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Fibromyalgia: A Disease of Low Metabolism

1. Preface Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by pain, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety and many other problematic symptoms. According to statistics, it afflicts approximately 2-5 percent of the human population and is more common in women than men. The Medical community seems to see the syndrome in a somewhat narrow way. They usually recognize that the syndrome often...

Thyroid Hormones and Heart Disease

I’ve mentioned the connection between metabolic rate and heart disease many times in my books and elsewhere. Now, an intelligent Finnish researcher, Vladimir Heiskanen (also known as Valtsu),?has written a short Bible on the topic that I am very proud to have featured at 180DegreeHealth. Let there be no doubt that metabolic rate is a primary factor in heart disease causation and prevention...

Janie Bowthorpe Fail

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://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...

Ancel Keys and The Biology of Human Starvation

What a read. It’s finally over. Returned to the local library and being sent back from whence it came. As most of you know, I’ve been working hard to get through this 2-volume, 1300 page opus peering into the physiological aspects of human starvation. I did so for two primary reasons:The first reason is that during starvation the basal body temperature drops, and a long list of...

Checking Basal Body Temperature

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...