SHINE Conference (Videos): Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional Endocrinology Conference with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo – 2015 – WORKING DRAFT

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Finally: Discover How the Intricate Relationship
Between the Gut and the Brain Can Help You
Help Your Clients Put an End to Mood Swings,
Low Energy and Chronic Low Vitality.

Video Package From 2015 Live Conference

You CAN get to the root of your clients’ biggest health challenges and create effective long-term solutions … and become THE go-to practitioner in your field. I’ll show you how.

October 2015 Focus: The Gut-Brain Connection in Clinical Practice

From: Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN
Date: [date_today][/date_today] Austin, Texas

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Dear Holistic Health Practitioner,

If any of the following sounds familiar, I have some really good news for you, based on what’s happening Right NOW in science:

  • You’re struggling to build your practice, despite being passionate about your work and guiding your clients and patients to better health.
  • You’re great at what you do, and your clients get good results. But you want to do more to take their healing even deeper.
  • Your clients and patients present with a wide range of symptoms, from low energy to mood swings to digestive issues … and you’re not always confident about your ability to find the root causes and restore health and vitality.
  • You want to go beyond the Band-Aid paradigm of today’s medical system and truly repair your clients’ health problems so they can live with renewed vitality and happiness.
  • You want to help your clients turn frustration to elation and stand out in your field as the go-to expert for tough cases and hard-to-solve problems.

If you’re nodding your head in agreement right now, I have some news to share that I have a feeling will get you pretty excited.

If the people who come to you with complex cases aren’t showing the results you would like because you’re not sure where to go for answers, it’s time to add more tools to your health practice toolkit.

prospective clients for health practitionersYou may have wondered where to go for answers to help you dig deep and truly understand what is going on in these challenging cases.

You feel that if you understood more about the health mechanisms, you could increase your reach in marketing your business, set up more consultations, and clearly communicate with your clients what is happening within their body.

Developing a deep understanding of complex issues is the spring-board to success; leading-edge knowledge gives you the understanding to exude the sort of confidence that entices clients to sign up with you to get the results they desire and deserve.

I totally understand if you lack that deep understanding and confidence. It’s only natural, and I used to feel the same way.

When I used to speak to prospective patients, whenever I was very tentative in explaining what I did (fearing that they would have a health problem that I just couldn’t help to solve), they did not sign up because *I* gave those clients the feeling that I may not be able to help.

You CAN a breakthrough in your confidence and in your ability to DELIVER RESULTS to clients — even your difficult ones.

health practitioner confidenceAs someone who’s been in practice for over 20 years, not only have I worked with thousands of clients and patients, I’ve worked with hundreds of practitioners as well, helping them to improve their competency with their clients.

And the thing I hear all the time is, “Dr. Ritamarie, I’d like to work with more people, but I’m not sure if I am going to be able to help them get results.”

I don’t know of a single practitioner who hasn’t had the experience of listening to a client’s complex history – their concerns, troubles, and the pile of tried and failed protocols – and thought, “I don’t even know where to start…”

You try the holistic nutrition approaches, the ones that often work like a charm, but the protocols don’t work this time. You suffer in quiet desperation because you know there absolutely has to be a way to help this person.

You just wish you knew how.

“It has been incredible. I learned more about endocrinology in 3 days from Dr. Ritamarie than I did at Brown Medical School and at continuing medical education credit courses.”


~ Dr. Claudia Gabrielle, MD
Family Physician

“…Dr. Ritamarie has given me the confidence and the extra behind-the-scenes skill to work with [clients] and be able to give them some real results!”


~ Alisha Bright
Physician Assistant and Private Holistic Health Coach at The Bright Stuff

The Best Way to Grow Your Practice is to Discover the Key to Unlocking Even the Most Difficult Client Cases

And one of the most powerful ways to get results with even the most challenging clients is to understand the complexities of the gut-brain connection.

Mastering the physiology and biochemistry of the intricate workings of hormones allowed me to understand what was really going on in chronic and complex cases and to create powerful, healing protocols personalized for each individual.

