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SHINE Conference - Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional Endocrinology

“Here’s Exactly How to Consistently Solve Even the Most Complex Health Challenges and Become a Superstar Holistic Health Practitioner with a Waiting List Practice!”

…plus enjoy unprecedented success with your clients when you demystify the complexities of their chronic health challenges that no one else has been able to solve.

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October 2014 Conference Focus:

Solving the Mystery of Balancing the HPAT Axis (Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Thyroid)

Become the master of getting to the root cause of your clients’ low energy, mood swings, and chronic low vitality!

root cause health careWhat you may have already noticed is that a huge percentage of your clients present with symptoms that can be attributed to disregulation of their adrenals, their thyroid, or both.

You’ll walk away from the S.H.I.N.E. Conference armed with the knowledge and tools to be the “go-to person” for solving tough hormone imbalance cases.

Implementing the nutritional endocrinology approaches to HPAT Axis imbalances will set you apart from the thousands of other health coaches and practitioners who simply don’t understand the intricate inner workings of these key glands, let alone how to restore balance.

You’ll love the checklists, charts, and resources designed to make your practice SHINE.

SHINE Conference - Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional EndocrinologyFrom: Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN
Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo - B4 Be Gone
Austin, Texas

Dear Holistic Health Practitioner,

If you’re reading this, chances are you are passionately committed to making a profound difference in the world. You are dedicated to getting the absolute best results for your patients and clients.

Yet sometimes, it feels like you’re not making headway. Your confidence becomes shattered when you encounter those tough cases that you don’t feel qualified to solve.

You became a Health Professional because you want to help those who need it most. You may already be able to help lots of clients; however, you still feel defeated if even just one or two individuals leave because you are unable to help them solve their chronic and more complex health challenges.

The Ultimate Confidence Booster:
When YOUR expertise and knowledge gets results and
takes a client from frustration to elation!

raving fansThe clients that get phenomenal results, especially after they’d just about given up hope, will become your raving fans.

What do I mean by “raving fans?”

Those are the people who will tell EVERYONE about you and provide you with the very best type of marketing… word of mouth advertising!

When you get incredible results with your clients, word of mouth referrals spread like wildfire!

With each complex case that you solve, you gain more and more confidence, satisfaction, and prosperity.


“…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

If you’re not making a huge impact as a healer due to a lack of confidence in your ability to help people with complex health issues, it’s time to add some tools to your health coaching toolkit.

how to approach prospective health clients with confidenceYour lack of confidence in your skill set, in your ability to dig deep and truly understand what is going on in these challenging cases, has an impact on your practice.

Insecurity impacts your ability to market your business, set up consultations, and communicate in a way that exudes confidence and entices clients to sign up with you to get the results they desire and deserve.

I totally understand. 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.

I can empower you to have a breakthrough in your confidence and ability
to deliver results to your clients — even the 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.

I’ve learned the secret to consistently unravel even the most complex health mysteries
and provide reliable solutions that inspire clients to rave about their results
and refer new patients my way.

I took the bull by the horns and researched, dug in, investigated, questioned, read, and assessed until I began to see predictable patterns, WHEN I asked the right questions and looked in the right places.

master health detectiveI became a “master health detective” of sorts.

And wow, did that determination end up paying off for my clients as well as my practice…big time! I developed the strategies to help me solve even the toughest cases, break through that deep fear and doubt, and create a thriving practice.

My practice exploded very quickly. So quickly that I knew I had to train other practitioners to reach as many people as possible. My mission is to end needless, totally preventable suffering due to poor health.

I am still getting lots of requests for consults and it upsets me to have to turn them down because I simply don’t have the time anymore. The types of people who seek me out are those who have tried everything and are serious about restoring vibrant health.

That’s why I have decided to train other practitioners who are serious about learning and can handle my overflow…

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

And the best way to get results with even the most challenging clients is to understand the complexities of the endocrine system.

Key Practitioner Strategies for SuccessAfter all, hormones are the “messengers of life”. They are powerful messages that travel through the blood stream from one part of the body to another.

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.

Correcting hormone imbalance requires sleuthing way beyond the obvious “sex hormones” of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. There are many, many more hormones involved than just those three, and usually they need to be balanced before going directly for the groin.

Hormonal imbalance is at the crux of a whole myriad of health issues (even some that don’t seem related) like:

  • fatigue
  • hormone imbalance symptoms and conditionsheadaches
  • mood swings
  • skin eruptions (acne)
  • low libido
  • 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 balance your own and your clients’ hormones…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!

