Monday, July 7, 2014

Low Body Temperature and Chronic Fatigue (CFS) and Degenerative Diseases

There are many theories as to the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Some say it is the effects of heavy metal and chemical toxicity. Some say it is chronic infections, while others say it is the side-effects from vaccines and the use of suppressive medicines such as acetaminophen, aspirin, and ibuprofen, still others say it is dysregulated hormones or the effects of emotional trauma.

It is my opinion that everyone is correct in the same way as the proverbial three blind men describing an elephant from the head, tail, and the side are correct in each one’s description but only from his unique vantage point. However, in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome there is one common overriding finding…low body temperature!

This post is the first of a series on the causes, ramifications, and possible treatment options of Low Body Temperature from whatever cause.

Almost EVERY person with type of chronic, degenerative illness has a low core temperature. Cancer, CFS, Fibromyalgia, MS, ALS, Lyme disease, heart disease, diabetes, and so many more are what are known as Cold/Sclerotic illnesses. As a society, we have largely moved away from the inflammatory illness associated with fevers.

There are very predictable problems seen in people with low body temperature and the profound importance of restoring and maintaining normal core body temperature. This is true not just in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but in every degenerative disease of our day.

Your core body temperature is the temperature taken under the tongue or armpit (add a degree if using the armpit). When human physiology books refer to the “normal” core body temperature it is presented as a range sometimes listed between 97.0-99.0°F . Understand that the “Normal Range” for temperature or even the normal ranges in blood tests are based upon the average person of our day. That is why “normal” changes periodically, because as our average population continues to get sicker the normal ranges must be adjusted. So in this discussion I am speaking about what is an optimal core body temperature – 97.6-98.6°F.

You have a definite problem if you are often below 97.0°F. If this is you, stay tuned for many more posts on this topic. Many people will say that you can fix this easily with this that or the other treatment, but it is often a very difficult and stubborn issue to correct because it is most often a manifestation of all the other problems going on in your body...not just your thyroid.

If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling call our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara to discuss the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. Visit our website, or call Kara at 316-686-5900 ext 1.

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