Breakdown in communication between the gut and the brain can be an underlying cause of a whole myriad of health issues like:

  • hormone imbalance symptoms and conditionsfatigue
  • headaches
  • mood swings
  • skin eruptions (acne)
  • low libido and sexual dysfunction
  • memory loss
  • arthritis
  • anxiety attacks
  • fibromyalgia
  • insomnia
  • digestive issues
  • blood sugar imbalance
  • difficulty losing or gaining weight

…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

By acting as a hormone detective, I have guided thousands to restore their vitality, and now I would love to share my system with you, so you can restore balance to your clients’ gut/brain interactions…no matter how “out of whack” they are.

The opportunity to be on the leading edge of health is NOW!

Nutritional Endocrinology offers you the key to unravel the profound impact of hormone imbalance on EVERY system of the body! And focusing on the gut/brain connection will bring your practice to a whole new level.

Several years ago, scientists discovered—and began studying in depth—a strong link between gut health and mental health.

Gut Brain ConnectionIn fact, an article from Scientific American describes the network of neurons lining the human gut as a “second brain” because of the large number of important neurotransmitters that send messages to the brain … and it plays an important, integral role in our mental state and in certain diseases throughout the body.

While all thought and decision-making happens in your brain, the enteric nervous system—the sheaths of neurons embedded in the walls of the long tube of our gutcontains about 100 million neurons (more than either the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system contain!).

So what does this mean?

The Gut: Your Second Brain

It means this “second brain” can control gut behavior independently of the brain, and, perhaps more importantly, that 90 percent of the fibers in the primary visceral nerve carry information to the brain (rather than the brain sending messages to the gut).

According to the Scientific American article, the nerves in your gut likely influence your emotions on a large scale.

And an article in Psychology Today states, “The gut and brain have a steady ability to communicate via the nervous system, hormones and the immune system. Some of the microbiome [in the gut] can release neurotransmitters, just like our own neurons do, speaking to the brain in its own language via the vagus nerve.”

The Gut’s Role in Mental and Physical Health

This article makes a couple of relevant points:

Gut-Brain-Connection-depression-high-blood-pressure-atherosclerosis-autoimmune-disordersFirst, the body responds to stress via the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, putting you into “fight or flight” when it senses danger. Once danger has passed, your body uses negative feedback to tone down the fight or flight response. But under conditions of chronic stress, the feedback gets messed up, leading to a myriad of symptoms that accompany being in a persistent state of overwhelm.

Second, the hormonal system is easy to conceptualize, but the underlying system—the immune system—is more complex. When your body is under stress, it releases inflammatory cytokines, chemical messengers that bring a certain part of your immune system into high alert. Your body reacts to stress as if it is an infection.

Chronic levels of inflammatory response lead to chronic disease like depressive disorders, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and a number of autoimmune disorders. Immune system activation can also determine whether or not you develop cancer. The gut microbiome plays a key role in regulating your immune response.

So, the makeup of your gut microbiome could make the difference as to whether you’re sick or well—mentally and physically.

So … what does all of this mean to you as a holistic health practitioner?

Gut Brain Connection - Gut Knowledge is Power to Help Clients

Gut Knowledge Is Power

By becoming educated about the gut-brain connection, you can get to the true cause of your clients’ symptoms and restore balance.

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  • It means you can develop the confidence to explore and solve even the toughest, most complicated cases.

  • It means you can grow your business while serving your clients at a whole new level.


I’m going to share with you an opportunity to become educated, and in turn, supercharge your clients’ results and your business!

But first…

I’d like to tell you a bit more about who I am and how I’m qualified to help you.

I’m Dr. Ritamarie Loscalso, MC, DC, CCN, DACBN, and I specialize in nutrition and women’s health: specifically, nutritional endocrinology.

I’m a best-selling author and speaker on the topic and a Doctor of Chiropractic with certification in acupuncture and clinical nutrition. I’m also a diplomat of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and a certified HeartMath™ instructor.

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo - nutritional endocrinology expert My journey to this place began with my own health problems in my 20s. I was an overachiever dedicated to doing and having “it all.” I worked long hours and played hard, and I drank caffeine and ate sugary snacks to fuel the crazy energy level my activities required.

