Frequently, people ask how to test for hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue. Especially if they had labwork and the results said they were “fine”. There is way to get immediate insight about possibly hypothyroidsim and adrenal fatigue without all the expensive lab work. By immediate, I mean today, this week. How? Check your body temperature!
Dr. Broda Barnes and Dr. James Wilson explain how to test thyroid and adrenals through body temperature precisely. Checking your body temp at 3pm (when the body is at it’s warmest) will give you quick insight. Here is what the temps mean (generally):
Low Temperature (below 98.4) means a possible low thyroid problem
Fluctuating Temperature (more than 0.2 degrees per day) means possible adrenal fatigue
Low and Fluctuating Temperature means low thyroid and adrenals
Use a good digital thermometer, or an old fashion glass thermometer for accuracy. With a glass thermometer, first shake down below 95 degrees for a proper reading (some of us are as low as 95 degrees before treatment!). Hopefully this will help you figure out if you need treatment.
Disclaimer: Of course discuss all treatments with a medical professional. But find a doctor who listens to you!