Dr. Broda Barnes, the doctor who was far ahead of his time, even 50 years ago discovered that the temperature of the body is a good indicator of thyroid activity, in particular body temperature immediately after waking up.
He wrote a book about thyroid activity with a description of the various problems and illnesses that may occur due to reduced activity of this important organ.
He also developed and simple home test that can be applied to check the status of your thyroid.
Before going to bed, take a thermometer and shake it well – be sure that the temperature in it is lower than 35C.
The next morning, upon waking, place the thermometer under the armpit. Make sure that there are no clothes between the thermometer and the arm. Leave the thermometer for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, read the results and immediately write it down. The result is known as “early morning basal temperature”. Normal temperature is between 36.5 and 36.8.
The temperature may vary due to infectious disease in women who have periods. It is therefore recommended to make this test if you are healthy and you are not in the menstrual period.
The test results:
- If your temperature is between 36.5 and 36.8, your thyroid gland is working normally.
- If the temperature is below 36.5, then it is about reduced work of the thyroid. The symptoms of reduced thyroid function are: depression, lack of energy, fatigue, infections, chronic headaches, lack of memory and concentration, loss of hair, etc.
- If the temperature is higher than 36.8, it is about the accelerated work of thyroid or infection in the body.
It is recommended to repeat the test for 3 days.
If your temperature is above or below the normal range, we suggest you consult a conventional or alternative doctor to further confirm the diagnosis and get professional advice.
What is necessary for good thyroid?
For the proper functioning of the thyroid essential is: good liver, stress-free life, selenium, vitamin A, cortisol, magnesium and vitamin B.