Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the causes for goiter?

A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland that is located in your neck area. Goiters can cause a cough, breathing difficulties, and a swollen neck. Keep in mind that goiters can be associated with both hypothyroidism (insufficient production of hormones by the thyroid gland) and hyperthyroidism (overproduction of hormones by the thyroid gland). But 90% of the time, a goiter is caused by hypothyroidism.

Symptoms of HYPOthyroidism:

  • Sluggishness

  • Hair loss

  • Gaining weight

  • Depression

Symptoms of HYPERthyroidism:

  • Bulging eyes

  • High pulse rate

  • High metabolism

  • Sweating too much

  • Difficulty sleeping

Remedies for HYPOthyroid:

Particularly for goiter: 90% of the time this is caused by iodine deficiency. Having sufficient Iodine amounts in the body makes it possible for your thyroid to function correctly. Also, Iodine is very important in the formation and healthy functioning of the brain.

  • Consume sea kelp

  • Consume seafood

  • Consume shellfish

  • Consume more eggs

  • You can also consume dairy

  • Support your liver and gallbladder:

    • Consume purified bile salts

    • Consume more saturated fats

  • Avoid things that deplete iodine:

    • bromide • fluoride • alcohol • smoking.

  • If you have Hashimoto’s disease:

    • add selenium (200 mcg/day)

    • consume wheatgrass juice (natural source of selenium)

    • add vitamin A (contained in animal products)

(Note: If you are pregnant or lactating make sure you are taking enough iodine, because its deficiency can cause infants to eventually have hearing problems or even become deaf, and could cause them to have mental problems.)

Remedies for HYPERthyroid:

If you have hyperthyrroid condition (also called Graves’ disease) it means you have too much Iodine in your body. Lowering iodine should help. It should be noted that the liver and gallbladder assist in the generation of thyroid hormones, so bile/gallbladder-supporting supplements should be avoided while treating this.

Remedies for HYPERthyroid:

  • Take lithium-rich foods

  • Take yuca (or cassava)

  • Take soybeans

  • Take pine nuts

  • Take strawberries

  • Take peaches

  • Take pears

  • Take sweet potatoes

  • Take bamboo shoots

  • Take cruciferous vegetables

  • Avoid consuming sea kelp

  • Avoid consuming iodine

  • Avoid too much vitamin A

  • Avoid too much fat

  • Avoid bile/gallbladder support supplements

Last updated: Jul 03, 2023 14:06 PM