Nutrition – Low Iodine Diet

Low Iodine Diet Food Group  Allowed  Not Allowed  DAIRY  None  Ice cream, cheese, milk, yogurt, sour cream  EGGS  None  All egg containing products  SEAFOOD  None  Specially shellfish, kelp, sardines, canned tuna  SALT  Non-iodized salt  Iodized salt, Sea salt  MEATS   Fresh chicken, turkey or beef  Canned, dried, salted, cured meats (sausage, ham, chipped beef,liver, beef stew, bacon,

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Nutrition – Diet to lower blood pressure

High Blood Pressure What is high blood pressure & why is it dangerous?  High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is a condition in which blood pressure remains elevated (generally greater than 140/90).  Hypertension increases the work your heart is to perform which can lead to heart damage over time called congestive heart failure.  In addition,

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Dietary Guidelines – Gestational Diabetes

Dietary Guidelines: The first and the most important step in the management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is to refer the patient for medical nutritional counseling and diabetes self-management coaching through a certified diabetes educator (CDE).  Patient education should address the following topics: Because of an increase in blood volume during pregnancy, normal BG and

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An important part of radioiodine treatment – allows radioiodine to enter thyroid cells (normal or cancerous that were not visible to the surgeon or could not be removed) Generally started 2 weeks before the radioactive iodine therapy for thyroid cancer patients. Usually needs to be continued until the whole-body-scan is completed (7 days after the