Thyroid – Functional Medicine Approach

This talk will outline the different types of thyroid conditions which influence fertility including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Graves’ and Hashimoto’s, and thyroid nodules. The role of thyroid function in embryo and fetal growth will be discussed, including risks of miscarriage and developmental concerns. Nutritional factors in thyroid health including nutrients such as iodine, selenium, zinc, and vitamin D will be covered in great detail, particularly the controversial topic of the use of iodine in thyroid patients. Practitioners will gain an understanding of optimal thyroid function in pregnancy, and be able to apply these tools to fertility cases patients working in conjunction with other healthcare professionals. 

IFS from: June 7, 2016

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