RSSRecent Articles

Prescriptions Don’t Find the Root Cause of Your Chronic Symptoms or Disease!

Jun

6

Prescriptions Don’t Find the Root Cause of Your Chronic Symptoms or Disease!

I truly believe we all need to change our mindset and behavior in order to fix today’s health care system.  This system is seriously broken. Practitioners like me – and every medical professional AND PATIENT throughout the medical system – need to get out of the “disease management” state of mind! People are slowly deteriorating […]

Continue Reading

Sesame Chai Green Smoothie

May

25

Sesame Chai Green Smoothie

Food Cravings hit everyone…and when Dr. Ritamarie travels, the first thing she dives into at home is arugula…find out how to make a delicicious arugula dish

Continue Reading

How to Eat Healthy and Control Your Blood Sugar While Traveling

May

25

How to Eat Healthy and Control Your Blood Sugar While Traveling

Posted by 3 Comments

Traveling this Memorial Day weekend? Already planning your summertime family excursions? Attending your son or daughter’s college graduation on another coast? Dare I say planning the s’mores for that campout next month? All fun things…YES…but at the same time, planning these mobile activities may cause you to worry about how you will manage the inherent […]

Continue Reading

Radio Show: Shocking Truths: Insulin Resistance Demystified

May

15

Radio Show: Shocking Truths: Insulin Resistance Demystified

Many people may be insulin resistant, even on a healthy, whole foods diet, and even if they test negative for diabetes or pre-diabetes!   This show is about demystifying blood sugar imbalances and setting the record straight about what is a worldwide epidemic. Diabetes is rampant across the globe. The topic of blood sugar imbalances […]

Continue Reading

Fatigue Busting Raw Food Recipe Treat

May

15

Fatigue Busting Raw Food Recipe Treat

To celebrate the Fatigue Awareness Week (May 12-17, 2016), I made this yummy raw vegan gluten-free living foods treat.  I suggest it as a replacement for candy, coffee and soda to combat mid afternoon energy slump.  You will love it. This recipe combines the goodness of raw foods and dark greens with the decadence of dessert.  […]

Continue Reading

Can Blood Sugar Imbalance and Insulin Resistance Be Causing Your Pain and Fatigue?

May

12

Can Blood Sugar Imbalance and Insulin Resistance Be Causing Your Pain and Fatigue?

May 12th is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases, including Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; so I thought it was a good day to talk about these common diseases and how they are linked to your diet and lifestyle choices. In particular, I wanted to bring up the connection seen with these […]

Continue Reading

Practitioner Corner: Leaky Gut – When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

May

12

Practitioner Corner: Leaky Gut – When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

I hope you’re enjoying this blog post series, and that you are seeing why it is so important to ask your client the right in-depth questions as well as know the most useful functional testing available for a given set of symptoms. The previous blog post on isothiocyanates offered a good example of a situation where […]

Continue Reading

Practitioner Corner: Isothiocyanates – When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

May

6

Practitioner Corner: Isothiocyanates – When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

Posted by 1 Comment

Thanks for your comments on my previous post on genetic polymorphism, as well as your feedback on the 23andMe test. People were very interested in the test and I really do think it is comprehensive and affordable. Make sure you use my link and you’ll get a discount. Today I will be talking about something […]

Continue Reading

What’s Going on with Perimenopause?

May

5

What’s Going on with Perimenopause?

Today’s guest post is from my friend and colleague Bridgit Danner she’s an acupuncturist and a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner who specializes in women’ s health.. She’s also the founder of the Women’s Wellness Summit. This is a great article about peri menopause that offers tips you can put into use right away. ———————————————- Menopause […]

Continue Reading

How Your Blood Chemistry Dictates How You Feel…Really!

May

4

How Your Blood Chemistry Dictates How You Feel…Really!

As your own health detective and health advocate you should consider doing some testing to see what’s really going on in your body. This is especially important if you’ve been feeling a bit off, have unexplained symptoms, or are finding that belly fat is sticking around (in spite of being on a healthy diet and […]

Continue Reading

Coco Blue Green Smoothie

Apr

27

Coco Blue Green Smoothie

Food Cravings hit everyone…and when Dr. Ritamarie travels, the first thing she dives into at home is arugula…find out how to make a delicicious arugula dish

Continue Reading

Do you have a blood sugar problem? I did!

Apr

26

Do you have a blood sugar problem? I did!

Posted by 1 Comment

In my practice, I have found that about 50% of my clients have a problem with their blood sugar and something called insulin resistance. Yes – 50%! It is the root cause of many health symptoms and diseases. Yet many people don’t know they are walking around with elevated blood sugar. Years ago even I […]

Continue Reading

Practitioner Corner: Genetic Polymorphism: When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

Apr

20

Practitioner Corner: Genetic Polymorphism: When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

Posted by 3 Comments

I did enjoy hearing from a few of you on the topic of oxalate sensitivity, my previous post on this topic. Today I will be talking about something called genetic polymorphism, and specifically how a particular polymorphism makes it hard for the body to excrete sulfur (or utilize it in beneficial ways). This is part […]

Continue Reading

The Science of Having FUN! It Truly is the Best Medicine!

Apr

19

The Science of Having FUN! It Truly is the Best Medicine!

Someone once told me that if you’re having too much fun in life, you can’t be healthy! I remember saying, “What? That is totally not true! To me, having fun is a requirement for good health!” What do you think? Perhaps that individual’s definition of “fun” is not the same as mine, because I don’t […]

Continue Reading

5 Tips to Reduce Your Stress (Happy National Stress Awareness Day!)

Apr

13

5 Tips to Reduce Your Stress (Happy National Stress Awareness Day!)

Posted by 1 Comment

I just recently heard that April 16th was National Stress Awareness Day…I wonder if April 15th being the dreaded tax deadline has anything to do with the date for this stress-related holiday! We are all so stressed these days. And when you’re stressed, the stress hormone cortisol starts to rise…and hang around. When this happens, […]

Continue Reading