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Functional Nutrition for Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is one of the most common vector-borne diseases in our country. Around 300,000 individuals are diagnosed with Lyme Disease each year in the United States alone! This chronic disease is transferred by infected black-legged ticks carrying the bacteria Borrelia mayonii. If caught early, Lyme Disease may respond with oral antibiotics. However, those who experience chronic Lyme Disease suffer from a wide range of symptoms such as fatigue, muscle pain, and neurological issues. In these cases, lifestyle habit changes are best to alleviate discomfort.

Dietary changes can help ease chronic Lyme Disease symptoms and supply you with lasting energy. The Holistic Wholeness Team provides practice members with an individualized nutritional plan to boost immunity and reduce inflammation.

To expedite the patient’s healing process, some of the recommendations we cover in our nutrition plans may include:

Anti-inflammatory Foods

Reducing foods that trigger inflammation in your diet is the first step on the path to restoring health. Common inflammation-causing foods include:

  • Gluten: bread, baked goods, beer
  • Dairy: ice cream, milk, yogurt, cheese
  • Processed Foods: chips, fast food, deli meats
  • Refined Sugar: sodas/juices, cereals, candies, processed snack foods

Replace these culprits with anti-inflammatory foods packed with nutrition. Add antioxidant-packed berries, fatty fish, creamy avocados, and selenium-rich mushrooms into your diet! In addition, our team recommends seasoning meals with turmeric and cracked black pepper for extra detoxification.

Borrelia mayonii brings inflammation into the body. So when you regulate what you eat, you can ease your symptoms.

Immunity Boosters

Those with Lyme disease need to keep their immune system strong. Supply your body with foods that support healthy gut flora. A balanced microbiome can lead to decreased inflammation and increased energy. Fermented foods and a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and legumes feed a healthy and happy gut.

Fueling Energy

The in-depth analyses we use find signs and symptoms of chronic Lyme and their co-infections that can mimic Lyme

Fogginess, fatigue, and cognitive impairment are common side effects of Lyme Disease. Individuals should be sure that they are eating enough calories throughout the day to supply them with the strength they need. Foods with Omega-3 Fatty Acids like wild salmon are a great source of clean energy. Our team may recommend that you pair your salmon with a complex carb like sweet potatoes to provide you with steady energy throughout your day.

Treating Lyme Disease early with oral antibiotics can be beneficial for some individuals to avoid permanent symptoms. When this isn’t an option or is ineffective, lifestyle changes and good nutrition can balance inflammation in the body. Functional testing is crucial to uncover if Lyme disease is truly present as not everyone sees a tick or bulls-eye rash. Chronic Lyme is the most common type of Lyme that we see because it often does not show up on a traditional Lyme lab. The in-depth analyses we use find signs and symptoms of chronic Lyme and their co-infections that can mimic Lyme. Schedule a consultation with us today to relieve symptoms of chronic Lyme disease naturally!

At Holistic Wholeness Institute we relieve symptoms of chronic Lyme disease naturally!

Is Your Liver Functioning as it Should?

Your liver is a powerhouse when it comes to detoxifying your body.

The liver is responsible for metabolizing and breaking down various toxins and harmful substances that enter the body, including drugs, alcohol, and environmental pollutants. These toxins are processed into less harmful forms, making them easier for the body to eliminate.

The liver produces bile, a greenish fluid that helps in the digestion and absorption of dietary fats. Bile also acts as a vehicle for the excretion of certain waste products and toxins from the liver into the intestines, ultimately exiting the body through the feces.

The liver stores essential nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, which are vital for various biochemical processes. It releases these nutrients into the bloodstream as needed.

The liver filters blood from the digestive tract before it circulates throughout the body. This filtration process helps remove bacteria, toxins, and waste products that may be present in the blood after digestion.

The liver synthesizes glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals and protect cells from oxidative damage.

