Dangerous Thyroid Lab Testing Mistakes

Ep 50
In this week’s episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we will discuss thyroid testing and the mistakes made by conventional, allopathically trained doctors that can put your clients at risk. Thyroid evaluation isn’t a “one size fits all” type of test and you really need to know how to order and understand the appropriate tests needed in order to properly assess your clients to give them the help that they need.


  • [02:30] What you need to know about Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • [06:30] Free T3 and Hyperthyroid Symptoms
  • [08:00] Testing Antibodies
  • [09:30] The importance if Iodine and the Iodine Load Test
  • [12:20] Testing Cortisol Levels and Sex Hormones with the Dutch Test



  • TSH cannot detect what is happening in the Thyroid and within the cells. 
  • Too much iodine can create an autoimmune attack but too little iodine can lead to the inability to make enough thyroid hormone. 
  • There are important functional tests that can identify imbalances that can contribute to cell danger response, can check the stress of cells connected to the thyroid hormone, and other factors that are overlooked in conventional medicine.



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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.