Fifty years ago, Dr. Broda Barnes discovered that the body temperature is an indicator about waking activities. He particularly emphasized the body temperature immediately after waking up. In his book he explained the thyroid gland as well as a variety of problems and diseases that may occur in the event that the thyroid gland is not working properly. Doctor Barnes has created a home test that you can do in the warmth of your home. It is easy and fast and you’ll learn how your thyroid gland is working.
Before going to bed, take a thermometer and shake it well. Temperature on it has to be 35 °.
Once you get up, immediately put the thermometer under the armpit. Hold the thermometer for ten minutes. When you read the result, write it down. This result is known as the “early morning basal temperature”. Normal temperature is between 36.5 and 36.8.
Note that because of infectious diseases and in women with menstruation, the temperature can vary. Do the test only when you are completely healthy.
The test results
Your thyroid operates normally if the temperature is between 36.5 and 36.8.
In case you find the temperature is below 36.5, then it is a reduced work of the thyroid (hypothyroidism). Keep in mind that depression, lack of energy, fatigue, infections, chronic headaches, lack of memory and concentration, hair loss are all symptoms of reduced thyroid.
If the temperature is higher than 36.8, the work of the thyroid is accelerating (hyperthyroidism) or infection in the body.
This test is recommended to be conducted three days in a row if you want accurate results.
In case you find the temperature is above or below the normal range, consult with your doctor.
Good liver function, stress-free life, selenium, vitamin A, cortisol, magnesium and vitamin B are very important for the good functioning of the thyroid.