The Power Of A Complete Blood Chemistry And Gene Assessment To Level-Up and Future-Proof Your Health Practice

Ep 83-min
This week on ReInvent Healthcare, I have with me a very special guest, Dr, Yvonne Castillo, and together we talk about the importance of practitioners having clinical competence, critical thinking skills, and compassionate care in order to effectively guide clients towards positive health outcomes. The integration of genetics, lab results, and comprehensive histories can lead to tailored strategies for improved health that will be beneficial for our clients.


Shift in Healthcare and Attitudes
There has been a significant shift over the last few years, particularly due to the pandemic. People have started to value their health more and have realized the importance of being proactive and not taking their health for granted. There’s also a shift from passive healthcare to a more dynamic and proactive approach. People are starting to see that they are an individual and the conventional medical system doesn’t individualize healthcare.

Holistic View of Health
The pandemic has led to a change in people’s perspectives on health. Instead of viewing health as isolated symptoms, there’s a growing understanding of how different factors are interconnected and can compound over time. This holistic view emphasizes the importance of addressing weak links and imbalances to prevent future health issues.Trends and family history must be examined with labs and genetics to make wise decisions in care for clients.  AI doesn’t provide this comprehensive view of looking at where clients are today on their health journey.

Rise of Functional Medicine and Individualization
There is increased interest in functional medicine and alternative approaches to healthcare. People are becoming more educated about their health, researching on their own, and seeking individualized solutions. The use of AI and apps can provide information, but it’s crucial for practitioners to use these tools with the labs, with the history, and with a personalized view to interpret and communicate the data effectively to create actionable plans for clients. Good practitioners do a thorough health history, look at genetic tendencies and the labs and trends found in the labs, and use these to lead the client to make positive behavior change in an actionable manner that is not overwhelming. The key is to teach clients how to apply the information they are gathering to their individualized needs.


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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.