August 20, 2017

LID Life Community in the News

“The [low iodine] diet, which depletes the body of iodine, is recommended by the American Thyroid Association. But it’s tough to follow and requires the elimination of dairy, sea salt, cured meats, most chocolate and other common foods. Dr. Cunningham identified hundreds of low iodine foods and contacted restaurant chains to see what options they offered.”

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“After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Dr. Cunningham founded the LID Life Community, named for the low iodine diet that thyroid cancer patients must follow for two to four weeks before radiation treatment. The community has grown to 2,300 members in less than a year, providing invaluable comfort and information to other people with thyroid cancer.”

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“As her career and professional recognition were growing, however, Cunningham was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, a highly treatable condition but one requires a low iodine diet. … Out of this, she founded the Low Iodine Diet (LID) Life Community, a nonprofit organization that provides support and information for thyroid cancer sufferers.”

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“A researcher and thyroid cancer survivor at UNT Health Science Center is creating a database to help thyroid cancer patients navigate through iodine-restrictive diets.”

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