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Seven Thyroid Diet Secrets


Updated June 30, 2014

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The RAI Connection
Seven Thyroid Diet Secrets
Doctors who tell you that they can somehow calculate it and give you just the right amount of RAI to make you neither hypothyroid nor hyperthyroid are not dealing with reality. The truth is, most patients post-RAI become hypothyroid, and many gain weight. Some studies have found that from more than half, to as many as 85% of patients, gained weight after RAI, and there is a dramatic increase in obesity among previously hyperthyroid patients who have had RAI therapy.

WHAT TO DO? Talk to your practitioner about other options, because radioactive iodine is not the only treatment for hyperthyroidism.

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