July 19



When dealing with betrayal and emotional trauma, a lot of people get stuck feeling anger, pain, and stress. Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, believes that sufferers of betrayal should not hang onto their stories by reliving their experiences as this can be detrimental to their physical health. 

In this insightful episode of From Betrayal to Breakthrough, Dr. RitaMarie talks about how the body releases cortisol whenever it perceives stress. This hormone causes our heart rate and blood sugar level to increase, posing risks of insulin resistance and even heart disease. She shares some valuable tips on what to do when you are on a sympathetic nervous system overdrive.

About Guest/Topic

Dr. RitaMarie Loscalzo is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, a certified nutritionist, and the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology. Using her hard-earned skills and knowledge, she helps health and nutrition practitioners discover and treat the root cause of various health concerns. 

Her treatments make use of functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the body’s master controller of hormones that regulate metabolism, sexual function, sleep, mood, and many more.

She is also a certified HeartMath® provider with a passion for stress transformation techniques, which she uses to help her clients combat stress and its negative effects on a person’s health.

Dr. RitaMarie offers several online programs and long-distance coaching and counseling services. She also hosts informative events.

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In This Episode

  • Who is Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo? [0:08]
  • Understand what happens within the body when we are stressed [2:58]
  • Discover what HeartMath® is [14:07]
  • Find out how long it takes for someone to start practicing HeartMath® automatically [20:15]
  • Learn how you can regulate your blood sugar levels through your diet  [25:08]
  • …and many more


“An elevated blood sugar affects everything in your body. So, if you’ve ever known anybody who was diabetic or heard of the complications of diabetes, that’s happening in your body decades before you get diagnosed and even if you never get diagnosed.” [4:59]

“I teach people a technique. You’ve probably heard of it, HearthMath®. And I teach them how to tune in to their breath and their appreciation. And instantly, it shifts them into parasympathetic. And now, because they’re so stressed up and wound up, they’re gonna go right back. But if they can incorporate these little 30-second to 2-minute breaks throughout their day. Over time, within a week, they’re gonna start to feel better. The cravings start to go down.“ [13:32]

“Your nervous system doesn’t know the difference between you actually experiencing something and you retelling it, talking about it, thinking about it. It creates the same neurochemistry, the same immune system problems, the same blood pressure elevations.” [16:56]

“You have control. Every choice you make matters. And you know when you are in this betrayal situation, you feel like you didn’t have choices, right? This happened to you. Your response after is all a matter of how you choose—what you eat, how you think about it, whether you choose to diffuse it or whether you’re in a place where you just don’t want to… and then I realized anger isn’t serving me here.” [26:14]


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Dr. Debi Silber, founder of The PBT (Post Betrayal Transformation) Institute https://thepbtinstitute.com is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author, holistic psychologist, a health, mindset and personal development expert who’s created a proven multi-pronged approach to help people heal (physically, mentally and emotionally) from the trauma of betrayal.

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