glucose and insulin levels.  


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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.