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Tired of Stubborn Belly Fat that Won’t Budge?

There may be many reasons why you have excess fat on certain areas of the body: inflammation, gut infection, hormonal imbalance, or simply genetics. Functional medicine takes a different approach to health:

It delves deep into the underlying causes of belly fat, like hormonal imbalances or gut health issues.

Functional Medicine creates a custom plan based on your body’s unique needs, addressing nutrient deficiencies, underlying conditions, and inflammation.

It focuses on stress reduction, sleep quality, and exercise to support overall well-being so your body can focus on other, extra efforts (like toning).

By targeting the root causes, it offers long-term solutions for sustainable results and a healthier, happier you!

Explore functional medicine and what it can do for you! Reach out to our team!

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!

Functional Nutrition for Allergies

Allergies are a common condition that can have a variety of side effects depending on the person. The reaction occurs when your body responds to a foreign substance that it doesn’t know how to handle. It releases antibodies to fight this substance which causes you to react. There is a wide range of allergies, such as seasonal, food, and drug. People have different responses to these sensitivities as well.

Our Nutrition Team at Holistic Wholeness Institute helps individuals with allergies alleviate their symptoms naturally with food and lifestyle habits. First, we take a look at what you are currently eating, and then we understand which foods are causing you to have a reaction, so we know to limit them. We use both in vivo (real-life) and in vitro functional lab tests) to figure out the right diet for your unique makeup. We also will implement more symptom-fighting superfoods into your diet!

Here are some of the common types of allergies we specialize in and an overview of how we tackle them:

Seasonal Allergies

Treating your seasonal allergies each year with over-the-counter medication can cause drowsiness and increase blood pressure. However, by implementing nutritional changes to your diet year-round, you can decrease your reactions to irritants. The Holistic Wholeness Institute’s goal is to keep our clients at a stable, healthy weight, as those who are obese suffer from more allergy attacks. We also replace foods that cause inflammation with anti-inflammatory options containing Vitamin C, bromine, and omega-3’s.

Food Allergies

Eating a wide variety of foods is vital for obtaining all of our fundamental vitamins and minerals. However, when individuals have food allergies that cut off major food groups, they eliminate essential nutrients. Those with common allergies such as nuts, soy, eggs, milk, and fish are at risk of developing these deficiencies. Our team is here to help you understand which nutrients you lack and give you recommendations on which foods or vitamins to supplement with to be wholly nourished. We also take a holistic look at our patients to see if they are experiencing conditions such as leaky gut or migraines, as these conditions can all link together.

The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)

A typical nutritional plan we recommend to our patients with allergies is the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet. This regime aims to reduce inflammation to defeat allergen symptoms. This diet is also aimed to help those with migraines, leaky gut, IBD, arthritis, and other autoimmune disorders. AIP is broken down into multiple stages. First, we will eliminate certain foods and products that are known to cause flare-ups. Some examples are:

  • Grains
  • Nuts/Legumes/Seeds
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Eggs and Dairy
  • Nightshade Vegetables (such as tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers)

In the following stages, we slowly reintroduce each food back into your diet in a particular way. Here, we understand which foods may be aggravating you.

At Holistic Wholeness Institute we are eager to help you understand how you can use nutrition to advance your quality of life.

If you feel drained from having seasonal allergy flare-ups, looking for nutritional supplements for your food allergies, or seeking guidance for your Autoimmune Protocol Diet, please schedule a consultation with us! We are eager to help you understand how you can use nutrition to advance your quality of life.

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