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Metabolism, body-temperature and me....

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 02, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I've been tracking my body temperature (both oral and under-arm) for about a week. I don't seem to have consistent up's or downs. I have days where I am 95.3 oral all day, other days I'm 95 when I wake up, 97 after breakfast and back down to 95 an hour later after walking around buying groceries (and carrying them, up-hill, home). I was VLC for a while and found my skin was getting really dry and my energy level was dropping off. I added yams and some potatoes back in and it hasn't slowed my shrinkage (average 1-2" off belly and hips each month). I still occasionally have issues with hypoglycemia, but not relation to eating carbs. Adding yam, potato and some fruit actually helped.

Anyone have experience with this sort of thing?

P.S. - I'm certain I'm sensitive to both casein and gluten. Had a week long experiment where I had some milk and pizza and was not well for about 7-10 days.

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on March 04, 2012
at 07:33 AM

It would be smart to eat oysters many times a week for zinc but i can only find them canned in soy oil and i am not touching that stuff. Such a waste for ruin good food like that. I need extra zinc since i eat quite alot of offal but not much muscle meats. So i get plenty of copper which means i need zinc to keep things even.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on March 04, 2012
at 07:22 AM

I eat about 4 pounds fish per week. I need propably more iodine since i eat alot of goitrogens. Now i eat seaweed salads many times a week for iodine. Sometimes little everyday.

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on March 03, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Short of testing it's hard to say if this is the case. Most of my time when I was close to ZC I was eating 6 eggs, 8-10oz of beef a day with wild Salmon 3 days a week (probably circa 10oz). I'm just not sure if it's possible to be deficient in Iodine and Zinc with that much meat and fish. Of course I'm a really big guy so my deficient isn't the average persons requirement.

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on March 03, 2012
at 06:54 PM

Long fasts are horrible for my body temperature too!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on March 03, 2012
at 06:53 PM

Weird, I don't know this for sure but I have the same *impression*. I'll buy a glucose meter when I find one and have the money. I definitely don't tolerate high-protein.

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on March 02, 2012
at 10:26 PM

im a lot like that...high protein leads to hypo but if i eat high protein and an apple im fine...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 02, 2012
at 09:21 PM

Korion - I don't really know. My suspicion was high protein intake. The worst it got was a meal of 1/2 a chicken (slightly over cooked) when I didn't eat the skin. For instance, 1/2 a chicken and some pineapple is no problem.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 02, 2012
at 09:18 PM

LOL No not ONLY milk and pizza. I happened to try morning Lattes instead of coffee and heavy cream, and had Pizza for super one night. The results were uncomfortable.

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on March 02, 2012
at 07:47 PM

A week-long experiment with milk and pizza? And nothing else? It *might* be worth checking out DFH's 'false cause' question...

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on March 02, 2012
at 06:42 PM

"I still occasionally have issues with hypoglycemia, but not relation to eating carbs" What is it related to, LikesLardinMayo? I've had similar results (and was diagnosed with hypoglycemia last year though I'm not sure I ever had it again after introducing coconut oil).

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on March 03, 2012
at 06:46 PM

I had this when i didnt get enough iodine and zinc, and long fasts didnt help either.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 03, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Short of testing it's hard to say if this is the case. Most of my time when I was close to ZC I was eating 6 eggs, 8-10oz of beef a day with wild Salmon 3 days a week (probably circa 10oz). I'm just not sure if it's possible to be deficient in Iodine and Zinc with that much meat and fish. Of course I'm a really big guy so my deficient isn't the average persons requirement.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on March 04, 2012
at 07:33 AM

It would be smart to eat oysters many times a week for zinc but i can only find them canned in soy oil and i am not touching that stuff. Such a waste for ruin good food like that. I need extra zinc since i eat quite alot of offal but not much muscle meats. So i get plenty of copper which means i need zinc to keep things even.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on March 03, 2012
at 06:54 PM

Long fasts are horrible for my body temperature too!

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on March 04, 2012
at 07:22 AM

I eat about 4 pounds fish per week. I need propably more iodine since i eat alot of goitrogens. Now i eat seaweed salads many times a week for iodine. Sometimes little everyday.

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on March 03, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Sounds like you have a thyroid or adrenal issue. If you take your temp in the morning when you wake up and it is low but consistent (within .2 of the day before), it's a thyroid issue, if it's inconsistent (high one day and low the next) it's adrenal related. You can also have both. I would look up Dr. Wilson, lots of good info on his site and charts so you can track your temps.

Last year I noticed I would get ridiculously cold after my runs, and I started taking my temperature. My average temps were 94-95, and after my runs dropped to 92-93. I went straight to the dr. who tested me for hashimotos (positive) and told me I had adrenal issues. Since then I am up to the 97s for the first time in 5 years, thanks to the paleo diet, rest and iodine.

I'd get checked out!

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on March 02, 2012
at 08:28 PM

Carbohydrate restriction is known to decrease body temperature, so you may still be eating below an optimal level. I noticed that I wasn't at a comfortable body temperature until I was well over 150g a day, though the requirement is related to one's activity level. A selenium deficiency will also greatly decrease T3 and body temperature.

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on March 02, 2012
at 06:46 PM

The dry skin and low energy hint at thyroid. Have you had it tested? One of the drs that became well-known for fighting CW in endocrinology wrote about low temp due to low rT3, the same rT3 that people talk about in the leptin sensitivity dicussions.

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