Are you tired of doing “all the right things” to take care of your health, yet still feeling “off”?
Are you confused about “what the right things'” to give you the energy and comfort you need to fully enjoy your life?
A personal note from Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo in Austin, Texas.
Dear Friend and Fellow Health Seeker,
Believe it or not, I know just how you feel. I was in your shoes many years ago. I'd read and apply so much health information I was going nutty. Some things would make a difference and only last a while. Some things even made me worse. I tried supplements, a variety of diets and even allergy tests, but nothing seemed to give me lasting relief.
Until I learned to combine the wisdom of nature with modern science to determine just what I needed to solve the mystery of my biochemical individuality.
If you're struggling with any of the following issues, it's a sign that your body chemistry is out of balance:
- PMS – irregular periods
- Lack of Sex drive
- Poor sleep
- Inability to lose fat and weight
- Weight gain around your middle, even if you're thin elsewhere
- Voracious appetite
- Difficulty building muscle mass
- Low energy or tired and wired
- Poor focus
- Cravings for sweet or salt
- Wild mood swings
- Weak or thin skin, hair and nails
- Embarrassing gas and bloating
If these symptoms have been plaguing you for a while, or if you're just not feeling as good as you know you could, despite doing all the “right “ things, it's time to find out why.
Are You Ready to Unravel the Mystery of Your
Hormone imbalance is a very REAL problem, and, guys, we're NOT just talking female stuff here. In addition to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, insulin, cortisol, leptin and the thyroid hormones are all part of your endocrine system, and need to be balanced for you to experience good health. Your endocrine system can either make or break you. When it's finely tuned and humming along, you feel great. Get it out of balance and your whole world turns upside down.
Stress, poor diet, environmental toxins, improper meal timing, inefficient digestion and genetics are all key layers in creating imbalances in your body chemistry, especially hormone imbalances. When your hormones get out of whack, you suffer.
Organic, whole, fresh and living foods are phenomenal for healing and rejuvenation, yet there are times when just changing your diet doesn't take you far enough. I see it all the time.
Maybe you're not getting the results you desire because you're not “disciplined” enough or maybe there is an underlying metabolic imbalance that can be improved so that you start getting results faster.
If All Your Lab Tests are “Normal”, Why Do You
Still Have Symptoms?
It's very common to go to the doctor's office for an annual checkup and be given a clean bill of health because your lab tests are in the normal range. Normal range, however, is subject to debate. And the NORMAL lab range is not necessarily a healthy range. Most of the normal ranges are determined by individual labs, based on the averages of the people who come in for testing.
There definitely problems with this method of establishing a baseline for “normal”.
I for one can't understand how the average of the lab results of a population can give normal values. It gives average values. Many if not most of the people who get tested do so because they are not well. Half the population has heart disease and 40% has cancer, and diabetes is rampant, depression and hormone imbalances almost epidemic and digestive problems…well just watch TV for a few minutes and the advertisements will tell all!
If that's normal, count me out. I'd rather be abnormal!
I don't want to be AVERAGE nor should you.
My training in lab analysis over the past 20 years has been with nutritional biochemists who dig and validate and have established optimal ranges.
Sure, it's not fool proof, but I am able to detect some imbalances before they become serious. I don't just look at the ranges, I compare and analyze the ratios. I also test for things, like thyroid antibodies and vitamin D levels, fatty acids, and adrenal dysfunction that are not routinely tested. These markers can give valuable insights and there are very specific diet and lifestyle actions that can correct the imbalances.
Take Charge of Your Own Health.
Learn to Interpret Your Body's Signs and
Get Tested for Imbalances
It's all there if you know how to interpret it. The tell tale signs and markings on your body. The symptoms that seem somewhat random and confusing, until you know what they mean. And your body fluids, specifically, blood, urine and saliva can be measured to detect imbalances that just may be keeping you from being as healthy, vibrant, strong and slim and you can be.
There are a few tests I recommend everyone get as a baseline. These can be requested through your doctor's office if you have medical insurance that will pay for it and a doctor that's willing to request the tests for you.
Because it can be expensive to get all of these tests done and even more expensive to work one on one with a practitioner who knows how to use them, trained in analyzing lab tests for nutritional and hormonal imbalances, I have been wracking my brain for a less costly solution to get you the testing and analysis you need.
There is a simple alternative for getting the testing done. I use a service that offers complete medical lab testing directly to consumers, without the need for a doctor's orders. This puts control of your healthcare in your hands, where it belongs. They offer a wide variety blood chemistry tests as well as specialized nutritional tests directly to you online at discounted prices up to 80% off.
Once you get the testing done, then what? You could pay a qualitative practitioner. And quite frankly, this is your best bet if you have the budget for it.
Yet, wouldn't it be nice if you could be in charge of your own health, and be able to understand your body enough to be able to perform basic analysis on yourself and know simple strategies for improving any of the imbalances you discover?
Ancient Healing Wisdom and Modern Scientific Research Unite to Create Your Personalized Road-map to
Introducing Dr. Ritamarie's
“Balance My Body Self Assessment Blueprint”
This is a unique program, the brainchild of my intense desire to make this empowering information available to everyone who needs it.
The course is presented as a series of lessons, each one building on the next and detailing a different aspect of analyzing and balancing your body.
It's self paced, meaning you can progress as slowly or as quickly as you desire.
During the classes, delivered via both video and audio recordings of live teleseminars with power point slides to demonstrate and illustrate, I show you how to assess yourself. There are screening questionnaires with answer keys, self examination forms and lab testing interpretation demonstrations.
I take you step by step through the behind the scenes process I use to assess my patients, determine which tests to run and interpret the tests, so you can take charge of it yourself.
Does this mean you can fire your doctor and become your own? Not necessarily. It's taken me a couple of decades to have the level of expertise to understand all the subtleties. You will, however, be much more competent at understanding your body and be able to ask the right questions and maybe even avoid expensive and invasive procedures and treatments.
If you have chronic and serious health challenges, you'll still need to work with a practitioner one on one. However, you'll have a good understanding about what's happening in your body so you can save time and money when you do seek help.
With This Knowledge and Skill Under Your Belt,
You'll Be Able to:
- Uncover the mystery that may explain why you're not feeling your best, despite eating what seems to be a good diet.
- Learn how many hormone imbalances are the results of an out of whack immune system.
- Discover the role of digestion in hormone and immune system dysfunction.
- Explore the role of your genetics on your ability to detoxify and re-balance your body chemistry
- Debunk the myth that you're “not disciplined enough” and empower yourself to make the choices you need to overcome inborn or acquired metabolic inefficiencies.
- Demystify lab testing and learn why being within “Normal” range does not necessarily mean you're within the range of optimum health.
- Unlock the riddle of SNPs, CYP450, MTHFR, TSH, T3, COMT, leptin, GST, AA/EPA, DHA, GLA, cortisol, DHEA and all the other alphabet soup that can create havoc in your system
- Discover which labs to use so biochemical testing doesn't break the bank
- Empower yourself with self assessments you can do in the privacy of your own home.
- Unravel the psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunological mechanisms at play and the role of digestion in orchestrating the show.
This is truly a one of a kind, information rich, very empowering class that will assist you in unleashing your highest potential for health and healing.
It's time for a fresh start. It's time to throw away the old behaviors and beliefs that no longer serve you and take up some new ones. It's time to access your inner healing capacity and step into the vibrant, energetic, slim, strong person that is ready to break free from old limitations.
What's Included in the Balance My Body
Self Assessment Program?
Disclaimer: The Balance My Body Programs are not intended to diagnose cure or treat disease. They are meant to restore balance to your body so that your body can do its own healing. If you have any serious medical conditions or health concerns, you should contact your primary health care practitioner before you proceed with this program.
- Recordings of 14 teleseminars, each originally held one week apart, where you'll be shown how to uncover imbalances in your body and be taught simple diet and lifestyle strategies for addressing many of them. You'll be able to log-on to the web-casts and view power point slides I used to demonstrate and illustrate how to assess yourself.
