December 4, 2013 at 1:13 am #14096blurgParticipant
In a nutshell, anything to raise metabolism is good. Drinking too much water/liquids can lower your metabolism. When you have a high metabolism you feel warm, hence the statement about pee and warm hands. If you pee alot and feel cold, it is probably because you are intaking too many liquids which can make your electrolytes off balance which lowers metabolism which causes cold hands. The higher the metabolism equals being and feeling warmer. So too many liquids = more pee and lower temps/metabolism which = cold hands.
As for sugar, eating sugar raises metabolism. When you have a higher metabolism, your body functions better and that includes stronger teeth (something about calcium going into teeth when metabolism is higher – not sure though) and the ability of the body to fight off infections. Cavities are partly caused by bacteria, so if your body temp/metabolism is higher, you can kill off the bacteria more. At least I think that is part of the reasoning. I over-simplified a lot but I think that is the gist. Maybe some others can chime in to help explain.December 5, 2013 at 2:27 am #14126majorwestParticipant
Interesting. So is urination really the body’s way of balancing our metabolism? I work outdoors for a living. During the summer I drink lots of water because I’m thirsty and simply following my body’s demand to replace fluids lost thru sweating. I usually make only one trip to the bathroom during the day. However, during the winter, I make 2 to 3 trips to the bathroom although I’m not drinking nearly as much water as I would during the summer. How do we know how much water is too much? Or if we’re not getting enough? If the process of urination is the body’s attempt to return the body’s fluids to an optimal level, is there the need to worry if our water intake is too high? I’m sure this is all fleshed out in Matt’s books. I really need to find some time to sit down and read them. Thanks for replying.December 7, 2013 at 12:41 am #14156Matt StoneKeymaster
Fluids and electrolytes are just one piece of it @majorwest.
Eat for Heat is a short read and explains a few interesting concepts on that front. It should be running for free either in late December or early January. That will also be covered thoroughly in the eCourse coming to your inbox piece by piece.December 8, 2013 at 3:22 am #14164MichellvinParticipant
Never in the last 20 years of my life and beyond would I have thought to look at the combination (lack of really?) of my foods as a direct cause of most of my problems, then you go and blow my mind with THE biggest reason I’ve suffered from such a low body temp most of my life! Water! Water!!! Freakin water!!! Bueller?…..Bueller?….Bueller? Sorry for my 80’s reference but that’s how I feel, like I was clueless! I know for a fact in my early teens it hovered around 92 degrees. I’m pretty sure it was a combo of very stressful home life and just how ridiculous of a picky eater I was. Yet I was skinny because I mostly ate cereal and starches just not a lot. Started gaining weight after birth control pills that perpetuated yo-yo dieting and here came the 20 pounds that lead to 30 then 40. What lead me to you and your righteous ways was had a baby 2 years ago and everything changed about my body, it’s been hell, despite being very active but not crazy fiend active, breastfeeding, and making sure to eat enough food, not restricting what kind, just what I wanted from farm fresh to occasional cheeseburgers. Nothing, nada happened with my weight not one damn thing. Did I mention the water??? lol pretty sure I was drinking my weight in water a day! I love it I must confess, biggest problem was I became addicted at work water/soda kept me full while working a very active job not food no time for food! When I read the part in your book about nose dive at 3:00 I about fell on the floor! That’s me! This past Monday my body temp would get no higher than 95 ! Tonight 98.2 :) 3 days towards a re-boot, hope I have more good news to report soon. Love the newsletter, fan for life! Thank you for you, MichelleMarch 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm #15993earthgrrl64Participant
I love the newsletter Matt!
I especially love what Karen said!
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