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The Health Professional’s Guide to Nutrition Management of Thyroid Disease

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Using the most current evidence-based guidelines from the American Thyroid Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and available research, this comprehensive CPE activity addresses:

  • Thyroid function, weight regulation, and the role of iodine.
  • Energy and nutrient requirements in thyroid disease.
  • Diagnosis, medical management, and applying the nutrition care process to provide patient-centered nutrition care of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer.
  • Additional interventions, including alternative treatments

Working with special populations, related conditions and issues, and prevention strategies
Useful appendix materials include sample food plans, low iodine diet guidelines, list of goitrogens, monitoring recommendations, suggested resources, and much more.

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The Health Professional’s Guide to Nutrition Management of Thyroid Disease

© 2024 Wolf Rinke Associates. All rights reserved for this self-directed accredited learning activity. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission, except for brief excerpts, is prohibited.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this CPE program, you will be better able to:

  • Discuss an overview of the thyroid gland and its functions as relevant to dietetics practice;
  • Assess laboratory values related to thyroid management and optimization;
  • Apply findings from recent research when counseling clients about prevention and treatment of thyroid conditions and related comorbidities;
  • Communicate potential health benefits of various foods and dietary patterns in the management of thyroid diseases and dispel myths regarding unhealthy practices;
  • Assess common signs and symptoms of thyroid conditions;
  • Propose strategies for weight management considering hormonal implications;
  • Pinpoint potential areas of difficulty in meeting nutrition- and weight-related goals in the setting of untreated or under-treated thyroid disease;
  • Demonstrate awareness of common food sensitivities and their potential role in thyroid management;
  • Assist patients in meeting recommended intakes for calories, protein, iodine, and other key nutrients related to thyroid disease;
  • Identify potential deficiencies and excesses of iodine in the diets of patients with thyroid disease;
  • Address iodine supplementation practices and explain the rationale for need or contraindication;
  • Discuss goitrogen sources and recommendations for their consumption within the context of various thyroid conditions;
  • Communicate available thyroid medication options and the importance of timing, administration, food/supplement interactions, and contraindications related to their use;
  • Assist patients in the transition from hyperthyroidism to hypothyroidism, following treatment for hyperthyroidism, and how to plan for needed lifestyle and dietary adjustments related to this change;
  • Plan for pre-and post-treatment dietary interventions for patients requiring thyroidectomy or radioactive iodine administration;
  • Assess the use of alternative therapies for hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer and their appropriateness within the scope of dietetics practice and American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines;
  • Recommend additional dietary and lifestyle interventions for comorbid conditions associated with thyroid disease, such as PCOS;
  • Identify scenarios where a physician or specialist should be sought for referral or follow-up.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK and STUDY GUIDE

Nicole Anziani, MS, RD, CDN, CDCES is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, with a focus on the management of thyroid conditions. She received her BS at the University of California, Berkeley, an MS at New York University, and completed her dietetic internship at the James J Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. As a thyroid cancer survivor, Anziani’s passion and mission are to make nutrition care information for thyroid conditions easily accessible to practitioners and patients. She is the author of The Health Professional’s Guide to Nutrition Management of Thyroid Disease; the first RD peer-reviewed, American Thyroid Association physician-reviewed, and evidence-based practice guidebook to instruct dietitians and allied healthcare professionals on MNT for thyroid disease, published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2020. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Board of the American College of Thyroidology. You can find her on Instagram as @thyroidnutritionist, creating free thyroid- and nutrition-related content for patients.

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