- You can listen to them on your computer, load them to your ipod or burn to a CD and listen over and over, gleaning new insights each time.
- Assessment forms and self examination forms to guide you to interpreting your body's signs and monitoring progress as you correct the imbalances.
- A Study Guide for each teleseminar, including all the slides I used in the presentations, so that you can follow along and take notes.
Bonus #1: A unique, specially designed spread sheet where you can record your assessments and keep a snapshot album of your health over time. (Value $97)
Bonus #2: A set of 7 case study analysis videos, each 1 ½ to 2 hours long, during which I analyze several cases of class participants. These were recorded live during webinars. (Value $700)
Bonus #3: Transforming Stress Home Study Kit, to teach you the valuable skills you'll need to protect yourself from the biochemical imbalances caused by stress. (Value $17)
Bonus #4: A copy of an interview during which Dr. Ritamarie explains the effects of gluten on your body. (Value $17)
Bonus #5: Topic specific resource lists and documents to assist you in your understanding. (Value $100)
Total Value of Bonuses: $1031
Class 1: Introduction and Analysis of Your Metabolic Assessment form.
By filling out a 3 page form, you'll be able to see how well your body functions in several different areas, including digestion, hormones, and liver. We'll review how to interpret this assessment and suggests actions to take to balance things.
Class 2: Comprehensive Wellness Laboratory Test Interpretation.
We recommend that you do a simple and inexpensive medical laboratory test and learn how to detect imbalances your doctor may be overlooking. Early detection of imbalances can prevent cellular damage before it becomes a serious problem. You'll be given a custom designed spreadsheet for recording your results, and you can track past and future findings as well.
Class 3: Genetic Testing and Home Kits for Monitoring Your Nutrient Status.
Recent research into a field of science called nutrigenomics makes it safe and easy to use a simple home kit to examine your genes for the presence of particular variants that predispose you to weakness in detoxification, Vitamin D metabolism, antioxidant processing, other nutrient imbalances and certain conditions, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We'll also go over other home test kits for detecting imbalances in minerals, vitamin C, antioxidants, digestion, pH and adrenal function.
Class 4: Digestion Assessment and Balance.
Take a detailed look at your digestion via a self assessment form and some physical examination that you can do on yourself. Learn corrective action you can take to restore balance and the types of testing available if things are not responding as they should.
Class 5: Thyroid Assessment and Balance.
Your thyroid gland is master over your metabolism and can be in control of your weight, energy, the quality of your skin and hair, your menstrual cycles, how well you handle menopause or andropause and so much more. You'll learn about the most misdiagnosed conditions in medicine today, how to interpret your thyroid lab tests, which ones to request and how to create balance and restore well being.
Class 6: Adrenal Assessment and Balance.
Your adrenals glands certainly get a good workout in our fast paced, stressed out world. Learn to determine if your adrenals are out of balance and pick up some strategies for bringing them back into balance. Learn about the interaction between your adrenals, thyroid and reproductive hormones, and how to improve your energy and well-being by balancing your adrenals.
Class 7: Insulin/blood sugar handling Assessment and Balance.
Insulin is a hormone and it's a really important one. Learn simple body measurement and examination techniques to detect the impact of blood sugar dysregulation, lab findings that detect blood sugar imbalances even when your blood sugar tests normal, and simple strategies for restoring balance to this key metabolic area.
Class 8: Immune System Assessment and Balance.
Your immune system is your lifeline. It protects you from the potentially fatal effects of foreign microbes. An under-active immune system can lead to chronic infectious disease. An over active immune system can lead to allergies and autoimmune conditions, like Lupus, Thyroiditis, Crohn's, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. Chronic inflammation is an immune system imbalance. Learn to detect how your immune system is functioning and techniques for restoring balance.
Class 9: Reproductive Hormone Assessment and Balance.
