August 4, 2013 at 7:30 am #10825
Hi to all who are reading…
Question – So while I’m attempting to raise temps by eating copious amounts of everything, in that in between time will I be promoting and amplifying the increased possibility of… tooth cavities, high blood pressure, joint pain, bloating, digestive issues, depression, constipation and anything else that accompanies a defunct metabolism?
If it takes, say, one year to raise temps to a normal range, exactly how much damage can you do to your body and is it reversible?
Thank you to anyone that takes the time to replyAugust 4, 2013 at 10:28 am #10845Matt StoneKeymaster
It shouldn’t take more than a few weeks to get your temperatures up. You shouldn’t see a worsening of any of those in the short-term except hypertension and digestive issues. But those are temporary.August 4, 2013 at 11:46 pm #10878
Thanks yet again.
I did an introduction phase of 3 weeks and have now been on it full tilt for the last 4 weeks…with no shift in basal body temperature. I’m gathering by your response above that this is not normal.
Back to the good old drawing board I guess.
Thanks!August 5, 2013 at 8:43 am #10889saisriceParticipant
Hi snowdrop, taking your temperature is only one way to monitor your progress so I wouldn’t get too discouraged if you’re not seeing an improvement right away. Are you seeing any other changes? Better sleep, less dry skin, less hair falling out, more energy, more sex drive…
Also, eating more food is only one component in raising your metabolism and getting your health back but there are other important components such as getting enough sleep and lowering stress. How are you doing on those fronts? Also, are you watching your fluid intake? For me in the beginning I only drank things with calories and that really helped. Also, I’ve really added in a LOT of salt. Sometimes I just eat it plain. I also make sure to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night and have made mindfulness meditation a part of my life.August 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm #10940
Thanks Saisrice. I basically feel like a sexed up zombie at the moment. My libido has kicked in but my energy levels are floored. I went for a 20 min casual stroll yesterday, sat down on the couch, only to wake up an hour later.
I have low stress in my life and sleep heaps. I drink mostly bone broth and raw milk. I have always craved tons of salt and have even upped my intake so much that Im getting complaints at the dinner table – it tastes completely normal to me.
However, I do tend to get extremely thirsty at around 7-8 pm, nothing seems to quench it other than water. Do you think I should try not to drink the water even know I feel like I’m going to die? Maybe just have some milk or something and see how it goes?
What would you recommend?
Thanks!August 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm #10942
Oh! I have also started getting hot flashes, especially after eating gummy lollies. Which up until a couple of weeks ago I had been avoiding, trying to stick to the natural stuff mostly in the form of dried fruit.August 6, 2013 at 10:06 am #10962FinngarianParticipant
Have you taken your temp during one of those flashes? I’ll bet it’s a bit higher… good to see your body starting to respond! I’d get warm in fits and starts too in the beginning, I felt like a car trying to start, lolAugust 12, 2013 at 11:38 pm #11341
Finngarian, are you saying that the hot flashes are a good thing? I’m not completely taxing my adrenals? I keep trying to catch my flash with the thermometer but haven’t been able to. My hot flash frequency has eased up making it a bit harder. I will report back if I can catch it…
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