At Last: Gain the Knowledge, Tools, and Confidence You Need
to Get Results with Even the Toughest, Most Complex Cases …
So Your Clients Achieve Optimum Health
While You Grow Your Business.
You CAN get in on the forefront of the fast-growing, up-and-coming field of
Nutritional Endocrinology, which helps you identify exactly what it is that is causing dysfunction in your clients (even when it seems like they’re doing everything “right”) … and how to restore balance. I’ll show you how.
From the desk of Dr. Ritamarie
Dear Holistic Health Practitioner,
If any of the following sounds familiar, I want to share some good news with you based on what’s going on in our healthcare industry … and the most innovative science:
- When clients present with complex symptoms or conditions you haven’t dealt with before, you cringe. You’re not always confident you can get to the root of why they’re feeling the way they are, although you want nothing more than to help them.
- Some of your clients are doing everything you recommend — they’re eating well, they’re exercising, and they’ve adopted healthy lifestyles — but they’re still suffering and you don’t know why.
- You want to go beyond the Band-Aid paradigm of today’s medical system and truly empower your clients to health, so they can live with renewed vitality and happiness. You feel you need additional training to do that.
- You hear so often from people who are frustrated because no one has been able to help them achieve the results they desperately seek. You want to gain the skills and tools you need to assess what’s going on so you can help them to FINALLY heal!
- You’re fed up with the shortcomings of the current healthcare system, and you want to be part of creating a new paradigm that focuses on health and healing rather than disease management.
The Bottom Line: You’re passionate about helping people restore balance and find true healing so they can live with more energy and vitality. You want to play a role in dramatically improving the quality of life for people who seek your help.
If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place. And you’re not alone.
~ Dr. Claudia Gabrielle, MD
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
Our current healthcare industry is broken.
Operating on a Band-Aid paradigm, it treats symptoms rather than seeking root causes, using drugs to make people feel better without actually healing what’s wrong.
Consider these numbers – quite staggering if you ask me:
- Nearly half of all Americans — 133 million — have a chronic condition, and the US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that number will climb to about 157 million Americans by 2020.
- In the US, 78% of healthcare dollars are spent on behalf of people with chronic conditions, according to an article by Gerard Anderson, MD, in the June 2004 issue of Public Health Reports.
- The Thyroid Federation International estimates that there are as many as 300 million people worldwide suffering from thyroid dysfunctions.
- 60 to 70 million people are affected by digestive diseases.
Why are we so sick?
As a whole, humans are sick thanks to chronic high stress levels that result from our fast-paced society, as well as “convenience” diets, which are high in fat, sugar, and processed foods.
More importantly, what can we do about it?
We can empower our clients with the best tools science has to offer, so they can find and repair the root causes of their symptoms. When we do, they can finally achieve true health and vitality.
We can say good-bye to the Band-Aid approach, and together we can build a new paradigm, one where we focus on using science to assess what’s really going on – and then take steps to restore balance.
The catch: to get different results, you must do things differently.
If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.
That’s where I come in. I’m going to tell you about how we can work together to begin creating this new paradigm. First, though, I’d like to tell you a bit about myself and how I’m qualified to guide you.
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, so 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 became a “Master Health Detective.”
I researched, dug in, investigated, questioned, read, and assessed until I began to see predictable patterns. I learned to ask the right questions, and I learned the right places to look for answers.
The keyword here: assessed.
Using the most up-to-date scientific assessments, I studied my own biochemical function and discovered where things were working optimally, and where they were out of balance.
I began to use these same assessments with my clients, and we were able to discover exactly why they were suffering, too.
From there, we created protocols to restore balance.
That determination paid off for me and for my clients (and as a result, for my practice).
I Developed Strategies to Help Me Solve Even the Toughest,
Most Complex Cases, Break Through Fear and Doubt,
and Become the Go-To Expert in My Field.
People heard about the results I was helping my clients achieve, and my practice grew so quickly I knew I had to train other practitioners — like you — so that together, we could build a new paradigm … a true Health Care system.
My mission, and the mission to which I’m fiercely committed, is to end needless, preventable suffering due to poor health. How? First, by using science’s most innovative tools to uncover systemic imbalances. Then, by using cutting-edge holistic and nutritional approaches to restore balance.
I’ve received so many requests for consults, and even though I’d be honored to meet with each and every person who wants to, I just don’t have time.
