Poisons in Your Pantry, Shocking Natural Sweetener Facts, Part 2 – and Another Great Recipe!

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Hello, Health-Seeker!

I am so happy that I get to share my passion for health and nutrition every day!

It's exciting to hear stories about transformational healings using the principles I teach.

I had the pleasure of hanging out with Venus De Marco, author of The Healing Journey of My Bodacious Ta-tas yesterday.

She lives here in Austin, and I invited her to make a special guest appearance at my Spring into Vitality live event, March 22-24. She shared her journey of how she healed a 9 cm tumor in her breast with no chemo, radiation, or surgery. NONE. ZERO. She used only natural means – food, herbs, nutrition, and the power of her thoughts and emotions.

She said a few things to me that I found profound.

One is that girls as young as 10 years old are getting breast cancer. When I was that age, 10 year-olds didn't even have breasts. The other was about the importance of your thoughts and emotions in healing. She believes that to heal from cancer or any other health crisis, you have to start with belief, be willing to let go of fear, and offer forgiveness to anyone for whom you are carrying a grudge or judging for a wrong doing.

That, plus of course the basics – sound nutrition, exercise, fresh air, sunshine, and some rather interesting natural therapies – are what gave Venus back her health.

If you're coming to Spring Into Vitality, you'll get to hear me interview Venus about her healing journey. You can also get her book on Amazon.

We talked as we sipped Spring Dragon Longevity tea and could have hung out sharing for hours. It was a great break in my day.

On another note, my 14 year-old is on spring break, so I am looking forward to sleeping in a little longer and getting to see him more.

Spring is in the air. While last week's 90 degree weather only lasted a day, the forecast for the coming week is very promising. It's supposed to be in the 80's by end of the week and into next week, so the weather should be perfect for our weekend event.

Be sure to check out the events and calendar below for coming talks.
Tuesday night I am speaking on a radio show called “The Doctor's Inn”. It should be great fun. My dear friend and colleague, Dr. Lindsey Berkson speaks after me on the show. She's an amazing doctor, researcher, speaker, and author. I am thrilled that she will be joining me for Spring Into Vitality, doing a “rock the house” talk on hormone balancing.

Have an awesome week. Talk to you again soon!

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

The Sweetest of Them All: Which Sweeteners Are Healthiest? (Part 2)

By Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

In the post The Sweetest of Them All (Part 1) I told you all about the dangers of sugar, raw agave nectar, artificial sweeteners, and high glycemic index sweeteners.

I'm sure at this point you might be thinking…

So, What Sweeteners CAN Be Used?

In this week's Blog post is a users' guide to sweeteners. Whatever your decision, be sure sweeteners are only a tiny part of a whole foods diet to avoid the risk of complications….Read the rest of the article HERE.

Links for Parts 1 & 2:



This Week's Radio Show:

Poison in Your Pantry: Sneaky Ingredients That Sabotage Your Health

Thursday March 14, 2013
Time: 8 am PT / 9 am MT / 10 am CT / 11 am ET

Do you know what toxic ingredients lurk under seeming “healthy” pseudonyms right on the labels of your favorite foods?

Join Dr. Ritamarie as she demystifies some of the worst culprits hiding in the ingredients lists, right in front of your eyes, that are secretly sabotaging your and your family's health.

Go here to listen to the show:


The Sweets Episode: The Good, The Bad, and The Bitter Truth
Vibrant Living Health Solutions Radio Show Replay:

Many supposed “healthy” sugar alternatives are nothing more than poison (artificial sweeteners).

But most people know about them already.

In this show, I uncover the potential risks of some of the more popular “healthy” alternatives.

Click here to listen to the replay:


The “Spring Into Vitality”

LIVE Experience

A Transformational Workshop with Dr. Ritamarie

3 Days in Austin, Texas to Put You on Track to Vibrant Health, Healing, and Endless Energy!

Click here for all the details:


PS – We will be raffling a FREE Vitamix high speed blender and a FREE Excalibur dehydrator at this event! We're planning to give each attendee a raffle ticket. Additional tickets will be available to attendees for purchase, and all proceeds will be donated to the children's Miracle League. Sponsors like Artisana and Lekithos are also donating Goody Bag items daily!

Living Well Talk Radio – The Doctor's Inn and Between the Sheets with Doctors

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
6 pm PT/ 7 pm MT/ 8 pm CT/ 9 pm ET

Don't miss a very rare personal interview with Dr. Ritamarie as a guest on Living Well Talk Radio tomorrow night, where she will be interviewed about her life purpose and life destiny. She has been asked to speak intimately about what motivates her so deeply – what she does, why she does it, and how it fits into her life's purpose. You will discover Dr. Ritmamarie's personal story, her journey, what she struggled with, and her life before she became a doctor.

BONUS: Stay on the line for the 2nd half with Dr. Lindsey Berkson for a 2-for-1 Special!

There WILL be a replay:


OR Simply call in and listen:

Dial 646-652-2336; press #1


“Break Free From Fatigue – Part 2
Customize Your Way to Optimal Body Chemistry and Overflowing Energy!

Discover some simple tests you can do at home to determine your unique body chemistry as it relates to your lack of energy (fatigue) and hormone balance. Create a roadmap of your specific, unique body chemistry needs so that you can customize solutions for yourself that finally break you free from the chains of fatigue, once and for all.

Click here to listen to the recording of Parts 1 & 2:



WISH: Women's International Summit for Health
Begins on March 8th, 2013

Join Dr. Ritamarie and hundreds of thousands of women around the world for 40 days and 40 nights of enlightening interviews on the most pressing issues in women's health. All the calls are completely free and available for download immediately! Hook yourself up to the inspiration you've been waiting for!

You can sign up here now:


PS – The beautiful and inspiring theme song for WISH was written and sung by our very own Stacey Terry! She is so very talented and creative in so many ways, and we appreciate all that she does for us as our program manager. You can enjoy listening to the song here:


March Monthly Special:

Deliciously Quick Lunch and Dinner Ideas e-Book
Healthy Meals on the Run

40% Off the Regular Price!

Redefine your relationship with fast food. Learn to put a delicious and nutritious meal together in under 10 minutesquicker than it takes to get lunch at the drive thru!

Click below to order when you add the e-Book to the cart, your discount will be applied:


Here's a another great GREEN recipe for March from the above Deliciously Quick Lunch and Dinner Ideas e-Book:



  • 3 medium avocados
  • lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • dash cumin (optional)


  1. Put all ingredients in a bowl and mash with a potato masher until smooth.
  2. Adjust salt and lemon to preference


1. Add diced tomatoes, minced cilantro and onion and garlic.

2. Add cayenne or minced jalapeno pepper for a spicy kick

3. Process all ingredients in a food processor instead of hand mashing, if desired.

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.

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. Dr. Ritamarie resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and sons.

She can be reached at:


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