Feel energetic again, reach a healthy weight, optimize fertility, optimize thyroid health, and live your most vital life with guidance from a New York City RDN. Take control of your life and manage Hashimoto’s, Graves, and other thyroid conditions with dietary interventions.
Lank hair, feeling frumpy, tired, depressed, cold, and experiencing weight gain or loss, loss of appetite, and trouble sleeping are just a few signs of a malfunctioning thyroid.
Our thyroid is the engine to our bodies. It produces the hormones that regulate the body’s energy use. This small, butterfly-shaped organ found at the front of the neck regulates heart, muscle, and digestive function, brain development and bone maintenance.
Our thyroid is highly nutrient dependent. Poor nutrition and diet can not only prevent our thyroid from working well, but also interfere with thyroid medications. It often happens that our patients’ blood tests are perfect, yet they continue to feel like they’re running on zero. This is not “in your head.”
Thyroid health and diet are intricately linked, and you may have some dietary habits that interfere with the absorption of the thyroid hormone. Though your bloods show you’ve got enough, your body, at a cellular level, might not be absorbing them.
The most common thyroid disorders are:
Hypothyroidism: This occurs when the thyroid gland fails to produce enough hormones.
Hashimoto’s Disease is one of the main causes of hypothyroidism. It is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s white blood cells and antibodies mistakenly attack thyroid cells, leaving it damaged and unable to function at full speed. Hashimoto’s can progress over the years and cause chronic thyroid damage.
Graves Disease, too, is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s white blood cells and antibodies attack the thyroid, causing it to produce too much of the thyroid hormone. This leads to hyperthyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism is when the body releases too many hormones in the blood.
Working with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will help you become aware of what you are eating in order to modify your diet to optimize thyroid function and support a healthy metabolism. Our RDNs will also work to help you manage your weight, as weight gain and loss are common with those who struggle with thyroid problems.
Feel energetic again.
Reach a healthy weight.
Manage thyroid disease like Hashimoto and Graves.
Live your most vital life.
Our NYC Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians have diverse experience and backgrounds. We are proud to provide our patients with multi-lingual nutrition services (English, Hindi, Spanish, Haitian Creole). You’ll be paired with one of the expert nutrition therapists on our team that best fits your needs, to help you reach your goals.
RDN: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – MS: Masters of Science – CDN: Certified Dietitian Nutritionist – CLT: Certified LEAP Therapist – CNSC: Certified Nutrition Support Clinician – LDN: Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of Stonehill College and Boston University and founder of Compass Nutrition.
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of UC Davis and Tufts University.
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of Syracuse and New York University.
MS, RDN, CDN
Studies: Graduate of Dominican College of Blauvelt and Brooklyn College.
RDN, CDN, CNSC, CLT, LDN
Studies: Graduate of Pennsylvania State University
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of Temple University & Tufts University.
MS, RDN, CDN ,CNSC, CLT
Studies: Graduate of New York University
RDN, CDN, LDN
Studies: Graduate of Florida International University
As NYC Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians, we believe that good nutrition is a human right, fundamental to health, and everyone should have access to the best possible care and information. We believe with the right guidance, everyone can develop healthy, sustainable habits to live lives of wellness. We adhere to a holistic, functional nutrition approach. Together, we will work to:
We work with patients to develop a better relationship with food and understand how nutrition affects every aspect our lives. We will empower you with the tools you need to:
You will be paired with one of our expert Dietitian-Nutritionists that's the perfect fit for your needs. Contact us either online or by phone.
One-on-one counseling. In person or virtual appointments. Flexible scheduling (evenings, early hours).
Implement your individualized nutrition plan. Get the tools you need to live a healthier, more vital life.
It was very informative and helpful. I learned a lot on my visit with Dr Nikita Kapur. She was very easy to talk to and I got some good suggestions. I left really thinking about how to work on my eating composition
We met Nikita kapur and she is outstanding. She was very knowledgable and gave a realistic advise on diet. In today's social world its important for the dietician to look at all outlooks and she explained us everything with so much details. Diet is about balanced eating and have been following her advice since we met her and already feel a difference! She is amazing !!!
Met with Erika and she was lovely. Very nice and easy to talk to. She offered up a test/solution based on my issues described and I left with a solid plan of action. Looking forward to working with her more and seeing if we can get to the bottom of my problems.
I have been going to Compass for some time now and Erika is just the best. She is very understanding and works with you to tailor my eating habits and does not look to take things away. She has helped me discover how to eat better with simple changes. I recommend her to anyone looking for a great nutritionist.
Erika helped me get unstuck off a weight plateau I've been stuck on for 10 years. It's amazing.
I had my first appointment with Dr Nikita Kapur today and she was wonderful. She communicated a ton of information, but broke things down in a way that was easy to understand and digest. I was recently diagnosed with SIBO (and have autoimmune diseases) and went to her to help with reintroduction of foods, but learned so much more. While I feel there is a long road ahead of me, I feel confident that with her guidance, I will get my gut health to a good place.
Nikita has been an instrumental guide in helping me navigate the recovery process after a SIBO diagnosis and working through the elimination/reintroduction diet. I know folks with IBS dealing with these elimination diets on their own and they all wish they could have access to a nutritionist throughout the process - I'm lucky to have been referred to Compass by my GI doc and lucky to have Nikita keeping me sane through the process.
Met with Nikita Kapur today and got some great advice on ways to improve diet and wellness game. Thank you, Nikita.
Many claim to be a nutritionist. But only a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) meets rigorous academic requirements with clinical training, holding a degree from an accredited university. Our RDNs stay informed of guidelines set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to provide our patients with expert nutrition counseling.