Meet Our  S.H.I.N.E. Conference Leader
Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is passionately committed to transforming our current broken disease-care system into a true health care system where each and every practitioner is skilled at finding the root cause of health challenges and using ancient healing wisdom married with modern scientific research to restore balance.

As the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, Dr. Ritamarie specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore balance to hormones with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal, and insulin imbalances. Her practitioner training programs empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health issues by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the master controller.
Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, and HeartMath®. She’s also a certified living foods chef, instructor, and coach, and she has trained and certified hundreds of others in the art of using palate-pleasing, whole fresh food as medicine.

A best-selling author, speaker, and internationally recognized nutrition and women’s health authority with over 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Ritamarie offers online courses, long-distance coaching and counseling, and deeply empowering and informative live events. Her wildly popular practitioner certification program empowers health and wellness professionals to unravel the mystery of their clients’ complex health challenges, so they become known as go-to practitioners for true healing and lasting results.
Meet Our S.H.I.N.E. Conference
Guest Experts
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Donna Gates
Donna Gates, M.Ed., ABAAHP, is the international best-selling author of The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity, The Body Ecology Guide to Growing Younger: Anti-Aging Wisdom for Every Generation, and Stevia: Cooking with Nature’s Calorie-Free Sweetener. An Advanced Fellow with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, she is on a mission to change the way the world eats. The Body Ecology Diet was the first of its kind—sugar-free, gluten-free, casein-free, and probiotic rich. 

In 1994, Donna introduced the natural sweetener stevia to the U.S., began teaching about fermented foods, and coined the phrase “inner ecosystem” to describe the network of microbes that maintains our basic physiological processes—from digestion to immunity. Over the past 25 years, Donna has become one of the most respected authorities in the field of digestive health, diet, and nutrition. A recognized radio host of The Body Ecology Hour with Donna Gates on Hay House radio, Donna regularly contributes to The Huffington Post and The Daily Love, and lectures at the “I Can Do It!” Conference, The Longevity Now Conference, and Women’s Wellness Conference.
Unlock Your Body’s Potential for Healing:
Creating A Protocol From Clues Hiding in Our DNA
The Body Ecology System of Health and Healing ™ Is proving to be a perfect roadmap for a Gut Smart-Gene Smart ™ approach to wellness. Based on 7 Universal Laws, Body Ecology’s Step by Step Principle defines exactly where to begin when you sit down with your client to create a personalized diet and lifestyle plan.

There are approximately 20,000 genes in the human body. Not all are well validated by science and not all are important to support. Learn what genes must be addressed to solve the mystery of why your client can’t get well — even after eliminating all the inflammatory foods and doing everything else just right. 
  • Certain genes grouped into ‘Buckets" help reveal your client’s potential to fight infections, quell inflammation, cleanse out toxins.
  • Nutritional buckets point out risks for vitamin and mineral deficiencies — critical co-factors that inhibit the gene from expressing properly.
  • Craft an action plan that helps your client 1) Create energy to heal 2) Conquer infections and Inflammation 3) Correct digestion 4) Cleanse out toxins.
Dr. Tom O'Bryan
Dr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, and Autoimmune Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines.

In November 2016, Dr. O’Bryan released Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They’re Not Telling You, an investigation into why our immune system, designed to protect us, begins attacking our own tissue (autoimmunity). Currently, over 500,000 people worldwide have watched the Docuseries. www.betrayaldocumentary.com

He is the founder of www.theDr.com and the visionary behind The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on the gluten connection to diseases, disorders, and a wide-range of symptoms and ages.
Cutting Edge Biomarkers for Identifying and Monitoring Successful Protocols of Neural Inflammation and Brain Dysfunction
Everyone knows someone who is now thriving after a heart attack. No one knows anyone now thriving with a brain deterioration disease. Extensive research and clinical papers on arresting and reversing inflammatory diseases of the brain are now in the literature. For example, there are over 100 published papers on the association of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) and Alzheimer's Disease. From arresting Alzheimer’s to reversing ADHD, numerous protocols are demonstrating success. But success is dependent on compliance to your protocols. And compliance is dependent on the patient feeling empowered.
  • Accurate laboratory identification of both BBB permeability and brain inflammation initially, with improvements clearly documented on follow up tests keeps the patient engaged and empowered.
  • This Presentation will address both the latest cutting-edge laboratory testing available to identify the mechanisms of brain inflammation and BBB permeability, its underlying mechanisms, and proven strategies to arrest its continuation.
Jj Virgin
JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN, EP-C, a celebrity nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer, teaches clients how to break through food and carb intolerances, so they can finally lose the weight to transform their health and their lives.

JJ is a prominent TV and media personality, whose previous features include co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, health expert for Dr. Phil, and appearances on PBS, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, 
Access Hollywood, and the TODAY Show. She also speaks regularly and has shared the stage with notables including TD Jakes, Tony Robbins, and Brendon Burchard. JJ is the author of four NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook.

Her latest book, Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience, shows mothers everywhere how to be strong, positive leaders for their families, while exploring the inspirational lessons JJ learned as she fought for her own son’s life. JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast, with 4 million downloads and counting. She also regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines. 
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