PMS, hot flashes, irregular menses, infertility and loss of sex drive all suggest an imbalance in your reproductive hormones. There are so many environmental and lifestyle factors that contribute to what seems like an epidemic of problems in this arena. Learn simple strategies for restoring balance and what lab tests can help to detect hidden problems when the simple strategies have taken you as far as they can.
Class 10: Neurotransmitter Assessment and Balance.
This class is all about brain chemistry. We seem to be having an epidemic of neurotransmitter imbalances, leading to depression, ADD, anxiety and bipolar disorder. We'll use simple self assessment questionnaires to help you to pinpoint imbalances in the neurotransmitters and identify key nutrients that can help restore balance. We'll also talk about advanced testing that can be done if the imbalances are more subtle.
Class 11: Cardiovascular System Assessment and Balance.
Cholesterol testing is not enough to really assess the functioning of your heart and blood vessel system. Since the leading cause of death in the US is heart disease, it's important to learn to take a closer look at this crucial system, and apply diet, lifestyle and nutritional supplementation to improve your cardiovascular system and allow you to lead a long and active life.
Class 12: QA and Wrap up call.
Here's where we pulled it all together and answered any questions that remained outstanding about assessment and balancing your body – hormones, nutrients, neurotransmitters and overall body chemistry.
The format of each lesson is a teleseminar recording with 60 – 90 minutes of content, including slide presentation, followed by a 30 minute question and answer period.
A special Participants Only web page has been set up where you can access self assessment forms, background information, and recordings.
If you're ready to take charge of your own health and get what you need to assess and address your unique biochemical needs, sign up here.
The most frequently asked questions I get when I talk to people about this program are “How much will it cost” and 'how much time will it take”.
"How Much Time Will This Take?"
You might be thinking, I just don't have time for this right now. I have this social obligation, and that family event and........
Face it, the time will never be right. If you wait for just the right time to take charge of your health and do what is necessary to overcome fatigue and exhaustion and become vibrantly energetic and fulfilled with your life, it's just not going to happen.
And if you're lucky, you'll still be in the same place you're in now...10 years, 20 years, even 30 years from now...tired, confused and not living up to your potential. More likely, you'll be feeling a lot worse as time goes on because you won't have the tools to make it better.
"How Much Is This Going To Cost Me?"
How much would it be worth to you to be in charge of your life again? To be able to have time for social, family and personal pursuits? To be more productive at your job? To feel good and look good and be protected against chronic degenerative disease?
To tell you the truth, I really struggled trying to figure out the most appropriate price for this course.
I mean, it's taken me many years of research, thousands of dollars in classes, and thousands of hours of experience to distill the vast information bank of information into a 12 session experience.
To say nothing about how this program has the ability to completely transform your life.
How many dollars would you spend getting private counseling assessment like we'll be doing here?
My private clients have paid thousands of dollars for me to do the evaluation for them. Still, they are not as proficient at self assessment as you'll be at the end of this course.
How much is it worth to you to wake up every day with a smile on your face, filled with energy and enthusiasm?
How much would you pay to be able to do all the hobbies, vacations, and activities that you love without the limits that your less than optimal health put on you?
I'm, still amazed at myself for offering all of this at such an affordable price, yet I am so committed to getting this information out there, that it's worth it to me.
The original price of the live program was $397, and worth every penny.
Yet I am willing to make it even more affordable. For a limited time only, your investment in your health for:
Dr. Ritamarie's Self-paced Balance My Body Self Assessment Program is only:
That's less that the cost a one hour consultation with me for over 30 hours of my expertise and guidance, plus recordings that you can listen to over and over, self assessment forms, and copies of all the slides I use to demonstrate the self assessment process.
To be part of this unique, customized and personalized health program, and have your very own coach helping you to succeed, sign up at:
I truly look forward to working with you and guiding you to solve the mystery of your unique biochemistry and unlock the healer within.
Love, Health and Joy,
Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo - MS, DC, CCN, DACBN
The Women's Fatigue Expert and Vibrant Health Mentor
‘Creating Vibrant Health One Bite at a Time'
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