Understanding Nutrition for Hypothyroidism
UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM
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 cardiovascularrisk & 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 current 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 two-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 impact of decreased energy intake and weight loss on thyroid hormone regulation.


  • Discuss 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 impact of dietary patterns and select foods (including those containing Goitrogens) on thyroid function.
Live Event Date: Sep 25, 2018
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 5020, 5070, 5090, 5120
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.3.1, 8.3.6
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 2.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $36 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Sarah Ferreira, MS, MPH, RD, CDN, CNSC, CLT, IFNCP, CHWC
Sarah Ferreira

Sarah Ferreira is a Registered Dietitian, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner & Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is the owner of Mindfully Nourished Solutions, where she uses a whole-person, whole-food based approach to explore the impact of nutrition on energy, mood, thyroid, cognition & gastrointestinal health. Her individualized approach integrates an assessment of nutritional, genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors into a collaborative nutrition care plan using cutting-edge research designed to facilitate meaningful and restorative changes based around client goals and priorities. Sarah received her BS in Nutrition Science with a minor in Psychology through Russell Sage College and earned a Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Management and a Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice. She has professional experience with managing nutritional elements of a wide variety of disease states in the inpatient hospital setting and has been a featured speaker with the Olana NY State Historic Site’s ‘Pathway to Prevention’ program. Learn more at sarahferreirard.com.

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