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The Miracle of Iodine Balance – PLUS Raw Vegan Cheesy

By Ritamarie Loscalzo

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In this Issue

  • Personal Note:
    from Dr. Ritamarie
  • Featured Article:
    The Critical Role of Iodine Balance for Optimal Energy
  • Practitioner Corner: 
    Gut Healing
  • Recipe Corner:
    Eric’s “Cheesy” Guacamole


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Drastic Measures: Do We Really Need to Fear Our Genes?

Nutrigenomics and Angelina Jolie – what do they have in common?  Dr. Ritamarie explores our genetic predispositions in a postive light..


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How Happy Are Your Hormones:

Resources for balanced hormones and happy moods.

A Special Tribute to Moms:

Photos of a Raw Food Mothers’ Day feast, and more!


Dr. Ritamarie’s Living Foods Meetup

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  • Meet like-minded people and make new friends.
  • Learn new and exciting recipes.
  • Gather valuable health and nutrition information.
  • Feel supported on your health quest.

Upcoming Dates 2013

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Tip of the Week:

One of the steps Dr. Ritamarie lays out in great detail for participants in her Coaching Programs is to take a look at Hydration and recognize the body’s many cries for water.

Are You Drinking Plenty of Purified Water?
Take some time this week to note your water intake.  Be sure to drink half your weight (in fluid ounces) each day.  By the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated!



SAD to RAD, SHINE, & Summer Memorial Day Special Offer!

June 5, 2013


Hi Health-Seeker,

Summer is here.  Not officially yet, but with temps in 90’s here in Austin and Memorial Day less than a week away, its picnic and beach time in most  places.  I heard it’s even hot in Utah these days!

My son is officially home for summer, and our food bill has already doubled.  How can one kid eat so much?

He’s so excited to get whole fresh foods, readily available, that he’s making up for lost time.

And speaking of food, Eric invented a new recipe today. I was making him guacamole and he asked if I could try adding cashew/mac cheese to it.

It was delicious,

Poor kid was fat starved.  The quality of the fats at school were not what he’s used to at home, where he gets his fill of avocado, raw nut cheese, flax oil and hummus.
The recipe is easy, and is posted below.
The last webinar in the SHINE: Secrets to Happy Hormones, Invigorating Nutrition and Endless Energy series was a hit last Thursday.

If you missed it, the entire 3-part series is available for free here. Register to receive the link for all the replays:


Because the feedback was keep the free webinars coming, we decided to do another one – it’s got a cool name:

“From SAD (Standard American Diet) to RAD (Rejuvenating Age-Defying Detox): How to Eat Green, Be Lean, and Feel Eighteen!” 

It’s happening on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 7:30 pm Central Time

And last but certainly not least – drum roll please – we have (finally) got the pieces together to announce the opening of registrations for our 2013 Energy Recharge Inner Circle.

We take a small group (around 50 people max) through a process of restoring balance to all their organs and glands.  It’s a step by step guided process, and it’s a means of finally getting the help you need to overcome health challenges and experience endless energy, joy and success.,
Spots are limited and last time I looked, close to 30 were already registered.

You can read all about it here:


Are you ready to let go of feeling unwell, and say hello to your infinite potential?

Check it out.

I look forward to getting to know you soon, Health-Seeker!

Love, health, and joy,

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

The Critical Role of Iodine Balance for Optimal Energy
by Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Iodine is an essential mineral. It has a number of essential functions in your body, including thyroid balance. Here in the west, we are suffering from an epidemic of thyroid deficiency.

Iodine has been the subject of a great controversy. There are people who say, ‘No, don’t take extra iodine,’ and others who say, ‘Yes, you must take extra iodine.’ There’s a lot of controversy.

I attended a lecture at a conference by Dr. Jay Mead, an MD. He termed it ‘iodophobia’ – fear of iodine. There’s a lot of that going around because of some pretty poorly done studies that he says were not scientific at all…

Learn MORE…Continue Reading…




This week in our Client Assessment Tools for Holistic Practitioners program, the topic is Nutrigenomics.  This is the science of looking at the influence of genes on choosing the appropriate diet and lifestyle activities.  Contrary to popular belief regarding elective mastectomy for people who have the BRCA1  breast cancer gene, body mutilation is not required to decrease risk.  Genes come with the package at birth.  However it’s environment that controls the expression of many of these genes.  Bruce Lipton, MD, author of  The Biology of Belief explains it well.

This week’s radio show covers this very topic.  In addition, here are a couple of Nutrigenomics resources to check out, especially if you deal with complex cases that don’t respond as well as expected to alterations in diet and lifestyle.

http://www.23andme.com – $99 for a very thorough assessment of SNPs, single nucleotide polymorphisms – the fancy name for smile genetic mutations

http://www.mthfr.net – lots of background on the most studied SNP, MTHFR, including videos and resources.

We did an overview of Nutrigenomics as part of our VITAL community – recording available when you join.  CAT is going to relaunch liv in the fall, and in eh meantime is available as a self study.  Link

Eric’s “Cheesy” Guacamole:


1 recipe guacamole – your favorite or ours, below:

  • 2 large  avocados
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Pinch cumin

PLUS: 3 heaping tablespoons cashew/mac cheese (recipe for a big batch follows):

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • juice of 2 lemons


1.   Make guacamole by putting everything in a bowl and mashing with a potato masher or fork until desired consistency

2.   Make nut cheese by blending all ingredients until smooth

3.   Stir 3 tablespoons nut cheese (or more to taste) into guacamole and enjoy!


Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN, has been an integrative health care practitioner for over two decades, empowering her patients and students to overcome health challenges and lead a joyful and healthy life.

She’s a Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, HeartMath® and Herbal Medicine as well as a certified raw and living foods instructor, chef, and coach.

She’s the author and co-author of several gluten-free vegan and raw foods recipe books including: Power Breakfast Ideas, Deliciously Quick Lunch and Dinner, Healthy Halloween Treats, Dessert: Making it Rich Without Oil and Dried and Gone to Heaven. She’s also the creator of many successful online courses designed to restore people to the health, energy, and vitality they need to live full and vibrant lives.

Dr. Ritamarie resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and sons. She can be reached at http://www.DrRitamarie.com.


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