Best Functional Nutrition Practitioners Training, Programs, and Resources
Use Food as Medicine to Balance Hormones and Transform Your Practice and the Lives of People Who Need Your Help
Harness the power of Nutritional Endocrinology to step into your own power as a functional nutrition practitioner using food as medicine and root cause health analysis that gets real results.
Let’s work together to reinvent the healthcare system and create successful funtional nutrition practitioners training with an endless stream of people who need and want your guidance
What Sets The Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology Apart from Other Practitioner Trainings?
NUTRITIONAL ENDOCRINOLOGY! It's the New Frontier in Health Care!
Nutritional Endocrinology is the study of balancing the endocrine system using food, nutrients, and lifestyle factors.
The endocrine system, also referred to as the hormone system, is our body’s master controller. Hormones are responsible for controlling or regulating ALL of the body’s essential processes. Imbalances in hormone production lead to chronic and debilitating health problems.
By learning and applying the Food First principles of Nutritional Endocrinology to create personalized nutrition and lifestyle plans with your clients, patients, and loved ones, you’ll be able to go deep to the heart of their complex health challenges and provide the guidance and tools they need to restore balance, regain their health, and live life to its fullest.
Your practice will thrive when you are known for getting real results, and you have the tools with which to create a successful practice.
Over the past 30 years, I’ve learned that the secret to having a steady stream of new clients — eager to regain their health — is to provide an empowerment system that gets the results they crave.
Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
Welcome to the
Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology
Changing Lives With Root Cause Health Care
The Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology (INE) empowers you to marry self-care, clinical mastery, and heart-centered business and marketing strategies so you’ll have the formula for a thriving practice, including tools for growing your practice, attracting new clients, and leading your own online health and nutrition programs.
Our Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training (NEPT) includes a curriculum and guest faculty presentations that allows you to build and grow a successful business, both online and offline.
The entire NEPT curriculum and all the mentoring and case study calls are designed to provide you with the latest research and understanding of physiology and biochemistry, so you have the expertise, knowledge, and practical skills needed to decipher the secret clues your clients present and be able to get results with even the most challenging cases.
Who We Serve
Doctors, nurses and other front-line health professionals who want to break out of the allopathic system, empower their clients and patients, and get to the bottom of their health issues without pharmaceuticals
Health coaches and nutritionists who want to stay ahead of their savvy clients — the ones who have "tried everything" — and support them to transform their health and truly get to the root causes
Nutrition enthusiasts who want to stay at the cutting edge of health information so they can get as healthy as possible (while in the back of their minds wondering if they have what it takes to help others get healthy as they learn)
What is the
Nutritional Endocrinology Method™?
The Nutritional Endocrinology Method™ is a systematic approach to uncovering imbalances that cause health dysfunction. It provides you with the steps, the hierarchy and the resources for empowering clients and patients to take charge of their own health and turn things around. Building a successful practice requires mastery of these 3 areas.
The Nutritional Endocrinology Method emphasizes the importance of self-care for success as a practitioner.
Nutritional Endocrinology training modules teach you what you need to know to guide your clients to restoring balance and vitality to organs and hormones. Covering every system of the body, you’ll master indepth functional assessments and be confident working with appetite, digestion, sleep, blood sugar issues, thyroid and adrenal glands, sex hormones, brain chemistry, and more.
Access to business and marketing modules containing the basic strategies you need to identify your ideal client, package your process into programs, master the art of enrolling high end clients through strategy sessions, create your signature talk, get known and get booked.
Empowered Self Care Lab
At the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, we give you membership access to all of our client programs, live support & training calls, healthy recipes, food preparation & fitness videos, and a virtual library of resources to guide you step-by-step back to balance.
Nutritional Endocrinology Method
Our training modules are designed to help you master in-depth functional assessments for restoring balance & vitality to organs and hormones. Plus, you get to enjoy our Masterminds, Retreat days, and weekly support calls that empower you to get results with your clients.
