Diabetes: Marvels, Miracles and Myths!

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Personal Note from Dr. Ritamarie

January 26th, 2012 Volume 2, Issue 23


  Living FAST and Free!

On the FAST trackGreetings from Texas, where we've been having an incredibly mild winter. On Sunday it reached 80 degrees. What a joy to go for a run in shorts and a T-shirt.

I love taking exercise breaks in the middle of the day. I always come back refreshed, clear headed, and ready for additional work that I love.

Things are certainly brewing around here.

We're in the process of creating a brand new teleseminar and video series to address a very serious health problem in our modern day world. We'll be opening registration next Tuesday and offering a special bonus to the first 500 people who sign up. Our last video series attracted over 2200 sign-ups, so mark your calendar and sign-up right away to snag a bonus package.

Did I mention the video series is complimentary?

The Spies Who Love Me

I've also been busy training a group of “Food Allergy Spies”, so they can become experts at detecting the food culprits that are robbing them of their good health.

FAST (Food Allergy Spy Training): Module 1: Eliminate Your Food CulpritsThe progress so far is amazing, and we're just 7 days into the program! We've had weight reduction, brains clearing, and energy rising. My Food Allergy Spies are learning their trade and as a result, they are destined to regain their health, energy, and comfort. They will become unstoppable!

You can be unstoppable, too,
Health-Seeker, if you get your health issues out of the way, so you can fully express who you really are.

You can accomplish anything.

Too often I see people keeping their true passion and joy out of arms reach because they don't have the energy or focus to see how to get there.

Your health is your most precious gift.

It's my joy to offer a variety of tools and resources to help you reach your unlimited potential.

From Russia With Love

We had a really great radio show today on the power of energy medicine from Russia to heal. There's a recording of last week's radio show all about healing leaky gut, and several more to come. Check out our upcoming shows below!

There's also a brand new recipe in this newsletter to enjoy and a few surprises and things you can put into play right away in my feature article, Digestion and Diabetes: The Relationship That May Be Damaging Your Inner Miracle Worker.
Dr. Ritamarie: love and appreciation

I look forward to connecting soon.

With much love and appreciation,

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Creating Vibrant Health Feature Article

Digestion and Diabetes: The Relationship That May be Damaging Your Inner Miracle Worker

By Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Your inner miracle workerHave you ever wondered what really happens inside your body after you eat?

It's a complicated process that involves muscles, organs, hormones, enzymes, acids and a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

I am really glad that my conscious mind doesn't need to get involved to make it happen… it just happens.

Imagine if half way through digesting my food I got distracted by a phone call? The food would likely just sit there until my next meal as I'd be apt to forget I was digesting and move on to other more exciting tasks.

There's an Inner Miracle Worker Inside You

Your body is a miracle, and it handles all those things behind the scenes so you don't have to be involved on a conscious level. It's like having the world's best personal assistant doing everything you need before you even know you need it.

It all runs smoothly and like clockwork… if you take care of yourself.

When you feed yourself the right fuel, move, sail through the day with joy and ease, and sleep well at night your “personal assistant” inside keeps things running well, so you feel energetic, clear, focused and full of life.

Ideas pop up and you're able to run with them and create the life of your dreams. You look great. Your tummy is flat, your muscles are toned and strong, and YOU are unstoppable. You are unlimited.

But What If Your Inner Miracle Worker is Run-Down and Ragged?

If what I just described is not your life, then listen up.

It's not your fault.
It's not that you're lazy or unmotivated.

It's because you learned habits early on that caused you to make choices that basically poison your “feel good” mechanisms.

You were fed processed foods from early in childhood, even just out of the womb in some cases. The processed foods cannot come close to providing the nutrition offered by their fresh counterparts. “Made by nature” is always better than “made by machine”.

The processed foods early on interfered with your body's ability to choose the foods that nourish your cells rather than excite your taste buds and drain your energy.

children and processed foodsBy the time you were six, chances are good that you had been on multiple courses of antibiotics and maybe had even begun to put on some excess weight. Like me, you were most likely addicted to foods like M&Ms, Cheetos, cookies, and soft drinks.

If so, you no longer were accessing the inner wisdom that guides you to eat, drink, and move in ways that bring balance.

Fast forward to today.

Perhaps the extra weight is your biggest concern. Maybe it's your fear of life altering illnesses like heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. Or it might be your lack of energy and your inability to really enjoy things the way you used to.

Whatever it is you are striving for in your life, without your health the path will be obscure.

Are You Eating Yourself Sick?

