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|Home Remedies for Goiter.
Goiter refers to a swelling of the thyroid gland in the neck. Women are more prone to this disease than men.
The initial symptoms of goiter may be emotional upsets which gradually increase in duration. Other symptoms which appear
subsequently are loss of power of concentration, irritability, and depression. The thyroid gland may swell but this has no relation
to the severity of the ailment.
Deficiency of iodine in the diet is the most common cause of goiter. The thyroid gland makes use of organic iodine in its
secretion and a diet deficient in organic iodine is a predisposing factor towards the appearance of this disease,especially under
physical and emotional disturbances.
|Goiter gradually affects those who habitually live on denatured foods and not those who eat much of their food in a raw or
Goiter Home Remedies using Iodine:
Iodine is, undoubtedly, most helpful in many cases, but it should be given in its organic form. All foods containing iodine should
be taken liberally. These are lettuce, turnips, carrots, garlic, onions, oats, pineapples, whole rice, tomatoes, watercress,
strawberries, guavas, citrus fruits, egg yolks, and sea foods.
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