Which is why I created my annual SHINE Conference – specifically for practitioners who are serious about learning the power of functional assessments, as well as THE most up-to-date scientific research and data, and who are as passionate as I am about true healing.
~ Steph Jackson
~ Venus DeMarco
Author of The Healing Journey of My Bodacious Ta Ta’s
Access the 2016
Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional Endocrinology
a 3-Day Digital Workshop
Access our series of digital high definition videos from the 3-day LIVE conference and learn exactly what you need to know to help your clients make the right assessment-based decisions about their health and their habits, now and in the future.
Build a Waiting List Practice When You Incorporate the S.H.I.N.E Methodology.
S – Scientific
My 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
Because 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
This 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
Food 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
The 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.
In the SHINE 2016 Digital Video Collection, you’ll learn exactly what you need to know to master the art of functional assessments so you can get straight to the root of your clients’ biggest problems … and restore balance and true healing.
Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn from this amazing 3-day video collection:
Day 1: Evaluate
Have you ever felt frustrated or at a loss when a patient approaches you with mysterious symptoms and you don’t know how to help? Have you ever worked with a client who’s doing everything right, but still not achieving true vitality? If so, I’m confident that this year’s SHINE will bring you some relief.
Here, you’ll learn how to use nutritional endocrinology to determine what’s going wrong, and when to begin using functional assessments to that end. As the “master controller” of the body, when the endocrine system is out of balance, it can cause many seemingly unrelated symptoms. The good news is that science has provided you with the tools to identify and address imbalances so you can guide your clients back to health.
- The right way to take a client’s history so you get 75-90% of the information you need right away.
- How to determine when to use functional testing, and precisely which tests to order, and in which order, so you can easily create a healing protocol based on test results.
- How to get access to functional lab testing, even if you’re not a physician.
- The importance of blood chemistry testing, and how to evaluate blood chemistry to identify imbalances and begin healing.
- How to incorporate assessment principles from Eastern and ancient traditions, including Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and reflex points.
- What you can and can’t say when it comes to functional testing: important legal considerations you’ll definitely want to know.
- And so much more.
“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
~ Beverly O’Brien, Physician Assistant and Health Coach
My 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
Day 2: Analyze
This is where the rubber meets the road. Here, we’ll talk about the power of specific assessments when it comes to discovering what’s causing your patients’ and clients’ symptoms. We’ll also talk about how to analyze the results of those assessments, case by case. For example, did you know that reference ranges, which determine a “normal” result on blood tests, are different from location to location, and even lab to lab, and in most cases are calculated as 2 standard deviations on either side of “average”?
You may have seen this at work in your practice: a patient comes in complaining about sluggishness and low energy, and you think it may be thyroid-related. You order tests, and her numbers come back “normal.” Yet, she still doesn’t feel like herself. In the SHINE Video Collection, you’ll learn which specific tests to ask for, and how to determine whether a patient’s results are truly “normal” for that specific person.
- A step-by-step guide to using functional laboratory tests and clinical assessment tools to identify imbalances and create plans for your clients.
- A comprehensive review of the most important functional lab tests including how to order and interpret them.
- Key strategies for identifying and restoring balance to the specific nutrients that impact hormone balance and optimal function.
- Practical applications and real-life case studies to illustrate what you’re learning.
- And more.
~ Dr. Alison Grimston
~ Cathy Russell
Registered Holistic Nutritionist at Feeding the Whole Family
~ Maria Horstmann, MBA, CPT, PNL1, IRC
Owner of www.BeFabBeYou.com
Day 3: Incorporate
This is where we put it all together so you know exactly how to implement your new knowledge and use the tools to which I’ll introduce you. I want you to hit the ground running, helping your clients solve their toughest health challenges.
- How to restore optimal functioning to key areas in your client’s body, based on the results you get from the testing you perform, so he or she can experience greater vitality and joy.
- Strategies for guiding your clients to balance through the foundational pillars of unstoppable health.
- Specific tests you can complete in the office, or instruct your patients to perform at home, as well as how to easily analyze them in minutes.
- How to teach your clients to test their own blood sugar whether they’re at home or out and about.
- A step-by-step system for analyzing every case that you see.
- How to get started when you arrive back at your practice, and how to attract clients using your new knowledge.
- And more.
