Understanding Nutrition for Hypothyroidism is organized by Dietitian Central.
Live Event Date: Nov 18, 2021
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Underactive thyroid function is a common concern among women, presenting with signs and symptoms which overlap and cross over with a variety of other nutrition-related concerns including dry skin, constipation, increased cardiovascular risk & muscle cramps. You'll learn how thyroid hormone patterns change based on both nutritional and non-nutritional inputs, to help your clients modify their diets and supplementation regimen based on currently available evidence. From seaweed to iodine supplementation to cruciferous vegetable intake, this is need-to-know information for the Registered Dietitian.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
• Describe basic Thyroid Anatomy and Thyroid Hormone Regulation.
• Distinguish physical signs and symptoms seen in Hypothyroidism.
• Describe the impact of decreased energy intake and weight loss on thyroid hormone regulation.
• Discuss the impact of critical nutrients including Iodine, Selenium, and Iron on Thyroid Hormone production and function.
• Identify risk factors for iodine deficiency and population reference ranges for sufficiency.
• Summarize the impact of dietary patterns and select foods (including those containing Goitrogens) on thyroid function.