Solving the Puzzle of The Thyroid Epidemic

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In this week’s episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we begin a new theme on Thyroid. We as practitioners need to be able to help our clients know what affects their thyroid, know what symptoms to watch out for, and know important factors to consider in order to fully optimize their health by prescribing proper interventions - medication where appropriate, diet, and lifestyle. Thyroid hormone imbalance is one of the most mis-assessed and mis-treated conditions in medicine today, and as functional practitioners we have the tools to help people.


  • [02:30] What is the true underlying cause of thyroid dysfunction?
  • [04:00] Important factors to consider that are overlooked by conventional medicine
  • [06:40] Cell danger responses
  • [11:50] Problems with the allopathic model
  • [15:20] What to recommend to clients with thyroid imbalance


  • Even if the thyroid gland is working perfectly, our clients can still show thyroid symptoms because cells aren’t getting the proper hormones.
  • Just because Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels are normal, doesn’t mean there aren’t any underlying issues. Various factors can affect TSH.
  • Tap water is loaded with chlorine, fluoride, medication residues and chemicals that can damage the thyroid and its receptors. 


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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.