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What's your body temperature?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 02, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I've been playing around with some of Ray Peat's and Matt Stone's ideas lately with pretty good success. My diets still paleo but is much higher in fruit and carbs. I've done some intentional over feeding and some supplementation with gelatin to discourage protein inflammation. All this toying around has caused my basal temp to rise about .5 degrees to a still low 97.8 on waking which indicates a still wacky metabolic state. Anyways, I was wondering if you guys would take the time tomorrow morning to measure your temp and report back here what it is. You don't have to think body temp is important just measure it so I have some more data to think about.

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

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on April 11, 2012
at 10:16 PM

interesting...i'm gonna read up on that. thanks!

Bb2adc4df725b56e99e0652c0feb4640

(254)

on April 11, 2012
at 02:52 AM

Well, most people tend to feel better using armor (or erfa) thyroid, which provides some of the active T3 as opposed to T4-only medication that is normally prescribed. T4 needs to be converted to T3 in the liver and this is sometimes the limiting step. I think you would feel better with a higher body temperature, especially (but not limited to) if you are female.

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

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on April 10, 2012
at 08:52 PM

yup exactly. why?

9b0a4701e373d4dd13831cfb9b13f42d

(1677)

on April 10, 2012
at 01:33 PM

What is it your attempting to do? Gain weight? With the exception of Gluten your diet doesn't sound much different than SAD. Lots of fructose and lots of sugar. Why no just eat the fruit instead of its juice?

Bb2adc4df725b56e99e0652c0feb4640

(254)

on April 10, 2012
at 04:14 AM

Let me guess, you've been prescribed T4-only medication like synthroid?

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on June 04, 2011
at 04:53 AM

I've been using a electronic thermometer with pretty good success but I'm on the market for a more accurate guy. Coffee did nasty things to me for a while but it's okay with me again. If drink it on days I have low energy, it owns me.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on June 03, 2011
at 06:54 PM

That is interesting I have tried low dose T3 to raise my body temp before (had it all my life) and it worked but didn't sound compelling, on the other hand the resistance idea I can get my head around, maybe I should do some tests...

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 03, 2011
at 05:03 PM

How long have you been doing this? what are your goals? any improvements?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 03, 2011
at 04:38 PM

By the way, this is an interesting article on Temperature: http://thyroid-rt3.com/temperat.htm

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 03, 2011
at 04:05 PM

I should have brought my thermometer to work to test my post-meal. BTW, I hope you are using a metallic thermometer, because those digital ones aren't worth a damn. What are you doing to raise temperature? Coffee is probably good, but I am so sensitive to the stuff (even though I love it) that I can't go follow Peat's recommendations on that one.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on June 03, 2011
at 03:07 PM

I have not found eating more to raise my temperature but eating certain types of foods does. As to what it actually tells you, that's a great question I'm spending some time looking into.

4145b36f1488224964edac6258b75aff

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on June 03, 2011
at 02:29 PM

Eating more will raise your body temperature. What this tells you, aside from that you're eating more, doesn't seem to be well established.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 02, 2011
at 09:56 PM

BTW, some people here may mock Ray and/or Matt, but I certainly won't be one of them. I have reported my issues with Paleo elsewhere and am playing around with Peat's ideas myself. Presently eating about a quart of H-D ice cream per day, drinking orange and grape juice, adding a little sodium bicarbonate, etc.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on June 02, 2011
at 09:15 PM

And as much as this may seem like the venue to mock Ray and Matt, I'm well aware of their shortcomings. I'm interesting in results which they're providing me but I don't want to universalize my experience.

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on June 03, 2011
at 02:44 PM

My temp was 97.92'F this morning.

I'm in the warm phase of my cycle (women have a cool phase and a warm phase).

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 03, 2011
at 02:23 PM

OK, mine was at 97 degrees. I think you would have a slightly lower one upon waking. If it maintains at that temperature you should do things to rev up your metabolism. By the way, Peat thinks this and a few other tests are more indicative of hypothyroidism than TSH tests and the like. Listen to him here on thyroid, if you haven't already.

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on June 03, 2011
at 12:21 PM

Man! I've usually been around 97.3. This morning, it was 97.8. I'm usually warm and tolerate the cold pretty well. When I had thyroid problems, I was cold all the time.

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on June 03, 2011
at 05:12 AM

95.72 this morning. So this might be little too low, it confirms my feelings, i feel cold most of the time. And finnish weather doesnt help! :(

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1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on June 02, 2011
at 11:20 PM

Mine is always between 96 and 97 degrees unless I have a raging fever

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A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on September 02, 2013
at 10:48 PM

I seem to recall that my body temperature was 97.something degrees...even though the nurse said that was normal for some people it may explain why back before I was paleo I was cold all the time.

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8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on September 02, 2013
at 05:04 PM

I'm always between 97 & 97.5 unless I'm terribly ill. Then I hit 98.6. My son is the same.

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C9106cfd506d2e09f9dc55a78b3a2ada

on September 02, 2013
at 04:25 AM

I have a question... if you are using a digital thermometer, they say to add a degree to an underarm reading. Do you do this for this type of reading? If so, I would be 99.3 degrees upon waking. If not, I'm 98.3. I just never know which reading is correct based on the type of thermometer I am using. I have read Matt Stone's books and like some of what he says, with temperature being one of them, so sorting this small detail out is important to me.

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4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on April 10, 2012
at 01:30 AM

i'm at around 95.5 every day -- super-low. i'm hypothyroid, on medication, yet my temperature hasn't increased. when i was off medication i tended to get cold very easily. on medication i don't.

Bb2adc4df725b56e99e0652c0feb4640

(254)

on April 10, 2012
at 04:14 AM

Let me guess, you've been prescribed T4-only medication like synthroid?

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on April 10, 2012
at 08:52 PM

yup exactly. why?

4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

(2546)

on April 11, 2012
at 10:16 PM

interesting...i'm gonna read up on that. thanks!

Bb2adc4df725b56e99e0652c0feb4640

(254)

on April 11, 2012
at 02:52 AM

Well, most people tend to feel better using armor (or erfa) thyroid, which provides some of the active T3 as opposed to T4-only medication that is normally prescribed. T4 needs to be converted to T3 in the liver and this is sometimes the limiting step. I think you would feel better with a higher body temperature, especially (but not limited to) if you are female.

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on June 03, 2011
at 04:00 PM

Mine was 97.7 after waking this morning but will rise pretty quickly here after I finish my breakfast.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on June 04, 2011
at 04:53 AM

I've been using a electronic thermometer with pretty good success but I'm on the market for a more accurate guy. Coffee did nasty things to me for a while but it's okay with me again. If drink it on days I have low energy, it owns me.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 03, 2011
at 04:38 PM

By the way, this is an interesting article on Temperature: http://thyroid-rt3.com/temperat.htm

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on June 03, 2011
at 06:54 PM

That is interesting I have tried low dose T3 to raise my body temp before (had it all my life) and it worked but didn't sound compelling, on the other hand the resistance idea I can get my head around, maybe I should do some tests...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 03, 2011
at 04:05 PM

I should have brought my thermometer to work to test my post-meal. BTW, I hope you are using a metallic thermometer, because those digital ones aren't worth a damn. What are you doing to raise temperature? Coffee is probably good, but I am so sensitive to the stuff (even though I love it) that I can't go follow Peat's recommendations on that one.

0
8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

on June 03, 2011
at 11:14 AM

Wow, I thought I was the only person with a low body temp. I'll take mine tomorrow and see what it is (you guys are taking it upon waking, yes?), but it's usually around 97. And I am generally cold. That's why I left North America.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 02, 2011
at 10:59 PM

BTW, some people here may mock Ray and/or Matt, but I certainly won't be one of them. I have reported my issues with Paleo elsewhere and am playing around with Peat's ideas myself. Presently eating about a quart of H-D ice cream per day, drinking orange and grape juice, adding a little sodium bicarbonate, etc

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 03, 2011
at 05:03 PM

How long have you been doing this? what are your goals? any improvements?

9b0a4701e373d4dd13831cfb9b13f42d

(1677)

on April 10, 2012
at 01:33 PM

What is it your attempting to do? Gain weight? With the exception of Gluten your diet doesn't sound much different than SAD. Lots of fructose and lots of sugar. Why no just eat the fruit instead of its juice?

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