I got really sick—sinus problems, chronic fatigue, headaches and digestive issues—and doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. So I took the bull by the horns and researched, dug in, investigated, questioned, read and assessed until I began to see predictable patterns. I learned to ask the right questions and the right places to look for answers.

I Became a “Master Health Detective”.

That determination paid off for me and for my clients and practice. I developed the strategies to help me solve even the toughest cases, break through deep fear and doubt, and create a thriving practice as the go-to expert in the field.

My practice grew so quickly I knew I had to train other practitioners … like you … so that together, we could help as many people as possible.

My mission, and the mission to which I’m fiercely committed, is to end needless, preventable suffering due to poor health.

I receive so many requests for consults, but I simply don’t have the time to meet with everyone who contacts me, even though I’d love that more than anything.

That’s why I’ve decided to create an annual training, just for practitioners who are serious about learning and who are as passionate as I am about finding true healing.

“There was just the right amount of heart and soul and hard, fast information.”


~ Steph Jackson
Health Practitioner

“I wish I could download her brain into my brain — it’s fabulous!”


~ Venus DeMarco
Author of The Healing Journey of My Bodacious Ta Ta’s

The opportunity to be on the leading edge of health is NOW! Nutritional Endocrinology offers you the key to unravel the profound impact of hormone imbalance on EVERY system of the body!

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SHINE Conference 2015 - Hyatt Regency Resort - Lost Pines Texas

Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional Endocrinology
a 3-Day Transformational Event

Held Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1, 2015
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Lost Pines, Texas

In the videos collection from SHINE Live 2015, I share powerful tools and take you by the hand, guiding you step-by-step through a system that you can utilize in your practice.

Learn to SHINE with tough cases, go beyond the basics, and set yourself apart in your community as a Shining Star health coach who is the “go-to” person for getting results.

Face it, there are now a lot of health coaches out there, as well as health coaching programs teaching you the basics. But you know there are a lot of people who need more than basic help.

Now it’s time to step beyond and make your skill set brilliant and unique.

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You’ll learn my step-by-step process for assessing your client’s health and bringing things into balance. Pick a weekend to hold your own personal SHINE Conference as you watch the videos, become empowered to make a difference, and put protocols to work for you on Monday morning.

Build a Waiting List Practice When You Incorporate the S.H.I.N.E Methodology.


S – Scientific

SHINE Conference logo starMy office is lined with wall-to-wall shelves containing scientific; medical; and holistic research books, courses, and manuals.

Over the years I have studied, researched, and tested a lot of scientific information, then condensed it into bite-sized chunks you can learn in a weekend and apply in your practice when you get back home.

My years of work as a computer analyst before becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic; getting my master’s degree in nutrition; and studying acupuncture and herbal medicine, gave me the problem-solving skills I now use to solve people’s health challenges, instead of computer code. It’s the same methodology, just different hardware and software.

H – Holistic

SHINE Conference logo starBecause the body is so interconnected, it’s impossible to solve tough cases unless you approach them from a holistic, big-picture viewpoint.

Many practitioners make the mistake of focusing on one isolated area, when in reality health is a continuum of interrelated systems that all work together to achieve homeostasis. Sometimes, seemingly “fixing” one area can actually exacerbate the issue or create a whole new set of problems!

My methodology shows you how to view the body and its systems in this manner, taking into consideration all the parts, no matter how seemingly insignificant.

I – Investigation

SHINE Conference logo starThis is the part where it gets really exciting!

After a while, you will invite tough cases to come to you, because you will experience a thrill in solving them — once you know where to look for clues.

When you approach health cases as a detective would and understand the underlying body processes, solving difficult health challenges becomes enjoyable.

N – Nutritional

SHINE Conference logo starFood is fuel. When you put the wrong fuel into a gas tank, the entire car breaks down. When you put premium fuel in the tank, the vehicle runs like a dream. Plus, there are additives that you can also put in the tank to boost performance and extend the life of the vehicle.

