The Importance of the Thyroid-Insulin Connection

Ep 57
On this week’s episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we will dive into a topic that isn’t talked about very often - Thyroid and an important hormone called Insulin. This interaction is not looked at very often in functional medicine circles nor in conventional circles so it is important that we have this discussion for clients suffering from thyroid symptoms so we as practitioners can help them better optimize their lives.


  • [1:30] – Thyroid Function Tests linked to Variables in Insulin Resistance
  • [3:40] – Conventional Medicine and Testing TSH
  • [6:30] – Importance of Symptomatology
  • [9:40] – Thyroid and Insulin Interactions
  • [14:00] – Looking for Pre-Insulin Resistance Signs


  • 92% of the population is estimated to be in the realm of Metabolically Unwell
  •  If there is a decreased rate of uptake of glucose into the cells, it means clients can experience hyperglycemia or high levels of glucose in the blood. – That’s a problem for Thyroid patients.
  • High levels of insulin and Insulin Resistance impact TSH, T4-T3 conversion and thyroid receptor function.


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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.