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Access the S.H.I.N.E Conference
Digital Video Workshop!

Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional Endocrinology
a 3-Day Transformational Workshop
(High Definition Digital Video Collection)

SHINE Conference - Scientific & Holistic Investigation of Nutritional Endocrinology…where I’ll 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, health coaching programs, and a lot of people who need help. You learned the basics.

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 watch these empowering videos that will make a lasting difference in your practice and put protocols to work for you on Monday morning.

Become a shining star health practitioner with a waiting list practice when you incorporate the S.H.I.N.E methodology.


S – Scientific

S.H.I.N.E Conference - Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional EndocrinologyMy 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

S.H.I.N.E Conference - Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional EndocrinologyBecause 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

S.H.I.N.E Conference - Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional EndocrinologyThis 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

S.H.I.N.E Conference - Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional EndocrinologyFood 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

S.H.I.N.E Conference - Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional EndocrinologyThe 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.

Hormonal Imbalance and Chronic Symptoms — the Connection

In addition to the obvious, like low libido and sexual dysfunction, there is a long list of symptoms and diseases linked to hormone imbalance:

  • fat, foggy, fatiguedDifficulty with weight gain / weight loss (yo-yo) can be due to leptin, ghrelin, insulin, estrogen, and growth hormone imbalances
  • Fatigue generally involves the interaction between thyroid hormone, adrenal hormones, and insulin
  • Headaches have been linked to imbalances in female sex hormones; migraines are often triggered by a drop in estrogen as occurs at the end of the female cycle
  • Insomnia can be linked to interactions between cortisol, insulin, leptin, estrogen, and melatonin
  • Even depression, anxiety, and mood swings have been linked to hormone imbalance — in particular — thyroid, cortisol, progesterone, and estrogen

The list of diseases and symptoms linked to hormone imbalance goes on and on:

  • Diabetes, insulin resistance, and blood sugar imbalance
  • Skin eruptions / acne
  • Memory loss
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive issues
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Breathing issues

You’ll learn to evaluate hormone imbalances using functional medicine assessment tools and apply nature-based, holistic protocols to restore balance.

The hierarchy of interventions taught will be whole foods and herbs, lifestyle practices, specific targeted nutrients, holistic modalites and energetic practices, and bio-identical hormone replacement when necessary.

HPA Axis DiagramAt this, our second S.H.I.N.E. Conference, the in-depth focus is on the HPAT Axis.

You’ve likely heard of the HPA Axis – it’s a buzz word in functional medicine circles. It involves evaluating and balancing the complexities of the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal interactions.

The “T” stands for thyroid. Imbalances in HPA are a key factor in thyroid disorders. And in case you haven’t noticed, thyroid issues are epidemic. Synthroid and Levothyroxine (synthetic T4, the primary hormone made by the thyroid) are among the most widely prescribed medications in the US and possibly worldwide.

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Who Needs To Watch These Videos?

This digital video workshop is 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
  • health professionalsNaturopaths (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
  • 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

“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 Patient Hormone Success Case File #1:
Fatigue, depression, chronic pain, and weight that just wouldn’t budge

This client had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, was on antidepressants, anti-inflammatories, and pain medications; still she suffered. A trip to the grocery store left her in need of a nap. Helping her kids with homework was like running a marathon. She was tired of being tired, in pain, and in need of so many medications.

SHINE Case File 1We did some tests, discovered imbalances in her adrenals and thyroid hormones, some food sensitivities, and fatty acid imbalances. Through a personalized supplement program, detoxification, diet changes, and instruction on how to care for her body, she improved.

Within 9 months she was off all medications, had regained her energy, and was happily referring friends and family members. Now she holds a full-time job, volunteers at her church, and has plenty of energy to socialize and take care of her granddaughter.

Real-World Patient Hormone Success Case File #2:
Two decades of fatigue, weight gain, digestive problems, and brain fog so thick she was about to lose her business because she couldn’t focus

Case Client #2 had switched to all-natural home and self-care products, was eating organic food, and “thinking positive thoughts”, so she was mystified as to why her health was still wretched.

SHINE Case File 2She’d been to doctor after doctor, looking for answers. No one could find anything wrong with her. After a thorough case history, I ordered some lab tests and discovered she had an autoimmune thyroid condition, adrenal fatigue, insulin resistance, low stomach acid, fat maldigestion and a toxic liver.

