Herbal remedies for goiter

If you are looking to cure your goiter with herbal and home remedies alone, then you are in for a pleasant surprise. The good part is that goiter can be completely cured with diet supplementation, because it essentially occurs due to a deficiency of iodine in the body. This is what leads to the typical goitric symptom of upper airway blockage and breathing problems. It is good to be aware that emotional disturbances can aggravate the disease, as can general neglect of proper eating habits. You would not only have to remain stress free for goiter to be cured, you would also have to make sure you stick to a strict diet. You must make it a point to check things off a list. This would apply when you are trying to make changes in your daily and regular lifestyle. Switch to iodized salt. This will help to overcome your iodine deficiency somewhat. Add watercress lettuce and all other types of lettuce to your diet. Lettuce is especially rich in iodine and will help to overcome your deficiencies. Also add turnips to your diet. These are also the second richest source of iodine amongst all natural foods.

Sea food is almost miraculous in its tendency to take care of patients afflicted with goiter. You must try to have squid if you can find it, this will help by taking care of your iodine deficiency, as squid is rich in iodine. All other sea food also works. You can also add fruits such as pineapples, citrus fruits, strawberries and guavas o your diet for excellent results. Vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, onions and water chestnuts are also effective in taking care of the problem. Unpolished and wild rice are both excellent sources of iodine and must be consumed on a daily basis. Garlic is also an excellent product to consume to take care of this particular disorder. Flax seeds are also excellent sources of iodine. These will also enable your thyroid glad to function better. Apart from all of these foods that you would be adding to your diet, you should also make it a point to subtract some foods from your diet. Primary among these would be bakery products, red meat, sugary foods, preserved foods, caffeine and all caffeine-related products. You can also make it a point to exercise on a daily basis, as this will facilitate the functioning of your thyroid gland very well.

answered by G M

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