Why Sleep is the Key Ingredient for Healing

Ep 43
In this week’s episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we’ll explore why sleep is so important. We’ll discuss some of the biochemical and neurological mechanisms that are at play, what happens when we don't get enough sleep, and sleep issues, like insomnia. As practitioners, we know the value of sleep. We know how important it is to overall health, and our clients and patients need to understand the importance of sleep to ultimate health and wellbeing as well. Listen in to learn how to assist your clients with the right conditions for sleep to further improve their health and wellness.


  • [03:00] The effect of sleep on our blood sugar levels.
  • [06:00] Studies show that routinely sleeping less than six hours a night puts you at risk of certain cancers and affects the immune system in negative ways
  • [10:00] Conditions which assist the body to fall asleep.
  • [13:00] The difference in retaining learning from studying all night compared to having a break for sleep.
  • [16:00] Meditation and other techniques to teach people to improve their lack of sleep.
  • [18:00] The physiologic and biochemical things to assist clients with their sleep.



  • Lack of sleep affects blood sugar levels.
  • There are many conditions and techniques to implement to assist the body to fall asleep.
  • It’s also important to review the physiologic and biochemical aspects when assisting clients with their sleep.



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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.