Don't get me wrong, it's a great relief to not be a sweaty mess half the time, like I was before, but now I don't seem to be producing a drop of sweat, even when exercising? Is this something to be concerned about?
This would be a problem if you are overheating. If you are not overheating, then you may not have needed the sweat yet. Keep an eye on this. In extreme situations you should still sweat. If not, be ready to put water on yourself to take the place of the sweat and cool yourself down, and then see a doctor about it. However, if you are exercising and not sweating and feel fine, then I think you are fine. If you start to seriously overheat, you will feel sick and know something is not right. At that point, stop and add water to yourself if you suspect overheating. I've known people who actually do not have the ability to sweat and they have to be very careful about overheating in hot environments and during heavy exercise. However, I myself do not sweat much unless it is BOTH hot out and I am exercising heavily. I don't seem to sweat much if I'm exercising but it's cool out.
My need to sweat went down a little, returned when my effort went up.
Did you lose alot of weight? It could be as simple as no longer excessively insulated.
Alternately it could be a sign of less inflammation, which is a great thing!
Here again is the symptom of paleos not drinking enough water because they eat til satiated and they don't get the thirsty pang feeling. I have to constantly remind myself to drink water.
Take you weight in pounds, divide by two...the result is the amount of water in ounces to drink in water. I add 25% to my number. Keeps the body flushed out and sweating is also a process of removing toxins and is a process of cooling the body.
I'm starting to think I have an iodine deficiency. Recently my skin has been really dry. It's always been on the dry side, but it seems worse. It also seems to be looking a little bit "older". I'm a woman, and we tend to sweat less, but it takes a big effort to get me to break a sweat. I don't use table salt, I use himalayan pink, cook almost everything we eat at home from scratch, but I use my salt relatively liberally. I was looking at my last blood work (02/2010) and my thyroid numbers did seem a tad weird, though I'm no doctor. TSH hypersensitive was 3.29 squiggleIU/ml (high?), t3uptake 36.9%, t4 7.2squiggle g/dl, thyroxine index free 2.7 %
I'm really not sure how to calculate my iodine needs/intake. What I've started to do is eat a leaf of kombu daily (only 2 days so far) to kind of gradually up my iodine intake. Is this an appropriate way to navigate this situation? I've read that supplementing with iodine can be a little drastic on the system so I've been thinking adding a bit of kombu daily would be a relatively benign way to start, ideas (any insight would be much appreciated)?