From a reader’s comments:
“I take Synthroid. I had thyroid cancer when I was 18. I have a backup stash of medicine, and I rotate into it every time I get a refill.
I do wish there was some sort of “natural” thing I could take to replace it, at least temporarily, but apparently there isn’t.
So, if the world ever goes “Pear Shaped”, I’m already on borrowed time.
This site has a lot of potential, I look forward to learning much more.”
There is, in fact, a natural thing you can take to replace it: Desiccated thyroid. I don’t have time for the complete reply, as I am on service in the ICU. Despite being busy, I couldn’t let this one go. Please see
To make this work in a grid down scenario, you would almost certainly need to live near someplace that runs through pigs at a fast clip, such as a pig farm or slaughterhouse. May not make the best neighbors, but you would be alive to complain about the smell.