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This appears to be a pro-survival adaptation, lowering metabolic processes to deal with famines and other problems of food availability, at the expense of some enzymatic efficiency. Under normal circumstances, the body resumes normal functioning when food supply is restored and/or stress removed.
The disadvantage, is that not all enzymatic pathways operate at optimal rates during this temporary low nutrition period.
In a portion of the population, once the body has entered this
"conservation state", it may stay there for years. If the state persists
too long, chronic fatigue, allergy and immunological problems, and other
"poorly defined" health complaints may become common. This state may be
reset with proper therapy, as noted in the book and outlined below.
Most susceptible people include:
Using an accurate mercury thermometer, such as an ovulation thermometer
found in many drugstores, (NOT an electronic thermometer,) take your
temperature every three hours
beginning three hours after getting up. Average the
readings over several normal days. (No periods, colds, etc.) If average
body temperature is one or more degrees below normal, you may have
Wilson's Syndrome. (Other conditions may also cause low
body temperature. Some say one only needs to be half a degree below
normal before many of the symptoms become evident. See also
A Subjective Temperature Scale for
possible behavioral effects.)
Most susceptible people include:
(The problems with electronic thermometers involve the manner in which they sample the temperature. They can produce readings that are nearly half a degree low OR high due to sampling errors. A mercury thermometer averages the temperature. A digital thermometer samples the temperature at specific intervals. If one interval corresponds to the pulse of hot blood from the core of the body, the reading wil be high. If all the intervals occur shortly before those pulses, the readings will be low. The ones which beep, do so when some small number of readings have shown the same temperature. See also Observations in the coldbody.html page.) Note that Wilson;s syndrome is a controversial diagnosis, and not all endocrinologists will agree with the methods used. Also, not all thyroid supplements are alike. Some can aggravate Wilson's Syndrome.
The late Dr. Cathcart repored success testing this theraputic approach on a
select group of patients.
This author was able to use biofeedback to learn how to adjust his body temperature.
Related issues would include a greater need to evaluate and avoid
conditions in which sudden or heavy energy expenditures would likely be
required, fostering a life long habituation favoring deeper thought.
This may have some bearing in the observation that intelligent people
seem to have more allergy problems than less intelligent people.
See The Cold Body Page, coldbody.html, for
and additional references.
Treatment protocol involves cycling body temperature up to the normal
range using the proper thyroid supplements, then cycling the supplements
down again. Note that using the wrong ratios of T3 to T4 can exacerbate
syndrome. This cycling is repeated several times till the body temperature
remains (latches up) at the normal level after discontinuing thyroid
supplements. Typically, this may take three or four cycles. In difficult
cases, it has taken as many as eleven or twelve cycles.
This author discovered that his "latch point" was 98.8, and that the
calmness needed for his professional "deep thought" type programming and
systems analysis was not there much above 98.4 degrees. Other means of
regulating to about 98.0 - 98.3 are being attempted. this may well be
because the author spent most of his childhood and adult years at between
95 to 96.8 degrees, resulting in the brain being organized to run at that
Given that the brain is a time domain analog system, rather than a
voltage domain binary system like modern computers, it is possible that
the lower neural firing speeds inherent in lower body temperatures may
give the brain more time domain variability to use for storing
information. This is a trade-off for depth v.s. rapidity of response.
This is preliminary information, a book review. This document should not be construed as medical advice.
Pure Speculation --
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The late Dr. Cathcart repored success testing this theraputic approach on a select group of patients. This author was able to use biofeedback to learn how to adjust his body temperature.
Related issues would include a greater need to evaluate and avoid conditions in which sudden or heavy energy expenditures would likely be required, fostering a life long habituation favoring deeper thought.
This may have some bearing in the observation that intelligent people seem to have more allergy problems than less intelligent people.
See The Cold Body Page, coldbody.html, for observations, information, and additional references.