So getting back to digestion…

When you're out of balance, missing key nutrients, have eaten foods or engaged in activities that disrupt normal intestinal and hormone function, it's as if you're in charge and get distracted by a phone call.

Digestive enzymes become deficient or ineffective, your gut lining gets damaged and can no longer absorb all the nutrients in your food. Worse, it also allows foreign proteins to penetrate the disrupted intestinal membrane.

And you start to feel unwell.
Your energy drops.
Your mind gets foggy.

DiabetesAll the sugar and processed starch causes a spike in insulin. Over time, your cells become resistant to the insulin, and almost all the food you eat gets stored as fat.

The high sugar levels make your blood cells more sticky. The high insulin levels thicken the walls of your blood vessel and make them stiffer.

You are now a prime candidate for a heart attack or stroke.

You are on your way towards diabetes.

You May Not Know If You Have Diabetes Until There's Damage

Diabetes is on the rise and prediabetes is almost an epidemic. Normal blood sugar balance is one of the prime casualties of an out of balance lifestyle.

The sad part is, you won't be warned by your medical doctor until much of the damage has been done.

The reason?

The methods used to assess blood sugar imbalances, prediabetes (often called “insulin resistance“), and diabetes are based on standards that are too lenient.

There's an ideal range for you blood sugar and the conventional standards give too much leeway.

The Myths That Keep You From Feeling Miraculous

On January 31st, 2012, I'll be opening up registration for an all new and very controversial webinar that will address the myths and surprising misconceptions around the metabolic and blood sugar issues that have people confused and chronically ill. The webinar will be part of my updated free video series called Bye-Bye Belly Fat, Brain Fog and Burnout!

We'll be sharing fresh, newly recorded videos, so even if you participated in last year's series, you'll find something new!

Bye-Bye Belly Fat, Brain Fog, and Burnout I am soooo excited about this.

The truth is so many of my family members have suffered and even died because they were not given the information I am about to share with you. It's not that I didn't offer. It's just that they were afraid to go against the status quo.

I know you're really open to the latest and greatest health information or you wouldn't be reading my newsletter.

Registration opens on January 31st at around noon, pacific time. I will send you an e-mail message when registration opens, but if you'd like to get your notice and access a little early, be sure to register for early notification:


Once the series begins on January 31st, the first video will come to you immediately. Then every day or two, another video will be released until right before my myth-busting teleseminar on Feb 9th, 2012.

I've been intently studying blood sugar imbalances and all the hormones and lifestyle factors involved in creating and preventing them so I can bring you the most cutting edge information.

In the videos and on the teleseminar, I'll share 5 simple strategies you can start to incorporate right away.

An Easy Step To Help Heal Your Inner Miracle Worker

For now, I would like to close with a small piece of one of the strategies you can get started on right away.

Timing is EverythingIt's from my “Timing is Everything” strategy.

It's going to sound really simple, and I know you've heard it before.

During the Bye-Bye B4 Video Series, I will share the details about how and why this strategy works. Its effectiveness has to do with hormone balance and your body's detoxification mechanisms.

Stop eating at least 3 hours before you go to bed.

There should be 12 hours between dinner/supper and breakfast.

Go ahead and try it.

Once we open up registration, we'll have a blog area where you can post your experiences. Start slowly if this is hard. Increase the time between dinner and bed time by 15 minutes each day until you've reached your goal.

Then when you come to the training call and watch the videos, you'll learn how this affects your hormones, blood sugar, brain chemistry and detoxification. You'll understand how proper meal timing protects you from life threatening diseases like diabetes, heart attack and stroke.

The registration page will be here:


The Recipes That Will Bring Your Inner Miracle Worker Back to Life

B4 Be Gone Recipe SamplerIf you act quickly, you can take advantage of another helpful resource.

I'm going to make available a Bonus Recipe Sampler from my B4 Be Gone System for the first 500 people who register for the Bye-Bye B4 Video Series. If you're among the first to sign up on January 31st for the free series, you can enjoy a taste of my delicious low-glycemic recipes designed to help heal your insulin receptors and restore your blood sugar balance.

You can ensure you receive your notice as soon as possible by registering for the early notification list here:



Events with Dr. Ritamarie

Dr. Ritamarie's Living Foods Potluck
and Information Night

Raw Food Potluck Austin TexasOnce 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 Dates (4th Saturday of every month unless noted otherwise):

  • Saturday, February 25th , 6:30 p.m. central
  • Saturday, March 24th, 6:30 p.m. central
  • Saturday, April 21st, 6:30 p.m. central

What our attendees have to say about recent potlucks:

  • “Great meetup, great food, great folks!” — Joy Johnson
  • “Great food and great people, and a warm welcoming experience (it was my first time and I felt at home!)” — Audrey

Click below to follow this Meeting Group on Facebook!