I customized a diet, supplement, and lifestyle program for her, coached her through implementation, and within 4 months her weight was down 30 pounds, her brain function had returned, and she was able to quadruple her income.

None of her doctors had realized that her problems were hormonal. Through application of my Nutritional Endocrinology principles, we were able to give her back her life.

Real-World Patient Case Hormone 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.

Testing revealed she was low in testosterone, had adrenal fatigue, and had an imbalance in the neurotransmitter serotonin triggered by excess estrogen mid-cycle.

SHINE Case File 3After 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!

“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
  • adrenal exhaustion

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.

Video Workshop Benefits:
Soaking up the SHINE!

You have the choice of either purchasing only the videos OR you can maximize your benefits by purchasing BOTH the videos and all the practice-changing handouts and support documents shared during the LIVE conference.

Successful health practitionersWhen you purchase the complete video and handout collection, you’ll get to:

  • Watch the videos at your own pace on our private members’ website
  • Access PDF copies of all Dr. Ritamarie’s handouts (68 pages)
  • Access PDF copies of all Dr. Ritamarie’s worksheets (18 pages)
  • Access PDF copies of all the video slides shared from each day at the event (over 140 slides)
  • Access a bonus Done-For-You set of menu plans (both PDF and DOCX format) and get a copy of the Recipe Collection from Dr. Ritamarie’s Correcting Adrenal Fatigue and Exhaustion (CAFE) program (PDF).
  • Access all available support materials/video slides from the guest experts

The Power of Light: Imagine a Practice Where…

  • You are 100% confident that you have TAKEN CHARGE over your own hormonal 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 hormonal imbalance cases.
  • You actually have proven investigative protocols to skyrocket your practice and the confidence to invite those tough cases!

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“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

Videos From the SHINE 3-Day Experience:

Day 1: Demystify

  • demystify complex cases - squareOverview of nutritional endocrinology and the interconnections between hormones and body systems
  • Clinical presentation of imbalances in the HPAT Axis
  • Biochemistry and physiology of the HPAT Axis
  • Adrenal fatigue and the epidemic of stress-related illness
  • The inner workings of the thyroid and the role of digestion, stress, and the immune system as a cause of thyroid imbalances


Day 2: Decipher

  • complex client casesFunctional Assessments for HPAT
    • Sleuth history taking
    • Functional exams that can be done long distance
    • Home testing
    • Blood testing
    • Specialty labs
    • Genetic testing
    • Practical, hands-on testing
  • Case studies

Day 3: Determine

  • Diet and lifestyle factors that contribute to HPAT Axis imbalance
  • nutritional endocrinology protocols - squareHerbs that support HPAT axis balance
  • How to put together effective protocols for restoring energy and well-being using HPAT Axis strategies
  • The role of a gluten-free diet in managing HPAT Axis imbalances
  • The role of exercise in the cause and management of HPAT Axis imbalance
  • Tools for balancing mental and emotional factors in regards to HPAT Axis imbalance
  • Herbs and elixirs for HPAT hormone balance
  • Kitchen wisdom for hormone balance
  • Hormone balancing nutrient protocols
  • Creating community education and programs that balance the HPAT Axis
  • Getting known for your expertise in this complex and highly in-demand area

Meet Your S.H.I.N.E. Conference Leader

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo - Nutritional Endocrinology SpecialistDr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is fiercely committed to transforming exhausted high achievers all over the globe into high energy people who love their lives and live to their full potential.

As a Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine and HeartMath®, she’s also a certified living foods chef, instructor and coach, and has trained and certified hundreds of others in the art of living foods.

A bestselling author, speaker, and internationally recognized nutrition and women’s health authority, Dr. Ritamarie combines the ancient healing wisdom of whole fresh foods and herbs with modern scientific research to inspire people everywhere to recharge their energy and reclaim their lives.

Dr. Ritamarie specializes in nutritional endocrinology, using the wisdom of nature to restore balance to hormones, with special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances.

Dr. Ritamarie offers online courses, long distance coaching and counseling, as well as in-person classes and healing methodology. Her wildly popular practitioner certification program empowers health and wellness professionals to unravel the mystery of their client’s complex health challenges and become known as the go-to practitioner for true healing and lasting results.

BONUS: Meet Our Special Guest Experts

It is my great honor and pleasure to bring you Special Guest Experts that I’ve handpicked from among my many amazing colleagues, due to their expertise in applying Nutritional Endocrinology to restore balance to the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Thyroid Axis.