Learn From Our Amazing Panel of “Mastering Functional Assessments” Guest Experts
Dr. Tom O’Bryan – Predicting, Identifying, and Arresting the Mechanisms of Autoimmune Disease: Beyond ‘One Drug, One Target’ Treatment
The #3 cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized world is auto-immune disease, surpassed only by cancer and heart disease. The ‘triad of autoimmune progression’ includes genetic vulnerability, environmental antigen exposure, and loss of barrier integrity. This presentation will address the paradigm shift in autoimmune disease management and prevention strategies via the diagnosis and treatment of genome/epigenome damage with specific dietary and nutritional interventions.
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 www.theDr.com. 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.
Learn More: www.theDr.com and www.TheGlutenSummit.com
Dr. Anna Cabeca – Test, Don’t Guess – Your Life Depends On It!
Helping our clients get healthy is a delightful, arduous challenge, especially when they are hormonal, burned out, and witchy! Key, simple, and quick testing are vital to compliance, motivation, and guidance. We will address key serum markers, hormone testing, criteria for determining when saliva and urine testing are beneficial, as well as client self-tests.
Dr. Anna Cabeca, the researcher and developer behind Mighty Maca™ Greens, is a board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, as well as board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, an expert in Functional Medicine, and an expert in women’s health. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause, and age management medicine.
Dr. Cabeca frequently lectures nationally and internationally regarding restorative health and women’s health issues. She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles.
She is the co-creator of the Sexy Younger You! telesummit and the creator of the highly acclaimed virtual transformational programs: WomensRestorativeHealth.com and SexualCPR.com. Her all new MagicMenopause.com program launched in June 2016.
Learn More: www.DrAnnaCabeca.com and www.MightyMaca.com
Dr. David Weinthal – The 911 Patient Assessment with Chinese Medicine
Learn to use the 10 Question Assessment to dial into your client’s key issues. Discover how the tongue and ear confirm your client’s state of health.
David Weinthal, DOM, LAc, is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a Licensed Acupuncturist. Dr. Weinthal is passionate about empowering his patients to achieve optimal health using natural medicine. He has trained extensively both in the United States (Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, Academy of Five Elements) and China (Beijing University Hospital); has over 17 years of experience as an acupuncturist; and is a Master Herbalist, raw food chef, and spiritual teacher. Using an eclectic approach, he combines the best of acupuncture, herbal medicine, food as medicine, and esoteric healing to transform not only your health, but also your spirit. Dr Weinthal is the founder and creator of the online High Vibrational Living Summit, a series of 36 interviews with experts on health, wellness, and spirituality. He also authored an e-book and instructional video, Awakening the Soul, on stress reduction using Qigong and meditation..
Steph Jackson – Assessing Digestion: Getting to the Root of Inflammation and Dysbiosis
Learn which tests to use, when to use them, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they can help your client. Learn the 5 most important questions to ask your clients about digestion and discover how doing the right gut test can make all the difference for chronic conditions all over the body.
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.
Toni St. Clair – Transition to Transformation: Empower Your Clients to Shift from Self-Sabotage to Self-Compliance
You’ve FINALLY gotten to the root cause of your client’s health issues BUT your client seems “stuck” in sabotaging behavior. How do you move them from self-sabotage to self-compliance? Learn impactful strategies to help guide your clients to ACTUALLY shift their focus and behavior to make the health and lifestyle changes you recommend and they deserve!
Toni St. Clair is a functional nutrition coach, plant-based nutrition educator, wellness consultant, and motivational speaker. She is an expert in guiding people to transition
to transformation She has received multiple but interrelated certifications as a live food chef and instructor, plant-based nutrition educator, hatha yoga teacher, and natural eyesight improvement teacher, and she is currently a certification candidate at the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology. Toni is the creator and host of the popular 2015 Your Life In Balance Summit and the companion Your Life In Balance Go-To Guide.
Toni has the skills, training, and tools to help you balance your health and transform your life by meeting you where you are to get you where you want to be. Her approach is to provide her clients with skills and resources to make sustainable changes in a manner and pace that is affordable and practical.
In Short, You’ll Learn Exactly How to Get Results with Even the Most Complex Cases … So You Can Help More People Achieve Optimum Health. As a Result, You’ll Grow Your Business.
~ Lynn Mahler
A Dr. Ritamarie client with friends and family who are
WOWING over her transformation!
What’s the investment for all of this?
It’s obvious that whatever it is, you’re sure to earn a significant return, because when you know how to use assessments to get to the root cause of your patients’ and clients’ symptoms, and how to restore balance based on your expert analysis of those assessment results, your clients will get the results they so badly want and need. At which point, they’ll rave about you, and new clients will be lining up at your door.
