August 20, 2013 at 7:51 pm #11813joieParticipant
My husband and I have been “eating for heat” for about 2 months now. My temperature goes up and down rapidly day-to-day and throughout any given day. I can wake up with a low temperature and then be up to mid 99s by the afternoon. My husband, however, has a steady 98.6 temperature, with maybe .1 degree variability. What causes this? Why the difference?
That’s my main question for now, but for those of you who are interested, here’s a little introduction (seems self-indulgent but I love reading everyone else’s):
I have been struggling with my health for about 5 years now. Each decline in health was actually preceded by a period of restrictive eating (in hindsight). The worse I got, the more restrictive I became, the worse I got. In the pursuit of health, I have been on the following diets: vegetarian, low carb, dukan, paleo, slow carb, GAPS, bulletproof, elimination and probably more.
I was totally humbled when I started eating the food like a normal human being – and feeling better. I have gained some weight but I’m remarkably okay with it, because of all the good things (increased libido, clearer skin, decreased anxiety, being warm, etc). I actually feel better about myself.
We are in the process of selling all of our possessions and going to do some long-term travel. We can work remotely, do some volunteer work and live in a warm climate – something we have dreamed about for years.
Okay, thanks for reading! And thanks for all the valuable information on this site and forum!August 20, 2013 at 8:09 pm #11815
Circadian variation is normal. Usually lowest in morning & late evening, highest in late afternoon/early evening.
If you’ve got 99 at midday, that’s a good sign. How low in the morning is the remaining question? I’ve been told by others on the forum that if it’s high-97s or better, you’re in good shape or well on your way.August 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm #11877joieParticipant
@mighty m – Thank you. I guess I just shouldn’t worry about it. My husband is always 98.4 – 98.8 and I’m 98.2 – 99.6 so we’re both doing well. It’s just funny that my range is so much bigger.August 21, 2013 at 5:56 pm #11880
Very impressive!August 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm #12036jilldParticipant
Hey there … I have tried taking my temp under the arm and get a lower reading (in the morning) than I get if I do it anally. So, which one is right? …. thanks Jill
August 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm #12039
- This reply was modified 9 years, 5 months ago by jilld.
You can expect underarm to be about 1/2 degree lower than oral. Don’t know about anal.
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