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 Recorded Raw Food University Classes

With Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo and Chefs Karen Osborne and Pamela Weems

You never have to worry about missing a class! All of our delicious, health-boosting Raw Food University classes are recorded.

Raw Food UniversityYou can access videos and recipes in PDF format for any of our past classes including:

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

Mark Your Calendar for These LIVE Raw Food University Classes:

  • Discovering the Healing Benefits of Fresh, Whole Living Foods
    Friday, March 9th, 2012; 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Central
  • Mastering the Art of Living Food: Practical Techniques for Healthy Meals in Everyday Life
    Saturday, April 14th, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Central
  • Comfort Foods That Truly Comfort: The Art of Delicious and Nutritious Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Living
    Date and Time: TBA

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, February 2ndEating Frequent, Small Meals May be Damaging to Your Health
    with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
  • Thursday, February 9thWhen Hormones are Out of Whack with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
  • Thursday, February 16th – Get the Skinny on Fatty Acids with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo



Eating Frequent, Small Meals May be Damaging to Your Health
with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo – Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

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

Show will be featured HERE!

the dangers of frequent, small mealsA common recommendation for people suffering with blood sugar imbalances and attempting to reduce weight is to eat frequent, small meals throughout the day.

The idea is that eating every couple of hours keeps your blood sugar levels steady without the dips (and severe hunger that accompanies those dips). In theory, you'll eat less if you never let yourself get hungry enough to overeat.

Recent hormone research tells us that this is actually the worst way to eat for blood sugar balance and weight loss and can actually be damaging to your health.

Join Dr. Ritamarie and find out how eating small meals could actually be causing insulin resistance…and leading you to more belly fat.




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:


From Russia with Love: “Heal Like Nothing Ever Happened”
with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo and “Doc David” Gawain
Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Click HERE for the recording!

healing energyPatch Adam and Voltaire have said that medicine is the art of entertaining your patients/clients while they heal themselves.

Doc David loves to take that even further by blending education, entertainment and the Multi-Dimensional Health FUSION so you enjoy the warm humor and laughter while you heal or share healing in record time.

Dr. Ritamarie and Doc David want to introduce you to a new way of healing straight from Russia – Energy Healing using SCENAR, the Personal Health Device that helps you heal like nothing ever happened.

Doc David originated the Healing FUSION with Dr. Irina in 2004, and they both have spent the following years perfecting and educating to make it the cohesive program that it is today as the Healing Fusion System with Health Boss.

Check it out for yourself:




About Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. 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.

Dr. Ritamarie LoscalzoShe'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.

Dr. Ritamarie resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and sons. She can be reached at http://www.DrRitamarie.com.


Energy Enhancing Resources


Bye-Bye Belly Fat, Brain Fog, and Burnout


Belly fat is not only a complaint in terms of appearance, it can be a warning sign that your body needs help. Excess belly fat, brain fog, and burnout can be indications of metabolic problems involving your hormones, immune system, and detoxification pathways. I've created series of free videos to share with you key steps from my 30-day process to balance your blood sugar naturally! Learn more here…


FAST: Food Allergy Spy Training

Inflammation causes pain, stiffness, heart attacks, ulcers, and all diseases. What most people don't realize is that inflammation can be caused by hidden food allergies. Up until now, identification of food allergens was expensive, time consuming, and confusing. The Food Allergy Spy Training (FAST) program eliminates the confusion and guides you through the Gold Standard for identification of food allergens – the Food Elimination Provocation Process (FEPP). Become a super sleuth food detective and rid yourself of energy stealing allergen thugs! Learn more here…



Deliciously Quick Lunch & Dinner Ideas - Fast Raw Food Recipes

If you're sick and tired of feeling sick and tired because you don't have time to prepare healthy meals for you and your family, we have GREAT news for you. By using the simple, yet delicious whole and raw food recipes in this e-book, you'll soon be on your way to the lean, strong and energetic body that you desire and deserve! Upgrade your health. Learn how to make your own fast food, and give up the drive through line once and for all! Find out more here…


Dried and Gone to Heaven

If you long to indulge in familiar comfort foods like bread, pizza, crackers, and chips, but you can't stand the nightmare of the emotional and physical upheaval processed foods create, your dreams are about to come true! Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo and Chef Alicia Ojeda have joined to offer you mouth-watering comfort foods that will nourish your body and satisfy your soul. Read more here…


Eat Your Way Out of Pain

Includes 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 Rich

Desserts make your tongue feel gleeful and your heart sing, but let's face it; conventional desserts and processed ingredients are damaging to your body. But thanks to the nutritional expertise of Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo and the raw food creativity of Chef Karen Osborne, you can now enjoy sugar-free, gluten-free, and oil-free desserts that are decadent and delicious! These easy to make recipes are chocolate-craving kid and skeptical husband approved! Read more here…



RAWpalooza 2012

I am really excited to let you know about an incredible FREE online event that I am proud to be a part of.