Dr. Tom O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN: The Impact of Gluten on Thyroid Function

Dr Tom O'Bryan

Dr. Tom O’Bryan will explain the science behind why going on a gluten-free diet is essential for restoring thyroid function.

Dr. Tom O’Bryan is one of the most respected, highly-appreciated, and internationally recognized speakers and workshop leaders specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines.

He is a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and metabolic disorders. He is a clinician par excellence in treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine Perspective. He holds a teaching Faculty position with the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Dr. Tom recently hosted the paradigm-shifting The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.

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Dr. Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS: The Neuroendocrine Connections to Food as Medicine

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Deanna Minich has contacted us and had to cancel her LIVE appearance. We are working to arrange a post-conference LIVE teleconference for her to present her topic. All SHINE Conference attendees and video workshop purchasers will automatically be invited to the call.

Dr Deanna MinichWisdom from thousands of years ago told us that “food is medicine”. In the 20th century, modern science conveyed that “food is information,” with signals from a single meal powerful enough to change our gene expression. In the 21st century, Dr. Deanna Minich details the new concept of how we have moved into the realm of “food is connection”. Through the experience of eating and the neuroendocrine gland connections, she shows us how we can connect to seven aspects of our self.

Dr. Deanna Minich is a dynamic and internationally-known body-mind-spirit health expert, yoga practitioner, and author.

Her twenty years of experience in the nutrition field led her to develop an integrated approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit, which spans the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of health.

Her well-rounded experience in the field of nutrition includes private practice, preclinical and clinical research, product development, global product technology integration, management, marketing, writing, and education. Dr. Minich received her nutrition expertise from her doctoral (Ph.D.) study at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands where she focused on essential fatty acid absorption and metabolism, and from her Master’s Degree (M.S.) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Nutritionist by the Washington State Department of Health, and a Registered Yoga teacher. She is the author of four books on wellness and over fifteen scientific publications.

Currently, she consults as Vice President of Education at the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Seattle, WA, and is adjunct faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine and three universities. Her passion is teaching a whole-self approach to nourishment.

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David Weinthal, DOM, LAc: The Zen to Wellness – Healing the Adrenals Through the Asian Self-Care Practices of Acupressure, Pranayama (Breathing), Meditation, Tai Chi / Chi Gong and Tonic Herbs

David WeinthalDavid Weinthal, DOM, LAc is passionate about empowering his patients to achieve optimal health using natural medicine.

He trained extensively both in the US and in China, has over 17 years’ experience as an acupuncturist and is a master herbalist, raw food chef and spiritual teacher.

As a former firefighter/paramedic, David developed an ulcer as a result of high stress and poor diet. After failing western medications, he discovered first-hand the healing power of acupuncture and herbs.

Today, in his private practice, Dr. Weinthal combines acupuncture, herbs and food as medicine to help his patients have radiant health.

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Donna Kasuska, BSCHE, Chemical Engineering: The Hazards of Personal Care and Cleaning Products

Donna Kasuska - ChemConsciousCan makeup, cleaning products, and the hair care products your clients are using be a factor in their fatigue? Learn the connection between the chemicals in your clients’ home environment and their hormone imbalance symptoms from an expert who knows firsthand.

Why would a woman, trained as an engineer in the chemical industry, start a movement to protect people from the very things she thought would save the world? Donna Kasuska throws in the chemical-soaked towel and vows to tell the truth about the harmful toxins in everyday products that are making people sick!

Donna Kasuska is founder and CEO of ChemConscious, Inc. and a chemical engineer with many years of experience. Donna is on a mission to create a healthier world and speaks and writes passionately about the hidden hazards of chemicals in our environment. She will show you how to recognize and reduce your personal risk by avoiding harmful chemicals and making better choices without changing your life style.On the industrial side, Donna works with clients to assist with regulatory compliance regarding hazardous chemicals, process safety management, environmental topics, emergency response and security. Donna has worked for clients in the water treatment, food processing, oil and gas, chemical manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries.

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.

Throughout the years, Donna has recognized that her experience could be useful, and in some cases, critical to the non-technical members of communities who need to understand the concepts of emergency prevention, safe drinking water, toxicity, indoor air quality and security.

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Arttemis Keszainn: Powerful Tapping Techniques: Learn How to Harness the Power of Your Meridians to Reverse Hidden Subconscious Blocks and Create True Lasting Change in You and Your Clients

Arttemis KeszainnArttemis Keszainn is a Master Coach with 15 years experience healing trauma, depression, and the most challenging emotional cases using revolutionary consciousness technologies combined with conscious language, essential oils, EFT, and his loving heart.