Given the benefits you will undoubtedly experience, I believe this 3-day video and complete materials collection is seriously worth tens of thousands of dollars. Of course, I won’t charge you that. In fact, the investment for the SHINE 2016 digital workshop is just a fraction of that amount.
So, are you ready to empower your practice and your clients with the SHINE 2016 digital video collection? Or do you still 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: How can I justify this expenditure?
A: Once you start implementing what you learn from the SHINE Video Collection, including the assessments and protocols — which you can do immediately because we’ll give you a step-by-step guide to doing so — your clients and patients will begin experiencing real 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.
Q: I’m already extremely busy. How can I justify taking 3 days away from my practice and my “real life” to watch online videos?
A: Once you learn the information, techniques, and skills you’ll see in the SHINE videos and materials, especially how to use scientific assessments to get to the root cause of your clients’ symptoms, your practice will become so much more efficient. 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. The choice is yours. Spend many months or even years of your valuable time researching and experimenting, like I did, trying to figure out what works. Or, you can accelerate your learning curve and confidently create superstar results in just 3 days!
Q: This information seems complicated. How can I be sure I’ll understand it and be able to use it in my practice?
A: The endocrine system is very complicated. I’ve been teaching for over 20 years, and I’ve distilled the teachings into bite-sized pieces to make it easy to understand and implement. I’m giving you everything you need to master the art of functional assessments, from performing them to analyzing them to creating protocols for balance. And if you want to take your learning even deeper, there are options.
If you’re ready to serve your clients on a whole new level, and to feel confident in your ability to use assessments to get to the root causes of even the most challenging, complex cases, then I invite you to begin with the SHINE 2016 Video Collection!
~ Maura Kennedy, AADP
Owner of www.FiveStarHealthCoaching.com
~ Amy Lundberg
Owner at Aim For It Fitness Coaching
~ Lynn Kulick
Registered Dietitian (RDN)
So NOW Are You Ready?
S H I N E Video Collection
Mastering Functional Assessments to Transform Lives
The LIVE 3-Day SHINE 2016 conference was recorded October 28th – 30th. All of the digital materials and assessments are available immediately. The videos will be professionally edited and available for both live streaming and Mp4 download from our membership website approximately 6-8 weeks following the event. You’ll receive an e-mail with access details to the membership website and everything you need.
Yes, Dr. Ritamarie, I’m Ready to SHINE with the 2016 Video Collection!
I understand that my SHINE digital package includes:
- Upcoming digital access to 15 – 20 hours of professionally edited, high definition videos that I can stream on the protected membership website
- Upcoming digital downloads in both Mp4 (Video) and Mp3 (Audio) format
- Access to all 3 days of PDF handouts including 150 pages of strategies, information, and assessments
- Access to all the PDF video slides in full and printer-friendly format shared from the LIVE event (over 250 slides)
- Access to all the guest speaker PDF slides and materials shared from the LIVE event
- The right way to take a client’s history so I get 75-90% of the information you need right away
- How to determine when to use functional testing, and precisely which tests to order, and in which order, so I can easily create a healing protocol based on test results
- How to incorporate assessment principles from Eastern and ancient traditions, including Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and reflex points
- What I can and can’t say when it comes to functional testing, including important legal considerations
- Practical applications and real-life case studies to illustrate what I’m learning
- How to restore optimal functioning to key areas in my client’s body, based on the results I get from the testing I perform, so my client can experience greater vitality and joy
- How to implement these strategies into my practice and how to attract clients using my new knowledge
- A comprehensive list of specialty labs all in one place
- And MORE!
And I understand I make this investment at no risk because I’m covered by your 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. I can take 30 days to apply the information in this series; If I apply the strategies and decide that the series doesn’t offer techniques that will make a huge difference in my practice or my clients’ lives, I will simply e-mail HelpDesk@DrRitamarie.com to request a refund.
If you’re serious about helping your clients experience true healing, then you must learn the art of functional assessments and nutritional endocrinology.
When you do, you’ll know which tests to run to find the root causes of your clients’ symptoms, and how to create protocols to restore balance and optimal function.
Your clients will experience huge results in terms of energy, vitality, and quality of life!
And deep down, that’s what we all want, isn’t it?
Love, Health and Joy,
P.S. What you don’t know could be preventing your clients from experiencing true healing. Why wait any longer to develop the knowledge and tools you need to really help them? Access this online series now.
E-mail us at SHINE@drritamarie.com
“As 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