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Personal Note from Dr. Ritamarie

November 18th, 2011 Volume 1, Issue 18


Fevers, Feasts, and Feats

Hello Health-Seeker,

I am so excited to connect with you this week as there's so much to share.

feverYou can read about my healing and learning experience this week HERE. Takes a face to face encounter sometimes to really have the message sink in.

Since next Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., I am excited to continue my gratitude journal. It's been a profoundly healing experience to publicly declare my appreciations each day. No messing around or slacking off allowed! And I have been very moved by the gratitude of others.

If you haven't gotten started, there's still time. No need to participate from the start or even every day for you to benefit. Today I am especially grateful to have such a strong, fit son as my 17-year old, fueled by 100% whole food, high green plant power since birth. Read about his amazing accomplishment yesterday, and then comment below with your own points of gratitude.

Go ahead and try the gratitude on. It's contagious. I'd like to go for a record gratitude day and flood the airwaves with messages of hope and optimism to counter all the regular news airwaves.

As you prepare for the upcoming holidays, it's so important to keep thankfulness at the front and foremost of consciousness. I spoke a lot about that on yesterday's Vibrant Health Solutions show, and I also gave you ideas for whole-food, nutritious alternatives to all the traditional Thanksgiving meal items.

Finally… I saved what might be the biggest points of gratitude for last.

I am Your 2011 Veghealth “Best Nutrition Guru / Trainer” Winner!

I2011 Veg Health Awards am honored to have been chosen as the 2011 Vegetarian Health Institute “Best Nutrition Guru / Trainer,” especially since I shared this category with esteemed colleagues like Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. John McDougall, and David Wolfe. This recognition further fuels my passion for providing you with the latest, scientifically accurate natural health information available AND ways for you to implement it into your life.

Thank you for all votes, support, and positive thinking!

I am Now a Best-Selling Author!

TrendsettersI contributed a chapter called “Adrenal Recharge Strategies for High Achievers” to the book Trendsetters, and the book made the Amazon best-sellers list in early November. I just got a shipment of books, and I will let you know next week how you can get a copy.

So go now, have a wonderful day.

Find things to appreciate wherever you go. If you live in the U.S. and celebrate Thanksgiving, enjoy and love yourself enough to choose the foods that you know nurture, not injure, your inner workings and energize rather than tire your brain and body.

And be sure to put our upcoming blog talk radio show on your calendar. It's the first in a series on a very important topic…SLEEP!

With much love and appreciation, and wishes for health and joy.

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Creating Vibrant Health Feature Article


Sleep: Waking Up the Power of Your Inner Healer

By Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

sleep and inner healingAs a result of my own healing experience this past week, I am once again in awe of the nature's incredible healing wisdom.

The healing ability of your body is nothing short of miraculous and at this time of year, when our attention here in the U.S. is turning towards our Thanksgiving holiday, one of the top things of your “things to be thankful for” list is your body's innate healing capabilities.

I truly believe that your body can overcome almost any health challenge when you remove the obstacles from its path and provide the things its missing. And I don't mean symptom removal. Every symptom is a message from your body saying “something is out of balance.” Yet, we so want to turn off the symptoms and return to comfort that we sometimes forget to ask what the message is.

Sometimes the thing that's out of balance is not tangible. You don't need to remove a toxin, or take an herb or homeopathic remedy, or try a new therapy when what your body is asking for is a shift in an attitude or a belief.

No matter how good your diet is or how impeccable your exercise program is, if you're angry, judgmental, or fearful; not taking periodic de-stress breaks; and not sleeping enough; your body's innate healing capabilities cannot perform at peak potential.

And guess what?

You'll experience uncomfortable or downright painful symptoms, your excess weight will stay locked in place, your brain will operate at less than par, and you, my friend, will find yourself living a life devoid of passion, purpose, and prosperity.

Click here to read the rest of my personal lesson about the importance of balance…


How to Indulge Without the Bulge:
Thriving Through the Holiday Season
With Your Waistline Intact

By Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

gingerbread guiltI've been consulting with patients on achieving vibrant health and boundless energy for over two decades now, and I'm still amazed at how many people who've been experiencing dramatic improvements in their health allow themselves to get off track around the holidays and backtrack on the progress they've made.