In this presentation you are going to learn powerful insights into your Energetic Anatomy, Chakras, Meridians and discover how all of this is connected to limiting emotions, reactive patterns, and Tapping Techniques.

Arttemis is a visionary entrepreneur, author, and public speaker who has studied holistic health and wellness technologies for over 15 years, pursuing his passion to teach and embody the art of Radiant Health.

In the course of his learning, he developed great skill and experience in the art of Chinese Medicine, Herbalism, Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis, Coaching, Applied Kinesiology, Neuro-Emotional Technique, Aromatherapy and deepened his awareness of how we cleanse, rejuvenate, and heal at all levels. In 2007, Arttemis traveled with his wife Krystalle, to the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center to become Spa Director. As Spa Director from 2007 – 2009, Arttemis served with Dr. Gabriel Cousens and the Tree of Life Staff in their world-renowned Spiritual Fasting, Conscious Eating, and Reversing Diabetes Programs; creating advanced detoxification therapies to cleanse and purify our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.

Arttemis is currently transforming 1000s of lives world-wide by creating information products, eBooks, videos, and websites that inspire and educate people to achieve dynamic health through juicing, blending, and creating a beautiful lifestyle they love!

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Debora Wayne: Activity #1 – Biofield Healing: Higher Consciousness for Whole-Brain Learning; Activity #2 – When Clients Don’t Heal: Getting to the Root with Biofield Healing

Debora WayneActivity #1: An experiential group session designed to help integrate complex “left-brain”, intellectual information with greater ease and comfort during the SHINE event. Open peacefully to new information, avoid overwhelm, and become more focused and clear throughout the conference. Enjoy a right-brain, blissful expanded state of consciousness which oftentimes leads to the effortless release of mindset blocks, fears, pains, doubts, and negative beliefs that may be getting in the way of your success.

Activity #2: What do you do with the client who’s ‘tried everything’ and still doesn’t heal? How do you go deeper to shift illness into health? Witness this live demo as Debora works 1:1 utilizing ingredients from her Pain Free Living Program especially designed for those tough client cases where pain and illness refuse to budge. Get to the “root” of the root. Learn why and how many of Debora’s past clients have reported complete and total elimination of chronic pain, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, immune disorders, arthritis, ADHD, cancers, and much more, even when other methods failed to produce change.

Debora Wayne is one of the country’s leading pain release and energy experts. Her Pain Free Living Program, an effective system for Body/Mind/Spirit Health, helps people get their energy and lives back on track through a unique blend of Ancient Healing techniques combined with the latest discoveries in neuroscience, physics, and energy medicine.

With degrees and certifications in Psychology, Hypnotherapy, and Chemical Dependency Counseling, along with 30 + years practicing and teaching the art of Meditation, Debora is also a Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Biofield Healing Practitioner, and Founder and Director of the Biofield Institute based in Del Mar, California.

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Michelle Melendez: Tone Your Body, Increase Your Mood!

Michelle Melendez - WomenGettingFit x200In these 15-minute exercise and energize breaks, you’ll discover…

  • 1-minute exercises that strengthen your posture and increase your mood
  • #1 body movement that releases stress instantly
  • 10-minute workouts that tone every muscle in your body quickly
  • What exercise you should do every day to keep your back strong

Michelle Melendez has been a fitness professional since 1996 and has over ten fitness certifications. She founded the Pilates Cardiocamp in Los Altos California in 2001 and Women Getting Fit, an online fitness community that inspires women to live extraordinary lives in a body they love.

She travels the world filming workouts that include positive affirmations. Her workouts will tone your body and increase your mood instantly.

And, if you are a believe that your thoughts create your reality, get ready to bring in more money, happiness, and love into your life!

Come to the conference prepared to move and be motivated! Michelle will have you out of your seat and energized!

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Chef Karen Osborne: Special Guest

Karen OsborneKaren Osborne (Karen-O) is a gourmet living food chef and graduate of both The Natural Epicurean and The Living Light Culinary Arts Institute.

She’ll be demonstrating delicious hormone balancing foods your clients can easily make at home.

Karen is co-founder of Outrageous Raw, an Austin, Texas based raw food catering company. She is also available for in-home meal preparation, catering, and private instruction in raw food preparation. She regularly demonstrates Raw Food Joy in Austin, manages Dr. Ritamarie’s Co-op, and teaches classes.