The same goes for the human body.

Over the last 25 years, I have discovered that certain nutritional components (offered via food, herbs, and supplements – in that order) can turn a patient’s health around — lightning fast!

While these are now extremely obvious to me, I still see lots of misinformation in the mainstream that, while well-intentioned, can often keep a patient in a state of ill health. I’ll share those insights with you.

E – Endocrinology

SHINE Conference logo starThe endocrine system is the master control center that runs the entire body.

Science is still learning just how deeply intricate and interconnected our biochemical processes are.

With the first four letters of S.H.I.N. in place, the “E.” becomes much less intimidating and mysterious, and downright enjoyable and approachable for solutions.

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“Dr. Ritamarie is the best healer and teacher I know.”

Judith Hasselblad

“Dr. Ritamarie has an amazing depth of knowledge, strategies, and the ability to make things crystal clear — and she is so inspiring!!

The most valuable benefit of IRSPT for me was coming to terms with my own insulin resistance — I was in huge denial — and how acutely aware I am of how my clients need this work too. I really didn’t see that before.

Dr. Ritamarie is the best healer and teacher I know. I feel blessed to have found her.”

~ Judith Hasselblad, MS, Inner Wisdom Weight & Wellness Coach
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“It is so rewarding to have found a program that… can help spread the real truth when it comes to healthcare done the right way.”

Beverly O'BrienMy heart of hearts has always known that the only real way to help people gain true and deep healing is through proper diet and lifestyle and to bring the body what it really needs in order to maintain a harmonious balance. It is so rewarding to have found a program that has brought that type of knowledge to many other practitioners and can help spread the real truth when it comes to healthcare done the right way.

Dr. Ritamarie’s very detailed science knowledge and background and her ability to relate that information in a way that makes it very clear are absolutely the most valuable part of my experience with her.

I will be making sure that my patients/clients understand some of the basic science behind what they are doing and not just have them blindly following some diet or lifestyle changes because they have been told they need to. I feel that it is imperative for patients/clients to know that how and what they eat, how they exercise, and sleep are foundations for how well they are prepared to fully and energetically participate in their lives to achieve all that they wish.

~ Beverly O’Brien, Physician Assistant and Health Coach

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Who Needs These Videos?

This leading-edge gut-brain information for:

  • Health practitioners
  • Nutrition coaches
  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) grads looking to go deeper
  • Chiropractors who are ready to dig deep into functional nutrition
  • Naturopaths (new grads) who want an organized proven system for assessing and managing their clients
  • MD’s and Nurse Practitioners who are expanding into the functional medicine realm
  • Extremely serious health enthusiasts who have done so much self-study that they can jump in
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  • Health coaches of all varieties
  • Fitness-personal trainers and coaches
  • Anyone in the health field or who aspires to be in the health field
  • Dietitians
  • Acupuncturists
  • Massage therapists
  • People who may not be practitioners but are extremely well researched and serious about their own self-care and taking care of their families

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“I’m here to pick Dr. Ritamarie’s brain and find out as much as I can!”


~ Cathy Russell
Registered Holistic Nutritionist at Feeding the Whole Family

Putting SHINE Principles to Work With Complex Cases:
Is It Really Possible To Get Real Results?

After I started to SHINE in my own practice, I had countless breakthroughs with chronically ill patients whom no other practitioner could help. Well-meaning traditional doctors lead these patients down dead-end paths, because they didn’t dig deep enough or know how to find the right clues.

Here are just three of many successful and happy patient examples from my case files:

Real-World Success Case File #1:
Long standing depression and meds were no longer effective

This client had been diagnosed with depression 15 years prior to my starting to work with her.

Nutritional Endocrinology SHINE Case File 1When we connected, she was on antidepressants, anti-inflammatories, and antihistamines. Her dosages of antidepressants were increased twice to no avail. Her doctors were talking about switching her medication or adding a second one, and she wasn’t happy about that.

We started by addressing some gut issues and eliminating suspected food allergens. Once she established new habits, the approach was to add some brain balancing neurotransmitter precursor amino acids.

