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Thyroid Disorders

Your thyroid is more important than you may think. This butterfly-shaped gland delivers hormones to your entire body through your bloodstream! These hormones regulate your metabolism, heart health, body temperature, and muscle strength. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) occurs when your thyroid does not produce enough hormones. Those who experience this condition tend to endure constipation, hair loss, depression, muscle loss, weight gain, infertility, and fatigue. Conversely, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) can result in rapid weight loss, muscle fatigue, and an irregular heartbeat.

Those with an unhealthy thyroid can utilize food to regulate their hormones. Our team at Holistic Wholeness Institute helps practice members in finding a regimen for a balanced body. First, we conduct a comprehensive evaluation. Then, we conduct comprehensive functional medicine tests to truly understand what is wrong. Then, we incorporate functional nutrition and fitness based on these test results.

Here are some of the nutritional aspects that our thyroid-focused methods are centered around:


Having a sufficient amount of iodine is quintessential for a healthy thyroid. Foods rich in iodine include:

  • Seaweed/nori
  • Cod
  • Prunes
  • Eggs
  • Iodized salt
Our team at Holistic Wholeness Institute helps practice members in finding a regimen for a balanced body

Our team ensures that practice members are getting a proper amount of iodine for their daily requirements. Too much iodine in one’s diet results in hyperthyroidism! We help patients understand the specific amount of iodine that their body requires. Some individuals ingest enough iodine and still have thyroid issues. An expert can get to the root of the problem with an effective, functional approach to find out where the missing piece is in the puzzle.

Vitamin D

Studies have shown that those who suffer from thyroid-related diseases tend to lack Vitamin D. The Vitamin is vital for regulating phosphate and calcium throughout the body. This is what protects your bones, teeth, and muscles. As energy tends to lack with hypothyroidism, an adequate amount of Vitamin D can boost your strength! Spending enough time in the sun each day supports your daily requirement for this nutrient. However, in those gloomy winter months, this remedy isn’t feasible for everyone. Therefore, Vitamin D should be supplemented with food as well! Our practice members at Holistic Wholeness Institute get a sufficient amount of this nutrient with oily fish, mushrooms, eggs, and fortified foods!


Our team motivates our patients with thyroid-related issues to implement daily gentle exercise into their routines. Individuals benefit from activity to boost energy and regulate their moods, but we don’t want them jumping into a CrossFit class right away! Those with hyperthyroidism may have an irregular heartbeat and lose weight quickly. Gentle workouts can help boost energy and endorphins without posing a risk. Those with hypothyroidism tend to lack energy and may not have been motivated to exercise on their own. Jumping into an intense workout regimen may shock their system. Easing into a training routine can set these patients up for success in the long term.

Some of the exercises we recommend for patients with thyroid-related issues include:

While it may be challenging to cure your thyroid-related illness, we can help regulate your thyroid with good nutrition and lifestyle habits. Above all, our team will help set you on a balanced diet that will help stabilize your hormones. Set up an appointment with us for a consultation on how we can help you manage this condition naturally!

Fiber: The Unsung Hero of our Diets!

Let’s give a shout-out to fiber, the unsung hero of our diets!

Here are some ways it helps your body thrive:

  • Fiber keeps your digestive system in check, preventing constipation and promoting regularity. Say goodbye to tummy troubles!
  • Fiber helps control appetite and can aid in maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Fiber slows down the absorption of sugar, helping to keep blood sugar levels steady. It’s a crucial ally in managing diabetes.
  • Fiber is like a heart’s best friend. It can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Your gut loves fiber! It feeds beneficial gut bacteria, promoting a healthy microbiome.
  • Fiber may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and other digestive disorders. Your colon says thanks!
  • It aids in toxin removal by keeping things moving smoothly through your digestive tract.

Remember to include plenty of fiber-rich foods in your diet like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Get in touch with our team for a comprehensive nutrition plan that ensures your gut is happy and healthy.

A bowl of whole-grain cereal beside a glass of orange juice, a glass of milk, a spoon, and a plate with a grapefruit half on a wooden table.

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!

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