Genetic Variants that Influence Nutrient Imbalance

Ep 41
In this week’s episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we discuss why some people need more nutrients than other people do and how genetic factors and variants can affect nutrient imbalance. We also go through the importance of genetic testing and knowing how to supplement to get your body back on track.


  • [2:00] Vitamin A – Vitamin shown to be able to knock out fevers in 48 hours
  • [5:00] Vitamin B – What is needed to help your neurotransmitters
  • [7:00] Zinc – Zinc and low sex hormones and mental health issues 
  • [9:00] Iron Metabolism – Hemochromatosis and being prone to Alzheimer’s 
  • [18:00] Folate Receptors – Think you have anemia? It could be your Folate Receptors
  • [25:00] CoQ10 – Why do people hate the smell of gas?



⦁Genetic factors and nutrient imbalance varies from person-to-person

⦁ Gene testing can help determine the vitamins and nutrients put patients put at risk of imbalances in order to properly guide them to foods and possibly supplements to protect them

⦁Practitioners need to know the importance of specific nutrients and how genes may influence their absorption and utilization 



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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.