She was away due to holidays and travel for about a month; however, she continued the healthy gut habits and neurotransmitter nutrition protocols.

When she returned, she reported that she had cut her anti-depressants in half and was feeling happy and energetic — like her old self again.

Real-World Success Case File #2:
Over a decade of chronic severe headaches that no one could help her with

Case Client #2 had undergone MRIs, x-rays, and brain scans to no avail; her headaches persisted. She was becoming depressed and found it difficult to concentrate. I did a full evaluation and determined that her digestion was a likely culprit. I suspected leaky gut and food allergies.

Nutritional Endocrinology SHINE Case File 2I put her on a 2-week liquid-only leaky gut protocol, took her off gluten and dairy along with a few other allergens, and supported her with nutrients designed to heal the gut. In essence, we did a 4R program (Remove, Repair, Replace, Reinocculate).

Within one month, her headaches had gone from “severe and almost daily” to “mild and once a week”. After two months, the headaches were mild and a couple of times a month. After three months, the headaches were gone. Over time, she was able to predict when a headache would come on, based on what she ate and the state of her digestion.

None of her doctors realized that her headaches were related to her digestion. Once she applied my Nutritional Endocrinology principles to balance her gut, her headaches were improved and she was able to get her life back.

Real-World Success Case File #3:
Depression at mid-cycle, no libido, and fatigue

Case Client #3’s doctor prescribed Prozac, which she did not want to take, so she consulted with me for an alternative.

Nutritional Endocrinology SHINE Case File 3Her client history revealed she had frequent constipation, gas, and bloating. Testing revealed she had candidiasis, a leaky gut, low testosterone, adrenal fatigue, and an imbalance in the neurotransmitter serotonin triggered by excess estrogen mid-cycle.

We put her on an anti-candida protocol, a healing leaky gut regime, and supported her digestion with probiotics. We also supported her adrenals (which have an impact on gut function through sympathetic stimulation), and put her on a low dose of 5-htp from mid-cycle on.

After a few months, the depression was gone, some OCD symptoms she’d experienced her whole life disappeared, and her husband told her he couldn’t keep up with her sexually.

The couple had been trying to conceive a second child a few years before, but since nothing was happening, they’d given up on getting pregnant again. Can you imagine their surprise when she got pregnant less than a year later?

“In 8 months, I’ve gone from a size 12 to a size 2!”


~ Lynn Mahler
A Dr. Ritamarie client with friends and family who are WOWING over her transformation!

Instead of stacks of frustrating folders you feel afraid to open, wouldn’t you love to have file cabinets full of happy success cases like these? The great news is you can!

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“After years of working with many different clinical practitioners who couldn’t get to the bottom of my life-long health problems… I dropped 65 lbs of fat (and I look better than I did in high school) but what’s better than that is that I am no longer at risk for diabetes.”

Sharla JacobsHolistic practitioners and health coaches: Do you ever secretly wonder if you have the skills to get real-lasting results for your clients and patients?

If you’ve ever doubted your healing abilities, you’re not alone. When I first got my acupuncture license, I felt like a fraud. It’s not unusual to only get incremental shifts in wellness for your clients when you’re first starting off.

What every holistic practitioner dreams of is to become so phenomenal at what they do that the referrals start streaming in.

This is why I want to introduce you to MY health coach for the past two years. Here is what she did for me (after years of working with many different clinical practitioners who couldn’t get to the bottom of my life-long health problems).

I dropped 65 lbs of fat (and I look better than I did in high school) but what’s better than that is that I am no longer at risk for diabetes.

She discovered the following problems during our work together:

  • leptin resistance
  • candida
  • borderline hypothyroid (not fully diagnosable on lab tests but still causing lethargy)
  • methylation cycle mutations
  • H. pylori
  • insufficient iodine
  • leaky gut
  • not just gluten intolerance but intolerance to ALL grains
  • food sensitivities
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The list goes on. One-by-one, we tackled these difficult problems and I am a new woman.

Now, Dr. Ritamarie has been practicing for over 20 years and she is the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology.