The liver stores glucose in the form of glycogen, which can be rapidly converted back into glucose when the body needs energy. This helps stabilize blood sugar levels and ensures a steady energy supply.

Supporting your liver function is essential to maintaining optimal health – as you can see by all the amazing things it does!

Contact our office to see if your liver is functioning as it should and learn ways to better support your body’s natural detoxification.

Functional Nutrition

The Holistic Wholeness Institute has a nutritional team that customizes a comprehensive nutrition program for each patient. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all diet, so we work with each individual to deliver a tailor-made plan based on their medical conditions and health goals.

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine” – Hippocrates

The Holistic Wholeness Institute’s nutritional plans focus on clean eating and anti-inflammatory foods so patients can feel their best from the inside out. Unfortunately, as many of us have grown up on the Standard American Diet with sugary drinks and processed foods, we have become more prone to disease and harmful practices. According to the CDC, poor nutrition links to life-threatening chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, strokes, cancer, and brain dysfunction. However, we can put our health back into our own hands with the power of fueling our bodies with the right foods.

Our team is here to help guide you through:

  • Weight loss: By teaching and implementing healthy lifestyle habits, our team will help you lose weight for the long term. We don’t believe in fad diets or quick fixes. You will be equipped with the knowledge to maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life. Slimming down is easy with sustainable practices.
  • Healthy Lifestyle Achievement: We touch on all of the pillars of health that go along with nutrition. Finding the equilibrium between good food, exercise, sleep, mindfulness, and community is vital to living a life where you can thrive.
  • Clean Eating, Living, and Detoxification: Leap into a regime that replaces processed foods and sugar with meals filled with anti-inflammatory foods to rid your body from built-up toxins.
  • Positive Mindset Training with Food: Food as fuel. Learn how to develop a healthy relationship with food with mindful habits!
  • Nutrition for Specialized Individuals:
    • Individuals with Fibromyalgia
    • Individuals with Cancer
    • Individuals who Suffer from Headaches and Migraines
    • Individuals with Leaky Gut
    • Individuals with Lyme Disease
    • Individuals with Thyroid Issues
    • Athletes
    • Heavy Metal Detoxification
    • Food Allergies
The Holistic Wholeness Institute’s nutritional plans focus on clean eating and anti-inflammatory foods so patients can feel their best from the inside out

Call us at 732.813.1133 or book an appointment to schedule a consultation with us today! We will dive deeper into your health and wellness goals, discuss any medical concerns, and go over a comprehensive plan to set you on track to help you feel great. Understand that the Holistic Wholeness Institute is not here for a quick fix but rather to set you up with wholesome practices that you can carry with you for the rest of your life.

In the meantime, check out our Clean Living Blog with tips on how you can live a healthy lifestyle. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Sprouts are an amazing adjunct to any diet. They are a super food that’s rich in vitamins, enzymes, life, and antioxidants. They’re easily digested and packed with protein.  Sprouts help fight cancer and are very energizing. Try them on sandwiches, salads, or as a garnish to soups.  They are flavorful and fun! Sprouts help with chelation, which is removal of toxins from the body. Cleaning our body is important as it gets dirty, just like our house does!

Talk to our team about the right sprouts for you as some contain lectins which can be hard to break down for some people. Book a consultation today to learn more.

Lemons – A Life Line for Your Health

Lemons are a great part of most healthy lifestyles. They help you to drink more water, help you to avoid retaining water, and help with digestion. They help the gall bladder do its job to break down proteins, fats, and remove toxins! If you don’t have a gall bladder, lemons are a great adjunct for you. 1-3 lemons juiced per day in water or on food is great. If you have reflux, lemons can actually help reduce it by triggering the gastroesophageal sphincter to close. If lemons feel too acidic for you, try licorice, as long as you don’t have high blood pressure.  It can be hard to know if lemons are right for you, but talk to our team to see.  We look forward to helping you to feel your best and customize what’s right for you.

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