Nutrition plays a big role in improving and maintaining your thyroid health. Thyroid has a profound effect on your metabolism that is why unintended weight loss or weight gain are the common symptoms of thyroid disease. Therefore, people with thyroid disorder need to emphasize on overall healthy diet and lifestyle along with their medicine regimen per their doctor prescription rather than focusing on the numbers on the scale. Desired weight change is just not going to happen until the rest is under control. Both nutrient deficiencies and excess can trigger or exacerbate thyroid symptoms as many nutritional factors like Iodine, Vitamin D, Selenium and iron play a big role in optimizing thyroid health. Some foods, supplements may also interact with thyroid mediations. It is important for you to coordinate your diet plan with a registered dietitian and or your health care provider to optimize your thyroid health. Check out our January newsletter to learn more about dietary components along with one day free menu and therapeutic recipes to help improve your thyroid health.