And it is so fortunate that she is now teaching other holistic practitioners and health coaches how to use the diagnostic and treatment protocols that have been responsible for major healing and lifestyle changes for so many people.

~ Sharla Jacobs

Sharla Jacobs teaches conscious entrepreneurs how to attract their ideal clients and get paid well for the great work they do.


The power of light: Imagine a practice where…

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  • You are 100% confident that you have TAKEN CHARGE over your own health and are doing the best things for your body, mind, and spirit.
  • health practitioner SHINE - Scientific & Holistic Investigation of Nutritional EndocrinologyYou are armed with accurate, specific information that you can use to solve cases that previously would have intimidated you.
  • You have a realistic methodology to put into your practice immediately.
  • You can finally put your worried mind at rest about WHAT to do, HOW to do it, WHEN to do it, and HOW to help even the toughest cases.
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“The energy of everyone here in this group has enlightened me and given me hope for the future of health care.”


~ Lynn DeBuhr Johnson
Functional Nutrition Coach,

“It was really eye-opening for me; it really made a difference and
— oh my gosh — THE ENERGY!”


~ Amy Lundberg
Owner at Aim For It Fitness Coaching

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Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn from these 3 days of videos and resources:

Day 1: Analyze

  • Gut Brain Connection - analyzeThe key role of nutritional endocrinology as the “master controller” of the gut and brain
  • The role of the gut microbiome as an influence on mood, focus, memory and other brain functions
  • The impact of the autonomic nervous system and the vagus nerve in optimizing gut function
  • What the latest research says about the impact of gluten on brain and gut function and what is needed for a healthy mind and body

Day 2: Absorb

  • Gut Brain Connection - absorbA step-by-step guide to using functional laboratory tests and clinical assessment tools for identifying imbalances and creating a plan for optimal gut and brain function
  • Key strategies for identifying and restoring balance to the specific nutrients that impact brain and gut function
  • How to identify and heal “leaky brain”, an underlying cause of cause of unexplained brain fog, difficulty concentrating, memory problems and anxiety, and a common companion to “leaky gut”
  • How to optimize your clients’ digestive health using studies from The Human Microbiome Project
  • Microbial genes, brain, and behavior: the role of epigenetics in regulation of the gut-brain axis

Day 3: Assimilate

  • Gut Brain Connection - assimilateHow to guide your clients to experiencing greater vitality and joy by nourishing the gut-brain connection using the healing power of nature
  • Strategies for guiding your clients to improved gut-brain balance through the foundational health pillars of stress, emotions, sleep, nutrition, environment and fitness
  • The top gut- and brain-supporting herbs and nutrients and how to use them to restore balance
  • How to minimize the impact of toxins in water and food on healthy gut and brain function
  • How to use essential oils for a healthy gut-brain axis

Meet the 2015 Featured
Gut-Brain Connection Guest Speakers

It is my great honor and pleasure to bring you to my panel of Special Guest Experts that I’ve handpicked over many of my amazing colleagues, due to their expertise in distinct areas of the gut-brain connection.

Dr. Tom O’Bryan – The Neurological UnderBelly of the Gluten-free Lifestyle: Potential Benefits, Devastating Dangers

Dr Tom O'BryanThere is a spectrum of gluten-related disorders, with the classical Celiac Disease being at one extreme end and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) at the other.

Gluten may activate either/both innate and adaptive immune response and is considered to cause gastrointestinal, non-neurological, and neurological damage via cross reacting antibodies, immune complexes, and direct cytotoxicity.

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.

He is the founder of He is the visionary behind the paradigm-shifting The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on the gluten connection to diseases, disorders, a wide-range of symptoms and ages.

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Mike Mutzel – Optimizing Sugar and Fat Burning Machinery Through the Leptin-Gut Metabolic Axis

Mike Mutzel 200x300In this presentation, we will:

  • Explore the links among leptin, gut health, and metabolism
  • Learn what gut hormones and enteroendocrine cells are and why they are so important
  • Discover the local and systematic effects of key metabolites released from enteroendocrine cells
  • Know the top herbs, phytochemicals, proteins, and fibers that beneficially affect gut hormones and leptin
  • Learn how prebiotics improve enteroendocrine cell function

Mike Mutzel has an B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University and is completing his M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP).

