Recently in my quest to determine the status of my adrenal function and just overall health status, I learned about using body temperature recordings as a free and convenient means to make this determination. There are a few websites advocating this method, but the most detailed I could find is this: http://www.drrind.com/therapies/metabolic-temperature-graph#directions
All you do is record your body temperature 3 times per day, 3 hours apart, starting 3 hours after you wake up, using a standard digital thermometer that you can buy for a few bucks at any drug store. The recommended location for the recording is under the tongue, since it is the most accurate. According to Dr. Rind from the above website, if taken every day for several weeks, this information is an accurate reflection of one's general metabolic functioning and is diagnostic for several of the most common and disabling metabolic disorders like adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, Type 2 diabetes, etc. I have done the recordings daily for about 10 days now, and they indicate that I have hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue, both of which I have suspected having for some time.
Does anyone here have any experience with this diagnostic method, and even if you haven't, what is your opinion on it? I think it provides some useful information, although I think it is best if a doctor or other health practitioner who has expertise in this area interprets the recordings. Maybe some of you can do the recordings and report back the results just to test the validity of it.