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Take Charge of Your Health

At Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, we believe that excellent health is your birthright.

Unfortunately, too many things get in the way of your body's innate ability to stay healthy, usually starting at an early age.

There may have been early childhood traumas, poor food choices, exposure to environmental toxins, stressful  emotional environments at home, on the job, and at school… and so much more.  The good news is that most of the imbalances caused by these factors are reversible, when an environment conducive to health is restored.

 Welcome to the site. 

I'm Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, the Founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, and I believe that the future of our healthcare system is what I refer to as “Empowered Self Care.”

As a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with over 30 years of clinical experience, and certifications in Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, and Heartmath® I am dedicated to working with people to create personalized health programs that blend the best of nature's healing wisdom and modern scientific assessments to guide you to get out of your own way and allow your body to return to balance.

The Nutritional Endocrinology Online Clinic provides one-on-one health and nutrition coaching, lab testing and education, and empowering group programs, and memberships.  We support people to regain their energy by restoring metabolic health, and overcoming insulin and blood sugar dysregulation, hormone imbalances, and immune dysfunction using the power of food, intermittent fasting, functional medicine, and lifestyle to achieve optimal health.  Our goal is to identify the root causes of metabolic imbalance and correct it using the most natural method possible.

The Nutritional Endocrinology Academy provides training and certifications for health and wellness practitioners of all disciplines —conventionally trained doctors, nurses, and physician assistants, holistic and functional medicine doctors, chiropractors, naturopaths and osteopaths, and other allied health professionals such as  health coaches, nutritionists, dieticians, acupuncturists, therapists, and more.

Root Cause Health Care and
Health Practitioner Resources

Restore Balance to your Hormones, Regain Your Health, and Live Your Life to the Fullest

We offer personalized health and wellness coaching, functional lab analysis, nutrigenomics, and online, fully-guided group programs, plus recipes, videos and everything you need to get to the root cause of your health challenges so you can live in a body you love.

Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology for Health and Wellness Practitioners and Coaches

We train doctors, nurses, health and nutrition coaches, chiropractors, naturopaths, nutritionists and holistic health practitioners to get results with people who have complex health challenges that most western doctors don't have the tools to solve. Expand your knowledge and clinical skills with our online programs.

What Is Nutritional Endocrinology?

Nutritional Endocrinology is the study of balancing the endocrine system using food, nutrients, and lifestyle factors. The endocrine system, also referred to as the hormone system, is the body’s master controller. Hormones are responsible for controlling or regulating ALL of the body’s essential processes. Imbalances in hormone production lead to chronic and debilitating health problems, and are the leading causes of diseases of all types. 

By learning and applying the Food First principles of Nutritional Endocrinology to create personalized nutrition and lifestyle plans with your clients, patients, and loved ones, you’ll be able to go deep to the heart of their complex health challenges and provide the guidance and tools they need to restore balance, regain their health, and live life to its fullest.

Your practice will thrive when you are known for getting real results, and you have the tools with which to create a successful practice. You'll become the go-to practitioner for complex cases, and your clients and patients will call you their “miracle worker.”

What Is Empowered Self-Care?

Empowered Self Care is what we believe will be the health care paradigm of the future. 

It's a clinically proven, science-based system that puts you in the driver's seat of your own health.  It provides you with the tools and strategies to transform yourself into a fit, focused, and fully charged … For Life!

It's a system of food and lifestyle habits that can put you into the position of powerful control over your health and well-being via clean environment, a balanced lifestyle, and food choices personalized to your unique needs.

Basically, it is a comprehensive set of resources that allow you to create a personalized diet and lifestyle plan that leads to Unstoppable Health when followed.

Dr ritamarie founder of the root cause health care system

About Dr. Ritamarie

Dr. Ritamarie is passionate about empowering people to achieve their best health possible using the power of food and healthy lifestyle.  She is a master of using whole, fresh plant foods in delicious ways,to restore balance to hormones and body systems, and she's trained and certified other health and wellness professionals to do the same, so that the new paradigm of health-care is based on truly identifying root causes and correcting them. 

