The human body, while capable of many extraordinary changes, can sometimes be in critical danger when a specific part of the body isn’t cared for. One such is the small butterfly-shaped gland above the throat: The thyroid. This component in the body is one of those that when affected and not performing properly can shift the whole body out of balance and cause a lot of harmful side effects. On a long-term basis, it can be life-threatening if your thyroid is not cared for. The thyroid gland just so happens to be the only gland in the human body that absorbs iodine and produces hormones which are vital for maintaining and producing energy, and metabolic functions. Without it, you can feel lethargic and basically useless.
If you are experiencing rather unusual symptoms in your body and feel like mentally you have a flat tire, another cup of coffee might not be the best solution. Many resources online will have you believe that tea is not an option for those that are affected by thyroid disorders and they’re partly right: the reason why is mainly due to how astonishingly the EGCG’s found in traditional black and green tea can absorb fluoride. Since the thyroid produces iodine you can see why drinking tea can be a problem. Essentially the tea can tamper with the process of the thyroid normally producing its iodine which the human body needs. Today we will try and convince you otherwise, and that you can still enjoy a fresh cup of tea without worrying about your thyroid.
For those who are tea addicts, fluoride (a basic component in the periodic table of elements) may be the cause of your thyroid acting up if you drink tea regularly. What’s even more alarming is that tea naturally will contain fluoride and the longer it stays on the tree before the tea leaves are processed the more fluoride it will develop. Most tea manufacturers don’t mind this since not everyone is affected by thyroid problems but it’s something good to know if you are a long-term consumer of tea.
Without the body having its proper iodine absorption you’re asking for problems; and if you’re consuming too much tea, then fluoride might be your problem. But it’s not enough to just get the proper iodine intake, if you have too little you’ll develop hypothyroidism if you have too much iodine you’ll get hyperthyroidism. So how does one solve this issue if you love tea and don’t want to give it up?
Using a thyroid healing tea by Anthony William in his book “Thyroid Healing” you can still enjoy the benefits of both worlds. Below are the ingredients needed to create this remedial tea drink.
Thyroid Healing Tea Ingredients
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon thyme (ideally fresh, but otherwise dried thyme)
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed
- 1 teaspoon lemon balm
- 2 teaspoons raw honey (optional)
If you don’t have any of these ingredients around don’t worry, you’ll be happy to know that there still exist some tea variants that may satisfy thyroid affected users. Chamomile and St.John’s Wort tea both are excellent for treating thyroid with a cup of tea. The ancient uses of these teas trace back for thousands of years and you can’t go wrong with drinking them: Not just for the mere pleasure of enjoyment of your taste buds, but also all the major health benefits they include.
If you have thyroid issues and tried the teas above we’d love to hear your testimony and results!