Starting on Monday, January 23rd, you are invited to a FULL WEEK of incredible interviews with the leading minds in raw food and conscious living. Wait until you hear the amazing roster of thought leaders lending their inspiration and expertise for this event.

Have a look:


I will be interviewed during this week-long event and would love your support to check it out. Like I mentioned, the event is free and jam-packed with incredible interviews throughout each day.

Interviews are being conducted by Steve Prussack, host of Raw Vegan Radio.

Look at the line-up here:


Go ahead and register today.

I know that you will discover an incredible amount of knowledge during Rawpalooza.


With joy and appreciation,

Dr. Ritamarie


  Getting Over ED!


There are hundreds and thousands of women and men in our community who struggle with eating disorders.

When I say “eating disorders” it doesn't mean you have to be diagnosed anorexic or bulimic to benefit from what we've put together.

  • If you ever feel obsessed about what you eat…
  • If you ever roller coaster with restrictive eating and bingeing…
  • If you simply have so much attention on food and your body size that it's dragging you down, then THIS IS FOR YOU:


All this week I've been having some of the most amazing conversations with the world's leading experts on health, nutrition and eating disorders.

You'll be able to listen to them if you sign up for the free “Getting Over ED” telesummit.

The information in these calls has already saved the lives of thousands of people. Even if you're not struggling, you may know someone who is and this vital information could save their lives.

Click this link, and sign up today:


Love and freedom,

Tera Warner

Getting Over ED

Recipes that Recharge

Blueberries for Your Blood Sugar Blues!

By Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

If you're looking for a fruit option that's more likely to play nice with your blood sugar, blueberries may be a potential ally (though only testing will tell you for sure). This is a low-glycemic, blood-sugar friendly green smoothie recipe from my B4 Be Gone System Recipe Collection.

You can enjoy a sample of more low-glycemic, blood-sugar friendly raw food recipes if you're among the first 500 people to register for my upcoming free Bye-Bye Belly Fat, Brain Fog, and Burnout Video Series (2012).
Coco Blue Green Smoothie
Coco Blue Green Smoothie


  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup Chia Gel
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • enough water to blend
  • stevia if desired to taste


  1. Blend and enjoy.

B4 Be Gone Recipe SamplerThe B4 Be Gone Recipe Collection contains over 200 recipes designed to help those who are struggling with Diabetes, blood sugar imbalance, and insulin resistance. You can enjoy a B4 Be Gone Recipe Collection Sampler if you're among the first 500 people to register for the upcoming live Bye-Bye B4 Video Series!

Click HERE to register for early notification!


Do you have a great raw food recipe you'd like to share? Submit your recipe at: http://www.drritamarie.com/newslettercontributions/

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  1. Carol Roberge

    Hello Ritamarie,
    It was lovely to listen to you share today on RawPalooza. As a Raw Food Chef & Educator and Holistic Health Coach, I find so much controversy over incorporating green smoothies into ones diet. People tend to unbalance the ratio of fruit to greens and without the proper protein and fat to slow down the bodies absorption of sugar, I find it can be problematic for people with blood sugar issues. What are your thoughts on the amount of banana, orange and pineapple that gets used in putting together green smoothies and then the green that is consistently used for its mild taste is spinach. But due to the oxalates, we are not obtaining calcium from that. Isn’t kale or bok choy a better choice? I would truly love to hear your thoughts on this.

    • Stacey

      Carol, your message suddenly appeared and has not been answered.

      I totally agree on the fruit and green ratio…for maNY PEOPLE. i DID A WHOLE COURSE ON BLOOD SUGAR BALANCE http://WWW.BYEBYEB4.COM

      Spinach is a good green but not best for constant use.

      the amount of calcium in it is still fairly high. the oxalate doesn’t negate all of it.

      sweet smoothies with spinach are a good starting point but as people get used to it should transition to less fruit and stronger greens.

      thanks for your comments


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