Practitioner Corner: 3 Most Commonly Overlooked Strategies for Helping Clients

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Have you ever dealt with a client that appears to do everything right – but is just not getting the results you expect?

I get these all the time.

  • They’ve gone gluten free – or so they say.
  • They gave up coffee.
  • They’re drinking green drinks almost every day.
  • They exercise, meditate and get outdoors, 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.

Sound familiar?

questions-and-food-2There are 3 things most practitioners overlook when attempting to solve the most difficult cases.  I’ll explore one of these subjects today and continue with more next week.

The first overlooked thing is:

Impaired detoxification pathways

When liver detoxification is sluggish, the liver stores toxins it can't properly metabolize into fat.  Your client may be doing the calories in /calories out equation correctly and still be hanging on to weight because of sluggish phase 2 liver detoxification. There are genetic abnormalities that cause decreased phase 2 liver detoxification impairment, in methylation, acetylation, cytochrome function and glutathione metabolism.

??????????????????Roughly 40 % of the population is found to have an SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) in one of the MTHFR genes This creates havoc.  Practitioners in my ERSPC certification program are learning all about this via case studies I’m presenting.   A site called is a wealth of information about this particular set of SNP's .  And a great resource I’ve been using to assess my clients genetic pathways and have amazing breakthroughs is at 23andme.

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.

Stay tuned for part 2 next week.


With love and appreciation,


Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo


What questions do you have about assessing impaired detoxification pathways for your clients? Comment below!



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