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Thyroid Nutrition w/ Mary Purdy

In today’s podcast episode we talk about a topic that is near and dear to home for me (Jess speaking), Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, or just Hashimoto’s, is an autoimmune condition where the body is attacking itself, and in this case, the body attacks the thyroid gland. 

I actually have Hashimoto’s and it is a condition that runs in my family – my grandmother, mother, and sister have it. Today we will be learning more about what Hashimoto’s is, associated signs and symptoms, how food plays a role in managing this condition, and more!

Here to give us more information about Hashimoto’s disease is Mary Purdy. Mary is an Integrative Dietitian who has worked in private practice for 8 years and has also served as a professor and clinic supervisor at Bastyr University. Mary currently provides lifestyle counseling to clients using personalized genetic data and functional labs with a food as medicine approach. She’s the host of the really funny web series & podcast “Mary’s Nutrition Show” and is also the author of the recently published book “Serving the Broccoli Gods.”

In this episode, we’ll talk about:

  • What it means to be an integrated RD and the food as medicine approach
  • What Hashimoto’s disease is 
  • Difference between Hashimoto’s disease, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism
  • How common is Hashimoto’s disease
  • Common signs and symptoms to look out for
  • When to go see a practitioner and be tested for Hashimoto’s
  • Integrative nutrition recommendations specifically related to Hashimoto’s
  • Long-term implications of Hashimoto’s

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