Practitioner Trainings

  • Insulin Resistance
  • Practical Herbal Therapeutics
  • Functional Assessments Mastery
  • Digestive Mastery
  • Functional Nutrition Mastery
  • Nutritional Endocrinology Certification
  • S.H.I.N.E Conferences

More than Years of Experience

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Students Helped Internationally

Success Stories

After joining ERC, I’m feeling so much better. My energy is back, my joint pain is relieved, and my cognitive function has been restored

“A few years ago, I had a severe crash that made me bedridden and I lost my cognitive function. I went to several doctors, and all they wanted was to put me on medication for depression, medication for anxiety, medication for my gut issues, and medication for my hormones, which I knew were not the answers.”

– Vanessa

After working one-on-one with Dr. Ritamarie, I’m now a happier person and no longer experience depression, and my weight has dropped.

“For years, I didn’t feel good about myself and was desperate to get my life together. I went to see a doctor, but there was no test that would show my problem, no specific disease, no specific symptom other than general depression.

I used to have lots of energy for a period of time and I would exercise regularly. Then the next thing I know, I've gone into a deep funk, and I feel like I'm not a participant in my own life.

So, I ran away and went to Oregon and came across Dr. Ritamarie along with other experts. When I joined ERC, she worked with me one-on-one during my first year. We've continued to do that and I don’t know what I would do without her. I’m now a happier person and no longer experience depression, and my weight has dropped!”

– Jenny

I’m grateful for ERC because it has taught me many ways to improve my health.

“Prior to joining ERC, I couldn't run like I usually do and was having chest pains. When I took myself into the hospital, I found out my coronary arteries were blocked. So they put one stent in, and then, just kicked me to the curb like, “Okay. What do I do now?” I went to see a muscle tester, but all he could do was give me some supplements.

I started in the Sweet Spot Solution, and it has been miraculous! As a fast food junkie, I had to learn how to eat, so going through the produce section was just a total experience for me. I’m grateful for ERC because it has taught me many ways to improve my health.”

– Rob

I've learned from the program to see what kinds of things can affect my blood sugar, and I’ve seen some results.

“My experience in the program with Dr. Ritamarie and the coaches were really good. They’ve helped me see a different perspective on things, especially on my health.
I felt supported, and I love the time I’ve spent talking with Dr. Ritamarie. She would always tell me why I needed to do something. So that was really helpful for my brain to encompass the why.
I've learned from the program that I have a blood sugar issue, which I never thought I did. So I was able to see what kinds of things can affect my blood sugar, and I'm working hard to bring that balance, and I’ve seen some results.”

– Aine

The information provided in the ERC program is so extensive, but is organized into doable modules.

“I started young with hypertension, fatty liver, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, hyperlipidemia, and the doctors just kept on adding the pharmaceutical drugs. And of course, those came with all kinds of side effects. They never really gave me any hope of getting to the root cause or finding out lifestyle changes that could help.
I wanted reliable information. I wanted it scientifically based. I wanted some practical solutions – tried, true and tested solutions. I also wanted the ability to be able to talk and have support and have a platform for discussion. And that's exactly where I ended up finding myself in ERC.
The information provided in the ERC program is so extensive, but is organized into doable modules. Now, I'm supplementing my nutrient deficiencies and have greatly improved things for me. I guess the most life changing was knowing I had support, knowing I had a place to go for information I needed.”

– CJ

I've gained a great deal of knowledge through ERC, everything from understanding genetics, reading labs, and asking my doctor to do additional labs.

“Prior to finding her programs, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which was later downgraded to type 2 diabetes. Because of Dr. Ritamarie's programs, I’ve come to realize that high insulin is just as dangerous as high blood sugar. So the thing that's supposed to be helping you, just kills you in a different way.

My interactions with Dr. Ritamarie and the other coaches have made me feel like everyone across the board is real. It's a presence that you can feel. There's an immediate trust. All your questions are answered.
By following her protocols, I’ve been able to come off my medication and my labs are better now than they ever were while on medication. I've gained a great deal of knowledge through ERC, everything from understanding genetics, reading labs, and asking my doctor to do additional labs.”

-Barbara

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