It breaks my heart to watch folks backslide after they've been steadily improving their health, approaching their ideal body weight, and finally experiencing the energy to begin to really live their lives.

Well, I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way.

I know it's really easy to get caught up in the frenzy of holiday shopping, parties, and family activities. In just a matter of a few guilty choices, you watch all your healthy habits you've spent months or years trying to establish fall by the wayside, at best with the somewhat committed self-promise of “starting again” after the holidays.

The problem is, starting again after the holidays is really hard to do when your waistline is bulging, your strength has diminished, and you barely have the energy to get out of bed in the morning.

But what if you could wake up on New Year's Day feeling slim, strong and energetic, and ready to work on your life's true purpose?

Fit, Fabulous, and Festive!

Fit, Fabulous, and FestiveTake a moment to really appreciate how great that would feel. Spend some time indulging yourself in the pleasure of waking up on New Year's Day with less weight than you have now (or your ideal weight if reducing your weight is not or no longer an issue). Notice how good it feels for your belly to feel flat and comfortable, your clothes to fit comfortably, and your body to look and feel fit and trim.

Appreciate the attitude of loving yourself and feeling proud of your accomplishments instead of scolding yourself and feeling “less than” because you succumbed once again to the very temporary pleasure of the holiday foods.

The winter holiday season is supposed to be one of joy and sharing. Yet all too often, you find yourself getting overly stressed by the magnitude of the tasks at hand. Cards, shopping for and wrapping gifts, decorating, and making food are all a part of the sometimes overwhelmingly long task list.

This stress, along with the food, will contribute to extra fat around your middle. Unfortunately, the traditional holiday fare is not consistent with achieving the level of health you desire and deserve. And the pressure from well-meaning friends and family to indulge in the old favorites can be overwhelming.

How would it feel if you could indulge in delicious foods and still stay healthy and fit?
Sound impossible?

Those who've watched my Indulge without the Bulge DVD know otherwise because they've learned amazing recipes and the 7 secret strategies for thriving through the holiday season.

A Sneak Peak at My 7 Secrets:

This is just a summary. The DVD and the accompanying workbook and recipe guide provide tools to help implement them:

  1. Set clear goals about how you want to look and feel on January 1st. Write them down and read them every day, especially when you're tempted to stray from your healthy diet and exercise plan.
  2. Keep well hydrated. Often when you're thirsty, you perceive it as hunger. Start your day with at least a pint of filtered water. Drink a tall glass of water about 15 minutes before each meal to take the edge off your appetite.
  3. Start your day with a smoothie made from fresh whole fruit and leafy greens for extra vitamins, minerals, and phyto-nutrients. Enjoy the green smoothie recipes in my Blended Greens for Health and Longevity e-book, available as my gift at www.GreenSmoothieCleanse.com.
  4. Bring food with you whenever you go to parties, dinners and on shopping excursions and eat a healthy snack before you go to parties or out to dinner. Learn a few quick, easy and delicious living food recipes that are similar to traditional holiday favorites and easy enough to whip up in minutes. Check the blog talk radio show, Feast Your Way to Health for lots of detailed suggestions.
  5. Breathe deeply several times a day to decrease your stress, get the oxygen flowing, clear your busy mind, and calm your nervous system. Your digestive tract is most efficient in the calm state.
  6. Simplify gift giving. The holiday season is supposed to be a time when we express love and appreciation to those we care about, so avoid stressing out about buying the right gift. You can donate to a favorite charity or give health-related gifts like CD's, DVD's, equipment, and healthy food. Or give gift certificates for a service you can do for a loved one or a place you can take them.
  7. Give yourself some wiggle room. Don't be so hard on yourself if you can't be 100% all the time. It could trigger a defeatist attitude and cause you to stray even further. Instead, strive to stay on track most of the time and be kind to yourself if there are a few indulgences. You might even make a list in advance of the places where it would be most hurtful for your health if you stray (i.e. foods where you know you can't eat just one, foods you are allergic to, or those that trigger serious negative reactions)

Indulge Withoutt the Bulge Toolkit

These are just some ideas to get you started. Don't forget that exercise is vital to keeping you healthy at this time of year. Be sure to move your body, even if you only have time for 10 minutes a day. Even several short intense bursts of 30 seconds spread throughout the day are very helpful and promote fat burning.