In April of 2014, Mike launched his first book, Belly Fat Effect: The Real Secret About How Your Diet, Intestinal Health, and Gut Bacteria Help You Burn Fat. Mike regularly conducts workshops for health care practitioners, teaching leading-edge science in a concise format that can be utilized by progressive clinicians for the prevention of chronic disease. Often termed Translational Medicine, this bench-to-bedside approach is key to ensure the application of pioneering research and concepts in systems biology a preventative health care setting, optimizing patient outcomes.

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Steph Jackson – Functional Probiotics: 3 Keys to Success with Chronic Digestive Distress

FunctionalNutritionCoach-StephJackson 200x292In this session, you will discover the 3 most common bacteria associated with inflammatory bowel diseases and immune disorders, the 3 most important factors to bring balance, and what functional probiotics are and how to use them in your practice.

Steph Jackson, Crave Conscious yogurt company founder, teacher, and writer guides revolutionary health enthusiasts and educators as they change the face of personal care and health care by rebuilding their digestion and immunity with functional probiotics and nutrition.

She loves wildcrafting, fermenting, and geeking out just a little in her programs and personal life. After healing her own chronic pain and fatigue, she is a fierce friend and mentor for you to do the same for yourself and your clients.

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Donna Kasuska – Toxins in Food and Water That Could Affect Gut Microbiome

DonnaKasuska-ChemConsciousheadshotDonna Kasuska is Founder and CEO of ChemConscious, Inc., a company that is on a mission to create a healthier world by increasing chemical awareness. Donna provides consulting services to the chemical industry and also brings technical, yet practical information to the public.

Donna is dedicated to bridging the information gap between industry and the public. As a chemical engineer with over 30 years of experience, Donna has seen, first hand, how water is treated, food is processed and how many personal and household products are manufactured. Donna now dedicates much of her time to speaking, writing, and publicly communicating an urgent message regarding the overuse of some chemicals. She speaks and writes passionately about the hidden hazards of chemicals in our environment.

She will show you how to recognize and avoid the harmful chemicals by making better choices without significantly changing your life style.

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Arttemis Keszainn – How to Use 5 Elements, 5 Prayers, and 5 Essential Oils for Deep Emotional Transformation of Your GI Tract and Rewiring Your Neural Pathways

Arttemis KeszainnLearn how Conscious Language, Essential Oils, and Words of Affirmation can help release trapped emotions and negative attitudes that are at the ROOT of dis-ease and digestive problems. Your words of affirmation spoken with key essential oil blends are medicine to your mind, body, and will even rewire your Gut-Brain connection. You can move from “stuck” to “clear” in your large intestine, from disgust to acceptance in the stomach, and from anger to compassion and benevolence in the liver to rewire your limbic brain, build new positive neural pathways, and heal your gut at the deepest levels.

Arttemis Keszainn is a visionary entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and creator of Juicing For Fat Loss and Green Living With Essential Oils.

Arttemis has touched and transformed over 10,000 lives world-wide to achieve dynamic health through raw foods, detoxification, and lifestyle design. He has studied holistic health for over 15 years, pursuing his passion to teach and embody the art of Radiant Health.

Arttemis is currently transforming 10s of 1000s of lives world-wide by creating information products, eBooks, videos, and websites that inspire and educate people to build the body they love and love the lifestyle they live!

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In Short, You Learn Exactly How to Identify Gut/Brain Connections and Implement Root-Cause Solutions for the People You Love to Serve!

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“I’ve turned to Dr. Ritamarie to help me address my own personal health issues and find her wisdom and insights to be unmatched in the field.”

Andrea NakayamaAs a nutritionist and an avid researcher, I rely heavily on the information that Dr. Ritamarie provides in her newsletters, courses, and private counseling.

I’ve turned to Dr. Ritamarie to help me address my own personal health issues and find her wisdom and insights to be unmatched in the field.

