Goitre is characterized by an enlargement of the thyroid gland, which appears as a swelling on the front of the neck. The cause of the disease, as you may know, is a lack of iodine. Although goitre was quite common in the past, especially in mountainous regions where sea salt was all but unavailable, the disease now occurs very rarely in developed countries.
Marine algae are incredibly rich in iodine, containing 700 milligrams per 100 grams (about 3.2 ounces). Vegetables and dried fruit also contain substantial amounts, and should be a regular part of your diet.
– garlic, cabbage
– clay (dissolve a teaspoon of nutritional clay in a glass of water)
– shellfish, seafood, smoked herring
– dried fruit
– algae and varech