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.
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Recently I contacted the site host of Stop the Thyroid Madness (and author of a book by the same title) Janie Bowthorpe. I’ve been trying to explain to Janie what’s been taking place at http://www.180degreehealth.com/ for quite some time, as I’ve seen the diet and lifestyle manipulation outlined in Diet Recovery about how to RAISE YOUR METABOLISM,repeatedly outperform thyroid medication for raising low body temperatures. Since the low body temperature was the primary diagnosis tool used by Broda Barnes and his modern-day followers Mark Starr and Stephen Langer – the world’s leading advocates of the type of thyroid therapy championed by Janie’s site, I’ve been nothing short of relentlessly eager to share what is truly a groundbreaking and pivotal nutrition/lifestyle discovery (although it’s not recognized as such by an any “authority”). Of course, Janie just brushed it off, not… Read more »
Recently I joked around about starting a “180 Hot Chicks Club” designated for the first 180 women who managed to hit a basal axillary temperature (without fever) of 99 degrees F or higher on a Vicks digital thermometer. First 180 members will receive a free t-shirt (once there are 180 members)! Okay, that t-shirt may be an empty promise. However, if there really were 180 girls hitting that temperature following my general ‘rest and overfeed’ recommendation for achieving metabolic healing (via HED/RRARF or the milk diet and “chillaxin’”), I probably would take the time and effort to create a t-shirt for that. That would be pretty outrageous. It is official by the way. There are now 3 prominent members of the 180 Hot Chicks Club… 1) Recent inductee Kathy C. has gone from the low-97′s to 99 in… Read more »
It’s now time for the greatly-anticipated results of Elizabeth Walling’s milk mania. How did it go? As expected. She had the full-on milk diet experience as described by the old-schoolers like J.E. Crewe, Bernarr MacFadden, and Charles Sanford Porter. How’s this for a kickoff to Milk-Man Michael Miles’s upcoming milk diet website? I guess this is as good a time as any to also reveal some news. I’ll be doing the milk diet for most of the month of May while in California. I can’t wait. I’ll be blogging like a madman. Anyway, without further ado, here’s Elizabeth Walling, a woman who clings to the word “Nourish” and who has taken the concept to new heights. Thank you so much Elizabeth. May this inspire many out there in desperate need of a health “miracle.” Make sure to check… Read more »
Here’s a follow-up podcast on the topic of the week – the basal body temperature and its importance in preventing everything from bacterial infection to degenerative diseases, healing wounds, improving the health and strength of hair, skin, and nails, improving white blood cell counts, lowering cholesterol, lowering triglycerides, burning fat more efficiently, and more.
In the last post on the decline in body temperature, we talked about the significance of having a warm basal body temperature. What is considered the ideal range and what is the official technique for assurance that your temperature reading is accurate? Broda Barnes is still the Godfather of what is still considered the optimal range for the axillary (armpit) temperature, as he routinely used the basal temperature to diagnose hypothyroidism. The armpit temp. runs up to a half degree F below the oral temp, and up to a full degree F of the ear temperature. The rectal temp. is probably very accurate as well, but can lead to perverse thoughts :) Barnes considered the ideal range to be between 97.8 and 98.2 degrees F first thing upon waking in the… Read more »
There is really no question that average human body temperature is in decline. Even the New York Times recently wrote an article on the subject, being, as clueless as ever, about the real significance of such a thing. For well over a year now, there has been much focus on the basal body temperature at 180DegreeHealth. This came, in part, as a result of reading all of the books of Broda Barnes, Stephen Langer’s book on hypothyroidism, and perhaps my favorite book on the far-reaching impact of having a low body temperature – Type 2 Hypothyroidism: The Epidemic, by Mark Starr. I find much of my beliefs about the all-encompassing importance of the body temperature to be reinforced by the current book I’m reading – Ancel Keys 2-volume piece on… Read more »
Last week’s podcast introduced a new concept – the concept of leptin resistance being the predominant hormonal cause of having a low body temperature. This of course, is not the only cause. Having low levels of leptin like that of an anorexic will certainly manifest in the form of low body temperature just as high leptin levels in someone with low leptin sensitivity will. If your thyroid gland truly doesn’t work like it should, or the TSH signals coming from the pituitary aren’t functioning well, then you’re likely to have a low body temperature as well. This probably has absolutely nothing to do with leptin. But having hypothyroid symptoms, or having a low body temperature – the gauge used to diagnose hypothyroidism by Mark Starr, Stephan Langer, and Broda Barnes,… Read more »
There will be a follow-up post to the ideas presented in the podcast here, but this is an interesting concept to bring up, especially when there is a huge movement out there of treating a low body temperature with medication (Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome) or desiccated thyroid hormones. As we’re seeing at 180degreehealth, many people are having no problem bringing up basal temperatures whatsoever, and that the thyroid health of someone with a low body temperature often has nothing to do with their hypometabolic state. Nothing at all!