Practice Building Success System
As an NEPT student, you’ll have access to our business & marketing modules, guest faculty presentation library, coaching & mentoring calls, and a “done for you” coaching package blueprint to help you build and grow a successful business— both online and offline.
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Nutritional Endocrinology Training Program?
The Nutritional Endocrinology Training Program (NEPT) is for you if you know you have a lot to share and you need a proven formula for doing it in a way that feeds you physically and emotionally, with ease and grace.
NEPT employs a blend of functional medicine assessments, biochemical testing, nutrient evaluation, and comprehensive diet, fitness, mind-body, and lifestyle skills development that empowers you to feel confident about your ability to help clients with even the most complex health challenges get the results they are seeking.
OUR NEPT: The Mastery and Certification tier is our flagship program. It provides everything you need to feel confident as a practitioner who knows how to get results that lead to healthy and happy clients.
You’ll develop a deep understanding and be highly competent at functional assessment. You’ll be highly effective at assessing and balancing all the body systems and the hormones that control them.
The curriculum includes in-depth training modules plus case analysis and coaching calls leading to Certification as a Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner.
By getting in at the ground level of Nutritional Endocrinology, you will be the leading edge. People will seek you out, you’ll have a full or waiting list practice, and you will prosper financially. You’ll feel confident and successful because you will be responsible for helping people to take charge of their lives and overcome conditions that may have been plaguing them for many years.
"It's so inspirational and comforting to spend time amongst like-minded friends, supporting each other in our challenges, learnings, and businesses. It's still like university, but more fun (less wine, more green juice)."
Why Become a
Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner?
As a Nutritional Endocrinology practitioner you’ll be able to...
You’ll get the tools you need to evaluate, educate, and empower your clients to vibrant health. It’s taken me decades to get my expertise packaged into an easy to understand and follow system, and you’ll get the benefit of my years of time and financial investment.
How Our Online Program Works
Select Your Program Level or Register for the Full Certification Program (Best Choice) - At The Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, we offer a full certification program to support you in building a range of course offerings from Workshops and Bootcamps to a 12-month Mentorship. We're here to help you decide on the best fit for your goals.
Optimize Your Own Health Using our Empowered Self-Care Lab Membership - At The Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, we believe that to be a great functional health practitioner, you need to model the lifestyle and diet you recommend to your clients, so we give you full access to all of our client programs, including regular support calls. You can use these to enhance your own health and as a model for your own client programs.
Engage with Clinical Content - All of our clinical materials are online with a live call component, activities to help you implement what you learn, and exams to make sure you've mastered the content and can support clients effectively. You'll have full access to all course materials and updates for life.
Study the Business and Marketing Resources And Begin to Grow Your Practice - The NEPT program offers you all the resources you need to be able to support clients in identifying root causes and restoring their energy and hormone balance. To create a thriving practice you need to develop the skills to attract and enroll clients using our marketing and business training that empower you to optimize your business.
Access Our Live Calls - As a NEPT student, you'll have access to at least one call every week, to discuss cases, review lab tests, get support on building your health business, and discuss course content.
Join the Online Support Community - You'll have access to the INE Community of practitioners for lively discussions on course materials, client cases and other relevant topics.
What Sets NEPT Apart from Other Programs
Frameworks & Tools
Learn to think in frameworks rather than following protocols so you can practice a truly personalized approach to nutrition and health.
Mentorship & Internship
Get practical skills and experience with Dr. Ritamarie and her team of certified nutritional endocrinology practitioners.
Online & Interactive
We offer online workshops, retreats, case studies, and Q&A's with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo and our Nutritional Endocrinology team.
Practical Clinical Tools
You'll learn how to assess for biochemical imbalances using functional blood chemistry and functional lab tests along with a comprehensive approach to clinical history taking and physical evaluation that is not taught anywhere else.
