Practitioner Corner: 3 Most Commonly Overlooked Strategies for Helping Clients (Part 2 of 3)

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Remember the tough cases we discussed last week?

You remember, the ones who’ve:
They’ve gone gluten free – or so they say.
Gave up coffee
They’re drinking green drinks almost every day

They exercise, meditate and get out doors, yet still they struggle with excess weight, especially around the middle.  They have no energy and their hormones are a mess.  If they stray too far from the  kitchen, they go into a panic attack.

In last week’s newsletter, we introduced you to one of the 3 things most practitioners overlook when attempting to solve the most difficult cases, impaired detoxification pathways.

butterfly-food-300x202This week, we’ll look at autoimmune thyroid conditions.  Most conventional doctors fail to do a thorough evaluation of thyroid function, and the 2 most commonly overlooked causes of low thyroid  problems are autoimmune (Hashimoto's disease is most common) and receptor resistance.

Of course you know that low thyroid function contributes to low energy, blood sugar imbalance and failure to respond to weight release programs.  Autoimmune disease occurs when your immune system goes haywire and starts attacking itself.  When the thyroid is the recipient of these bullets, the entire body can be affected.

Bottom line, don’t let autoimmune thyroid conditions slip by you.  Test every client you work with for thyroid antibodies, antithyroglubulin and thyroid peroxidase.  These can be ordered through Direct Labs without a doctor;s prescription.

There are all sorts of great resources for analysis, and I explore many of these in my course Client Assessment Tools for Holistic Practitioners.

We just graduated our first class and materials are available for self study until the next live run.

Details are here: Client Assessment Tools

Stay tuned for part 3 next week.



With love and appreciation,


Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo


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