The LID Life Community came about by Becky Cunningham, who prior to the existence of the LID Life Community, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She struggled with finding safe food options under the Low Iodine Diet (LID) that was prescribed by her doctor before having to go through Radioactive Iodine treatment (RAI). Being a biomedical scientist, she decided to research safe food options and quickly realized there was very little information available as to what was safe to eat under LID. With Becky’s research and determination to fill the void of LID information to help others, The LID Life Community Facebook page was born in June of 2015.
Since the start of the LID Life Community, members struggling to find info for LID, found a community of like minded individuals with similar circumstances with thyroid cancer or other thyroid diseases volunteering their time to help. Since the inception of the page, membership has grown exponentially. Vast albums with pictures of safe foods have been compiled by the collective efforts of over 50 LID Life Community volunteer administrators to help members find low iodine food options to make their journey through a very difficult time more bearable and comforting. Admins of the LID Life Community site have also provided much needed, positive support and love to members going through the LID diet, RAI, isolation, and whole body scans when, normally, those going through thyroid cancer can often feel alone and afraid. We are a community and all our efforts is what makes this great.
The LID Life Community is venturing forward as a non-profit organization. We hope to continue to help others with thyroid cancer and thyroid diseases as a supporting, positive, loving group who have had similar experiences and to help the medical community by providing them with information about the LID Life Community and our mission to their patients. We love our members and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.