What Your Patients Need to Learn to Heal from Hashimoto’s with Dr. Izabella Wentz

Episode 56
In this week’s episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we have Dr. Izabella Wentz, a doctor of Pharmacy with over 20 years of experience and the author of The Definitive Guide for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, 90-Day Action Plan to Reverse Thyroid Symptoms, Real Food Solutions to Take Back Your Health & Life, and her upcoming book, 4-Week Plan to Release Stress Symptoms and Go from Surviving to Thriving. Together we explore the most common causes of diagnosed hypothyroidism and how the thyroid and thyroid imbalances are connected to adrenal imbalance.


  • [3:30] – What is Hashimoto’s?
  • [6:00] – Sex Variation in Hashimoto’s Patients
  • [15:30] – What to look for when it comes to Hashimoto‘s Patients
  • [20:00] – The Importance of Adrenals when it comes to Thyroid
  • [42:00] – How Adrenal Dysfunction Affects Thyroid Health


  • Despite sounding like a rare disease, Hashimoto’s causes 90%-99% of Hypothyroidism, depending on which studies you look at.
  • 60%-70% of patients with an autoimmune disease have a higher chance of getting a second or third disease.
  • Thyroid hormones cause the body to clear out cortisol. Once hypothyroidism is corrected, you’ll better assess true cortisol levels. 


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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.