Friday, January 21, 2011

Thyroid Tea

I've been extra conscious of my enlarged thyroid ever since I started training. Even though my endocrinologist says it's fine to practice chokes, the idea of the already puffy gland being squashed on the regular makes me nervous.

Well, after my brother touted the effects of parsley tea on his sinus condition, my mother decided to give it a shot and said her gland (also enlarged) had gone down significantly (apparently it's known to help regulate thyroid function). I've been drinking it the last couple of days, and maybe it's just a placebo effect, but I am noticing a difference in size and my overall mood. 

4 comments:

Family Mat-ters said...

thanks for the tip - I currently don't have a problem with the thyroid, but my mom & mother-in-law do. I'll check this out.

Jamal said...

Whoa...she never told me that! Cool.

But do be careful with parsley. You should look up how it effects women. Mama might be OK, but you? I...dunno.

Megan said...

Aw man...is it like soy?

@Fam...hope it helps. At the very least it helps with sinus/respiratory issues.

A.D. McClish said...

I had never heard of that...either the remedy or the warning. My mom has thyroid issues as well. Very interesting!