I've been tracking my body temperature (both oral and under-arm) for about a week. I don't seem to have consistent up's or downs. I have days where I am 95.3 oral all day, other days I'm 95 when I wake up, 97 after breakfast and back down to 95 an hour later after walking around buying groceries (and carrying them, up-hill, home). I was VLC for a while and found my skin was getting really dry and my energy level was dropping off. I added yams and some potatoes back in and it hasn't slowed my shrinkage (average 1-2" off belly and hips each month). I still occasionally have issues with hypoglycemia, but not relation to eating carbs. Adding yam, potato and some fruit actually helped.
Anyone have experience with this sort of thing?
P.S. - I'm certain I'm sensitive to both casein and gluten. Had a week long experiment where I had some milk and pizza and was not well for about 7-10 days.
Sounds like you have a thyroid or adrenal issue. If you take your temp in the morning when you wake up and it is low but consistent (within .2 of the day before), it's a thyroid issue, if it's inconsistent (high one day and low the next) it's adrenal related. You can also have both. I would look up Dr. Wilson, lots of good info on his site and charts so you can track your temps.
Last year I noticed I would get ridiculously cold after my runs, and I started taking my temperature. My average temps were 94-95, and after my runs dropped to 92-93. I went straight to the dr. who tested me for hashimotos (positive) and told me I had adrenal issues. Since then I am up to the 97s for the first time in 5 years, thanks to the paleo diet, rest and iodine.
I'd get checked out!
The dry skin and low energy hint at thyroid. Have you had it tested? One of the drs that became well-known for fighting CW in endocrinology wrote about low temp due to low rT3, the same rT3 that people talk about in the leptin sensitivity dicussions.
Carbohydrate restriction is known to decrease body temperature, so you may still be eating below an optimal level. I noticed that I wasn't at a comfortable body temperature until I was well over 150g a day, though the requirement is related to one's activity level. A selenium deficiency will also greatly decrease T3 and body temperature.
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