I feel grateful to count her as one of my mentors.

~ Andrea Nakayama


So are you ready? Or do you still have questions?

Below, I’ve included some of the questions I hear most frequently, and their answers to help you decide whether SHINE is a good match for you.

Q: My practice is struggling. How can I justify this expenditure?

A: Once you start implementing what you learn through SHINE—which you can do immediately—your clients and patients will begin experiencing awesome results. Your business will grow naturally! It’s likely that you’ll have enough new clients and patients to cover the initial investment in no time. Also, to attend the conference in person, the regular value of a ticket is $1297, plus the cost of hotel and travel. You get ALL the information that SHINE has to offer for a fraction of the price!

Q: I don’t know if I can take the time to work through 18 hours of videos. How do I justify the time investment?

A: Once you learn the information, techniques and skills I’m sharing from SHINE, your practice will become so much more efficient. Instead of trying different methods of healing, you’ll be able to more quickly pinpoint what’s wrong and how to fix it. You’ll spend less time with each patient or client, freeing you up to meet with others. Also, consider that you may invest months or years of time trying to figure out what works. Or, you can accelerate your learning curve and confidently create superstar results after less than a SINGLE day!

Q: Will this work in my practice?

A: Yes. Right now, all this new information may seem complicated. But a growing body of scientific research is showing that the gut plays a huge part in our mental and physical health … so you may be surprised at how well the new insights you gain work in your practice because you’ll know how to treat the root cause of your clients’ symptoms.

If You Keep Doing What You’re Doing,
You’ll Keep Getting What You’re Getting

You probably already know that making minor changes is not going to change your situation much.

  • Are you ready to serve your clients on a whole new level?
  • Are you ready to feel confident in your ability to get results with even the most challenging cases?

What you need to shortcut your path to success is the support and guidance of a mentor and a community to facilitate your growth and expansion.

You have the opportunity to CREATE and EXPERIENCE a huge shift in your perspective and way of serving your clients through this video collection. Check out the experience of those who attended:


Through the videos and materials, you’re going to learn essential strategies that will take your practice to a new and more rewarding level – deeply connected with your purpose for becoming a health practitioner in the first place.

These changes are very unlikely to just happen on their own, unless you spend a couple of decades like I did, putting it all together.

You need a catalyst; what I’ve created in this event just may be the shining spark you’ve been waiting for.

Let Me Shorten Your Journey to Success in Your Business.
So NOW Are You Ready?

Yes, Dr. Ritamarie, I’m ready to SHINE!

Register me for…

S H I N E The Gut-Brain Connection in Clinical Practice 2015 Video & Handout Collection

I understand that for my investment, I receive:

  • SHINE Conference 2015Over 18 hours of HD (high definition) online video sessions featuring you and world-renowned speakers sharing the most cutting-edge scientific research so I can discover new, deeper ways to help my clients and patients.
  • Access to a list of lab testing resources so I can expand my skill set and increase my confidence in dealing with complex cases related to the gut-brain connection.
  • Video and audio downloads in both Mp4 and Mp3 form so I can access the information whenever I need
  • All the PDF checklists, charts, video slides, and resources I need to make my practice shine.

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Are you ready to “SHINE” and take your practice to a whole new level?

SHINE Conference - Superstar Health PractitionerSHINE is what you need when you are ready to transform your practice and your life, serve more clients on a deeper level than ever before and in ways you may not yet have imagined.

What you learn and through SHINE is going to allow you to take purposeful action and transform your practice.

So, if your heart and soul have been calling out for the right guidance to help you build a thriving practice that transforms lives and makes great money … and you’re ready to see what happens when highly-motivated health practitioners get together …

If you’re ready to stop struggling, then I encourage you to discover the gut-brain connection … and put it to use in your business.

Register now and start to SHINE.

Love, Health, and Joy,

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo



Dr. Ritamarie

P.S. What you don’t know might be hurting your business
… and preventing your clients from getting better and from achieving true healing. I’d love to share with you the latest in scientific research, to give you what you need to best help your clients!

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