The Health Professional’s Guide to Nutrition Management of Thyroid Disease
Wonderful resource! A comprehensive course for dietitians, physicians, and other health professionals on the nutrition medical nutrition therapy and integrative therapies for person’s with thyroid disease. The authors used the most current evidence-based guidelines from the American Thyroid Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and available research.
Chapters cover thyroid physiology and function, iodine’s role, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, etiology and risk reduction, weight disorders, exercise, nutrition interventions, thyroid cancer, medical and nutritional interventions, special diets, and integrative therapies.
“This is the first comprehensive book relating overall metabolic health and thyroid function. It elucidates connections between thyroid health, nutrition, and exercise; addresses thyroid and hormonal adaptions over time; and supports the healthcare provider in understanding the integrated nature of full body wellness, nutrition, and thyroid function.” Rekha Kumar, MD, Asst. Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Medical Director, American Board of Obesity Medicine
Level 2 & 3 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 2.1.8, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.5, 4.2.7, 6.1.2, 6.1.5, 6.1.8, 6.2.3, 6.3.8, 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.3, 8.3.4, 8.3.5, 8.3.7, 10.2.9
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Identify the incidence of US women developing thyroid disorders and give three possible reasons why.
2. List five foods or medications that can interfere with thyroid lab values or thyroid medication absorption.
3. Identify the “Normal” values for TSH, T4, and T3.
4. Explain two reasons why weight gain often accompanies the diagnosis of hypothyroidism.
5. Identify four food goitrogens.
6. Calculate the estimated daily energy needs of a patient with hyperthyroidism.
7. Calculate the adjusted body weight of an obese woman.
8. Identify and discuss four functions of minerals that play significant roles, negatively and positively, in thyroid function.
9. Identify the upper intake daily level of iodine.
10. Describe four physical symptoms of hypothyroidism.
11. Discuss four risk factors for hypothyroidism.
12. Explain the association of thyroid issues and the following: coagulopathy and oxalate.
13. Describe three physical characteristics of a person with hyperthyroidism or Graves disease.
14. Describe three diet changes needed for a person with hyperthyroidism.
15. Describe radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment and four dietary considerations.
16. Explain three reasons why a pregnant woman and her physician should be concerned about thyroid function.
17. Compare the effects on a person with thyroid issues of the following: turmeric, biotin, PFASs (perfluroalkyl and polyfluroalkyl substances), and bromide.
Why we chose this book
This book is written for dietitians, physicians, and other health care professionals. The authors used the most current evidence-based guidelines from the American Thyroid Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and available research.
About the author
Nicole Anziani, MS, RD, CDN, CDCES is a dietitian, certified diabetes care & education specialist, certified personal trainer, Ayurevedic wellness counselor, and reiki practitioner with special interest in making nutrition care in thyroid cancer and disease easily accessible to practitioners and patients.
Francesco Celi, MD, MHSc is a diplomat of the Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. Celi conducts both clinical and translational research with focus on the physiology and pathophysiology of thyroid hormone action as it relates to energy metabolism. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts.