"Treating chemical imbalances from thyroid malfunction is a passion of mine. You can trust in my knowledge and experience, as well as the full resources of the Nutrition Wellness Center, that we can identify the exact needs of your body and create a customized medical, nutritional plan for your full recovery."*
-Juliana Mazzeo, MS, CDN, Director
Nutrition Wellness Center of Nassau County
What is the Thyroid?
The thyroid is a gland located on the front of the neck, and below your Adam's apple. You cannot feel a healthy thyroid gland. The thyroid gland produces a hormone that interacts with nearly all the metabolic processes in the human body. It is responsible for biological metabolism, growth, development, and maintaining the temperature of the body. This also includes how efficiently your body burns calories, which can lead to weight gain. Earlier in life, it has a direct effect on how the brain develops. Women are ten times more likely to have thyroid problems than men.
Common Symptoms of Thyroid Malfunction
Thyroid Diseases and functional problems stem from a chemical imbalance in the body due to either too much of the hormone produced (called hyperthyroidism) or too little produced (called hypothyroidism). Either way, a chemical imbalance is having a direct effect on the normal function of your body.
Hyperthyroidism is commonly referred to as an overactive thyroid, meaning the thyroid is producing more hormone than required by the body. The most likely cause is an issue with the body's autoimmune system called Graves.' Disease. This disease runs in families and affects younger women. The body's autoimmune system starts producing an antibody that stimulates the production of the hormone. Other thyroid diseases include:
Hypothyroidism is most likely caused by inflammation of the thyroid, which can be an autoimmune disorder where you body is trying to attack and eliminate the thyroid gland. This is called called Thyroiditis; it can also be caused by an infection from a virus. Other causes include:
The Nutrition Wellness Center treats Thyroid Imbalances with a holistic approach, meaning we treat the body as a whole. We don't subscribe to a determined "thyroid diet" or treatment plan. Each patient has unique needs because the exact imbalance they are experiencing needs to be addressed. Personalized care is the most critical aspect of our treatment programs.
Nutrition Response Testing is a noninvasive procedure that targets the causes of chemical imbalances in your body. We know there may be a relationship to your thyroid, but it is also possible other imbalanced have been overlooked. Once a full analysis has been determined we can move forward to correct those imbalances by diet modification and whole food supplements, if necessary.
Diet modification is not something to be taken lightly. It is medical nutrition. As stated above, you could be lacking iodine, or you may have gained weight during this malfunction. Making strategic corrections to your diet, and making sure you follow the plans is essential to overcoming the conditions of your thyroid disease. Our ongoing support will help you do just that, and our constant adjustments to your diet will account for progress and shifting changes of imbalance.
As you can see, there are many variables that go into identifying and creating a nutritional wellness plan that restores balance to your body's metabolism. Thyroid disease is not something to be taken lightly, and a natural remedy will have long-term benefits compared to treating the disease with just medicine. Our holistic approach, meaning we treat the body as a whole, towards your recovery, utilizes the latest information and a proven track record of success with our patients. Our free consultation allows you the opportunity to learn more about us and decide if nutritional medicine is a path you wish to explore.
Please contact us today.