Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
The incidence of the autoimmune condition "Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis," 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. Dietitians are well positioned to help support patients who may not be aware of how poor dietary patterns and a fast-paced lifestyle may affect autoimmunity and specifically the thyroid. This “food as medicine” themed presentation will provide insights into numerous elements of thyroid and immune function, discuss signs and symptoms and provide guidance on addressing dietary insufficiencies, possible food sensitivities as well as stress levels.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe basics of how the thyroid functions.

  • Identify signs and symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis as well as diet/lifestyle factors that may be contributing to exacerbation of the condition.

  • Implement easy and helpful dietary and lifestyle strategies that may help support both thyroid function and the immune system.
Live Event Date: Mar 28, 2019
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 4040, 3100, 5120, 5420
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.2.7, 6.2.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.5
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Mary Purdy

Mary Purdy MS, RDN is an Integrative and Eco-Dietitian, with a Master's Degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years in both private practice, as clinical supervisor at Bastyr’s Teaching Clinic and with the Wellness Company, Arivale, using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach. She has given over 100 nutrition workshops, speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She serves on the boards of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine which she chaired in 2018. Additionally, she hosts the podcast “The Nutrition Show”, authored the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods" and "The Microbiome Diet Reset ", and is a consultant around creating a sustainable and resilient food system that supports our environment and helps to mitigate climate change. Her website is www.marypurdy.co

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