Just wondering about peoples experience with their body temperature and their tolerance to cold temperature when on ZC or VLC. Are there any warm bodied ZC or VLC people?
Rosedale basically says that low glucose results in a lower body temperature......and that this is a good thing (for healthy people: healthy adrenals and thyroid). http://drrosedale.com/blog/2011/11/22/is-the-term-safe-starches-an-oxymoron/
“Glucose scarcity (deficiency may be a misnomer) elicits an evolutionary response to perceived low fuel availability. This results in a shift in genetic expression to allow that organism to better survive the perceived famine…. As part of this genetic expression, and as part and parcel of nature’s mechanism to allow the maintenance of health and actually reduce the rate of aging, certain events will take place as seen in caloric restricted animals. These include a reduction in serum glucose, insulin, leptin, and free T3…The reduction in free T3 is of great benefit, reducing temperature, metabolic damage and decreasing catabolism…. We are not talking about a hypothyroid condition. It is a purposeful reduction in thyroid activity to elicit health”
Paul Jaminet basically agrees that low glucose results in a lower body temperature, tho he does not believe this to be such a good thing. http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/11/safe-starches-symposium-dr-ron-rosedale/
Plus there are anecdotes on this site on the subject, with people talking about feeling colder, cold hands, cold feet, cold nose etc or actual measured lower body temperatures.
But (the question), is this true for all people on ZC or VLC diets....are there any ZC/VLC’ers who did not experience this lowering in body temperature and their tolerance to cold temperatures did not get worse on ZC/VLC.