A normal temperature is critical for good health. Thyroid symptoms may not improve until body temperature improves. A low body temperature is a strong indication that there may be something wrong that could be fixed, such as fatigue, headaches, migraines, PMS and irregular periods, easy weight gain, depression, irritability, fluid retention, anxiety and panic attacks, hair loss, poor memory and concentration, low sex drive, unhealthy nails, dry skin and hair, cold intolerance, heat intolerance, low motivation, low ambition, insomnia, allergies, acne, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, odd swallowing sensations, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, muscle and joint aches, slow healing and easy bruising, sweating abnormalities, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, itchiness, ringing of the ears, flushing, bad breath, dry eyes and blurred vision, and more.
All of our bodily functions are the result of chemical reactions that are catalyzed by enzymes. Without proper enzyme function, the chemical reactions will either take place too sluggishly, or not at all. The function of every enzyme depends on its shape for its activity, and its shape depends on it temperature.
Persistently low temperatures typically come on or worsen after severe stressors such as childbirth, divorce, death of a loved one, job or family stress, surgery or accidents. The body slows down and the body temperature drops in response to the stress and is supposed to recover once the stress is over, but sometimes it doesn’t. When the temperature does not recover, this results in the condition Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome (WTS).
The first thing patients with WTS can try is changing their current conditions. Anything that can enhance patients’ physical or emotional well-being has a chance of turning their WTS around. A few examples are eliminating as much physical and emotional stress as possible, moderate exercise for 15 minutes two to four times per day, small frequent meals that are high in protein and low in carbohydrates, avoiding wheat and refined sugar products, getting plenty of rest, staying hydrated by drinking of plenty of water.
Classically, WTS is a persistent but reversible slowing of the metabolism, often brought on by the stress of illness, injury or emotional trauma, often worsened in stages with subsequent stress, characterized by a low body temperature and classic low-thyroid-like symptoms, often corrected with a special thyroid treatment even though thyroid blood tests are often normal. About 80% of WTS sufferers are women.
Because people often recover even when all tests (blood, slivary, urinary or otherwise) are completely normal. The regulation of the metabolism involves part of the brain, the pituitary gland, the thyroid gland, and conversion of thyroid hormones in the tissues of the body. The metabolism is regulated to maintain a normal body temperature and to prevent low-thyroid-type symptoms. If the body temperature is too low and a person’s suffering from low-thyroid-type symptoms there’s a good change that there’s something wrong with the metabolism.
Decades ago, doctors discovered a thyroid disease, hypothyroidism, that causes low body temperatures and low-thyroid-like symptoms, required thyroid treatment for life, shows up on thyroid blood tests. In the late 1980’s, Dr. Wilson discovered a health problem, Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome, that causes low body temperatures and low-thyroid-like symptoms, doesn’t require treatment for life, but usually only for a few months, doesn’t show up on thyroid blood tests and responds well to a special thyroid treatment known as Wilson’s T3 Protocol (WT3).
Patients can have normal TSH and T4 levels and still respond well to the WT3 protocol. Further, people can have normal results on the following tests: Total T3 (TT3), Free T3 (FT3), Total T4 (TT4) and Reverse T3 (RT3), and still respond well to T3 therapy. Additionally, even people with high T3 and/or low RT3 may respond extremely well to the WT3 protocol.
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