And, above all, treat yourself with dignity and respect. Connect with those you love and show appreciation and love to them and to yourself.

Recognize the gift you are to the world and celebrate your greatness.


Events with Dr. Ritamarie


Dr. Ritamarie's Living Foods Potluck
and Information Night

Raw Food PotluckOnce a month, you can join us LIVE in Austin, Texas for a local raw food potluck where you can:

  • Meet like-minded people and make new friends.
  • Learn new and exciting recipes.
  • Gather valuable health and nutrition information.
  • Feel supported on your health quest.

Click HERE to learn more about the event and find out all the details on what to bring and what to expect.


Upcoming Raw Food University Classes:

Raw Food UniversityYou can attend our Raw Food University Classes live and in person and get to sample the delicious raw food recipes or learn to make these dishes from the comfort of your own home.

Either way, you get a recipe guide e-book and fully indexed online video class you can watch over and over.

Check back here soon for more details to be announced!



Party and Potluck Nibbles that Nourish
Celebrate and Rejuvenate!

Presented by Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, Karen Osborne, and Pamela Weems

Whether you're entertaining for the holidays or looking for that perfect dish to take to a party or potluck, you'll find a recipe in this class that will raise eyebrows and delight taste buds!

Not only will these dishes meet all your expectations when it comes to elegance and taste, they also come with a fat-pant-busting guarantee that you won't pack on the extra holiday pounds when you stick to these dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free whole food options.

Christmas Tree Raw Food Party DishRegister for this class and learn how to make nourishing and nutritious holiday dishes that will make your next party platter a hit including:

  • healthy hor d'oeuvres
  • fresh finger foods
  • appetite-friendly appetizers
  • to-die-for desserts that boost longevity

Remember, all recipes are made with 100% gluten free, dairy free whole fresh foods – no sugar, no processed oils, no grains, and no cooking!

Includes 2 1/2 hours of recipe demonstrations
and all the recipes in a PDF e-Book!

Click HERE to Register and enjoy early bird pricing until December 9th!


If you register for Party and Potluck Nibbles that Nourish online webinar by November 30th, you can also enjoy access to my Healthy Holidays Online Video recording valued at $17!




 Recorded Raw Food University Classes

You never have to worry about missing a class! All of our delicious, health-boosting Raw Food University classes are recorded. You can access videos and recipes in PDF format for any of our past classes including:
Raw Food University Recorded Video Classes

You'll find a complete list of past classes available HERE.


Radio Shows with Dr. Ritamarie

Upcoming Vibrant Health Solutions Radio Shows:

Dr. Ritamarie's Vibrant Health Solutions Radio Show: combining experience, education, and practical advice to make healthful eating fun again! Click here to learn more.

Future Show Schedule:

  • Thursday, November 24th(No show due to American Thanksgiving)
  • Thursday, December 1stSleep Tight: Don't Let Your Hormones Fight


Sleep Tight: Don't Let Your Hormones Fight – Thursday, Dec. 1st, 2011

Sleep Tight: Don't Let Your Hormones FightSleep is often taken for granted when people go looking for lifestyle changes that will make a dramatic difference in their health.

I should know. I've just discovered personally what happens when you push your body's sleep deprivation limits too far.

There are many amazing transformations in your body that occur when you shut down for some shut eye.

In this show you'll learn:

  • all the amazing hormone dances that happen when we sleep
  • the liver's role during sleep
  • how to stoke your fat-burning furnace during sleep
  • the benefits of sleep for your immune system, adrenal glands, and mental clarity
  • and the dangers of getting inadequate sleep

Hitting the pillow is just as important as hitting the gym! Stop losing sleep over your health and join me for this important show!

