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Body Temperature in Decline

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,...

Still Rethinking Hypothyroidism

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...

Rethinking Hypothyroidism Podcast

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...

Omega 6, Cytokines, and the Cortisol Loop

As we continue to explore the potential role that omega 6 fatty acid overload plays in the creation of the most major modern disease epidemics – such as asthma, allergies, autoimmune disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, it’s an appropriate time to closely examine one of Russ Farris’s Cortisol Schematics. Farris has been led to believe that the hormone cortisol,...

The Low-Carb Oops

For quite some time now I’ve been bashing the very simple idea that low-carbohydrate proponents get repeatedly tripped up on. Everyone from Barry Sears to Gary Taubes lives under the false idea that:1) Insulin is bad.2) Carbohydrates are bad because they cause temporary spikes in insulin levels.3) Eating too many carbohydrates over many years causes insulin to not work very well anymore,...