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Low body temperature

#1 Postby Jay » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:37 pm

My wife just got a digital thermometer and her temp on three measurements was 98.7, 98.1 and 98.1. Mine were 95.6 and 94.2. What's that about? I've heard vegans can have lower body temps. I don't get cold though. I mean it's snowing and I'm wearing shorts all day. Pretty low temp though......

In the first 30 years of my life (eating meat) I was right around 98.6.

Health has been great though lately. Best I've felt in years.

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#2 Postby Jay » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:47 pm

Tried again and got 96.3. Maybe not a very good thermometer. It's ten dollars and beeps when the temp stabilizes.

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#3 Postby SeaSiren » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:53 pm

I'm 96.8, and have been for some years....freaky huh?

So for me (and you) to have a "fever" it doesn't take much.

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#4 Postby Jay » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:09 am

I was thinking it ought to be a good thing. Like we're not burning ourselves up as quick so we'll live longer.....(women generally have lower temps and live longer (I'm male)) but I just did a search and there's a bunch of sites that say very negative things about having a low body temp. Brain fog, hypothyroidism, 97 - 95 / 36.1 - 35.0: Brain Fog: Coordination declines, mental horizon shrinks.
http://www.mall-net.com/mcs/coldbody.html
I think it sounds like crap though. Or at least not really relevant to me....

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#5 Postby Kathryn » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:57 am

I just don't see how every single human being can have the exact same "normal" temperature of 98.5. We are all individuals, with different physiology.

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#6 Postby madcat » Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:14 am

I could see how a low temp could give you “brain fog”…. The lower the temp the slower things happen on a cellular level. But it should make you live longer for the same reason. I think you should check your temp with a different thermometer to see if it says the same thing. If you do normally have a low temp you should really know for sure so if you get sick you can tell your doctor what is normal for you.

It is also a good idea for any one with pets to find out what their normal temps are. Back when I had my horse she got sick and I called the vet and they wanted to know what her temp was normally and I didn’t have a clue because I had never thought about taking it until then.

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#7 Postby Crash » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:25 pm

Kathryn wrote:I just don't see how every single human being can have the exact same "normal" temperature of 98.5. We are all individuals, with different physiology.

I agree. A dr once told me that not everyone's normal body temperature is 98.6 -- it can be higher or lower per each individual's physiology. I also agree with madcat that you may want to try a different thermometer to make sure the one you are currently using is accurate. :)
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Re: Low body temperature

#8 Postby _raVen_ » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:24 pm

Jay wrote:...
Health has been great though lately. Best I've felt in years.


Must be the chips and chocolate.

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#9 Postby Jay » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:57 pm

LOL. I have been eating better though lately. I drink a large fruit smoothy every single day. And eat oatmeal every single day. I think the workout I'm doing also has me feeling good.

I do eat chips and choco a lot though.

I've been researching this low body temp thing online and I cannot find anything good to be said about it at all. :cry:

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#10 Postby _raVen_ » Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:40 pm

Got an answer from Dr. Fuhrman, Jay.


"Low body temperature (in the light of normal thyroid tests) is related to a slower metabolic rate and may be a sign of slower aging. There is no such thing as a blood pressure too low, unless it is caused by a failing heart. Healthy people with good elastic and youthful vessels have childhood blood pressures which is another sign of a long life. You are going to be around a long long time. Good for you."

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#11 Postby RawFigure » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:04 am

Mine is always 96.2-6 and it is normal for me. My Dr says many people are like this. If I have 98.6 ..I have a fever !

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#12 Postby Over40 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:42 am

Is where mine was last time I went in. In "Beyond the 120 Year Diet" Roy Walford indicates that a lower calorie diet will reduce body temperature. I am just making a guess here, but I assume that a lower calorie diet, or a vegetable based diet take less energy to digest and metabolize than a meat based diet. Therefore, keeping the body temperature at a lower level.

And if that doesn't sound like psuedo-science (my take on it), I don't know what else does! :lol:

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#13 Postby compassionategirl » Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:22 pm

Hey Jon, nice to see you back on the boards!!!
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#14 Postby Over40 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:54 pm

compassionategirl wrote:Hey Jon, nice to see you back on the boards!!!


Thanks, it is good to be back.

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#15 Postby offense74 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:15 am

I'm always hot....Nomatter what my body temperature is.
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