A Diverse Community
Our community is diverse, which provides you with a wide range of exposure to health disciplines and ranges of experience. Medical doctors, nurses, physician's assistants, pharmacists, acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, and health coaches are amongst the types of practitioners you'll interact with in our program.
2 Year Certification
Become a Certified Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner and finally have the skills and tools to support those clients with complex cases who other practitioners have been unable to help.
Take a Tour of NEPT
Access this free virtual tour of the Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training.
Access this free virtual tour to learn more about NEPT— and see why it’s a good fit for you!
Have a look around the Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training programs and explore how we can help you learn the skills and strategies to help patients with chronic complex health challenges… and lead them on the path to true healing.
Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training (NEPT)
The Mastery and Certification tier is our flagship program and provides everything you need to feel confident as a practitioner who knows how to get results that lead to healthy and happy clients.
Functional Assessment Mastery
Explore the relationships between the most important hormones and their relationship with nutrition.
Functional Nutrition Mastery
Learn how to support your clients to eat and supplement in a way that reduces and eliminates chronic symptoms.
Body Systems & Hormone Mastery
Learn anatomy, physiology and biochemistry from a functional perspective.
Nutritional Endocrinology Essentials
In this streamlined version, get what you need to get started fast and quickly earn enough to upgrade to the full program.
Insulin Resistance Solution Practitioner Training
Learn how to systematically and accurately help your clients and patients discover whether they have blood sugar imbalances, before the symptoms become life-threatening.
Clinical Mastery of the Digestive System
When you master GUT health, you master WHOLE health … and as a result, you can solve even the most complex cases.
See what our students have to say about us!
I felt like a poser
“NEPT was exactly what I needed to get my confidence as a coach. I love the program. I have learned how to assess my clients' problems and I get step by step details on how to get to the root of their problems in my NEPT group”
Finishing the NEPT program has given me a sense of accomplishment and confidence.
It was a process of a lot of personal growth as well as professional education. I still have dreams to get to that next level, but I have more confidence and ability and am willing to step out of my comfort zone and move into the discomfort oftrying to go further.
After joining Practice Accelerator I have a waiting room practice
Before meeting Dr. Ritamarie I had a flailing practice, I had education, credentials and knowledge, but I didn't know how to grow my practice. Now, after joining Practice Accelerator I have a waiting room practice.
Joining NEPT is the best investment I've ever made
Joining NEPT is the best investment I've ever made, both with knowledge, getting very in depth with the material, keeping on top with current research, and the support from the people in the program. Now I have great confidence when I consult with my clients, which is huge
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About Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
Meet the Founder of the Institute
of Nutritional Endocrinology.
Over the past 30 years, I’ve learned that the secret to having a steady stream of new clients eager to regain their health is to provide an empowerment system that gets the results they crave.
I invested thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars on my education. I realized that to have a successful and thriving business and impact thousands of lives, it wasn’t enough to just work on my clinical skills. I also needed to learn how to get people in the door and keep them there long enough to truly integrate the healthy lifestyle changes I had suggested.
And now, with decades as a functional health and wellness practitioner under my belt and lots of trial and error I have figured out how to deeply impact lives AND make a good living doing what I LOVE to do.
That’s why I want you to join my Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training (NEPT) - so I can personally walk you through my system that’s helped change thousands of lives.
It’s for you if you know you have a lot to share and you need a proven formula for doing it in a way that feeds you physically and emotionally, with ease and grace.
NEPT employs a blend of functional medicine assessments, biochemical testing, nutrient evaluation, and comprehensive diet, fitness, mind-body, and lifestyle skills development that empowers you to feel confident about your ability to help the clients with even the most complex health challenges to get the results they are seeking.
Now it’s time to get started. Together we can transform how healthcare is practiced.
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The Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology is for you IF…
The Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology is for you IF…
You’re tired of “band-aid” healthcare and want to get real, lasting results for your patients and clients.
You want a proven system to help empower your patients to take charge of their own health.
You’re passionately committed to deeply serving your clients and making a good living doing what you love to do.
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