Diet Plans for Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Postpartum Thyroiditis and Hormone Health
The thyroid is our body’s motor, producing the hormones we need to regulate energy use. Limp hair, weight loss or gain, loss of appetite, sleepless nights are all signs of a malfunctioning thyroid. Some women just feel listless and chronically exhausted.
Healthy thyroid function plays a significant role in fertility and healthy pregnancies. Hypothyroidism (low levels of the thyroid hormone) can interfere with egg production during ovulation, making it difficult to get pregnant naturally. Treating hypothyroidism is a critical first step to treat fertility problems.
Moreover, during the first trimester, a baby depends on his/her mother’s thyroid hormones for brain development. A low functioning thyroid can have long-lasting effects on a child’s cognitive development.
Thyroid problems can be hard to diagnose during pregnancy, as women naturally produce more hormones. It’s not uncommon for women, postpartum, to experience thyroiditis. It’s important to work with your ObGyn and primary care physician if you suspect thyroid issues.
Our thyroid is highly nutrient dependent. What and how we eat has a direct effect on how our thyroids work. Knowing which foods inhibit the body’s ability to absorb the thyroid hormone, which foods might be interfering with your thyroid medication, can help improve your thyroid function, fertility, and pregnancy.
As a Functional Nutrition Practitioner together we will develop an individualized diet plan that can help you improve your thyroid function and health: hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Graves, hyperthyroidism, postpartum thyroiditis, tsh levels and more can all be improved through medical nutrition therapy. I will work hand-in-hand with your primary care physician or ObGyn to ensure you receive the best, holistic care possible and prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy.