Posts Tagged: raise body temperature

How To Increase Your Metabolism And Weight Loss With Hypothyroidism

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By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Anyone you know have a thyroid condition like Hasimoto’s thyroiditis? Matt’s got a new post over at Outsmart Disease answering some questions about enhancing the metabolism and losing weight for folks with those conditions. As many of you know, though, functional hypothyroidism (or “Type 2 Hypothyroidism,” in the language of endocrinologist Mark Starr) is widely common, and even those without specific thyroid-related diagnoses can see benefit from raising their metabolism and enhancing their thyroid function. As he mentions in the interview, his recommendations and goals tend to be similar since the benefits of having a robust metabolism apply to all, and can be both therapeutic and preventative. So mosey on down to Marina’s site there, and check out Matt’s interview here.

When is Junk Food Healthy?

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Many people will answer this question with a simple “NEVER,” but the more you study and tinker with the human body the more you realize that there is a lot more going on than can be explained with a simple nutrition-centric view of health. By junk food I mean basic, standard, yummy stuff.  Breakfast classics like french toast, waffles, pancakes, and pastries.  Snacks like chips and cheese and crackers.  Lunch bombs like cheeseburgers and fries or pizza.  Dinners like pot pie, pasta, or what have you.  Drinks like bubbly soda, lemonade, chocolate milk.  And rich desserts like ice cream, cheesecake, cookies, and pie.  This is what I’m talking about when I say “junk foods.”  What I should really say is, “the yummiest stuff.” So when can the yummy stuff actually be used as a… Read more »

Body Temperature and Mortality

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By Matt Stone Two days ago, a long-term member of the 180 community alerted me of a study that sought to determine how body temperature impacted the mortality rate of patients checking into the intensive care unit for treatment. Now I normally don’t like to put much focus on studies.  Anyone can go out and find studies that support whatever point it is that they are trying to prove.  And I think those tactics are cheap and falsely reassuring.  I have written about this at great length.  Having said that, this study is pretty interesting. I have often quoted a passage by Henry Bieler that describes in great and specific detail what I consider to be a person with optimal health.  And in that passage Bieler writes… It is possible for him to stand more… Read more »

Silly Wabbit, Atkins is NOT for Kids!

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I received this email just the other day.  It is a beauty.  There were so many options for what could be used as the title.  I’m actually a little sad at the chosen title, as RRARV would have been a beauty (Rehabilitative Rest and Aggressive Re-Vegasing).  The email was sent by a long-time chronic health masturdebater.  Misadventures include, and are certainly not limited to, a long bout on the Atkins diet, with her kids sort of getting short-changed on carbs during that phase and losing their spunk and having their body temperatures drop (wait for it….), just like ADULTS do! Anyway, with the incorporation of Easter candy bingeing, Whiskey-spiked milkshakes, and the infamous (gasp!) Frosty – the whole fam damily is banging 98.6 and above and leaving their carborexic lethargy behind.  A little lively commentary by me… Read more »

Balancing the Nervous System with Cassandra Damiris

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The following is a guest post by health and fitness professional Cassandra Damiris.  Sandra contacted me many months ago when she decided to fully embark upon RRARF.  She followed the guidelines religiously, had a big rise in body temperature and many health improvements, and has since lost her excess body fat (mostly through Intermittent Fasting) without any damage to her large body temperature gains.  The following article puts RRARF into the context of balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic Nervous Systems.  Big thanks to Cassandra!!!  Her contact information is at the end of this post.  To enlarge any of the images below, simply click on them… If this is your first time reading the 180 Degree Health Blog, then I’m honoured that the first post you’re seeing is one of mine. I’ve been a fan… Read more »

Milk Diet Fail

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For those unfamiliar with the famous “Fail Blog,” you should check it out. It is an encyclopedia of the comical side of human blunder. Up there with the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Stuff White People Like (JennytheNipper, please click on the Stuff White People Like hyperlink) as one of my favorite humorous places on the internet.  This is one of my favorites entitled “Activist Fail.”  In today’s installment, we’ll summarize my milk diet adventure – in which I drank nothing but raw milk for weeks on end… I called this one “milk diet fail,” not because the milk diet was a complete and “udder” failure – which it certainly wasn’t, but because I didn’t quite make it 30 days like I had hoped to. Yes, that’s right,… Read more »