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  • #16
    Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
    Personally I'm not convinced that body temp outside of the context of other lab markers means a damn thing.

    High body temp can be associated with infection, cancer, and autoimmune disease.....Low body temp can be associated with hypothyroid. Without other info you can not rely on body temp alone

    Body temp goes down when you consume low calorie (I.e. your trying to lose weight). Goes up when your gaining weight.

    If your skinny fat I'd keep eating primal and add in resistance training rather than latching onto either of those other two ideas.
    I have to agree with you. Sort of...
    I think that some people just tend to be cold and some tend to be hotter.

    I have had lower body temp and low blood pressure for my entire life.

    When thin and very active/muscular and eating gobs of carbs... low body temp and low blood pressure.
    When heavy/gaining weight and eating carby foods... low body temp and low blood pressure.
    When primal and eating lots of fruit and carbs... low body temp and low blood pressure.
    When low carb and losing weight... same exact low body temp and low blood pressure.

    It's just me. People are different.
    After looking at me like I have two heads (I guess they don't expect blood pressure like that out of an overweight 40 yr old woman with multiple chronic health issues due to autoimmune disease), asking me if I feel OK, and me explaining that it's always been that low... I generally get congratulated on having fabulous blood pressure and heart rate.

    My husband on the other hand... dieting and losing weight, pretty low carb as well... hot as can be.
    All the time.
    I'll be in sweats, he'll be in his boxers.
    But he has always been that way too.
    The kind of guy who used to sleep with his window open when he lived in Plattsburg, NY in the middle of WINTER!
    Freak.

    Oh, and he has higher blood pressure too... not "high" but he hits near the top of the normal range up around 120-130 where as I'm always in the rock bottom of "normal" in the range of 100-110 and sometimes below 100 in the "low normal" range were children or athletes would be...
    I am neither a child nor an athlete.

    This opposites type thing concerning body temp and blood pressure has applied to us throughout varied diets and levels of activity over 15 years.

    None of that made any difference.
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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    • #17
      I have the same issue--I live in the 95 and 96 range, basically never higher. Would love some insight on how to get the temp up. I've had thyroid tests etc. and they show normal. Heart rate is in the high normal range. No weight issues, can pretty much drop pounds on demand. I am diabetic and I control that well with low carb primal and lifestyle so it just may be that. I know diabetes plays havic with your thermostat so to speak so it may come down to that. Eating a lot of carbs to resolve isn't an option for me so would love some alternatives if anyone has been able to do this. Dabbled with kelp for iodine after the big thread here but really no help there.

      Doctors never seem concerned even though I've on multiple occasions with different doctor's been unable to register a temp on their machines. They just ask if I've always been that way. I tell them no but they say it's nothing to be concerned with as some people just run low, especially diabetics. A1C is low 5's and stable so hopefully resolving some damage there.
      Last edited by joe2.0; 01-31-2013, 08:56 AM.

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      • #18
        if you are cold .... and it bothers you.... then you can ease into cold therapy. two things to actually effect my body temp was

        essential oils meant to release grief

        cold baths over 6 weeks

        my temps are not stellar, but they went from 96.4 to 97.6 yeah it is only a degree, but when i eat i can even reach 98.6.


        and yes check your thyroid, if you are graves or Hashis you HAVE to deal with that shit.

        if not.... <follows is a totally biased opinion> nothing you can do will to effect the thyroid directly ( iodine, thyroid hormone etc) alter your thyroid function..it is set at OEM levels and you are one of the outliers. you need to come at it indirectly.
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        • #19
          Crawl inside a tauntaun.
          carl's cave

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          • #20
            Originally posted by carlh View Post
            Crawl inside a tauntaun.
            but they smell worse on the inside
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            • #21
              Originally posted by quelsen View Post
              if you are cold .... and it bothers you.... then you can ease into cold therapy. two things to actually effect my body temp was

              essential oils meant to release grief

              cold baths over 6 weeks

              my temps are not stellar, but they went from 96.4 to 97.6 yeah it is only a degree, but when i eat i can even reach 98.6.


              and yes check your thyroid, if you are graves or Hashis you HAVE to deal with that shit.

              if not.... <follows is a totally biased opinion> nothing you can do will to effect the thyroid directly ( iodine, thyroid hormone etc) alter your thyroid function..it is set at OEM levels and you are one of the outliers. you need to come at it indirectly.
              I had body temps of 95-97 mostly for 2 years of low carb. I tried ice baths, only made it worse. I tried real hard, too. I went to Endo, got put on Armour, then Synthroid. Body temp stayed in 96-97 range. I started eating 1 pound of potato a day, body temps now 98.6.

              Just sayin'

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              • #22
                Originally posted by otzi View Post
                I had body temps of 95-97 mostly for 2 years of low carb. I tried ice baths, only made it worse. I tried real hard, too. I went to Endo, got put on Armour, then Synthroid. Body temp stayed in 96-97 range. I started eating 1 pound of potato a day, body temps now 98.6.

                Just sayin'
                Are you still on the thyroid meds? I don't really doubt that eating more carbs might increase my temp so not disagreeing. Just not an option for me though with the insulin resistence.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by joe2.0 View Post
                  Are you still on the thyroid meds? I don't really doubt that eating more carbs might increase my temp so not disagreeing. Just not an option for me though with the insulin resistence.
                  I was off them all last summer, eating lots of fruit and got lots of sun, but around Sept, my feet were really cold and body temp low. I started on 30mg of Armour for 4 weeks, no change, TSH actually went up. 60mg Armour from Oct-Nov 1st, TSH still high.

                  All this time I was eating almost keto levels of carbs. Nov and Dec I was on 150mcg of Synthroid since Armour was doing nothing. By the end of Dec, my temp had gone up to the 97's. I added the starch 1 Jan, within 3 weeks my temp was up to 98.6, I cut my Synthroid in half 2 weeks ago, and still warm and feeling great. I have an Endo appt in 2 weeks and think I will just get off Synthroid and see where my TSH goes on high starch diet.

                  I'm kinda pissed I did this to myself, but glad I did because I see LC isn't for me.

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                  • #24
                    Otzi, are you checking your trigs at the same time? do you have enough data to do a comparative analysis of then and now?

                    starch should push up your trigs, trigs should convert into body heat ( all things being equal)

                    I suspect your thyroid is normalized due to better eating (tyrosine, iodine selenium etc) + that one time cell reconstruction CT provided.

                    never discount the cumulative effects of everything you do, there IS no magic bullet
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by quelsen View Post
                      never discount the cumulative effects of everything you do, there IS no magic bullet
                      Good point! Thats life. The funny thing is you make a change today and feel great, but forget that some body changes don't function in what the online world would call "real time". Cumulative effects indeed though.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by otzi View Post
                        I had body temps of 95-97 mostly for 2 years of low carb. I tried ice baths, only made it worse. I tried real hard, too. I went to Endo, got put on Armour, then Synthroid. Body temp stayed in 96-97 range. I started eating 1 pound of potato a day, body temps now 98.6.

                        Just sayin'
                        I wonder if lower body temps might be one additional reason that so many primal folk report getting sick less often. IIRC, it is thought that the reason possoms only rarely have rabies is because their low body temp makes it difficult for the virus to survive. I can only assume that the same conditions would affect other virus.

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                        • #27
                          Well, I have been upping the carbs a bit, and I don't seem to feel as cold anymore, but my temps are still all over the place. Sometimes I've been as low as 94.7 and all the way up to 97.6. I guess there is no real correlation that I am noticing. I think I may go back for more extensive bloodwork, and see if my Dr. has any input on the thyroid angle. Thanks for all the advice.

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