From delicate to dynamic, her food is music to the palate. You have never experienced culinary delights such as hers, but you will over the three days of the event by simply upgrading to the VIP Package below. It’s so, so EASY for you to Treat Yourself!

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“Her guest speakers were such a wonderful surprise for me!”


~ Mia Schleifer
Owner at Whole Me Now


Practitioners Who Now S.H.I.N.E: Success Stories!

These practitioners have worked with Dr. Ritamarie within her Insulin Resistance Solution Practitioner Training (IRSPT) course, a program designed to guide practitioners through the complexities of balancing their clients’ blood sugar. See what they have to say about their learning experience with Dr. Ritamarie!

“I already use IRSPT with my clients with remarkable results and can nail my clients’ problems right away.”

Guylaine Lacerte - Nutrition CoachI couldn’t acquire this knowledge anywhere else. I like the fact that Dr. Ritamarie walks the talk and is familiar with a raw food diet, the same diet that I’ve been following for two decades.

For my own personal benefit, working with Dr. Ritamarie helped me be aware of my blood sugar spike triggers; this is exactly the resource I needed to fine tune my diet and lifestyle accordingly. She answered many questions I had around fruit and gave me the proper knowledge to help others have it right while on the raw food path.

For my practice, the knowledge I gained is invaluable. I already use IRSPT with my clients with remarkable results and can nail my clients’ problems right away. IRSPT gave me the knowledge I was missing to really help my clients. Blood sugar control is such an important component to help balance your hormones. The solutions for my clients are simple and easy to implement.

~ Guylaine Lacerte, Nutrition Coach and Energy Recharge Practitioner

“I aspire to be like Dr. Ritamarie and through the IRSPT program I am confident that I can help those that come to me with insulin sensitivity issues.”

Martha Saitta - Holistic Health PractitionerDr. Ritamarie does an amazing job of making the materials very accessible and applicable. She is an invaluable resource and takes the time to answer any and all questions on the topic at hand. She is clearly knowledgeable, genuine, and caring, and her enthusiasm for her work is catching.

Until I started my own business, I would tell everyone I know with any health concerns that they ought to get a consultation with her. I aspire to be like Dr. Ritamarie and through the IRSPT program I am confident that I can help those that come to me with insulin sensitivity issues.

~ Martha Saitta, Holistic Health Practitioner

“Dr. Ritamarie provides…real-life remedies that will fit into clients’ everyday lives.”

Robin Pruitt - Healthy Food Consultant squareI feel very prepared to coach people with the classic patterns of insulin resistance.

Dr. Ritamarie provides both in-depth information so that practitioners can truly understand their clients’ underlying conditions and practical, real-life remedies that will fit into clients’ everyday lives. This is a rare and valuable combination!

~ Robin Pruitt, Healthy Food Consultant

“I learned more useful strategies for my clients in the IRSPT course than I learned in 30 years of seminars and training in the fitness industry!”

Jan Chamberlain - Certified Personal Trainer and Sports NutritionistAs a certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist, I learned more useful strategies for my clients in the IRSPT course than I learned in 30 years of seminars and training in the fitness industry!

The techniques and skills I gained in the IRSPT course have led me to triple my client base. My clients are now getting faster results than ever before, and they are telling their friends about their amazing transformations.

Because of what I learned in the IRSPT program, my clients have become “walking advertisements” for me – many maintaining weight losses of up to 65 lbs. as a result of “tweaking” their programs with Dr. Ritamarie’s secrets.

Thank you, Dr. Ritamarie, for staying on the “cutting edge” of health and fitness breakthroughs, and for providing us with the tools to give our clients the top-notch service they deserve!

~ Jan Chamberlain, Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist

“…I have learned way more in this course than in the two years I have been studying.”

Lesley Robbins - IRSPT “I am finishing my course in nutrition and know I have learned a lot. However, the information I learned is compartmentalized whereas Dr. Ritamarie’s course showed how to put things together, break them down in bite-size action steps, and present it to my clients in an easy, simple, yet very complete format.

Also, I feel like I have learned way more in this course than in the two years I have been studying. My nutrition course was only theoretical. Dr. Ritamarie’s course was not only huge on content, but had a lot of practical content as well.”

~ Lesley Robin, Health Coach

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

Judith Hasselblad - IRSPT“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

“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'Brien - Physician Assistant and Health CoachMy 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

“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


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If You Keep Doing What You’re Doing,
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