8:00 am PT, 9:00 am MT, 10:00 am CT, 11:00 am ET

Click here to attend the show!



Vibrant Health Solutions Radio Shows Archive:

You'll find a wealth of free natural health resources when you visit our radio shows archive!  Look for the most recent shows in the sidebar of the Vibrant Health Solutions Radio Show homepage.

Here are the latest shows we've added:


Feast Your Way to Health

Gratitude for Thanksgiving AlternativesThanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you're a vegan, vegetarian, raw food enthusiast, food allergy sufferer or just someone who wants to eat more healthfully and manage your weight, this is a challenging time of year.

What typically happens after you eat the rich, full course Thanksgiving meal that is the norm in most American families? Do you feel full of life, ready to go for a walk and appreciate the wonders of nature or do you want to collapse in a heap on the couch, bursting at the seams and feeling a bit sluggish?

Food temptations abound, as does pressure from often well meaning friends and family members who want to be sure you're enjoying the bounty.

I know you want to keep your commitment to your healthy diet and lifestyle, yet you want to fit in, and enjoy the celebration with everyone else.

Thanksgiving FeastMaybe you've tried adapting traditional recipes, but haven't been impressed with the results. Or perhaps you've experimented with recipes from magazines or newspaper articles, but your friends and family members weren't particularly impressed. Or maybe you're new to eating fresh whole foods, and you don't have a clue about how to begin.

Dr. Ritamarie is here to help you stay on course this Thanksgiving and onward through the holiday season. This show will be chock full of tips for meals, and ideas on how to handle those family issues around not eating the typical Thanksgiving meals.

Check out Dr. Ritamarie's Thanksgiving Feast Recipe Book: https://drritamarie.com/Thanksgiving/



Find Your Way Back to Health

Dr. Linda BerryAt some point in time, most of us get lost on our paths to good health.
We overeat, indulge in choices not good for us, and stop exercising. These choices tend to take a huge toll on our bodies creating a myriad of dis-ease and pains.

But there is no reason you have to continue living this way. Joining Dr. Ritamarie is Dr. Linda Berry.

Dr Linda empowers you to transform stress into a mighty fuel to power your life and dreams. She knows how because at 24 years old she was paralyzed from an automobile accident. Before that, Dr Linda was a dancer, choreographer, and purple belt in Karate. She rose up from her wheelchair to become a chiropractor, nutritionist, and trauma healing specialist.

Dr Linda is an internationally known author. Her book Internal Cleansing has been in print for 24 years. She's been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox news.

Join this dynamic duo as they cover rejuvenation, smiling your way into distress, and being happy with your weight.

Visit Dr. Linda on the web:


I Don't Want a Pumpkin Belly: A Kid-Friendly Call about Candy

the negative effects of candyWhenever Halloween rolls around, so do the candy bars and sweet sugar-loaded treats. If it's tough for adults to always make the best lifestyle choices, imagine what it's like for kids!

And while it's tough to resist sugar, it's just as tough being a kid and facing serious conditions like obesity, diabetes, and attention disorders. Being teased for obesity is no laughing matter when you're a kid.

This call with kid-friendly language will help your kids to understand what happens when they feast on processed foods and what THEY can do to feel better and STILL have fun!

About Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo


Dr. Ritamarie LoscalzoDr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN, has been an integrative health care practitioner for over two decades, empowering her patients and students to overcome health challenges and lead a joyful and healthy life.

She's a Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, HeartMath® and Herbal Medicine as well as a certified raw and living foods instructor, chef and coach. She's the author and co-author of several gluten-free vegan and raw foods recipe books including: Power Breakfast Ideas, Deliciously Quick Lunch and Dinner, Healthy Halloween Treats, Dessert: Making it Rich Without Oil and Dried and Gone to Heaven.

She's also the creator of many successful online courses designed to restore people to the health, energy, and vitality they need to live full and vibrant lives.


