the introduction: Low Iodine Diet (LID) for Vegan / Vegetarians

  1. Low Iodine Diet is (at least) 17 days in reality, not 14
  2. Preparation is really important (unless you have ample time on your hands, in which case, the impact may not be as significant)
  3. I haven’t found a lot of resources for vegetarian/vegans that need to go on the LID — hence this series of posts, but this might be helpful generally, for anyone prepping for Radioiodine treatment
  • July 2020 — diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma
  • March 2021 — total thyroidectomy and central neck dissection (with a lymph node or two removed for good measure)
  • May 2021 — RadioIodine treatment
  • May 2021-April 2022 — regular rounds of blood work, ultrasound scans, Dr checkups, Levothyroxine adjustments, etc
  • May 2022 — Full body image scan via radioactive iodine




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