It just might save your life.
And it will definitely transform your body.
Even though you are currently alive, you may just be surviving. If you want to optimize your health, lose a few pounds, and have more energy…you need to THRIVE.
Since I don’t want to make any assumptions about your current state of health and it would take me a couple of hours to REALLY get to know your health and diet history, I thought I would give you a quick test to determine the speed of your metabolism.
A super-simple way for you to figure out if you’re resting metabolic rate is too low, causing you to burn fewer calories and leading to hormonal weight gain? Researchers may have found a way to do just that.
Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is defined by a constellation of interconnected physiological, biochemical, clinical, and metabolic factors that directly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and all cause mortality. Insulin resistance, visceral adiposity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, endothelial dysfunction, genetic susceptibility, elevated blood pressure, hypercoagulable state, and chronic stress are the several factors which constitute the syndrome.
Maybe you haven’t been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, but you may have one of the major symptoms of developing metabolic syndrome, hypothyroidism, or a slow metabolism.
According to a study published in the American Clinical and Climatological Journal lower body temperature is associated with weight gain and a slowed metabolic rate.
In another study written in Chronobiology International, researchers looked at the core body temperature of obese people, compared to slim, healthy people. Obese people were much more likely to have a reduced temperature, the researchers found. And they say this ‘biological handicap’ can actually predispose some people to becoming obese.
What causes low body temperature?
The most common cause is poor thyroid and/or adrenal function. Another very common cause is hormonal imbalance – especially low progesterone or estrogen dominance in women or low testosterone in men.
When the body temperature is low, the body cannot maintain its homeostasis/balance in the way it was designed. The actions of enzymes, vitamins, minerals and essential body chemicals become “depressed”.
One important factor that decides this temperature is the base metabolic rate of a body, which is the rate at which we burn calories and use up our energy stores.
A low body temperature creates a happy home for viruses and chronic infections, and is a sign of degeneration and gradual cellular death.
By taking your body temperature at different times of day, especially before and after meals you can get a good idea of how healthy and fast your metabolic rate.
The 30-Second Test
The ideal core body temperature is considered to be around 98.6°. Many women are walking around with a significantly lower body temperature suggesting they have weakened thyroid function and a slower metabolism.
The simple test to measure your metabolic health is to take your temperature with a thermometer. Put the thermometer in your mouth to take the reading. You can take your basal body temperature by putting it in your mouth in the same location every morning and after meals. Keep it in your mouth for several seconds to allow the thermometer to get an accurate reading.
Best times to take temperature:
1.) Upon waking in bed and lying down
2.) 20 min after each meal and snack.
3.) Prior to going to bed
Anything below 97.5 indicates low thyroid function and a slow metabolism.
Anything below 98.6 indiciates adrenal dysfunction/cortisol dysregulation.
The bottom line: This is definitely a neat, easy trick for estimating what your current level of metabolic health is and whether you should be on higher alert for developing metabolic syndrome. But you should still follow the advice of many nutritionists that recommend a diet free of inflammatory foods.
If you aren’t aware of the 7 biggest metabolism killing foods that are slowing down your body temperature and metabolic rate putting you at risk for developing metabolic syndrome, you should head over the next page to learn how to avoid these.