Energy Enhancing Resources



Thanksgiving Feast IdeasThanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you're a vegan, vegetarian, raw food enthusiast, food allergy sufferer or just someone who wants to eat more healthfully and manage your weight, this is a challenging time of year.

Food temptations abound, as does pressure from often well meaning friends and family members who want to be sure you're enjoying the bounty. Find out more here…


Healthy Holiday Traditions
One thing that all holidays and celebrations have in common is their focus on food. Holidays are a time of celebration and cheer. They're special events when you set aside time to get together with friends and family to simply appreciate each other. I love the festivities, the decorations, the parties and the connection with the special people in my life. Find out more here…


Eat Your Way Out of PainIncludes a downloaded recording of a 2 hour teleclass, anti- inflammatory recipe guide, shopping list and checklists, flowcharts of your body's inflammatory pathways and bonus resources, including Lunch and Dinner and Breakfast e-books and Transforming Stress Kit. Read more here…


Makin it RichDesserts make your tongue feel gleeful and your heart sing. But have you ever thought about how your favorite desserts ultimately affect your body? With their gluten, dairy, unhealthy trans fats and refined sugar, these desserts are likely to contribute to premature aging, inflammation, irritable bowel, mucous buildup and problems with focusing. Read more here…




Raw Food Riches
Using Your Passion for Health for Prosperity

by Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

I think the happiest people are the ones who figure out how to live doing what they love.

I also believe people can enjoy greater success on any chosen path when health isn't an obstacle, so I've become very passionate about helping others to reach their full, vibrant potential.

Raw Food Riches ProgramIf you're here, chances are you're passionate about health too. If you've ever thought about helping others to live happier and more vibrant lives, maybe by teaching raw food classes, coaching people privately, or selling recipe books, then THIS is for you:


I'm really excited about this groundbreaking new program I'm a part of; it's called “Raw Food Riches”. For the first time ever, top chefs, educators, and coaches spill the beans on how they got started, how they became popular, and how you can follow in their footsteps.

In the first half, you learn to attract the students who will benefit from your knowledge. In the second half, you learn how to attend to your own prosperity by coaching people, broadcasting your classes over the Internet, and selling books, tele-classes, videos, and more.

Between now and Tuesday, November 22nd, the first 100 customers will receive a super bonus package worth $133.94. What's more, during this special promotion, there's a one penny 15-day trial.

If you're unsure, you can review everything without risk for 15 days.

Raw Food Riches ProgramThere's no greater feeling than being rewarded for doing work you love that genuinely helps others. If you've thought about healthy living as a means to a joyful, prosperous livelihood, click the link below:

Raw Food Riches Program

I urge you to do it right now and take advantage of the bonuses.

You will never regret doing work you love if you know how to do so prosperously,

Recipes that Recharge

  Pie Golly That's Good!

By Ritamarie Loscalzo

There's always room for dessert, especially when the dessert is made with delicious whole foods! Pie lovers will be pleased when you offer them a choice of living food pumpkin or apple pie. There's even vanilla ice cream to go on top of that decadent dish! This gourmet Coconut Pie Crust will get you started and can be used as a base for even more holiday treats!

Thanksgiving FeastIt's just one of the delicious recipes you'll find in my Thanksgiving Feast recipe collection. In addition to my pies, my collection has all the ideas you need to create a healthy alternative Thanksgiving dinner with recipes like:

  • Apricot Pecan Yams
  • Herbed Mashed “Potatoes” with Mushroom Gravy
  • Spicy Cranberry Relish
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • and many more!

Coconut Pie Crust


  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened, raw dried coconut
  • 3/4 cup macadamias
  • 3/4 cup hazelnuts or walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted and unsoaked


  1. delicious dessertPlace coconut, macadamias, walnuts and salt in food processor and process until coarsely ground.
  2. Add dates and process until it begins to stick together.
  3. Remove from processor and work with hands to achieve a mass that holds together.
  4. Press into pie plate.
  5. Fill with Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie, recipes you'll find in Thanksgiving Feast and savor!

ORDER NOW in time for Thanksgiving!

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