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Always feel warmer since starting paleo

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Created December 11, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Anybody experience the feeling of being warmer or feeling like its never cool enough since starting Paleo? I've noticed this about a week into the plan.

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on December 26, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Able to retain more heat certainly would, it's cute when you do.

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on December 26, 2012
at 01:28 AM

Feeling overly warm is maintaining homeostasis? I don't think that word means what you think it means. It's cute when you try.

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on December 25, 2012
at 02:56 PM

I can't tell if it's all in my head or what, but I don't immediately feel like I'm freezing anymore when I go outside (in cold weather).

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

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on December 11, 2012
at 03:33 PM

Same with me... It's great!

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on December 11, 2012
at 04:44 AM

Tell you what as I am shoveling off the 4 feet of snow from my driveway I will try to feel bad for you :). Oddly enough I have always found that drinking hot fluids when I am warm seems to help, not sure why. Though living where you do I imagine you already have some strategies for staying cool. Good luck!

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on December 11, 2012
at 04:42 AM

Yea same here. We have seen -25 just this past week in Edmonton already. Good times!

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on December 11, 2012
at 01:39 AM

Lol, bad for me that I live in south florida. Gonna be a rough summer

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on December 25, 2012
at 02:55 PM

Part of it is that wheat is damaging to the thyroid (autoimmune diseases such as Hashimotos for example) in some folks. If I get exposed to very little wheat, or anything containing gluten (nasty stuff like barley malt extract), I immediately feel cold and lose cold immunity (this is in addition to the nasty GI issues, so I can quickly tell when I'm exposed to these things.)

The other part is that high protein/fat intake vs SAD consumption of insanely high carbs raises your temperature and gives you immunity to cold.

Once you take out the crap food making you sick, your health improves and you can handle the cold. How else do you think we survived ice ages? Sure, wooly mammoth skins and fires helped, but, diet had a huge part in it.

Strangely enough I noticed that I do ok in the summer heat is well, where as on SAD, I'd struggle to even breathe, so it works for both cold and heat tolerance.

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5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

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on December 11, 2012
at 01:38 AM

Actually I have noticed this myself. I previously sat at around 35.5 to 36 Celsius under the tongue. I measure nearly every day as part of my self quantification experiments. After being on Paleo for some time I average 37 degrees. It is very nice as I live in one of the coldest cities in North America. It commonly reaches -50C.

I imagine it has something if not everything to do with increased metabolism.

77adbf5a5746020ba3f75e221b7ee7f7

(5)

on December 11, 2012
at 01:39 AM

Lol, bad for me that I live in south florida. Gonna be a rough summer

5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on December 11, 2012
at 04:44 AM

Tell you what as I am shoveling off the 4 feet of snow from my driveway I will try to feel bad for you :). Oddly enough I have always found that drinking hot fluids when I am warm seems to help, not sure why. Though living where you do I imagine you already have some strategies for staying cool. Good luck!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on December 25, 2012
at 03:12 PM

Your body stores fat more efficiently and regulates hormones being on this diet so no wonder your body's ability to maintain homeostasis has improved

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 26, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Able to retain more heat certainly would, it's cute when you do.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on December 26, 2012
at 01:28 AM

Feeling overly warm is maintaining homeostasis? I don't think that word means what you think it means. It's cute when you try.

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on December 25, 2012
at 08:54 AM

Fat digestion raises body temperature. If you've increased your intake of fat, that might be why.

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on December 25, 2012
at 08:00 AM

My partner and I have both experienced this, and discussed it. [this][1]

[1]: http://www.jacn.org/content/21/1/55.full study seems to suggest it's got something to do with protein.

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on December 11, 2012
at 02:44 AM

I used to be freezing all the time, and I too find that it doesn't seem as bad this year. Although... ask me again in February (I live in Canada).

5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on December 11, 2012
at 04:42 AM

Yea same here. We have seen -25 just this past week in Edmonton already. Good times!

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

(1974)

on December 11, 2012
at 03:33 PM

Same with me... It's great!

F54a16e4caf4dc8da9ef1369f46a95cd

(591)

on December 25, 2012
at 02:56 PM

I can't tell if it's all in my head or what, but I don't immediately feel like I'm freezing anymore when I go outside (in cold weather).

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