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jayhawkmom

Low Body Temperature - Thyroid?

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Ok, I know this has been discussed before, but I'm curious - what does ones body temperature have to do with thyroid function??

Due to various reasons, I've been to the doctor more than my fair share this past month. I was just there yesterday, in fact, for the 3rd time this year. And, each and every time... my temperature has not been above 97.5 degrees.

Now, as a former "NFP'er" - I've temp charted for years... but have not done so since becoming pregnant with my 3rd child back in November of 2005. But, even then... my temps were consistently lower than normal. But, I've had my thyroid checked before, and it's always been "just fine."

What other reason would there be for a consistently low temperature??


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Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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I'm an NFPer and used to teach it ... for seven years. Low temp was an indication of low thyroid. Adrenals can also be involved. Sometimes it's "subclinically" low. In my experience, I found that most people who had low temps restricted their salt, but I know that's not always the case, even though it was in my years of teaching.

Google Dr. Broda Barnes. He pioneered the research on thyroid and temperatures.


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Low temps are a good indicator of low Thyroid. It has all been documented by Broda Barnes and older Drs. Seems a forgotten science these days.

'Fine' is not a result. Its your Drs personal interpretation of a result. There are no black and whites in blood tests. There are borderline readings, changing border ranges, different ranges between labs, and also - did he do all the tests ??? You can have a normal TSH and still be HypoThyroid as dx by Free T3 levels or Free T4 levels, or Thyroid Antibodies being present.


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My actual thyroid test results have always been in "normal range." Every year as part of normal lab work, my thyroid is tested, as well as blood sugar (as I have a STRONG history of diabetes in my family), CBC, Cholesterol - all that stuff. Thus far, all of my testing has been "normal" based on the lab interpretation, not my doctors.

I'm due to have my annual blood work done in April.

I'm going to go look up the mentioned doctor.


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Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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I have a thyroid disease and they just found my sister's tyroid to have problems after her 3rd blood test. My temp always runs low, in the 97's. So when it is up in the 98's, I have a feaver. I am always cold and tired. I get my blood work checked often, but the Dr. always states the numbers are fine, but I think not, but, what do you do.

If you do have a thyroid problem, it may take a few tests to find. Do you have other symptoms such as being tired, cold, brittle hair?

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Do you have other symptoms such as being tired, cold, brittle hair?

No, not really. I mean... I'm cold a lot of times, but not so much that I walk around shivering. My hair isn't brittle in the least, and I'm usually exhausted because I have 3 kids... but not "sleepy exhausted" like I've expended more energy than I'm physically able to expend.

What are some other symptoms?? Where's a good comprehensive, yet "dummy style-reading" site??

Thank you!!!


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A very common reason for low body temp.

An excerpt from a lecture given by a Dr. who is probably the best and most well known in the world as far as mercury detoxification...

As we know, mercury has an effect on each enzyme system in the body and the immune system is dependent on functional sub-systems.

So every aspect of the immune system is down - we talked about the infections, cancer, autoimmune disorders; and there is some systemic effect to look at - headaches, allergies, skin illnesses; thyroid - usually it is a hypo-thyroid condition caused by migrated mercury, migrated from the teeth, to the connective tissue into the thyroid. A very key symptom is cold hands and cold feet - in the morning you get into your car and the car is cold and drive for fifteen or twenty minutes and it takes ten minutes for the car to warm up; but it takes your hands then another hour afterwards to warm up. That's mercury toxicity until proven otherwise.

The autonomic nervous system injury from the mercury toxin is very serious and the ANS cannot respond properly to cold input or heat input; it has these delayed responses. It contracts the blood vessels; they don't open up for another hour even though your car is getting warm within ten minutes, your hands should get warm in ten minutes. That's a symptom that's almost predictably disappearing when you detox somebody for mercury.


Rachel

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A very common reason for low body temp.

An excerpt from a lecture given by a Dr. who is probably the best and most well known in the world as far as mercury detoxification...

Rachel - that was really interesting. How do you detox for mercury?


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Rachel - that was really interesting. How do you detox for mercury?

Its not something that I would even attempt w/out the help of a very knowledgeable Dr.

I've pretty much known for the entire 4 years I've been sick that mercury played a big role in all thats happened to me.

I never could find a Dr. to help me and I wasnt about to try to mess around with supplements or anything like that. I've done enough research to realize that its better left to a professional.

I think people who arent sick can take cilantro or chlorrela (sp?) to detox but once you're sick and have alot of issues....I dont think its a good idea to try to detox on your own.

I'm already sick and I could just end up moving the mercury around but not really eliminating it....just kind of "re-distributing" it around my body....making things worse. So...I just left it alone....also I did not have any real evidence or proof that I truelly was mercury toxic.

All I knew was that I got sick right after a dentist messed with my amalgams....I was normal prior to that and 8 weeks later I was off work on disability....totally messed up....and noone could figure out why. Eventually all of my body systems became affected but my hormones have all been out of whack from the start. After about 6 months was when I started really having problems with foods and now cant eat hardly anything.

Anyways....now I have good Dr.'s and they are telling me I've got heavy metal issues...mostly mercury....so I'll be going through detox. I also have some infections going on (bacteria, candida, mold, at least one parasite). Some of these things might have been present in my body before I had the dental work....but I wasnt sick from anything until after I got exposed to alot of mercury. Alot of pathogens are opportunistic so even though we all might have some....they dont make us sick until the conditions are right for them to do so. Like candida....we all have it....but it doesnt get out of control unless something goes wrong to weaken the immune system.

This is from the same lecture...

When you have mercury toxicity, you get viral infections, or fungal infections, or bacterial infections. The metals change the natural milieu - it renders the own immune system ineffective and now viruses, fungi and bacteria can grow in the disturbed environment.

The symptoms that we often experience are the symptoms caused actually by the parasites, by the viruses, fungi, by the bacteria, but the underlying cause is the mercury deposits in the tissues.

The Dr. speaking is Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.....he's very well-known in the world of Autism and Lyme Disease....and he's one of the leading experts in the world on mercury detoxification.

I'm fortunate in that I got set up to see a Dr. who was trained by him....had a 2 year apprenticeship working with him and extensive training in mercury detox.

It turns out that everything I'd suspected is actually whats going on with me.....but I didnt realize how intertwined everything would be....or that I could have all of these things going on at once.

As far as food intolerance....he says this...

GI effects - the whole list of food sensitivities - : that's been the big joke in our family of practitioners, when you do a food allergy diagnosis with a mercury patient, you are going to have out of 600 foods that you test, they are going to be allergic to 485 or 520.; there are very few foods left. The route that everybody else is going down is to leave the foods away. We detox the patient and let them eat what they want to eat. Because you will see that when you detox the patient that one food after another drops off the list of allergic foods.

This is me....I have that many food intolerances. I can eat less than 5 foods right now.

One of my very first symptoms to develop was an inability to stay warm. Suddenly I had the heater on all the time and layers and layers of clothes. This was not normal for me...I had hyperthyoid and was always warm...never cold. Even at this time my thyroid was overactive....yet I couldnt stay warm anymore.

I think I'm a severe case than most people....I was getting exposed to alot of mercury very rapidly....it took only 8 weeks to disable me enough that I couldnt go to work anymore.

I think we are all vulnerable...it just doesnt ususally happen so dramatically...its more subtle.

I dont want to "hijack" this thread so if you would like to read the Dr.'s entire lecture about mercury and its effects on the body, detox methods, etc...I have it posted here.... post #12633

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...36&st=12630


Rachel

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