The incidence of the autoimmune condition “Hashimoto’s Disease” which accounts for the majority of hypothyroidism cases, is fast growing. Not only is this condition potentially preventable, but it can be addressed and well managed with dietary and lifestyle shifts. More than the what and the why, creating personalized strategies for how to help patients put dietary recommendations into practice is the secret sauce to effecting long lasting changes that have measurable results. Mary Purdy, an integrative dietitian with 11+ years experience of helping patients make diet and lifestyle changes will present ideas on how to support thyroid and immune function by ensuring a nutrient dense diet, addressing food sensitivities and providing guidance around sleep habits and stress management that can affect autoimmunity. The presentation will also incorporate helpful techniques for motivational interviewing, exploring barriers and working to meet patients where they are at in order to create effective, realistic and whole person centered recommendations.
Faculty: Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
- Describe the basic physiology and biochemistry of thyroid function
- Identify signs and symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis as well as diet/lifestyle factors that may contribute to exacerbation of the condition
- Implement easy and effective dietary, lifestyle and supplemental strategies that support both thyroid function and the immune system
- Physicians: maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
This course is CME-eligible for a 2-year period ending on June 24, 2022. After the two-year time period, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.